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Police Reports for the week of Aug. 24

Published: August 26, 2016 11:18 AM
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Found property
• Handgun found in motel room: Police responded to a Highland Road motel Aug. 13 around 12:30 p.m. after a worker reported a housekeeper had found a pistol in one of the rooms.
Police determined the man who rented the room had been issued a concealed carry permit from the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office. Police left a message for him and is keeping the pistol until he verifies ownership.
Disorderly conduct
• Police say couple arguing in parking lot had been drinking: Police responding to a report of domestic violence at a Macedonia Commons business parking lot Aug. 13 around 1:30 p.m. found a 21-year-old Bedford Heights woman and a 37-year-old Warrensville Heights man in a vehicle.
The two smelled like alcohol and admitted they had been arguing, according to the report. They were taken to the Macedonia Police station and charged with disorderly conduct, a minor misdemeanor. They each contacted someone to pick them up and they were released, the report states.
Traffic stops
• Driver found with marijuana after speeding stop: Police cited a 36-year-old Oakwood man Aug. 11 around 3 a.m. for speeding and drug abuse after stopping him on Interstate 271 southbound just north of the Route 82 off ramp for driving 80 mph in the 50 mph construction zone. The patrolman said the man said he had marijuana in the center glove box. Police found about 2 grams of marijuana and cited him into Macedonia Mayor’s Court.
Driver with suspended license stopped for turn signal violation: Police stopped a 23-year-old Northfield Village man on Macedonia Commons Boulevard Aug. 11 around 10 a.m. after the man failed to properly signal a turn onto the road from Route 8, according to a report.
The man was found to have a suspended drivers license and police found a glass pipe with marijuana residue in his car, the report states. He was taken to the Macedonia Jail and charged with driving under suspension, possession of paraphernalia and failure to signal.
Unrestrained child leads to charges: A patrolman stopped a 23-year-old Euclid man Aug. 13 around 7:30 p.m. on East Highland Road after the man failed to signal a lane change with a young child unrestrained in the vehicle’s back seat.
The parents of the 4-year-old, a 23-year-old mother and 22-year-old father, were passengers in the car and were both found to have a total of 3.5 grams of marijuana, as well as two open containers of alcohol, the report states. The driver was cited for failing to restrain a child in his car and for failing to signal.
The child’s parents were both cited for possession of marijuana and open container violations, according to the report. The Cleveland man was also found to be wanted on a warrant from the Euclid Police Department.
Driver failed to signal, cited for marijuana: Police stopped a 26-year-old Northfield Village man for failing to signal a lane change on Route 8 north of Route 82, then again as he turned left onto Valley View Road Aug. 14 around 3:30 p.m. The man had a pipe and two bags of marijuana and was cited for possession, paraphernalia and failure to signal and released.
• Disturbance leads to arrest: Police charged a 33-year-old Garfield Heights man with possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, after investigating a report of a possible fight at a Highland Road motel Aug. 14 around 9:45 p.m. Police found the man was the only occupant of the room where the disturbance had been reported. Police said the man told them he had been drinking and had used cocaine, heroin and prescription medicines. Police found a small amount of powder the man said was heroin in his clothes and charged him. He was taken to the Cleveland Clinic Twinsburg emergency room for evaluation.
• Woman stopped by loss prevention leads to two arrests: Police responding to a theft in progress arrested a 35-year-old Cleveland woman and a 32-year-old Cleveland man in the parking lot of a Macedonia Commons business Aug. 7 around 1 p.m. According to the report, the woman had been stopped by a loss prevention officer while attempting to take merchandise in a cart out of the store without paying. The woman walked away from the store officer, but was located by police lying in the back of a vehicle. Police then saw the man, who they report had been observed in the vehicle prior to the theft call.
According to the report, the woman admitted to police she had been attempting to steal the merchandise because she had a drug problem. She also told police there were drug abuse instruments in the vehicle.
Police found baby formula, two camping tents, an air mattress and new clothing items in the vehicle that the Cleveland man admitted he had stolen from the store the night before, the report states. Police found a syringe and other paraphernalia and determined it belonged to the man.
The woman was charged with theft and the man was charged with theft, receiving stolen property and possession of drug abuse instruments.

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