Westlake Police: Alcohol Involved in Serious Crash


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Westlake Police report that a  23-year-old Avon Lake man caused 2 crashes within moments of each other on Jan. 14 at 10:22 p.m. on Bradley Rd. The driver fled from the first crash, and then caused serious injury to a 28-year Westlake woman, who was the driver of the second car he hit. He was arrested for Agg. Vehicular Assault. The woman was extricated from her car by WFD and North Olmsted Fire Dept. and transported to St. John Medical Center and subsequently airlifted to an Akron hospital. Alcohol was a factor in the crash and its use is an element of Agg. Veh. Assault. No one was injured in the first crash.


Spilled Juice leads to Violent Outburst

A 31-year-old Cleveland man is wanted for Dom. Violence after a Jan. 14 incident on Westpoint Pkwy. His 29-year-old live-in girlfriend works there and they argued over spilled juice at 12:15PM. He then punched her, pulled her hair, knocked her down, and dragged her around by the hair. Coworkers of the victim broke it up. A DV warrant was obtained and officers have tried to serve it at the suspect’s job. He called WPD and said he would turn himself in on Jan. 17.


Breath Test Doesn’t Lie

An OVI suspect gave the arresting officer 4 different false identities when stopped on Jan. 16 at 3:57PM on Center Ridge Rd. He was eventually IDed as a 56-year-old North Olmsted man.  He was also charged with Obstructing Official Business and MisID. He also had an active North Olmsted PD warrant. One thing that was true was his breath test: .211 BAC.


Miscellaneous Mayhem


A 46-year-old Cleveland man had business with a Crocker Rd. firm on Jan. 10 at 3:20PM. He then went back out to his car for the next 2 hours; employees of the business were concerned about him and called WPD. He was found to be intoxicated and combative and had to be wrestled to the ground for handcuffing.  He faces Obstructing Official Business, Disorderly Conduct Intoxication, and Open Container charges. 2 open bottles of wine and an open beer were found in the car.

A laptop, headphones, and pair of tennis shoes were taken from a Bedford Hts. man’s 2006 Dodge Durango on the evening of Jan. 10. The driver’s side rear window was broken while it was parked at a Detroit Rd. restaurant; no suspects.

An Avon Lake woman’s $300 purse was taken from her 2008 Honda minivan on the night of Jan. 11. It contained credit cards which were cancelled. DVDs and a backpack were also taken. It had been parked at a Detroit Rd. tavern; no signs of forced entry and no suspects.

A 17-year-old Avon Lake girl was arrested for Domestic Violence after a disturbance at the Bobbie Ln. residence of her child’s father at 1:48AM on Jan. 12. She punched and kicked the 42-year-old man after an argument over where she would stay. She was taken to the County Detention Home.

The owner of a Center Ridge Rd. store found that an unknown suspect had tried to force entry through the front door on Jan. 12 at 3:55AM. The glass was broken, but no entry was gained. The store’s CCTV recorded the incident.

A public squabble between a 56-year-old Garfield Hts. man and a 46-year-old North Olmsted woman led to the arrest of both on Jan. 12 at 9:32PM. They had been breaking bottles in a Crocker Rd. gas station, and then moved across the street to a motel. The woman drove onto the grass and was arrested for OVI. She struggled against being handcuffed and so added Resisting Arrest to her woes. Crack cocaine and a crack pipe and open cans of beer were also found in her car; Possession of Drugs, Drug Paraphernalia, and Open Container completed the litany of crimes charged. The male was arrested for DCI.

A cell phone was stolen from St. Bernadette church on Jan. 10. The owner called it three times and two different persons answered. They stated that they would return the phone in the next few days, but never did.

A Walter Rd. man found that two checks had been filched from his checkbook, possibly during a Dr.’s appointment on Jan. 7. One had been cashed on Jan.8 at a Lakewood bank; a possible suspect was identified.

A 45-year-old Cleveland woman was bit several times by a Malinois on Jan. 13 as she jogged along Detroit Rd. It bolted from the owner’s house and was placed on a 10-day quarantine. The City Prosecutor will consider what if any charges are to be filed.

An Orchard Way woman’s home was entered by unknown means on Jan. 13 between 11:30A-3:30P. Misc. papers and DVDs were taken; she suspects a female acquaintance that was in the habit of entering the victim’s previous home without being invited.

A $479 vacuum cleaner was shoplifted from a Detroit Rd. store on Jan. 15 at 1:17PM. Store employees got a license plate number from the suspect’s vehicle; the investigation continues.


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