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Police log for Feb. 26, 2013


Elyria police

Friday, Feb. 22

10:15 p.m. — 200 block Oberlin Road, resident said three televisions worth a combined $1,100 and a $1,000 in jewelry were stolen. Resident said entry may have been made through a broken kitchen window. However, police said there were no pry marks on the window, the screen was attached and dirt around the window wasn’t disturbed.

Saturday, Feb. 23

8:24 a.m. — 100 block Loyola Drive, resident said her husband, whom she is getting a divorce from, removed a basement window screen and put duct tape on the window to muffle the sound of breaking glass. The woman said the husband was parked outside her house watching her and texted her Saturday morning. Police said they found duct tape on the window and the screen pried off. An officer was unable to reach the husband by phone and advised the woman to obtain a protection order and text the husband that he will be arrested if he comes by her property.

4:10 p.m. — 1300 block East Ave., resident said catalytic converter worth $300 stolen overnight from her car which was in her apartment parking lot.

10:30 p.m. — Texas Roadhouse, 245 Market Drive, a hostess said a man who ordered about $5 worth of food paid with a $100 bill and then kept asking for change in different demoninations and $100 bills. He then left without his food. The manager said the cash drawer of the hostess came up $410 short. Police said Avon police reported a similar “quick cash scam” and the man involved resembled the man at the Roadhouse.

Sunday, Feb. 24

1:10 p.m. — 600 block East River St., police were sent to the EMH Emergency Room to investigate an incident in which a man had been cut or stabbed by a woman. The man, Ramon Clark, refused to discuss any details, but said it was his “baby momma” who cut him with a box cutter during an argument. Police said the man had a pencil eraser-sized injury to his chest, but he refused to press charges.

3:10 p.m. — Bell Avenue, Prentiss Thomas, 44, Lorain, arrested and charged with receiving stolen property. Police arrested Thomas in a vehicle that was stolen after it was towed, and the keys were left in it. Thomas denied stealing the vehicle saying, “How can the car be stolen if I had the keys?”

Monday, Feb. 25

6:14 a.m. — 500 block Delaware Ave., theft of a television and a laptop during a home burglary. Police were given the name of a suspect, who reportedly has a heroin problem and knew the home’s resident was not home.

Amherst police

Thursday, Feb. 14

7:07 p.m. — 400 block of Mill Ave., theft of several items from a vehicle.

Friday, Feb. 15

12:42 p.m. — Milan Avenue, a woman reported that her grandson stole a personal check from her and forged her signature. She did not want to press charges, but wanted the money returned.

3:48 p.m. — 47500 block of Middle Ridge Road, a home was ransacked during a burglary in which the burglar kicked in a rear garage door.

Sunday, Feb. 17

3:36 p.m. — 46900 block of Cooper Foster Park Road, theft of a chainsaw from a shed. A lock on the shed was missing, according to the owner.

Vermilion police

Friday, Feb. 15

12:37 a.m. — Howard Drive, police said three juvenile males ran from a police cruiser that was on patrol in the area. Two of the boys were stopped. Police learned the boys were afraid of receiving curfew violations. They were given a ride home and released as it was not yet curfew. A third boy, who hid from the officer, was later found running down Howard Drive and issued a curfew violation, as it was past curfew then.

Sunday, Feb. 17

12:51 p.m. — 600 block of Main Street, a woman said her ex-boyfriend came to her apartment, saying he had money for her. He then allegedly forced his way into the apartment and took a $250 pair of boots. Police did not list if the man was charged.

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