Thu. 11 a.m.: Niles police captain suspended

NILES – Police Capt. Rob Miketa has been suspended one week after being convicted of a charge of reckless operation in Warren Municipal Court.

Miketa, who origninaly faced a charge of operating a vehicle while impaired that stemmed from a Sept. 21, 2018, traffic stop, will serve the suspension May 27 to June 2, according to Niles police Chief Jay Holland.

Miketa, who has no prior disciplinary record with the department, waived his appeal rights, according to the chief, who found the captain broke departmental rules over code of conduct and obeying laws and ordinances.

He was stopped by a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol just before 2:30 a.m. on North Road for speed. Miketa refused to take a breathalyzer test.

Miketa on Wednesday pleaded no contest to the lesser charge in Warren Municipal Court.