SEVEN HILLS, Ohio
Theft, Vezber Drive: On Nov. 9, Vezber Drive residents came to the police station to report a theft.
An officer talked to the couple, who said in May they had a Cleveland man at the house to discuss installing an in-ground pool in the backyard.
After a contract was signed, the residents gave the contractor a down payment of $21,000 in cash. The man said the work would be finished by the middle of September.
After learning a sundeck was no longer available, the couple selected another option in anticipation of the work starting in August.
Over the next two months the couple contacted the contractor 15 times. He always had a different excuse for the delay.
In October, the residents talked directly to the pool supply company, which said the kit was waiting for payment and pickup.
That’s when the couple told the contractor they wanted