Man asking for a ride gets one in back of cruiser: A Sheffield Lake man, 21, was taken into custody by Twinsburg police after he was reportedly at a Darrow Road restaurant asking patrons at the drive-through line for a ride. A Twinsburg officer later found the man walking south on Darrow Road at the Interstate 480 entrance ramp. The officer reported seeing the man motion aggressively and giving the middle finger to a passing vehicle. The man then ran across Darrow Road into a gas station parking lot, where the officer was able to make contact with him. A check revealed the man had a warrant out of the Rocky River Police Department for failure to comply on multiple traffic charges. The man was taken to an Independence business and transferred into the custody of the Rocky River police.
Failing to use signal leads to warrant discovery: A Reminderville woman, 51, was taken into custody April 22 after she was pulled over by a Twinsburg officer for failing to signal a lane change. The woman was reportedly at Route 82 near Ravenna and Cannon roads. An officer stopped the vehicle she was driving on Cannon and discovered the woman had a warrant out of the Bedford Police Department for contempt of court. She was taken into custody and taken to an Oakwood business, where the Bedford police took custody of her. A passenger in the vehicle she was driving, a Cleveland Heights man, was allowed to drive her vehicle from the scene.
Pennsylvania man driving nearly 100 mph: A New Castle, Pa., man, 28, was arrested and charged April 23 with reckless operation and cited for speeding after he was spotted driving westbound on Interstate 480) going 99 miles per hour in a 65 miles per hour zone. The man also was found to have an active warrant with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for failure to appear on a possession of marijuana charge. He was taken into custody and transported to Solon jail for the patrol to pick him up. The man's vehicle was towed from the scene.
Crime committed using cloned credit cards: A Twinsburg officer was called to a Creekside Drive business on April 24 at around 7 p.m. A representative with the business said two women, one from Brooklyn, N.Y., and the other from Kent, both 22, used cloned credit cards to purchase merchandise from the store at around 2:30 p.m that day. The same two were taken into custody by Mentor police May 3 for attempting to do the same thing there, and are suspected in committing the same crime at a branch business in Canton. A black/white "pny" flash drive with video valued at $1,720.93 was purchased from the Twinsburg location. Twinsburg police are investigating.
Minor injuries reported to boy: A Reminderville officer was called to a residence April 20 by a mother who wasn't sure if her 9-year-old son had been hit by a vehicle. The child had told his mother that he was walking back home after being dropped off by a bus when he saw a bee. The bee scared the child, and in trying to run away from the insect the boy wandered into the street where he fell and scraped his elbow. The boy said he wasn't sure if he bumped into the car, which was driving behind him at the time. The officer determined the child was safe and left.
Mailbox found broken: A Reminderville man, 83, flagged down a passing Reminderville officer April 25 to report his mailbox had been damaged. The mailbox had been broken off of its post. The man said he believed it had been broken that morning because it was not damaged the day before. There are no suspects at this time.