Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.
— Macedonia —
Men cited following altercation: A Cleveland man, 44, and a Walton Hills man, 29, were cited for disorderly conduct following an altercation in a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store’s parking lot during the early afternoon Feb. 2. The Walton Hills man reported that after he honked his horn at the Cleveland man while the Cleveland man was stopped in the lane in front of the store, he drove past him, parked and got out of his vehicle. The Cleveland man had also parked and walked up to the Walton Hills man. They argued and then the Cleveland man kicked him in the leg and ran away, the Walton Hills man said.
Police said they found the Cleveland man at another store. He said he was waiting for a vehicle to back out of a space in an aisle so that he could park when the Walton Hills man honked, revved his engine, drove past several other vehicles that were also stopped behind the Cleveland man, cursed at him and made an obscene gesture. The Cleveland man said that after getting out of his vehicle, he approached the Walton Hills man, they had words and then he kicked him trying to trip him.
Police said store security video showed that when the Walton Hills man drove past the other vehicles, a pedestrian crossing the lane was forced to jump out of the way to avoid getting hit. The Walton Hills man declined to press an assault charge against the Cleveland man, said police.
Vehicle hit mailbox: A Park Ledge Road man reported Feb. 1 that a vehicle struck his mailbox during the night. Police said the mailbox was laying in the man’s front yard, about 50 feet from where it was supposed to be. Tire tracks indicated that the unknown vehicle possibly came from Shepard Road to the east, went off the road and through a mound of snow, across the man’s driveway apron and struck the mailbox. It then continued along the tree lawn for about 20 feet before going back onto the road and continuing on. Police said they found small vehicle parts on the ground. The man said he did not hear anything. Police said they checked the area, but were unable to locate any damaged vehicles. A police report did not include a damage estimate.
Bus driver allegedly lied about crash: A 25-year-old Akron man was charged with misdemeanor providing false information to police and assured clear distance ahead following a three-vehicle crash involving a Metro RTA bus the man was driving, an SUV and a car on Route 82 at Macedonia Commons Boulevard at a little after 8 a.m. Jan. 31. Police said there were no reported injuries.
The SUV’s driver, a Twinsburg man, said he was stopped at the intersection when his vehicle was struck twice from the rear. The car’s driver, a Streetsboro man, reported that the bus struck his car in the rear, pushing him into the back of the SUV. The Akron man denied this, claiming that he saw the car hit the SUV’s rear, back up and hit the front of the bus, and then move forward and hit the SUV a second time.
Police, however, said that video footage, provided by Metro RTA police from a camera at the front of the bus, showed the bus hitting the car, pushing it forward into the SUV. The bus then appeared to hit the car again before coming to a stop, pushing the car again into the back of the SUV.
Police said the car sustained disabling damage while the SUV sustained damage but was functioning. The bus sustained minor damage, said police.
The Akron man was charged in Macedonia Mayor’s Court.