Westlake, OH - On 4/12/19 at approx. 7:45PM WPD received a call of a male jumping into the street in front of cars traveling on Westwood at Canterbury.Officers arrived to find a male who was barely able to stand as he was so intoxicated.A neighbor explained that the 27yo from Westlake had gotten into an argument with his fiancée and ended up trying to wave his hands at passing vehicles.The male was taken into custody for Disorderly Conduct and transported to the Westlake jail.
On 4/12/19 at about 11:30P numerous callers reported a vehicle into a utility pole in the area of Detroit and Cahoon Rds.Several power lines were also knocked to the ground.The single vehicle involved sheared the pole completely from the base.The 50yo male driver from Westlake was charged with OVI and transported to the hospital for evaluation.The roadway was closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the debris and worked on the utility lines.
On 4/14/19 at approx. 1:20AM an officer saw a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Canterbury at Center Ridge Rds.By the time the officer caught up with the car, the driver had stopped at a traffic light and immediately passed out with his foot on the brake.After waking the male, the 28yo from Euclid was asked to perform field sobriety tests.He was subsequently arrested for OVI.Further investigation revealed that the suspect was in possession of crack cocaine and ecstasy pills.He was charged with the OVI as well as open container and felony drug possession.
On 4/14/19 at approx. 1135AM officers responded to a home on Hidden Acres for a report of a male threatening another with a firearm.A repossession company employee complained that the male owner of a car being repossessed came out with a shotgun.The suspect, a 35yo Westlake resident, came out of the house (without a gun this time) after being contacted by officers.2 shotguns were located in the residence and were taken as evidence.The misguided car owner was taken into custody and charged with menacing along with felony Possession of Weapons under Disability due to a prior felony conviction.
On 4/15/19 at approx. 11AM an officer stopped a vehicle on I90 and Crocker for a license violation.The driver admitted that she did not have a valid driver’s license.To make matters worse, she also provided a false name and date of birth to the officer.When her identity was discovered, it was learned that she had a warrant for her arrest from Lyndhurst PD.During the investigation, crack cocaine, a digital scale and an open container of alcohol were located in the vehicle.The driver, a 19yo from Cleveland was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, misidentification, and driving under suspension.The passenger, a 26yo male from Cleveland, was charged with open container and possession of marijuana.He also had an active warrant for his arrest from another police department.
On 4/16/19 a resident on Crossings Pkwy reported that he had a handgun stolen from his vehicle sometime between 4/12/19 and 4/16.There were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle.
On 4/17/19 at about 4pm the county 911 operators received a hang up 911 call from a cell phone.The caller hung up quickly but WPD dispatchers called the number back several times with no answer.The address of the caller was located and officers sent to check on the reason for the emergency call.When officers contacted the 25yo from Westlake, he explained that he had called 911 because he thought his girlfriend had broken his X-Box.Interviews revealed that no crime had occurred but the male did have an active Westlake warrant for a previous disorderly conduct charge.He was arrested and transported to the jail to see the judge.
On 4/18/19 a resident alerted police that he had a car listed for sale on Craigslist.An unknown female made an offer to buy the vehicle but sent a check for over the agreed upon asking price.The targeted victim was to cash the check, send the car, and keep any extra funds.Wisely recognizing that this was a scam, the citizen did not cash and check and blocked contact with the fraudster.***Do not fall victim to these type of scams.Whatever platform on which you are selling something, if the “buyer” sends over the asking price, do not participate in the transaction.Do not buy gift cards and read or send the card numbers to anyone unless you absolutely confirm whom you are dealing with.This is ALWAYS a scam of some sort.Contact our dispatch center at 440-871-3311 if something seems out of the ordinary.We can at least give you good advice!***
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