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Police Reports for the week of Oct. 5

Published: October 6, 2016 2:01 PM
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Macedonia
Domestic violence
• Dinner argument leads to arrest: Police responded to a domestic violence call at a Macedonia home Sept. 22 around 8:30 p.m. Upon arrival police met a woman standing outside of her garage still on the phone with dispatch and saw a large scratch on her chest. The woman told police she had a verbal argument over dinner with her husband, 53, that became physical when he allegedly pinned her on the floor and struck her in the head with a frying pan. After speaking with both the woman and her husband, police arrested the man and charged him with domestic violence.  
Theft
• Man allegedly conceals merchandise: Police responded to a Macedonia Commons store for a report of theft Sept. 21 around 7 p.m. Store loss prevention staff told police they saw a 21-year-old Bedford Heights man take items including lock hinges and brackets worth around $170 and conceal them in his pockets before leaving the store without paying. The merchandise was recovered when loss prevention staff stopped the man outside of the store. Police arrested the man and charged him with theft.
• Woman found in parking lot: Police responded to a Macedonia Commons store for a report of theft Sept. 26 around 11:30 a.m. Store loss prevention told police they saw a 50-year-old Maple Heights woman select various food and household items worth around $145 and place some in a shopping cart and others in her purse before leaving the store without paying. Store loss prevention staff stopped the woman in the vestibule at which time she abandoned the cart and went out into the parking lot where a police officer found her hiding behind a vehicle. Police also found three frozen meals in her purse. Police took the woman to Macedonia Jail and charged her with theft and possession of criminal tools.  
• Man found with stolen cell phone: Police responded to a Macedonia Commons store for a report of theft Sept. 23 around 3:30 p.m. Dispatch told officers a man had left the store riding a bike after concealing a cell phone in his pants. Upon patrolling the area, police located the bike parked in front of another Macedonia Commons store and found a 24-year-old Twinsburg man inside the store with the cell phone, the activation card and a pair of scissors he allegedly used to cut the phone out of its packaging. The total value of the merchandise taken was $79. Police took the man to Macedonia Jail and charged him with theft and possession of criminal tools.
• Shoplifting call leads to stolen vehicle: Police responded to a Macedonia Commons store for a report of a theft Sept. 26 around 3:30 p.m. Store loss prevention staff told police they saw a woman conceal clothing in a purse and exit the store without paying. Loss prevention staff detained the 20-year-old Cleveland woman until police arrived. A registration check of the vehicle she had been in after leaving the store revealed the vehicle was reported stolen during an aggravated robbery in Cleveland. Police took the woman to Macedonia Jail and charged her with theft, possession of criminal tools, and receiving stolen property.
Drug arrests
• Suspicious vehicle leads to drug charge: Police were patrolling the area of a Highland Road motel when they saw a suspicious vehicle in the back of the parking lot Sept. 22 around 6:30 p.m. Police say they approached the vehicle and smelled marijuana coming from inside. Police asked the driver, a 23-year-old Streetsboro man, where the marijuana was and the driver pulled a small bag of marijuana and a glass pipe that contained both burnt and raw marijuana. Police cited the man for possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
OVI
• Traffic accident leads to charges: Police responded to a traffic accident reported near North Bedford Road and Ledge Road and found two vehicles that had been involved several hundred feet south on North Bedford at Lacross Drive Sept. 27 around 9 p.m. A woman who witnessed the accident told police the driver who caused the accident was drunk and ran from the scene. Police ran after the fleeing woman, 28, of Macedonia, and located her behind a shed in the area. Police say the woman had vomited on herself and could barely stand up. Police took her back to their cruiser while investigating what happened. Meanwhile, a man told police she had struck his vehicle at the intersection of Ledge Road and North Bedford Road then kept driving south on North Bedford. He told police he followed her down Lacrosse Drive before she crashed her vehicle in a ditch on Starlight Drive. During the investigation, the Macedonia woman told officers she couldn’t breathe and Macedonia Fire Department was called to the scene to evaluate her and took her to University Hospital in Twinsburg. No other injuries were reported. During a tow inventory of the woman’s vehicle police found an open container of liquor. The woman was charged with OVI, obstruction of police business, open container, failure to stop after an accident, a marked lanes violation, and failure to control.


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