Naked Man, Pink Purse & Concealed Drugs: Best of the Blotter
The week's strangest police reports from departments throughout Northeast Ohio.
There's no shortage of bizarre police calls and charges in Northeast Ohio. We'll gather the zaniest of the region each Sunday in this Best of the Blotter column. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities.
Questioned in the Nude: Twinsburg Police didn't learn much about a stolen-money accusation on May 3, but they were exposed to a naked man.
The unexpected showing occurred during officers' second trip to the Warren Parkway residence that day. Police came earlier because a woman was screaming for help outside. She was being chased by the naked man's roommate, who believed the woman had stolen $1,000 from the apartment.
When police returned with questions, the garment-free man said no one had taken any of his money. Officers still arrested the woman for disorderly conduct and could file more charges because they found two white pills on her.
Temper Flares: Solon Police would have let a woman go home May 6, but her temper led to a change of plans.
Bedford resident Grace D. Mierzejewski, 27, was in the car with 25-year-old Dominic Iacano of Solon when he was pulled over and arrested for drunken driving. Mierzejewski, who was also intoxicated, tried to leave the scene, but officers said she needed to call for a ride from the police station. The woman responded with foul language and couldn't be subdued until officers took her down in the grass.
Police charged her with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Late-Night Scare: Though he claimed to be looking for his friend's condominium, a Richfield man ended up scaring a woman out her sleep on May 5 and getting arrested for attempted burglary.
Fairlawn Police went to a Lenox Village home after a woman called at 2:45 a.m. to report a man who banged on her door and climbed the wall to her second-story patio. Officers eventually found 25-year-old Hugh Hutton intoxicated as he hid behind a storage door.
The Missing Purse: A Strongsville resident couldn't bear the thought losing a prized possession during the early hours of May 4.
The absence of her pink purse angered the woman so much that a dispatcher only heard yelling during a call at 3:20 a.m. Officers drove to her Raccoon Trail home because the call disconnected, and the woman didn't answer callbacks. The intoxicated woman told police she figured her purse might be in the car of a man who had just dropped her off.
Officers traveled to the man's home and found the purse sitting in his car. The woman had the pink purse back in her hands by 4 a.m.
Hiding Place for Heroin: Twinsburg Police were reminded May 4 of the various ways one can conceal drugs.
Officers said they removed heroin from the "buttocks area" of Joseph Hahn and Hayley Washtock after pulling the duo over at the GetGo on Hadden Road for an expired license plate.
Track marks and an anxious glare tipped police off, but Hahn's attempted to drop a syringe from his underwear made his offense obvious. The man and woman then admitted what they carried in their rear ends. Washtock also said she was hiding heroin in her bra.
Police charged both with possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia and abuse instruments.
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