Bay Man Takes Fire Hydrant Home After Crash

A Bay Village man who struck a bump in the road last week actually took a fire hydrant home that was lodged under his car.

The incident took place on Feb. 9 at 1823 hours. Bay Police were dispatched to Nantucket Row on the report of a car striking a fire hydrant and leaving the scene.  

Officers located a license plate and responded to the registered owner’s house.

The 35-year old owner was located in the garage.  He admitted to striking the hydrant, and actually had the hydrant in his garage because it had become lodged under his vehicle because of the crash.

Officers suspected the driver had been drinking.  Field sobriety tests were administered, and as a result, the owner was arrested for OVI.  The Bay Village resident will face charges at RRMC.

Hard Luck for Hard Up Suitor

On 02/06/2018, at 1415 hrs, a resident in the 400 block of Kenilworth reported that he had been the victim of an online swindle.  He met a female on a dating website, and subsequently voluntarily sent her money via Western Union.  His account was later fraudulently used for around $100.  Police are investigating.  BVPD reminds residents to be very cautious when interacting with people on the internet, especially if they request money.

OVIs

On 02/05/2018, at 0205 hrs, an officer stopped a vehicle on Lake Rd. at Fordham for an equipment violation.  After speaking with the 23-year old male driver, the officer suspected that he had been drinking.  Field sobriety tests were administered, and as a result, the driver was arrested for OVI.  The Bay Village resident will face charges at RRMC.

On 02/09/2018, at 0327 hrs, an officer stopped a vehicle on Wolf Rd. near Upland for an equipment violation.  After speaking with the 21-year old male driver, the officer suspected the driver had been drinking. Field sobriety tests were administered, and as a result, he was arrested for OVI.  The Fairview Park resident will face charges at RRMC.  

On 02/09/2018, at 1823 hrs, officers On 02/11/2018, at 0146 hrs, a BVPD officer stopped a vehicle on Dover Center near Knickerbocker for a traffic violation.  A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted, and marijuana was located.  The 23-year old female driver was cited for speeding, and the 21-year old male passenger was cited for Possession of Marijuana.  Both will face charges at RRMC.

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