THREE MEN ARRESTED IN DRUG TRAFFICKING INVESTIGATION AND SOME OTHER INCIDENTS FROM THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS:
On Wednesday, 10-11-2017, detectives were conducting surveillence at a Euclid Avenue hotel in response to information received about drug deals occuring in the parking lot. Detectives had actually been watching the hotel for several days due to the information about heroin and crack cocaine sales. At about 1:00 pm, detectives observed a drug transaction take place in the parking lot and followed the suspect car away from the hotel. A marked patrol car was used to stop the suspect vehicle on Euclid Avenue just into the City of Willoughby. Three males in the car were detained, and investigation led to the discovery of more than an ounce of crack cocaine and heroin, as well as powdered cocaine, suboxone strips (which are a prescription opiate), and more than $1,000.00 in cash. The three men; from Willoughby, Euclid, and Cleveland, were arrested and charged with various offenses including; trafficking in heroin, trafficking in crack cocaine, and permitting drug abuse. All were held at the Wickliffe Jail pending arraignment at the Willoughby Municipal Court.
On 10-11-17 at about 1:30 am, an officer on patrol found two people inside a restroom at Jindra Park. They had clothing and a blanket and appeared to be planning on sleeping in the bathroom. The room also smelled of marijuana. The two were cited for possession of marijuana and being in the park after hours. Both were warned about a trespass arrest if found in the park after hours again and were sent on their way.
On 10-11-17 at about 7:50 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a man passed out behind the wheel on the SR 2 e/b exit ramp for East 305th Street. Officers found a man unresponsive and not breathing. An officer removed him from the car and administered two doeses of narcan (for opiate overdoses). Paramedics arrived and continued the care, and the man eventually came to. An officer followed up at the hospital and obtained a blood draw from the driver, who was eventually charged with OVI-drugs.
On 10-12-17 at about 9:15 pm, a female was arrested for domestic violence at a Wickliffe house after her roommate called 911 and said she threatened him with a knife. The 47 year-old Wickliffe woman was held at the Wickliffe Jail pending a court appearance.
On 10-13-17 at about 1:30 am, an officer stopped a car at Lakeland Blvd. and East 305th Street for a traffic offense. After investigation, the driver was arrested for possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, and traffic related charges. The man was also wanted by the Medina County Sheriff's Office on a warrant for probation violation on a burglary case. The 38 year-old Cleveland man was held at the Wickliffe jail.
In addition to the above, officers mediated several family disputes without arrest, took a report of equipment stolen from a pick-up truck at a Wickliffe bowling alley, and recovered a stolen car. Officers also assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol with an OVI arrest on IS 90, and assisted the Euclid Police Department with a brief high speed chase of a stolen car that was terminated due to the danger posed by the suspect's driving.