Man squatting on church property: A church on Route 91 called police Jan. 23 to report that someone had been living in a building on the church property. After a short search, a 66-year-old Akron man was found in the woods behind the property. The Akron man was taken to a hospital after complaining of medical issues. He was advised not to return to the property by the property manager.
Driving under suspension
Driver had two warrants: A Twinsburg police officer traveling south on Chamberlin Road near Waldo Way on Jan. 25 at just after 9 p.m. saw a large box truck speeding north with only one headlight. The truck was going 52 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone. The patrol officer pulled over the driver, a 48-year-old Cleveland man. The Cleveland man had a suspended driver's license and two warrants, one from the Highland Hills police department and one from the North Randall, for failure to appear. The Cleveland man was arrested and charged with driving under suspension and speeding. He was transported to Solon jail and held on 10 percent of a $5,000 bond. He was scheduled to appear at the Stow Municipal Court Jan. 31. The vehicle the man was driving was towed, and a passenger was taken to a bus stop in Oakwood and released without any charges. The Cleveland man entered a not guilty plea Jan. 26 through video arraignment and posted bond Jan. 30.
Window tint leads to other charges: A Twinsburg officer reported on Jan. 27 that he saw a vehicle traveling south on the 8000 block on Darrow Road with heavily tinted windows. The officer ran the license plates and discovered the owner of the vehicle was under a license forfeiture suspension and had a warrant through the Oakwood Village police department for failure to appear on a traffic offense. The vehicle was pulled over and the driver, a 21-year-old Maple Heights man, was confirmed to be the owner. The officer issued a citation for driving under suspension and a verbal warning for the window tint, which was measured at 25 percent light transmission. The Maple Heights man was transferred to the Oakwood Police Department's custody and the vehicle was impounded.
Faulty muffler stop reveals more: While patrolling Glenwood Drive Jan. 27, an officer saw a vehicle with a faulty muffler traveling west. The officer ran the plate and noticed the vehicle's owner had a bench warrant through Northfield Village police for possession of narcotic equipment. The officer stopped the vehicle on Ravenna Road near Belmeadow Drive. The driver, a 24-year-old Aurora man, was confirmed to be the owner of the vehicle. The Aurora man was arrested and was turned over to the Northfield Village Police Department. His vehicle was turned over to his mother. A female passenger was released on the scene.
Children at residence: On Jan. 27, officers were called to a Ravenna Road residence on a report of an unresponsive man, 29. Responding officers found the man and gave him two doses of Naloxone. The man was then transported to the hospital for further treatment. While at the residence, officers found a used syringe and a spoon with residue, and a substance believed to be heroin. Five children, ages 6 to 10, also were in the home. The 10-year-old placed the phone call. The man was charged with five counts of endangering children, a first-degree misdemeanor, possession of drug instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia. The substance found with the spoon was sent for testing, with additional charges possible depending on the outcome of the test. The results of the test were not available as of press time.