City of Twinsburg
Assisted Macedonia PD: A Twinsburg officer assisted a Macedonia officer Feb. 5 on a traffic stop at Interstate 480 east between routes 82 and 91. The driver, a 23-year-old Streetsboro man, was found to have a warrant through the Twinsburg Police Department for failure to appear on a fictitious plates charge. The passenger, a 23-year-old Cleveland woman, also was found to have a warrant through Twinsburg police for failure to appear on an illegal plates charge. The man and woman were taken into custody by Twinsburg police and taken to the Solon jail, where they were both held on 10 percent of a $5,000 bond.
Accident leads to arrests: Two Cleveland-area residents were found to have warrants out for their arrest after a three-car accident on Feb. 8 on Interstate 480 East. A Cleveland man, 24, had a warrant out of Mayfield Village for failure to appear in court. An Aurora woman, 23, had a warrant out of North Randall for passing bad checks. The Aurora woman also was cited for speeding and assured clear distance, as was the driver of the third vehicle, a 20-year-old Eastlake woman. The Cleveland man was a passenger in the vehicle the Aurora woman was driving.
The driver of the first vehicle, a Cleveland woman, 25, said she was driving eastbound in the left lane of Interstate 480 when she ran out of gas and stopped in the traffic lane. The vehicle she was driving was then struck by a vehicle driven by the Aurora woman and by a vehicle driven by the Eastlake woman. The Aurora woman reported she attempted to swerve left but could not avoid hitting the Cleveland woman's vehicle. The Eastlake woman stated she was behind the vehicle the Aurora woman was driving. The Eastlake woman said she saw the Aurora woman's car swerve and then saw the Cleveland woman's vehicle stopped in the roadway. The Eastlake woman said she tried to swerve right but could not avoid the Cleveland woman's car.
Possible injuries were reported by two parties but transport was refused. All three vehicles were towed from the scene.
Wanted on multiple charges: A Ravenna Road man, 23, was arrested and charged on several drug-related charges after patrolling officers saw a vehicle parked at an East Aurora Road gas station that belonged to a relative of the man's. The officers knew the man was wanted on a felony warrant through the Portage County Sheriff's Office for dangerous drugs. The vehicle was seen leaving the parking lot and heading east on Twin Hills Parkway. A traffic stop was initiated in front of the police department, and the man was detained. He was found to have a suspended driver's license and in possession of a hypodermic needle, a cotton ball with residue, used alcohol prep pads, and a knotted piece of plastic with an unknown powder residue. Officers also observed that the male had constricted pupils and droopy eyelids, indicating heroin use. The male was charged with driving under suspension, OVI, OVI refusal, and possession of drug abuse instruments. The warrant was confirmed by Portage County Sheriff's Office. The man was taken to Solon jail and held on 10 percent of a $2,500 bond.
Two children left in car: A 33-year-old Ravenna woman was arrested and charged with unattended motor vehicle and two counts of endangering children Feb. 8 after police were called to a Darrow Road business on a report of an unattended child. The responding officers found the vehicle, which was unlocked and running, with a 10-year-old in the driver's seat and a 1-year-old child in the rear in the car seat. The Ravenna woman, the mother of the children, told officers they had been in the car by themselves for 20 to 25 minutes. She was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond.
Five vehicles involved: Five people were taken to area hospitals Feb. 8 after a five-car accident on Ravenna Road after 2 p.m. The first driver, an Oakwood Village woman, 69, was traveling northwest near 11606 Ravenna Road The driver of the second vehicle, a Twinsburg woman, 56, stated that she was traveling southeast near 11606 Ravenna Road. The Twinsburg driver said that the first vehicle was traveling northwest at a high rate of speed.
The first vehicle came left of center and into the Twinsburg woman's lane and side swiped the drivers side of her vehicle. The third driver, a 50-year-old Twinsburg woman, stated that she was headed northwest and was stopped in traffic in the right lane near 11679 Ravenna Road. The 50-year-old woman stated the first vehicle was headed northwest at a high rate of speed in the left turn lane. The 50-year-old woman stated that the first vehicle struck the drivers front corner of her vehicle as it traveled into her lane before it then struck the vehicle driven by a 22-year-old Twinsburg woman which was in the left turn lane. The 22-year-old woman stated that she was headed northwest and was stopped in traffic in the left lane in front of the 50-year-old woman's vehicle near 11679 Ravenna Road. The 22-year-old woman stated that the first vehicle struck the rear of her vehicle which then pushed her into the rear of a vehicle driven by a Cuyahoga Falls man, 52, which was in front of her in the left turn lane. The 22-year-old stated she was pushed into the rear of the vehicle the Cuyahoga Falls man was driving, and then the drivers side of her vehicle continued to collide with his as her vehicle spun over onto the right tree lawn.
The Cuyahoga Falls man stated that he was headed northwest and was stopped in traffic in the left turn lane at the intersection of Shepard Road. He said that the vehicle driven by the 22-year-old Twinsburg woman struck the rear of his vehicle and then he was struck by the vehicle driven by the Oakwood Village woman. The Oakwood Village driver stated that she was traveling northwest on Ravenna Road, she was talking to her passenger in the front seat and she does not remember a thing about the accident.She was cited for failure to control.
The Oakwood Village woman and her passenger, an 87-year-old Oakwood Village woman, were transported by the Macedonia Fire Department to Hillcrest for serious injuries.
The 22-year-old Twinsburg woman and her two passengers, girls age 11 and 2, were all transported to Hillcrest by the Twinsburg Fire Department for possible injuries.
The vehicles driven by the Oakwood Village woman, the 22-year-old Twinsburg woman and the Cuyahoga Falls man were towed from the scene.