Charged with OVI: A 34-year-old Cleveland man was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol June 16 at 2:18 p.m. on Route 43. Police said they stopped the man for speeding, for which he was charged. The vehicle was traveling 59 mph in a 40 mph zone, police said. The man smelled of alcohol and failed field sobriety tests, according to police, who said the man's blood-alcohol count was .109, above the legal limit of .08. Police said an open bottle of liquor was found on the backseat floor. A bag with .8 grams of a white powder and one suspected marijuana cigarette were found in the vehicle, according to police, who said drug charges are pending as they await lab results that would identify the white power and suspected marijuana. The man had an undisclosed arrest misdemeanor warrant through Streetsboro police, who said the man was taken to the Portage County Jail.
Fire hook-up taken: A fire engine hook-up to a fire suppression system was reported taken from the exterior wall of a business on Route 303 June 17 at 11:40 a.m. It was valued at $1,000. The fire engine hook-up to a fire supression system allows the fire department to hook up its equipment in the event of a fire. An employee reported the theft and said it likely occurred in the previous week. Police are investigating.
GPS stolen: A Georgia man reported June 18 at 9:02 a.m. that his $200 GPS navigational device was stolen from a locked rental vehicle. The man reported the GPS was in the glove box before it was stolen overnight at a Route 14 hotel.
Registration plate taken: An employee of a Route 14 business reported June 16 at 10:57 a.m. one of the registration plates for the business went missing June 12 at about 2:45 p.m. The employee reported another employee placed the registration plate on a vehicle to purchase gasoline but discovered the plate was missing after returning to the business. The employee who was driving retraced his steps in the vehicle but could not find the plate, according to the employee who reported the incident. Police are investigating.
Altered temporary tag: Police said they found a temporary tag on a vehicle expired May 26 after checking the vehicle registration June 16 at 1:09 p.m. on Route 14 at Laurel Lane. After stopping the vehicle, police said the temporary tag was from another vehicle and that it had been altered to hide the expiration date. The driver, a 24-year-old Ravenna man, was also found to be driving under suspension and had an undisclosed arrest warrant through Brimfield police. The man was arrested on the warrant and issued a citation for fictitious plates and driving under suspension.