• Shoplifting call leads to felony arrest: Police responded to a Macedonia Commons store Sept. 29 around 4:30 p.m. for a report of theft. Store loss prevention told police they saw a 26-year-old Mantua man and a 20-year-old Windham woman enter the store, select items and leave the store without paying for them. The pair left the store and a second man entered the store and attempted to return the same items for cash. Police found the man and woman in a vehicle in the parking lot. The Mantua man was found to have two syringes in his pocket and police determined he was wanted on felony warrants . He was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and theft. Police said the Windham woman initially gave them a false name. She was charged with fifth-degree felony counts of forgery and identity fraud for signing her booking paperwork at the jail under a different name. She was also charged with misdemeanor theft, falsification, and obstructing official business. Police searched the vehicle and found marijuana, a marijuana pipe, and a meth pipe with residue that belonged to the vehicle’s owner, a 43-year-old Lake Milton woman. She was charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and drug abuse. Police determined charges were not warranted for the man who had attempted to return the stolen items.
Drug Arrest
• Medical emergency call leads to arrest: Police responding to a Highland Road motel for a medical emergency were told by a manager of a neighboring motel there was a suspicious vehicle in his parking lot. The officer found a 21-year-old Aurora man attempting to hide under a blanket in the vehicle. Police found the man had an active warrant through Portage County Sheriff’s Office and a suspended license. Police searched the vehicle and found marijuana particles throughout the vehicle, a digital scale, and several receipts for Oxycodone. Police charged the man with falsification, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and driving under suspension. He was also detained for his warrant. Other officers responded to the medical emergency.
Northfield Center
Domestic Violence
• Dispute between father and son leads to arrest: Deputies responded to a North Oakmont Drive home for a report of domestic violence Sept. 25 around 10:30 p.m. A man told police he was having a verbal argument with his father, an 88-year-old Northfield Center man, that escalated when his father kicked him in the legs. He told police his father also struck his nephew in the nose causing a small cut in the bridge of his nose. Deputies took the father to Summit County Jail and charged him with domestic violence. The nephew, a 45-year-old Northfield Center man, was also taken into custody for a Summit County Sheriff’s Office warrant.
Criminal Damaging
• Damage to car wash under investigation: Deputies responded Sept. 22 around 2 p.m. to a Route 82 business for a report of damage. A manager told the sheriff’s deputy someone had driven their vehicle through the car wash, damaging rails and washer parts. The value of the damage was unknown, according to the report. An investigation is pending.
• Alcohol and cookies removed from store: Deputies responded to a Route 82 store for a report of theft Sept. 16 around 12:30 a.m. A store manager told police an unknown man pried open a locked display case and removed a $300 bottle of champagne, a $100 bottle of wine and a $3 package of cookies and left the store without paying. An investigation is pending.
Alleged theft, return leads to arrest: Deputies responded to a Route 82 store for a report of theft Sept. 20 around 2 p.m.
Store loss prevention staff told police a 43-year-old Chesterland man entered the store with a small cardboard box and staff saw him select a $370 sink and take the item to customer service for return.
The return was processed and the man was given a $370 merchandise card before he left the store. Deputies caught up with the man on Brandywine Road. He was charged with theft and taken for medical treatment due to his state of intoxication, the report states.