City of Twinsburg
Good Samaritan effort backfires: Twinsburg officers pulled over a 19-year-old East Cleveland woman Dec. 9 for expired plates while she was driving on East Aurora Road. She also was charged with driving under suspension. The woman's co-worker, a 26-year-old Strongsville man in a separate vehicle, stopped to assist the woman. Officers then discovered the Strongsville man had a warrant out of Maple Heights for criminal damaging and took him into custody.
Pills found: A 48-year-old woman was arrested and charged with a moving violation, DUI and drug abuse after officers stopped her on Interstate 480 on Dec. 11. She failed field sobriety tests and during an inventory of the woman's vehicle, officers found 30 pills in the center console. The arresting officers determined the pills had been obtained without a prescription, a felony charge. She was arraigned by video Dec. 12 and held without bond.
Open container, physical control
Passed out in running vehicle: An East Idlewood Drive man, 29, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, open container and physical control after he was found passed out in his vehicle by a meter reader, just after 9 a.m. Dec. 19. The man was found unresponsive in his vehicle, which was running just outside the residence. Police found a burnt marijuana cigarette in the ashtray of the vehicle.
Failure to yield
Crash on new roundabout: A 75-year-old Solon woman was cited for failure to yield when she struck another vehicle driven by an Aurora man Dec. 11 in the Glenwood Drive and Route 91 roundabout. The Solon woman was driving south on Route 91, north of the roundabout, and she struck the vehicle driven by the Aurora man, who was in the roundabout traveling westbound on Glenwood Drive. No injuries were reported to either of the drivers or their passengers.
Weather-related crashes: Three weather-related vehicle crashes were reported at various places in Twinsburg Dec. 11. One accident occurred on Interstate 480 East at 2:12 p.m. A 36-year-old Kent man told responding officers he was cut off by another vehicle and swerved to avoid a collision. He said that when he tried to get back on the roadway, his vehicle slid, and he was struck in the side by a vehicle driven by a Youngstown woman. No charges were filed.
A second accident happened at 3:03 p.m. at the intersection of Highland and Darrow roads when a Twinsburg woman, 25, slid into a 41-year-old Northfield Center man who was on Highland Road and stopped in the turn lane facing east. There were no charges were filed, and no injuries reported.
A third accident was reported a few minutes later, at 3:09 p.m., on Shepard Road near Ravenna Road. Two vehicles that were northbound on Shepard Road were involved, as a Macedonia woman slid into the back bumper of a Macedonia man's vehicle. No injuries were reported. The woman was cited for failure to control and her vehicle was towed from the scene by D&L Towing.
Attempted break-in: A Streetsboro woman, 33, came to the Twinsburg Police Department Dec. 13 around 9:45 a.m. to report that her car was damaged the previous day while it was parked in a Darrow Road grocery store lot. According to reports, the woman said the passenger side door handle on her 2010 Hyundai sedan was damaged sometime during the afternoon of Dec. 12. The door handle was found on the pavement near the vehicle. A damage estimate was not known. The case was closed.
Driving under a12-point suspension
Most points does not win: Just before 1 a.m. Dec. 15, a Twinsburg officer pulled over a red Chevy Impala for traveling "less than the prevailing speed," between 50 and 55 mph in a 65 mph zone, along Interstate 480 eastbound. The driver, a 21-year-old Cleveland man, was found to have two license forfeiture suspensions, three non-compliance suspensions and a 12-point suspension and was arrested on related charges. The man was transported to Solon jail and the vehicle was impounded.
Simple assault,domestic abuse
Domestic situation: A 52-year-old Gary Drive man was arrested after allegedly choking his wife during a domestic situation at the couple's shared Gary Drive residence Dec. 16. According to reports, officers responded to the residence for a report of a female being choked by her fiance. The woman, 45, said she and her fiance were in an argument when the man pushed her on to the couch and "began choking her." No medical attention was necessary. The woman said the man left the residence when her son, 17, entered the room during the alleged assault. Officers located the man at a Twin Hills Parkway motel a short time later and took him into custody.