Police Beat

Information provided by the Brecksville Police Department

Nov. 21 – An officer was sent to the intersection of Snowville and Brecksville Roads just after 10 p.m. after a man contacted dispatchers seeking directions to the Akron Metro bus station. Upon arrival, the officer told the suspect that the bus only ran until 4:55 p.m. The officer requested permission to take the man home due to outdoor temperatures being so low. After running the suspect’s identification, the officer discovered the man had a warrant for his arrest for a parole violation. He was taken into custody and transported to the North Royalton Jail.

Dec. 7 – A 45-year-old Cleveland man was arrested on an outstanding warrant after he was pulled over for driving with expired license plates near Snowville Road. The officer said the man was wanted on larceny charges. A non-registered, unloaded handgun was found in the man’s car as police inventoried the vehicle and was transported to the station for safekeeping. The suspect was transported to the Cuyahoga County Jail.

Dec. 11 – A Bristol Lane resident contacted police to report that he found the Christmas lights and extension cords in his front yard cut. Upon examining the cords, the officer said it appeared that the damage was caused by an animal as teeth marks found on the wire were consistent with those of a squirrel. Damage is estimated at $200.

Dec. 22 – A 25-year-old Cleveland woman was arrested on OVI charges after an officer traveling behind her on Riverview Road spotted her vehicle come to an abrupt stop in the middle of the roadway. The officer said when he went to the driver’s side window of the vehicle, the driver did not respond or roll her window down and did not answer his questions appropriately. After performing poorly on sobriety tests, she was transported to the Brecksville Jail where she was also cited for OVI refusal with one prior and slow speed. She was released to her mother after posting bond.

Dec. 23 – A 24-year-old Akron man was arrested on an outstanding contempt of court warrant on charges of cocaine possession after an officer spotted him in the back seat of a vehicle in a gas station parking lot holding an unraveled marijuana blunt. The vehicle, which was occupied by four individuals, was unable to be driven due to a flat rear tire. The suspect was taken into custody while the remaining three suspects were left at the station to be picked up by a friend.