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Fraudulent Charges Reported and Drunken Driving Stopped: Brecksville Police Blotter

The following information was supplied by the Brecksville Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following incidents were reported by the from May 17 to 21. The information was compiled from police reports.

Fraud reported
A Brecksville woman stopped in the station on May 21 to report fraudulent charges on her bank card. Her card had been declined a couple of days earlier, and when she called her bank, they told her the card had been cancelled after a few suspicious charges from Houston. The person had charged about $192 at two Kroger stores and about $135 at two Valero gas stations before the card was cancelled. The woman said some of her coworkers at a dentist in Fairlawn had run into similar problems, and police suggested she contact the Fairlawn police, as well.

Operating a vehicle under the influence
Police were called to the 8300 block of Settlers Passage at 8:51 a.m. on May 17. Some pedestrians had stopped a woman on the street who seemed intoxicated—she had been trying to start her already started vehicle. The police could smell alcohol on the 52-year-old Seven Hills woman, and she seemed confused. She did not do well on a field sobriety test and was taken back to the station and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence. Police tried to give her a breath test at the station, but the machine wasn’t working properly. Her blood was drawn and samples were sent out to be tested.

Everybody makes mistakes—even us! If there's something in this article that you think should be corrected, or if something else is amiss, give Local Editor Rachel Abbey McCafferty a ring at 440-292-7245 or shoot her an email at rachel.abbey@patch.com.

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