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-- Macedonia --
Man charged in altercation with stepdaughter: Police arrested a 41-year-old resident on a charge of domestic violence Jan. 9 around 6:30 p.m. after the man called to report he had an altercation with his 23-year-old stepdaughter in their home, Police said the man admitted he "put her on the ground and dragged her back to her side of the house" during the altercation. Police reported the man smelled and acted like he had been drinking and was slurring his words. Police said the stepdaughter admitted she made a rude comment to him, after which she said he allegedly put her in a head lock, threw her on the couch, then dragged her across the room by her leg. Police determined the man was the primary aggressor, arrested him, and charged him through Stow Municipal Court.
Shoplifter referred to juvenile diversion program: Police responded to a Macedonia Commons store Jan. 9 around 7 p.m. for a shoplifting report. The store loss prevention officer told police a 17-year-old they had in custody had been stopped attempting to exit the store without paying for a $40 electronic adaptor the boy had concealed in his clothing. The boy's mother arrived at the store and after speaking with her, police said they would refer her son to the city's juvenile diversion program in lieu of charging him with theft.
Man taken for medical evaluation: Police responded to a residence Jan. 9 around 9 p.m. in response to a call from a man's wife who reported her husband had taken prescription medication, had talked about killing himself and was attempting to drive away. The couple are going through a divorce, the woman said. The man agreed to be taken to University Hospitals Emergency Room in Twinsburg for evaluation.
-- Sagamore Hills --
Military ID used improperly: Police were called to Brandywine Ski Resort Dec. 29 around 5:45 p.m. for a report of theft. According to the report, a member of the U.S. Army National Guard Reserves used his military ID card to obtain receipts for discounted lift tickets for two friends of his. According to the report, the service member paid $43 restitution for the discounted lift tickets. The prosecutor's office later said no charges could be filed as the case became a civil matter after the business had accepted restitution and banned the individuals from the property.
Tools stolen from truck: A Nesbitt Road man reported Jan. 4 that someone had taken about $1,500 worth of hand tools from his truck while he had been on vacation over the Christmas holiday. Police informed the man that unless local pawn shops come up with the items, the chances they will be recovered are slim, the report states.
Police dispatch wounded deer: Police responded to a report of a wounded deer on the side of the road Jan. 4 around 9:30 p.m. to find a deer in a ravine about 50 feet from the vicinity of Olde Eight road near Seiberling Drive. The deer attempted to get up and walk away, but was not able to get far, police said. Since there were no obvious injuries, police left the animal, but checked back on it around 10 p.m. The second time police examined the animal, they noticed blood coming from its nose and mouth and dispatched it with two rifle shots. An individual on the department's list to pick up deer was contacted.