Unauthorized Use, Enterprise Rent-a-Car: November 14th 4:42 p.m. The manager of Enterprise Rent-a-Car, 32625 Aurora Road, came to the police station to report a rental from July 28th, 2018 that was to have been returned October 19th, 2018 remains at large and attempts to contact the renter have been unsuccessful. The vehicle is a 2017 Toyota 4Runner valued at $29,000; after speaking with the renter who agreed to return the vehicle but did not, the officer entered and arrest warrant for theft for Eric Ross, 35 of Cleveland, and entered the vehicle as stolen.
Theft, Market District: November 15th 11:47 a.m. An employee of Market District, 34310 Aurora Road, saw a customer carrying three beers into the restroom concealed in a newspaper. An empty can of Milwaukee’s Best was found in the bathroom after he exited, and when he was approached he threw two dollars at the employee and left the building; the employee felt the male had the other two beers in his pockets. Through video and transaction records the suspect was identified as Michael Began, 48, of Streetsboro; he was served a misdemeanor citation for theft.
Protection Order Violation, Solon Road: November 15th 5:09 p.m. Following a traffic stop for a license plate violation, the officer discovered that the passenger was in violation of a protection order, protecting the female driving the car. The passenger was arrested and taken to jail, charged with Violating a Protection Order.
OVI, US 422 and Harper Road: November 17th 1:28 a.m. Joseph Ross, 55 of Garrettsville, was arrested following a traffic stop for traveling 74 mph in a 60 mph zone on US 422. The officer noticed signs of impairment and after conducting field sobriety tests, placed Ross under arrest and took him to jail where he submitted to a breath test with a result of .098. He is charged with OVI, Prohibited BAC, Speed, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
OVI, US 422: November 18th 2:36 a.m. Ashena Miller, 43 of Auburn Township, was stopped on US 422 near the east City limits after the officer observed her driving 47 mph in a 65 mph zone, weaving and crossing over lanes. An odor of an alcoholic beverage was observed and her eyes were bloodshot; after field sobriety tests also indicated impairment she was arrested and taken to jail where she could/would not successfully provide a breath sample. She is charged with OVI, Marked Lanes, Open Container of Alcohol.
OVI, SR 43: November 18th 5:13 p.m. An officer responded to a report by a motorist of a truck traveling south on SR 91 that was swerving and driving erratically. The officer observed the car in question turning east on SR 43 and followed, observing lane violations and initiating a traffic stop near Portz Parkway. The officer detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage when he approached the driver who was identified as Todd Kurtzman, 31, of Aurora. After field sobriety tests confirmed that Kurtzman was impaired, he was arrested and taken to jail where he refused to submit to a breath test. He is charged with OVI, Marked Lanes, and Resisting Arrest for fighting with officers when they attempted to place him in the rear of the patrol vehicle. This is Kurtzman’s third OVI.
OVI, SR 43: November 19th 12:17 a.m. An officer noticed a vehicle eastbound on SR 43 approaching the Solon/Bainbridge border that appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed. Radar confirmed the vehicle’s speed at 100 mph in a 35 mph zone and a traffic stop was initiated and the vehicle finally stopped in the driveway of Steak-N-Shake, 7020 Aurora Road. The driver Gabriel Cisneros, 22 of Indianapolis, claimed he was trying to get to Steak-N-Shake before they closed because he wanted something to eat. The officer observed an odor of an alcoholic beverage while speaking with him, and noticed his eyes were red and glassy. Field sobriety tests confirmed that he was impaired and Cisneros was arrested and taken to jail where he submitted to a breath test with a result of .128. He is charged with OVI, Prohibited BAC, Speed, Reckless Operation, and No Operator’s License.
Theft, AT&T: November 19th 7:56 p.m. Officers responded to the AT&T store located at 33631 Aurora Road for a report that a customer had taken 3 iPhone XR’s valued at $2250.00 from the store and ran east toward SR 91. Officers were unable to locate the suspect; the case is turned over to the detective bureau.
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