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

— Macedonia —

Fraud

Money taken from account: A Macedonia woman reported March 3 that someone stole money from her checking account. The woman said that she had been communicating with a man through a dating app and he sent her a check for $2,800, which she deposited into her account. The woman said she then discovered that an unknown amount of her own money was missing from the account. The woman said the man also asked her for personal and bank account information, which she did not provide. Police said the bank was investigating.

Man reports fraudulent call: A Macedonia man reported Feb. 24 that someone claiming to work for the IRS called him, asked for personal information and then told him a warrant would be issued for his arrest for fraud and drug possession and someone was using his Social Security number in Maryland. The man said he then realized the call was fraudulent.

Drug possession

Man charged during fraud investigation: A Florida man, 26, was charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession after police responded to a report that the man may have tried to purchase three cell phones with a fraudulent identification card and credit card at a Route 82 store March 1. Police said the man left the store in a vehicle, but they stopped it in the parking lot of another Route 82 business. Police said they smelled marijuana coming from the men and they found a small amount of a substance in his possession that field tested positive as meth. Police said they also found two cell phones in his possession that he had just purchased at a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store, but the were unable to find a fraudulent ID or credit card in his possession and it was unclear whether the phones were purchased fraudulently. Police took the man to Macedonia City Jail.

Criminal damaging

Truck was stuck in yard: A Bruce Road woman reported someone severely damaged her front yard by driving a vehicle onto it while she was away from home during the afternoon Feb. 27. Police said some of the tracks were more than a foot deep and mud spatter indicated the vehicle became stuck and the driver spun the tires trying to get out. A neighbor who witnessed the incident said a pickup truck was driven into the woman’s driveway and when it exited, was driven into the yard and the driver called for a tow. Police said the neighbor identified the towing company which identified the truck’s driver as a Cleveland man. Police said they tried to contact the man. A police report did not include a damage estimate.

Theft

Hat stolen from man’s head: A man reported that after he suddenly felt someone bump him from behind and pull off his hat of unspecified value while he was looking at watches inside a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store Feb. 25, he turned, and saw three unidentified teenagers running out of the store’s exit doors with his hat.

Drug trafficking

Marijuana found in vehicle: A 22-year-old North Randall man was charged with fifth-degree felony drug trafficking and misdemeanor marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia possession, expired plates and window tint after they stopped his vehicle in a South Freeway Drive parking lot at a little before 8 a.m. Feb. 24. Police said they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the man’s vehicle and they found a one-gallon plastic bag and three small plastic bags containing suspected marijuana, two digital scales with suspected marijuana residue on them, and dozens of small and large empty plastic bags in the vehicle. The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail.