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
Woman charged following crash: A 26-year-old Cleveland woman was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content, failure to control and open container after she drove off South Freeway Drive at about 1:15 a.m. Aug. 25. Police said there were no reported injuries.
According to a crash report, the woman was northbound and approaching a curve to the west, just south of Ledge Road, when she lost control, went off the road to the right and struck a guardrail, then back to the left across the road and came to rest on a gravel embankment. Police said the vehicle sustained heavy disabling damage.
Police said they smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the woman and her speech was slurred and eyes glassy. She performed poorly on the field sobriety tests and her BAC measured at 0.183%, more than twice the 0.08% legal limit, said police. The woman was taken to Macedonia City Jail.
Man stopped in driveway: Police said they charged a Lawton Drive man, 47, with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content, speeding, open container and seat belt, after they clocked his southbound vehicle at 64 mph in a 35 mph zone on North Bedford Road at about 9:45 a.m. Aug. 18. Police said they followed the man onto Oakview Drive and then onto Indian Run, where he pulled into a driveway. Police said they smelled an odor of alcohol coming from the man, his eyes were bloodshot and watery and he was very talkative and hyper. He performed poorly on the field sobriety tests and his BAC level measured at 0.216%, more than twice the 0.08% legal limit, said police. He was taken to Macedonia City Jail.
Man reports computer scam: A Macedonia man reported Aug. 21 that he was scammed out of $1,150 in a computer repair scam. The man said error messages on his computer told him to call a number to get the problem fixed and after he was told he had to pay $150, he provided his credit card number. The man said he then realized the problem was not fixed and was told a refund would be deposited into his checking account, but then was told $2,000 was accidentally deposited into his bank account and to fix the problem, he would need to purchase $1,800 in gift cards and provide their numbers. The man said he did so, but after providing the numbers for $1,000 worth of cards, a friend told him she believed it to be a scam and he stopped. The man said he went to the bank and closed his accounts and discovered that the $2,000 had apparently been transferred from his savings to his checking account to make it appear it had been deposited.
Police said the matter was under investigation.
of a firearm
Gun found after crash: A 46-year-old Alabama man was charged with fifth-degree felony improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and misdemeanor operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content, and failure to control following a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 480 at about 2:40 a.m. Aug. 17. Police said there were no reported injuries.
According to a crash report, the man was westbound driving through a construction zone when he went off the road to the left and twice struck a concrete barrier, blowing out a tire and traveling on the rim until coming to a stop at the merge onto Interstate 271 north.
Police said they smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the man’s breath and he performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. Police said a loaded pistol was found within easy reach of the man in the vehicle. The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail, where his BAC level measured at 0.192%, more than twice the 0.08% legal limit.