Westlake Police Blotter: 100 mph Heroin Chase

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On 11/9/19 at approx. midnight a concerned and observant resident of Donna Dr called to report a suspicious occupied vehicle parked on the street for over an hour. Officers arrived to find a female passed out in the back seat.The intoxicated female explained that she had been in a fight with her boyfriend and decided to sleep in the vehicle.The 22yo Amherst resident was arrested for Disorderly Conduct while Intoxicated and was transported to the Westlake jail to sleep it off.

On 11/9/19 an employee of Steinmart on Center Ridge reported a theft of a purse.A white male with tattoos grabbed a purse in the store and then immediately attempted to return the $34.99 item.When refused, the male left with the purse.Officers are following up.

On 11/9/19 at about 9:30PM an employee of a store at Crocker Park reported that her wallet was stolen from her purse while she was at work.The credit cards from the wallet had already been used.Officers are following up with Target in Avon and the Macy’s in North Olmsted to develop further leads.

On 11/10/19 at about 1:15PM, officers discovered that a female was staying at the Red Roof Inn who was wanted out of 3 cities including Westlake.Investigation led them to a room at the hotel where the 41yo Cleveland resident was taken into custody.She was wanted for passing bad checks.

On 11/10/19 at approx. 6:45PM a concerned citizen called in a reckless Toyota on I90 W/B entering Westlake.Supposedly the vehicle was driving close to 100mph.Soon after we received several calls of a serious crash on I90 W/B after Columbia.The roadway had to be shut down as 4 vehicles were strewn across all of the lanes.It turned out that the incident was actually 2 separate crashes.The reported Toyota struck another vehicle which spun them both out.As traffic was slowing to avoid the original collision, another vehicle struck a slowing vehicle from behind.The driver of the Toyota caused the first crash and appeared to be very lethargic to the investigating officers.The 44yo Bay Village resident was nodding off and eventually admitted to using heroin.He was transported to the hospital for minor injuries before being brought back to the Westlake Jail.The male, who had a suspended license, was charged with OVI, Driving under suspension, and felony possession of heroin for the off white powder found in his possession.The driver of the striking vehicle in the 2nd MVA was highly intoxicated.She too was transported to the hospital for minor injuries.She submitted to a urine test of which the results are pending. The 23yo Avon Lake resident was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance and OVI.The roadway was closed for over an hour while the vehicles and debris were cleaned up.

On 11/13/19 at approx. 8:15PM officers responded to a 3 car MVA on Clague at Center Ridge. It was a usual following to close and failure to stop in time collision except that the driver who began the chain of events denied even being in a crash.Another clue was that he struggled to make complete sentences and stumbled when he walked.The 35yo Rocky River resident was field tested and arrested for OVI.Luckily no one had to be transported to the hospital.At the WPD jail the arrested driver refused a breath test.

On 11/14/19 at approx. 2:15PM officers responded to a report of a crash on I90 W/B east of Crocker Rd.While investigating the 2 car MVA, officers noticed that the at fault driver appeared to be under the influence.Investigation also revealed narcotics paraphernalia in the male’s vehicle.The at fault driver, a 34yo from Amherst, was transported to the hospital with possible injuries.He was cited with OVI and failure to maintain assured clear distance.

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