WESTLAKE, Ohio –
Burglary and threatening: Vine Street
The Westlake Police Department at 2 p.m. on Nov. 25 responded to a 911 call about a man attempting to break into a residence on Vine Street using a baseball bat and a golf club.
Police arrived to find that the man had also backed the vehicle through the garage door of the house. The 23-year-old resident of Parma was unable to get into the residence until the officers took him into custody.
He was taken to UH-St. John Medical Center after complaining of a medical condition.
While investigators are still trying to confirm the exact relationship between the detainee and the person or persons renting the home, it is believed that it was a pre-existing relationship. No one was home and no one was injured during this Thanksgiving Day event.
The male suspect was charged with aggravated burglary and threatening misdemeanor. He was taken to Cuyahoga County Jail with $ 100,000 in cash or bail.
He also had an active arrest warrant from the Rocky River Police Department for an assault that occurred the night before, according to a statement from the Westlake Police Department.
Car Theft: Center Ridge Road
Police at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 22 responded to AutoNation Ford for a reported vehicle theft.
The dealer reported that one of their dealer cars had been taken from the lot. The car was entered into police databases as stolen.
The Westlake Police Department at 12.15 on November 23 was informed that the vehicle was in the area of Crocker and Detroit roads. An officer found the stolen car in a garage near Crocker Park and noticed a man walking away from it. While the man denied any involvement with the Ford, it was found that he had an arrest warrant from the Brooklyn Heights Police Department. He had no logical explanation for why he was in the garage, according to a police statement.
Officers then got into the stolen vehicle and found an ID for the man who had just stopped in the garage. The 21-year-old said he was homeless but had a previous address in Cleveland. Police charged the man with receiving stolen goods, a crime.
Suspected methamphetamine: Bradley Road
Police and firefighters at 8:50 a.m. Nov. 21 responded to a single-vehicle accident on Bradley near the Lakewood County Club.
A caller reported that the driver fell over the steering wheel. The first crews found that the driver was conscious, but did not speak coherently. The man, a 34-year-old resident of South Euclid, appeared to be under the influence of drugs, according to a police statement.
While an ambulance was treating the driver, officers learned that he had apparently fainted in the driver’s seat so that the vehicle could roll from a driveway, cross Bradley Road and rest against a hedge. Officers discovered he was in possession of suspected methamphetamine and a glass tube. After being treated at a hospital, officers took the driver to Westlake Prison, where he was charged with driving while intoxicated and with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Weapons under disability: Crocker Road
An officer at 20.00 on 19 November stopped a vehicle on Crocker north of Clemens Road for traffic offenses and discovered signs of drug use in the vehicle.
A police search revealed a loaded firearm and suspected marijuana, according to a police statement. The driver, a 33-year-old resident of Wall Lake, Mich., Said the gun was his. He was not allowed to have a handgun due to a previous conviction for aggravated robbery.
The police arrested the man and charged him with possession of a disabled weapon. Prosecutors will present evidence to a Cuyahoga County grand jury seeking additional charges of improper handling of a firearm and endangering children, according to a statement from the Westlake Police Department.
Two children in the vehicle, aged 3 and 6, went with another adult woman who was in the vehicle.
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