Westlake Police Blotter: Traffic Stop Turns Up BB Gun

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On 8/10/19 at approx. 2:15AM an officer heard a crashing sound near the intersection of Center Ridge Rd and Clague Rd.When the officer went to investigate, he saw a male attempting to remount his Harley Davidson motorcycle.The rider’s hat and glasses were still laying in the roadway.No one else was around.The male said that he was not sure what happened but admitted that the bike had fallen over.Noting the odor of an alcoholic beverage and bloodshot eyes, the officer had the male perform field sobriety testing which did not go well.The 22 yo from North Olmsted was arrested for OVI.He tested almost 2 times the legal limit at the Westlake Jail.

On 8/10/19 at about 7:15PM an officer stopped a vehicle on Detroit at Dover for moving and license violations.When speaking with the driver, the officer noted that he was acting nervous.When the patrolman noticed the back end of a handgun sticking out from next to the driver’s seat the operator was asked to step out of the car. A search revealed that the realistic looking Glock semi-auto handgun was a BB Gun.

The 25yo Westlake resident was arrested for misdemeanor carrying various weapons and his vehicle was towed. The driver did not mention that he had a gun of any type when speaking to the officer. Although the weapon can only shoot BBs, like many other realistic looking guns out there neither the police nor the public who might see someone carrying it can tell if it is an actual handgun or not. Cases like this can and have ended up with tragic consequences.The department released the photo of the replica handgun as an educational warning.

Photo courtesy of The Westlake Police Department

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