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Man driving 100 miles per hour on Aurora Road found in possession of loaded gun, marijuana: Solon

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SOLON, Ohio —

Improper handling of a firearm: Aurora Road

At 3:05 a.m. Oct. 9, an officer witnessed a Buick sedan traveling about 100 miles per hour in a 35-MPH zone on eastbound Aurora Road. The officer followed as the car turned onto Liberty Road. On Liberty, the car became stuck in roadside grass.

The driver surrendered himself and gave his keys and license to the officer. When asked if there was a gun in the car, he answered, “No, sir.”

Police noticed the odor of marijuana and searched the car. In the vehicle, police found a loaded gun and marijuana.

Police cited the driver, a Grafton man, 23, with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, speeding and failure to control.

Carrying a concealed weapon: US 422

At 10:55 p.m. Oct. 3, an officer stopped a car due to its illegal window tint. Inside the car were a female driver, 20, of Cleveland, and a girl, 17, of Cleveland.

As the driver opened the car’s glove compartment to get her insurance card, the officer saw a gun. The car smelled of marijuana. Police searched the car and found that the gun was not loaded. Marijuana and a grinder were found inside the auto.

The case was referred to the city prosecutor, who advised police not to charge the car’s occupants.

Theft: Miles Road

At 10:10 a.m. Oct. 4, management at Miles Farmers Market, 28560 Miles Road, notified police that a shoplifter had been detained. A Solon woman, 56, had been seen concealing merchandise in her purse.

The woman paid for some items, but not the $20 worth of produce in her purse.

When caught, the woman offered to pay and the store accepted payment. Police did not charge the woman, but issued her a warning for theft.

Domestic violence: Solon Road

At 2:55 a.m. Oct. 7, police were called to the Solon Motel, 32575 Solon Road, on a report of a man and woman fighting inside a room. An arriving officer looked in a window of the couple’s room and saw the man push the woman into a corner and restrain her.

The officer then ordered the man to open the door of the disheveled room. The man did as told and was arrested. Police learned that the woman, 24, of Maple Heights, was pregnant.

The man, 27, of Maple Heights was found to be wanted by Maple Heights police on a previous domestic violence matter. It was not immediately known if the woman was also the victim in the previous case.

Police charged the man with domestic violence, in this case, a fifth-degree felony.

Bullet found: Inwood Road

At 9:45 a.m. Oct. 7, a student reported finding a bullet in a girl’s restroom at Solon High School, 33600 Inwood Road. The found bullet was reported to the school’s administration, who called police. Police investigated and determined there was no imminent danger to students.

Obstructing official business: Solon Road

At 11:05 p.m. Oct. 9, an officer stopped a car that had only one working headlight. It was then discovered that the driver, a Cleveland man, 23, did not have a valid license.

When told he had to get out of the car, the man refused. He had to be pulled from the car and was then handcuffed. Police charged the man with obstructing official business and driving without a license. Police had the car towed.

Destruction of evidence: S.O.M. Center Road

At 10:40 p.m. Oct. 9, an officer stopped a car that had a non-working taillight. During the traffic stop, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana in the car. The car’s passenger, a Cleveland man, 31, handed over to the officer a marijuana cigarette. Police then searched the car.

Police placed the car’s driver, a Cleveland Heights woman, 33, in the back seat of a police cruiser while searching her car. No contraband was found in the car, but when police went back to the woman, she had what appeared to be marijuana debris on the front of her shirt. The man and woman were released without charges.

Later, police watched video of the woman as she sat in the cruiser and noted that she appeared to be eating marijuana she had concealed in her clothing.

The case was referred to the prosecutor for a possible charge of obstructing official business.

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