Avon Lake Police have investigated three bow and arrow killings of deer in the city in the past week.
On Dec. 3, Avon Lake Police assisted the Service Department with a found deer. A large, mature 13 pt. buck had been killed with an arrow or crossbow bolt and was laying in the woods near the back yard at a Glenview Dr. address.The deer was taken to the Service Dept. and the antlers were removed placed into evidence. ODNR was later contacted.
In another instance, an officer was dispatched to City Hall in regards to a dead deer. It was discovered the doe had been killed by an arrow or crossbow bolt. While on scene the officer located another doe dead across the street in the tree lawn of 162 Avon Belden Rd. This doe was also killed by an arrow or crossbow bolt. All three reports have been filed under Hunting Prohibited.
Stolen Car Crashed
On 12/02/15 at 0438 hrs, a Rachel Lane resident contacted Avon Lake Police to report he heard a loud crash behind his residence. Upon arrival, officers located a crashed vehicle embedded in a thick wooded area just north of the building located at 296 Moore Road. Officers were unable to locate any passengers in the vehicle. While officers were searching the area, several passing motorists stated they noticed a male leaving the crash location on a bike. Officers located this male on Miller Road. As a result, James King was arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, driving without a valid license, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to maintain reasonable control. He was later transported to the county jail after being heard by the judge.
On 12/07/15 at 1516 hrs, a James Circle resident arrived on station to report an ongoing identity theft and fraud complaint. The resident informed these issues have been taking place over the course of 4 years. The resident explained that multiple credit cards, utilities bills, and various benefits have been taken out in her name by an unknown person(s). The complainant then stated a U.S. Postal Inspector out of Detroit, Michigan recently contacted her to report they have located the perpetrator responsible for stealing her identity. A report was filed to assist with the prosecution of the suspect.
Speeding Leads to OVI Arrest
On December 6, 2015 at 0028 hours, an officer made a traffic stop on a vehicle at Walker Rd by Britannia Parkway. The officer observed the vehicle going at a high rate of speed northbound on Jaycox Rd near Landerwood Lane. The radar unit gave a speed of 50 in a 35 while the officer was heading southbound. Theofficer turned on the vehicle and was able to catch up to the vehicle at the intersection of Walker Rd and Jaycox. Once heading westbound on Walker Rd the officer conducted a traffic stop which was located by the above location. Contact was made with a male driver who was observed to have bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech. The officer was also able to detect a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his place and person. Theofficer conducted a field sobriety test which the male failed. The officer took the male in custody and he was processed and booked at ALPD. The male was found to have a BAC level of 0 .188. As a result he was cited for Speed, OVI, and Excessive BAC -Breath. He is to appear at Avon Lake Municipal Court on 12/08/ 2015 at 0830 hours.