-- Macedonia --
Traffic stop leads to drug arrest: Police pulled over a vehicle on Route 8 southbound at the southern city line for speeding and weaving Feb. 11 around 11:30 p.m. According to the report police were on I-271 at the Route 82 turn when they clocked the vehicle traveling 78 mph in a 65 mph zone. Police followed the vehicle and noticed it weaving from the left lane to the right before stopping the vehicle. The driver, a 31-year-old Akron man, refused sobriety tests, and upon searching the vehicle police found 8.9 grams of marijuana in a bag and an open whiskey bottle. The man was taken to Macedonia Jail and charged with OVI, refusal with a prior in 20 years, speeding, drug abuse and open container.
Theft call leads to drug charge: Police responded to an Aurora Road electronic store for a report of theft Feb. 8 around 1:30 p.m. The store manager told police three juveniles were inside the store attempting to steal cell phone cases and asked police to speak with them. Police told the manager they could not be charged until they passed all points of sale with the merchandise and the store manager agreed. Police said one of the juveniles gave them a false birthdate to conceal the fact that he was an adult. After searching all three juveniles, it was found that the 18-year-old Warrensville Heights man had marijuana on him as well. He was taken to Macedonia Jail and charged with criminal mischief, falsification, and possession of marijuana. The juveniles were released to their parents' custody.
Stolen vehicle leads to burglary investigation: Police responded to an East Highland Road business for a report of a stolen vehicle and possible burglary Feb. 13 at 8:30 a.m. The business owner told police when he arrived at work at 8 a.m. he noticed his truck was missing from inside the building along with some miscellaneous aluminum and bronze materials, a stereo, a tool cabinet and drill. The truck was valued at $1,500 while the remaining items had an undetermined value on the report. Police found a door had been pried open to gain entry to the business. An investigation is pending.
Motor vehicle accident leads to physical altercation: Police responded to an East Highland Road gas station for a report of a fight between an man and woman regarding a vehicle accident Feb. 14 around 7:30 a.m. According to the report the 25-year-old woman was exiting the gas station the same time as the 58-year-old Elyria man when the tractor trailer of his vehicle struck her vehicle. There was a verbal altercation that became physical when the woman pepper sprayed the man and he pushed her to the ground. Macedonia Fire treated the man for the pepper spray burning his face and neck. Both parties agreed not to press charges on each other but the woman was cited for reckless operation on private property and disorderly conduct. The man was cited for disorderly conduct.