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

— Macedonia —


Clothing stolen three times: A Route 82 store employee reported that someone left the store without paying for clothing on three occasions on the evening of Nov. 1. The clothing, of unspecified value, filled the shopping carts that were pushed out of the store.

Woman arrested at store: A 36-year-old Stow woman was charged with misdemeanor theft after a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported the woman tried to leave the store with a shopping cart with more than $340 in merchandise on Oct. 29. The employee said she initially saw the woman in a line, but then the woman left it and tried to leave with the merchandise. The woman claimed she had forgotten her bank card in her vehicle and was going to get it and come back and pay for the merchandise, said the employee, but then changed her story several times. The woman was taken to Macedonia City Jail.

Drug possession

Woman found crying: Police said they charged a Canton woman, 37, with fifth-degree felony drug possession and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession after they found her crouched down and crying at the side of the road at the North Bedford and Ledge roads intersection at about 10:30 p.m. Oct. 31. The woman said she had left a nearby home and was trying to walk to Akron, but could not go any farther than the intersection because of the cold. Police said they offered to let her get warm in a police car and after she gave permission to search her backpack for weapons, they found suspected meth and a drug pipe with residue in it. The woman was taken to Macedonia City Jail.

Identity fraud

Construction materials purchase attempted: A Macedonia man reported Oct. 29 that someone charged four purchases of construction materials totaling more than $740 to his credit card account at a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store. The man said he received a text message alert from the bank that issued the card that the charges were still pending and he had already confirmed to the bank the charges were fraudulent. The man said he was filing a police report to document the matter.

Operating a vehicle

under the influence

Man drove off road: Police said they charged a Broadmore Road man, 44, with operating a vehicle under the influence, failure to control and drug paraphernalia possession after a witness reported seeing the man drive his van off the side of Sioux Lane and into a ditch before striking the concrete side of a driveway and driving back onto the road and continuing on to his own driveway at about 5:45 p.m. Oct. 13. Police said they found the man still in his vehicle in his driveway and he admitted he had been driving. Police said the man told them he takes a prescription opioid medication. Responding officers arrested him after he performed poorly on the field sobriety tests, including walking into a police car and then into his own van. Police said they found a drug pipe with burn marks on it in the van. The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail. According to a crash report, tire ruts were found at the side of Sioux Lane and some damage was found to the concrete driveway.