Eastlake: Police arrest man chasing woman with machete

EASTLAKE -- Just after 7:30 p.m. Thursday, police officers were sent to the area of E. 343rd and Vine streets for a man seen with a machete chasing a woman in a silver vehicle, according to the department's Facebook page post.

The man, 45, of Eastlake, was located at E. 340th Street and Jennison Avenue and stopped when he saw police.

As he turned to talk to the officers, he was holding an open beer. When asked about the machete, the male raised his arms into the air and a machete fell out from the inside of his jacket.

According to the complainant, the man's girlfriend was in a vehicle in a parking lot with a relative when they were approached by the man brandishing a machete. As the vehicle drove off, it was struck with the blade.

The 45-year-old man's account was he wanted to fight his girlfriend's relative over a prior illegal drug incident.

He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon, both misdemeanors.

He was held until Willoughby Eastlake Municipal Court set bond of $3500/10%, which he posted Friday morning.


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