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Published: March 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Drug charges

Suspicious vehicle leads to drug discovery: A York, Pa., man, 29, was arrested on numerous drug-related charges Feb. 21 after an employee at a Hadden Road business called police just after 5 a.m., reporting a white work truck in the parking lot. Responding officers found the truck, which had an attached trailer and heavy equipment in tow. A man was found sleeping in the cab. Police discovered he had a suspended license and arrested him. During a search, police discovered crystal methamphetamine. A K9 was called in for a search on the exterior of all the vehicles, and he gave a positive indication. An additional search uncovered more suspected methamphetamine in bulk, and drug paraphernalia. The Pennsylvania man was charged with driving without a valid license, possession of amphetamines, possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug abuse paraphernalia, and taken to the Solon jail. Police seized a clear glass bowl, a clear glass pipe, a clear plastic container with blue powder and a metal push rod.

OVI

Driver, passenger both arrested: A Twinsburg officer reported Feb. 23 that he observed a vehicle traveling west on Interstate 480 and fail to move or slow down while approaching stopped public safety vehicles on the shoulder. The officer also reported that the driver was weaving. The vehicle was stopped and the driver, a 28-year-old Cleveland Heights man, reportedly smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking. The Cleveland Heights man did poorly on the field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. The passenger, a 38-year-old Highland Heights woman and the owner of the vehicle, was cited for wrongful entrustment of a motor vehicle and open container in a motor vehicle.

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Warrant

Lost driver leads to arrest of passenger: On March 5, a Twinsburg officer reported around 10 p.m. that a vehicle turned into Glenmeadow Park from Glenwood Drive. The officer stated that he followed the vehicle as it turned around in the parking lot and exited, traveling west on Glenwood Drive. The officer stopped the vehicle near Bissell Elementary School. The officer asked the driver, a 20-year-old Aurora man what he was doing in the park after dark, and the Aurora man responded that he was lost and was just turning around. The passenger, a 22-year-old Darrow Road woman, was found to have a warrant from the Streetsboro police department for failure to appear on a criminal damaging charge. The woman was transferred to the custody of the Streetsboro police.

Larceny

Twinsburg man victim of fraud: A White Marsh Drive man came to the police station Feb. 25 to say that he had been hustled by a Westlake man who allegedly owned a Cleveland-area gutter and siding business. According to information on the Stow Municipal Court website, in November, the White March Drive man payed the Westlake man $1,700 for work that was never done, and no refund was issued. The White Marsh Drive man stated that he saw a television news report about the Westlake man, and it was the same contractor whom the Twinsburg man had dealt with.

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The Westlake man had been arrested by Westlake Police Feb. 2 and is facing three counts of aggravated theft in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, before Judge Nancy R. McDonnell, according to information provided by the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts website. The Westlake man is currently in the Cuyahoga County jail as of March 17, according to information from the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts website. Charges were signed Feb. 26 by the Twinsburg man for felony theft against the Westlake man through the Twinsburg police department, and a warrant was issued for his arrest on Feb. 27.

Nearly $5,000 in cigarettes go up in smoke: On March 2, an employee with a Darrow Road grocery store came to the police station to report that someone stole $4,900 in cigarettes on Feb. 24 from a delivery truck while it was making a delivery at a Hadden Road gas station. An investigation is pending.

Assault

Attack reported at school: A Liberty Ledges couple came to the police station March 6 to report that their daughter was assaulted by another student at R.B. Chamberlin Middle School. A 12-year-old Twinsburg Township boy was charged with delinquency by reason of assault.

Fraud

Possible phone scam: An East Idlewild Drive woman reported that on March 6, she received a phone call from someone claiming to be her nephew. The caller stated he was in jail and needed $4,000 for bond. The caller asked the woman to meet him regarding the bond, but the woman was unable to do so. The woman said she was then told the information could be taken over the phone. She was transferred to a "Sergeant of Police," who took down her credit card information and home address. The woman then realized the call might have been a scam, and she called her credit card company. No charge was made to the card, and the compromised card was cancelled. The woman was advised to call police if anyone suspicious showed up at the house.


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