1:05 p.m. Dec. 9 — Wellington High School, a guidance counselor contacted authorities in reference to a 16-year-old student who was being unruly. School officials said the student was removed from gym class because he was failing and asked to go to an area in study hall, but he refused. The school resource officer was called and took him to the guidance office, where he was told to pull up sagging pants and he responded: "When you start paying for my clothes you can tell me how to wear them.” When a principal arrived, the student said, “Just suspend me so you don’t have to put up with me,’’ and “I’m just gonna act up, you need to suspend me.’’ He was arrested and charged with a juvenile count of being unruly and sent home with his mother.
Sunday, Dec. 1
- 4:47 p.m. — 200 block East Hamilton, officers arrived in reference to a domestic dispute between a father and son. The son said his father accused him of “smoking pot” and shoved him. The son then hit his father’s face. Officers spoke to the father who said his son covered up the smell in the bedroom using body spray. A confrontation then ensued between the father and son.
Friday, Dec. 6
- 2:18 a.m. — 100 block Bennett St., an employee reported that his front tire was “sliced” and another reported the theft of a tool box containing $200 worth of tools.
Thursday, Dec. 12
- 9:03 a.m. — 200 Johns S., theft of medication reported.
Tuesday, Dec. 3
- 8:52 p.m. — 200 block Woodland St., theft of money from a wallet and theft of another wallet at Phillips Gym. The men who owned the wallets told police that they were swimming when the money was taken and that they had left their items unsecured.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
- 12:18 a.m. — 100 block N. Main St., Max Collins, 22, of Oberlin, arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, prohibited blood-alcohol content and making a restricted U-turn.
- 7:48 p.m. — 46400 block U.S. Route 20, Tosha Camel, 40, of Elyria, arrested and charged with theft, possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Police said Camel was stopped at Wal-Mart for attempting to steal several items from the store, and, when confronted by security, she told workers that she had a receipt. Police said, after Camel was unable to produce a receipt, she ran out of the store and tried to get into several vehicles for a ride. Police said Camel was found with cocaine and a lighter, which were concealed in her groin area.
Thursday, Dec. 5
- 1:25 p.m. — 100 block Union St., reported theft of a blower from a front yard. A witness told police that a man in a gold vehicle was loading an item into his truck at the time of the reported theft. The man was described as a black male in his 40s, wearing a heavy coat. A female passenger in the vehicle was reportedly wearing a “do-rag or babushka-type head wear.” Police said the vehicle was possibly a Buick in “rough condition.”
Friday, Dec. 6
- 8:59 p.m. — 45900 block U.S. 20, James Edd Moore, 32, of Wellington, arrested and charged with possession of drug abuse instruments, physical control under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said Moore was “passed out,” drooling, in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked in front of a gas pump at Certified Marathon gas station. Police said Moore appeared disoriented when he awoke, and he could not open the car door. Moore said he was “just tired from working so much,” but police said a search of the vehicle uncovered a spoon containing suspected heroin residue, several cut up cigarette filters and a large kitchen knife.
Saturday, Dec. 7
- 12:45 a.m. — state Routes 511 and 58, Mary Jo Hawkins, 46, of Elyria, arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and prohibited blood-alcohol content. Police said Hawkins was intoxicated, initially providing an officer with her credit card rather than her driver’s license, and there appeared to be fresh damage to the vehicle’s front bumper and left side.
- 5:20 p.m. — 400 block S. Main St., Stacy McCullough, 36, of Elyria, arrested and charged with theft for allegedly stealing a purse from Welcome Nursing Home. McCullough, who was listed as a nurse’s aide at the nursing home, told police that the alleged victim let her borrow the purse, but the woman’s daughter told police that her mother is brain damaged and cannot make decisions.
Thursday, Dec. 12
- 1:56 a.m. — 400 block S. Main St., Tyler Gerber, 23, of Groveport, arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and blood-alcohol content over 0.17.