Lies, lies, lies

A Stoney Ridge Road woman reported on Jan. 31 that someone had used her information to attempt to get unemployment benefits from the state. There are no known suspects.

Bad Girl

A report of a car hitting a tree at the intersection of Muirwood Drive and Renwood Boulevard on Feb. 2 revealed a driver who showed signs of impairment. After being transported to University Hospital St. John Medical Center, the 25-year-old female was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reasonable control and seatbelt.


Mr. Pitiful

A Lake Road resident filed a complaint with police on Jan. 26 about an adult man providing her juvenile son with drugs. The son said the man provided vapes for him and his friends to smoke an unknown substance.

Still A Fool

After receiving a complaint, police stopped a black Dodge Ram on Jan. 30 after the driver was committing various violations. The Lorain driver was arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, failure to use turn signals, and violation of marked lanes.


You Can't Always Get What You Want

A self-employed Osborn Road resident reported on Jan. 29 that she had received a 1099 tax report for unemployment benefits filed in her name. The victim was referred to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services and to credit bureaus to monitor her accounts.

Key to the Highway

Police took a report about a theft from an automobile on Jan. 30 after someone entered an unlocked car on East Oviatt Road, stealing cash, identification and credit cards. The woman was advised to cancel her credit cards and notify her bank. Detectives are investigating.

Midnight Rambler

A suspicious looking car was checked out Jan. 31 when it pulled into the City Hall parking lot, and the search proved worthwhile when the driver was found to be under the influence. After admitting to striking a curb, which flattened his tire, the driver failed field sobriety tests. The 41-year-old North Ridgeville man was placed under arrest.


Street Fighting (Wo)man

A 29-year-old woman threatened a 33-year-old employee of Law Village Apartments on Jan. 27 after being telling the employee she'd harm them. The threat was a result of being told she had to leave the complex because she was not on the lease and could not stay at the apartment. Employees said this was not the first time she had caused problems. The report was forwarded to the city prosecutor for ruling on criminal charges.

Get Off of My Cloud

A man noticed his credit card had $5,100 fraudulent charges. After contacting his bank, he found that a second card had been sent to an address in Florida, resulting in multiple charges. Reporting it to police on Jan. 30, he said his bank has it in their fraud department.


It's All Over Now

Police got two arrests on Jan. 25 on Interstate 480. Stopping a car traveling 83 MPH, police found the driver to have a suspended license. She was also not wearing her seatbelt. Her passenger was carrying a Glock 22 .40 caliber pistol without carrying a concealed weapon permit.

Hang Fire

On Jan. 28, a woman tried to steal a $49.95 Firestick from Best Buy. Security watched her place the item in her purse and attempt to leave the store.

Tumbling Dice

The jackpot was hit on Jan. 31 when a car was stopped for traveling without headlights on Lorain Road, but it turned out to be more than that. When stopped, the passenger exited his car, then promptly fell back into his car. Appearing under the influence, the driver told the officer, “in slurred speech,” according to the report, that he was OK, but the officer detected the smell of alcohol and marijuana. When asked for his license, the driver produced the registration for the car, and police used his social security number to find that he had multiple suspensions of his license. A search of his car found marijuana. After refusing field sobriety tests, the driver was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. As he was transported to the station where he refused to provide a breath sample, the driver said a few times how “we caught him,” according to the report.


Heart of Stone

A 19-year-old Elyria man was arrested for possession of marijuana on Feb. 1 after being stopped for an equipment violation on his car. Police detected the smell of marijuana, and searched the vehicle.

Hitch Hike

A 22-year-old Columbia Station woman was arrested for driving a vehicle while intoxicated on Jan. 30. Police stopped her after she was driving 38 miles per hour in a 25 zone. Her car was turned over to a family member and she was released to a sober friend.


Out of Control

A person called police on Jan. 21 about a dark-colored pickup truck swerving on the road, hitting several mailboxes. Police could not find the truck, and contacted the Lorain police to be on the lookout.


Plunder My Soul

Police observed someone had tampered with trucks parked at a business on Sharon Drive on Jan. 31. While investigating, police discovered that the trucks had the catalytic converters cut off. Investigators are collecting nearby surveillance footage to try to develop suspects.

Some Girls

A 29-year-old Lakewood woman was responsible for a three-car crash on Feb. 3, and was later found to test more than 2 ½ times over the legal limit for alcohol. She was cited for having a prohibited breath alcohol content, operating a vehicle under the influence, failure to maintain assured clear distance and possession of marijuana after a suspected marijuana cigarette was located in her vehicle. She was later released to a sober friend.

Let's Spend the Night Together

Hotels were the scenes of arrests on Feb. 4 involving people with active warrants. In the morning, police learned that a man staying at the Super 8 had a felony warrant out of Austin, Texas. Then, in the afternoon, a man was arrested at the Red Roof Inn when it was discovered he had a felony warrant from Portage County.

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