Marijuana Cab Fare & Sidewalk Sleeping: Best of the Blotter

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

Here are this week's head-scratching police 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.

Pay your way with weed — When it's time to pay a taxi driver, money and drugs are all the same, right?

Jacob Bruckner, a 38-year-old of Massillon, on June 27 when a driver took him to a near Bath Township. He owed the driver $24 and said he would go get some money from the hotel.

When he returned, Bruckner handed over $15 and small bag of marijuana. The driver declined the offer, opting to call police instead. Officers got an additional $5 out of Bruckner and charged him with drug abuse. Police advised the driver to call his management regarding prosecution.

A family affair — Two sisters from Westlake argued together and ended up in jail together on June 26.

They shouted at one another after 3:30 a.m. on Center Ridge Road, near Schwartz Road. Officers soon for disorderly conduct by intoxication, but the sisters didn't go to their cells without more arguing.

The fussing continued at the Westlake Police Station, with the younger sister attempting to charge at her sibling and then kicking and punching her cell door. The elder sister returned the kick, but only after urinating on the floor of her cell.

Taking matters to his yard — After allegedly receiving threatening phone calls from a Cuyahoga Falls resident, a man sought revenge with his vehicle.

A man living on Bailey Road called police June 27 as the motorist , turfing the property. The homeowner wrote down the license plate number, and police soon found the driver. Despite claims that it was in retaliation to previous threats, police arrested the motorist for criminal damages and gave him a date.

Skinny suspect — Nickoles Wiley Holly Jr. almost pulled off a great escape on June 29.

North Canton Police pulled over the Alliance 21-year-old's vehicle for an equipment violation. Officers searched for drugs in Holly's Chevrolet Monte Carlo while he sat in the back of the police cruiser.

At least that's where they thought he was.

Police described Holly as "very thin" — thin enough to when the window was down just six or seven inches. He reached through the window and opened the door and ran from the vehicle. He had no handcuffs on.

Holly was running down Salway Avenue by the time the searching officer looked up. A hunt ensued, and the Canton Police Department and a Stark County Sheriff's deputy were needed to find Holly.

They eventually found him in the apartment of a friend on Orchard Dale Drive NW. He was arrested without incident.

Sidewalk sleepers — A day before Holly attempted the cruiser escape, North Canton Police had an easier time subduing a couple on Liberty Lane NW.

Police and fire/EMS officials responded to calls that a man and woman were . The North Canton 20-somethings were both drunk and unresponsive.

Police woke them up and arrested them for disorderly conduct. They identified a "responsible person" and eventually released the duo.


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