For want of a front license plate, $3179 was lost, and so was the pot. So might begin a poem about the travails of a 20-year-old Cleveland man and 21-year-old Cleveland woman who were stopped on I-90 eastbound on Sept. 5 around 12:35 p.m. in Westlake. The license plate violation quickly became the least of their worries after the officer spotted a baggie of marijuana in the console cupholder. The woman tried to stuff the currency down her pants. More reefer was found inside the vehicle, along with a scale and plastic baggies; both were arrested for Drug Trafficking and Possession of Criminal Tools.
Key Switch leads to Auto Theft
Two white males stole a key fob for a 2014 Chevrolet Avalanche on the afternoon of Aug. 31. One distracted the Pat O’Brien car salesman while the other switched fobs. A suspect was identified; the investigation continues.
A Center Ridge Rd. business was forcibly entered through a rear door on the night of Sept. 1. $5 in coins was taken, as well as a quantity of foreign money. No suspects.
A US flag, folding chair, and cherub statue were taken from a Caroline Cir. yard, also on the night of Sept. 1. No suspects.
An Atlanta Ln. man’s wallet was taken from his unlocked 2003 Honda CRV while it was parked in his carport sometime on the night of Sept. 2. 3 credit cards were taken, one of which was used at an unknown Walmart store. The wallet also contained $50 cash.
A $1600 tailgate from a 2013 Chevrolet pickup was noted to have been taken between Aug. 29 and Sept. 3 at Pat O’Brien Chevrolet. There is no known connection with the Aug. 31 incident at the same location.
A Woodmill Dr. man got his daughter’s Schwinn 15sp bike back on Sept. 4 after it was taken from his open garage earlier that day. Westlake PD recovered it after the MO fugitive Brian Adkison dumped it while being chased by officers. That earned Adkison a burglary charge.