Traffic stop leads to two arrests: Police pulled over a vehicle on I-271 north near Macedonia's northern city line June 19 around 1 a.m. for not having a front plate. The driver, a 28-year-old Bedford man, gave police false identification information several times before providing officers with his true identity, according to the report. A passenger, a 22-year-old Cleveland Heights man, also gave police a false name, the report stated. Police took both men to Macedonia Jail and charged them with falsification, a child restraint violation and the Bedford man was also charged with driving under suspension.
Speeding violation leads to several charges: Police pulled a vehicle over on the southbound exit ramp from I-271 to Route 82 for speeding and display of plates June 17 around 4 p.m. Upon further investigation police found the driver, a 29-year-old Indiana man, had no operator's license, after he initially gave police a false birthday and name. Police searched the vehicle and found a marijuana pipe. Police took the man to Macedonia Jail and charged him with falsification, driving under suspension, possession of marijuana, speeding and display of plates.
Suspended license leads to drug citation: Police pulled a vehicle over on I-271 south near Route 82 after running a random registration check and finding the owner had a suspended driver's license June 23 around 6:30 p.m. Police saw loose particles of marijuana on the seat and performed a search of the vehicle. Police found a marijuana pipe, and more particles of marijuana. Police cited the 26-year-old Bedford man with possession of marijuana and driving under suspension.
Equipment violation leads to two arrests: Police pulled over a vehicle on Route 8 near East Highland Road June 27 around 1 a.m. for no license plate illumination. Police saw an open alcoholic beverage which the passenger, a 34-year-old Nevada man, said was his. Police searched the vehicle and found a two straws with powdery residue and a glass pipe with burn marks inside the purse belonging to the driver, a 47-year-old Northfield Village woman. Police charged the woman with three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Police charged the man with an open container violation.
Stop sign violation leads to open container charge: Police pulled a vehicle over on Ledge Road near Spruce Hill Drive after seeing the driver fail to stop at a stop sign on North Bedford Road and turn west onto Ledge Road June 25 around 1 a.m. According to the report police saw the driver and passenger both reach for beer bottles and attempt to move them. Upon further investigation police found both beer bottles to be half-full. Police cited the driver, a 27-year-old Northfield Center man, with open container and failure to stop at a stop sign. Police also cited the passenger, a 21-year-old Macedonia man with an open container violation.
Woman with three children charged with shoplifting: Police responded to a Macedonia Commons store for a report of theft June 26 around 5:30 p.m. Store loss prevention staff told police they saw a woman select clothing items and place them in her bag before leaving the store without paying for the items. Store loss prevention staff stopped the woman in the parking lot with her three children. An officer took the 29-year-old Cleveland woman to Macedonia Jail while another officer took the children to the police station to wait for a family member to pick them up. The items, valued at approximately $145 were recovered. Police charged the woman with theft.
Inmate fails to return from medical furlough: Police discharged a 29-year-old woman who was being held in Macedonia Jail for a temporary medical furlough June 18 around 11:30 a.m. Police told the woman she would be charged with escape if she did not return to the jail upon completion of her treatment. Macedonia Fire took the woman to Akron General Hospital where she reportedly left some time after she arrived. As of 11:45 p.m. June 18 the woman did not return to the jail. Police charged her with escape and theft as she was wearing a jail issued shirt, pants and rubber shoes valued at $30 that have not been returned to the city.