Westlake Police Arrest Drunk Driver at Crocker Park Tree Lighting

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An 81-year-old Westlake woman was arrested by Westlake Police for OVI during the Christmas tree lighting event at Crocker Park on Nov. 22. She was stopped by security in a parking garage at 4:59 PM after nearly hitting pedestrians and other cars. She refused to produce her driver’s license or take a breath test.

Fraud

A Regency Pl. woman received calls from two retailers about internet purchases and credit applications that she did not make on Nov. 21. Reviewing her credit history, she found four more bogus credit applications in her name and reported the ID Theft on Nov. 23.

B & E

A Columbia Rd. man’s home was entered, apparently through an unlocked sliding door during the day on Nov. 23 while he was away. The resident reports some inexpensive jewelry was taken.

Shoplifting

A 16-year-old Westlake girl stole $60 worth of clothing from a Detroit Rd. store on Nov. 24 at 3:30PM. She was stopped by store security and later released to her grandmother. She will appear in Juvenile Ct. for a Petty Theft charge.

A 43-year-old Bay Village woman tried to steal wallets worth $99 from a Detroit Rd. store on Nov. 25 at 1:51PM. She was detained by store security and subsequently arrested for Petty Theft and Trespass.

Holiday Sausage Hunt

An elderly woman mistakenly called the police station on Nov. 25 at 9:44AM asking for advice on locating a butcher or meat shop. She was directed to any one of the fine supermarkets in the area, as she was looking for holiday sausages, particularly kielbasa.

Huffing

A 35-year-old North Ridgeville woman hit a tree in parking lot on Center Ridge Rd. at 4:19PM on Nov. 25. She was observed inhaling an aerosol cleaning product by the responding officers and arrested for OVI and Abusing Harmful Intoxicants. She tried to hide the cleaner, denied that she was “huffing”, and then claimed to be dusting her car. Oh, she was dusted all right. A total of 6 cans of cleaner in various states of fullness were recovered from her car, along with a receipt showing that they had been purchased earlier that day.

Thefts

$54 cash was taken from a Berea man’s locker while he worked out on the afternoon of Nov. 25 at FX Fitness on Columbia Rd. His lock showed signs of tampering.

A $300 pine tree was uprooted from a Canterbury Rd. business on Nov. 25 at 6:52PM The occupant of a red pickup truck apparently stole it by pulling it out of the ground with an improvised strap.

$300 cash was taken from a Detroit Rd. business on the night of Nov. 25. No signs of forced entry were found and the doors were locked.

A 2013 Audi SUV was stolen from a Hedgewood Way address on the evening of Nov. 26.It had been left in the open garage with the keys in it. It was recovered unoccupied in Cleveland 75 minutes later with the catalytic converter cut off.

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