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Possession of drugs: A 20-year-old Bedford man was charged with possession of marijuana Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. on Route 82. Police said they stopped the vehicle for a display of license plates violation, for which the man was charged. Police said the inside of the car smelled like marijuana. The man admitted smoking marijuana earlier in the day and handed police a small tin containing a small amount of marijuana, according to the report. He was released at the scene.
Altered ID nets felony charge: A 44-year-old Mantua man was charged with theft Jan. 10 at 3:36 p.m. at a Macedonia Commons store. The man concealed two 50-inch lawnmower blades worth about $104 down his pants and left the store without paying for them, according to store security personnel. The man was detained by store security personnel until police arrived. Police said the man's Ohio drivers license was altered, and the man was charged with forgery, a fifth-degree felony.
Socks down his pants: A 19-year-old Garfield Heights man was charged with theft Jan. 9 a 12:49 p.m. at a Macedonia Commons store. The man concealed eight pairs of socks and one piece of underwear down the front of his pants and tried to leave the store without paying, according to store security personnel. While searching the man, store personnel said they also found charging cords, a cellphone case and a monitor screen protector police said they believed were stolen from another Macedonia Commons store. The total value of the stolen items was around $110, according to the report.
Fraudulent transactions reported: A Macedonia woman reported Jan. 9 around 4 p.m. that someone had made two credit card transactions on her account without her permission. The woman reported one was for $106 at a Macedonia store and the other was for $103 from a Stow store. The woman reported she believes someone stole the magnetic strip information from her credit card, which she still had.
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Woman found hiding in closet: A 24-year-old Stow woman was charged with three fifth-degree felony counts of possession of drugs, possession of criminal tools and receiving criminal tools Jan. 13 at 4:49 p.m. on Kitner Boulevard. According to the report, a resident had called to report the woman was there and that she had arrest warrants on file. The woman was hiding in a back bedroom closet, according to police.
Employee gave "unwarranted discounts," and cash to customers: A 34-year-old Bedford woman, who was a cashier at a Golden Link Boulevard store, was charged with theft Jan. 10 at 6:47 p.m. Store security personnel said the woman was seen on several occasions since Dec. 10 giving "unwarranted discounts" and cash to customers totaling $847.
Door handle damaged: An East Twinsburg Road man reported he heard his vehicular alarm going off in his driveway Jan. 10 at 1:49 a.m. The man reported he went outside to check his vehicle and noticed his driver's side door handle was damaged. No damage value was listed. Police are investigating.
Handgun drawn in road rage incident: Police say a 22-year-old Medina man and a 49-year-old Sagamore Hills Township man were involved in a road rage incident Dec. 28 at 4:34 p.m. while traveling westbound on Route 82. Both men exchanged hand gestures, according to police, who said the men offered conflicting statements. Police said the Sagamore Hills man got out of his vehicle at the Route 82-Route 8 intersection and walked back toward the Medina man's vehicle. According to the report, the Medina man said he was in fear for his safety, drew a handgun and ordered the Sagamore Hills man to go away. The Sagamore Hills man returned to his vehicle and called 911. Police said the Sagamore Hills man admitted to making threats and apologized. The Medina man, who police said had a concealed carry permit, did not want to pursue charges.