Macedonia police reports

Staff Writer
Kent Weeklies

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

— Macedonia —

Theft

License plate stolen: A Cleveland man reported someone stole his vehicle’s temporary license plate while the vehicle was parked outside his Valley View Road place of employment during the morning Aug. 1.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle damaged at motel: A man reported someone damaged his vehicle while it was parked outside his room at a Highland Road motel early in the morning July 31. The man said the vehicle’s side mirrors were scratched, the rubber on the windshield was pulled back, a corner of the sunroof was pushed in and there were scratches on the driver’s side front panel. A police report did not include a damage estimate.

Robbery

Shopping cart shoved into employee: Police said they charged a 36-year-old Twinsburg man with second-degree felony robbery after a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported the man shoved a shopping cart into him after the employee stopped the man from leaving the store without paying for merchandise totaling more than $500 in value July 28. No injuries to the employee were reported.

The man was also charged with misdemeanor theft, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, drug possession and drug paraphernalia possession.

The employee said after the confrontation, the man walked out of the store without the cart. Police said that when they found the man in the parking lot, he was uncooperative, refusing to obey orders to put his hands on a police car and then to get down onto the ground. The man then became dead weight while police tried to search him, pulled away from and turned into them as they were arresting him, and refused to get into a police car, pushing officers back as he did so.

Police said that while searching the man’s vehicle, they found a small bag containing a substance that field tested positive as marijuana, as well as two drug pipes with burnt residue on them.

The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail.

Identity fraud

Business loan applied for: An Oaktree Drive woman reported July 24 that someone used her personal information to apply for a $150,000 small business loan. The woman said she had contacted the Small Business Administration, a credit reporting bureau and a credit monitoring service she subscribes to and was disputing the loan.

Credit card sent in mail: An Atterbury Drive man reported July 24 that he discovered someone used his personal information to apply for a credit card after he received the card in the mail. The man said he had already had the card canceled, with no transactions made to it, reported the attempted fraud to financial institutions he does business with and hired a credit monitoring service.