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Police Reports for the week of Aug. 10

Published: August 10, 2016 3:58 PM
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Macedonia
Traffic
Driver cited for window tint, marijuana: A patrolman cited a 26-year-old Cleveland man for possession of marijuana and driving a vehicle with excessive window tint on Route 8 at the Interstate 271 split July 23 around 11:40 p.m. The patrolman stopped the man after a license plate check showed the vehicle’s owner had a suspended license. The man said the car belonged to his girlfriend. The patrolman said he smelled marijuana in the vehicle and asked the driver and his passenger to get out and searched the car, according to the report. The patrolman found 7 grams of marijuana and cited the man through Macedonia Mayor’s Court.
• Three arrested after police find them in stolen car: A patrolman stopped a 21-year-old Cleveland man on Route 82 near Summer Road around 12:30 a.m. July 24 after a check of the vehicle’s license plate showed the plate was registered to a different type of vehicle. The officer reported the driver had also driven across lane lines while traveling down the road. The Cleveland man initially gave police the wrong name and was later found to be driving under suspension, according to the report. A passenger in the vehicle gave the officer the vehicle’s registration from the glove box and police determined the car had been reported stolen in Cleveland, the report states.
One of the other passengers, a 20-year-old Twinsburg woman, was found to have a small amount of marijuana and was cited. Another passenger, a 23-year-old Bedford man, was found to have a warrant for his arrest from an area parole authority and was held on his warrant. The driver was charged with receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony, and misdemeanor charges of falsification, possession of drugs, driving under suspension, failing to drive within marked lanes and driving with fictitious plates.
Citizen’s tip leads to OVI arrest: A patrolman responding to a tip regarding a possible drunk driver stopped a 27-year-old Tallmadge man around midnight July 9 on I-271 northbound near Route 8 after seeing the driver move across lanes in the road and fail to signal a lane change. The patrolman said he saw an open can of beer in the car’s center console, along with a bag of marijuana. The officer reported the Tallmadge man had slurred and stuttered speech and had 13 open driver’s license suspensions.
According to the report, the man became disorderly and fought when he and an Oakwood police officer attempted to handcuff him. He later kicked the windows inside the cruiser and assistance was needed to get him out of the cruiser at the police station, according to the report. He was charged with OVI, possession of marijuana, an open container violation, resisting arrest, driving under suspension, failure to signal and failure to stay within marked lanes. A 45-year-old Tallmadge man who was a passenger in the vehicle was also cited for having an open container.
Drugs
Three cited after driver failed to signal a turn: A 36-year-old Maple Heights woman, a 37-year-old Maple Heights man, and a 33-year-old Garfield Heights man were arrested by police July 26 around 3:45 p.m. after a patrolman stopped their car for failing to properly signal a lane change on Route 82 in front of Macedonia Commons. The patrolman said he had noticed the car after two of the three had come out of Wal-Mart and one of the two, the Garfield Heights man, was strangely wearing shorts and a windbreaker, despite the 90-degree weather, according to the report. Police later determined he was wanted on two warrants.
The department’s drug dog alerted on the car and police found a spoon with residue and a syringe, as well as credit cards and belonging to a 23-year-old Cleveland woman who had previously reported them stolen. Police found the Cleveland woman’s wallet, along with more syringes and other paraphernalia in the car’s trunk, according to the report. The Maple Heights man told police he had found the wallet in Cleveland and he and the woman, who was driving the car, were charged with felony receiving stolen property, and misdemeanor charges of possessing drug abuse instruments and paraphernalia. The Garfield Heights man was arrested on his warrants and charged with possessing drug abuse instruments and paraphernalia.
Northfield Center
Drugs
Couple was in cemetery at in early morning hours: A deputy cited an 18-year-old Stow woman and an 18-year-old Akron man for possession of marijuana July 31 around 3 a.m. after seeing them pull out of All Saints Cemetery. The deputy reported the woman was driving under suspension and that both had marijuana in their possession. The vehicle was towed and both were issued summons into Stow Municipal Court.
Deputy used stun gun on driver who fled, resisted handcuffs: Deputies arrested a 32-year-old Macedonia man July 27 around 9 p.m. after stopping him on Brandywine Road. A deputy reported the man went left of center and almost struck his cruiser. The deputy ordered the man out of the car and began to search, when he saw the man squat and drop three rocks of methamphetamine on the ground. The deputy ordered the man to stand up, but the man fled. After a short chase, the deputy caught the man, attempted to handcuff him and deployed his stun gun “due to his noncompliance and struggling behavior.” The man was treated by firefighters and taken to jail, according to the report.
Theft
Items taken from open garage: A Shallow Creek Circle woman reported someone had entered her garage some time around 2 p.m. July 21 while she was in her house and took an antique table and a wallet. The table is valued at $35 and the wallet at $45, according to the report, which states the resident was unsure of the wallet’s contents.
Man turns self in on theft charge: Deputies reported a 29-year-old Twinsburg man turned himself in on a charge of theft July 20. According to a report, the man had been seen taking two packages of diapers worth a total of $58 out of the Northfield Crossings Target store, but had been stopped by a store security officer and after a short struggle, fled the scene without the merchandise, according to the report. He pled guilty to one count of theft in Stow Municipal Court on July 29, according to court records. He was fined $750, with $650 of the fine suspended, and received a 90 day suspended jail sentence, according to court records. He was also ordered to never return to a Target store.


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