Charged with OVI: A 37-year-old Ravenna man was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol May 26 at 12:34 a.m. on Route 14. Police stopped the vehicle because they said it was traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was clocked at 57 mph in a 40 mph zone. The man, who smelled like alcohol, failed field sobriety tests, according to police, who said his blood-alcohol count was .113, above the legal limit of .08.
Strong odor of marijuana: A 26-year-old Kent man was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia May 28 at 7:39 p.m. on Route 43. Police said they stopped the vehicle for an expired vehicle registration tag, for which the man was given a warning. Police said there was a strong odor of marijuana from within the vehicle. Police said there was a grinder and rolling papers in the vehicle along with 1.4 grams of suspected marijuana.
Under the influence: A 56-year-old Macedonia man was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol May 31 at 6:44 a.m. on Interstate 480. Police said they stopped the vehicle for speeding, for which the man was charged. The man was traveling 93 mph in a 65 mph zone, police said. Police said the man smelled of alcohol and failed field sobriety tests. He refused a blood-alcohol test, police said.
Heroin syringe in purse: A 22-year-old Cleveland woman was charged with theft after police said she tried to walk out of a Singletary Drive store May 27 at 2:17 p.m. without paying for $562 worth of miscellaneous merchandise that police said filled a shopping cart. The incident was reported by store security personnel. The woman had a used syringe in her purse that she said was used to inject heroin, according to police, who said the woman lied about her identity, giving her sister's identity information before finally revealing who she was. The woman was charged with possession of a drug abuse instrument and obstructing.