Man faces weapons charge

A Cleveland Heights man was charged with carrying a concealed weapon on Nov. 9 in Solon.

At 9:02 a.m., police responded to Nvent, 31700 Solon Road, for a report of a found firearm.

An employee observed a backpack in a common area of the building that they hadn’t seen before. The employee looked in it to see if they could find the owner and discovered a gun inside, police said. The backpack was turned over to management, who called police.

Officers collected the loaded semi-automatic pistol and the owner was identified. Nvent has a policy prohibiting the conduct.

Clifford Miles, 31, was arrested and charged with carrying concealed weapons, police said.

Robbery charges filed

A Kent man faces robbery charges in connection to a Nov. 10 incident in Solon.

At 3:45 p.m., police responded to the Route 422 freeway for a report of a man walking on the freeway punching himself.

The man approached a truck that was disabled on the freeway and a man, 46, of Beachwood was inside. It was reported that the suspect punched the truck’s window and ordered the victim out of the truck. The victim did not exit, and called police. The suspect walked away, further west.

Officers arrived and saw the suspect run toward another stopped vehicle on the roadside. After failing to get into that car, and failing to comply with officers’ order to stop, the suspect ran through the median and into the eastbound side of the freeway.

Officers were able to arrest the man without him being struck by a vehicle in heavy traffic. The man, Donald Moore IV, 23, was taken to an area hospital for a health evaluation. Charges are pending for robbery, obstructing official business and inducing panic, police said.

Car has dragging bumper

A Streetsboro man was charged with drunken driving on Nov. 13 in Solon.

At 2:46 a.m., police observed a vehicle exit the freeway onto SOM Center Road with one headlight out and dragging its front bumper. The driver had an odor of alcohol and slurred speech, police said. He displayed poor performance on field sobriety tests, police said, and was arrested. His breath test registered at .163 percent BAC.

Suspected marijuana was also found.

Daniel Bourque, 31, was charged with OVI, prohibited BAC, headlights, unsafe vehicle and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Girard man faces OVI charge

A Girard man was charged with drunken driving on Nov. 14 in Solon.

At 2:54 a.m., police observed a vehicle speeding on the Route 422 freeway. It was clocked at 83 mph in a 60 mph zone. Police detected an odor of alcohol and the driver had bloodshot eyes and demonstrated poor performance on field sobriety tests.

He took a preliminary roadside breath test, which gave a positive result for alcohol, police said. He refused the standardized BAC test at the jail.

Branden Byrd, 27, was charged with OVI and speeding, police said.

Car goes off road

A Cleveland man was charged with drunken driving on Nov. 14 in Solon.

At 4:54 a.m., police found a vehicle stopped on Davis Industrial Parkway and a man was passed out behind the wheel.

The vehicle was still running, and was in drive. Prior to running off the road, it appeared as though the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Carter Street, and drove straight off the road, rather than negotiate the left turn onto Davis Industrial, which is an “L” shaped intersection.

Officers woke the driver, and they noticed the smell of an alcoholic beverage. He was disoriented and slurred his speech. Poor performance was detected on field sobriety tests, and he was arrested. He refused the BAC breath test at the jail. A cup containing suspected liquor was observed in the car.

Terry Matthews, 33, was charged with OVI, failure to control, open containerand driving under suspension.

Speeding delivery truck caught twice

On Nov. 2, a resident reported a speeding delivery truck on Windy Hill Drive in Pepper Pike. An officer stopped the same driver earlier for speeding on Shaker Boulevard, according to the report. The driver was verbally warned twice for speeding and police reached out to the delivery company to warn them about the driver, the report stated.

Payment dispute

On Nov. 3, Pepper Pike police responded to a dispute at the Cosmetic Rejuvenation Center on Pinetree Road. There was a dispute over payment between the business and a client, according to the report. Police said the client made the payment.

Unfinished business

On Nov. 4, a South Woodland resident advised Pepper Pike police about a contractor who did not complete their work. The resident already paid the contractor the full amount of $6,000 to paint walls and the contractor started but did not finish, the report stated.

Assault at library

On Nov. 5, Pepper Pike police received an assault report at the Orange Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library on Chagrin Boulevard. One Orange High School student punched another student and stomped on her head while she was lying on the ground, the report stated. The case will be sent to the county for further review. Police said it was due to family drama involving younger siblings, according to the report. The victim had minor injuries and was not transported to a hospital.

Missing juvenile found safe

On Nov. 12, Warrensville Heights police contacted Pepper Pike police for mutual aid in finding a missing juvenile. She was located at a house on South Woodland Road and was turned over to Warrensville Heights police, according to the report.

Woman cited for traffic violations

On Nov. 14, a Pepper Pike officer observed a vehicle make a marked lane violation and drive through a red light on Shaker Boulevard at Brainard Road. The driver was the registered owner, who had a suspended license and a 2-year-old child unrestrained, according to the report. Chakeba Wilson, 45, of Cleveland was cited for suspended license, expired registration and no child restraint, the report stated. She was given a verbal warning for marked lanes and red lights. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the woman and her child were picked up, police said.

$1,500 in clothing stolen

On Nov. 3, Woodmere police responded to DXL Men’s Apparel on Chagrin Boulevard for a theft report. The manager said two men picked up six Polo hoodies and seven Psycho Bunny shirts and ran out of the store without paying, according to the report. They left the scene westbound on Chagrin in a green pick up truck. The stolen merchandise was valued at $1,500 total, the report states.

Porch pirates strike apartment

On Nov. 6, a Woodmere woman said her Amazon package was delivered in front of her apartment door at Beechmont Towers on Chagrin Boulevard at 8:45 p.m. Amazon sent her a picture of the package. By the time she arrived home the next day, the package was not there, according to the report. The woman found the package in the third floor stairwell and it was empty. The contents were valued at $20, the report states.

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