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Police log for March 20, 2013


Elyria police

Monday, March 18

12:12 p.m. — 300 block East Ave., a man reported that his wallet was missing after a night of drinking. He said he woke up in bed with no pants on, and he could not remember how many people or who had been over to his house.

12:56 p.m. — 100 block West Ave., reported theft of an iPhone 5 from Sidelines Bar. The phone’s owner said she tracked the phone to TLC Bar on Clark Street where the phone was shut off.

2:50 p.m. — 200 block N. Abbe Road, Apples, Donald Bowles, 38, arrested and charged with theft, obstructing official business, possession of drugs, three contempt of court bench warrants through Elyria Municipal Court and a warrant through the Lorain Police Department. Police said Bowles was stopped after concealing seven steaks in his jacket and attempting to steal them. Police said Bowles provided an officer with his brother’s name, and he had a bottle of alprazolam pills that he could not prove were prescribed to him.

5 p.m. — 4500 block Midway Mall, Margaret Wilkins, 59, 400 block Southwood Drive, arrested and charged with theft at JC Penney. An employee said Wilkins concealed several items, but she dumped the items out of her purse and pocket and tried to leave the store. The employee said Wilkins left the store with a candy bar up her sleeve. Police said Wilkins was irate and emotional when officers arrived, and she threw the candy bar across the room. Police said Wilkins had been arrested for shoplifting at JC Penney in 2012, when it was found that she stole the same kind of candy bar. Wilkins later came to the police station and said that the loss prevention officer had stolen a ring from her, but police told her to look for the ring at her home and vehicle first.

8:34 p.m. — 400 block East Ave., Brittany Jones, 22, 100 block Brunswick Drive, arrested and charged with obstructing official business and complicity to intimidating a witness. Daniel Oquendo, 23, 200 block Washington Ave., arrested and charged with aggravated menacing and intimidation of a witness. Police said Oquendo threw a King Cobra beer bottle at a 16-year-old boy near the Salvation Army. Police later stopped the vehicle Jones was driving and found several bottles of King Cobra in the back seat, a toddler in a car seat and a toy pistol in the vehicle. Jones told police they had thrown a bottle at the 16-year-old because he was throwing rocks at their car, and the boy had broken into several of her friend’s houses.

9:10 p.m. — 200 block Fourth St., a man told police he was pistol-whipped by two men, one of whom he said he drove to McDonald’s earlier in the day, and he said the men had broken into his apartment. Police said the man’s girlfriend, who was in the apartment during the incident, had left, and the man told police nothing was taken from the apartment. Police found a broken window and a BB gun near the window, and blood was smeared on a wall.

Lorain police

Friday, March 15

10:51 p.m. — 300 block W. Ninth St., Breanna Rojas, 20, same address, arrested and charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, disorderly conduct intoxicated, disorderly conduct persisting and underage consumption of alcohol. Police were sent to a fight involving 30 people. Police said Rojas was the only person yelling when officers arrived, and a resident of the home said Rojas was not welcome and would not leave. Police arrested Rojas after she refused to leave, and police said she struggled with officers, kicking two.

Sunday, March 17

11:50 p.m. — 3400 block Elyria Ave., Robin Hitchens, 58, 3700 block Clifton Ave., arrested and charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest and issued a citation for driving under suspension, seat belt and stop sign violation. Police stopped Hitchens for a traffic violation and said Hitchens abruptly pulled into a driveway and ran from police. Hitchens told police he ran because he had a suspended license.

Monday, March 18

12:51 a.m. — 1700 block E. 33rd St., David Gramlin, Jr., 45, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence, using weapons while intoxicated and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. Gramlin’s girlfriend said Gramlin returned home intoxicated and carrying a gun. The woman said she was afraid for the safety of her and of her two children because she and Gramlin had been in an argument earlier, and Gramlin believed she was dating another man. Police arrested Gramlin, who was sitting in his vehicle in front of his house with the gun.

1:18 a.m. — East 28th Street and Fulton Road, George Williams, 50, Elyria, arrested and charged with operating a vehicle impaired, driving under suspension and speeding. Police stopped Williams and said he showed signs of intoxication and his license was suspended. Police said Williams had a blood-alcohol content of 0.162.

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