City of Twinsburg
Car break-ins: A Gettysburg Drive resident contacted police Dec. 30 to report a theft from a vehicle on the property. Responding officers noted suspicious footprints leading to parked cars in the driveways of several other residences on Gettysburg Drive. Reported taken were a $2 bill, loose change and a $5 gold buffalo coin.
The next day, a Gettsburg Drive resident stopped by the police station to report that his firearm was missing from his vehicle. He said that at about 11 a.m., he noticed the door to his vehicle was slightly open. When he checked the center console, he noticed his firearm, a Walther PPS .40, was missing. Also reported missing were a black nylon holster and about $5 in change. The firearm was registered as missing and the case is under investigation.
On Jan. 1, police say a 30-year-old Streetsboro man was arrested and charged with three counts of theft in connection with the above cases.
Nearly $3,000 in items reported taken: A Ridgewod Court resident called police Dec. 30 at 1:16 p.m. and told police that when he arrived home from work, he noticed his front door window was smashed in. Several items with an estimated value of $2,935, including a Toshiba Satellite, a Samsung tablet, a stainless steel watch, a sculpture, a suitcase and a plastic pretzel container were among the items reported missing. The case is under investigation.
Barking dog leads to drug arrest: A 58-year-old Waywood Drive man was arrested and charged with multiple drug-related offenses Dec. 31 after police were initially called for a barking dog report. At 1:14 a.m., police were dispatched to a Gettysburg Drive residence for a complaint of a barking dog. Responding officers found the dog in a backyard with no shelter. Officers tried to contact the residents and saw the Waywood Drive man through a window, lying face down in the front living room. The officers feared the man may not be breathing so the Twinsburg Fire Department was called to the scene. The officers entered the residence through an unlocked front door and discovered the man was breathing but was highly intoxicated. While speaking with the man, officers noted multiple drug items in plain view. Charges included drug trafficking, possession of drugs, criminal tools, possession of hash oil, drug paraphernalia and barking dog. The man was transported to Solon jail without bond, and pleaded not guilty in Stow Municipal Court Jan. 3. Police seized bags of marijuana, an open box of clear plastic bags and a rubber container with hash oil as evidence.