Thursday, Jan. 31
11:47 a.m. — 600 block University Ave., a blind man reported that more than $500 in cash, including rare wheat pennies, were stolen from his home, and a Garmin GPS was missing after a work crew was in his home. Information on the agency employed was redacted from a police report.
5 p.m. — 300 block 15th St., Thomas Prentiss, 44, same address, arrested and charged with vandalism. Prentiss’ former employer and landlord said Prentiss purposefully broke the pipes in his apartment because he was upset over being fired. The man told police he allowed Prentiss to live in an apartment over the store he worked in because he knew he was going through hard times, but he fired Prentiss after he caught him drinking beer in the store. The man said he wanted to press charges because the water leaked through the floor into his store, causing damage, and the water had to be shut off.
9 p.m. — 4500 block Midway Mall, Scheryl Hubbard, 51, Amherst, arrested and charged with theft, obstructing official business and drug abuse instruments. Police arrested Hubbard at JCPenney after Hubbard allegedly tried to steal three dresses from the store. Police said Hubbard provided false identification and was found to have three warrants for her arrest through Lorain County Sheriff’s Office, the Lorain Police Department and the Amherst Police Department. Police said Hubbard had four hypodermic needles in her purse that Hubbard said were used to shoot heroin.
Friday, Feb. 1
12:23 a.m. — 100 block West Ave., a woman reported that her daughter was assaulted by a boy Thursday while walking in the area of Prospect Street and Sanford Avenue. She said the boy asked her daughter to beat up a couple kids in the park, and when she refused, he punched her in the face.
Sunday, Dec. 30
4:55 p.m. — 1100 block W. Erie Ave., Daniel Krause, 46, same address, arrested and charged with burglary. Krause’s friend and neighbor said Krause broke into his home twice; the second time, he used a credit card to open the door. Krause’s friend said Krause was intoxicated and looking for his girlfriend, and he was warned not to enter the residence without permission.
Monday, Jan. 28
3:38 p.m. — 1200 block Pennsylvania Ave., Marvin Jones, 18, 1100 block W. 11th St., arrested and charged with burglary. Police said Jones stole video game systems and women’s jewelry from his father’s home.