Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.
— Macedonia —
Man found after search: A 29-year-old Northfield Center man was charged with misdemeanor theft, drug paraphernalia possession, driving under suspension and failure to reinstate a driver’s license after employees at a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store reported he left the store without paying for merchandise including a vacuum cleaner totaling nearly $540 in value May 2. Police said an employee took a photo of a vehicle the man drove away in towards Route 8. Police said that after searching along Route 8 and on Interstate 271, they found the man at a Highland Road service station. A drug pipe was found in the man’s possession and he was taken to Macedonia City Jail, said police. The merchandise was found in the vehicle and returned to the store, police said.
ATV found in yard: Police said that after they responded to a report of someone riding an ATV around on the Sugar Bush Park baseball field at about 9:25 p.m. May 1, they found an apparently abandoned ATV in a nearby yard. Police said that when they arrived at the park, they heard the sound of a female’s voice in a nearby wooded area. Police said they went into the woods and when they came out in the back yard of a Ledge Road home, they saw an ATV that was still warm to the touch and covered with mud. After the homeowners told them that they did not recognize the ATV, police had it towed away.
Man wanted on warrant: Police said they arrested a 27-year-old Mansfield man after a Versailles Place resident reported the man came onto his back deck, then left through some woods at the rear of his property at about 5:45 p.m. May 1. Police said they found the man walking along Valley View Road. The man said that after someone he did not know dropped him off at an Akron hotel, he walked to Macedonia in no more than an hour and was looking for a ride to Ashland. Police said the man believed it was Feb. 2, exhibited extreme mood swings, did not know where he was born and identified God as his emergency contact. He was turned over to Mansfield police on an arrest warrant, said police.
Misuse of a
Fraudulent charges reported: An Oaktree Drive woman reported April 28 that since the day before, someone charged an online purchase of more than $430 and unsuccessfully attempted 10 additional transactions totaling more than $240 to a credit card account she shares with her husband. The woman said she planned on reporting the matter to the card provider’s fraud department.
Television purchase attempted: A Versailles Place woman reported April 22 that a bank notified her that someone tried to charge the purchase a nearly $480 television set against her credit card account.
Tampering with evidence
Drugs found in highway median: Police said they charged a 28-year-old Stow man with third-degree felony tampering with evidence and fifth-degree felony drug possession after his vehicle struck a median metal wire barrier along Interstate 271 northbound at about 10:40 a.m. April 28.
The man was also charged with misdemeanor drug possession, operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs, prohibited blood concentration of heroin, drug paraphernalia possession and failure to control.
Police said that when they arrived, they found the man in the median appearing to pick up parts of his vehicle. He was unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred, said police. EMS treated him for a cut on his forehead. Police said they searched the median and found a shopping bag containing suspected drug items including fentanyl, a pill identified as a prescription narcotic that the man did not have a prescription for and a drug pipe. The bag also contained the man’s driver’s license and a credit card with his name on it, said police. The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail.