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

— Macedonia —

Drug-related offenses

Man charged with felony: A 23-year-old Northfield Center man was charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession, turn signals and littering from a motor vehicle after police said they saw him twice fail to use his turn signals and then throw a cigarette butt from his vehicle as they were stopping him on East Highland Road at about 12:10 p.m. April 11. Police said that after police K-9 Haro indicated the presence of narcotics, they found the man with a prescription opioid medication he did not have a prescription for and a plastic tube with residue on it. The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail.

Man found with marijuana: A Cleveland man, 46, was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and driving under suspension after a woman reported the man was driving erratically on Interstate 271 southbound before getting off at Route 82 at about 7:25 p.m. April 10. Police said that after they found the man in his vehicle in a Route 82 restaurant’s parking lot, they found him in possession of a small amount of suspected marijuana. He was then turned over to the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office on an arrest warrant.

Syringes and spoons found: A Doylestown woman, 20, was charged with misdemeanor drug abuse instruments possession, drug paraphernalia possession, and driving under suspension after police determined through a random computer check of her license plate number that her driver’s license was suspended and they stopped her on Interstate 271 northbound near the county line at about 7:45 p.m. April 8. Police said they found the woman in possession of five hypodermic syringes, two spoons, at least one burnt with a residue on it, a short straw with a white powder residue on it and a tie-off string.

Identity fraud

Account fraudulently opened: An Arbor Trails Drive man reported April 10 that someone in Las Vegas used his personal information to open an account with a cable company and the account is delinquent by $874.

Misuse of a credit card

Credit card was reported stolen: A manager of a Route 82 restaurant reported that an unknown male tried to use a credit card that had been reported stolen to purchase a meal and a $50 gift card on April 10. The manager said that when the male was told the credit card was reported stolen, he quickly left without the card or the merchandise he had attempted to buy. Police said they informed the credit card’s provider that the card had been recovered.


Pressure washers stolen: A 31-year-old Akron man was charged with fifth-degree felony theft and misdemeanor drug possession, drug abuse instruments possession and drug paraphernalia possession after a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported the man left the store without paying for two pressure washers totaling more than $1,300 in value April 1. The employee initially reported that the man left the store without paying for one washer and then came back into the store. Police said they stopped the man after he walked out of the store without paying for the second washer. Police said the first washer was found in the man’s vehicle in the store’s parking lot, along with a prescription anxiety medication the man allegedly did not have a prescription for, a hypodermic needle, and a burnt spoon. The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail.


Fake bill used: A Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported that two unidentified males used a counterfeit $100 bill to make an approximately $5 purchase March 30. The employee said the males left in a vehicle. Police said they searched the area, but were unable to find the vehicle.