Toddler found outside alone: Twinsburg officers were called to Ridgewood and Belleau drives March 24 around 5 p.m. for a report of a 2-year-old boy found walking in the street. He was wearing a shirt, pants and socks, but no shoes. The parents were eventually found at a Belfair Drive residence. The child was reunited with his parents, and the matter was referred to Summit County Children's Services. No charges were filed. The toddler apparently slipped out of the house without the parents noticing, according to police reports.
Traffic stop nets arrest, citations: A Twinsburg officer stopped a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old Maple Heights man March 25 for multiple traffic violations, including driving in a weaving course and staying in marked lanes. The Maple Heights man had a suspended driver's license and was allegedly under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested for OVI, driving under suspension and failure to reinstate license. A 21-year-old Bedford man, one of the passengers and the owner of the vehicle, was cited for wrongful entrustment. Another passenger, a 20-year-old Cleveland man, was cited for possession of marijuana. These two passengers, plus two female passengers, were released to a friend. The Maple Heights man was taken to the Solon jail. He was later released on 10 percent of a $5,000 bond, and entered not guilty pleas on all charges in the Stow Municipal Court on March 31.
Speeding leads to other charges: A 25-year-old Stow man was cited for speeding and driving under suspension after a Twinsburg officer stopped the vehicle he was driving for speeding March 26 on Forest Lake Drive. According to police, he was driving at 41 mile per hour in a 25 miles per hour zone. He was released. His passenger, a 30-year-old Wadsworth woman, was cited for open container, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia after these items were found during an inventory search. A small bag of raw marijuana and a case with a multi-colored glass pipe were confiscated.
The vehicle was impounded.
Bomb squad call
Hand grenade found: A Walton Drive resident called Twinsburg police March 29 to report that he found a hand grenade in his basement. He told police he didn't know if it was real or not. The Summit County Sheriff's Office bomb squad was contacted and determined the grenade was inert. The bomb squad took possession of the grenade.
Loan for more than $1,000 made: A Chamberlin Road woman came to the police station March 29 to report that a fraudulent loan for $1,318 by using her name, Social Security number and date of birth. The loan was taken out online and sent from out of state. Officers taking the report advised her of identity protection measures.