A look at police activity over the weekend:
On Friday, 02-02-2018 at about 10:00 pm, an officer stopped a car on Euclid Avenue at Rockefeller Road for a traffic violation. After investigation, the driver was cited for driving with a suspended license, one passenger was arrested for obstructing official business after lying about their identity to try and hide the fact they were wanted by Cleveland Police, and another passenger was arrested for felony carrying a concealed weapon after a loaded Jimenez .380 handgun was found on their person. Finally, two other occupants were cited for possession of marijuana paraphernalia and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
On Saturday, 02-03-2018 at about 10:45 am, a Wickliffe officer met a Warrensville Heights Police car at I271 and Chagrin Blvd to take custody of a man wanted by the Wickliffe Police on an outstanding warrant. The man was returned to the Wickliffe PD and processed into the jail.
On the same date at about 11:00 am, officers were called to a Euclid Avenue parking lot for a possible auto theft call; a male was trying to get into a car with a metal hanger. It turned out that the keys had been locked in the car and the man was trying to open the door. On checking the male through a computer database, he was found to be wanted by the Mentor Police. He was taken into custody without incident and later turned over to Mentor PD. The officer used a police tool to unlock the car and retrieve the keys for the owner.
At about 12:55 pm, an officer was dispatched to the 10100 block of Detroit Avenue in Cleveland to meet a Cleveland RTA Police Officer who had a man in custody who was wanted by the Wickliffe Police. The man was returned to the Wickliffe PD and booked into jail.
At about 5:00 pm officers were dispatched to a family dispute on Truman Avenue. Officers were able to mediate the dispute without charges being filed.
At about 6:50 pm, officers and paramedics were dispatched to a Wickliffe residence for a report that a 33 year-old woman had overdosed on heroin. The first patrol officer on scene administered two doses of narcan and the female eventually regained conciousness. She was treated by paramedics and the matter remains under investigation.
At about 7:00 pm, an officer took a report anout a runaway 15 year-old boy. He left for school at about 7:00 am on 02-02-18 and hadn't returned home since. Officers located the young man at a friend's house and he was returned home.
At about 10:20 pm, officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on East 286th Street. A car struck a telephone pole causing a two hour power outage in the area.
On Sunday, 02-04-2018 at about 1:00 am, officers were dispatched to a Euclid Avenue apartment building for a report of an intoxicated male in the hallway who was causing a disturbance. Officers arrested the 56 year-old man for disorderly conduct and he was held at the Wickliffe Jail until he could "sleep it off."
At about 5:30 am, officers assisted the Wickliffe Fire Department with a car fire at an East 293rd Street impound lot. Several cars at the lot were damaged in the fire, and an officer completed a report for insurance purposes.
At about 4:10 pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic dispute at a Euclid Avenue apartment. The matter was resolved without criminal charges.
At about 11:25 pm, an officer stopped a car near Lakeland and Worden and learned that the driver had just left the scene of an accident in Willowick. Officers stood by until Willowick PD arrived on scene and the driver was arrested for OVI.
On Monday morning, 02-05-2018 at about 12:30 am, an officer stopped a car on Euclid Avenue near East 290th Street. Investigation led to the discovery of ten suboxone strips (a prescription drug) and the driver was arrested for possessing the items without a prescription, which is a felony drug abuse offense. The 28 year-old man's license was also suspended and he was wanted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office on felony charges. He was held at the Wickliffe Jail.
In addition to the above incidents, officers stopped numerous cars and issued warnings and/or citations for offenses, and they resonded to other routine calls for service like business alarms, disturbances, and general reports. The above represents fairly typical police activity, and we thought you'd appreciate our "police blotter" for the weekend.