-- MACEDONIA --
Possession of drug paraphernalia: A 23-year-old Shaker Heights man was charged Jan. 31 at 12:37 p.m. with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on Macedonia Commons Boulevard. Police said they pursued his vehicle, starting on Shepard Road, because it had a cracked front windshield and did not have its headlights lit. He was issued citations for having an unsafe vehicle and not having lighted lights. He was also cited for not driving in marked lanes while he was being pursued. After stopping the vehicle, police requested a Twinsburg police K-9, which alerted on the car. Police found a grinder and 2.2 grams of marijuana in the car.
New stove missing: A representative of a housing development on Cheyenne Run reported Feb. 1 at 10:55 a.m. a new $630 stove was missing from a home. A co-worker reported it was there the previous day, so they believe it was taken overnight. Police said there were no signs of forced entry, no tracks in the fresh snow and no other evidence left at the home. Police said the garage door does not lock when it is down, so the door can be lifted from the outside. Police are investigating.
Cooking items stolen: A 25-year-old Akron woman was charged with theft Feb. 1 at 8:55 p.m. after police said she left a Macedonia Commons store without paying for numerous items. Police were summoned after store security personnel spotted the woman, who was pulling price tags from merchandise and putting the items inside her purse. An officer halted the woman outside the store. The officer emptied the woman's purse and recovered six packs of gear clips, four cooking knives, one cooking pan, one measuring cup, two packs of light bulbs, one night light and three packs of paint brushes that were not paid for. The total cost was $130.
Credit card fraudulently used: A 35-year-old Hollow Wood Drive man reported Feb. 1 at 3:58 p.m. someone fraudulently used his credit card for fuel on a trip to Florida between Jan. 16 and Jan. 20. The man reported he was locked out of his own account Jan. 31 when he attempted to make a payment. Credit card company personnel reported they later locked the account after the incidents were reported. The credit card company also reported a fraudulent purchase of $208 on Jan. 25 in Middlefield and a failed attempt Jan. 26 in East Liverpool. The man said he believes the credit card information was scanned at a gas station during a Florida trip the previous week. Police are investigating.
-- NORTHFIELD VILLAGE --
"Too much to drink": A 53-year-old Sagamore Hills man was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol on Olde Eight Road. Police said they stopped the vehicle Jan. 29 at 7:50 p.m. because the driver did not have his headlights on, for which the man was cited. Police said they smelled alcohol inside the vehicle. The man failed field sobriety tests after he stopped performing the "stand on one leg" portion, saying, "I'm not going to pass because I've had too much to drink," according to police. After being taken to the police station, the man refused to take a blood-alcohol test, police said.
Money taken from ATM: A 72-year-old Bedford woman was charged with stealing $100 from an ATM at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. The money belonged to a 54-year-old Maple Heights woman who reported the theft Feb. 5 at 7:37 p.m. The Maple Heights woman reported she was trying to withdraw $100 from an ATM near the south entrance at the Hard Rock but reported the screen read "incomplete transaction." The Maple Heights woman reported she grabbed her card and walked away from the ATM. While checking the balance of her account on her phone, she reported she noticed there was a charge of $104 from the ATM and reported the theft. Police contacted an on-shift supervisor for Hard Rock security, who reported video surveillance indicated the Bedford woman took the money from the ATM.