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Police News: Graffiti reported on garages, vehicles
March 26, 2009
Macedonia -- Police are investigating several March 15 reports by city residents that someone used yellow paint to write obscene words on garages and vehicles during the night.
A Hampton Drive man and a Longbrook Drive man reported finding the graffiti on their garage doors. The Longbrook man also said someone poured syrup over his car while it was in his driveway.
A Westwood Drive man reported someone painted graffiti on his car while it was in his driveway. Police said that while investigating that incident, they saw two vehicles in a neighboring driveway with graffiti on them as well.
Police did not have a damage estimate, but said the paint could be washed off.
March 15. Fence wire stolen: A North Bedford Road woman reported someone took $3,000 in wire fencing from her yard during the day. Police are investigating.
March 6. Beer stolen from garage: A city woman reported a 12-pack of beer was missing from a refrigerator in her garage. She noticed it missing at about 8:30 p.m. when a neighbor she was talking to on the phone told her someone was walking up her driveway.
The woman said she saw the man get into an SUV parked in front of her home and drive away. She was unable to provide a good description of the SUV.
March 14. Men charged with cocaine possession: A Twinsburg man and a Geauga County man, both 19, did not enter pleas to a fourth-degree felony drug possession charge at their March 16 arraignment after police said they found a white powdery substance in their vehicle.
According to Stow Municipal Court records, the Twinsburg man pleaded not guilty to first-degree misdemeanor underage consumption of alcohol, and both men pleaded not guilty to fourth-degree misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said they stopped an SUV driven by the Twinsburg man on Highland Road March 14 at about 12:45 a.m., after they determined the vehicle's registration had expired.
Police said they searched the vehicle and found two small plastic bags containing a white powdery substance that tested positive as cocaine. One bag was between the SUV's front seats and the other was in the waistband of the Geauga County man's pants.
Police said they also found a scale in the SUV.
Officers also saw an open case of beer in the back of the SUV, and the Twinsburg man allegedly admitted to drinking beer, police said.
The men were released from Macedonia City Jail on personal bonds March 16. They are scheduled for March 27 pretrial hearings.
March 11. Man tears open packaging in store: A 24-year-old Northfield Village man pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree misdemeanor criminal damaging March 13 after an employee of a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store reported the man tore open the packaging of two $60 electronic data storage devices on March 11. The employee said one of the devices was missing.
Police said they found the man walking in the parking lot between two Route 82 stores a short time later. Police took the man back to the store and he allegedly showed them where he had left the missing device under a rack in the men's clothing department. The man said he had only opened the packaging to examine the devices.
According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man was sentenced to 20 days in Macedonia City Jail, 10 of which were suspended, and fined $350.
Driving under suspension
March 9. Police stop man on Route 8: A 49-year-old Bedford man pleaded guilty March 10 to driving under suspension, a first-degree misdemeanor; drug paraphernalia possession, a fourth-degree misdemeanor; and minor misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Police said they stopped the man's vehicle March 9 and found a small amount of suspected marijuana and a pipe in the vehicle.
According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man was given a six-month suspended sentence and fined $1,400, $900 of which was suspended.
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March 21. Woman reports car stolen: An employee of a Golden Link Boulevard business reported someone stole her 2007 car while she was at work during the day. A police report did not include the vehicle's make, model or value.
The woman said the vehicle was locked. The matter is under investigation.
March 16. Electronic device stolen from locker: A woman reported someone took her son's $50 electronic data storage device from his locker at Nordonia Middle School during the day. The matter is under investigation.
March 21. Police stop man on Olde Eight Road: Police charged a Morningside Drive man, 32, with driving without a license, a first-degree misdemeanor; and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, after they stopped him for a minor equipment violation.
Police gave the man a summons to Stow Municipal Court and released him.
March 19. Suntan lotion found on car: A woman reported that while her 17-year-old daughter was working at a Golden Link Boulevard business in the afternoon, someone dumped suntan lotion over her car. The woman said the car was undamaged.
March 17. Girl hit with bottle: A township man reported that while his 9-year-old daughter was riding her bicycle near their home, an unidentified man threw a plastic water bottle out of the window of a passing car, striking the girl in the head.
The man said his daughter was uninjured. Police patrolled the area, but could not find the car.
March 15. Lawn damaged: A Highland Road man reported someone over his front lawn between midnight and 4:30 p.m., leaving ruts and causing unspecified damage.
Editor's note: Police News, a compilation of incidents responded to by area law enforcement agencies, is not intended to be all-inclusive.
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