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Man refuses to pull over, flees while eating marijuana: Police attempted to pull over a vehicle for speeding on Darrow Road at 11:21 p.m. Jan. 6. The vehicle turned onto Twinsburg Road and drove for more than 3/10 of a mile before finally stopping on Wildel Drive. The driver, a Twinsburg Township man, 17, was found with marijuana on his lips, teeth and clothing. Police say he admitted to trying to eat the marijuana before stopping his vehicle. The driver was charged with speed, possession of marijuana and failure to comply with the signal of a police officer and released to his mother. No court date has been set.
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
Expired license plates nets driver drug charge: A vehicle was stopped for expired license plates on Interstate 480 at 1:42 p.m. Jan. 4. The driver, a 29-year-old Maple Heights man, was found to have an outstanding warrant from Parma police for failure to appear in court on a previous drug abuse charge. Following an impound search, a marijuana cigarette was found in a box of cigarettes on the passenger seat, and a bag of suspected marijuana was found in the vehicle's center console. The driver was arrested for driving under suspension, expired license plates and marijuana possession and taken to the Solon jail. He was given a court date of Jan. 8 at Stow Municipal Court. The vehicle was impounded by Twinsburg Police.
Officers break up non-violent marital argument: Police responded to a call from a Woodland Court resident at 7:26 p.m. Jan. 6, who said her husband had shown up to the house to take their son, and that she was being "pushed around." Responding officers determined the couple had been involved in a verbal dispute, but there was no evidence of physical confrontation, and no injuries reported. The husband agreed to leave the house for the day.
Underage drinkers charged and released: Police received reports of a group of men fighting in a Shephard Road parking lot at 1:28 a.m. Jan. 12. Responding officers located a parked vehicle with four men inside. Two male passengers, 20, of Twinsburg, were cited with disorderly conduct and underage consumption. A third passenger, a 20-year-old Twinsburg man, was cited with underage consumption. The driver was not cited. All three passengers were dropped off at their residences and given a court date of Jan. 18 at Stow Municipal Court.
OBSTRUCTING OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Refusal to identify disrupts residential investigation: While investigating a Ray Court apartment for the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, police say two occupants, a 19-year old Akron woman and a 21-year-old Twinsburg Township man, refused to provide identification, impeding the investigation. Both suspects were arrested for obstructing official business and taken to the Summit County Jail.