Christmas Colors Adorn Westlake Drug Paraphernalia Bust

113578-1Red and green are the Christmas colors that adorned a cornucopia of substance abuse in Westlake on Nov. 25 at 2:58 a.m. when police stopped a 23-year old Rustic Lane in his driveway for erratic driving, report Westlake Police. Officers found a bottle of Wild Irish Rose, a pot pipe, and 86 empty nitrous oxide containers (colloquially known as “whippets”). He gave a breath sample of .099 after being arrested for OVI, Drug Paraphernalia, Open Container, and Abusing Harmful Intoxicants.

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A 37-year-old Fairview Park man pointed a loaded 9mm handgun at a 34-year-old Cleveland man on Nov. 22 at 7:35PM. The two were at the Hedgewood Ave. home of the younger man’s former girlfriend. The older man was arrested for Fel. Assault and is a friend of a friend of the younger man’s former girlfriend.

Grand Theft at Pat O’Brien

All 4 tires and rims (worth $22,000 total) were stolen off of 4 2015 Chevrolet Tahoes at Pat O’Brien Chevrolet on the night of Nov. 23.

A 2015 GMC Terrain owned by a Crossings Pkwy. Woman was spray-painted on the night of Nov. 19. Condoms were also left on it.

Credit Card Fraud

An Excalibur Ave. man has had 4 attempts to open credit card accounts in his name Oct. 17-Nov. 20. All were denied; a fifth attempt was successful and $1950 charged to it. He is not responsible for the loss.

A Georgia Dr. woman found 13 illicit charges ($600 total) and 3 attempted charges when her credit card statement came in the mail. She reported the matter on Nov. 20.


A $700 cell phone was stolen from a 15-year-old Beachwood girl’s purse while she was at a First St. business on the evening of Nov. 21.   

A $540 laser was stolen from an American Blvd. construction site on Nov. 20 during the lunch hour. The worker who had rented it reported the theft on Nov. 23.

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