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

— Sagamore Hills —

Tampering with evidence

Man dropped suspected heroin: Police said they charged a 49-year-old Northfield Center man with third-degree felony tampering with evidence and fifth-degree felony drug possession after they responded to a report that the man was banging on the door of a Spafford Oval home at around 6:30 a.m. Nov. 29. Police said they saw the man walking along Route 82 and after pulling up to talk to him saw him drop a latex glove containing suspected heroin in an alleged attempt at covering up that he had been carrying it. The man was taken to Summit County Jail.


Woman followed in store: A township woman reported that an unidentified man kept following her as she shopped for about 45 minutes at a Route 82 store Nov. 23. The woman said the man kept walking past her as she stopped in aisles and walked past without buying anything when she was in a checkout line. She said she spoke to a store manager, who had a male employee escort her to her vehicle in the parking lot and as they left the store, they saw the man sitting on a bench by the exit doors. Police said store security video showed the man standing up and appear to watch the woman and employee. He then went back into the store for six to eight minutes before leaving without making any purchases.

— Macedonia —


Fraudulent purchase reported: A Legend Court man reported Dec. 1 that someone made an online purchase totaling more than $9,500 against his checking account. The man said he was filing a police report at the request of the bank.

Hat taken from store: A 37-year-old Akron man was charged with misdemeanor theft after a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported the man left the store without paying for an approximately $28 hat Dec. 1. Police said they found the man outside a nearby business and recovered the hat after he told them he had left it on top of a car in the store’s parking lot. The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail.

Drug possession

Cocaine found: Police said they charged a Painesville man, 23, with fifth-degree felony drug possession and misdemeanor operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content, failure to reinstate, speeding, open container and seatbelt after they clocked his vehicle’s speed at 78 mph in a 65 mph zone and stopped it on Interstate 271 southbound near Route 8 at about 11:15 p.m. Nov. 29.

Police said they smelled the odor of alcohol coming from the man, his BAC level measured at 0.128 percent, higher than the 0.08-percent legal limit and he performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. Police said they found the man possessed a small plastic bag containing a white powder that field tested positive as cocaine. There also was an open container of beer in his vehicle.

The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail.

Property damage

Car may have been entered: A woman reported she believed someone may have broken into her car while it was parked outside her Macedonia Commons Boulevard place of employment during the evening Nov. 28 after discovering the passenger door handle was damaged. Police said the handle had popped out as if someone either pulled on it too hard or hit it. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle.