Napping at an Intersection & Flinging Feces: Best of the Blotter

The most bizarre police reports from departments throughout Northeast Ohio.

Her call, her arrest: Tara Lynn Silk's incomplete call to led to officers finding drug paraphernalia at a home in the 4100 block of Stow Road.

Silk had essentially on herself.

Police arrested Silk upon arrival because she had a failure-to-appear warrant out for her arrest, stemming from a May 17 court date for driving under suspension. She also received charges for a glass marijuana water bong, a used marijuana pipe, a black plate with white powder, residue and a straw.

Officers also found a 22-inch hunting knife with a 7-inch blade, according to the report. Silk was released on bond.

Flinging feces: A Strongsville woman called police a week ago to report that her neighbor threw dog feces at her.

The woman's neighbor had come onto her property to because the woman's dog had left it on the neighbor's yard. The incident didn't lead to any arrests. Instead, the neighbor was warned and the caller agreed to do a better job cleaning up after her dog.

A nap at an intersection: The intersection of Ira and Raintree roads in Bath Township looked too comfortable for a drunken motorist to pass up on June 4.

said 27-year-old Dustin Halsted was found his steering wheel that morning with the car running. He admitted to drinking too much and not being able to drive home once police woke him up. In a breath test, he blew a 0.149. The legal limit is 0.08.

Police charged Halsted with physical control, a lesser charge than drunk driving. He was released to a friend.

Tag switchers: After seeing a couple in his store for nearly four hours, the owner of knew something wasn't right.

Police said Wing Chaun Lau, 58, and Chan M. Deng, 47, had been for hours on June 1, removing packaging and switching tags in an attempt to pay less for the items. While waiting in the checkout line, one of the parties went to the back to try to steal some faucets.

Both were cited for the incident and are scheduled to appear in Stow Municipal Court.

The "I'm in jail" hoax: You can't believe everything you hear — even if you hear that your grandson is in a Peru jail in need of bail money.

A Westlake man in three transactions May 25 because he believed that the voice on the other end of the phone was that of a troubled grandson. Westlake Police continue to investigate the matter.

Another grandfather in Westlake also wired $1,900 to Mexico City in May for the same purpose, but was able to stop the transaction once he learned it was a hoax.

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Traci Monroe August 29, 2012 at 12:58 AM
If dog urine leaves a dead spot, then how come I have to keep mowing mine, my dog goes all over my yard, no dead spots.
William B Budner ESQ. August 29, 2012 at 02:27 AM
you lost a bush? the inhumanity!
William B Budner ESQ. August 29, 2012 at 02:28 AM
kit's off his meds again everyone! calm down and breath dude. i hope you don't own a dog, (for the dog's sake)
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