Drunk man passes out in car with child inside; man caught with suspected crack cocaine: Brook Park police blotter
Operating a vehicle under the influence-endangering children, Interstates 480 & 71: A Brook Park man, 31, was arrested at about 6:15 p.m. Aug. 19 after he passed out behind the steering wheel of a car with his 5-year-old child son inside.
The man was drunk. He stopped his car in the middle of the ramp from 480 westbound to 71 southbound. A witness called police, saying the man’s foot was on the brake and the car was in drive. The boy was in the backseat.
Police used their cruisers to box in the man’s car so it wouldn’t roll into traffic. When they knocked on the car window, the man lifted his foot off the brake, and the car rolled into a cruiser. The man drifted in and out of consciousness. Police saw an open container of beer in the car.
Police took the man to Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights because he couldn’t stay awake. They turned the boy over to his mother.
Drug & drug paraphernalia possession, Alvin Drive: An Olmsted Falls man, 56, was arrested at about 12:30 a.m. Aug. 3 after police caught him with suspected crack cocaine and a drug pipe.
Police stopped the man’s car because his license plates had expired. They learned he was wanted in Brook Park for an earlier offense.
The suspected crack cocaine and drug pipe was in the man’s sock. The man tried to hide some of suspected crack cocaine in his mouth. He spit out the substance in the backseat of the police cruiser. Police found it after they returned to the police station.
Neighbor dispute, West 130th Street: A West 130th Street man called police at about 2:40 p.m. Aug. 19 and said a neighbor was intentionally driving over traffic cones the man had placed in the street in front of his house.
The man had set up the traffic cones to prevent drivers from running over his tree lawn. The neighbor had also pushed a rock into the man’s driveway with his car. The neighbor said it was an accident.
Sudden illness, Holland Road: A Brook Park man, 36, was taken to Southwest General Hospital in Middleburg Heights at about 2 a.m. Aug. 22 after police found him walking in the middle of Holland near Engle Road.
Police said the man seemed confused but they weren’t sure if he was intoxicated. He said he was going to a party at the recreation center. He claimed divinity.
Theft, Brookpark Road: A wallet containing $100 in cash was stolen between 8:25-10:15 a.m. July 28 from an unlocked vehicle parked outside The Varbros LLC, 16025 Brookpark.
Sudden illness, Snow Road: A Cleveland man, 27, overdosed on heroin at about 12:15 a.m. Aug. 22 while sitting in a car parked outside Marc’s Deeper Discount Store, 19101 Snow Road.
A coworker saw the man and called police. When police arrived, the man was unconscious but he woke up before they took him to the hospital.
Sudden illness, Glenway Drive: A Brook Park woman, 23, overdosed on heroin while sitting inside her parked vehicle at about 8:15 p.m. Aug. 5.
The vehicle was parked in the woman’s driveway. A neighbor called police. It took several attempts for police to wake her. She was taken to Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
Operating a vehicle under the influence, Brookpark Road: An Aurora woman, 55, was arrested at about 1 a.m. Aug. 21 after police caught her driving drunk on Brookpark near West 161st Street.
Police stopped the woman’s car because she was driving 55 mph in a 35-mph zone. The woman was wanted for a felony in Portage County.