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

— Macedonia —

Operating a vehicle

under the influence

Man charged following traffic stop: A Maple Heights man, 29, was charged with misdemeanor operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drug possession, open container, and use of turn signals after police said they saw him fail to use his turn signals while changing lanes on Route 82 and stopped him in a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store’s parking lot at about 2:25 a.m. March 3. Police said they smelled the odor of alcohol coming from the man, his eyes were bloodshot, his pupils were dilated and he performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. Police said they found a small amount of suspected marijuana and an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail.

Stopping after an accident

Drug possession

Man stopped for speeding: A 23-year-old Cleveland man was charged with misdemeanor drug possession, driving without a license and speeding after police said they clocked his vehicle’s speed at 87 mph in a 65 mph zone on Interstate 271 southbound and stopped it when it exited onto Route 82 at about 8:10 a.m. March 3. Police said they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and found a small amount of suspected marijuana in it. The man was given a Macedonia Mayor’s Court date and released on a $200 bond.

Woman charged with felony: A 22-year-old Akron woman was charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession and 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 merchandise totaling about $335 in value in her purse March 1. Police said they found the woman in possession of a prescription opioid pain medication she did not have a prescription for. The woman was taken to Macedonia City Jail.

Marijuana found in vehicle: A Warrensville Heights man, 21, was cited with minor misdemeanor drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession, open container, marked lanes and turn signals after police stopped his vehicle on Route 82 at about 11:35 p.m. Feb. 27. Police said they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and found a small amount of suspected marijuana, a digital scale and two open bottles of alcohol in the vehicle.


Woman reports jewelry theft: A woman reported March 2 that someone took a diamond necklace and a set of diamond earrings with an estimated value of $1,000 from her apartment in a South Bedford Road assisted living facility during the previous six months. A facility manager said that when the jewelry was not found in a search, she suggested to the woman and her son that they call the police. The woman said she did not know who might have taken the jewelry. Police said they are investigating.

Man seen taking purse: A woman reported someone took her purse after she forgot it in a shopping cart at a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store Feb. 18. Police said that store security video showed the woman leaving the purse in the cart when she left the store. An unknown man could then be seen walking up the cart, taking the purse and placing it under his jacket, and walking out of the store. The woman said the purse contained $300, a driver’s license, a cell phone, a credit card and a bank card, with the loss totaling approximately $740. The woman said she canceled the bank and credit cards and no one attempted to use them.

Stopping after an accident

Man drove away: A Bedford man, 67, was charged with misdemeanor stopping and starting, falsification and improper backing after a Macedonia woman reported that the man backed his vehicle into the front of hers and then drove away while they were on Macedonia Commons Boulevard waiting to make a left turn onto Route 82 at about 5:05 p.m. March 3. Police said there were no reported injuries and damage to both vehicles was minor.

Police said the woman was able to provide the man’s license plate number and a description and photo she took of his vehicle and the information was given to Bedford police. After Bedford police stopped the man’s vehicle in Bedford a short time later and told him he needed to contact Macedonia police, he came to the Macedonia Police Department. The man denied being in a crash or even being in Macedonia that day, said police, but they saw damage to his vehicle’s rear bumper and after they showed him the photo the woman took showing his license plate number, the man admitted he had been in the crash. He was taken to Macedonia City Jail.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle grill kicked: A Hinckley man, 60, was charged with criminal damaging and turn signals after a Maple Heights man reported the Hinckley man kicked his vehicle’s grill following a crash on Interstate 271 northbound at about 12:50 p.m. March 2. Police said there were no reported injuries in the crash. The Maple Heights man reported that he was driving in the left lane when the Hinckley man crashed into the side of his vehicle while changing lanes from the right. He said that the Hinckley man got out, yelled at him and kicked his vehicle’s grill, damaging it. Police said the Hinckley man admitted to kicking the grill. A police report did not include a damage estimate. The Maple Heights man’s vehicle sustained minor damage in the crash and the Hinckley man’s vehicle sustained more serious damage, but was still functional.

Juvenile runaway

Girl found at friend’s home: Police said that after they responded to a report that a 15-year-old Macedonia girl had run away during the evening March 1, she was found at a friend’s home in Twinsburg about an hour later and returned home. No charges were reported.

Suspicious person

Mother gave permission to use cards: Police said they responded to a report that a Sagamore Hills woman attempted to use an Ohio identification card and a credit card that did not appear to belong to her while attempting to make a purchase at a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store Feb. 21. The woman left in a vehicle before police arrived, but Northfield Village police stopped her on Route 8, a little north of Valley View Road. Macedonia police said that after questioning the woman at the scene, they determined that the ID and credit cards belonged to her mother and she had permission to use them.