Fraud on credit cards

On April 10, an Avon Lake woman reported five fraudulent charges on her and her husband’s credit cards during mid-March. She also noted that someone attempted to contact her online, possibly trying to get more money. They are disputing the charges and have not lost any money, police said.

Online scam

While working on an online application on April 12, an Avon Lake man discovered someone possibly trying to commit identity fraud and get his personal information. He contacted police.


Drunk-driving, no-license arrest

A 34-year-old Lorain man was arrested at 6:58 p.m. April 15 for drunk driving and driving without a license after police stopped his car on Interstate 90 near the Nagel Road exit because it was reportedly involved in a hit-skip accident in Westlake a few minutes before, police said. Westlake officers also arrested him for the hit-skip accident. No injuries were reported.

Can’t take it with you

Avon officers who picked up a 28-year-old Cleveland man being held by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers for a drug warrant found when they took him to the Lorain County Jail that he had a small amount of marijuana with him, police said. Officers confiscated it and cited him for possession of marijuana.


Trio of trouble

A Bay Village couple said April 7 someone accessed three of their Key Bank accounts in the previous few weeks and made $900 in charges.

Keep it locked

A woman discovered in the early morning hours of April 10 that a Nintendo Switch, controllers and five games were taken from her unlocked car parked at her Cahoon Road house.

She’s still working

A Bay Village woman reported April 10 that someone used her Social Security number to file an unemployment claim. The woman said she’s still working and has not had any other accounts or personal information compromised.


Phony Discover account found

A Fairview Park man found April 6 while applying for a loan that someone used his information to open a Discover account and charged $7,000 on it before he found out.


Lakewood man’s death being investigated

A 38-year-old Lakewood man’s death at his Cove Avenue home could be the result of a drug overdose, investigators said. Police and paramedics were called to the scene at 8:43 p.m. April 11 after the man was found not breathing in his home, said Lakewood Police Capt. Leslie Wilkins. Heroin may have been involved, she said. No foul play is suspected, but officials are awaiting test results before an official ruling is made, Wilkins said.

Disorderly-conduct arrest

A 39-year-old Lakewood woman was arrested at 3:20 a.m. April 10 for disorderly conduct while intoxicated after police investigated a report of a woman acting oddly in the area of West 117th Street and Clifton Boulevard.

Acting out

A 52-year-old Lakewood man was arrested for disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 8:53 a.m. April 13 in the 1900 block of Elmwood Avenue after police investigated a report of a man acting out of control.


Out of lane into trouble

A 49-year-old Brecksville man was arrested April 12 for drunk driving after police stopped the truck he was driving on Great Northern Boulevard at 12:44 a.m. for several lane violations. The driver appeared intoxicated, police said, and was arrested after failing field sobriety tests.


Marijuana, grinder found

A 22-year-old North Ridgeville man was cited April 10 for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after he was stopped on Lorain Road for a traffic violation and police smelled marijuana in the car. The marijuana and a metal grinder used to crush marijuana were found in the car, police said.

Street signs stolen

Construction workers said April 13 that two street signs were stolen from High Perch and Golden Eagle drives during the previous weekend.

Driving all over

A 55-year-old Lakewood woman was arrested at 2:30 p.m. April 12 for driving under the influence and possession of drug-related items after police investigated a complaint of a car swerving on Breck Court.

Speeding leads to arrest

A 46-year-old Columbia, Tennessee, man was arrested March 12 for drunk driving, driving on a suspended license and speeding on Lorain Road after his car was stopped at 8:19 a.m., police said.


Can’t go fish

Three people fishing on the closed Bradstreet’s Landing Fishing Pier at 8 a.m. April 6 were told to leave. They did with no further issues, police said.

Crash into median prompts arrest

A 26-year-old Avon Lake man was arrested April 7 for drunk driving, driving on a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident after police investigated an 11 p.m. accident where a car hit a median on Interstate 90 and crashed, police said. The driver fled on foot up the Detroit Road exit ramp. Police caught him nearby and said he told them he fled because he didn’t have a driver’s license.


Stolen car chased

A Kia reported stolen in Chagrin Falls was seen speeding on Colorado Avenue right after 9 p.m. on April 3. Two Sheffield Village officers pursued the car into Avon, where Avon officers also tried stopping it. The Kia went onto Interstate 90, where it hit speeds of more than 100 mph. Officers said they broke off the pursuit for safety reasons. Police said they could not see the driver of the car clearly. No further information was available on the car as of Friday afternoon, police said.


Driver treated with Narcan, arrested

A 36-year-old unconscious Cleveland man found slumped over the wheel of his car had to be revived with Narcan by police on March 10. The man, who apparently crashed his car near the Clague Road exit of Interstate 90 west, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license, failure to control and having an open container. The Lorain County Sheriff’s Department also was notified, since that department had a warrant for the man for possession of dangerous drugs. Witnesses told police the car was being driven erratically. The man was taken to UH St. John Medical Center for additional treatment.

Supposed to stay away

A 23-year-old Elyria man was cited April 11 for violating a temporary protection order and given a warning for a traffic violation on Interstate 90 near the Crocker Road exit, police said. Police said they found that a 29-year-old Lorain woman in the car was someone he is supposed to stay away from. She was cited for lying about her identity and initially giving police false information.

Off the bus

A 42-year-old East Cleveland man was arrested for a parole violation after police investigated a 6:45 p.m. April 14 report of a man refusing to get off an RTA bus at a Crocker Road stop when he was told to leave for disruptive behavior. The parole violation was found when officers checked records.

Backing into trouble

A 22-year-old Wickliffe woman was cited April 15 for driving on a suspended license after police investigated a 9 a.m. report of a car backing into another car at the Shell station at Crocker and Clemens roads. Police also discovered traffic violation warrants from the University Heights Police Department. That department told her to take care of the traffic violations. Her car was impounded. No injuries were reported.

Should have left

A 36-year-old Westlake woman was arrested April 15 for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police investigated a report of a woman banging on the door of a man’s Brick Mill Run home. Police said the two people know each other and attempted to help resolve the situation. However, the woman refused to leave and was arrested. A baggie containing an unknown substance was found when she was taken to the UH St. John Medical Center complaining of pain. She could be charged with additional offenses, pending test results on the substance.

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