Usually police officers have to chase down drunk drivers. Not so on Jan. 18 at 3PM, when a 54-year-old Sheffield man drove to the Westlake Police Dept. in regards to a hit-skip crash he was involved in the day before. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol and arrested for OVI. He also admitted to driving under the influence of Rx medicine when he fled the scene of the Jan. 17 crash. He was cited for that offense as well.
A North Olmsted woman’s purse was stolen from a Detroit Rd. saloon on Jan. 18 between 5:30PM-9:30PM. It contained her driver’s license, cash, and credit cards. It was found in her mailbox on Jan. 20 sans the money. No suspects.
A TV, DVD player, and computer were stolen from a Center Ridge Rd. woman’s apartment between 3PM on Jan. 18 and 3:49PM on Jan. 19. No signs of forced entry and no suspects.
A 20-year-old Rocky River man was arrested for Petty Theft on Jan. 19 after a 5:56PM theft of $136 worth of clothing from a Detroit Rd. store. Loss prevention personnel observed the theft and watched the suspect’s car until WPD arrived. A 20-year-old Fairview Park woman with him was arrested for RSP and Attempted Theft. She had tried to return $210.00 worth of bedding that the male had stolen previously from the same store.
A Weymouth Cr. man found all 4 wheels stolen off of his 2005 BMW sometime over the Jan. 18-19 weekend. A jack was left behind by the unknown suspect(s). The loss is estimated at $2500.
A 17-year-old Avon Lake girl was arrested for Domestic Violence for the second time in nine days on Jan. 21 after a 1:14PM brawl with the 43-year-old father of her 18-month old child. He stated that she showed up at his Bobby Ln. apartment and they argued over custody of the child. She punched him in the nose and claimed she had been staying there for a week, contrary to a TPO. He was arrested for a TPO Violation. This is the same female who was arrested for Dom. Violence on Jan. 12.
A 37-year-old Westlake man was arrested for 2 counts of Dom. Violence and for a TPO violation on Jan. 26 at 8:08PM. He was previously arrested for Dom. Violence on Dec. 1, 2013; the TPO was issued on account of that arrest and thus he was not allowed at his home. The latest incident involved punching and kicking his 15-year-old daughter and punching his 11-year-old daughter. Their mom broke it up. He was also arrested on Dec. 17 2013 for violating the TPO.
Wrong Way on Crocker Road
A 25-year-old Westlake woman was spotted driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Crocker Rd. on Jan. 25 at 3:31AM, with her 3-year-old son in the backseat. She was arrested for OVI and Child Endangering; her BAC by breath was .157. An officer babysat the child at WPD until a family friend picked him and mom up.
That A-Ha Moment!
The pot called the kettle black during a Jan. 23 traffic stop on Columbia Rd. The female 30-year-old Cleveland driver gave the officer a false name and two different social security numbers. It was eventually determined that she was the owner of the car and under suspension. She claimed that she lied because she was afraid of the officer, she had NEVER been pulled over before and that she did not know her license was suspended. That suspension arose in part from her 5 previous traffic convictions. When asked to reconcile her 5 previous convictions with her “I was never pulled over before” statement, she claimed that “other people” had used her ID in those instances. A-HA! She was arrested for MisID and cited for DUS.
WPD checked on 3 spinouts and 14 accidents during the Jan. 23 snowstorm 10:30AM-11PM. Jan. 25’s bad weather yielded 7 accidents, 2 spinouts, and 6 disabled vehicles that needed help between 7AM and 2:30AM on the day.
King James Burglaries
Two burglaries took place on the evening of Jan. 24 between 5PM and midnight. The first was discovered at a Queen Annes Gate home by the resident at 9:49PM. Entry was gained through a sliding door that may not have been locked. Several rooms in the house were gone through, but nothing appears missing. A neighbor’s dog was heard barking excitedly at 7PM. 2 sets of suspect footprints in the snow were followed through yards on Kingsway and Prince Charles as well. The second burglary was discovered on Radcliffe Dr. at 12:08AM on Jan. 25. The rear slider was forced open and jewelry and purses taken. 2 sets of footprints very similar to the first pair were observed in the snow.