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Lorain blotter: Man tells police he was 'jumped' because he's gay


Lorain police

9:27 p.m. March 28 — 1400 block Cooper Foster Park Road, a highly intoxicated man told police he “got jumped” by a group of unknown people while walking in Lorain because he is gay. Police said the man had no visible injuries, although he complained that the left side of his face was numb. Police said the man had a warrant through the State Highway Patrol, and after he was treated at the hospital, he was turned over to the agency.

Thursday, March 27

  • 8:09 a.m. — 2100 block Beech Ave., a woman who heard a car quickly pulling away from her house went outside to find her tires slashed.
  • Noon — 5300 block Leavitt Road, a man picked up a vacuum in a store and tried to return it for money without ever buying it.
  • 4:44 p.m. — 1625 E. 29th St., someone banged on a woman’s door and tried to push their way in until she yelled and they ran away.
  • 6:15 p.m. — 2300 block E. 35th St., a woman told police her 18-year-old son was being violent and angry recently.
  • 9:35 p.m. — 2100 block E. 35th St., a woman told police someone broke her driver’s side mirror off and she thinks it was her neighbor.

Friday, March 28

  • 1:23 p.m. — Elyria Avenue and East 34th Street, Harold McCoy III, arrested on a warrant for theft of a motor vehicle through the Willoughby Hills Police Department. Police stopped McCoy allegedly driving the stolen vehicle, a Volkswagen Jetta.
  • 2:34 p.m. — 1400 block Oberlin Ave., Douglas Ferguson, 18, 1200 block W. 21st St., arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing official business and crossing the roadway outside of the crosswalk. Police were investigating a missing juvenile complaint in which the juvenile was reportedly seen with Ferguson, who had a gun. Police said Ferguson ran from police and was struck by a Taser by one of the officers during a chase. The gun Ferguson was carrying was an air soft gun, and police were unable to locate the missing juvenile.
  • 3:54 p.m. — 1100 block W. Ninth St., theft of copper pipes from a home under renovation.
  • 9:16 p.m. — 2400 block Jackson St., a woman told police that her neighbor witnessed a man going through her belongings in her vehicle. She said nothing was taken, because nothing of value was kept in the vehicle. Police were unable to locate the man.

Saturday, March 29

  • 12:35 a.m. — 1000 block Long Ave., Anthony Brown, 41, same address, cited for disturbing the peace. Police said his stereo was playing so loudly that it was considered a nuisance. Police said they were called to Brown’s residence six times since June for noise complaints and multiple times to the area for the same.
  • 2:16 a.m. — West 19th Street and Ashland Avenue, report of shots fired in the area. Police found four spent shell casings and one live round, which were collected as evidence.

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