Teen on probation: The guardian of an 18-year-old Ridgewood Drive man came to the police station March 7 to file a missing persons report. The teen had been on probation with the Ohio Department of Youth Services; his parole officer accompanied the guardian to the police station. Upon further review, the 18-year-old did not meet the criteria of a missing person, and the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court had a violation of parole and order of apprehension issued for the man. The man had not been found as of press time March 27.
Charges filed against hitchhiker: Twinsburg officers were called to Chamberlin Road near Andrew Drive March 10 for a report of a hitchhiker. A man matching a description given by a witness was found and was questioned. Police say the man, a 21-year-old Aurora resident, initially lied about his identity to avoid apprehension due to two active warrants. He was arrested for obstructing official business. A holder was also placed on the man from another agency for the warrants.
Taillight violation leads to two arrests: A Twinsburg officer stopped a vehicle March 11 in the parking lot of a Twin Hills Parkway business for operating without taillights. The driver, a 47-year-old Euclid man, was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. He refused to submit to a breath test and was taken to Solon Jail, where he was held on 10 percent of a $5,000 bond. He later posted bond, was released and entered a not guilty plea March 17 to OVI, open container and driving without headlights. The case was still pending as of press time. A passenger in the vehicle, a 51-year-old Lithonia, Ga., woman, was arrested for improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fourth degree felony. According to records filed with the Stow Municipal Court, there was a .38 caliber revolver found in the passenger glove compartment with a single round of ammunition in it. She was transported to Solon Jail where she was held with no bond. She entered a no contest plea March 20, and was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of improper handling. The firearm was forfeited.
Traffic stop uncovers marijuana, PCP: Officers reported March 11 at 2:30 a.m. that a vehicle traveling west on Interstate 480 was weaving and drifting outside the marked lanes. The vehicle was stopped, and the driver, a 25-year-old Cleveland man, was found to have two non-compliance suspensions and three entered warrants. He was taken into custody and transported to Solon Jail. During an inventory of the vehicle, three small baggies of marijuana were discovered inside the glove compartment. One of the baggies contained a powder which was found to be phencyclidine (PCP). The Cleveland man was charged with driving under suspension, weaving, marked lanes, drug abuse and aggravated possession of drugs.
Teen pulled over after leaving scene of accident: On March 11, a Streetsboro woman called Twinsburg police to report that while she was on Interstate 480 west, another vehicle rear-ended her vehicle, passed her and continued on. The woman told police the suspect exited at Route 82, and she followed the vehicle until police arrived. The driver, a 17-year-old Lockwood Oval man, was found to be impaired by alcohol and was charged with OVI, assured clear distance, hit-skip and juvenile possession of alternative tobacco products (e-cigarette). He told police he did not know he rear-ended the Streetsboro woman's vehicle. The teen was released to his mother, the vehicle impounded and the case referred to the Summit County Juvenile Court. Minor damage was reported to both vehicles. The Twinsburg teen reported no injuries; the Streetsboro woman refused treatment.
Company check forged: Police went to an Edison Boulevard business March 13 to investigate a fraud report. An unknown person reportedly reproduced a company check with a forged signature for $970.50 and cashed it. The case remains under investigation.
Driver found outside vehicle: On March 15 around 7 p.m., police were called about a wrong-way driver on Interstate 480, who was found standing outside his vehicle beneath the Route 82 bridge. The suspect, a 26-year-old Mantua man, had a suspended license and reportedly looked to be under the influence of drugs. He was charged with OVI, DUS, driving under an FRA suspension, failure to reinstate license and driving on divided roadways. The vehicle was impounded. He was taken to the Cleveland Clinic in Twinsburg for evaluation and released on a personal recognizance bond. He pleaded not guilty March 21 to the charges in the Stow Municipal Court.