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Police log for Jan. 31, 2013


Elyria police

Monday, Jan. 28

2:42 p.m. — 1500 block West River Road N., theft of several items from a locker secured with a padlock at Planet Fitness. The owner of the items said he believed an unknown person forced open the padlock and secured it after taking his bag out of the locker. Police said employees at Planet Fitness were unable to locate any suspects.

Lorain police

Monday, Jan. 21

3:10 p.m. — 2100 block Homewood Drive, a 22-year-old man at South Branch Library said he was assaulted by a 16-year-old girl who brought a group of friends with her to the library. The man said the girl has accused him of raping her in the past, and every time she sees him, she “flips out.”

Monday, Jan. 28

9 a.m. — 5100 block Pearl Ave., theft of a generator from Pearl Avenue LLC by two men on an ATV.

9:36 a.m. — 3400 block Beavercrest Drive, an employee at Fox Creek Golf Club reported that someone “turfed up” the green with an ATV, causing at least $1,000 in damage. Police followed the ATV tracks to a home in the 5800 block of Yorktown Road. A man who lived in the home told police he had not been to the golf course since he had been told not to ride his ATV there but later said he was just picking up his daughter, who was sledding.

4:18 p.m. — 7100 block W. Erie Ave., police met with a group of people holding a man they said drove his vehicle into oncoming traffic and almost caused an accident. The witnesses told police the man said he was smoking “spice.” A package of “kush spice,” as well as a glass elephant used for smoking, were found in the center console of the car the man was driving. The man was transferred to Mercy Regional Medical Center after he complained of chest pains.

8:35 p.m. — 1800 block Hamilton Ave., theft of Tylenol 3 prescription tablets during a home burglary. Nothing else was reported missing.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

1:32 a.m. — 3500 block Dallas Ave., theft of two televisions during a burglary. Police said a bowl of dog food was found in the home that the burglar brought to occupy the homeowner’s dogs.

1:45 a.m. — Oberlin Avenue near West 23rd Street, Nicholas Meyer, 27, North Ridgeville, arrested and charged with weaving, speeding, left of center, operating a vehicle impaired and driving under suspension. Meyer was stopped for speeding and weaving in the road, and police said Meyer was intoxicated, registering a blood-alcohol content of 0.179. Meyer told police he had two beers, but police said an empty six pack of Christmas Ale was found in the vehicle. Police said Meyer was cooperative and maintained good humor during his arrest.

7:20 a.m. — 1200 block W. 28th Street, Jose Rivera, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Rivera’s girlfriend said Rivera punched her in the face and broke down her door after she kicked him out of the house. Rivera acknowledged breaking the door but denied touching the woman. Rivera was arrested after police confirmed that the woman had visible injuries.

7:34 a.m. — 3000 block Leavitt Road, Virginia Martinez-Guzman, 51, same address, cited for driving on a sidewalk and tree lawn. Police were sent to the area for a Ford Mustang stuck in a front yard. The driver, Martinez-Guzman, said she was trying to back out of her driveway but she was blocked in by her neighbor, so she decided to drive through the yard when she got stuck. The neighbor asked to file a report for damages of tire tracks through his front yard. The vehicle was towed.

8:30 a.m. — Maple Avenue and Eastlawn Street, a younger, black-and-tan German shepherd was taken to Lorain Animal Clinic by an officer who found the dog walking around in the area. Police said the dog appeared to have been on its own for a while as it was thin, dirty and its fur was matted and unbrushed. Police said the dog appeared healthy but had no collar or tags.

1:35 p.m. — 500 block Hamilton Ave., Roy Sharp, 41, same address, arrested and charged with burglary. Sharp’s neighbor, who lives in a duplex, said Sharp came into his home uninvited. Sharp said he went into the apartment to ask his neighbor to turn the music down when the man cut his arm with a kitchen knife. Sharp was treated at Mercy Regional Medical Center for his injury and transferred to Lorain City Jail on the burglary charge. He was later released.

4:04 p.m. — 1200 block W. 21st St., theft of copper piping from a vacant home.

4:16 p.m. — 300 block W. Sixth St., a man told police he was walking in the parking lot of the library when an acquaintance grabbed a deactivated iPhone from his hand and ran. He said the suspect was a black man by the name of “Jay” with distinctive teardrop tattoos on his face.

4:54 p.m. — 2200 block Broadway, a vehicle’s window was smashed at Rent-A-Center. Police said entry was not made into the vehicle.

5:14 p.m. — 2400 block E. 31st St., theft of tools from a cargo trailer and a neighboring shed. Police said ATV tracks were found nearby, and police believe the same person was involved in other thefts in South Lorain with the ATV.

6:08 p.m. — East 28th Street and Toledo Avenue, a visibly upset man approached police and said he had killed a man who had approached him, swearing and yelling at him. The man said he put the unknown man in a head lock and left his body lifeless in the road. Police said the man could not say where the body was. Lt. Roger Watkins said the report was determined to be unfounded as officers did not find a victim.

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