Thursday, June 7, 2012
Bedford man faces trafficking charge after police smell raw marijuana
A Bedford man faces a drug trafficking charge after Solon Police found individually packed bags of Marijuana in his vehicle. Jeremy S. Miles, 31, was pulled over on Aurora Road for a loud muffler and wearing no seat belt. Felton said the officer smelled raw marijuana and discovered 43 bags that collectively totaled about 30 grams of the drug. He was arrested for the marijuana and was also given citations for the muffler and seat belt violations.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
One of Solon's busiest intersections may be widened if the city can secure state funding.
Improvements may be coming to one of Solon's busiest intersections if the city can secure state money to help pay for it. The intersection in question, where SOM Center Road meets Aurora Road, is one of Solon's busiest. The still preliminary plan would be to widen the east side of SOM Center Road in front of the Solar Shopping Center. Now the city wants to apply for state safety funding to overhaul the intersection by making it wider. The public works commission voted to draft legislation to send to city council giving city staff approval to apply for the grant. The Ohio Department of Transportation identified the intersection as "a high crash location" back in 2007. The city has taken steps since then to improve the road safety in the …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The information in this report is from the Solon Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction
Solon Police arrested seven people and charged them with various crimes during a drunk driving checkpoint on Aurora Road on Sept. 3. The checkpoint was part of a nationwide crackdown against drunk driving over Labor Day weekend and coincided with the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. According to Solon police, two people were charged for drunk driving, two for driving while their license was suspended and one for having an open alcohol container in the car. A 17-year-old juvenile was arrested for underage possession of alcohol and cigarettes and drug abuse after marijuana was found, according to a news release. Another passenger was arrested and charged with drug abuse. In all, 502 cars passed through the checkpoint on Aurora Road…
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight on Aurora Road between Solon Road and Solon Boulevard
Solon Police will conduct a drunk driving checkpoint tonight on Aurora Road in an effort to discourage drinking and driving this holiday weekend. The checkpoint will be located between Solon Road and Solon Boulevard, police announced today in a news release. Lt. Bruce Felton, a police spokesman, said the police follow rules in regard to running checkpoints, which include public announcements and random stops -- such as every third car that passes through the blockade. Instead of drinking and driving, use a designated driver, call a cab or a family member or stay in a motel. Another idea suggested by police: If you must drink, do it in your own home. Stay tuned to Solon Patch next week for results from the checkpoint.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The checkpoint is part of an national campaign to catch drunk drivers
The Solon Police Department will conduct a drunk driving checkpoint Saturday night on Aurora Road. The checkpoint coincides with the new national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign (you probably have seen the commercials) and the Labor Day weekend, said Lt. Bruce Felton, a police spokesman. From 2008 to 2010, there were 3,828 alcohol-related crashes in Cuyahoga County resulting in 80 deaths. There were 65 alcohol-related crashes Solon, killing one person, in that time period. The Solon Police Department uses both sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols to stamp out drunk driving. At checkpoints, officers stop vehicles in a predetermined sequence (such as every third car) to evaluate drivers for indications of alcohol or drug …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The information in this report is from the Solon Police Department. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
A 31-year-old Solon woman was arrested and charged with domestic violence after Solon Police say she bit her boyfriend multiple times and then fled through an apartment window. Police were summoned to an apartment at 33170 Aurora Road late on Aug. 18. The boyfriend told officers that his girlfriend became enraged after he took her car keys to prevent her from driving while intoxicated. The man, 27, said he was bit on the forearm, shoulder and back hard enough to draw blood. The woman was arrested a few hours later after she returned home. Police said she bit her boyfriend so hard she had blood on the roof of her mouth. She was held without bond pending a court hearing.
Monday, August 15, 2011
The information in this report is from the Solon Police Department
A Solon man received a visit from his cousin earlier this month that led to his Harley Davidson motorcycle going missing. The man told Solon Police that his cousin dropped by to visit his Aurora Road home. The two sat around and had some drinks, which led to the cousin staying the night. At about 12:30 p.m. the next day, the man woke up from a nap to see that his Harley Davidson motorcycle was gone and his cousin had left a note saying he would be back at 4 p.m. Neither the cousin nor the bike ever returned. The motorcycle, valued at $15,075, was later found and returned to the owner. Solon Police say the detective bureau is investigating the theft. The cousin is a 50-year-old resident of Mantua.
Friday, May 27, 2011
The woman's face was covered in what appeared to be powder and chocolate frosting
Perhaps she was on a late-night dessert run. On May 25, a 53-year-old Solon woman driving along Aurora Road near Portz Parkway nearly hit a police officer working a traffic stop. Solon police pulled her over and noticed that her eyes were red and glassy and she smelled like alcohol. But that wasn't all. According to police, the woman's face was covered in powder and what appeared to be chocolate frosting. She was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. The woman underwent chemical tests at St. Vincent's Medical campus in Solon because she told police she was on several medications. The tests were sent to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner for analysis.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The man was pulled over after he drove through a red light at Aurora Road
A Chesterland man was arrested from drunk driving May 6 after he blew through a red light on Aurora Road, according to Solon Police. The man was able to produce his driver's license at the officer's request, but the insurance card became a problem. According to the police report, after two unsuccessful attempts at finding his insurance card, the man attempted to hand the officer a packet of wet-naps. The man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, and blew a .125 on the Breathalyzer test, which is over the legal limit.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Police have nothing to believe that they are linked, but both occurred April 8 in different parts of town
Solon detectives are investigating two burglaries that occurred in town April 8. A home on Cheswick Drive was broken into sometime between 6:40 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. that night. The owners told police they returned home to find that someone had gone through their dresser drawers and that the sliding door in the back had been broken open. They reported $100 missing from the wallet of their 12-year-old son. Some jewelry of undetermined value was also gone. The other burglary happened at an apartment on Aurora Road between 5 p.m. April 8 and the afternoon of April 9. The tenant, a 65-year-old female, came home in the early morning hours of April to notice a potted plant had been knocked over. She thought nothing of it and went to bed, intending…