Police Arrest 62-Year-Old for Urinating Alongside Highway: Best of the Blotter

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

Here are this week's most bizarre police calls, reports 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.

Gotta go — Solon Police arrested a 62-year-old Garfield Heights man on Nov. 17 on U.S. 422, but not for his activity behind the wheel.

The sight of Samuel L. Holcombe urinating on the side of the highway led to his drunken-driving arrest. According to the police report, an officer saw Holcombe get out of his truck and stagger to the side of the road to relieve himself.

He was soon arrested and taken to Solon Jail. His .221 breathalyzer result was nearly three times over the legal limit.

Sharp shoplifting — A sharp edge prevented an accused thief from leaving a Westlake drug store with a bundle of merchandise.

Police say a 21-year-old Avon Lake man attempted to steal $100 worth of products from a retailer on Detroit Road on Nov. 3, but a cut on his finger halted his getaway. He was putting the products down his pants, including the razor blade that ended up cutting him.

He has been charged with petty theft.

Angry driver — Road rage clearly got the best of a Cuyahoga Falls man last weekend before and after his arrest in Stark County.

Police say Christopher L. Schneider, 22, rear-ended a woman's car on State Route 93, ran her off the road and then got out to pound on her hood.

He claimed he had a gun, ran off and then returned to continue beating on her car. He ran again, but police found him near Route 93 and Spring Grove Avenue.

Schneider hit and spit on Lawrence Township officers during his arrest, according to reports. He has been charged with several felonies, including assault and menacing by stalking. He in in custody at Stark County Jail.

Jealous ex — Strongsville Police received a report on Nov. 18 of a suspicious woman who was seen taking something out of a car parked in a Rustic Hollow driveway.

A man who saw the woman's actions managed to keep her there until police arrived. The car belonged to her ex-boyfriend. She took his GPS out of his car in an attempt to find information about his new girlfriend, police said.

The ex-boyfriend declined pressing charges.

Ed Fisher November 25, 2012 at 11:59 PM
It could be argued that one of his arrest charges was for public indecency but not specifically mentioned in the article. It could also be argued that nothing about this individual suggests a "gentleman" as you stated. It's all semantics, isn't it ?
Michael Tradewinds November 28, 2012 at 01:44 AM
It is rediculous that you guys find it necesarry to comment on the Title (reason for arrest). The story was meant to be somewhat humorous, and the title to catch your attention. You wouldnt read a story about a 62 year old man getting a DUI. Come on people, use your brains before you comment, you sound... pathetic.
Ed Fisher November 28, 2012 at 02:02 AM
My reply was in defense of "Patch editor" to TB Player. You don't grasp sarcasm ? Too bad.
Michael Tradewinds November 28, 2012 at 02:54 AM
And mine was to "stig" and "tbplayer"... It's not always about you. Full of yourself?
Ed Fisher November 28, 2012 at 01:52 PM
touchy there, sonny boy ? learn to express yourself with more than just "you guys" and you may be better understood. or maybe not.


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