Employee allegedly stole cash, quit job: Police charged a 23-year-old Bedford man with one count of first-degree misdemeanor theft after he allegedly took cash from a cash register at the end of his shift at a Route 82 business Dec. 16 around 6:30 p.m. According to the report, a district manager for the business gave police a security video showing the employee put the money into his pocket after clearing his cash register. The employee had also left a note stating he was "self terminating" due to "scheduling conflicts," the report states. The charge was filed with Macedonia Mayor's Court. The amount of cash that was allegedly taken was not available.
Two caught leaving store with stolen merchandise: Police responding to a Macedonia Commons store Dec. 15 around 6 p.m. arrested an 18-year-old Brecksville man and a juvenile boy on first-degree misdemeanor charges of theft after store personnel reported they had seen the two concealing merchandise on their persons while walking through the store. Police arrived as the two were leaving the store and recovered a Roku, an FM transmitter and iPhone cases worth a total of around $270 from the two. They were taken to the Macedonia City Jail for booking.
Handgun taken from home: Police took a report from a Dovecote Trace resident Dec.. 13 around 10 p.m. who said a Taurus PT111 9 mm handgun had been taken from her home some time after Dec. 10 around 6 p.m., when she had last seen it. The incident is under investigation.
Man allegedly stole jeans, cologne: Police responding to a Macedonia Commons store arrested a 46-year-old Cleveland man on misdemeanor charges of theft and possession of criminal tools Dec. 14 around 4 p.m. According to the report, a store loss prevention officer contacted police, who arrived after the man had left the store. Police stopped him in the parking lot and retrieved a pair of jeans and a bottle of cologne from the man, as well as other merchandise totalling $310 in value and a screwdriver. Store personnel said the man had used the screwdriver to remove security tags from the merchandise.
Shoplifters get away with $600 televison: A police officer reported he saw two individuals allegedly leave a Macedonia Commons store with a stolen television Dec. 14 around 7 p.m. According to the report, the patrolman saw two women leave through the store's lawn and garden exit with a television in a shopping cart. The store's asset protection employee exited the same doors, but did not flag down the officer, who reported he took down the women's driver's license number after a man got out of the car and helped them load the television. The patrolman returned to the store around 8 p.m. and reported the asset protection employee told him he had not been sure the television was stolen at the time the women were leaving the store, but later confirmed it via surveillance video. Attempts to contact the vehicle's owner were unsuccessful and the case was closed.
Police say speeding driver was intoxicated, had child in car: Police arrested a 36-year-old Columbus woman on misdemeanor charges of endangering children, OVI, driving under suspension and speeding Dec. 18 around 7:50 p.m. According to the report, the woman was clocked driving 87 mph in the 65 mph zone southbound on Interstate 271 just north of the Route 8 interchange. The woman, who had her 7-year-old daughter in the car with her, told police she was driving from New York to Columbus. She refused to take field sobriety tests, but smelled strongly of alcohol, the officer reported. Police found two 750 ml bottles of alcohol in her car, one one-third full of vodka, and another with a "small amount" of whiskey remaining. The two were taken to the Macedonia Police Station, where a family member was called to pick up the woman's daughter.
Driver failed to slow down, had expired plates: Police arrested a 23-year-old Maple Heights woman Dec. 17 around 12:40 a.m. after the woman allegedly passed by police investigating an accident at a high rate of speed, then crossed a solid white line in a construction zone on Interstate 271 northbound near Broadway. According to the report, the woman's license plate was expired and she was "extremely uncooperative" in that she refused to identify herself, leave the vehicle and follow other instructions. Police determined she was driving without a license and placed her under arrest. During her arrest, the woman continued to argue and pulled away from the officer several times, police said. She was charged with misdemeanor counts of obstructing official business and resisting arrest, both second-degree misdemeanors. She was also cited for failing to slow when approaching a public safety vehicle, changing lanes in a no passing zone, driving with expired plates and driving under suspension.