Man faces drug charges

Drugs were found and a man arrested in a Sept. 28 incident, according to Solon police.

At 9:13 a.m., police said they stopped a vehicle on Cannon Road as the registered owner had an active warrant and was driving under suspension.

A baggie of suspected crack cocaine was found in a compartment in the dashboard, police said. It field tested positive for cocaine.

Patrick Powell, 45, of Cleveland, was held on felony three drug possession, police said.

Political signs stolen

On Sept. 22, a Gates Mills resident reported that his political signs were stolen numerous times. The officer advised the resident that police will give special attention to the area of Berkshire Road and Chelsea Lane, according to the report.

Driver stopped for speeding

An Aurora woman was charged with drunken driving on Sept. 23 by Solon police.

At 2:29 a.m., police said they stopped a car on the Route 422 freeway for speeding. The driver was clocked at 79 mph in a 60 mph zone, the report stated. There was an odor of alcohol and the driver failed field sobriety tests and was arrested, according to the report. She refused a breath test.

Vershay Hunter, 37, was charged with OVI, speeding and refusal due to a previous conviction within 20 years, police said.

Missing speed limit sign

On Sept. 21, a speed limit sign was reported missing on Burton Trail in Hunting Valley. A teenager took the sign and it was found in the area, according to the report. The sign was put back in its place.

Emergency helicopter landing

On Sept. 22, a medevac helicopter made an emergency landing due to low oil pressure in a field at University School in Hunting Valley, 2785 SOM Center Road. The helicopter landed safely and the pilot waited for a mechanic, according to the report. There was no patient on board, the report states.

Man turns himself in

On Sept. 24, Jawuan Washington, 23, of Shaker Heights turned himself in to Orange police, according to the report. He had two failure to appear warrants for possession of a controlled substance, seat belt required, illegal plates and driving under suspension, the report states. Police said he had a Bedford Municipal Court date on Sept. 25.

Woman cited for OVI

On Sept. 24, Orange police responded to an alleged intoxicated driver on Wild Cherry Trail. Aaliyah Rainbolt Johns, 23, of Akron failed field sobriety tests, had an open container in the vehicle and refused a breath test, according to the report. She was cited for OVI and no driver’s license, the report states. She had a Bedford Municipal Court date on Sept. 29.

Unwanted guest at hotel

On Sept. 25, Orange police responded to the Hampton Inn at 3840 Orange Place Drive for an unwanted guest. A 21-year-old Warrensville Heights woman works at the hotel and her ex-boyfriend, a 22-year-old Cleveland man, kept calling her then arrived at the hotel, according to the report. Police advised him to stop contacting his ex-girlfriend and told him that he would be charged if he returned to the hotel, the report states.

Man charged with unsafe car

Chagrin Falls police stopped a car at Maple and Water streets on Sept. 22, and charged the driver with operating an unsafe car and driving under suspension of his license.

According to the report, a tire on the vehicle had gone flat and the driver, Scott Barnicoat, 48, of Thomson was taken into custody by Lake County law enforcement for a parole violation on an aggravated menacing conviction.

Criminal damage reported

On Sept. 27, a resident of Giles Road informed Moreland Hills police that someone made a 4x4 bike track on his property. He said that he did not give anyone permission to do this, according to the report.

Crowd alert

A group of as many as 10 juveniles gathered in the Chagrin Falls Riverside Park shelter on Sept. 27 alarmed a neighbor who called police to ask they investigate what the kids were doing there at 10 p.m..

Officers said no violations occurred and the crowd dispersed.

Disturbance at inn

On Sept. 25, Orange police responded to the Hampton Inn at 3840 Orange Place Drive for a disturbance. A 22-year-old Cleveland woman advised that she met a man in the parking lot and invited him up to her room, according to the report. He drank too much so she asked him to leave and an argument began when he refused, the report states. She said that he punched her and she struck him with a lamp, police said. He left the room but forgot his phone so he tried to forcibly enter. Police identified Imari Odom-Ervin, 28, of Cleveland and the woman signed charges for assault and theft, the report states.

Assault reported at hotel

On Sept. 26, Orange police responded to the Drury Inn at 4100 Orange Place Drive for a report of assault. A 50-year-old Cleveland woman was sitting outside the hotel in pain and was transported to University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, according to the report. Hotel employees said that two unknown women engaged with her in a verbal quarrel and it turned physical when they kicked and punched her, the report states. The Cleveland woman said that one was probably in her 20s and the other was in her 50s. Police said that she could not choose the women from a photo lineup.

Theft on Cash App

On Sept. 26, a 22-year-old Garfield Heights man reported theft to Orange police. He is an employee at Choolaah, 27100 Chagrin Blvd. in Orange, where it is common practice to cover another employee’s shift for a fee, according to the report. He was solicited by a phone number to cover his shift for $65 but it did not match the phone number for the employee by that name, the report states. The transaction took place on CashApp. The manager advised that the other employee never agreed to cover his shift so he tried to block the transaction. Police said that the other CashApp user already blocked him.

Sign stolen

A Russell township resident went to the township police department on Sept. 26 to file a report for a stolen “We Support the Police” sign that had been on her Chagrin Mills Road residence. The report says that the resident said she’d be getting another sign to replace the first one, but wanted an extra patrol on her street.

Loud voices prompt call

Two Nob Hill residents called Chagrin Falls police on Sept. 24 after hearing a domestic incident underway in a nearby apartment.

The married couple living there said they were having a verbal argument over finances that did not become physical.

The male party agreed to spend the night in a hotel, according to the report.

Identity theft reported

A Bell Street woman called Chagrin Falls police on Sept. 27 to report an attempt to steal her identity by unknown party or parties.

She said she became aware of the intrusion when she was notified her information had been used to apply for a small business loan of $9,900.

Police said she had not lost money as a result and was in contact with the Small Business Administration to rescind the action.

Passenger sleeping in car

A woman sleeping in a car parked in the shopping plaza parking lot caught the attention of a party who called Chagrin Falls police to request a welfare check.

The officers found the female in the passenger seat with a sleeping bag over her. She told police she was waiting for her husband to get off work.

Resident reports theft

On Sept. 26, a Cloveridge Road resident phoned the Russell Township police to report that a male in a gray SUV had pulled up outside his home and taken two signs, one reading “Black Lives Matter” and the other saying “We Believe in Science”.

Church group disrupted

On Sept. 24, a Russell Township police officer had to break up a group of 20 people from Riverview Church who were congregating at the pavilion at West Geauga Commons Park at 8:15 p.m., according to reports. With the park closed, the officer advised the party they could not be in the pavilion past dusk without approval from the township.

Resident notified of fire

Just after midnight on Sept. 25, Russell Township police officers attempted to notify a man that that a Solon residence under his name was on fire, but were unable to contact him by phone, so they went directly to his other street address in Russell to inform him.

Footprints in cement?

A contractor working on the East Washington Street sewer construction project called Chagrin Falls police on Sept. 23 to ask an officer to respond to the location the following day to keep school-bound kids off freshly poured cement.

He said the request was made because school children had destroyed a section of new cement the day before.

Avoiding road rage

On Sept. 22, a person drove to the Chagrin Falls police station to request an escort to his home nearby. The man stated that he was involved in a road rage incident and the other person’s vehicle was following him.

Police said officers obliged and the male arrived home unharmed.

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