Man using cell phone curses officer during traffic stop, walks away: Shaker Heights police blotter

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio —

Use of mobile phone while driving: boulevard Van Aken

At 2:25 p.m. on April 29, an officer observed a driver using a cell phone while in the area of ​​Lee Road and Van Aken Boulevard. Police stopped the vehicle and the unknown driver swore at the officer while accelerating away from the scene. The police did not prosecute the man.

OVI: Kenyon Road

At 3:10 a.m. on April 30, officers observed a Kia vehicle traveling in the Avalon and Kenyon Roads area with heavily tinted windows and no visible license plate. A traffic stop was carried out and officers learned that the car’s temporary license plate had expired.

The driver, a 25-year-old Cleveland man, showed signs of intoxication and later failed field sobriety tests. Police arrested the man for OVI. He refused to submit to a chemical test.

Assault: Larchmere Boulevard

At 7:15 p.m. on April 30, police were dispatched to the BP gas station at 13165 Larchmere Blvd., where an employee reported that an unknown male customer punched him on the left side of the face during an argument over the payment. The employee refused to receive medical treatment.

OVI: Boulevard Van Aken

At 7:05 p.m. on April 30, police received reports that the occupants of a Chrysler pickup truck that was parked with the engine running in the 16000 block of Van Aken Boulevard were littering and drinking at the vehicle interior.

Officers located the van and saw abandoned liquor bottles scattered around. Police smelled alcohol and observed that the driver, a 68-year-old Cleveland man, showed signs of intoxication. The man failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for OVI. He was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.076, below the state minimum for drunk driving of 0.08.

Domestic Violence: Van Aken Boulevard

At 3:50 p.m. on April 30, officers were dispatched to the 20000 block of Van Aken Boulevard, where a Shaker Heights woman, 55, reported that her 25-year-old son, a Beachwood resident, had contacted in violation of a protective order. .

Theft from a car: South Park Boulevard

At 12:40 p.m. on May 1, a 62-year-old Lyndhurst woman reported that someone broke a window on her car and stole $499 worth of property while the car was parked on the grounds of the Nature Center. at Shaker Lakes, 2700 South Park Blvd.

Domestic Violence: Larchmere Boulevard

At 2:50 a.m. on May 1, officers were dispatched to the 12000 block of Larchmere Boulevard, where a 20-year-old Cleveland woman reported that, during an argument, the father of her 32-year-old child, took her cell phone and dragged her around their apartment. The woman refused to receive medical treatment and the man was arrested for domestic violence.

OVI: Warrensville Center Road

At 11:15 p.m. on May 1, an officer stopped a car seen speeding in the area of ​​Scottsdale Boulevard and Warrensville Center Road. The driver, a 32-year-old Willoughby Hills man, was later discovered to be intoxicated.

After failing field sobriety tests, the man was arrested for OVI. He refused to provide a breath sample.

OVI: Boulevard Van Aken

At 6.25pm ​​on May 4, officers were dispatched to assist firefighters with a man in a car experiencing a medical emergency while in the area of ​​Ashby Road and Van Aken Boulevard.

The driver, a 46-year-old Bedford Heights man, was described as “visibly impaired”. He said he believed he had an adverse reaction after ingesting an illegal narcotic. EMS took care of the man. Police seized the man’s car and found a concealed loaded weapon and suspected marijuana inside the vehicle.

EMS took the man to hospital where he refused to be tested for chemicals. Police charged the man with OVI and concealed possession of a weapon.

Domestic Violence: Lynnfield Road

At 10:35 p.m. on May 4, officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of Lynnfield Road to investigate a report of a loud argument. Responding officers learned that a 30-year-old Cleveland man struck the 31-year-old mother of his child.

Officers observed bruises on the woman’s face and arrested the man for domestic violence. The woman refused to seek treatment.

Assault: South Woodland Road

At 3:45 p.m. on May 4, a Shaker Heights woman, 37, reported that a 13-year-old student assaulted her 12-year-old son outside Woodbury Elementary School, 15400 South Woodland Road. The boy did not need medical attention.

Auto part theft: Warrensville Center Road

At 4:40 p.m. on April 29, a 41-year-old Shaker Heights man in the 3000 block of Warrensville Center Road reported that someone had stolen the catalytic converter from his Mercedes car. The stolen property was valued at $1,000.

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