April 21, 2014

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Councilwoman’s son arrested for threatening her

AMHERST — The 17-year-old son of Councilwoman Jennifer Wasilk was arrested Sept. 22 after Wasilk called police and said he was in a rage and threatening her with a knife, a police report said.

The teen was charged with juvenile counts of domestic violence, aggravated menacing and carrying a concealed weapon and was taken to the county detention home.

The case is pending in Lorain County Juvenile Court.

Wasilk, who represents the 4th Ward, told police her son was mad because he wanted $12 to go to the movies with a friend and was told no. However, after hours of nagging, Neil Wasilk agreed to let his son go to the movies if he cut the grass, the report said.

The teen began mowing the front lawn, but before getting through one section of the yard, he stormed back into the house in a rage, the report said. He confronted his parents, yelling obscenities at them.

Wasilk told police when she threatened to call the police, her son pulled out a 4½-inch pocket knife from his back pocket and opened it, pointing it at Wasilk, the report said. The report said he didn’t want to go back to the detention home.

Wasilk said she completed the call to police and her son threw the knife at her.

It didn’t hit her, she told police, and she kicked it out of her son’s view. Her son then tried to leave the house, but Wasilk convinced him to stay until police arrived.

Once police arrived, the teen admitted to being angry, saying he couldn’t control his temper, according to a police report. The officer said the boy told him he wanted to apologize to his parents.

Police confiscated the knife. The report said the teen was arrested in 2006 on a juvenile charge of domestic violence. The results of that case were not available.

Wasilk declined to comment on the case Friday because of her son’s age.

Contact Lisa Roberson at 653-6268 or lroberson@chroniclet.com.