Westlake Police Blotter: Burglary, Drug Possession & Outstanding Warrants

Westlake Police

Westlake, OH - On Friday 9/20/19 at approx 11pm officers were summoned to Windrush Dr in Westlake for a reported residential burglary.The resident had come home to find the home ransacked.The suspect(s) had left with jewelry.Officers are following up with evidence collected on scene.

On Sat 9/21/19 at about 12:45Pm another burglary was reported.This time it was on Hamlet Ln.Items were taken from inside the home.The 2 break ins are believed to be related.

On 9/21/19 at approx 0450AM an officer found an unoccupied vehicle that had struck a utility pole on Detroit Rd between Clague and Columbia.The owner of the car was found walking away near by.The male smelled of an alcoholic beverage and thought he may have fallen asleep or blacked out at the wheel.He was field tested and arrested for OVI.At the Westlake Jail, the 33yo from Maple Heights tested over the legal limit.

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On 9/21/19 at approx 3:30P an observant officer noticed a suspicious male pacing around vehicles in the parking lot of Taco Bell.Seeing the officer in the area, a witness approached him and reported that they believed that the same suspicious male had struck a child in the rear of one of the vehicles.The witness said that the male looked to be “under the influence.”Upon contact, the male denied hitting any child.The suspect’s odd behavior and physical appearance prompted the officer to ask about drug use.The male finally admitted to having a needle on his person along with a pill grinder with white residue.He was also in possession of oxycodone pills which he admitted to injecting.One of the vehicles involved was occupied by the male’s wife and 3 children.All denied any physical altercation had occurred.The officer did note that the car with the kids smelled of marijuana.Investigation revealed that the suspect had smoked marijuana in the car earlier.A burnt marijuana cigarette was located within reach of the kids.The male, a 45yo from Cleveland, was arrested and charged with felony child endangering and drug possession along with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and drug abuse instruments.

On 9/23/19 at just after 6am, employees at the Parkside Church of the Nazarene on Hilliard Bl arrived at work to find forced entry to the church.Officers arrived and did not locate anyone inside but did note that the suspect had cut themselves pretty badly during the break-in.The suspect had stolen electronics from the church.Investigators soon discovered that a male was at Fairview Hosp being treated for a cut he sustained “while installing a window.”While officers were speaking with the suspect at the hospital, another break in was discovered at Crosspointe Community Church on Columbia Rd.Electronics missing from this church were found with the suspect at the hospital.After treatment the 47yo from Cleveland was taken into custody.He was charged with felony breaking and entering.The suspect was familiar to officers as he had been arrested in 2013 for breaking into the same Hilliard Bl church in 2013.

On 9/24/19 at approx. 9:30AM an officer stopped a car at Crocker Park after learning that the registered owner had an active warrant for their arrest.The owner was driving and also admitted to having a needle in her shirt.Further investigation revealed that the 25yo Westlake resident was in possession of methamphetamine.The female was arrested and charged with possession of drug abuse instruments as well as felony possession of meth.

On 9/26/19 at about midnight, an officer stopped a vehicle at Dover and Center Ridge.The driver and registered owner had an entered arrest warrant from Brooklyn PD.The 19yo male from Cleveland was arrested and arranged for someone to pick up his vehicle.The male who arrived to drive the car, a 21yo from Bay Village, amazingly also had an entered warrant from Brooklyn PD.He too was arrested and sent to Brooklyn with his friend.

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