Woman cited for failure to control

On Nov. 23, Gates Mills police responded to Brigham Road for a report of a single motor vehicle accident. The driver, Hannah Brinning, 21, of Chester stated while traveling westbound on Brigham Road, her vehicle started to slide off the roadway on a curve, according to the report. She was cited for failure to control, the report states.

Driver on wrong side of road

On Nov. 25, Gates Mills police responded to the area of SOM Center Road and Gates Mills Boulevard for a head on collision. Ervin Wilkins, 74, of Shaker Heights turned onto Gates Mills Boulevard, which is a one-way road, and struck another driver who was traveling westbound on Gates Mills Boulevard head on, the report states. Mr. Wilkins was transported to Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital for minor injuries and he was cited for one-way streets, police said. The other driver was not injured.

Tools reported stolen

A Bedford man was charged by Solon police with breaking and entering and theft on Nov. 24.

At about 10 a.m., police said a man was observed on video as he forced entry into a landscape trailer on Solon Road and took several tools.

The department’s detective bureau investigated and the suspect turned himself in.

Curtis Wilder, 50, was charged with breaking and entering and theft, police said

Accident at Aurora, Liberty roads

A Cleveland man was charged by Solon police with drunken driving on Nov. 24.

At 12:34 p.m., there was a vehicle crash at Aurora and Liberty roads. An odor of alcohol was present, police said, and the driver failed field sobriety tests and refused a urine test.

Shawn Leyba, 52, was cited for OVI/refusal, driving under suspension and assured clear distance, police said.

Lost credit cards shredded

A found credit card was turned in at the Bell Street Marathon station on Nov. 23, according to Chagrin Falls police. Officers were unsuccessful in attempting to locate the card owner.

The officer contacted the bank that had issued the card and was advised to shred the card. Bank officials said they would contact the owner and issue a new card.

Another credit card was turned over to Chagrin police by a person walking his dog on West Washington Street on Nov. 26.

The officer contacted the issuing bank and then shredded the card.

$40 stolen at hotel

On Nov. 27, Orange police responded to the Beachwood Inn at 3795 Orange Place for a theft report. A 28-year-old man of Phoenix, Arizona met a man on a dating app and they made plans to meet at the hotel, according to the report. The 28-year-old used the restroom, then the other man left the hotel. The man from Phoenix noticed that $40 was missing from his wallet, the report states. Police could not reach the other man by phone.

Harassment from neighbor

On Nov. 27, Orange police responded to a residence on Miles Road for a report of disorderly conduct and harassment. A 47-year-old resident filed a complaint against his 58-year-old neighbor, who was yelling expletives at him in the presence of his wife and child, according to the report. The man did not wish to file charges and ignored his neighbor, the report states.

Citations linked to distracted driving

A Chagrin Falls village officer observed a vehicle driving in an erratic manner around 9 p.m. on Nov. 23 and made a traffic stop on Chagrin Boulevard.

The officer learned that the driver had been trying to accept a call and enter her credit card number into her cell phone while driving.

While speaking with the driver, the officer also observed an open glass bottle of Budweiser beer in the center console. The officer reported detecting an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed a baggie of marijuana.

Citations were given the driver, identified as Ameka N. Lee, 45, of Euclid for prohibited use of a handheld device while driving and open container in a motor vehicle. Both citations can be waivered with payment of a fine.

Officer serves felony warrant

On Nov. 24, a Chagrin Falls police officer on patrol ran a registration check of a vehicle that was parked on North Street and found the owner had an active felony drug warrant out from the Portage County Sheriff’s Department.

The officer was able to look at the license photo and physical description of the vehicle owner but did not see the person in the area at that time. A short time later, the officer observed the vehicle being driven by a male resembling what was believed to be the vehicle owner and conducted a felony stop on the vehicle.

The driver, Jason C. Wilson, 24, of Warren, was arrested for the felony warrant and turned over to the Portage County Sheriff’s Office.

Man faces OVI charges

Solon police charged a man with drunken driving on Nov. 25.

At 9:08 p.m., police said a suspect was operating a vehicle on Burlwood and SOM Center roads with no headlights. There was an odor of alcoholic beverage and the driver failed field sobriety tests and was arrested, according to the report. He refused a breath test.

Richard Gonzalez, 59, of Solon, was cited for OVI and no operating license.

Man arrested for domestic violence

On Nov. 25, Gates Mills police responded to Battles Road for a welfare check. After speaking with the woman, police learned that she was a victim of domestic violence, according to the report. Her 39-year-old boyfriend of Gates Mills was arrested for domestic violence, the report states.

Angry man at phone store

On Nov. 27, Orange police responded to the Verizon store at 400 Park Ave. for a belligerent customer who left the store. The customer wanted to change his service but could not do so without an ID, according to the report. He talked to a corporate representative while in the store and the manager overheard him say that he would hold up the store at gunpoint, the report states. The manager asked him to leave and he did. Police said that the 32-year-old man of West Palm Beach, Florida was advised that he is not welcome at the store, but the manager did not press charges.

Police probe theft and fraud

An incident of theft and fraud was being investigated by the Solon detective bureau on Nov. 24.

At 4:27 p.m., a 71-year-old Solon woman left her wallet in a cart at the Giant Eagle Market District, 34310 Aurora Road. A male and female were observed purposely distracting her and then took the wallet, police said. The pair then proceeded to make purchases at several area stores using the woman’s credit cards, police said. The investigation was ongoing.

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