Here are some of the weirdest police reports and incidents from departments across the region.
Here are this week's most bizarre 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. I can go faster — A man from Windham left no doubt about his need for speed this month after Twinsburg Police arrested him. Police stopped 49-year-old Joseph Emrick around 3 a.m. on Nov. 4 after clocking his vehicle at 115 miles per hour on Interstate 480. He was weaving across the highway and still accelerating. According to the police report, Emrick told officers that he "regularly travels I-480 at speeds of 160 to 190 miles per hour." He added that he prefers to speed around 4 a.m. when few cars are on the …
Mentor Police arrested two members of a suspected auto theft ring last week
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jason Lea
Monday, March 12, 2012
Mentor Police helped crack an auto theft ring that was stealing vehicles from Lake, Summit and Cuyahoga counties, police said. The ring seemed to specialize in seasonal equipment, Mentor Police Lt. Tom Powers said. "It looks like this these are the same guys who were taking snow plows and four-by-fours in the winter. In the summer time, they took motorcycles, trailers and landscaping equipment," Powers said. Police departments from Mentor, Solon, Twinsburg, Willoughby, Wickliffe and Bedford, as well as the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Cleveland FBI office have been tracking suspects in the ring for the last two weeks, Powers said. On Thursday morning, police tracked two suspected members of the auto theft ring -- Curtis Wilder and John …