Driver faces charges after accident
BRUNSWICK — A motorist whose blood-alcohol content tested four times the legal limit attempted to leave the scene of an accident Monday on Pearl Road, police said.
Susan M. Kotaska, 51, of 3087 Junior Pkwy., was charged with operating a vehicle impaired, hit and run, and possession of an open container of alcohol, according to a police report.
Police said her vehicle was rear-ended by a car driven by a juvenile and she tried to flee the scene around 2:45 p.m.
The report said Kotaska was driving away from the scene in her car with rear-end damage when police arrived in the 600 block of Pearl Road.
Another car with front-end damage had pulled into a nearby parking lot. Officers followed Kotaska, but she didn’t stop for them. She eventually pulled into a parking lot, but didn’t stop until police put their cruisers in front of her car and ordered her to stop, the report said.
Officers reported finding opened and unopened bottles of vodka in the car, and Kotaska provided a blood-alcohol sample of 0.364 — more than four times the legal limit.
A passenger in the other car was taken to the hospital and the juvenile driver was charged with failure to assure a clear distance ahead.
Monday, Sept. 30
3:30 p.m. — 1400 block Industrial Parkway, copper wiring valued at $800 reported stolen from a construction site.
Tuesday, Oct. 1
10 a.m. — 1400 block Industrial Parkway, saw reported stolen from the roof of a construction site.
Thursday, Oct. 3
3:42 a.m. — 1100 block Pearl Road, Justin L. Ketchum, 23, 211 W. Friendship St., Medina, served with warrants for violation of a court order and failure to appear after a traffic stop.
11:30 a.m. — Brandy E. Watkins, 32, 481 Willow St., Brunswick, served with a warrant at the Strongsville Police Department charging him with failure to comply.
Friday, Oct. 4
6:40 a.m. — 3300 block Center Road, truck reported stolen at Tallmadge Police Department found abandoned at a shopping plaza parking lot.
Saturday, Oct. 5
2:27 a.m. — 1200 block Pearl Road, Shawn S. Oelbracht, 29, Strongsville, charged with operating a vehicle impaired refusal, OVI refusal with a prior conviction and driving under suspension following a traffic stop. Oelbracht has OVI convictions from 2004 and 2007 and has pending OVI charges following an arrest in July 2013.
Sunday, Oct. 6
2:40 a.m. — 1200 block Pearl Road, Tiffany E. Korzinsk, 20, Parma, served with a warrant for failure to comply.
4:32 a.m. — 4400 block Homestead Drive, rock thrown through the window of a home.
Hinckley Township police
Wednesday, Oct. 2
2:48 p.m. — 1200 block Ridge Road, Matthew Powell, 26, no address given, charged with domestic violence.
Sunday, Oct. 6
3:02 p.m. — 200 block Salem Court, resident reported finding a bullet he said struck the roof of his home the previous weekend. The resident told police he thought he heard a shot whiz overhead while he was washing the car last weekend. He said he didn’t report it immediately because he couldn’t find the bullet. He said he found the bullet lodged between two roof shingles but it didn’t cause any major damage.
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