Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.
— Macedonia —
Utility account opened: An Alexis Drive man reported Aug. 25 that someone used his personal information to open an account with a Louisiana utility company and that an unpaid $123 bill had been sent to a collections agency. The man said the utility company requested he file a police report.
Money fraudulently withdrawn: A Huntsford Drive woman reported discovering Aug. 20 that someone went into a Northfield Center bank and used her bank card information to withdraw $1,000 from her account. The woman said that a short time after that, someone tried to do the same thing at another nearby bank. The woman said she canceled the card and she did not know who might have done it.
Forged checks cashed: The owner of an East Highland Road business reported Aug. 23 that someone forged several company checks and cashed them or tried to cash them at various banks. Police said the amounts of the checks ranged between $650 and $1,200, but it was unclear what the total loss to the business was. Police said an investigation is pending.
Operating a vehicle
under the influence
Woman stopped for traffic violations: A Madison County woman, 55, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content, marijuana possession, speeding and turn signals after police stopped her vehicle on Interstate 271 northbound near Ledge Road at about 11:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Police said they saw her fail to use her turn signal while changing lanes and then speed up to 75 mph in a 60 mph zone. The woman’s BAC measured at .120 percent, higher than the the 0.08 percent legal limit and she performed poorly on the field sobriety tests, said police. She was taken to Macedonia City Jail.
Stolen cards used: A Cherry Circle woman reported someone took her wallet containing a credit card, bank card, driver’s license and insurance cards from her purse while she was shopping at a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store Aug. 22. The woman said the credit card was used to make a $467 purchase at a Northfield Center store and the bank card was used to make purchases at the same store and at a Sagamore Hills store totaling about $570. Police said security camera photos from the Macedonia store showed an unknown male taking the wallet from the purse in the woman’s shopping cart while she was looking at items on a shelf. Police said an investigation is pending. The woman said she was able to cancel the cards and dispute the charges.
Bikes stolen from porch: A Shepard Hills Boulevard man and woman reported Aug. 22 that someone took two bicycles totaling about $230 in value from their front porch since the day before.
Pallets taken from business: A manager of an East Highland Road business reported Aug. 20 that someone took 160 wooden pallets totaling $640 in value from where they were stored outside the business during the previous few days.
Suspected cocaine found in vehicle: A Bedford man, 43, was charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession and misdemeanor charges of drug possession, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content, driving under suspension and marked lanes after police responded to a report that the man was driving erratically and that his vehicle nearly struck several other vehicles on Route 8 southbound at about 4:20 p.m. Aug. 22. Police said they saw the man commit marked lane violations and stopped it after he turned onto Highland Road. Police said they smelled the odor of alcohol coming from the man’s vehicle and he seemed confused. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests and his BAC measured at .115 percent, higher than the 0.08 percent legal limit. Police also said they found a small amount of suspected cocaine and a prescription anxiety medication the man did not have a prescription for in his vehicle. The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail.
Police smell marijuana: A North Carolina man, 29, and a Warrensville Heights man, 27, were cited with marijuana possession and open container after a police officer reported that while patrolling a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store’s parking lot in his car, he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from their vehicle as they got out of the vehicle while he drove past Aug. 21. The North Carolina man was also cited with drug paraphernalia possession. Police said they could see suspected marijuana in plain view in the vehicle and found additional amounts, as well as a digital scale allegedly belonging to the North Carolina man, when they searched the vehicle.
Marijuana found during traffic stop: A Garfield Heights man, 21, was charged with misdemeanor drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession, driving under suspension and expired plates after police said they determined through a random computer check of his vehicle’s license plate number that the plate was expired and they stooped him on Highland Road at about 1:20 p.m. Aug. 21. Police said they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the man’s vehicle and they found a small amount of suspected marijuana and a digital scale in it. The man was taken to Summit County Jail.