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Shoplifting call leads to felony arrest: Police responded to a Macedonia Commons store for a report of theft April 26 around 5:30 p.m. A store loss prevention staff member told police she had seen a man and woman conceal items in a purse and down the man's pants, before purchasing some items and them leaving the store without paying for the concealed items. Police caught up with the 24-year-old Cleveland man and 23-year-old Cleveland woman walking on the sidewalk and recovered the concealed merchandise, valued at just over $100. While searching the man, police also found a small bag of marijuana and while searching the woman found a .38 special pistol in her purse, which the man told police belonged to him. The woman was charged with theft. The man was charged with third degree felony having weapons under disability theft and possession of marijuana.
Traffic stop leads to weapon charge: Police pulled a vehicle over at an East Highland Road gas station near Route 8 for having a tinted cover obstructing both license plates April 23 around 9 p.m. Upon speaking with the driver, a 20-year-old Akron man, police found he had a suspended driver's license. The man asked police to retrieve his wallet from his vehicle to be brought to the police station with him and police found a 22.5 inch machete lying next to the driver's seat. Police charged the man with misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon, driving under suspension, display of plates and expired registration.
Theft from auto: A woman went to the Macedonia Police Department and told police someone had broke into her vehicle sometime between 1 a.m. April 25 and 6 a.m. The vehicle had been parked in her driveway along with her husband's and left unlocked. The woman told police her purse was missing which contained her wallet. According to the report, the woman also said she found a GPS locater and a hat in the vehicle that did not belong to her. She found the owners of the GPS unit and returned it to them. An investigation is pending.
Marked lanes violation leads to arrest: Police pulled over a vehicle on Macedonia Commons Boulevard April 21 around 2:30 p.m. after observing marked lanes violations on I-271 southbound. The driver, a 30-year-old Stow man, had a suspended license. Police searched the vehicle and found a syringe. Police took the man to Macedonia Jail and charged him with driving under suspension and possession of drug abuse instruments.
Suspicious behavior leads to felony arrest: Police responded to an Aurora Road store in response to a report of a man acting in a strange manner April 18 around 5 p.m. Callers told police they saw a man thrashing about in his vehicle, possibly banging his head on the steering wheel and yelling. Police caught up with the 41-year-old Hudson man outside of the store. A K-9 search of the vehicle was conducted and the K-9 gave a positive alert for narcotics. Police searched the vehicle and found a burnt glass pipe, a chore boy, five syringes, 0.5 grams of heroin, a pushrod pen and multiple syringe end caps. Police took the man to Macedonia Jail and charged him with fifth-degree felony possession of heroin, possession of drug abuse instruments and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Theft call leads to multiple felony arrests: Police responded to a Macedonia Commons store for a report of theft April 30 around 6 p.m. Store loss prevention staff directed police to a vehicle backing out of a parking space with the people involved in the theft. Police searched the driver, a 30-year-old Ravenna man, and found a pair of gardening scissors, three small bags of speed and a watch the man said he took from the store. A passenger of the vehicle, a 36-year-old Ravenna woman, was also searched and police found a small bag of speed in her wallet. The total items recovered from the theft were valued at $354. The man was charged with two fifth-degree felony counts of drug abuse, theft and driving under suspension. The woman was charged with fifth-degree felony drug abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Speeding violation leads to drug charge: A sheriff's deputy pulled over a vehicle going 79 mph in the 65-mph zone on I-271 northbound near May 8 around 1 p.m. The driver, a 23-year-old Ashtabula man, was found to have no operator's license. The deputy also found three glass pipes. The man was cited with possession of drug paraphernalia and no operator's license.