Police Beat

Information provided by the Brecksville Police Departement

Aug. 10 – A motorist was arrested after being pulled over on Interstate 77 for driving with a cracked taillight. Police discovered the driver had a warrant for his arrest and two active license suspensions. The suspect, who was found in possession of a firearm, two loaded magazines and a knife, was taken into custody without incident. The vehicle and the firearm was released to the suspect’s parents.

Aug. 13 – A Barr Road resident called police to report the fire hydrant on his property had been struck by a vehicle sometime overnight. Police said the hydrant was struck with enough force that it shifted approximately 6 inches, causing a gap between the base and the ground. The fire department responded to the scene and informed the service department about the damage.

Aug. 15 – Police pulled over the driver of a vehicle on Interstate 77 after the vehicle did not have a visible license plate. The suspect told the officer that the plate was mounted in the window, but the officer told him he was unable to read it until after the vehicle was pulled over. The man had multiple license suspensions and two warrants for his arrest. He was cited on charges of driving under suspension and the improper display of license plates before being turned over to the custody of Strongsville Police.

Aug. 16 – A driver was arrested after being pulled over for speed on Interstate 77. The driver told police she did not have a valid driver’s license or insurance. She was also found to have multiple warrants for her arrest. The suspect was turned over to the custody of Middlefield police after being charged with driving under suspension, speed and driving without a valid driver’s license.

Aug. 23 – Police responded to a Highland Drive residence after a home health care delivery driver making a delivery in the area hit a mailbox. The mailbox was dented from the impact. The driver’s insurance and contact information was provided to the homeowner.

Aug. 24 – A Bedford Heights man was arrested on charges of OVI after police received a report that the suspect was weaving before stopping at a green light. Upon arrival, the suspect, who was outside of his vehicle and allegedly stumbling, told police he was sick and admitted to drinking. Police located a cup of gin and orange juice in the vehicle. After performing poorly on sobriety tests, the suspect was arrested and transported to the jail where he refused to comply with breath tests. He was cited on charges of slowed or stopped traffic, OVI and open container.

Aug. 25 – Police responded to a Riverview Road residence after a large tree fell on a house during a storm and water was reportedly coming into the house. Upon arrival, the homeowner told safety personnel that he lost power when the tree collapsed the power lines coming into the home. Electric company crews responded to the scene, and the homeowner was told to contact his insurance company. ∞