Erratic driving leads to OVI: Police responded to Route 8 near Route 82 June 10 around 11 a.m. for a report of an erratic driver. A witness called 911 and reported seeing a vehicle almost hit several vehicles and that the driver appeared to have fallen asleep at the wheel. Police stopped the vehicle on Route 82 near French Drive. Police say the driver, a 23-year-old Cleveland man, had bloodshot eyes and was slurring his speech. Police administered field sobriety tests, which the man failed. Police took the man to Sagamore Hills Police Department and gave him a breathalyzer test in which the man registered a blood alcohol content of 0.167 -- more than double the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Police charged the man with OVI and BAC.
Traffic violation leads to drug charge: Police pulled a vehicle over for failure to stop at a stop sign June 8 around 9:30 p.m on Forsythe Road at Rehwinkle Road. Police say the driver, a 22-year-old Sagamore Hills man, was smoking marijuana inside the vehicle. Police said the man gave them a warm glass pipe with marijuana residue. Police searched the vehicle and also found a grinder with a small amount of marijuana, a second pipe and two pipe screens. Police cited the man with stop sign violation, possession of marijuana, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
Couple face charges from separate incidents: Police responded to a Nesbitt Road home June 4 around 1:30 p.m. after a 911 hang up call. According to reports, police had also responded to the home on May 25 for a report of a gunshot fired around 10:30 p.m. The call in May resulted in a 57-year-old man who lived in the home being charged with a second degree felony of improper firearm discharge as he had fired a handgun into the wall during an argument with his wife. On June 4 police found the wife, a 61-year-old woman, had poured gasoline on the bed and was threatening to light it on fire during an argument with her husband. While police were investigating the residence, the woman requested the fire department to come as she felt she was having a panic attack. The Sagamore Hills-Macedonia fire department took the woman to Marymount Hospital for evaluation. Police charged the woman with domestic violence and aggravated menacing.
Police arrest shoplifters leaving store: Police responded to a Macedonia Commons store for a report of theft June 17 around 9 p.m. Store loss prevention staff told police they saw two men conceal items and Police stopped the men as they exited the store through a side door without paying. An 18-year-old Cleveland man was found to have a pair of ear buds on him valued at $14. Police found bluetooth headphones valued at $25 on the second man, 18, of South Euclid. Police took both men to Macedonia Jail and charged them with theft.
Two charged after store reports shoplifting: Police responded to a Macedonia Commons store for a report of theft June 16 around 6:30 p.m. Store loss prevention staff told police they saw a woman leave the store with a bag of merchandise she did not pay for and place it in the trunk of a vehicle driven by a man who drove around the parking lot while the woman re-entered the store. Police found the vehicle parked in the store lot and found approximately $280 worth of clothing and electronic items in the vehicle's trunk. Police detained the driver, a 61-year-old Cleveland man. Police stopped the 45-year-old Bedford Heights woman as she exited the store and found an additional $60 of grocery items in her bag. Police took both the man and woman to Macedonia Jail. Police charged the woman with two counts of theft and one count of possession of criminal tools. Police charged the man with complicity to theft, driving with a suspended license and no operator's license.
Man smoking marijuana while driving pulled over: Police stopped at a traffic light at East Highland Road and Route 8 reported they saw the driver of the vehicle next to them smoking a marijuana pipe June 17 around 9 a.m. Police stopped the vehicle on Route 8 just north of East Highland Road, found the pipe, and cited the 34-year-old Ravenna man with possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
Suspicious man leads to felony arrest: Police responded to a report of a suspicious man knocking on a Robinwood Terrace home June 9 around 10 p.m. The caller told police the man asked for cigarettes and water and retreated to a vehicle parked outside the residence. Police stopped the man, who told them he was waiting for a friend to come out of a neighbor's house. Police saw the 30-year-old Cleveland woman approach the vehicle and asked for her I.D. and determined she was wanted on a warrant through Garfield Heights Police Department. Police found she had a syringe, 1.5 grams of heroin and a spoon with burnt residue in her purse, as well as found three more syringes, a spoon with burnt residue, and a glass pipe in the vehicle. Police took the woman to Macedonia Jail and charged her with fourth-degree felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia. The man was released from the scene.