Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

— Macedonia —

Theft

Woman arrested during traffic stop: A Cleveland woman, 20, was charged with misdemeanor theft, possession of criminal tools, and drug paraphernalia possession after a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported the woman left the store without paying for clothing and jewelry totaling more than $320 in value May 31.

The employee said that when he tried to stop the woman outside the store, she was uncooperative and left in a car, driving south toward Route 8. Police said they spotted the car northbound on Route 8 and stopped it near Route 82. The merchandise and a marijuana pipe with burnt residue in it were found in the vehicle, police said. The woman was taken to Macedonia City Jail.

Theft seen on video: A Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported May 27 that while watching store security video, she saw an unidentified male leaving the store without paying for a backpack and merchandise in it, including a drill, a watch, two cell phones and some beer totaling nearly $250 in value earlier that afternoon.

Suspect ran out of store: A Route 82 store employee reported an unidentified male ran out of the store without paying for 20 packs of cigarettes, a bottle of soda, an over the counter medication, batteries and candy totaling more than $150 in value May 26. The employee said the male was at the checkout counter as if to pay for the merchandise, but then ran out after distracting the clerk by asking for a lighter. The clerk followed the male out, but did not see where the male went, the employee said.

Drug-related offenses

Man charged with felonies: A 48-year-old Independence man was charged with two counts of fifth-degree felony drug possession and misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle under the influence, drug paraphernalia possession, driving under suspension, marked lanes and a turn signal violation after police stopped his vehicle on Route 8 northbound, north of Route 82, at about 5:40 p.m. May 30.

Police said the man was lethargic, unsteady on his feet and he did poorly on the field sobriety tests. He was suspected of being under the influence of drugs, police said, and the man said he had taken prescription medications for seizures, pain and treatment of mental illness earlier in the day.

Police said they found a prescription anxiety medication the man allegedly did not have a prescription for in two strengths hidden in a flashlight in the man's vehicle. The fourth-degree misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession charge was in connection with the flashlight allegedly being used to conceal the pills, police said.

The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail.

Man charged during traffic stop: An East Cleveland man, 20, was charged with misdemeanor drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession, driving under suspension, window tint and a turn signal violation after police stopped his vehicle on Route 82 at about 12:30 a.m. May 25. Police said they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and found a small amount of suspected marijuana in it.

Pipe seen in vehicle: A Bedford man, 56, was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession after police said they saw him staggering as he walked in the parking lot of a Highland Road hotel at about 3:20 a.m. May 25. Police said they verified the man was not staying at the hotel and he gave numerous confusing explanations as to why he was there. Police said that when the man opened his vehicle's door, they saw a drug pipe in plain view in it. The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail.

Woman charged after crash: A 37-year-old Akron woman was charged with misdemeanor drug possession, driving under suspension and a red light violation following a two-vehicle crash on Route 8 at Highland Road at about 7:40 p.m. May 24.

Police said possible injuries were reported to the woman, a Northfield Center woman driving the other vehicle, an infant boy in the Northfield Center woman's vehicle and two girls, ages 16 and 17, in the Akron woman's vehicle. All were treated at the scene, but none was taken to a hospital.

Police said the accident occurred when the Akron woman went through a red light while southbound on Route 8 and struck the side of the Northfield Center woman's vehicle while she was turning left onto Highland Road from Route 8 northbound. Both vehicles sustained disabling damage.

Police said that after the woman's arrest, she asked for a cigarette and when an officer opened a pack of cigarettes belonging to her, he smelled marijuana coming from it and found a marijuana cigar in it.

Identity fraud

Phone fraudulently purchased: A Lorain County man reported May 27 that someone charged the $2,160 purchase of three cell phones to his cell phone account at a Route 82 store in April. The man said the phone provider's fraud department is investigating and the phones had been remotely deactivated.

Escape

Man leaves hospital: A 57-year-old Akron man was charged with first-degree misdemeanor escape after the man, who had been incarcerated in the Macedonia City Jail, left Cleveland Clinic Twinsburg May 27. Police said Macedonia EMS took the man to the hospital after he claimed to have chest pains earlier that morning. An arrest warrant was issued for the man, police said.

Police said the man had been taken to the jail after they stopped his vehicle on Highland Road at Chamberlin Road at about 12:15 p.m. May 26. He was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content, driving under suspension, marked lanes and open container. Police said they smelled the odor of alcohol coming from the man's vehicle and his breath, his eyes were glossy and he was unsteady on his feet. He did poorly on the field sobriety tests and his BAC level measured at 0.223 percent, more than twice the 0.08 percent legal limit, police said.

Counterfeiting

Purchase attempted with fake bill: A Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported an unknown man tried to purchase merchandise with a counterfeit $100 bill May 27. The employee said that when a cashier called a supervisor to look at the bill, the man quickly left the store without the bill and the merchandise.

Falsification

False information given: A Medina woman, 36, was charged with misdemeanor falsification and drug paraphernalia possession after police stopped a vehicle the woman was a passenger in for having expired license plates on Interstate 271 northbound at about 7:30 p.m. May 27.

Police said the woman falsely identified herself and they found a drug pipe allegedly belonging to her in the vehicle.

The vehicle's driver, a 44-year-old Akron woman, was charged with driving under suspension, expired driver's license, expired plates, and drug paraphernalia possession. Police said they found a short tube with a white powder residue on it allegedly belonging to the Akron woman in the vehicle.

Both women were taken to Macedonia City Jail. Police said they determined that the Medina woman was wanted by the Summit County Sheriff's office.