December 1, 2020

alcohol

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio –

OVI and drugs: Lorain Road

Police after 11 p.m. Nov. 14 charged a man with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, and having an open container in a motor vehicle after they were called to investigate why the man was unresponsive behind the wheel of his car.

In addition, suspected methamphetamine found in the vehicle is being sent to a lab for analysis.

Police received a call from Two Bucks bar and grill after an employee observed a man revving his car engine in their parking lot and then slumping unresponsive behind the wheel.

When officers arrived, they tried to awaken the man, but he initially was unresponsive and then had difficulty following officers’ directions.

Eventually, he stepped out of the vehicle and officers located a partially consumed can of grape Four Loko malt beverage, a bag containing 3.4 grams of suspected methamphetamine, two glass suspected crack pipes, plastic straws with white residue in them, and a container with two grams of suspected marijuana.

The man smelled of alcohol. He refused to take field sobriety tests and refused to submit a urine sample for testing. Police repeatedly advised the man to call someone to pick him up. He repeatedly fell asleep, according to a police report. At one point, the man said he needed a phone to call someone, only to be told he was holding a phone in his hand.

The man eventually was released to a sober individual and given a date to appear in North Olmsted mayor’s court.

Theft: Great Northern

Police at 5:29 p.m. Nov. 10 responded to JCPenney regarding a suspected shoplifter who was being detained.

An asset protection officer said she saw the suspect concealing clothing in a bag and unsuccessfully try to remove an anti-theft sensor from an item of clothing that sprayed ink over the hoodie and ruined it. The store employee stopped the suspect as she attempted to leave the store, and police recovered a gray hoodie and fleece shorts worth a total of $90.

Police released the woman because of COVID-19 restrictions but told her warrants would be issued against her for theft and possession of criminal tools.

Theft: Lorain Road

Police at 1:26 p.m. Nov. 13 responded to a complaint of a man harassing a female Giant Eagle employee and then leaving the store.

Police found the man a short distance east on Lorain Road. Police determined the man and the female employee were previously boyfriend and girlfriend and no threats were made. However, during the investigation, officers learned the man took bottles of liquor valued at about $13 from the store.

He was charged with theft.

Read more from the Sun Post Herald.

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