Wednesday, March 2, 2011

best of the blotter 36: suburban teens, stolen coffee, and lost ducks

Solon Police responded to calls early Monday of a car stopped in the middle of Richmond Road.

Why did the driver, a 32-year-old man from Poland, Ohio, tell police he stopped in the middle of the road? Because "his heavenly father" told him to.

The man said "he was busy talking to God" and that God told him to go to a dance club in the area.

When asked if he knew where he was, the man told police he was in Columbus.

He then said he was having a tough time adjusting because he was actually from the year 33 A.D.

Several Solon High School students were arrested for underage drinking and smoking marijuana on Jan. 24 in Erie County during a PTA fundraiser gone wrong.

Deputies for the Erie County Sheriff's Office were twice called to the Kalahari Resort, where "several hundred" parents and students with the Solon High School Parent Teacher Organization were holding a fundraiser, said Capt. Paul Sigworth of the Erie County Sheriff's Office.

Just after midnight, the sheriff's office received a call of a 15-year-old girl who had passed out at the resort. Deputies reported that the girl was found in a room that had several children and adults, and that the girl had reportedly consumed an entire bottle of Absolut vodka, Sigworth said.

She was transported to the hospital with possible alcohol poisoning. And she and an 18-year-old man were charged with underage consumption.

Then at 2:24 a.m., Sigworth said deputies received another call from resort staff, who said that there had received complaints from guests that there were minors drinking and smoking marijuana in an adjacent room.

Inside the room, deputies found an open 24-pack of Coors beer, an empty bottle of vodka, a "multicolored" glass bong, rolling papers and marijuana residue.

One 18-year-old man and seven juveniles in the room – six 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old – all admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana, Sigworth said. They were charged with underage consumption and possession of marijuana. One of the teens was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

The case will be handled through juvenile court, Sigworth said.

Sigworth said that deputies did not learn who obtained the alcohol and drugs for the students.

"No one was forthcoming with information about where the alcohol came from," he said.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, CENTER ROAD: Police and fire department personnel responded to Valvoline Instant Oil Change at 4:50 p.m. Feb. 16, on a call of a disorderly customer. The woman reportedly refused to pay her $21.50 bill or to get out of her car. She reportedly told the officers that her fiance was Jesus Christ and that the officers were “demons from hell.” The 48-year-old Valley City woman was removed from her car by fire fighters and taken to Medina General Hospital for evaluation, reports said.

SOUPED, CLOVERDALE: Assailants threw cans of soup at two houses on Cloverdale Avenue Feb. 20, damaging the garage door on one of the houses. The vandalism occurred sometime between midnight and 9:43 a.m., leaving several dents in the garage door. No arrests have been reported in the case.

LOUD TV, NORTHLAND: Police responded to a Northland Drive home Feb. 15 after a report of excessive noise emanating from the apartment around 4:10 a.m. Upon arrival, the responding officer could hear a loud TV in the apartment. The resident said he was watching Wrestlemania. The officer told him to turn it down.

THEFT, WESTBRIDGE DRIVE: A 66-year-old discovered someone took the hood ornament from her Lincoln Town Car. The vehicle was parked in her driveway. The victim said the theft may have occurred within the last month.

“LOST” DUCKS, N. COURT: A caller told police on Feb. 23 that a pack of ducks was wandering through the parking lot of a N. Court St. grocery store. The caller believed the duck were “lost.” Police located the ducks around 4:38 p.m. and determined that the ducks were fine. They were left to wander.

COFFEE THEFT, ROUTE 18: A man drank a cup of coffee at Waffle House on Rt. 18 and then left without paying around 1:40 a.m. Feb. 26. Montville police attempted to locate the subject, but he drove out of their jurisdiction. Medina police stopped the vehicle on Grant Street, near Wadsworth Road, and told him to return and pay for the coffee.

DISTURBANCE, MADISON AVENUE: A woman was flashing people inside a bar Feb. 26 but a bartender said it was a man that was lifting up his shirt. He left prior to police’s arrival.

COMPLAINT, CLARENCE AVENUE: A woman was upset because a man was attempting to show her a pamphlet Feb. 25. The man was handing out fliers for a new grocery store.

FOUND PROPERTY, PEARL ROAD: At 3:12 p.m. Feb. 22, a McCarthy’s Ale House employee told police that human teeth were found in the establishment the previous week. The teeth were to be disposed of by an officer.


Randal Graves said...

Oil change lady's just mad that her fiancee is busy ogling the ladies at the local juke joint.

Teeth = found property. Factually true I suppose, but I chuckled.

Anonymous said...

just started coupland's Player One and would put it on the genx reading list, even for slackers like RG..

thatgirl said...

It IS Lakewood, so I could see where there could be some confusion.

I love Coupland's writing but wish he'd stick with more realism and less tabloidness (end of the world scenarios, crazy Hollywood people and whatnot)...loved 'Generation X' and 'Life After God' but haven't read anything of his since '06 or so but I should probably give him another chance.