Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.
— Macedonia —
Man allegedly wore stolen clothing: A Cuyahoga Falls man, 34, was charged with misdemeanor theft and criminal trespassing after a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported the man tried to leave the store without paying for a sweatshirt, a pair of pants and a package of underwear totaling nearly $50 in value Feb. 2. The employee said the man went into a restroom, put on the sweatshirt and pants and concealed the underwear under his jacket as he tried to walk out the store’s exit doors. The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail.
Man and woman charged: A Maple Heights woman, 21, was charged with misdemeanor theft and possession of criminal tools and an Independence man, 19, was charge with misdemeanor complicity to theft after a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported the man and woman walked out of the store without paying for a pair of shoes in the woman’s purse Feb. 1. Police said they also discovered the woman had taken the hat she was wearing from the store. A police report did not include the value of the items. The man and woman were taken to Macedonia City Jail.
Clothing reported stolen: A Bedford Heights man, 37, was charged with misdemeanor theft and criminal trespassing after a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported the man left the store without paying for clothing totaling more than $250 in value Jan. 31. The employee said store security video showed the man removing security devices on clothing, concealing the items and walking out the store. The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail.
Woman hits police car: A 51-year-old Cleveland woman was charged with failure to yield to a public safety vehicle, failure to reinstate a driver’s license and driving without headlights after her vehicle struck the rear corner of a police car, pushing it into the rear corner of a police car in front of it during a traffic stop of another vehicle on Interstate 271 northbound at around 11:45 p.m. Feb. 4. Police said the only occupants of either car at the time were two police K-9s, with neither injured. No injuries were reported to the woman or any officers.
Police said the Ohio State Highway Patrol charged the woman after Macedonia police called them to the scene to investigate the accident.
Police said the traffic stop involved a Cleveland man who was stopped to investigate what may have been the sound of gun shots coming from his vehicle. Police said no gun was found and he was released.
Receiving stolen property
Car and license plate stolen: A 22-year-old Cleveland man was charged with fourth- and fifth-degree felony receiving stolen property Feb. 3 after police said they determined that the car’s license plate had been reported stolen in Shaker Heights. After stopping the vehicle, police discovered the car had been reported stolen in Cleveland.
The man was also charged with misdemeanor counts of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, driving without a valid license and driving with only one working headlight. Police said they initially tried to stop the man on Route 8 southbound just after merged off the Interstate 271 exit ramp at about 9:15 p.m., but he did not stop until around Hines Hill Road in Boston Heights. The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail.
Providing false information
Man misidentified himself: A Texas man, 36, was charged with misdemeanor charges of providing false information to avoid a citation, obstruction of official business, driving without a valid license and display of plates after police discovered through a random computer check of his vehicle’s license plate number that the plate was registered to another vehicle and they stopped him on East Highland Road at about 10:35 p.m. Feb. 1. Police said the man provided a false name and a couple of false Social Security numbers before he was taken to Macedonia City Jail, where he was identified through his fingerprints.
Mailbox, trash bin and tree damaged: A Whispering Woods Drive man reported a vehicle apparently struck his mailbox, took the lid off a trash bin and knocked a tree over in front of his home while he was away during the day Jan. 31. Police said they found a few pieces of a headlight at the scene and checked vehicles in driveways in the area, but did not see any with front end damage. The city’s service department was contacted to remove the tree from the man’s front yard. A police report did not include a damage estimate.
Woman stopped for traffic violation: A Barberton woman, 44, was cited with marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia possession and marked lanes, all minor misdemeanors, after police stopped her vehicle on Route 8 northbound north of Valley View Road at about 2:25 a.m. Jan. 29. Police said that after they saw a marijuana pipe on the vehicle’s passenger side floor, they found a small amount of suspected marijuana in the woman’s purse.
Suspected cocaine and marijuana found: A 58-year-old Cleveland woman was charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession and misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs, marijuana possession and expired plates after police determined through a random computer check of her vehicle's license plate number that it was expired and they stopped her on Interstate 271 southbound at Route 8 at about 12:55 a.m. Jan. 28.
Police said the woman appeared confused. Her blood alcohol content measured at .004 percent, well under the 0.08 percent legal limit, but she failed the field sobriety tests and admitted to using crack cocaine and smoking marijuana earlier in the evening, said police.
Police said they found suspected crack cocaine and marijuana on the woman and she provided a small urine sample. The woman was taken to Macedonia City Jail.
Mother reports incidents: A Macedonia woman reported Jan. 24 that someone had been harassing her juvenile son with phone calls, text messages and through social media for the previous year. The woman said she believes the person or persons responsible are students at Nordonia Middle School. Police said they contacted a Summit County Sheriff’s deputy who said he was aware of the situation and was working with school administration to identify anyone involved.