City of Twinsburg
Operating Under the Influence
OVI and injured passenger: A Jody Lynn Lane man, 38, was arrested and charged with OVI May 28 after the vehicle he was driving crashed into the woods near Cannon Road. Police were called at just after 10 p.m. to the 3000 block of Cannon Road for the report of the single-vehicle crash.
The vehicle went off the roadway and was found 50 feet into the woods heavily damaged. The passenger, a Jody Lynn Lane woman, had injuries and was trapped inside, police said. Members of the Twinsburg Fire Department were able to extricate her and she was transported to Hillcrest Hospital. The man told police he wasn't injured, and was released from the paramedics' care after an evaluation.
Officers determined the vehicle was traveling west on Cannon Road when it went left of center and off the road. The man was unable to provide a statement on how the crash occurred. Police smelled alchohol on the man and he reportedly admitted to drinking. The man registered a .16 BAC, twice the legal limit. He was released on a $2,500 personal recognizance bond. He pleaded not guilty in Stow Municipal Court June 1.
GPS does not help driver avoid ditch: A Canton woman, 34, was arrested and charged with OVI, failure to control and driving in marked lanes June 1. Twinsburg police received a call around 3 a.m. about a vehicle on Interstate 480 east that had gone into a ditch. Responding officers found the vehicle, a blue Pontiac G6, near the 37.6 mile post about 50 feet into the ditch. The woman told police she slid off the road while using her GPS. No injuries were reported. Police smelled alcohol on the woman and she registered a .131 BAC. She pleaded guilty June 19 to OVI and several other charges were dismissed.
Twinsburg police assist in theft case: The Twinsburg Police Department received a call from the Streetsboro Police Department May 29, who said a suspect had fled the scene of a Streetsboro store after allegedly stealing a sound bar and a television. The vehicle was seen traveling west on Interstate 480. Twinsburg officers spotted a gold Dodge Caravan matching the description, going north on Darrow Road near the interstate, and finally stopped the vehicle hear the Laurel Drive bridge.
The officers saw the two sound bars in the back seat of the van. The driver, a 46-year-old Shaker Heights woman, said she was driving her passenger, a 35-year-old Oakwood Village man, to the Streetsboro store, but had no knowledge of the theft. Twinsburg police ultimately turned the duo over to the Streetsboro Police Department on the pending theft charges. Twinsburg police also cited the woman for having illegal plates and a loud muffler and the vehicle was impounded.
Dog injures dog: A Blossom Lane woman called police June 1 to report that a pit bull ran out of a neighboring house and attacked her dog as she was walking it, biting the dog on its neck. The woman transported the dog to the vet for the injuries. The neighbor, a 57-year-old man, said he was moving a car from the garage to another parking lot when his dog somehow got out of the house. Reports say the man had to pry open his dog's mouth from around the smaller dog and ultimately got it back inside the house. The man added the pit bull was a rescue and that he was trying to find a new home for it. The pit bull attacked another dog in a previous incident, police say. The man was cited for dog at large, and pleaded guilty June 9 in the Stow Municipal Court.
Impersonating a peace officer
Man claims he was Secret Service agent: A Poland, Ohio, man, 56, was arrested June 2 and charged with displaying flashing red and blue lights and impersonating a peace officer. Just before 3 p.m. the police department received a call from a woman who said she saw a vehicle with flashing red and blue lights in the dash exit Interstate 480 east on Route 82. Later, a police officer saw the vehicle pull out of a Route 82 gas station. The vehicle was stopped on Interstate 480 East. The man initially said he was a retired U.S. Secret Service Agent doing private work. However, the Secret Service stated the man never worked for the agency after police called to verify the man's story. He was interviewed by the Secret Service. He posted 10 percent of a $2,000 bond. He pleaded not guilty to impersonating a peace officer June 5 in the Stow Municipal Court, and is scheduled to go to trial July 13.
No injuries reported: A Euclid woman, 24, was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct June 9. Deputies were called to a Chamberlin Road business where the Euclid woman allegedly struck another woman in the chest multiple times. The Euclid woman advanced aggressively towards the deputy, screaming profanities. The woman was handcuffed and arrested. While in the back of the patrol car, she continued to scream and kick the back seat, according to police reports. The woman who was hit in the chest declined medical treatment and had no visible injuries. The Euclid woman was transported to the Summit County jail. She pleaded not guilty to the charges June 13 in the Stow Municipal Court and posted the $5,000 personal recognizance bond. Her next court date is July 24.
Two men taken into custody: A Buchtel Street woman called deputies asking them to remove two unwanted men from the area. The two men, both from Cleveland, were found to have warrants from other police agencies. One man, 35, had a warrant for assault out of the Twinsburg Police Department; the other, 51, was wanted out of the Bedford Heights Police Department for drug possession. The two men were turned over to the respective agencies.