The Wino and I Know
A traffic stop due to a red-light violation got an intoxicated driver off the road on Feb. 6. Stopping the 30-year-old Lorain woman on Lake Road, police saw signs of impairment. She was taken into custody for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Why Don't We Get Drunk
An accident in the area of State Route 83 and Chester Road yielded an arrest of a 54-year-old woman. She was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Miss You So Badly
A former resident reported her 2016 Harley Davidson was missing from the parking lot at Giant Eagle on Walker Road on Jan. 28. A few days later, it was found at her ex-boyfriend’s home.
Great Filling Station Holdup
Police responded to a fight Feb. 5 at the Shell gas station on Lake Road. When they arrived they arrested an 18-year-old from Lorain on an assault charge.
If the Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me
Victims continued to report incidents of fraud. On Feb. 2, a man reported that someone had filed an unemployment claim using his information and that he had received a fake letter from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services requesting he call a number. When he called the number, a man asked for personal information and credit card information. On Feb. 6, a Foote Road resident said she had received an email from Amazon that several fraudulent purchases had been made on her account. When she called the provided number, a man, claiming to be with the Amazon fraud department, said she needed eBay gift cards to fix the problem. The woman supplied $500 in gift cards.
A Woman Going Crazy on Caroline Street
A black Toyota was reported as being driven recklessly on Feb. 3. When the car was stopped on Lake Road near Cahoon Road, the driver, a 30-year-old North Olmsted resident, appeared to be under the influence. She failed a field sobriety test and is facing charges in Rocky River Municipal Court.
Kick It In Second Wind
A man who spent an hour sleeping in the Subway restaurant on Feb. 5 got very belligerent when asked to leave. Police found the man on Lorain Road and discovered he had multiple warrants from several agencies, including Fairview Park. The 51-year-old man was taken to the police station before being turned over to another agency.
Why Don't We Get Drunk...
A 42-year-old Cleveland woman was stopped Feb. 6 for speeding on Lorain Road. After police observed signs of intoxication, the driver failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Slow Boat to China
Also on Feb. 6, police watched a driver stop in the middle of Lorain Road, then commit several violations while driving slowly. Police observed signs of intoxication, and saw several empty beer cans and two bags of suspected cocaine. The driver was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Felony drug charges are pending the results of laboratory testing.
Peanut Butter Conspiracy
Walmart security watched a man place items in shopping bags without scanning them. The 10 items came to $53.13. When told he was under arrest, the man said he'd pay for the items, but Walmart pressed charges.
A man tried to shoplift from Dillard's in Great Northern Mall on Feb. 5, but he didn't get too far. Fleeing on foot, he was found by police at La Quinta, across the street. He was wearing a jacket with price tags still attached. He admitted to taking the jacket and three pairs of jeans that were in his backpack. The total came to $306.47 He was charged with petty theft.
It's Midnight and I'm Not Famous Yet
Two 18-year-old men were arrested Feb. 9 after several people called about them being in their back yards while wearing dark hoodies. Police found the Lorain men in a wooded area.
In the early hours of Jan. 29, police received a call about a car traveling west in the eastbound lane of Interstate 90. An officer saw a car traveling west on Hilliard Boulevard near I-90 that did not have a tire on its front passenger rim. The car continued until it was stopped near Horseshoe Boulevard in Westlake. The driver was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and felony fleeing. He was also found to have a warrant in Hamilton County. His passenger was found to have a 9mm bullet in his lap with a loaded pistol in the glove compartment. He was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. Both are facing felony charges.
A 44-year-old Parma man refused to stop for police on Wooster Road on Jan. 29. Police, using stop sticks, stopped him on Lake Road, near Avalon Drive. He was charged with drunken driving along with fleeing and eluding.
This Hotel Room
Three people were involved in fisticuffs on Feb. 6 at the DoubleTree Hotel. After interviewing the trio, police had to take a report since the two main combatants wanted to press charges. One of the three was transported to the hospital with a hand injury.
Cuban Crime of Passion
Police also found an occupied car in the back parking lot of the DoubleTree on Feb. 10 with the owner having active warrants from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office and Elyria and Loran police. The 27-year-old Elyria resident was arrested and turned over to Elyria police.
Door Number Three
Someone took a man's wallet on Feb. 10 while he was playing a game at Dave & Buster’s. One of his credit cards was used at a nearby gas station. Officers are attempting to use surveillance video to identify suspects.
God Don't Own a Car
A Hertz Car Rental employee reported on Feb. 11 that someone had stolen a Dodge Caravan. The van was rented in October 2020 and had not been returned. The renter had a South Carolina address, which is thought to be fraudulent. Police placed the van into a database as stolen.
Who Are We Trying to Fool?
A local woman angered a scammer on Feb. 12. After receiving a call from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, the woman refused to give her personal information, including her Social Security number, to “verify” the account. The scammer then said he'd get a warrant for her arrest and told her not to report the call to anyone.
Why the Things We do
A passed-out driver of a white pickup was at the intersection of Columbia Road and Sperry Drive on Feb. 10. The 44-year-old North Olmsted man failed field sobriety tests after he woke up. He was cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He was also cited for refusing a chemical test after a prior OVI conviction.