Theft arrest at Walmart

A 41-year-old Elyria man was arrested May 9 for theft after Walmart security said he tried to take $149 in miscellaneous items at 4:46 p.m. before being stopped.

Two arrested in car

Two Lorain men were arrested May 10 after police stopped their car when they saw it being driven erratically on Moore Road at 9:19 p.m. The 24-year-old driver was cited for driving on a suspended license while a 23-year-old passenger was cited for possession of marijuana.

Skipped scanning items

A 44-year-old Lorain man and 39-year-old Lorain woman were arrested May 11 for not scanning  $50 in food and other items at the Walmart self-checkout register.


Loose dog

A 41-year-old Beck Road woman was cited Thursday for having her dog running at large after police checked a May 15 complaint and picked up the dog.

Cars keyed

A Belmont Drive woman told police May 6 someone had keyed her cars twice sometime in the last two months.

Speeding leads to arrest

Officers found that a 16-year-old Avon Lake girl stopped for speeding on Avon Belden Road at 10:16 a.m. May 10 was supposed to have been in Lorain County Juvenile Court earlier that day. Police turned her over to a parent.

Man surrenders

A Westwind Drive man told police May 11 he was wanted by Westlake police and turned himself in to Avon Lake officers at 1:17 a.m. They turned him over to Westlake officers.

Drunk-driving arrest

A 32-year-old Avon Lake man was arrested for drunk driving May 12 after police initially stopped the car he was driving on Walker Road at 2:39 a.m. for going out of its lane.

Credit card fraud

A Moorewood Avenue man told police May 12 someone used an inactive business credit card in Chicago in the previous few weeks. He called police after card officials notified him.

Wallet stolen

A Canterbury Road man said May 14 someone stole his wallet from his car while it was parked in his drive overnight. He was notified that afternoon someone used one of his credit cards in Cleveland.


Thefts from car

A Russell Road resident reported about 8 a.m. May 9 that a golf bag and a pair of athletic shoes had been stolen overnight from an unlocked car parked at his home. Three cars at the home were entered, but only the athletic equipment was missing.

No brotherly love

Police stopped an argument between two brothers, ages 48 and 43, at their Knickerbocker Road home at 1:41 p.m. May 9. The two had gotten into a shouting match and the man who owns the home wanted to throw out his brother. Police reminded him that he would have to go through the eviction process to do so.

Drunk-driving arrest

A 21-year-old Bay Village man was arrested May 10 for drunk driving and related traffic offenses after a patrol officer stopped the car he was driving on Bassett Road at 1:15 a.m. for driving erratically. He was arrested after failing field sobriety tests.


Indecent-exposure arrest

A 47-year-old homeless woman was arrested May 7 for indecent exposure after police checked a report at 11:45 a.m. that a woman dropped her pants in the Panda Express parking lot on Center Ridge Road and urinated. Police found the woman a few minutes later at a nearby bus stop, where she denied doing it until told it was on security video.

Money taken from wallet

A woman said someone took money and a debit cards from her wallet when she forgot it May 6 at the McDonald’s on Lorain Road. McDonald’s staff called and told her they had found her wallet on the counter. But when she asked about cash and a debit card, she was told neither was in it.


Battle on bikes

Two men fighting on bicycles in the 12500 block of Detroit Avenue were stopped when police arrived at 2:51 p.m. No major injuries were reported, police said. There was no word on what started the fight.

Dispute stopped

Police stopped a fight between two residents of a duplex home on Northwood Avenue at 9:06 p.m. May 15. The disagreement stemmed from one complaining about the other being too noisy.

Disorderly conduct while intoxicated

A 36-year-old Lakewood man was cited for disorderly conduct while intoxicated May 15 after police checked a report of a man acting oddly in the 11900 block of Madison Avenue at 10 p.m.

Throwing things

A fight between a man and a woman at an Emerson Avenue home was broken up when police checked a 4 a.m. May 16 report of items being thrown around the home. No injuries were reported and the man took a walk to help calm him down, police said.


Theft arrest

A 35-year-old North Olmsted woman was arrested May 8 for theft after Walmart security said she tried to take $28 in assorted food items by not scanning them at the self-service register at 5 p.m.

Drunk-driving arrest

A 24-year-old North Olmsted woman was arrested May 11 for drunk driving shortly after police checked a report of a hit-skip accident at Fat Head’s Brewery on Lorain Road the previous night. A witness gave police the license plate number of a car involved in the hit skip. When an officer went to the address for the listed owner, he found a car matching the description of the one in the accident and a woman slumped over the steering wheel asleep. After waking her, the officer noted she appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and arrested her after she failed field sobriety tests.


Drunk-driving arrest

A 60-year-old North Ridgeville woman was arrested for drunk driving May 7 after police stopped the car she was driving on Center Ridge Road at 3:19 p.m.

Lane violation prompts arrest

A 52-year-old Elyria woman was arrested May 11 for drunk driving after police initially stopped the car she was driving on Chestnut Ridge Road at 9:10 p.m. for going out of its lane, police said. She was arrested after failing field sobriety tests.

Passing school bus

A 46-year-old Lorain woman was cited May 7 for passing a school bus on Center Ridge Road at 8:06 a.m.

Two brothers arrested after fight

Two Jaycox Road brothers, ages 26 and 24, were arrested May 13 for assault and domestic violence when police checked an 8:23 report of a fight at their home. No injuries were reported.

Drugs taken

A Behm Drive woman told police May 13 someone had taken her father’s prescription drugs from the home sometime in the previous two weeks.


Phone stolen

A man told police his iPhone XS Max was stolen from a table at Taco Bell, 21805 Center Ridge Road, at 11 a.m. May 8.

Driving under the influence

A 40-year-old Newburgh Heights man was arrested May 10 for driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license after police checked an accident on Center Ridge Road at 12:15 p.m. Police suspected the man was under the influence of drugs and arrested him after he failed field sobriety tests.

Drunk-driving arrest

A 21-year-old Rocky River man was arrested May 11 for drunk driving and driving on a suspended license on Detroit Road at 2:50 a.m. Police initially stopped the car for not signaling and not staying in a marked lane.

Switching cars leads to arrest

A 47-year-old Cleveland woman was arrested early May 12 for drunk driving, possession of marijuana and not maintaining an assured clear distance. A patrol officer saw two cars appear to switch drivers on Wagar Road at 4:35 a.m. He stopped one of the cars for making an improper turn, with the second car, an SUV, then stopping with it. The driver of one car said she and her boyfriend went to pick up her mother in Cleveland because she had been drinking. The mother decided to follow them home in the SUV and rear-ended them on Wagar. The boyfriend then took over driving the SUV, which is when the officer saw the switch and police stopped them.


Drunk-driving arrest

A 39-year-old Sheffield Village man was arrested May 10 for drunk driving after police stopped the car he was driving on Harris Road at 9:04 p.m. after initially stopping the car for going out of its lane. Police also arrested him on a charge of driving on a suspended license.

Drug, traffic arrest

A 31-year-old North Ridgeville man was arrested May 11 for driving under the influence, possession of drugs and related offenses after police stopped the car he was driving on Ford Road at 6:18 p.m. Police initially stopped the car for being driven recklessly, they said.


Wanted man found

Police were told May 4 that a 44-year-old Canton man wanted by the Summit County Sheriff’s Department for a probation violation was staying at the Red Roof Inn on Clemens Road. He was picked up without problems and turned over to the sheriff’s department.

Crash leads to arrest

A 31-year-old Cleveland man wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service was arrested May 10 after police investigated a two-car crash at 12:25 p.m. at Crocker and Detroit roads.

Drug arrest

A 27-year-old Elyria man was arrested May 11 for felony drug possession after police stopped a car on Interstate 90 near the Lorain County line at 3:30 p.m. for driving erratically. The man was a front-seat passenger in the car and was found to have suspected crack cocaine and heroin, police said. He wrestled with officers during the stop and one officer was checked at St. John Medical Center in Westlake for minor injuries. Two other people in the car were sent on their way with no problem after the stop, police said.

Call leads to arrest

A 39-year-old North Olmsted woman was arrested for driving under the influence May 12 when a roadside assistance driver called police at 2:30 a.m. about a woman he was helping on Woodruff Court. The car had two flat tires and appeared to have hit something, he said. The driver also appeared dazed and said she had bumped into a median, police said.

Wrong way on I-90

A 23-year-old North Olmsted woman was arrested at 4 a.m. May 12 for drunk driving when police checked a car facing the wrong direction near the Crocker Road exit of Interstate 90. Police said they found the woman stumbling around the area and the car with three flat tires. She claimed the damage was vandalism and refused field sobriety tests, police said.

Credit cards taken

A Queen Annes Gate resident told police May 14 someone went into his unlocked car overnight and took cash, clothing and credit cards.

Two arrested on drug charges

A 38-year-old Castalia, Ohio, woman and a 24-year-old Norwalk woman were arrested for drug-related offenses when police checked a 5 p.m. May 14 report of a suspicious car leaving the McDonald’s lot at Detroit and Columbia roads. Drug-related items were found in the car, police said.


Editor’s note: Starting this week, we are including Metropark police reports in our blotter. Blotter items are six to eight weeks old because Metropark police have required West Life reporters to file monthly Freedom of Information Act requests to access the department’s public records of police activity.

Accident on Valley Parkway

A Cleveland woman driving a car through the Rocky River reservation March 6 lost control and slid into a guardrail on the Valley Parkway. No citations were issued and no injuries were reported.

Wanted man picked up

A 38-year-old Medina man wanted by the Berea city police for driving without a license was stopped while driving in the Rocky River  Reservation March 11 and turned over to Berea officers.

Drunk driving arrest

A 39-year-old Cleveland man was arrested March 15 for driving under the influence after police initially stopped the car he was driving on Mastick Road in the Rocky River Reservation for going out of his lanes. He showed signs of being impaired and was arrested after being tested, rangers said.

Run off road

A Metroparks worker told Rangers he was driving a parks care north on the Valley Parkway when he was run off the road by a car and hit a guardrail under the Interstate-480 bridge. The vehicle had moderate damage to the passenger side and rear bumper while the guardrail also had moderate damage. No injuries were reported.

Two arrested

A 26-year-old Cleveland man was arrested March 29 for driving on a suspended license and having alcohol in the park after hours after police stopped the car he was driving near the Cedar Point picnic area. An 18-year-old Lakewood woman in the car was cited for underage drinking and possession of marijuana.

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