People enjoy going to Costco for the free samples of food, but a 39-year-old Elyria woman on May 24 seemed to think the free samples applied to other things as well. She was arrested for theft and possessing criminal tools.

Out of Control

Walmart appeared to be the place for shoplifters to, well, shoplift recently with six reports of people charged with theft from the store. On May 29, three were caught, including a 50-year-old Lorain woman, a 46-year-old Lakewood man, and a 25-year-old Sheffield Lake man. On May 30, a 28-year-old resident was arrested, while on June 1, a 49-year-old Brunswick man was caught. On June 2, a 26-year-old Lorain woman joined the parade.


Witchy Woman

A strange thing happened to a woman on Cherry Lane. When she returned home on May 16, four knobs on the stove were turned on. Since the house had been locked and no one should have been inside, she found that suspicious. Detectives are investigating.

Take It Easy

An Avon Belden Road business needed assistance on May 18 when a disgruntled customer would not leave. Police spoke with the 80-year-old man and advised him not to return.

One Of These Nights

A drunk, uh, I mean an apparently intoxicated person was causing a disturbance in an Avon Belden Road restaurant on May 18 and had to be removed. He was issued a citation for disorderly conduct. And, no, it wasn't the 80-year-old man.

The Girl From Yesterday

Two women were reported to be fighting May 20 in Drug Mart's parking lot, but by the time police arrived, the participants involved were gone. However, one of them did go by the police station later to say it was just a verbal argument.


Tequila Sunrise

Police stopped a driver on Mary 24 at almost 3 a.m. When committing a violation, and after talking with the driver, they realized there was a good possibility she wouldn't pass field sobriety tests. She didn't, so the 24-year-old Cleveland woman was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI).

Outlaw Man

A Lake Road resident had a message pop up on his computer on May 24 saying he would face felony charges after visiting elicit websites unless he purchased various gift cards and sent the information to the person contacting him. After sending several thousand dollars in cards, he realized he had been scammed. Detectives are investigating.

New Kid In Town

A Sandalwood Drive resident complained that a work crew was blocking the road and a pickup drove onto a lawn to pick up workers on May 25. Police talked with the driver, who admitted driving onto the lawn. The 21-year-old Akron man was cited.


The Greeks Don't Want No Freaks

A caller was concerned that a man might have been hurt when he fell off his bicycle on May 26 near Bain Park Cabin. When police found the man, it was determined the 26-year-old resident was drunk and uninjured. He was cited for disorderly conduct intoxication.

Already Gone

A resident was concerned for the safety of others when he observed a West 214th Street neighbor to begin driving while intoxicated. Police found the car and the 48-year-old woman admitted to drinking a lot, and she refused field sobriety tests. At the police station, she was found to have a blood alcohol content of .277, more than triple the legal limit of .08.


One of These Nights

After stopping a car that was speeding on May 23 on Lorain Road — and after running the plate and finding the driver had been arrested for weapons under disability, an officer noticed something strange. Well, not strange, but there were two smells coming from the Nissan: marijuana and alcohol on the driver. In searching the car, the officer found an almost empty bottle of cognac, some drug paraphernalia, some marijuna and — yes, I double checked this — some “ APC Bubba Fruity Pebbles Diamonds” with a THC level of 82%. And there also was a 9 mm pistol. The driver was arrested for weapons under disability and cited for speeding.


Bitter Creek

After a brief struggle, a 28-year-old woman was charged with criminal trespassing and resisting arrest on May 22 at Cook Road Pond.

The Sad Cafe

An employee gave his two-week notice on the morning of May 27 at Chipotle, and later the 22-year-old was seen fleeing the restaurant's restroom after spreading it with dog feces. He was later charged with criminal mischief.

Peaceful Easy Feeling

OK, another 22-year-old man took up time with police because he was upset after being blacklisted on an app called Whisper. Apple describes the app as “Whisper is an online community where millions of people around the world share real thoughts, trade advice, and get the inside scoop.”



A man attempted to steal from the Discount Drug Mart on May 14, but was caught and cited for theft.


Take It To the Limit

Well, it looked like a struggle to the police on May 22 in a Crocker Park parking lot, but... After being alerted to a possible intoxicated man, police found the man in a minor struggle with a woman in the passenger seat, and the pair stopped when they noticed the officers. Noticing his pants were unbuttoned and unbuckled, police asked the man to get fully dressed before coming out of the car. The 44-year-old Avon man failed field sobriety tests and later tested more than twice the legal limit of .08.

Peaceful Easy Feeling

A 44-year-old woman admitted to police she had been drinking a lot on May 22 at the Time Warp Bar, and apparently it caused her to forget some things, such as her address. And throwing a chair in the establishment. She was cited for disorderly conduct while intoxicated. After being transported to theWestlake jail, she was released to a sober relative, apparently one she remembered.

Life in the Fast Lane

A truck traveling westbound onInterstate 90 lost a lot of rebar on May 27 causing damage to tires, fenders and gas tanks of about 25 cars. The 63-year-old truck driver was cited for allowing load spillage on the highway.

Early Bird

The engine of a Volkswagen was found at 3:20 a.m. On June 1 in the middle of Hilliard Road. Officers, who responded, determined the charge first struck a deer then hit a utility pole with such force that the engine ended up in the road. The driver was not found, but the family of the 26-year-old registered owner was charged with hit skip.

Lyin' Eyes

A 41-year-old North Ridgeville man apparently was confused between vitamins and other items after being stopped on June 3 on Center Ridge Road. After several calls concerning a black Hummer being driven recklessly, the man, whom police thought looked intoxicated, said he had taken vitamins. Failing field sobriety tests, he also blew four times over the legal limit of .08. He was placed under suspension and cited with OVI and other charges.

With some help from The Eagles

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