Vehicle catches fire: Sheriff's deputy responded to an Olde Eight Road business near Route 82 for a vehicle fire May 17 around noon. Upon arrival, the deputy put out the fire with a fire extinguisher. The fire was due to a mechanical malfunction, according to the report. No injuries were noted. The vehicle belonged to a local business owner.
Bird's nest nearly catches restaurant on fire: Sheriff's deputy responded to a Route 82 restaurant near Brandywine Road for a report of smoke June 3 around 7 a.m. Northfield Center/Macedonia Fire Department arrived and discovered a bird's nest inside a light fixture emitting smoke. The nest was removed and extinguished.
Taser deployed to stop theft suspect: A sheriff's deputy responded to a Golden Link plaza store for a report of theft May 21 round 11:30 a.m. Deputies say store personnel reported the 32-year-old Macedonia man took a $50 video game controller and attempted to leave the store without paying. According to the report, the man ran from the deputy who had to use his taser to detain him. The deputy took the man to Summit County Jail and charged him with theft and resisting arrest. He was also found to have an active warrant through Cleveland Heights police.
Shoplifting leads to charge: Sheriff's deputy responded to a Golden Link plaza store for a report of theft May 20 around 2:30 p.m. Store loss prevention staff told the deputy he saw a woman place $400 worth of miscellaneous items in a basket, then into her purse and a book bag, and leave the store without paying. The 38-year-old Akron woman signed an admission of guilt and the deputy cited her for theft.
Man returns home to find house broken burglarized: Sheriff's deputy responded to an Olde Eight residence for a report of theft May 24 just after 7 p.m. A man told the deputy that someone entered his home between 5 and 7 p.m. and took approximately $900 and prescription medications while the man and his wife were not at home. Deputies say the rear door of the home had damage to the lock. An investigation is pending.
Warrant leads to felony arrest: Police pulled over a vehicle near the northern city line on I-271 May 24 around 8:30 p.m. Police performed a random registration check and found the owner, a 39-year-old Cleveland woman, was wanted on a warrant and her registration was expired. Upon further investigation police found the registration sticker was for a different vehicle, which returned as a stolen plate. Police searched the vehicle and found a hatchet and a digital scale with marijuana residue on it. Police took the woman to Macedonia Jail and charged her with fifth-degree felony receiving stolen property, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to reinstate and expired registration.
Tripped alarm leads to drug arrest: Police responded to a Golden Link restaurant for a report of a drive-through motion alarm May 23 around 1:30 a.m. Police found a man sitting in a vehicle outside of the restaurant. Police say they smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Police searched the vehicle and found 2.3 grams of marijuana. Police cited the man with possession of marijuana.
Traffic stop leads to trafficking arrest: Police pulled over a vehicle on Route 8 just south of East Highland Road May 6 around 1 a.m. for window tint violation. Police smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and the passenger, a 23-year-old Cleveland woman, told police she had been smoking marijuana before getting into the vehicle. Police searched the woman and found a marijuana blunt. Police searched the vehicle and found several empty bags, a bag of marijuana, two bags of cocaine, rubber gloves and a digital scale. Police searched the driver, a 36-year-old Cleveland Heights man, and found two bags of marijuana, one bag of cocaine and one bag with half of a Viagra tablet. The total weight of the marijuana was 24.4 grams and the total weight of the cocaine was 9.1 grams. Police took the man to Macedonia Jail and charged him with fourth-degree felony drug trafficking, fourth-degree felony drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor drug trafficking, and a window tint violation. Police charged the woman with possession of drugs.