WESTLAKE, Ohio –
The Bay Village Police Department at 3:15 a.m. on June 24 reported to Westlake police that a disabled motor vehicle was on I-90 at Clague Road.
Westlake officers found that the vehicle was still in the roadway and had fresh damage. The 48-year-old Avon woman who was the driver said that she hit “something” with the vehicle. She appeared intoxicated. Officers administered field sobriety tests and then arrested the woman for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
The damage on the vehicle matched a scene in Rocky River where it appeared a vehicle brushed against the median wall. At the Westlake jail, the driver refused a breath test. Officers added an additional charge for refusing a chemical test after a prior OVI conviction.
Theft: Detroit Road
Officers at 5:45 p.m. on June 22 responded to Marc’s after employees reported that two left the store with an air conditioner and laundry detergent without paying.
They left in a vehicle that soon was stopped on I-90 by Rocky River police officers, who recovered the stolen items and arrested both occupants, according to a Westlake Police Department press release. A 55-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman, both from Cleveland, were charged with theft. The woman also had outstanding larceny and theft warrants from previous incidents.
Attempted theft: Market Street
Officers at 7:15 p.m. on June 17 responded to the AT&T store at Crocker Park for a reported fraud in progress.
Employees told the officers that a man was trying to use someone else’s account to buy Apple AirPods (wireless earbuds). The officers contacted a man in Texas, who said he had no idea someone was using his AT&T account. Officers arrested the suspect, a 24-year-old man from the Bronx in New York City, for attempted theft and obstruction.
An investigation revealed the suspect also had been at the Avon store attempting to use another account, according to a police statement.
OVI: Hedgewood Avenue
Officers at 1 a.m. on June 18 responded to a report of a serious crash involving an all-terrain vehicle.
They found two people from the same ATV had serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
An investigation revealed that two ATVs were operating on the street when one went off the road into a drainage ditch. It struck a pipe and retaining wall, ejecting both occupants. Debris from the crash also damaged a parked pickup truck in a driveway. The driver of the ATV was cited with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He refused a chemical test and was placed under a license suspension.
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