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Police Reports for the week of Sept. 7

Published: September 9, 2016 12:31 PM
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• Man exits store without paying for items: Police responded to a Macedonia Commons store for a report of a shoplifting Aug. 27 around 4 p.m. Store loss prevention staff told police they saw a man enter the store and select four bottles of weed killer, valued at $80, and place them in his pants before leaving the store without paying. Store loss prevention staff stopped the 53-year-old Cleveland man, who reportedly became ill and called for police and Macedonia fire to examine him. Police cited the man for theft, and paramedics took the man to a nearby hospital.
• Woman runs from store, police find pills in vehicle: Police were patrolling the Macedonia Commons area when they saw a woman run from a store toward the Cinemark movie theater Aug. 27 around 12:30 a.m. Police say moments later a man appeared and said he was looking for his girlfriend. Police could not locate the woman. Police asked the man to point out the vehicle he arrived at the store in and asked to search it. At first the man refused stating it was not his vehicle but after contacting the owner he opened the vehicle and police found 17 pills of a controlled substance. An investigation is pending.
• Weaving leads to OVI, weapons charge: Police responded to the area of Interstate 271 northbound near Route 82 for a report of a possible intoxicated driver Aug. 27 around 4:30 p.m. A passerby on Route 8 told police a vehicle was weaving and almost caused an accident. Police saw the vehicle weaving and nearly strike orange barrels in a construction zone at least three times, according to the report. Once through the construction zone, police stopped the vehicle. The driver, a 58-year-old Toledo man, failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for OVI, according to the report. During the arrest, police saw that the man was a concealed carry permit holder and asked him if he was armed. The man told police his gun was in the glovebox. Police charged the man with OVI, BAC and using weapons while intoxicated.
• Speeding leads to citations for marijuana: Police clocked a vehicle traveling at 41 mph in a 25 mph zone on Route 82 near Macedonia Commons Aug. 28 around 2 a.m. Police pulled the vehicle over on Route 82 just east of Route 8. Upon approaching the car, police say they smelled marijuana. Police searched the vehicle and found 4.6 grams of marijuana and a partially smoked marijuana blunt. Police searched the driver, a 20-year-old Cleveland man, and found no further contraband. Police searched the passenger, a 25-year-old Cleveland man, and found 5.2 grams of marijuana. The driver was cited for speeding, and both men were cited for possession of marijuana.
Drug Arrests
• Man who drove off road arrested for felony drug charge: Police responded to I-271 near Route 82 for a report of an impaired driver Aug. 26 around 7 p.m. Dispatch told officers a vehicle was hitting construction barrels and eventually came to rest in the median. Police found the vehicle on the left side of I-271 facing south with several people near the vehicle preventing the person from driving, according to the report. Police approached the driver, a 30-year-old Akron man, and saw a needle cap in his hand and blood on the inside of his forearm. Police told the man to exit the vehicle and saw an uncapped hypodermic needle on the floorboard. Police searched the man and found a small amount of white powder wrapped in cellophane and a piece of foil with suboxone inside. Police took the man to Macedonia Jail and charged him with fifth-degree felony possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, OVI and driving under suspension.  
• Traffic violations lead to citations: Police pulled a vehicle over Aug. 20 around 10:30 p.m. on South Bedford Road near Route 82 for following too closely, a turn signal violation, a red light violation, no rear red reflectors and no front plate. Police searched the vehicle and found marijuana residue and a glass pipe with residue. The driver, a 19-year-old Bedford Heights man, was cited for possession of marijuana paraphernalia and improper display of plates.

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