Receiving stolen property
Man charged with receiving stolen property: A 39-year-old Painesville man was charged with receiving stolen property June 20 at 9:52 a.m. on Route 303 after police caught him driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen in Lakewood. Police said they entered the license plate number of the vehicle into a computer, which identified it as stolen. The vehicle pulled into the parking lot of a Route 303 business, and the man entered the store. When the man left the store, police stopped him and took him to the Portage County Jail.
Stolen vehicle: A Streetsboro man reported his locked Chevrolet pick-up truck was stolen June 20 at 6:54 a.m. from his Sidney Drive residence. The man reported the vehicle was in the driveway the previous night but was no longer there in the morning. The man reported it was worth $10,000. On June 21, police found the vehicle at Woodview apartments in Streetsboro and charged a 20-year-old Streetsboro man with receiving stolen property in connection with the theft.
Tools taken: A Mantua man reported June 19 at 2:03 p.m. someone took $488 worth of tools from his vehicle in the parking lot of a Route 14 business. The man reported he purchased the tools inside the business and placed them in his vehicle, then returned back into the business while the vehicle remained unlocked. Police are investigating.
Obstructing police business
Giving false information: A man was arrested after police said he gave them a false name and date of birth to avoid being identified as a person with an active arrest warrant and suspended license, for which he was charged. Police stopped the man's vehicle June 19 at 2:14 a.m. on Route 14 after they alleged the man failed to stop at a red traffic light, then made a left turn, almost hitting another vehicle. The man was charged with falsification, not obeying traffic devices and possession of a controlled substance after police said they found suspected marijuana inside the vehicle. The man was handed over to Twinsburg police, who had an undisclosed arrest warrant for the man.