Man arrested for OVI
On Jan. 13 at 12:30 a.m., Gates Mills police observed a red light violation on a vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Jeremiah Thompson, 32, of Willoughby was under the influence of alcohol and arrested, according to the report. Mr. Thompson was taken to Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital for a chemical test and was later jailed at the Lyndhurst police department, the report states. Mr. Thompson was able to post bond in the morning. Police said that Mr. Thompson was cited for red light and OVI.
Teen strikes police cruiser
On Jan. 12, Orange police conducted a traffic stop on a 15-year-old driver, who was approaching a police cruiser head-on in the driveway of the Hampton Inn at 3840 Orange Place Drive. The driver hit the curb multiple times while maneuvering. A second cruiser pulled up behind the juvenile’s car, and he backed up and hit the front of that police car, according to the report. An officer pulled his handgun and ordered the driver to show his hands, which he did, the report states. He exited the vehicle and was transported to the police station. Police said that the teen was cited for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and operation off street or highway in willful disregard of people or property. He is scheduled to appear in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court on Jan. 26, the report states.
Woman alleges assault
On Jan. 16, Orange police responded to the area of Miles Road and West Orange Hill Circle for a reported assault in progress. Police found a 19-year-old Chagrin Falls woman in a cemetery in Solon on Miles Road, according to the report. She reported that her 22-year-old boyfriend of Chagrin Falls was trying to kill her and gave a possible location for his car, which was found on West Orange Hill Circle. Each party said that they were at Cork-N-Bottle in Mayfield Heights when they got into an argument in the parking lot, which became physical in the car, the report states. The woman said that her boyfriend punched her, but he said that she punched him, police said. Orange police determined that the incident occured in Mayfield Heights and notified their police department.
Unemployment fraud incidents
On Jan. 11, a Fairwood Drive resident in Pepper Pike reported identity fraud. He said that someone applied for unemployment benefits in his name, according to the report. On Jan. 13 and Jan. 14, residents of Trillium Trail and Shaker Boulevard reported similar incidents, police said.
Officers respond to emergency
On Jan. 14, Pepper Pike police assisted the fire department in a traffic accident. The driver had a medical emergency and drove onto grass in the area of Lander Road and Ainsworth Drive, causing property damage, the report states. The officers gained entry to the locked vehicle and the ambulance transported the man to Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital, police said.
Fleeing and eluding in Solon
A 21-year-old man was charged with fleeing and eluding on Jan. 15 by Solon police.
At 10:46 p.m., police stopped a vehicle on Harper Road for having just one headlight. There was an odor of marijuana and when the officer asked the driver to exit the vehicle, he fled at a high rate of speed to the Springhill Suites parking lot, where he jumped out while the car was still in motion, according to the report.
A search was conducted with the assistance of the Bedford Police’s K9 officer with no results. The suspect was found in the hotel.
Antonio Smith of Garfield Heights was charged with felony three fleeing and eluding, no operating license and safety belt. He had a felony warrant with the Cleveland police for rape with a firearm and felony warrants with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office for rape, kidnapping and aggravated robbery and a receiving stolen property warrant with the Eastlake Police Department, the report said
Man faces OVI charges
A Cleveland man was charged with drunken driving on Jan. 15 by Solon police.
At 8:46 p.m., police stopped a car on Aurora Road for operating with no taillights. There was a strong odor of alcohol and the driver failed field sobriety tests, the report stated. At the station, he submitted to a breath test, which registered a 0.192 percent BAC.
Carlos Allison, 41, was charged with OVI, prohibited BAC, driving under suspension and cited for tail lights required, police said.
Teen nabbed in chase
A teen faces charges of fleeing and eluding in connection with a Jan. 16 incident in Solon.
At 10:17 p.m., an officer did a registration check on a vehicle as it excited the Route 422 freeway and it was found to be stolen. A traffic stop was attempted but the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed and a pursuit ensued until the vehicle struck a curb in Twinsburg, police said. The driver bailed but was apprehended shortly after.