NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio –
OVI: Lorain Road
An officer at 1:24 a.m. on May 18 pulled over a car on Lorain Road near Westview Drive after noticing the car had an expired license plate and was traveling side to side within its lane of travel.
The female driver had “glossy” red eyes and slurred speech, according to a police report. The woman also had difficulty performing field sobriety tests, according to the report. An officer arrested the woman for OVI (operating a vehicle impaired) and driving with an expired license plate. according to the report.
The woman refused an alcohol breath test, according to the report.
Theft and criminal trespass: Lorain Road
A North Olmsted woman is charged in Rocky River Municipal Court with theft and criminal trespass after a Giant Eagle asset protection officer called for police assistance at 3:57 p.m. on May 14 regarding a suspected female shoplifter who left the store.
The store employee told police that the woman loaded up a shopping cart and then pushed it past all points of sale without paying for the items. When the asset protection officer stopped the woman, the suspect said she left her wallet in her car. The woman was asked to come back inside but instead left the area in a car, according to a police report. The asset protection officer got a description of the vehicle and the license number.
There were 41 items in the cart worth more than $286, according to the police report.
Police learned the identity of the woman and that she had previously been banned for life from Giant Eagle because of a previous theft arrest, according to the police report. Police found the suspect at her home, and she told officers she had forgotten her wallet and didn’t realize she was still banned from the store.
Theft: Brookpark Road
Police officers at 7:12 p.m. on May 14 charged a man and woman with petty theft at Walmart after a store security employee reported he witnessed them spend more than an hour in the store acting suspiciously while placing items in a shopping cart.
The pair then went to a self-checkout register where the woman failed to scan some items in her cart and for other items, she scanned price stickers for less than the actual amount. At some point during the transaction, the man left the store.
Officers charged the woman with petty theft and obstructing official police business after she at first gave police officers a false name. The man was charged with petty theft.
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