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Intoxicated Browns fan caught speeding in Volkswagen; man steals Red Bull, then lies about it: Berea police blotter

August 30, 2018

Intoxicated Browns fan caught speeding in Volkswagen; man steals Red Bull, then lies about it: Berea police blotter

Operating a vehicle under the influence, North Rocky River Drive: An Akron man, 36, was arrested at about 11:10 p.m. Aug. 23 after police clocked him driving a Volkswagen Passat 60 mph on North Rocky River near Emerson Avenue, a 35-mph zone.

The man was intoxicated. He admitted drinking alcohol earlier at the Cleveland Browns game downtown. He said he was driving home to Akron.

Theft, West Bagley Road: A Berea man, 38, was arrested at about 11:45 p.m. Aug. 24 after he stole two cans of Red Bull energy drink from CVS Pharmacy, 212 West Bagley.

CVS’s theft prevention manager and a store worker saw the man slip two cans of Red Bull into his sweatshirt pockets. He paid for a third can and left the store without paying for the other two cans. The theft prevention manager called police.

Police spotted the man walking on West Bagley near High Street. He said he bought one of the Red Bull cans from the CVS and the other two cans from his place of employment.

Marijuana possession, North Rocky River Drive: A Cleveland man, 45, was cited at about 2 p.m. Aug. 25 after police found him sleeping in his car outside Circle K, 825 North Rocky River.

The Circle K manager called police and said a suspicious vehicle with dark tinted windows had been parked outside the store for three hours. When police arrived, they smelled marijuana in the car. They woke the man, who admitted falling asleep after smoking marijuana, and that additional marijuana was in his vehicle.

Marijuana possession, West Bagley Road: A 31-year-old Cleveland man, an Uber driver, along with his passenger, a 36-year-old Berea man, were arrested at about 2 a.m. Aug. 25 after police caught them with marijuana.

Police stopped the Uber car after seeing it change lanes without signaling on West Bagley. Just past Baker Street, the car stopped, backed up and turned right onto Baker, again without signaling.

Police smelled marijuana in the car. When asked if marijuana was in the vehicle, the Cleveland man said, “Not anymore.” Police saw marijuana shake on the man’s pants. They searched the man and didn’t find anything.

Police saw a backseat passenger, later identified as the Berea man, drop something to the floor. He used his foot to push the item, a plastic bag containing a small amount of marijuana, under a piece of clothing. Police found a marijuana pipe in the man’s pocket.

Inside the car, police found a jar of marijuana, another small plastic bag of marijuana, rolling papers, a cigar splitter, a THC electronic cigarette juice box and empty plastic bags that smelled like marijuana.

Marijuana possession, Mulberry Street: A Cleveland man, 20, was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 25 after police found a digital scale in his pocket, along with 250 plastic sandwich bags, a marijuana grinder and two tied plastic bags that smelled like marijuana in his Buick Rendezvous.

Police had stopped the man’s car because only one headlight was working. A passenger, a 20-year-old Berea woman, was carrying a mason jar containing marijuana in her backpack. Police gave her a misdemeanor summons to appear in court.

Operating a vehicle under the influence, West Bagley Road: A Killeen Bell, Texas man, 50, was arrested at about 3 a.m. Aug. 24 after police caught him driving drunk.

Police stopped the man’s car because the man was driving 46 mph on West Bagley near Karl Street, a 25-mph zone. The man said he was staying overnight at Red Roof Inn on Engle Road and was driving around looking for a restaurant. He smelled like alcohol.

Driving with a suspended license-marijuana possession, Front Street: A Shaker Heights man, 31, was arrested at about 9:45 p.m. Aug. 24 after police randomly checked his license-plate sticker and determined that the driver’s license of the vehicle’s owner had been suspended.

Police followed the man’s vehicle until it pulled into Pick Wick Food Mart on Front. The man told police that his girlfriend owned the vehicle and that he did not have a driver’s license.

Police checked the man’s identification and learned that his driver’s license had been suspended seven times, and that he was wanted in Willoughby Hills and Cleveland Heights. Police smelled marijuana in the car, and the man admitted having marijuana in a Nike bag on the front seat.

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