Wrong plate, license

A 20-year-old Lorain woman was cited May 31 after police stopped the car she was driving on Chester Road at 11:02 a.m. An officer initially stopped the car for having expired license plates, then found the registration sticker on the car’s license plate belonged on another plate. She also was driving the car while only having a temporary driver’s license, meaning a valid licensed driver had to be in the car with her. Police confiscated the plate and towed the car.

Car hits mailbox, vegetable stand

A 58-year-old North Ridgeville man was arrested for driving under the influence June 1 after police said he lost control of his pickup truck while driving on Case Road at 10:59 a.m., went off the road, hit a mailbox and then struck a vegetable stand, which was destroyed. No one was in the stand, police said. Police said the driver appeared to be impaired and admitted to smoking marijuana before the crash.

Items stolen from unlocked car

A radar detector, GPS device and book bag containing school items were taken sometime during the morning June 1 from an unlocked station wagon parked at the Woodspring Suites on Moore Road.


Wanted man found through cell phone

A 40-year-old Norwalk man wanted on a warrant was turned over to Huron County sheriff’s deputies May 27 after he came to the Avon Lake Police Department to claim his lost cell phone that had been turned in by a good Samaritan. When a friend called the phone and police answered, the friend said he would tell the phone’s owner police had it.

Rake causes flat on Avon Belden

A couple driving on Avon Belden Road ran over a three-pronged rake at 8:07 p.m. May 29 causing a flat tire. Police helped the couple get the flat tire off and put the spare tire on.


A 40-year-old Parsons Drive woman was cited May 29 after police checked reports of a dog running around Jaycox Road after 7 p.m. Police caught the dog and found the owner shortly afterward.

Disorderly-conduct arrest

A 35-year-old Avon Lake woman was arrested for disorderly conduct after police checked a 11:48 p.m. May 30 report of a possible fight on Moore Road. No injuries were reported.

Assault at bar

An Avon Lake woman told police May 30 she was assaulted by a man she knows at the Tailgators Bar on Lake Road at 7:40 p.m. No injuries were reported.

Aggressive dog checked

A 46-year-old Avon Lake woman was cited for having a dog at large June 1 after police checked several calls between 7:10 a.m. and 7:35 a.m. of a dog charging at people on the sidewalk on Redwood Boulevard and barking. No injuries were reported.


Cleaning woman arrested for Rolex theft

A 38-year-old cleaning woman was arrested for theft May 3 after a Lake Road man reported May 26 that someone had stolen a $20,000 Rolex watch from his home sometime in the previous few days. The Cleveland woman worked for a cleaning service that worked in the man’s home, police said.

Alcohol, gun arrest

A 24-year-old Lakewood man was arrested June 1 for drunk driving along with gun-related offenses after police stopped the car he was driving on Cahoon Road at 3:26 a.m. Police suspected the man was under the influence of alcohol and saw a handgun when they had him step out of his car. The handgun was loaded when they checked it, police said. They also found a loaded shotgun and other ammunition in the car, police said. The man was arrested after failing field sobriety tests at the station. He had a concealed-carry permit for the handgun, police said.

Drunk-driving arrest

A 54-year-old Bay Village man was arrested June 1 for drunk driving shortly after police checked a 8:53 p.m. call about a possible drunk driver in the 28000 block of West Oakland Road. Officers said they found the car pulled into the driveway of a home with the driver apparently under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested after he declined to take field sobriety tests and later refused to take a breath test, police said.


Driver ODs, arrested later

A 30-year-old Fairview Park man was arrested May 28 for driving under the influence after police got a 6:02 p.m. call about a man appearing to have medical problems in a car in a business lot in the 22000 block of Lorain Road. The man was given two doses of Narcan to revive him before being taken to Fairview Hospital for treatment. Witnesses told police the man had gone through the Burger King drive-through and over parking stanchions before stopping in the entry drive to Drellishak’s Fairview Auto Care.

A 37-year-old Cleveland man had claimed he was driving, police said. But security video showed the Fairview Park man driving and the passenger throwing something out of the car into the bushes near the business. Police later found that item, a foil pipe, police said. Police later issued a warrant for tampering with evidence for the passenger.

Drunk and disorderly

A 49-year-old Fairview Park man was arrested May 29 for disorderly conduct while intoxicated after police checked a 9:40 p.m. report of an intoxicated man walking down West 212th Street needing help. A responding officer found the man and tried to have his wife pick him up, but she initially refused. Police arrested the man and took him to the police station, where he was released on bond to his wife after she relented and picked him up.

Canine’s companion needed help

A 36-year-old North Olmsted woman was arrested at 10:11 a.m. May 30 for disorderly conduct while intoxicated shortly after an RTA driver flagged a patrol officer down near the RTA bus depot in the 21000 block of Center Ridge Road. The driver gave the officer a dog, saying it belonged to an apparently highly intoxicated woman standing nearby. When the woman bent over to get the dog, she fell forward, had glassy eyes and smelled of alcohol, police said. A portable breath test showed the woman had a blood alcohol level of .292, more than three times the legal limit of .08, police said. She was arrested and the dog held by police for safekeeping.


Verbal tirade stopped

A man was walking outside a Nelson Court woman’s bedroom window and near several businesses and restaurants in the West 117th Street area at 2:31 a.m. June 1 swearing and making rude comments, prompting the woman to call police. Responding officers told him to stop the rude behavior, noted there were other people nearby and told him to leave the area, which he did.

Assault on Detroit Avenue

A 21-year-old Avon Lake man was arrested for disorderly conduct while intoxicated and assault after a Lakewood man said he was assaulted at 1:10 a.m. in the 18500 block of Detroit Avenue. The victim was treated for minor injuries, police said.

Fight stopped

Police broke up a fight between three men in the 16000 block of Detroit Avenue at 1:21 p.m. June 2 after getting calls about the incident. No serious injuries were reported and all the men agreed to go home.

Laptop stolen

A Grace Avenue woman said her laptop computer was stolen from her unlocked car sometime overnight June 2.

Cell phone stolen

A Halstead Avenue man reported June 3 that his cell phone was stolen from his home sometime overnight.


Clothing, food theft

A 35-year-old Westlake woman was arrested May 29 for theft after Walmart security said she took $465 in clothing and shoes. The woman did not scan the items at a self-service checkout and then tried to leave, security said.

Baby clothing theft

A 32-year-old North Ridgeville woman was arrested for theft May 31 after Walmart security said she took $95 worth of baby clothing.

Marijuana arrest

A 33-year-old Westlake man was arrested June 1 for possession of marijuana after police stopped him at 2:45 a.m. for not signaling when turning onto Gessner Road. An officer said he smelled marijuana when he approached the car. The driver initially denied having it in the car, but admitted he smoked it, saying he has a medical marijuana card. However, he said he did not have the card with him and a search of the car netted a baggie of marijuana in the driver’s side door, police said.

Drunk-driving arrest

A 32-year-old North Ridgeville man was arrested for drunk driving and related traffic offenses after police stopped the truck he was driving on Stearns Road at 4:13 a.m. June 1 for weaving. Police were checking the area after getting a call about a possible drunk driver and found a truck matching the caller’s description.


Drunk-driving arrest

A 55-year-old Elyria woman was arrested May 28 for drunk driving after police stopped her on Lorain Road at 9:15 p.m. for not maintaining control of the car she was driving.

Credit fraud

A 68-year-old North Ridgeville woman told police May 29 someone had used her personal information to get a credit card in the previous few weeks.

Teen driver cited for passing bus

A 16-year-old North Ridgeville boy was cited for passing a school bus while it was unloading children on Schafer Road at 2:34 p.m. May 31

Narcan used

A 36-year-old North Ridgeville woman was treated at St. John Medical Center in Westlake June 1 after police and paramedics used Narcan to revive her. They were responding to a 7:16 p.m. call about a possible overdose at a Chestnut Ridge home.

Owner cited for barking dogs

A 46-year-old Vista Lake Way woman was cited June 2 for barking dogs after police answered calls at 10:40 p.m. and 1:40 a.m. about barking dogs being left outside the woman’s home.


SUV’s window broken

A resident at the Beachcliff Place Apartments on Lake Road told police at 9:30 a.m. May 28 that an SUV parked at the back of an apartment building had a window smashed out. The registered owner of the car doesn’t live at the apartments and wasn’t known by the apartment staff, police said.

Argument leads to assault

Police checking an 8:30 p.m. May 30 report of a Rocky River woman being assaulted at the River Oaks condominiums said the 50-year-old victim declined treatment. The victim was visiting her daughter, who lives at the condominium. A neighbor accused the female resident of having an affair with her boyfriend, police said. During the dispute, the boyfriend assaulted the 50-year-old woman, police said. Charges are being considered, police said.

No unauthorized pool parties

Staff at the Westwood Country Club had to deal with two groups of pool crashers early June 1. At 12:40 a.m., the country club staff asked police to pay special attention to the pool area, noting they had chased away a group of juveniles attempting to swim in the pool during the previous hour. At 3 a.m., an officer checking the area found four 20-year-old Rocky River women swimming in the pool. Club management thought they were different people than the first group and declined to prosecute them. Staff asked police to escort the group off the property. Police said the women did not say why they were in the pool.

Bicycle stolen

A River Oaks resident told police June 3 an unlocked bicycle was stolen from the home’s unlocked garage sometime the night before.


Suspended license

A 55-year-old Lorain woman was arrested May 30 for driving on a suspended license after police stopped the car she was driving on East River Road at 8:25 p.m. The car was turned over to a licensed driver who came to the scene.

Bicycle stolen

A Barkwood Drive woman said May 29 someone stole a mountain bike sometime during the day from her garage. The woman didn’t know if the garage was locked.

Assaulted in car

Police are investigating a report of a 17-year-old Avon boy being hit in the face twice by another teenager through an open window while the victim sat in his car at Panera Bread on Abbe Road at 10:40 p.m. June 1. No major injuries were reported.


Disorderly conduct

A 57-year-old Westlake man was cited June 1 for disorderly conduct and having an open container after police checked a 4 p.m. call about a man lying on the ground near the curb of Center Ridge and Walter roads. He appeared unable to stand up and was taken to St. John Medical Center for treatment, police said. The open container of alcohol was found in a bag with the man.

Tires cut

Five tires on four cars parked in a driveway on Tricia Drive were found punctured at noon June 2. The owners said the incidents occurred sometime between 4 a.m. and noon.

Theft arrest at Apple Store

A 37-year-old Middleburg Heights woman was arrested after police were called at 4:30 p.m, June 2 about a shoplifting in progress at the Crocker Park Apple Store. Headphones and a wireless charging pad were found on the suspect, police said. A man with her was released after he told police he was unaware of the incident.

Drunk-driving arrest

A 41-year-old Cleveland woman was arrested June 2 for drunk driving after police checked an 11:30 p.m. call about a possible drunk driver driving about 20 mph in the area of Center Ridge and Dover Center roads. Officers found a car matching the description driving slowly in the parking lot of the Lennox Ridge condominiums. The woman driver told police she was trying to get to her home on the west side of Cleveland and that she had drunk “a lot.” She was arrested for drunk driving with sobriety tests later at the police station indicating she was three times over the legal limit.

Third name leads to arrest

A 21-year-old Lorain woman was arrested June 3 for misidentification and driving on a suspended license after it took her three tries to give them her correct name, officers said. Police stopped the car she was driving on Interstate 90 at 2 a.m. She gave police an incorrect name and birthday. Told it didn’t match computer records for the car, she said she knew her license was suspended and gave police another name, which also didn’t match, police said. The third time, police said the information matched.

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