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Open bottle of vodka: A 29-year-old Parma man was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol Oct. 2 at 3:40 a.m. on Route 8. Police said they stopped the vehicle because the man was not driving within marked lanes, for which the man was charged. Police also charged him with an open container violation after finding an open bottle of vodka in the car. The man failed field sobriety tests, according to police, who said the man also refused a breathalyzer test.
Possession of drugs: A 22-year-old Columbus man was charged with possession of drugs Oct. 3 at 4:21 p.m. on N. Bedford Road. Police responded to a report of a disabled vehicle on the side of the road. They said the man with the vehicle had a 2.6-gram bag of marijuana in his pocket.
Drug abuse: A 35-year-old Cleveland Heights man was charged with possession of drugs Oct. 9 at 4:35 p.m. in a Macedonia Commons parking lot. A passerby reported two men appeared to be doing drugs in a vehicle in the parking lot. Police found the vehicle and two men and said they spotted a rolled up piece of aluminum foil in the shape of a pipe inside. Police said it appeared to have a burnt substance on the end of it. There also was 1.5 gram bag of marijuana underneath the driver's side floor mat. The other man was not charged.
Ink cartridges taken: An employee at an East Aurora Road store reported a man took two ink/toner cartridges and left the store without paying for them Oct. 7 at 6:19 p.m. The man got away, the report stated. Police said a customer took a picture of the suspect driving away in his car, but the license plate was not visible.
Fraudulent use: A Macedonia man reported Oct. 2 at 4:40 p.m. someone used two credit cards that were fraudulently taken out in his name at two different locations in Georgia. The man reported his bank put a block on his actual credit card, and police advised the man to contact various credit bureaus and have a block put on his personal information.
Possession of drugs: A 22-year-old Cleveland man was charged with possession of drugs and possession of drug abuse instruments Sept. 27 at 11:45 a.m. on Magnolia Avenue. Police said they approached the man because they recognized him from a previous arrest. While police were searching the man, they said a syringe fell from his left pants leg and a white Oxycodone pill came from his left pants pocket. Police said they found four used syringes in a trash can the man had been next to.
Taking groceries: A Northfield Road store employee reported she observed a woman with a full cart of unbagged groceries leaving the store Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. The employee reported she went to the parking lot and asked the woman to show her a receipt. The employee reported the woman pulled her purse out of the cart, got into her car and drove away, leaving the groceries behind. Police found a 48-year-old North Canton woman who fit the description of the suspect driving on Highland Road. The store owner reported he did not want to prosecute the woman but asked police to tell her not to return to the store.