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

— Macedonia —

Drug trafficking

Cocaine found on man: A 22-year-old Cleveland man was charged with fourth-degree felony drug trafficking and two counts of fifth-degree felony drug possession, as well as a misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession charge after police stopped a vehicle in which the man was a passenger for a headlight violation on Macedonia Commons Boulevard at about 2:45 a.m. Jan. 30.

The vehicle’s driver, a 23-year-old Aurora man, was charged with misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a defaced weapon, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and drug paraphernalia possession.

Police said after the Aurora man told them he had a gun in the vehicle, they found an unloaded handgun with its serial number scratched off and a drug pipe allegedly belonging to him. Police said they also saw suspected marijuana residue on the vehicle’s floor.

Police said they then searched the Cleveland man and found two small plastic bags, one containing a substance that field tested positive for cocaine and the other a substance that field tested positive for amphetamine. Police said the cocaine weighed 3 grams, more than is normally seen for personal use, and a digital scale also found on the man had a residue consistent with cocaine. Police said they also found nearly $2,700 in small bills in the man’s possession, which they said is consistent with drug sales.

The men were taken to Macedonia City Jail.


Clothing theft reported: A North Bedford Road woman, 63, was charged with misdemeanor theft and criminal tools possession after a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported the woman left the store without paying for clothing concealed in her purse Jan. 30. Police said they also found additional clothing items concealed under a large bandage wrapped around her leg and the merchandise totaled about $210 in value. The woman was taken to Macedonia City Jail.

Identity fraud

Account fraudulently opened: A Chenook Trail man reported Jan. 26 that someone used his personal information to open a store credit card account. The man said the account already had been suspended.

Illegal conveyance

Marijuana found at jail: A Broadview Heights woman, 20, was charged with third-degree felony illegal conveyance of drugs into a detention facility, fifth-degree felony drug possession and misdemeanor operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs, drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession and failure to control after the woman called and reported her vehicle was disabled on Ledgeview Road at about 1:20 a.m. Jan. 25. Police said when they arrived they found the woman’s vehicle was stuck in a ditch. The woman’s speech was slow and slurred, her eyes glossy and she appeared confused, said police. They said they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the woman and she performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. A prescription anxiety medication the woman allegedly did not have a prescription for was found in a cigarette pack in the woman’s pocket. Police said that after they took the woman to Macedonia City Jail, a small amount of suspected marijuana and a marijuana pipe were found concealed on the woman.

Criminal damaging

Seal broken on truck: A man reported Jan. 24 that someone broke the seal on the rear doors of a trailer on a truck he was driving while it was parked outside a Bavaria Road business during the night. The man said with the seal broken, the business would not accept delivery of the beverage merchandise inside the trailer.

Abandoned property

Gun turned in: A Macedonia man turned in a handgun and three magazines to police Jan. 24, saying he was concerned for his family’s safety and did not want the gun.