Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.
— Macedonia —
Video game theft reported: A 30-year-old Cleveland man was charged with misdemeanor theft after a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported the man tried to leave the store without paying for three video games totaling about $60 in value that he allegedly removed from their packaging and concealed in his pants March 29. The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail.
Merchandise under rung: A Northfield Village man, 28, was charged with misdemeanor theft after a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported the man under rung merchandise March 26 while he was at the store’s self checkout by placing some merchandise on top of other merchandise when scanning it so that only the items on the bottom scanned. The employee said the man then tried to leave the store without paying for items totaling more than $30 in value. The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail.
Clothing and shoes concealed: A Medina woman, 56, was charged with misdemeanor theft after a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported the woman left the store without paying for merchandise totaling more than $150 in value March 21. The employee said the woman took a pair of shoes into a dressing room, then came out seemingly without them. When the employee checked the room, he said, he did not find the items, but did find tags on the floor that had been on the merchandise. Police said the shoes were found in the woman’s purse and the clothing in her waistband. The woman was taken to Macedonia City Jail.
Money taken from account: An executive of a South Freeway Drive company reported March 8 someone transferred nearly $13,000 out of the company’s bank account in two transactions in February. The executive said one transaction, for more than $6,800, was stopped while the other, for nearly $6,100, was being disputed.
Marijuana smelled in vehicle: A Cleveland man, 24, was charged with misdemeanor drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession, driving under suspension, turn signals, and no rear plate light after police stopped his vehicle on Summer Road at about 2:20 a.m. March 28. Police said they had seen the man fail to use his turn signals three times starting when he exited Interstate 271 southbound at Route 82. Police said they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and saw suspected marijuana residue on the center console. Police said they found a small plastic bag containing suspected marijuana and a digital scale with suspected marijuana residue on it in the vehicle. The man was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.
Man a passenger in vehicle: A Twinsburg man, 34, was cited with minor misdemeanor marijuana possession after police stopped a vehicle he was a passenger in on South Freeway Drive just north of Route 82 a little before noon March 27 when police noticed the vehicle’s temporary registration tag did not have any letters or numbers on it. Police said they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and found the man in possession of a small amount of suspected marijuana. The vehicle’s driver, a Parma man, was warned for the registration violation.
Marijuana found in bag: A Sagamore Hills woman, 42, was cited with minor misdemeanor drug possession and expired plates after police stopped her vehicle for having an expired registration on Route 8 southbound, just south of Highland Road, at about 8:20 p.m. March 27. Police said they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from her vehicle and found a small amount of suspected marijuana in a bag the woman carried out of her vehicle when she got out.
Line of credit opened: An Arbor Trails Drive man reported March 20 that someone in Las Vegas used his personal information to open a line of credit with a bank and used it to purchase merchandise totaling nearly $6,200 in value. The man said he needed to file a police report to document the incident and the bank was investigating.