Drug-filled Gummy Bears & Meat Theft: Best of the Blotter
Here are some of the weirdest police reports from departments across the region
It seems there's no alleged crime too bizarre to occur in Northeast Ohio. Here are some of this week's weird calls and charges. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Driving through a neighborhood: An 18-year-old Avon Lake man faces drunk driving charges from an incident that caused damage to a home, a garage and a car.
Westlake Police said William Muller drove his 1991 Ford pickup truck into a garage and car Tuesday morning on Bradley Road. About 15 minutes later, a resident of the 31100 block of Center Ridge Road said somebody drove a pickup truck through his backyard and into a creek before exiting on foot.
A Honeylocust Lane resident called police shortly after that, saying he had chased a young man out of his house after he rang the doorbell, entered and laid on the floor. The homeowner had to chase the suspect out of the home with a golf club.
Police soon arrested William Muller, whose blood-alcohol content was .177, more than twice the legal limit. His charges include willful-wanton disregard of safety and underage consumption.
Drug bears: Mentor Police stopped a car for speeding Tuesday morning but found more than a man suspected of drunk driving.
The three men who were stopped, including driver Eric Kenny, were all from New York and were carrying ingredients to make drug-laced gummy bears.
After arresting Kenny on the suspicion of driving drunk, officers found 60 gummy bears, Ecstasy tablets, chemical powders, marijuana, scales, pipes and grinders.
All three suspects were arraigned Wednesday in Mentor Municipal Court. Judge John Trebets set Arkady Koroshikh and Michal Nemcok's bond at $100,000 and Kenny's at $105,500. None us the suspects posted bond. Their next court hearing is scheduled for June 28.
Meat for drugs: Two men admitted to police that they left the Twinsburg Giant Eagle with a cart full of meat in an attempt to score heroin.
Police charged John Fowkes, 33, of Garfield Heights, with petty theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. Nicholas Granger, 26, of Aurora, was charged with obstruction of justice and possession of narcotics equipment.
A store employee said the men ran out of the store with $450 of meat and into a parking lot. Fowkes was was later found behind the nearby Dairy Queen.
Fowkes admitted to being a heroin user and had capped needle in his pocket. Both said they were going to buy drugs in exchanged for the meat.
In need of strips: Fairlawn Police charged a woman with theft and drug instrument possession after Walmart security guards said she left the store without paying for dental strips.
The guards called police after she left, and officers found her in the backseat of a car in the parking lot. When police searched her purse, they found the Crest White Strips, along with two metal spoons, two syringes and two tourniquets.
Stairwell relief: A Beachwood Clarion Hotel guest avoided criminal charges after police caught him with his pants down.
A hotel clerk called police after witnessing the man urinate in a stairwell. Police found him without shoes and unable to provide identification. Officers escorted him from the hotel and did not pursue criminal charges.