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BLOTTER: Dec. 22, 2012


Lorain police

Sunday, Dec. 16

8:34 p.m. — 4200 block Pearl Ave., a woman told police her niece saw someone crawling out of her bedroom window. Nothing was reported missing, and the girl could not provide police with a description of the burglar because she only saw the person’s bottom half.

10:46 p.m. — Cleveland, an officer was sent to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland for a 21-year-old Lorain woman with a broken orbital. The woman told police she received the injury after fighting with her cousin, who she said pushed her 2-year-old daughter. The woman would not cooperate with police, saying that she had started the fight and did not want to pursue charges. Police were unable to obtain any information to locate the woman’s cousin.

Monday, Dec. 17

12:54 a.m. — 1000 block Kingsway Drive, Omar Bradley, 25, 2600 block Meister Road, arrested and charged with burglary. Police arrested Bradley during a domestic argument with his girlfriend. Bradley had reportedly burglarized his ex-girlfriend’s home Sunday, breaking her lamp and stealing her cell phone and tablet.

2:25 a.m. — 1600 block Leavitt Road, police were searching for a man who reportedly assaulted the mother of his child and threatened her with a handgun. The man then fled from the home, but officers could not locate him. He faces domestic violence, disrupting public service and aggravated burglary charges.

Thursday, Dec. 20

2:35 p.m. — 1000 block 22nd St., a man told police he gave a woman $22.30 and he wanted it back. Police said the man would not say why he gave the woman the money. Police spoke with the woman, who said she was given the money to purchase prescription drugs off the street, but she could not find a drug dealer, so she spent the money on groceries. Police advised the man to pursue restitution through the court system if the woman did not return his money.

7:24 p.m. — 1000 block Meister Road, Humberto Zendegas, 55, 1900 block W. 20th St., arrested and charged with theft. Security at Apples said Zendegas shoved meat and cheese down his pants without paying.

Elyria police

Monday, Dec. 17

7:56 a.m. — 100 block Lexington Ave., reported theft of a Whirlpool deep freezer from the front of the residence. The freezer was left outside to be picked up by a friend of the homeowner.

10:56 a.m. — 300 block Washington Ave., an employee of the Elyria Public Library was allegedly assaulted by a man who he has asked to stop revving the engine of his vehicle. Police said the suspect, who was not named in the report, fled the scene but later returned to apologize to the employee, leaving his name and address with another employee at the library. Police said the employee, who was transferred to the hospital, wasn’t sure if he wanted to press charges.

12:46 p.m. — 2000 block West River Road, a 16-year-old student of Lifeskills School was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and resisting arrest. Police said the boy was yelling obscenities in the hallway after an argument with the principal. Police said the boy then fell on the floor after he was arrested and had to be dragged from the building by an officer.

2:27 p.m. — 300 block Broad St., several windows reported damaged or broken at Shane Furniture overnight.

2:30 p.m. — 500 block North St., Charles Jones Jr., 46, 100 block Chestnut St., arrested and charged with breaking and entering. Police said Jones broke into an abandoned house.

6:20 p.m. — 600 block Carol Lane, reported theft of a bicycle from a garage.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

2:50 a.m. — 300 block 13th St., Lawrence Hines Jr., 23, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Hines’s wife told police Hines punched her in the jaw after an argument over family matters. She said Hines also kicked the family’s dog, which did not appear to be injured. Hines was arrested after police said he admitted to hitting the woman.

7:11 a.m. — 100 block Bullocks St., theft of a bicycle from Elyria Machining Services. Police said the burglar appeared to gain entry by prying open a latch.

8:10 a.m. — 600 block Eastern Heights Blvd., theft of a television, Blu-ray player, shotgun and checks during a home burglary. Police lifted prints, which were smeared, from a window.

7:38 p.m. — 4900 block Midway Mall, an employee of Sears loss prevention said the man confronted a suspect who had stolen paint, when the suspect punched him, running away through Best Buy. The man was described as white, 25, approximately 6’1” and 180 pounds, with thick black frame glasses. He was wearing a navy blue puffy ski jacket, a black ski hat with a brim and brown pants with his right pant leg rolled up to the knee. The Sears employee grabbed a backpack from the man while he was running from the store.

Thursday, Dec. 20

12:35 a.m. — 100 block Lake Ave., Robert Williams told police that a store clerk at Dairy Mart had reached into his pocket, stealing $100 in cash. Police said after reviewing security video from the store, however, it was determined that Williams had not paid for beer and, while yelling at the clerk and saying he had paid for the items, managed to get $5 in change from him. When Williams returned, the store’s manager, Parmjit Singh, confronted Williams and took the cash for the previous purchase. The amount of cash was yet undetermined, and police are investigating.

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