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OVI suspect tests at three times the legal limit for alcohol: Westlake Police Blotter

WESTLAKE, Ohio –

THIS: I-90

A caller called at 2:15 am. on Nov. 20 reported that a black Kia was “all over the road” and rear-ended on I-90 eastbound past Crocker Road.

Officers stopped the car as it entered Rocky River. As the female driver reached for her purse for her license, an officer noticed it sitting in a cup holder next to an open can of alcoholic tea, according to a police department press release.

The 30-year-old Elyria woman slurred her speech and appeared intoxicated. An officer, after conducting field sobriety tests, arrested the woman for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and having an open container. A breath test revealed her blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit, according to police.

Suspected marijuana, handgun seized: Crocker Road

On Nov. 21 at 3:15 p.m., an officer stopped an SUV on Crocker Road near Detroit Road after the officer confirmed the vehicle was registered to a man with an expired license.

Officers observed signs of illegal drug use in the vehicle and observed numerous small plastic bags containing suspected marijuana and a loaded handgun. Officers arrested the 45-year-old Cleveland man who was driving the car for having weapons under disability due to a prior drug trafficking conviction. A prosecutor will ask a Cuyahoga County grand jury to consider issuing an indictment on additional charges, according to a police department press release.

Drag Racing: Center Ridge Road

At 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 18, a Westlake police sergeant saw two vehicles on Center Ridge Road heading toward North Ridgeville from Crocker Road.

He stopped both vehicles and cited the drivers, a 20-year-old Lorain man and a 21-year-old North Ridgeville man, for drag racing.

Fraud

A resident came to the police station at 4pm on November 21 to report a fraud.

The victim received an unsolicited phone call a few days earlier that appeared on the caller ID to be from Ohio Edison.

The caller stated that the resident’s bill had not been paid and that an “immediate” transfer of funds was needed to keep the power on at the residence. The victim sent several hundred dollars to the scammers via a money application. Later, wondering if it was a scam, the complainant called the power company directly. He learned that his account was in good standing.

Stolen car recovered

The Cleveland Police Department contacted the Westlake Police Department on Nov. 21 at 5:41 p.m. regarding the recovery of a stolen vehicle.

Cleveland Police responded to a one-car crash into a pole on Eaglesmere Avenue in Cleveland. When the officers arrived, they learned from witnesses that two men ran from the car after it hit a pole.

The Dodge Charger was reported stolen from Westlake on Sept. 12. The car was taken from a driveway on Fitzroy after the owner forgot to remove the key fob or lock the door during overnight hours.

The car was recovered and towed back to the Westlake Police Department. Detectives noted that although the vehicle was painted red when it was stolen, someone painted it black after it was stolen. The Cleveland Police Department found a license plate on the Charger that was stolen in Euclid.

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