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Drug-filled Gummy Bears & Meat Theft: Best of the Blotter

Here are some of the weirdest police reports from departments across the region

It seems there's no alleged crime too bizarre to occur in Northeast Ohio. Here are some of this week's weird calls and charges. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Driving through a neighborhood: An 18-year-old Avon Lake man faces drunk driving charges from an incident that caused damage to a home, a garage and a car.

said William Muller drove his 1991 Ford pickup truck into a garage and car Tuesday morning on Bradley Road. About 15 minutes later, a resident of the 31100 block of Center Ridge Road said somebody drove a pickup truck through his backyard and into a creek before exiting on foot.

A Honeylocust Lane resident called police shortly after that, saying he had chased a young man out of his house after he rang the doorbell, entered and laid on the floor. The homeowner had to chase the suspect out of the home with a golf club.

Police soon arrested William Muller, whose blood-alcohol content was .177, more than twice the legal limit. His charges include willful-wanton disregard of safety and underage consumption.

Drug bears: Mentor Police stopped a car for speeding Tuesday morning but found more than a man suspected of drunk driving.

The three men who were stopped, including driver Eric Kenny, were all from New York and were to make drug-laced gummy bears.

After arresting Kenny on the suspicion of driving drunk, officers found 60 gummy bears, Ecstasy tablets, chemical powders, marijuana, scales, pipes and grinders.

All three suspects were arraigned Wednesday in . Judge John Trebets set Arkady Koroshikh and Michal Nemcok's bond at $100,000 and Kenny's at $105,500. None us the suspects posted bond. Their next court hearing is scheduled for June 28.

Meat for drugs: Two men admitted to police that they left the Twinsburg with a cart full of meat in an attempt to score heroin.

Police charged John Fowkes, 33, of Garfield Heights, with petty theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. Nicholas Granger, 26, of Aurora, was charged with obstruction of justice and possession of narcotics equipment.

A store employee said the men with $450 of meat and into a parking lot. Fowkes was was later found behind the nearby .

Fowkes admitted to being a heroin user and had capped needle in his pocket. Both said they were going to buy drugs in exchanged for the meat.

In need of strips: charged a woman with theft and drug instrument possession after Walmart security guards said she left the store without paying for dental strips.

The guards called police after she left, and officers found her in the backseat of a car in the parking lot. When police searched her purse, they , along with two metal spoons, two syringes and two tourniquets.

Stairwell relief: A Beachwood guest avoided criminal charges after police caught him with his pants down.

A hotel clerk called police after witnessing the man . Police found him without shoes and unable to provide identification. Officers escorted him from the hotel and did not pursue criminal charges.

Jay June 24, 2012 at 06:33 PM
We see & read so many cases of men & women going to jail, for stealing, to support their drug addiction, but there never seems to be a follow up on on the fate of those men & women. Meaning, are drug addicts automatically put in a rehab program while in jail, or ar they left to deal with their addiction themselves? From the amount of repeat offenders in the courts every day, I highly suspect it is the latter.
Jean Williams June 24, 2012 at 08:02 PM
taking drugs is a personal choice, so dealing with their addiction is their problem not my tax dollars problem (addicts will quit when they are ready too not just because they get arrested)
Zachary Linquist June 25, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Drunk driving is a personal choice as well yet we provide programs to those offenders. It is "our" problem not just "theirs". If saving tax money is important to you, it's better spend it on rehabilitation programs that aim to help solve the recurring problem. It's expensive for tax payers to continually arrest and incarcerate drug offenders. Providing them help to fight their addicting isn't just good for them, it's good for everyone. I agree that being arrested and serving jail time alone will not prevent them from reoffending once they get out, but I think that statement alone shows why rehabilitation programs are so critical.
Myron Holley June 25, 2012 at 02:24 PM
MAYBE WE SHOULD DO LIKE CHINA. Take em out back and shoot them and then sell the body parts. Hummmmm. Or
The Omnipotent Sponge - Soak it up! June 25, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Wow Myron. Same with the forced abortions to enfore the one child only policy?
The Omnipotent Sponge - Soak it up! June 25, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Jean, most everything we do is a personal choice. From eating and drinking what we like to participating or not in the activities that we like to treating our bodies and minds well. If someone eats donuts, fast food and soda every day, and tada, and diabetes in a few years, should they not be helped? It was their choice. What if they smoked cigarettes? Would you say it's too bad they got lung cancer but it was their choice? A little empathy and understanding would probably help you in your life. We're all human. We're all susceptible to the same fate as it's part of human nature. You've undoubtly known someone, possibly even someone close to you, who has dealt with an addiction of some type. Gambling, shopping, video games. It's not just drugs. I wonder how you responded. With a lecture and a, "Don't let the door hit you on the way out?". Remember, treat people the way you'd want to be treated. Sometimes you need a little helping hand. Hopefully the hand you reach for isn't trying to push you back down...
h June 25, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Drug addicts and alcoholics will only rehabilitate when they are ready. Hopefully they live that long. The state of Ohio has cut all uninsured patient funding for this need. There are several non profit free and low cost and also very expensive programs out there for the self payer who wants to come clean. But they must first want to. No amount of jail time or friends and family begging / alienation will cause them to do what they have yet decided to do on their own.
Tom Tucker June 25, 2012 at 04:09 PM
If you want to go by the laws of another country, pack up your clearly ignorant carcass and move there. Using your logic, I'd like to do that to people who spew ignorance like you do because you're taking up valuable resources on this planet. I know you're wondering where the line starts. It starts at the picture of Old Yeller.
h June 25, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Honestly, tougher policies would create less offenders...one way or the other.... For many issues, not just this one....Sandusky, et al...
Jay June 25, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Jean Williams If, God forbid, you discovered one of your children, or grandchildren, had become addicted to drugs, would your attitude of, I don't want my tax dollars going towards drug rehabilitation programs, be the same? Very few addicts can quit on their own. Without drug rehab & the much needed support needed to help them overcome their addiction, they'll continue to steal, they'll continue going to jail, & your tax dollars will continue to pay for that.
Brandon Scullion June 25, 2012 at 06:54 PM
I don't think JW will buy your argument - based on theirs. I for one think it was well stated and to the point.
Jean Williams June 26, 2012 at 10:23 AM
H that was exactly the point I was trying to make
Jean Williams June 26, 2012 at 10:27 AM
Jay If one of my children, or grandchildren came to me and told me they had a drug problem they needed help with I would help them, BUT if they came to me and said that they got busted, and the courts said they had to go to a drug rehab as part of probation, I would tell them too bad
Sadie collins October 04, 2012 at 12:42 PM
I think it starts with our children addicts have a disease,iam one so I know. As,a child I was exposed to so much be it in the media or jus at home..i went to dare a program supposed to teach children the DANGERS of drugs but it just made me curious.we need to talk,teach,watch,love,RESPECT our children yes I said respect..if our children grow up feeling respected safe and are taught MORALS AND ETHICS the almighty U.S.A might see a drop in drug addicts IT produces....

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