Attempted robbery thwarted: Police responded to the movie theater at Macedonia Commons for a report of a man trying to break into the box office May 30 around 9 p.m. Theater staff told police the man handed the woman at the box office a stack of one dollar bills to pay for a ticket and in the stack was a note that stated "Keep quiet this is a robbery." The man, 29, of Maple Heights became impatient and attempted to kick his way into the box office. The man then jumped over the concession counter, where police found him with his hand on a register. No money had been taken. Police handcuffed the man and took him to Macedonia Jail where they charged him with third-degree felony robbery, along with theft and criminal trespassing charges.
Illegal dumping under investigation: Police are reviewing security footage from one of the service department buildings on Valley View Road where a vehicle was seen dumping tree branches and wood pallets May 25 around 3 p.m. Police say the lot is clearly marked dumping is prohibited, though city residents are allowed to drop off brush between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Shoplifting leads to arrest: Police responded to a Macedonia Commons store for a report of theft May 26 around 1:30 p.m. Store loss prevention staff told police they saw an 18-year-old Bedford woman select clothing items and enter a fitting room emerging with a full purse and no items in her cart. Police arrived as the woman was passing all points of sale without paying for the items and stopped her. Police recovered $450 worth of merchandise from the woman's purse. Store loss prevention told police most of the merchandise was damaged due to the woman removing security tags. Police took the woman to Macedonia Jail and charged her with petty theft and possession of criminal tools.
Random plate check leads to felony arrest: Police were patrolling Macedonia Commons May 26 just after midnight when they ran a random registration check on a vehicle that showed the license plate had been reported stolen. Police found the driver, a 26-year-old Illinois man, who told them he purchased the vehicle in Maryland two days before. The report states the license plate was a Pennsylvania plate for a different vehicle. After further investigation police took the man to Macedonia Jail and charged him with fifth-degree felony receiving stolen property.
License plate violation leads to felony charge: Police pulled over a vehicle on East Highland Road at Villa Lago Drive for an obscured license plate and speeding May 26 around 10 p.m. Police say they paced the vehicle at 43 mph in a 35 mph zone. Police searched the vehicle and found 0.2 grams of crack cocaine, a crack pipe and other paraphernalia. Police took the driver, a 50-year-old Ravenna man, to Macedonia Jail and charged him with fifth-degree felony possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, speeding, display of plates and a license tag violation.
Turn signal violation leads to marijuana charges: Police pulled over a vehicle on I-271 north of Route 82 after the driver failed to signal a lane change May 20 just before midnight. Police reported the driver, a 22-year-old Akron woman, made three lane changes without signaling. Police say they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and could see green flakes on the passenger side floor. Police found a canister with bags of marijuana weighing 1.6 grams, a glass pipe with residue, two metal grinders, brass screens and a metal tray with marijuana flakes on it. Police charged the woman with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to use turn signals.
Traffic stop leads to two arrests: Police pulled over a vehicle on I-271 south near the southern city line for only having one working headlight May 19 around 3:30 a.m. Police conducted a K-9 search of the vehicle and the K-9 gave positive indication for narcotics, according to the report. Police officers searched the vehicle and found rolling papers, a jar containing marijuana residue, a digital scale, a marijuana pipe and a plastic container with a small amount of marijuana belonging to a passenger, a 21-year-old woman from Kentucky. A second passenger, a 21-year-old Kentucky man, told police he had a gun in the glove box but did not have a conceal carry permit for it. An officer retrieved the gun, cleared it and placed it in his cruiser. The driver, a 28-year old Oakwood man, was cited for the headlight violation. The Kentucky woman was cited for possession of marijuana, and two counts of possession of marijuana paraphernalia. The Kentucky man was advised of the Ohio conceal carry law and was released with his weapon returned to him.