Montville Township Police
March 7 – Police received a report of a driver in a pick up truck doing doughnuts in a Medina Road parking lot at 1:37 a.m. An officer attempted to make contact, but the driver proceeded onto Gateway Drive without stopping. The vehicle then crashed at Cynthia Drive and Gateway before the driver took off into the woods on foot in the direction of Interstate 71. Police reportedly used a canine to track down the driver, identified as Travis H. Bechtel, who was arrested and charged with OVI, more than twice the legal limit.
Montville Township PoliceMarch 10 – Police and paramedics responded to a residence in response to a juvenile female who had overdosed. She was taken to the hospital.
March 10 – An officer served civil subpoenas from Montville Township Zoning to individuals at the Medina County Planning Commission at a West Washington Street address in the city of Medina.
March 10 – An officer assisted a motorist in the area of Lexington Ridge whose vehicle was overheating. The officer gave the individual a ride home.
March 9 – Police responded to a disturbance involving a male who was reportedly intoxicated. The male’s father was reportedly trying to talk his son into going to rehab. Officers met with the male, who agreed to go to the hospital.
March 9 – A suspicious subject was reported sitting on his bicycle at the end of a Paradise Road driveway for about 15 to 20 minutes. The caller reportedly asked the bicyclist if he was OK, but he did not respond. An officer caught up with the male, who was riding from Norton and had advised he stopped to use his phone.
March 8 – Police received an anonymous complaint about a female reportedly sleeping in her car in the area of Turnberry Drive. An officer checked with the female, who had run out of gas and was waiting for a ride.
March 7 – Police responded to a motor vehicle crash possibly with injuries in the area of Sharon-Copley and Bear Swamp roads. Debris was reportedly scattered across the roadway. One of the vehicle’s, however, was unattended and its driver could not be found. Police brought in a canine and a thermal imaging device to conduct a search. The driver was unable to be located and the vehicle was towed away. The owner of the vehicle was later identified and cited for failure to control.
March 7 – Police received a complaint about a reckless driver in the area of River Styx and East Smith roads. An officer made contact with the driver, who advised he was “just adjusting his shoes.” The driver was determined to have not been drinking and no signs of impairment were noticed.
Lodi PoliceMarch 15 – At 7:28 p.m., an officer responded to a Medina Street address regarding a juvenile complaint.
March 14 – At 2:03 a.m., officers responded to a break-in at a Wooster Street business. Tobacco items were reportedly stolen. It is believed the suspects responsible also broke into the same building four days prior. These incidents are being investigated. Anyone with information on these crimes is urged to contact the Lodi Police.
March 12 – At 6:52 p.m., officers responded to an assisted living facility on Bank Street for a reported disturbance involving two residents. Peace was restored and no further action was taken.
March 10 – At 12:08 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on Wooster Street for a traffic infraction. During the stop, it became evident the driver was impaired. The driver, Amy Favara, 35, of Lafayette Road, was subsequently charged with OVI.
Medina PoliceMarch 16 – Police took several reports for criminal damage and criminal mischief after numerous mailboxes in the area of Egypt Road were hit and damaged with a blunt object, possibly a baseball bat.
March 15 – Police responded to a North Court Street business after two 24-ounce beers, valued at $2.32, were reportedly stolen. A male suspect was located and issued a trespass notice, as well as a summons for theft.
March 15 – Police were called after a male left a Harding Street business without paying his bar tab. He was later located in his vehicle by Medina Township Police and arrested for OVI.