Domestic violence arrest
Russell Township police were dispatched to a residence at about 11:40 p.m. on Dec. 29 for a report of domestic violence between a husband and wife. Upon arrival, officers met with both parties and were able to identify and arrest the primary aggressor for domestic violence, according to the report. The arrested party was transported to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office.
Police perform welfare check
A Chillicothe Road resident contacted Russell Township police at 3:20 p.m. on Jan. 5 for a welfare check on her neighbor on Holbrook Hollow Drive because she had not seen him in a couple days. Officers called the neighbor to advise him of his neighbor’s concern. He stated that he was fine and that it was too cold outside and he just wanted to stay home, according to the report.
Mutual aid requested for drones
Chester Township police requested mutual aid from Russell Township police at about 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 6 regarding a suspicious group of drones flying over West Geauga High School on Chillicothe Road. Upon arrival, Russell officers checked the surrounding area and did not observe or hear any drones.
Youth reported missing
On Jan. 2, Moreland Hills police assisted Pepper Pike police with a 17-year-old male who was missing from New Directions, an addiction treatment center on Chagrin Boulevard. The male’s father picked him up, according to the report.
Lost jewelry reported
A Bainbridge Road resident reported to township police on Jan. 7 that she lost her ring. The resident reported that she believed she lost it between Nov. 28, 2019 and Jan. 7. She said she last remembered wearing it while Christmas shopping at the Great Northern Mall in North Olmsted. The ring is described as 14 karat gold with five marquise shaped diamonds.
Man faces several charges
Bainbridge police stopped a driver on Pettibone Road on Jan. 8 at about 3:30 p.m. The driver was traveling westbound at 63 mph in a 45-mph zone, according to police. Upon speaking to the driver, the officer found a container in the vehicle with suspected marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.
Police charged Cooper Allison, 18, of Chardon with speeding, possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. All charges are minor misdemeanors, according to the report, and Mr. Allison has a Chardon Municipal Court date on Jan. 31.
Smoke reported next door
On Jan. 11, a Chagrin River Road resident in Gates Mills reported smoke outside in the yard at the neighbor’s house. Police responded and confirmed it was a small fire contained in a fire pit, according to the report.
Police advise lost driver
A westbound vehicle appeared to be disabled on Chillicothe Road at about 8 a.m. on Jan. 10, according to Bainbridge police. The vehicle turned out to just be stopped in the turning lane to U.S. 422. The driver told police she stopped because “my phone stopped working and I didn’t know where to go.” Police advised the driver to pull off the road if she experienced technical difficulties in the future.
Theft reported at store
On Jan. 12 at about 3:18 p.m., security at the Market Place Walmart in Bainbridge reported that an employee was stealing money from the register. The employee’s drawer had frequently been short money, and upon further investigating, Walmart officials stated that they found that the employee had been taking money from the register, according to the report.
The suspected employee is a 17-year-old male from Warrensville Heights who admitted to the theft, police said. He is suspected of taking an estimated $8,000 from the register, according to the report.
Complaint about solicitors
On Jan. 4, residents of Berkeley Avenue complained to Moreland Hills police about solicitors who identified themselves as Jehovah’s Witnesses and were going door to door trying to allegedly open the door, according to the report.
Two charged with assault
A Taylor May Road resident reported an assault case to Bainbridge police on Jan. 12 at about 11:15 p.m.
According to the caller, her boyfriend went upstairs and was reportedly spying on her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend, the report states. The daughter’s boyfriend confronted the man and the result was a physical altercation, according to the report. Police said they arrested and charged both Eric Drenberg, 58, of Bainbridge and Hunter Luczywo, 23, of Chagrin Falls with assault.
Woman cited in rollover accident
On Jan. 8, Gates Mills police responded to a one-car rollover accident on Chagrin River Road near Mayfield Road. The driver, Margaret Schill, 65, of Chester was driving southbound on Chagrin River Road and lost control of her vehicle, according to the report. She was transported to Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights as a precaution but did not complain of any injuries, the report states. Police said that Ms. Schill was cited for failure to control.
Student flees car
Hunting Valley police responded as mutual aid to a report of a teenager who was running away from Chagrin Falls High School. The student’s mother came to pick him up and take him to Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital on Jan. 7 due to weakness and possible anorexia, according to the report. He left the car and ran west on East Washington Street, the report states. Police said that he was located near Vincent Street in Chagrin Falls.
Man cited after accident
On Jan. 6, the tire of a car was blown out after a man drove off the road while traveling northeast on Gates Mills Boulevard in Pepper Pike. According to police, the man drove off the road on the right side, then entered the road again and drove off onto the median. The car struck a light post, the report states. Police said that Curtis Martin-Rogers, 21, of Willoughby Hills was cited for lack of reasonable control.
Man struck highway median
On Jan. 8, a driver on Interstate 271 northbound lost control and struck a concrete median, according to Pepper Pike police. Chance Nsabiyeze, 20, of Cleveland was cited for lack of reasonable control, the report states.
Driver cited in hit-skip
On Jan. 11, Yuri Abramovich, 42, of Pepper Pike was allegedly texting while driving and struck an unoccupied, parked car while heading westbound on Fairmount Boulevard, according to city police. Mr. Abramovich left his car at the scene unoccupied, the report states. Pepper Pike police said that he was cited for leaving the scene of an accident, assured clear distance ahead and texting while driving.
Screaming child report
On Jan. 11, Chagrin Falls police received a call from a Solon Road woman who reported a screaming child in her building who may be in distress.
Officers went to the address and spoke to the child’s parents who said their daughter started screaming when her visiting friend had to go home.
The report states the child showed no signs of physical mistreatment.
Man charged with disorderly conduct
A 35-year-old Streetsboro man was cited for disorderly conduct on Jan. 10, after a witness saw him urinating outside his truck while it was parked on West Orange Street, according to Chagrin Falls police.
The female witness said she followed the truck after seeing him drive the wrong way on North Franklin Street.
Police caught up with the subject as he stood talking to friends. There was alcohol on his breath and was swaying as he stood at the curb and close to traffic, police stated.
The man allegedly became belligerent when asked to tell officers his name, according to the report. James Ridenour was eventually identified by checking his vehicle’s license plate number, police said. His wife picked him up and will either pay the waiver for disorderly conduct or appear in Bedford Municipal Court on Jan. 27, according to the report.
Tire damage in park
On Jan. 6, a Chagrin Falls service department foreman called police after finding a broken fence section and tire marks heading southwest into River Run Park.
There were no witnesses. The damage was estimated at $200.
Police respond to domestic incident
On Jan. 12, the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Newbury Township for a domestic violence report. An 18-year-old male with developmental issues attacked his peers, according to the report. He was slamming his head on the floor and was transported to the University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, the report states.
No guns, alcohol for teens
On Friday, a caller reported that a police officer in Munson Township was having a big party and there were people with guns, according to the report. The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office responded and spoke with the homeowner, who said that her husband is a police officer but the party was for high school kids, the report states. Police did not observe any alcohol at the party.
Intoxicated stranger enters home
On Jan. 11, an unknown male in his 20s entered a home on Rosetta Drive in Munson Township. He was intoxicated and bleeding from his hand when he was found lying on the living room floor, according to the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office. The residents did not want to pursue charges and he was transported to the University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, the report states.
Dryer fire doused
On Jan. 8, Chagrin Falls fire and police departments responded to a dryer fire, which filled a North Main Street home with smoke.
There were no injuries or structural damage. The dryer fire was doused and the home was fully ventilated and returned to the homeowner, who stated he left the dryer running when he left the home earlier in the day.
Woman calls for help
A Hamlet Hills woman from the independent living area of the senior citizens development called Chagrin Falls police on Jan. 10 to report she had become afraid of her husband.
The case has been turned over to social workers, police said.
Documents reported missing
A woman reported to Chagrin Falls police that a number of documents including her birth certificate, Social Security card and other sensitive papers, were stolen from her car sometime before noon on Jan. 9. The woman, who is in the process of moving to this area, told police that she had parked in several places in the area and did not know at what point the items went missing.
Speeding car stopped
A Solon man was charged with drunken driving on Jan. 11.
At 1:18 a.m., police stopped a car for speeding on Liberty Road. It was traveling 46 mph in a 35 mph zone and driving over the fog line, according to the report.
There was an odor of alcohol and the suspect failed a field sobriety test and was arrested. At the station, he submitted to a breath test which registered a .154 BAC.
Corey Toth, 40, was charged with OVI, speed, driving in marked lanes and prohibited BAC, police said.
Man accused of theft
A Lyndhurst man was charged with theft from the Giant Eagle Market District on Jan. 11.
At 12:45 p.m., police responded to the store at 34310 Aurora Road where a manager observed a man pushing a cart full of merchandise totaling just over $700 out of the store. He then fled on foot, according to the report.
Chad Winter, 39, was charged with theft, police said.
Disorderly conduct charges
An Akron woman was charged with disorderly conduct on Jan. 11 in Solon.
At 9:56 p.m., police responded to the Signature of Solon clubhouse at 39000 Signature Drive for a woman who was believed to be intoxicated while attending a party at the clubhouse. She urinated in the back of the police cruiser and was combative, according to the report, and had to be physically assisted out of the car.
Shirlyn Syne, 42, was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing official business, police said.
Man charged with OVI
A Streetsboro man was charged with drunken driving on Jan. 11.
At 10:39 p.m., police said a man and woman were fighting on Aurora Road. The man had a strong odor of alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot, police said. He had scratches on his hand and he was bleeding from his nose.
He failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. At the station, he submitted to a breath test that registered a .125 percent BAC.
Dominic Vitali, 25, was charged with OVI, prohibited BAC and driving under an OVI suspension, police said.
Gun found in car
A weapons offense on Jan. 12 resulted in charges for a Cleveland man.
At 11:06 p.m., police stopped a car on Emerald Ridge Parkway for a window tint violation. There was a smell of marijuana and a loaded 9 mm handgun found.
Justin Gadison, 26, of Cleveland, was charged with window tint, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a felony of the fourth degree, and drug possession for a pill, which was suspected of being an opioid, police said.
Woman stopped for speeding
A Solon woman was charged with drunken driving Jan. 13.
At 1:49 a.m., Solon police said they observed a car speeding on Route 422 and clocked it at 72 mph in a 60 mph zone. On SOM Center Road, the car was traveling 48 mph in a 25 mph zone, police said.
There was a slight odor of alcohol and the driver failed field sobriety tests. At the station, she submitted to a breath test, which registered .110 BAC.
Florence Jeffries-Watford was charged with OVI, prohibited BAC and speed, police said.
Man faces felony charges
A Cleveland man was charged in connection with a firearm offense on Jan. 14.
At 12:41 a.m., a car was stopped for having just one headlight on Woodbury Drive. There was a smell of marijuana and a loaded 44 revolver was found.
David Thomas, 25, was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a felony of the fourth degree, and drug paraphernalia for a scale that was found, police said.
Clothing taken from store
Solon city police are investigating a theft at Old Navy this week.
On Jan. 10 at 12:47 p.m., police responded to the store at 6025 Kruse Drive for the report of a female, in her 20s or 30s, who left bloody clothes in a dressing room and then left the store with about $300 in stolen merchandise.
The department’s detective bureau is still on the search for the suspect, the report said.
Car seen in wrong lane
A driver and passenger were charged in a Jan. 12 incident in Solon involving a firearm.
At 3:40 a.m., police said they responded to Enterprise Parkway and Aurora Road for the report of a downed telephone poll and noticed a car driving in the wrong lane.
The passenger said she had a gun in her purse and no Carrying Concealed Weapon permit. A 9 mm handgun was found.
Cierra Holliman, 29, of Cleveland, was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a felony of the fourth degree.
There was also a smell of marijuana and the driver was under suspension, according to reports.
The driver, Javan Tate, 31, of Cleveland, was charged with left of center, driving under suspension and drug paraphernalia, police said.