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ALCOHOL- AND DRUG-RELATED

Two Kent men charged: Two Kent men, age 26 and 23, will be charged with drug-related offenses after a traffic stop Oct. 26 at 3:24 p.m. on Route 43. Police stopped a vehicle after it came to a complete stop at a green light. Police said marijuana was found in the vehicle and heroin was found on one of the occupants. The two men were charged by Streetsboro police with driving at a slow speed and improper turn at an intersection after the vehicle turned right from Route 14 onto Route 43 without staying in the curb lane. Criminal drug-related charges will be filed by the Portage County Drug Task Force. The two men were taken to the Portage County Jail.

Mantua woman charged: A 19-year-old Mantua woman was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence Oct. 28 at 1:26 a.m. on Frost Road. Someone phoned Streetsboro police about a possible crash on Frost Road. Police said a vehicle lost control on the roadway and crashed in the 1500 block of Frost Road. Police allege the driver was impaired from consuming alcoholic beverages. The report did not indicate what specifically led police to believe the driver was impaired. The driver failed field sobriety tests, according to police, but was not injured. The report did not indicate what the woman's blood-alcohol count was.

THEFT

Items missing: An Aurora resident reported items were missing from a Frost Road storage unit Oct. 29 at 1:13 p.m. Police said the lock had been cut. Police are investigating. Police said the resident had not immediately provided a list of what was missing

Bedford Heights man charged: A 26-year-old Bedford Heights man was charged with theft after police said he tried to steal items from a Singletary Drive business Oct. 26 at 5:41 p.m. Loss prevention employees at the store reported that the man refused to stop after trying to take items without paying and ran out of the building. Police were summoned and found the man nearby along with the stolen merchandise that was recovered. Police said the man tried to steal three cellphones worth a total of $377.

FRAUD

Fraudulent magazine subscriptions: Police said an unidentified man was walking door-to-door trying to sell magazine subscriptions Oct. 26 at 10:48 p.m. on South Sagramore Drive. Two residents claimed once the purchase was made, the subscriptions could be canceled and the suspect would receive benefits. Police said the two residents wrote personal checks to the suspect and later called a provided phone number to cancel the orders. Police said the phone number was fraudulent, and the residents were advised by police to void their checks. Police are investigating.

VEHICULAR ACCIDENT

Streetsboro woman crashes car: A 58-year-old Streetsboro woman drove her vehicle into the front of a S. Chillicothe Road business in Aurora on Oct. 27 at 2:05 p.m., according to police. It was a one-car accident, police said, and there were no charges filed because it took place on private property. The woman told police she accidentally put her foot down on the gas pedal instead of the break, police said. No one was injured. A damage estimate to the vehicle and building was not available.

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