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Lorain police: Man reports being shot with BB near ex-girlfriend's house


Lorain police

4:44 p.m. June 14 — West 14th Street, and Long Avenue, a man said he was walking down the street by the home of his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend when he was shot in the neck with a BB and then saw the boyfriend holding a pump-action BB rifle in the doorway. Police said the boyfriend denied shooting the man.

Saturday, June 14

  • 12:08 a.m. — 300 block W. 31st St., Dupree Crooks, 38, same address, arrested and charged with violation of a protection order and obstructing official business. Police said Crooks’ wife has a restraining order against him and they found him hiding in the crawlspace of her home after they entered it, fearing she was the victim of domestic violence. The wife denied that they fought and said she helped Crooks hide.
  • 11:19 a.m. — 2500 block E. 33rd St., Raymond Dawson, 38, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Dawson’s girlfriend said he took her car without her permission leading to an argument. She said he threatened her and she fears him because he has brass knuckles and a machete. Police said Dawson denied making threats.
  • 1:28 p.m. — 3100 block Washington Ave., a woman said a vacant foreclosed home owned by U.S. Bank was burglarized with $1,800 worth of copper piping stolen and $900 in damage done. She said someone pried open a door to gain entry.
  • 5:17 p.m. — 1300 block Cedar Drive, an elderly resident said a man he paid $15 to mow his lawn stole his $500 lawnmower after mowing the lawn and being paid.
  • 5:43 p.m. — Super Kmart, 5350 Leavitt Road, a customer said her purse was stolen from her shopping cart. She said another shopper who bumped into her cart may have stolen it.
  • 8:58 p.m. — 4400 block Riverside Drive, Amanda Williams, 19, 3400 block Gary Ave., Lorain, arrested and charged with assault. Williams is accused of fighting a woman in the street near the intersection of West Erie Avenue and West Fifth Street. Police said Williams had no signs of injury and told them that she was in a car stopped at a red light when she was attacked through the windows by two women.

Sunday, June 15

  • 12:01 a.m. — 300 block W. 35th St., a resident said someone burglarized her apartment then broke the windows of the car she had parked outside her apartment. The woman denied that her ex-boyfriend was responsible, but police said there were inconsistencies in her story.

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