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Police log for Dec. 28, 2012


Elyria police

Monday, Dec. 24

4:06 p.m. — 200 block Park Meadow Drive, a woman reported that an unknown person had shot out the window of her vehicle with a pellet or other projectile. She suspected a neighbor, but police were unable to contact anyone at the residence.

7:36 p.m. — 200 block 16th St., police received a report that three black males were walking toward the water tower carrying two televisions. Officers were unable to locate the men but found a house nearby with a smashed window. A neighbor said the homeowner was almost never at the residence as he often stays with his girlfriend.

10:50 p.m. — 200 block 15th St., resident said she left her home at 1 p.m. and returned at 10:45 p.m. to find the rear window to the residence smashed out. She called police rather than entering the home. The woman reported a DVD player, a Kindle, jewelry, shoes, three televisions and two watches with a total value of at least $3,000 were stolen.

Tuesday, Dec. 25

6:15 a.m. — 1700 block Middle Ave., a man said he was walking down the street when a gold Chevrolet Malibu pulled up and someone fired several shots at him. The man said he ran home and couldn’t identify the shooter or anyone else in the car. The man, a convicted sex offender, said he has been threatened by another person whose name was removed from the police report.

Wednesday, Dec. 26

1 a.m. — Andrew S. Harris, 43, Elyria, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Harris’ girlfriend, who police said had bruising and red marks on her arms and a cut on her nose, said he had accused her of infidelity, grabbed her by her arms and threw her around her apartment in the 500 block of Georgetown Avenue and repeatedly struck her in the face. Police said Harris, who they said has two domestic violence convictions, told police his girlfriend has beaten him up several times in the 18 months they’ve been together, but he was too embarrassed to report it. While a witness said Harris forced his way into the apartment, Harris denied it, and said any injuries to the girlfriend were from him defending himself. Police said Harris, who had a small cut on his left hand and two marks on the side of his neck, was the aggressor.

Lorain police

Wednesday, Dec. 26

7:09 p.m. — 1800 block Homewood Drive, 15-year-old arrested and charged with three counts of domestic violence. The girl’s family told police she assaulted her mother, father and pregnant sister, who was transferred to the hospital for stomach pains she said were a result of being punched. The girl denied attacking her family, saying that everyone attacked her.

9:28 p.m. — 3400 block Pickett Drive, reported damage by a BB gun. A man said he witnessed an old neighbor drive by the area when shots were heard.

Thursday, Dec. 27

2:10 a.m. — 1000 block W. Ninth St., Kathleen Zech, 37, of Avon Lake, issued citation for reckless operation. Police said Zech was driving recklessly in heavy snow, continually hitting her brakes, speeding up and sliding on the road. Police said two men, Justin Brown and David Waters, then jumped out of the vehicle while it was moving. The men said they jumped out because they believed they were safer than riding with Zech. Zech told police she was driving recklessly because Brown and Waters had been yelling at her.

LaGrange police

Wednesday, Dec. 19

1:04 p.m. — Opportunity Way, Keystone High School, a juvenile was charged with inducing panic.

3 p.m. — Liberty Street, Keystone Middle School, report of juveniles fighting. All left prior to officer’s arrival at the school.

Thursday, Dec. 20

6:15 p.m. — 200 block W. Main St., burglary.

Sunday, Dec. 23

3:15 p.m. — Hendrix, report of a pit bull running loose in the area chasing a cat.

Grafton police

Wednesday, Dec. 19

9:33 p.m. — Chamberlain, after a motorist was cited for speeding, the motorist requested the police officer to “dispose of some brass knuckles.”

Sunday, Dec. 23

2:11 a.m. — Nantucket, a man advised that a group of juveniles were in his house.

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