On 4/1/18 at approx.. 4:05AM, an officer stopped a vehicle that was driving around closed businesses in the area of Canterbury and Detroit Rds. The three occupants of the vehicle acted extremely nervous as the officer spoke with them. A Westlake drug detection K9 was called to the scene and alerted to the vehicle and the occupants were identified. Investigation revealed that along with the small amount of marijuana that was found in the vehicle, the license plates attached to the car were recently stolen. The driver, a 25yo from Cleveland, was arrested for felony receiving stolen property for the license plates. Additional charges for theft of a credit card are pending due to him possessing a card that did not belong to him. The other 2 occupants were released from the scene. It was later determined that the front seat passenger, an 18yo from Cleveland, had misidentified himself as his brother. Warrants were obtained for him charging with Obstruction.
Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests
On 4/2/18 at approx. 9:15AM, a Westlake police officer stopped a box truck on I-90 for a traffic violation. The driver, a 36 year old from New Hampshire, was found to have an outstanding felony warrant out of California and was driving under a suspended Arizona driver’s license. After the driver was arrested, the passenger, a 25yo from Youngstown, admitted he had crack pipes and needles in the vehicle. The contraband along with approx. 19g of marijuana were located in the truck. Both were arrested on misdemeanor charges and transported to the Westlake City Jail.
On March 31 at approx. 5:34AM officers responded to a burglar alarm at Zoup! which is located at Crocker Park. No one was around upon arrival but the business was found to be burglarized. A single unknown person forced their way into the rear door of the business with a tool. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from inside. Investigators are reviewing evidence collected at the scene as well as surveillance video.