Man brings box into store, fills it with wine bottles, exits without paying: Solon Police Blotter -

2022-05-28 20:18:26 By : Ms. Coco Xiong

At 12:50 p.m. May 15, as an employee watched, a man who had carried a box into the Market District Giant Eagle store, 34310 Aurora Road, filled the box with five to eight bottles of wine, then left the store without paying.

The employee took photos of the suspect and his Cadillac as he drove away.

Police determined that the suspect is an Akron man, 38. Police are now seeking the man on a warrant.

Failure to maintain physical control: Liberty Road

At 3:35 p.m. May 15, a passerby reported yelling coming from inside a stopped Jaguar SUV.

Officers located the vehicle, parked in a CEI power line easement across from 6925 Liberty Road.

The man and woman in the SUV were asked to exit the vehicle. Inside the SUV, officers saw marijuana, an open bottle of tequila and a loaded pistol.

The woman, who had been in the driver’s seat, failed field sobriety tests and was charged with failure to maintain physical control. She was found to have a blood-alcohol content of .132, above the state minimum for drunk driving of .08, leading to a further charge of having an excessive BAC.

In addition, the woman, 32, of South Holland, Ill., was charged with improper handling of a firearm, a fifth-degree felony, and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

The man, 37, also of South Holland, was not charged and was given a ride to a nearby hotel.

At 9:15 a.m. May 16, a Solon man, 75, reported fraudulent activity on his checking account.

The man’s bank had notified him that a check, with a fraudulent signature, had been cashed for $4,000. The man did not write the check. The bank closed the account.

The detective bureau is investigating.

At 8 a.m. May 17, a New Lenox, Ill., man, 37, reported the theft of his gun. The man told police he had left the gun in a bag in his truck while the vehicle was parked in the lot of City BBQ, 6372 SOM Center Road.

The man left the truck at about 9:30 p.m. May 16 and returned to the vehicle around 6:30 a.m. May 17 to find the gun missing.

There were no signs of forced entry into the truck. Police are investigating.

Receiving stolen property: Aurora Road

At 1:15 p.m. May 17, an officer was alerted by an automated license plate reader of the presence of a passing 2002 Toyota Camry that had been reported stolen from Cleveland a day earlier.

A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, a Solon man, 23, said he didn’t know the car was stolen. He said he got the car from an acquaintance who had been arrested about two weeks earlier by another police department.

When asked, the man said he did not know the acquaintance’s name or phone number.

Police arrested the man on charges of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony; driving under suspension; and failure to wear a seatbelt.

Solon police had the car towed and notified Cleveland police of its recovery.

At 12:55 a.m. May 18, an officer noticed a Jeep traveling at a slow rate of speed on SOM Center Road and followed the vehicle. The Jeep did not come to a full stop at a red light, turned around and went in the same direction from which it had come, then entered U.S. 422 eastbound, where it was driven outside of marked lanes.

A traffic stop was conducted. The driver, a Solon man, 45, smelled of alcohol. The man told police he had “a couple of beers” at a friend’s house. The man went on to fail field sobriety tests, but refused to take a breath test.

Police arrested the man on charges of OVI, not driving within marked lanes and failing to stop at a red light. Because he refused to take a breath test, the man’s license was immediately suspended.

Using a weapon while intoxicated: Harper Road

At 2:05 p.m. May 19, an officer stopped a car for a suspected window tint violation. The officer smelled the odor of marijuana inside the car.

The male driver was found to have a suspended license and to be in possession of marijuana. The female passenger was wanted on two traffic warrants issued by Bedford police.

A loaded gun was found in the car’s glove box. The woman admitted that the gun was hers. She also admitted to smoking marijuana.

Police cited the woman for using weapons while intoxicated and held her for Bedford police.

Police cited the man for driving with a suspended license and for the window tint violation. The man was released.

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