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Published: May 3, 2017 12:00 AM


Drug Arrests

Window tint stop leads to felony arrest: Police pulled over a vehicle April 23 around 8 p.m. on Route 82 near Macedonia Commons Boulevard for window tint and front plate violation. Police smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and during a search of the vehicle found a bag containing 24.6 grams of marijuana, two digital scales with marijuana residue and plastic bags on the passenger seat. Police searched the passenger, a 19-year-old Bedford man and found several plastic bags in his sweatshirt. He also told police the scales and marijuana belonged to him. The driver, also a 19-year-old Bedford man, was cited for display of plates and window tint violations. The passenger was taken to Macedonia Jail and charged with fifth degree felony trafficking in drugs, drug possession and two counts possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Two men arrested after erratic driving complaint: Police responded to a report of an erratic driver on I-271 southbound April 8 around 4:30 p.m. While en route, dispatch advised officers of another call of the same vehicle description resting against the guard rail on I-271 south just past the city's northern line. Police say the driver appeared to be passed out with his mouth open and a passenger of the vehicle was moving around in the vehicle. According to the report the driver, a 42-year-old Pennsylvania man stumbled getting out of the vehicle, was shaking and had extremely dilated pupils. Police searched the vehicle and found a suboxone patch, 0.80 grams of heroin, 0.4 grams of crushed subuxone, a fentanyl patch, five clonazepam, a suboxone pill, blue proranol without a prescription and copper wire. Police searched the passenger, a 38-year-old Holidaysburg man and found a syringe, a partial suboxone film, partial suboxone tablet and a tie off. Police say the copper wire was believed to be taken from a job site in Parma. Police took both men to Macedonia Jail. The PA man was charged with two fifth degree felony possession of drugs for the heroin and fentanyl, four misdemeanor counts of drug possession for suboxone items and physical control. The passenger was charged with fifth degree felony possession of heroin, two misdemeanor counts of possession of drugs for suboxone items, possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Broken headlight prompts traffice stop: Police pulled over a vehicle on Route 8 south near the southern line of the city for having only one headlight April 12 around 11:30 p.m. Police deployed K9 Haro for a search and he indicated the presence of narcotics on both the driver side door and the passenger side door. Police searched the vehicle and found a spoon with burnt residue, a hypodermic needle, a metal bowl with burnt residue, and another metal pipe with marijuana residue. During a search of the passenger, a 28-year-old Georgia man, police found rolling papers. Police found nothing on the driver, a 34-year-old Akron woman. The man was cited with possession of marijuana and released. Police took the woman to Macedonia Jail and charged her with possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia

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Motorist traveling at more than 100 mph arrested: Police pulled over a vehicle on Route 8 south near the southern line of the city April 13 around 2:30 a.m. for speeding. Police observed the vehicle traveling 113 mph in a 65 mph zone. The driver, a 25-year-old Akron man was also found to have no valid license. Police searched the vehicle and found a hypodermic needle and a spoon with residue. Police took the man to Macedonia Jail and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug abuse instruments, no operator's license and speeding.


License plate violation leads to arrest: Police pulled over a vehicle on I-271 north just north of the Route 82 turn April 24 after observing the vehicle had no front license plate. A license plate check revealed the driver, a 39-year-old Sagamore Hills woman, had a suspended driver's license for failure to reinstate on an administrative license suspension. Police say they smelled alcohol coming from her and her speech was slurred. Police administered field sobriety tests, which the woman failed and offered her a breath test which she refused. Police searched the vehicle and found two open beer cans. Police took the woman to Macedonia Jail and charged her with OVI, BAC refusal, open container, display of plates and driving under suspension.


Residents return home to missing items: Police responded to a Valley View residence for a report of a burglary April 16 around 8:30 p.m. A man who lived at the home told police he had returned home from a one-day trip to Pennsylvania with his family and found there were items missing from their home including a tablet valued at $500, a large change jar estimated to have approximately $20 worth of coins, Easter candy and a bag of chips. An investigation is pending.

Theft call leads to two arrests: Police responded to a Macedonia Commons store for a report of theft April 16 around 2 a.m. The reporting party told dispatch a man and woman had and pulled the vehicle over near Valley View Road. The driver, a 59-year-old Maple Heights man, was searched and police found a glass crack pipe and an off-white rock-like substance which was sent off for testing. Police searched the vehicle and found the diapers, valued at $52 and another pipe. The female passenger, a 46-year-old Cleveland woman, gave police a false last name. She was charged with falsification, obstructing offiicial business and theft. The man was charged with theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, traffic control device and display of plates.

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