BEREA, Ohio –
Disorderly conduct: Blaze Industrial Parkway
The owner of Eagle Freight, 120 Blaze Industrial, told police at about 9:30 a.m. Jan. 18 that the company’s snow removal contractor had intentionally plowed snow in front of her business.
The Eagle Freight owner said she owed the contractor money but had devised a payment plan. The problem was that he had been showing up to collect payment in the mornings while she wasn’t arriving to work until the afternoons.
About two-three weeks ago, the contractor stopped trying to collect payments. He told an Eagle Freight worker that he would “plow the business in.”
When police arrived Jan. 18, large piles of snow had been pushed against the business’s loading docks, stairs, and semitrucks and trailers. The owner said she wanted to pursue criminal charges against the contractor. Police were still attempting to contact the contractor at the time of the report.
Underage liquor consumption: Parkway Drive
An intoxicated Cleveland man, 19, was given a court summons at about 3 a.m. Jan. 15 after he knocked on the doors of several homes on Parkway.
One Parkway resident let the man into his home to help him. The resident then called police. The man said he was drinking with friends at Polish Village on Berea Street when his friends left without him. He believed one of his friends lived on Parkway and he was trying to find the friend’s home.
Police called the man’s mother and asked her to pick up her son. She said she could not because he had her car, which was parked on Elmwood Drive. Police drove the man home.
Vehicle fire: Boulder Drive
A Land Rover Range Rover, parked in a Boulder driveway, started filling with smoke at about 1:15 p.m. Jan. 15.
The owner of the Range Rover said he had started the vehicle to warm it up, then walked back inside his house. About 10 minutes later, he heard a loud popping sound. He ran outside, and when he opened the vehicle door, the interior was filled with smoke.
When police arrived, the vehicle’s horn was sounding. Plastic on the dashboard beneath the steering wheel had melted.
Firefighters arrived and disconnected the vehicle battery. They believed the smoke was caused by an electrical problem in the vehicle.
Driving with a suspended license, drug paraphernalia possession: Front Street
A Cleveland man, 27, was cited at about 9:30 a.m. Jan. 13 after police caught him driving with a suspended license on Front near West Grand Street.
Police stopped the man’s pickup truck because they were unable to see a license plate on the vehicle. Then they noticed an expired temporary plate in the rear tinted window.
Police learned the man was wanted by Westlake police and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. They smelled marijuana in the truck and found a glass pipe with marijuana residue under the driver’s seat, a digital scale containing marijuana residue on the dashboard and a bag of marijuana in the glove compartment.
There was also a half-full bottle of gin in the truck. Police told the man to contact someone with a valid license to drive the truck away.
Assist paramedics: Nobottom Road
A Nobottom woman, 46, was taken to Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights at about 5 a.m. Jan. 14 after she overdosed in her home.
A family member called 911 and said the woman was unconscious and breathing slowly, and that she had consumed drugs, possibly heroin, and nearly an entire bottle of vodka
The family member was performing CPR on the woman when police arrived. Police administered Narcan, a heroin-overdose antidote, but it had no effect. Paramedics arrived and began life-saving procedures.
Overdose: Clark Street
A Brook Park woman, 24, was taken to Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights at about 1 a.m. Jan. 15 after she overdosed in a Clark home.
A man living in the Clark home called 911 and said the woman was unconscious. Police found her lying on a bedroom floor. Police administered Narcan, a heroin-overdose antidote, and the woman awoke.
The man said the woman had abused narcotics for years but didn’t know what she had consumed that morning and/or the previous night.