Sunday, May 19, 2013
Here are some of the weirdest and most clicked-on police reports and incidents from departments across the region.
Here are this week's most bizarre and most talked about police reports. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. • WESTLAKE: Drunk Man Tries to Bail out Woman for Drunken Driving, Promptly Arrested A 34-year-old North Olmsted man could have used better judgment May 11 when he went to bail out a friend who had been arrested for operating under the influence earlier that morning. The man arrived at the police station just after 4 a.m. Westlake police found him to be under the influence and he was arrested for drunk driving as well. Police subsequently determined that he had been drinking with the woman before her arrest. He…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Check Patch Saturday to find out the exact location of the checkpoint.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the checkpoint it announced earlier this week was will be in Portage County Saturday evening. The exact location of the drunken driving checkpoint will be known Saturday morning. The checkpoint is funded by federal grant funds and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers, according to a press release from the Ravenna post. "Based on provisional data, there were 452 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 494 people were killed last year in Ohio," Lt. Christopher Heverly, commander of the Ravenna Post, said in a prepared statement. "State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired …
To provide a safe alcohol- and drug-free environment for students, the Solon High PTA will stage a great After Prom at Solon High.
Editor's Note: The following information was provided by Solon Schools With prom and graduation just days away, the thoughts of area teens are turning to parties and celebrations. But at the same time, the Solon Schools are urging students to celebrate responsibly and parents and local businesses that are hosting underage student parties to ensure these gatherings are drug and alcohol free. Ohio’s keg law carries stiff penalties for adults who enable underage drinking that occurs on property under their control. The law covers underage drinking in private homes as well as at hotels, motels, campgrounds and other public places like restaurants. Ohio law also contains harsh penalties including six months in jail and fines up to $1,000 for …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
In the last six months, thieves have targeted cars in Solon to steal valuables such as laptops and cell phones. See our interactive map of the reported thefts.
Don't leave valuables visible in your car in a Solon parking lot. They might get stolen. At least 26 cars in Solon have been broken into in the last seven month in crimes that police believe are related. Police don't have suspects but the cases have been handed over to the detective bureau, said Lt. Bruce Felton, a police spokesman. Solon Patch examined police reports dating back to late October, when the first such theft occured. The thefts all have similar details: Cars parked in the early evening outside Solon restaurants, bars or other public areas are broken into through a car window. The thieves appear to be targeting laptops, since that is the most common item taken. In two cases, cars were broken into where empty laptop bags were …
"We are so proud of the job our cadets did," said Solon Police Officer Courtenay Perkins.
For the first time, the Solon and Orange Police Explorers Post competed in the 2013 Law Enforcement Explorer Competition held at Valley Forge High School in Parma Heights last month. While the teams did not receive any top honors in any of the scenario competitons, they competed well, said Solon Police Officer Courtenay Perkins. "We are so proud of the job our cadets did," he said. "They worked hard and put a lot of time and effort into preparing for this event. The type of dedication those cadets showed speaks volumes about who they are as individuals and will help them to be successful in life, which is the most important component in all of this." The competition included more than 50 teams from Explorer Posts all over Ohio. The …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Two cars were broken into outside Panera Bread, adding to a long list of similar break-ins in Solon in recent months.
Two cars were broken into outside Panera Bread in Solon, adding to a long list of similar break-ins in Solon in recent months. Solon Police say that the cars were broken into between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on May 10 while their driver's were inside Panera Bread on Kruse Drive. Both cars, a 2006 Volkswagen and a 2003 Honda, had rear passengers window broken and bags stolen, containing calculators, books, a laptop and other items. The total value of the items in the two thefts were about $1,400. Solon Police have investigated a number of similar car break-ins in recent months. The break-ins are similar in that they've occured in parking lots in which backseat windows have been smashed out and laptops have been stolen from the cars. Recently, …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive Dontez White.
Dontez White is wanted by the U.S. Marshals and the Lakewood Police for drug trafficking and firearms offenses, according to Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force. White, 38, has a significant criminal history, officials said, and should be considered armed and dangerous. White is a black male standing approximately 5’06” and weighing 400 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. White is suspected to be hiding out somewhere in the Cleveland area. He also had a previous address near the 600 block of Willow Dr. in Euclid. If you have any information in reference to Dontez White, call the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or text keyword WANTED and tip to 847411 (tip411). Tipsters can remain anonymous and …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office is looking for these men and women.
The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office supplies Patch with a list of wanted fugitives each week. View the photos to learn more about each individual. The information in the captions was provided by the county sheriff's office. If you have information regarding the fugitives above, call the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Tip Line at (216) 443-6085.
The county where the checkpoint will be set up will not be announced until the day prior to the operation.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol sent out a press release Monday morning notifying the public that state troopers will conduct a drunken driving checkpoint sometime this week. The county where the checkpoint will be set up will be announced the day before and the exact location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint. "If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink. Don't let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired," the patrol said in a prepared statement. Additional support for the checkpoint will be provided by local law enforcement agencies. Check Patch for updates when they are available.
The information in this report is from the Solon Police.
More cars have been broken into in Solon, this time three of them at Grantwood Golf Course. Solon Police have investigated a number of car break-ins in recent months. The break-ins are similar in that they've occured in parking lots in which backseat windows have been smashed out and laptops have bee stolen from the cars. The recent thefts at Grantwood all fit this mold, with the rear windows of a Cadillac CTS, a GMS Acadia and a Honda Pilot were broken into and contents stolen from the cars, including laptops, briefcases, and other items, according to police reports. About $2,600 worth of items were stolen from the cars, according to the police reports. The thefts occured on the evening of May 7, between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.