BEREA, Ohio –
Disturbance: East Bagley Road
A woman from Berea, 54, was banned from Walgreens, 6 East Bagley, after raising her cane to a store manager.
The woman was waiting inside the store near the pharmacy. The manager told him the pharmacy was closed for the day. It was then that the woman raised her cane threateningly.
The woman and the manager exchanged words, and the manager asked the woman to leave the store. The woman refused, so the manager called the police.
The woman told police the manager spoke to her in a disrespectful tone. She insulted the director. The woman was emotional and upset that she had not been able to get her medication. Police escorted the woman out of the store and informed her that she would be charged with trespassing if she ever returned.
Grand Theft: Barrett Road
A tenant at the Tower in the Park apartments, 55 Barrett, called the police around 11:30 a.m. on November 29 and said a $ 1,200 ring delivered to him was stolen from the mailbox at the apartment building.
According to the U.S. Postal Service, the ring was delivered around 11 a.m. on November 28, but was not there when the tenant went to her mailbox. The postmaster told the woman the postman left the ring on the floor under the mailbox, instead of placing it in a locked parcel locker, as Postal Service policy requires.
Tower in the Park management said they would turn the surveillance video of the mailbox area to the police.
Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence: Mulberry Street
A Strongsville man, 47, was arrested around 2 a.m. on November 25 after police saw him driving at 47 mph on Prospect Street near Aaron Street, a 35 mph zone.
The man’s Toyota Camry also drifted left of center. Police stopped the car after turning onto Mulberry Street. The man smelled of alcohol and his eyes were glassy. He failed field sobriety tests.
Flight: Barrett Road
A tool bag containing hand saws, channel locks, gloves, files, adjustable wrenches, diagnostic tools, levels and other items was reported missing around 4:30 p.m. on November 26 in the second floor hallway of the Tower in the Park apartments, 55 Barrett.
The tools belonged to an apartment maintainer. The estimated value of the tools was $ 1,000.
Expired license plates, possession of marijuana: Eastland Road
A Brook Park man, 21, was cited around 8:30 p.m. on November 24 after police caught him driving with a suspended license.
The man drew attention to himself when he suddenly accelerated his Ford Taurus and aggressively changed lanes on West Bagley Road. Police checked his license plate number and learned that his license expired in September.
The man turned on Eastland and the police stopped his car on Eastland near University Street. They smelled marijuana in the car. The front passenger, a 20-year-old man from Brook Park, admitted he had a bag of marijuana in his backpack. The police confiscated the marijuana.
Property found: Franklin Drive
A Franklin man called police around 5:30 p.m. on November 26 after finding what he described as a rifle inside a gun holster near his home.
The rifle and holster were in hedges beside the man’s house. He didn’t know how long the objects had been there.
Police identified the weapon as a .177 caliber Gamo Swarm Maxxim G2 multi-shot pellet rifle with an attached scope. Rust was on the barrel of the rifle and bugs had infested the rifle and the holster.
Cannabis: West Bagley Road
Police notified an 18-year-old Cleveland woman after noticing her Ford Fusion did not have a visible license plate.
Police stopped the woman’s car on West Bagley, near Seminary Street. They saw a temporary Ohio tag partially stuck to the rear window.
In addition, the police smelled marijuana in the car. The woman handed over a small plastic bag containing the marijuana. Police confiscated the marijuana for destruction.
Assisted Fire Department: West Fifth Street
A West Fifth man, 49, was taken to Parma University Hospitals Medical Center around 2:30 a.m. on November 23 after ingesting fentanyl in his apartment at Christopher Apartments on West Fifth.
A roommate called the police about the man. When the police arrived, the man was crouched on the ground. He was shirtless and waved his arms. He had broken a glass earlier.
At approximately 4:45 a.m. on November 28, police were again called to the man’s apartment after inhaling fentanyl. When the police arrived he was restless but conscious and able to answer questions. He was taken to the Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
Police noted that in 2021, paramedics were called to the man’s apartment a total of 14 times after the man ingested fentanyl, another drug or combinations of drugs. Additionally, the man was wanted by Berea Police for possession of heroin, but was not arrested after being taken to Southwest General.