Two DUIs in One Night & Man in Panties: Best of the Blotter

Here are some of the most bizarre police reports from departments across the region

Here are this week's weirdest police calls, reports 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.

Repeat offender — It took just three hours for a Westlake man to achieve the unthinkable. Police arrested him twice in 180 minutes for driving under the influence.

First, police at 2:37 a.m. on Columbia Road for his erratic driving. His blood-alcohol content level was .144 at that point. His license was automatically suspended. He was released to his girlfriend.

Officers found him again at 5:24 a.m. on Hilliard Boulevard. He blew a .098 this time around. He had taken his girlfriend's car without her permission, but she decided not to press charges.

Still, the man faces marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges in addition to the DUIs.

Where's Brittany? — A Cleveland Heights woman woke up with someone next to her on July 19 — a complete stranger.

The homeowner told that she saw a woman she did not recognize early that morning. When asked what she was doing there, the surprise visitor asked, "This is not Brittany's house?"

It wasn't.

The stranger told the homeowner that the back door was unlocked and she was not trying to break in. The resident allowed the stranger to make a few phone calls after things calmed down.

Foreign photographer — Strongsville Police banned an elderly man from for three months after a witness complained that the man had been of young women with his cell phone.

He took the pictures around 8 p.m. on July 21 and was with his daughter at the time, police said.

Since the man did not speak English, his daughter served as his interpreter. She told police that he did not understand American culture and meant no harm by taking the pictures.

An officer stood by and made sure the man deleted the photos.

Mad man — A man was visibly — and audibly — frustrated on July 22 in Mayfield Village.

Police received several calls that night that a man was standing on the yellow double line of Wilson Mills Road, . He was talking on a cell phone at the time, police said, but the motorists believe he was yelling at them and not into the phone.

Police eventually told him not to stand in the middle of the road.

Panties-clad man on Madison — Lakewood Police responded to a sight most would consider uncommon at 3 a.m. on July 22.

An area resident called to report a man walking near the 13300 block of Madison Avenue wearing nothing but a .

The scantily clad male told police he was simply trying to talk to a friend.

I.M. Wright July 30, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Uhh....if he killed someone as a result of him driving drunk, then he wouldn't have been released. If you're going to compare apples, then do so.
I.M. Wright July 30, 2012 at 03:21 PM
" It would have been the police's fault if he killed somebody after they released him while he was still drunk." No, it would not. Are you trying to be this stupid?
The Omnipotent Sponge - Soak it up! July 30, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $51 billion. US adults drank too much and got behind the wheel about 112 million times in 2010. Alcohol-impaired drivers* are involved in about 1 in 3 crash deaths, resulting in nearly 11,000 deaths in 2009. *These drivers had blood alcohol concentrations of at least 0.08%. This is the illegal blood alcohol concentration level for adult drivers in the United States.
Original Prankster September 09, 2012 at 01:37 PM
If someone came into my house in the middle of the night, it would not end well. The only call being made would be mine - "Hello, 911? I just shot an intruder... no rush on the ambulance... the body is in the front yard... please come get it when you get a chance... I'll keep the dogs locked up inside"
Jim O'Reilly March 15, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Re: the 11,000 deaths in alcohal related crashes in 2009. Etc. etc. & etc. What a shame, a complete loss of life. What with MADD, all of the tightening of laws, etc. & etc. nothing seems to help. Maybe your wipping a dead horse anyway. Maybe it's time to turn to DAMM {drunks against mad mothers} What I'm trying to say here is........ Never, ever should you approach a problem while carring a vandeta {my wife - girlfriend - whatever was killed by a drunk driver. And in in closing, more people are killed in deer/auto crashes in Ohio, then in alcohol related crashes. And yet we we don;t wan't to cull those animals in. "DON'T KILL BAMBY" Talk about a real "Catch 22" For what its worth, I don't drink, you'd think I was on the MADD side, but those people have gone way over the edge. Jim


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »