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Police log for March 8, 2013


Elyria police

Wednesday, March 6

10:25 a.m. — 1300 block Lake Ave., theft of copper pipes from a vacant home.

11:30 a.m. — 1000 block N. Abbe Road, reported theft of two drills from a construction site at Lorain County Community College.

2:07 p.m. — 700 block Lowell St., a reported fight ensued at the Laundromat after a woman accused another woman of stealing her lottery tickets. The woman told police she “tripped on a hole” and fell down in the parking lot as she was walking her two dogs, and when she noticed the tickets were missing, a patron of the Laundromat told her a woman in pajama pants picked them up off the ground. The woman told police when she confronted a woman wearing pajama pants, the woman threatened to “kick her a--” if she did not take her dogs out of the area. Police spoke with the suspect, who denied taking the lottery tickets and told police the woman threatened to let her dogs loose, so they could “rip off” her children’s faces. She said the woman appeared to be drunk. Police said the woman did not smell of alcohol but appeared to be “a bit off.”

10:15 p.m. — 100 block West Ave., a woman reported that her husband’s credit cards and other items from his wallet were stolen while he was in the Intensive Care Unit at EMH Elyria Medical Center. The woman canceled all of the cards, but she said none of them had been used, except possibly a Lorain National card because she hadn’t checked that account. Police told the woman to check her husband’s credit rating to make sure no one opened up any accounts in his name.

Lorain police

Tuesday, March 5

7:45 p.m. — Reid Avenue, Robert Davis Jr., 47, Bay Village, arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, seat belt violation, driving under suspension and obstructing a crosswalk. Police stopped Davis for a traffic violation and said several drug-related items were found in his vehicle, including rolling papers, crack cocaine, a burnt silver spoon and a newspaper containing a small amount of marijuana. Police said Davis had 21 license suspensions.

Wednesday, March 6

1:16 a.m. — 4100 block Norfolk Ave., a television, video game system and basketball shoes were reported stolen during a home burglary. The homeowner reported that the burglar damaged several items in the home and entered through a rear window.

2:45 a.m. — West 17th Street and Long Avenue, police found graffiti on the interior and exterior of United Polish Club. Spray paint cans and beer bottles left at the scene were taken as evidence.

4:23 a.m. — 1100 block W. Second St., Franklin Rodrick, 39, arrested and charged with burglary. A woman called police after waking up to find Rodrick kneeling on the floor near her bed, kissing her forehead. Police found Rodrick running down Washington Avenue after the woman pulled out a knife and called police. The woman told police she reported Rodrick had assaulted her earlier in the week, and she believed he was in jail.

4:48 a.m. — 900 block Broadway, police reported that a rock was thrown through a window at Club Copa.

10:48 a.m. — 300 block Broadway, reported damage to windows at Spitzer Hotel.

4:12 p.m. — 100 block W. Erie Ave., a 16-year-old boy was issued a summons for assault after a teacher at Lorain Summit Academy told police she had a possible torn meniscus, sprained knee and a contusion on her ankle after the boy kicked her. She said the boy was lying on a girl in the middle of the classroom, and when she tugged on his pant leg to get him to move, he kicked her twice in the leg. Police said the boy was on probation when the assault allegedly occurred.

10:33 p.m. — 1600 block E. 29th St., a man reported that he was assaulted by his friend and a group of people after his friend accused him of stealing an Xbox 360. The man said he did not want to press charges, but he wanted to assault all of the men who attacked him. Police advised against that course of action but noted that several of the man’s friends and family members arrived on the scene after the assault was reported.

Thursday, March 7

2:58 p.m. — 1300 block Massachusetts Ave., Steve Hamilton Jr., 21, arrested and charged with domestic violence and violation of a restraining order. The mother of Hamilton’s unborn child said Hamilton came to her home, despite a restraining order, and threatened her, damaging a door and punching a hole in the wall. Police said Hamilton had a prior arrest for domestic violence but no prior convictions.

LaGrange police

Friday, March 1

3:58 p.m. — West Main Street, Ryan Hengartner, 21, of Elyria, charged with possessing drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop.

Sunday, March 3

6 p.m. — 200 block Loperwood Lane, custody dispute.

Grafton police

Tuesday, Feb. 26

1:31 p.m. — North Main Street, man advised he was driving behind a vehicle that was weaving all over the road. Officers located the vehicle and the motorist said he was trying to avoid pot holes.

1:37 p.m. — Cleveland Street, a man advised that his neighbor has “junk unlicensed vehicles” and he wanted someone to investigate.

8:09 p.m. — 1000 block Washington Drive, a woman called after her boyfriend’s ex-wife arrived at the residence and began making threats. The woman said she was in fear for her safety.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

9:28 p.m. — 1000 block Sunshine Court, a man took his dog for a walk and noticed an occupied vehicle at the end of the road. He believed the vehicle should not have been there. An officer arrived and learned the occupants were waiting for their friend and they were all leaving on a trip.

Thursday, Feb. 28

5:28 p.m. — 1100 block Hickory St., a woman requested an officer after she and her soon-to-be-ex-husband were in a verbal argument and the father was upsetting their children. It was a child custody issue and the girl did not want to go with her father.

9:28 p.m. — 1000 block Greenwich Ave., a man requested an officer’s help after he locked his keys in the car while carrying his groceries in the house.

Friday, March 1

10:15 p.m. — Willow Park, a parked vehicle with occupants. They were advised of park hours and agreed to leave.

Saturday, March 2

1:11 p.m. — North Main Street, driver called to advise that a motorist was weaving all over the road. He stated he didn’t know if the driver was texting, but the vehicle did go off the side of the road.

Monday, March 4

5:25 p.m. — 1000 block Greenwich Ave., a woman stated there was a van parked in front of her house. When she left her house, it started to go down the street. She asked for extra patrol and told the officers that “she was thinking about that vehicle all day and thought she should call.”

Tuesday, March 5

4:09 a.m. — Sunshine Court, a woman called asking police officers if her soon-to-be-ex-husband was allowed to take her car. She was advised the situation was a civil matter and to contact her attorney.

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