Theft leads to drug arrest: A sheriff's deputy responded to a Golden Link Boulevard store for a report of theft Feb. 28 around 1:30 p.m.
Store loss prevention staff told the deputy they stopped a 55-year-old Cleveland man for taking a blender and a pressure cooker without paying. The items were valued at $170. Police found the man was carrying some grey powder they suspected to be a controlled substance before transporting him to jail, as well as a second packet of powder while at the jail and sent the material out for testing. The man was charged with third-degree felony illegal conveyance of drugs, fifth-degree felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor theft.
Verbal argument leads to arrest: Deputies responded to a residence after being alerted to an altercation March 1 around 8 a.m. A woman told police she and her ex-husband were verbally arguing when he pushed her out of a vehicle onto the driveway. She told police when she got back into the vehicle the 33-year-old Sagamore Hills man punched her in the shoulder/neck area. The man went to the sheriff's township outpost to make a statement and was later arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail, according to the report.
Registration violation leads to felony charges: Police pulled over a southbound vehicle on Route 8 just south of Highland Road for no visible registration March 2 around 10:30 p.m.
Police say the vehicle started to pull over to the right but then drifted to the left and stopped in the median where it became stuck in the mud.
The driver, a 28-year-old Akron man, told police he was intoxicated and had a suspended license. Police say he passed field sobriety tests and was charged with driving under suspension. He was taken to Macedonia Jail where he provided a false name, Social Security Number and birth date for the second time, according to the report.
Police said the Akron man told officers he lied because he had an active warrant for his arrest and was facing three years in jail. The man was charged under his real name with the traffic offenses display of plates and driving under suspension, along with fifth-degree felony obstructing official business, fifth-degree felony forgery and misdemeanor falsification charges.
Illumination violation leads to drug charge: Police pulled over a vehicle March 3 around 8:30 p.m. for no tail lights or license plate lights on I-271 southbound just north of the Route 82 exit. Police say there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle police found an open bottle of whiskey, a bag of marijuana which weighed 3.5 grams. Police took the driver, a 35-year-old Cleveland woman, to Macedonia Jail where another bag of marijuana, weighing 1.5 grams, was found on her person. The woman was charged with driving under suspension, rear plate illumination, no tail lights, possession of marijuana and open container.
Woman changes footwear in store, theft charges result: Police responded to a Macedonia Commons store for a report of theft March 4 around 5 p.m. Store loss prevention staff told police they had seen a woman, who was in line to pay for grocery items, select a pair of boots from the shelf and place her old shoes into the box and place the box under a rack.
After passing all points of sale without paying for the boots, the woman was stopped by loss prevention staff and police and taken to the office.
As the 32-year-old Bedford Heights woman was placed under arrest police noticed a bulge under her sweatshirt, which turned out to be four pairs of underwear she had also not paid for. The total value of the items was $99, and the items were recovered by the store. The woman was charged with theft.
Theft charges for local man after attempting to conceal a BB gun and leave store: Police responded to a Macedonia Commons store for a report of theft March 4 around 3 p.m. Store loss prevention staff told police they saw a man remove a memory card from a locked cabinet and conceal it in his pocket. Loss prevention staff say that after the man concealed the card, he selected a BB gun and began removing the packaging with a pocket knife, then conceal the BB gun down his pants before purchasing an ashtray and leaving the store without paying for the BB gun or the memory card. The loss prevention staff stopped the man and recovered the merchandise, which was valued at $120. Police took the 18-year-old Northfield Center man to Macedonia Jail and charged him with theft and possession of criminal tools.