Possession of drug paraphernalia: An 18-year-old Warrensville Heights woman was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and cited for a traffic violation Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m. on Interstate 271. Police said they stopped the vehicle because of a turn signal violation. The woman was charged with not stopping at traffic signals. Police said they found a small bag containing 1.3 grams of suspected marijuana plus a digital scale.
Arrested for shoplifting: A 20-year-old Warrensville Heights woman and a 21-year-old Parma woman were charged Dec. 14 at 11 p.m. at Macedonia Commons after reportedly stealing two televisions worth a total of around $2,400. Police received an anonymous call that two women were loading stolen items into a car near one of the stores. When police arrived, they said the women started running toward another store, and police tried to cut them off in a police cruiser. Police said they stopped the Warrensville Heights woman and detained her. The Parma woman got in her vehicle and drove away, according to police, who followed her in a police cruiser. The Parma woman drove onto Interstate 271, driving more than 100 mph and moving from lane to lane, according to police, who decided to end the pursuit. Store loss prevention later identified the Parma woman from a photo lineup prepared following their investigation. The Warrensville Heights woman was charged with fifth-degree felony theft, as well as misdemeanor charges of falsification and obstructing official business after she reportedly gave police false identification. The Parma woman is facing a third-degree felony charge of failure to comply with a police order and charges of willful/wanton disregard for safety on highways, driving under suspension, speeding, failure to remain in marked lanes, driving an unsafe vehicle and failure to obey traffic control devices. Store personnel said two 55-inch TVs worth nearly $1,200 each were taken.
Traffic stop leads to charges: A 23-year-old Sagamore Hills man was charged with possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possessing an open container of alcohol Dec. 9 at 9:03 p.m. on Olde Eight Road. Police responded to an anonymous call reporting a vehicle that was "weaving in and out of the marked traffic lanes and almost struck several vehicles in the opposite lane." Police said they found the vehicle in a gas station parking lot. Inside the vehicle, they said they found an open 12-ounce bottle of beer on the floor of the front passenger area along with a clear plastic bag of suspected marijuana in the front center console and a metal pipe with suspected burnt marijuana residue between the driver's seat and the center console. According to police, the man told them he did not know where the suspected marijuana came from.
Phone lines fraudulently ordered: A Sagamore Hills woman reported Dec. 13 at 2:45 p.m. her cellphone account had been hacked and new phone orders were placed by an unknown person. The woman reported four new phone lines had been fraudulently ordered.