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Missing gun reported: Police responded to an Orchard Grove home for a report of vehicles being entered and searched March 7 around 6 a.m. Residents told police the husband's vehicle had been parked in the driveway around 11:45 p.m. the night prior and sometime overnight his vehicle and his wife's had been entered and rifled through. According to the report, nothing was missing from the wife's vehicle but a .40 caliber handgun had been taken from the man's vehicle. The gun is valued at $800. An investigation is pending.
Mother-son argument turns physical: Police responded to a North Bedford Road residence for a report of a physical altercation between mother and son March 11 around 8 p.m. Police had responded earlier that day for a verbal altercation between the mother and son during which both parties were reportedly intoxicated and after talking to officers agreed to get help, and no charges were filed. Upon responding the second time, the mother told police the son had shoved her in the chest and started toward her as if he was going to punch her. The father heard what was transpiring and called police, according to the report. The son, 35, was taken to Macedonia Jail and charged with fourth-degree felony domestic violence due to prior domestic violence charges.
Prisoner fails to return to jail: A 41-year-old Akron woman being held in Macedonia Jail for Stow was released from jail for medical reasons on a medical furlough March 5 just after midnight. Police say the woman was released from the hospital around 4 a.m. and as of March 7 at 6:30 a.m. she did not return to jail, at which time police charged her with misdemeanor escape.
Pair push cartload of formula from store: Police responded to a Macedonia Commons store for a report of theft March 10 around 6:30 p.m. Store loss prevention staff told police a man and a woman had placed a plastic container in their cart and placed 40 canisters of formula inside it and the 62-year-old Georgia man pushed the cart out of store without paying, while the 53-year-old Cleveland woman acted as a lookout. Upon being approached by loss prevention staff the pair abandoned the cart carrying the $700 worth of merchandise and fled to their vehicle. All merchandise was recovered. Police found the woman in a vehicle in the parking lot and the man watching from inside another store. The man was charged with theft and the woman was charged with complicity to theft.
Car taken despite being blocked in by four cars: Police responded to a Firestone Lane residence for a report of a stolen vehicle March 7 around 6:30 a.m. A man told police he noticed his wife's car was missing from the driveway which had four cars parked behind it blocking it in. Police say they saw tire tracks across the lawn into a neighbor's yard to their driveway, where a mailbox had been knocked over. The woman who owns the vehicle told police she had been awake around 3 a.m. and remembered seeing her car then. The woman also told police she had left her car unlocked with the keys in it because it had been blocked in by other vehicles. An investigation is pending.
Warrant pickup turns into drug charge: Police pulled over a vehicle March 10 around 8 p.m. after running the tag which returned the owner had an active warrant. As the vehicle left a Route 82 gas station police pulled the vehicle over on the I-271 entrance ramp. The driver, a 31-year-old Maple Heights woman, was not the registered owner but she also had active warrants for her arrest and a suspended license. Police found a container with marijuana residue in the woman's purse. Police took her to Macedonia Jail and charged her with driving under suspension and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Traffic stop leads to drug charge: Police pulled over a vehicle Feb. 28 around noon for no visible license plate and only one functioning brake light. The driver of the vehicle, a 24-year-old Oakwood man, parked and began walking toward a sidewalk in front of a hair salon on Aurora Road. Police told the man to get back in his vehicle and asked him where his plates were. The man reportedly told police to "leave him alone" he was going to work. Police say the man entered a mobile phone store and continued to tell police to leave him alone. An officer tried to cuff the man and he pulled out of his grip, another officer arrived on scene and assisted. While searching the man, police found a bag of marijuana which weighed .05 grams. While searching the vehicle police found a grinder, digital scale, a mason jar and a bottle all with marijuana residue. Police took the man to Macedonia Jail and charged him with resisting arrest, obstructing official business, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, display of plates and stop lights required.