Canton man killed in motorcycle crash: Brook Park Police Blotter

BROOK PARK, Ohio

Motor vehicle crash — fatal: Interstate 71

A Canton man was killed at about 4:30 p.m. March 21 after a motorcycle he was riding on Interstate 71 northbound rear-ended another motorcycle.

Michael Wayne Downey, 31, was pronounced dead on the scene. The rider of the other motorcycle was not injured. Both were wearing helmets and neither was intoxicated.

Police said the front tire of Downey’s motorcycle hit the rear tire of the other motorcycle as Downey changed lanes on the freeway.

The driver of the other motorcycle, a 27-year-old Canton man, was cited not for the crash, but for driving with a suspended license.

Assault: Snow Road

A Parma man, 27, was arrested at about 11 p.m. April 28 after he assaulted a 29-year-old Lawrenceville, Ga., woman in the parking lot of AMF Brookgate Lanes, 14950 Snow.

Witnesses called police about the incident. The woman didn’t know the man. She was waiting for an Uber driver to pick her up when the man, who seemed to be under the influence of a drug, started beating her up.

Improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle, contributing to the delinquency of a minor: Liberty Bell Drive

A Brook Park man, 18, was arrested at about 12:30 a.m. April 29 after police found a loaded Ruger pistol under the driver’s seat of a car in which he was sitting on Liberty Bell.

Someone had called police about a suspicious car parked in the street. The man was in the driver’s seat and a 17-year-old girl was in the front passenger seat.

In addition to the pistol, police found two lock-blade knives and two digital scales in the car.

Trespassing: Snow Road

A Ravenna man, 27, was arrested at about 11 a.m. May 2 after he refused police orders to leave Super 8, 16644 Snow.

Hotel workers had called police earlier, at 3:30 a.m., because they wanted the man off the property. At that time, police warned the man that if he returned, they would arrest him.

When police arrived the second time, a hotel worker said the man refused to leave his room. Police knocked on the hotel room door, but no one answered. Then they entered the unlocked room and found the man standing near the door.

Suspicious person, sudden illness: Brookpark Road

A North Ridgeville man, 26, was taken to Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights after police saw him stumbling and mumbling in the middle of Brookpark near a Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority station.

The man was perspiring profusely and experiencing muscle spasms. Police called paramedics. Officers found a paper envelope containing a gray powder in his pocket. The man told paramedics that he had ingested what he believed was heroin.

Disorderly conduct: Susan Drive

An intoxicated Brook Park woman, 25, was arrested at about 5:30 a.m. April 29 after she caused a disturbance on Susan.

The woman’s ex-boyfriend, 38, said he had arrived home and found the woman breaking items in the house. She didn’t live there, but was in the process of moving out.

Police talked to the woman, who smelled like alcohol. She stumbled around the house and grabbed boxes, but repeatedly dropped the boxes. Her speech was slurred and she cried intermittently.

The woman said she was gathering belongings as part of her move and that a friend would drive her from the home. She screamed profanities at her ex-boyfriend and police.

The woman walked outside and jumped into the driver’s seat of her vehicle, then realized she didn’t have the keys. Police told her they could not let her drive due to her level of intoxication. The woman’s friend, who was in the passenger seat, said she didn’t feel comfortable driving because she didn’t have a license.

Police asked the woman several times to step out of the vehicle. She initially refused and argued with police, then complied.

Theft: Dalebrook Avenue

Two pairs of AirPods were reported stolen at about 9:30 a.m. April 30 from an unlocked car parked in a driveway of a Dalebrook house.

Animal bite: Mercer Drive

A Brook Park man, 34, told police at about 8:30 a.m. April 28 that he had been bitten by a dog earlier that day on Mercer.

The man said he was walking on Mercer when a medium-sized black dog, about 45 to 50 pounds, ran up behind him and started growling. The man turned and yelled at the dog to scare the animal off. The dog then bit the man’s forearm.

Police saw a cut and swelling on the man’s arm. Police referred the case to the city’s animal control officer.

Theft of motor vehicle: Brookpark Road

A 2014 Jeep Patriot was stolen between 10 p.m. May 4 and noon May 5 from the parking lot of Park Place Suites, 14011 Brookpark. The victim had left the keys in the car.

Sudden illness: Cedar Point Road

A Cedar Point Road man, 59, overdosed on one Percocet tablet and one 12-ounce can of beer at about 4:30 p.m. May 1 in his home.

The man’s girlfriend found him unconscious and not breathing. She administered Narcan, a heroin-overdose antidote, and the man revived.

The man said the Percocet tablet he had ingested was not prescribed to him, but had been given to him by a friend. He was taken to Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.

Sudden illness: Brookpark Road

A Lorain man, 46, was taken to a local hospital at about 4:45 a.m. May 2 after he overdosed on heroin in a hotel room at Travelodge, 14043 Brookpark.

When police arrived, the man was on the bed in the room. Police pulled him to the floor and administered five doses of Narcan, a heroin-overdose antidote. He revived.

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