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Police log for April 11, 2013


Elyria police

Monday, April 8

10:49 a.m. — 6700 block Midway Mall, a manager at Red Lobster reported receiving several harassing phone calls from a bill collector who was trying to reach an employee. The manager said the bill collector called the restaurant 22 times and swore at him.

12:13 p.m. — 500 block Wood St., a woman reported that someone broke the window of her rental property with an unknown object, but the building did not appear to be entered.

3:21 p.m. — 100 block West Ave., a woman reported that her vehicle had been stolen from East Avenue. She told police she left her keys in the ignition, but she did not say whether the car was unlocked. The Detroit Police Department later called to say the vehicle was recovered, and Lionel Sanders Jr., of Oberlin, was in custody.

Lorain police

Saturday, April 6

1:36 p.m. — 400 block Cooper Foster Park Road, Tracy Sampson, 22, Cleveland, issued a summons for criminal trespass and solicitation. A neighbor said Sampson entered a garage next door after knocking to see that no one was home. Sampson told police he works for Valiant Marketing Services and he conducts market research for natural gas and electric suppliers by going door to door asking what people pay for their energy services. Sampson, whom police said had a permit to solicit in North Ridgeville, told police he believed he was in North Ridgeville before changing his story to say that he knew he was in Lorain.

8:07 p.m. — West 21st Street at Broadway, Johnny Cargill, 60, 1300 block Hillsdale Ave., arrested and charged with driving under the influence and assured clear distance. Police said Cargill struck another driver at the red light, and Cargill had a blood-alcohol content of 0.195. Cargill only admitted to drinking one beer prior to driving.

8:30 p.m. — 1900 block Garden Ave., Toby Matheney, 29, 1800 block Garden Ave., arrested and charged with menacing and criminal damage. Matheney’s neighbor, who police said has an ongoing feud with Matheney, told police Matheney threw a brick through his window, shattering the glass on the couch where his children were sitting. Matheney denied throwing the brick but admitted to “flipping off” the man earlier in the day.

11:49 p.m. — 1900 block W. 28th St., Charles Rodriguez Jr., 36, 700 block E Street, arrested and charged with disorderly conduct persisting and disorderly conduct intoxicated. Police said Rodriguez was passed out in the hallway of an apartment complex he did not live in, and he refused to leave.

Sunday, April 7

12:34 a.m. — 3100 block Denver Ave., a man who was staying at his friend’s house woke up to the dog barking and people scattered outside the home. He overheard one of the people say that he or she thought the home was vacant. Police said some items were taken during the burglary.

1:18 a.m. — 1100 block W. 21st St., a woman woke to find an 18- to 25-year-old light-skinned black man with short hair in her living room. The man ran outside and got into what looked like a blue SUV. The woman left her door unlocked, and her purse was taken during the incident.

2:58 a.m. — 2600 block Packard Drive, a man reported his window was broken with a large piece of asphalt. He didn’t know who broke the window, but he saw a silver Ford Taurus with tinted windows circling the area earlier that evening.

3:39 a.m. — 100 block W. Fourth St., Eric McCartney, 35, 3900 block W. Erie Ave., arrested and charged with disorderly conduct intoxicated and disorderly conduct persisting. Police said McCartney was intoxicated and laying on the sidewalk. He could not provide his name or address to police at the time.

Monday, April 8

6:43 p.m. — 2500 block Leavitt Road, Jermain Hughes, 29, 2300 block Leavitt Road, arrested and charged with theft, criminal trespass and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police said Hughes stole several items from Dollar General while he was with his 2-year-old daughter. Hughes told police he only took the items to “take care of his kids.” Police said the items taken were men’s wallets, hair products and car products.

9:14 p.m. — 1000 block W. 22nd St., a woman returned home to find that her house had been burglarized. A neighbor called police after the burglary to report that he saw two people running from the back of the home after he heard glass breaking. The neighbor did not provide his information, because he said his house and another neighbor’s home had been recently burglarized.

9:52 p.m. — 200 block Waverly Place, a woman said she was startled by two men, who were in her garage going through boxes. The men returned later and were standing in front of her home, but they ran off when they saw her.

Tuesday, April 9

9:33 p.m. — West 23rd Street west of Hamilton Avenue, Devin Sturgill, 19, 1300 block W. 44th St., arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension and stop sign violation. Sturgill was stopped for a traffic violation, and police said cocaine and pills were found in the vehicle.

10:40 p.m. — 2000 block Broadway, theft of a purse from an unlocked vehicle.

11:18 p.m. — West 17th Street and Reid Avenue, Jovonne Washington, 30, 600 block W. 14th St., issued a summons for prostitution. Travis Cardinal, 32, Sheffield Lake, cited for solicitation and tinted windows prohibited. Police said Washington performed sexual acts for $15. Cardinal, who was stopped in a vehicle with Washington, told police he was only giving her a ride home, but police later overheard the man say “that he only asked Washington for oral and that he paid her $15 in exchange.” Police said Washington has been convicted in the past of similar charges, but Washington said that she had “been clean” and was trying to find a job. Washington had $15 in her bra, according to police.

North Ridgeville police

Monday, April 1

10:52 a.m. — A resident came to the police station to report the theft of a nail gun, chainsaw, golf clubs and skis and ski poles from his open garage. The items were valued at $4,700.

Tuesday, April 2

4:25 p.m. — 32121 Lorain Road, personnel of the new Lorain County Community College University Center Ridge Campus reported the theft of $1,480 in GPS units and a cell phone from a classroom.

Friday, April 5

1:03 p.m. — Cross Street and Cornell Avenue, Charles Akers Construction reported damage to a back hoe and front-end loader.

Saturday, April 6

3:13 a.m. — Lorain and Lear-Nagle roads, Danielle M. Jones, 23, of Elyria, charged with operating a vehicle intoxicated, driving under suspension and marked lanes during a traffic stop at the McDonald’s restaurant.

3:23 p.m. — 5400 block of Pleasant Ave., police responded to reports of a man assaulting family members inside his home. When police arrived, the male tried to prevent them from entering. A woman, Corrine Donofrio, 33, was charged with domestic violence, assault and resisting arrest.

10:42 p.m. — 6100 block of Rosebelle Ave., Raymond Wolf, 43, of North Ridgeville, charged with domestic violence and assault.

Sunday, April 7

7:33 a.m. — 37800 Franklin Drive, personnel of the Waterbury Recreational Center reported vandals entered the facility through an unlocked door and knocked over several items, opened packages of condiments and rolls of toilet paper, and threw them on the floor.

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