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Police log for Feb. 12, 2013


Elyria police

Thursday, Feb. 7

6:37 p.m. — 1000 block Chestnut Commons, Walmart Supercenter, Talara Jackson, 20, 100 block Portia Court, Elyria, charged with theft. Store security said Jackson placed eight DVDs, two bars of soap, a tube of toothpaste and deodorant, valued at $64.54, into a diaper bag and attempted to leave the store.

Sunday, Feb. 10

3:41 p.m. — 1400 block Gulf Drive, theft of a jewelry box and television during a home burglary.

4:20 p.m. — 3400 block Midway Mall, Joel Roldan, 19, Avon Lake, cited for theft. An employee at Spencer’s Gifts said Roldan stole bracelets and “Smokin Dice” from the store. Police recovered the items from Roldan.

8:30 p.m. — 800 block West Ave., Jandrea Black, 29, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Black’s husband told police Black pushed him and threw a glass bottle at him while he was leaving Black’s house. The man told police he was not living with Black as the two had been having relationship problems, but he was visiting the family. Police said there was broken glass in the road from the bottle, and wet spots on the man’s shirt, but he was not injured.

Lorain police

Friday, Feb. 8

12:44 p.m. — 1700 block Oakdale Ave., Logan Whitfield, 20, 2200 block Oakdale Ave., arrested and charged with petty theft. Police said Whitfield took a used car battery from a man’s front porch and recycled it for $5. Whitfield said he was given the battery from a friend, but police said Whitfield’s shoes matched footprints by the man’s home.

5:28 p.m. — 2000 block E. 29th St., Keith Goodman, 51, North Ridgeville, arrested and charged with failure to control, leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence. Police said Goodman drove over a stop sign and drove away. An officer followed Goodman to a bar’s parking lot at East 28th Street and Seneca Avenue, where Goodman surveyed the damage to his vehicle and then walked toward the bar. Police said Goodman admitted to drinking “one beer” and said he slid on ice and hit the stop sign to avoid hitting his friend’s vehicle, which was in front of him. Police said Goodman had a blood-alcohol content of .106.

9:40 p.m. — 3700 block Oberlin Ave., Diane Grran issued a summons for selling to persons under 21 years old. Grran was charged during an undercover compliance check of Mutt and Jeff’s.

10:40 p.m. — 5100 block W. Erie Ave., Matasha Dobbins issued a summons for selling to persons under 21 years of age. Dobbins was charged during an undercover compliance check of Diane’s Lounge.

Saturday, Feb. 9

4:56 a.m. — 1100 block W. Ninth St., report of a piece of concrete thrown through a glass window.

1:34 p.m. — 1900 block Oberlin Ave., police investigated a complaint that an autistic boy was hit in the face with a stick by another child, but police couldn’t determine who assaulted the boy.

2:26 p.m. — 3200 block Oberlin Ave., Gilbert Peguero, 51, homeless, arrested and charged with disorderly conduct persisting and disorderly conduct intoxicated. Police were called to McDonald’s after it was reported that Peguero was drunk and yelling vulgarities at customers after being asked to leave. Police found Peguero intoxicated outside of T-Mobile, where he was arrested.

4:50 p.m. — 1800 block E. 30th Street, theft of a snow blower from a truck.

8:46 p.m. — 3900 block W. Erie Ave., David Phelps, 25, homeless, arrested and charged with jaywalking, hypodermic possession, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, identity fraud and obstructing official business. Police stopped Phelps for jaywalking near Lake Motel and Shoreway Hotel, a known crime and drug area, and found that he had a syringe and marijuana in his pocket. Police said Phelps was using another’s man’s identification, and he had provided the man’s birth date and Social Security number.

Sunday, Feb. 10

6:37 p.m. — 1800 block Hancock Street, theft of a PlayStation 3 game system and television during a burglary. Police said the home’s residents were out of town.

8:02 p.m. — 300 block W. 23rd Street, theft of a 50-inch television and a Nintendo Wii game system during a home burglary. A resident said he believed the burglar entered through an unlocked bedroom window.

8:02 p.m. — 1800 block E. 42nd St., Ernest Wake Jr., 44, same address, arrested and charged with aggravated menacing, disorderly conduct intoxicated and disorderly conduct persisting. Wake’s neighbor said Wake was intoxicated and accused him of stealing his PlayStation. He said Wake then pulled a knife on him and threatened to kill him if the PlayStation was not returned. Police said Wake’s knife was missing from its sheath, but the knife was not found. A neighbor witnessed the event and confirmed Wake’s neighbor’s story, according to a police report.

10:27 p.m. — 2800 block Broadway, John Bansley, 46, homeless, arrested and charged with disorderly conduct intoxicated, disorderly conduct persisting and open container. Police said Bansley was sitting on the sidewalk near Dairy Mart drinking a can of beer, despite being asked by a clerk to leave earlier.

Monday, Feb. 11

1:22 a.m. — East 42nd Street and Seneca Avenue, Sherida C. Harris, 27, 4200 block Pearl Ave., cited for driving under suspension, fictitious plates, expired plates, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Police said Harris was stopped for an expired plate and she had five open suspensions on her license. Harris admitted that she had marijuana in her bra when she was stopped.

Vermilion police

Wednesday, Jan. 30

7:55 a.m. — 5400 block of Liberty Ave., reported theft of several gift cards that were stolen from a purse while a woman was working at a local business.

Thursday, Jan. 31

1:13 a.m. — 200 block of Woodside Road, theft of $200 from a home. A man said it was the third time money has been stolen from the home.

Saturday, Feb. 2

3:30 p.m. — 4400 block of Liberty Ave., Amy Neuhoff arrested and charged with a fourth-degree felony operating a vehicle impaired and driving under suspension. Police were sent to the scene of an accident by the Pizza Gallery in which a vehicle had driven off the road and was hung up on a rock. Police met with a man who said Neuhoff asked him to tow her vehicle as she did not have a license. Neuhoff was later found and arrested. Police said it was her sixth operating a vehicle impaired in 20 years and her fifth driving under suspension.

Amherst police

Saturday, Feb. 2

9:20 p.m. — Linn Road, police received a 911 call from a woman who said she had been punched in the face. Police determined that the incident was a result of a fight between a woman and her boyfriend’s 13-year-old son. The case was forwarded to the prosecutor for possible charges.

Sunday, Feb. 3

12:40 p.m. — No location given, police investigated a report from a Lorain resident who said he was missing $1,800 in cash from his wallet when he woke up. The man said he rented a room with a woman and he “passed out,” when he realized the woman and the money were gone. He did not want to file a citizen’s complaint.

3:06 p.m. — 300 block of Kendall Court East, reported theft of jewelry from a home. Police said the family has two sons in college, but they were not sure if the boys or their friends were responsible for the theft. They said their home had not been burglarized and they were not sure when the jewelry went missing.

10:09 p.m. — 1000 block of Coopers Run, a man told police his house was egged overnight and he believed students from his daughter’s school were responsible. He said it was the third time his house was egged and most of the eggs were thrown at his daughter’s bedroom window. The girl told police she did not know who was responsible, and she did not have any enemies.

Thursday, Feb. 7

5:10 p.m. — 400 block of Washington Ave., police were sent to the school for a boy who was on the top row of the bleachers, threatening to jump off. The boy walked down when police arrived and said “he has a lot going on his life and doesn’t know what to do.” The boy’s mother said her son’s behavior changed after he got a concussion playing football.

Friday, Feb. 8

9:32 a.m. — 1100 block of Meadowbrook Drive, theft of $5 in change from a vehicle. Police said the vehicle was likely left unlocked as there was no damage to it.

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