Weaving driver charged with OVI: North Olmsted Police Blotter


OVI: Grand North Boulevard

An officer at 12:15 p.m. on August 21 saw a white SUV turning south on Great Northern Boulevard from Country Club Boulevard without signaling.

The officer followed the suspect’s vehicle and saw it veer to the right, almost hitting a curb.

According to a police report, the SUV then took I-480 eastbound from Great Northern Boulevard and was traveling in a weave pattern. The officer stopped the vehicle on I-480 near the Mastick Road overpass.

A mother was driving the car and the woman who was the registered owner was in the passenger seat. The officer noticed the smell of alcoholic beverages and the driver’s eyes glazed over, according to the police report. The driver seemed to have trouble keeping his eyes open.

When the driver exited the vehicle, he appeared to be having difficulty maintaining his balance. The man refused to submit to a breathalyzer test, according to the police. He was charged with driving a vehicle while intoxicated, failing to drive in marked lanes and driving in a weaving yard, all misdemeanors.

Short flight: Brookpark Road

Two police officers at 6:13 p.m. on Aug. 13 responded to Walmart after an in-store loss prevention officer said a suspect had improperly scanned grocery items at a self-checkout.

The store clerk said the woman failed to scan 18 items worth $84.02. The woman is charged with minor theft. Her younger sister was with her at the time. Police released the minor to her mother, according to a police report.

Shoplifting Brookpark Road

A Walmart asset protection officer called police at 8:30 p.m. on August 13 to report that a woman suspected of shoplifting was being held.

The store clerk told officers closed-circuit video revealed the suspect removed a 98-cent price sticker from a plastic dish and scanned it instead of the real barcode on 13 more expensive items while using a self-checkout register. The value of the merchandise was $255.60, according to the police report.

Confronted by police, the woman admitted to making a mistake, according to the police report.

She is charged with petty larceny.

Theft: Lorain Road

A Discount Drug Mart employee called the police department at 7:10 p.m. on August 15 to report a suspected theft.

The employee told officers she saw the suspect conceal $46.21 worth of merchandise in a metal safe and inside his belt. The man then only paid for the safe and none of the items inside the safe or inside his belt, according to the police report.

The man was charged with minor theft.

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