Westlake Police Blotter-Cocaine Seized in Traffic Stop

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On 11/12/18 at approx. 11:13PM, an officer stopped a vehicle on Crocker at I90 for traffic violations after it left the Red Roof Inn.  The 26yo male driver from Lakewood admitted that his driver’s license was suspended.  The 16yo female passenger, from Cleveland, did not have a license.  The driver seemed very nervous and when questioned admitted he had marijuana edibles in the vehicle which he had tried to destroy.  Investigation revealed that the pair was in possession of numerous grams of both cocaine and methamphetamine along with digital scales and other paraphernalia to prepare drugs for sale.  The male was charged with trafficking in drugs in the presence of a juvenile.  Numerous other charges are pending with the grand jury.  The juvenile, who had initially misidentified herself, was transported home and turned over to her mother.  She will be charged through juvenile court with obstructing officers.  696-KIDS was contacted in an attempt to connect the juvenile and her family with additional resources.

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On 11/10/18 a male arrived at the WPD lobby to speak to an officer about a report.  After he was at the police department a few minutes, officers began to notice that the entire lobby now had the odor of burnt marijuana.  The 27yo male from Wickliffe had arrived in a vehicle which was still parked in the lot.  It was still occupied by 3 friends.  When officers went to speak to them in front of the PD, the vehicle also reeked of burnt drugs.  Investigation revealed that the 4 were in possession of marijuana, a scale and grinders.  One of the parties also had an active warrant from Painesville PD.  After the questioning was complete, 2 were cited with possession of marijuana.

On 11/11/18 officers responded to a report from an Uber driver who was dealing with an intoxicated fare on Center Ridge Rd at Canterbury.  Apparently the 50yo male from Westlake was being belligerent and had punched the window of the Uber driver’s vehicle.  Officers located the male staggering away from the scene.  He showed signs of being highly intoxicated including being unable to speak without extremely slurred words.  The male was arrested for Disorderly Conduct while being Intoxicated.  He was transported to the jail to sober up.

On 11/12/18 just before 8AM, an officer was dispatched to the construction area on Rose Rd for a reported criminal damaging.  An excavating company reported that one of their large pieces of equipment had its window broken out with a beer bottle.  An unknown person caused approx. $300 worth of damage. 

On 11/12/18 a female reported that as she was traveling on I-90 W/B in the area of Crocker she noticed a pickup truck that switched lanes all the way around her vehicle.  The male driving the pickup eventually maneuvered next to her then drove at the same speed.  When the victim looked over, she observed the male in the pickup truck masturbating.  Alertly, she obtained the plate of the truck and called the police.  Although she lost sight of the truck in Lorain County, investigators contacted the registered owner who denied any deviant behavior.  The case has been turned over to the city prosecutor for review. 

On 11/15/18 just after midnight, a concerned citizen called in a possible OVI on I90 in the area of Clague Rd.  The vehicle was “all over the roadway” and ended up striking a sign at Clague before officers could catch up with it.  The Chevy was stopped as it reentered the highway from Columbia Rd.  The driver showed signs of intoxication.  The most prominent of which was the vomit on his sweater and pants.  The operator did not remember striking anything with his vehicle.  The 59yo from Brecksville was field tested and arrested for OVI.  He submitted to a breath test which showed he was over 3 and ½ times the legal limit.  His vehicle was towed, license suspended and court date set.

On 11/15/18 at 10:21AM officers responded to Marc’s on Detroit Rd for an unresponsive employee.  The female employee had been found in a restroom and was surrounded by drug paraphernalia.  Paramedics and officers administered narcan and revived the female who later admitted she had been using heroin.  She was transported to the hospital for further treatment and was referred to a provider of addiction services. 

On 11/15/18 at approx. 11:25AM a citizen on Schubert reported that someone entered his vehicle while it was parked in his driveway.  In all, 3 unlocked vehicles had been entered overnight.  Cash and sunglasses were missing.  Officers are reviewing surveillance footage to attempt to identify a suspect.

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