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A woman raises a cane to the store manager: Berea Police Blotter

BEREA, Ohio

Disruption: East Bagley Road

A Berea woman, 54, was banned from Walgreens, 6 E. Bagley, after raising her cane in front of a store manager.

The woman was waiting inside the store near the pharmacy. The manager told him that the pharmacy was closed for the day. It was then that the woman raised her cane menacingly.

The woman and the manager exchanged words, and the manager asked the woman to leave the store. The woman refused, so the manager called the police.

The woman told police that the manager spoke to her in a disrespectful tone. She insulted the manager. The woman was emotional and upset that she could not get her medication.

Police escorted the woman out of the store and informed her that she would be charged with trespassing if she ever returned.

Grand Theft: Barrett Road

A tenant of the Tower in the Park apartments, 55 Barrett, called police around 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 29 and said a $1,200 ring delivered to him was stolen from the mailbox area of the building.

According to the U.S. Postal Service, the ring was delivered around 11 a.m. on Nov. 28, but it wasn’t there when the tenant went to her mailbox. The postmaster told the woman that the postman had left the ring on the floor under the letterbox instead of placing it in a locked parcel locker, as required by postal service policy.

Tower in the Park management said they would turn over surveillance video of the mailbox area to police.

Driving under the influence: Mulberry Street

A Strongsville man, 47, was arrested around 2am on November 25 after police saw him driving at 47mph on Prospect Street near Aaron Street, a 35mph zone. The man’s Toyota Camry also drifted left of center.

Police stopped the car after it turned into Mulberry Street. The man smelled of alcohol and his eyes were glassy. He failed field sobriety tests.

Theft: Barrett Road

A tool bag containing handsaws, channel locks, gloves, files, adjustable wrenches, diagnostic tools, levels and other items was reported missing around 4:30 p.m. on November 26 in the second-floor hallway of the Tower in the Park Apartments, 55 Barrett.

The tools belonged to an apartment maintenance worker. The estimated value of the tools was $1,000.

Expired License Plates, Marijuana Possession: Eastland Road

A Brook Park man, 21, was cited around 8.30pm on November 24 after police caught him driving with a suspended licence.

The man drew attention to himself when he suddenly accelerated his Ford Taurus and changed lanes aggressively onto West Bagley Road. Police checked his plate number and learned that his license had expired in September.

The man turned onto Eastland and police stopped his car on Eastland near University Street. They smelled marijuana in the car.

The front passenger, a 20-year-old man from Brook Park, admitted he had a bag of marijuana in his backpack. The police confiscated the marijuana.

Property found: Franklin Drive

A Franklin man called police around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 26 after finding what he described as a gun in a gun case near his home.

The gun and holster were in hedges next to the man’s house. He didn’t know how long the objects had been there.

Police identified the weapon as a Gamo Swarm Maxxim G2 .177 caliber multi-shot pellet rifle with attached scope. Rust was on the gun barrel and insects had infested the gun and the case.

Cannabis: West Bagley Road

Police alerted an 18-year-old Cleveland woman after noticing her Ford Fusion had no visible license plate.

Police stopped the woman’s car on West Bagley near Seminary Street. They saw a temporary Ohio tag partially stuck to the rear window.

In addition, the police smelled marijuana in the car. The woman handed over a small plastic bag containing marijuana. The police confiscated the marijuana for destruction.

Assist Fire Department: West Fifth Street

A 49-year-old West Fifth man was taken to Parma University Hospitals Medical Center at around 2.30am on November 23 after ingesting fentanyl at his apartment at Christopher Apartments on West Fifth.

A roommate called the police about the man. When the police arrived, the man was squatting on the ground. He was shirtless and waving his arms. He had broken a glass earlier.

At around 4.45am on November 28, police were again called to the man’s apartment after he inhaled fentanyl. When the police arrived, he was agitated but conscious and able to answer questions. He was taken to Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.

Police noted that in 2021, paramedics were called to the man’s apartment a total of 14 times after the man ingested fentanyl, another drug or drug combinations. Additionally, the man was wanted by Berea police for possession of heroin, but was not arrested after being taken to Southwest General.

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