Drunken Teen Driver Busted With Boxed Wine: Best of the Blotter
Here are some of the weirdest police reports and incidents from departments across the region.
Here are this week's most bizarre police calls, reports and charges. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Driving the Tour de Franzia: On Dec. 21, officers pulled over a car for weaving in its lanes on Graham Road, according to a Stow police report.
A 17-year-old from Independence was driving and had a passenger, also 17, from Independence, in the car, the report stated. Officers asked the driver to perform a breath test, and she blew at 0.107. The legal limit is 0.08.
Officers also found a box of Franzia wine in the car, the report stated.
Police charged the driver with drunken driving, prohibitions, curfew and weaving in lanes. Police charged the passenger with curfew and prohibitions.
The manager told police someone booked two hotel rooms on the Internet and a man with a different name came in to stay in the rooms. The man told the manager his father booked the rooms for him, the report stated.
At 11:30 the same day the man left the hotel and it was discovered that he broke both rooms' TV stands and the televisions had been taken. He also stole the bedding from one of the king size beds, the report stated.
The items were valued at $1,900, said Chief Michael McNeely. No one has been arrested and the investigation is ongoing. The hotel was unable to determine if the credit card used to book the rooms was stolen.
Bank fraud has a French connection: Two Westlake residents were victimized in France-based banking thefts recently.
The first happened Dec. 14 when a Blackberry Lane resident found two transactions totaling $330 were made on her debit card that morning. Both were done in France.
A Detroit Road resident's bank got in touch with him on Dec. 18 when there were three transactions from French companies on his debit card that day.
Two transactions totaling $438—one at a shoe store and one at a tobacconist—went through. The third transaction was refused.
The two victims do not use the same bank. Westlake Police are investigating both cases.