September 19, 2014

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BLOTTER: March 31, 3012


Lorain police

Sunday, March 25
3:34 a.m. — 4600 block Camden Ave., Melanie M. Holmes, 24, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence and violating a temporary protection order. Holmes’ boyfriend said she struck him in the face and head three or four times during an argument. Police said the boyfriend’s face was bleeding on the right side above his eye. Holmes said she did not hit her boyfriend and his face looks like that when he drinks. The boyfriend later reported that Holmes called and threatened him from jail.

Thursday, March 29
12:57 p.m. — 1100 block Tower Blvd., Kendric D. Shadwick, 18, arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
9:49 p.m. — 1800 block G St., Brian A. White, 24, 100 block Sheriff St., Elyria, and Mikail A. Rodriguez, 20, 2600 block 19th St., Cleveland, arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said a bag containing a green leafy substance was found in Rodriguez’s pants pocket and in the front passenger seat of the vehicle in which White had been sitting. White said the bag did not belong to him.
10:59 p.m. — 6000 block S. Broadway, Daniel M. Simonovich Jr., 37, 2900 block Riverview Lane, arrested and charged with breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools. Police said Simonovich was found outside of a business placing items that belonged to the store in his vehicle. Simonovich said he cleans the parking lot for the store. Police said they found two wooden windmills in the back of Simonovich’s vehicle used for a decorative lawn display that were like those on display at the store. Simonovich admitted he stole the lawn ornaments. The value of both ornaments was $130.
5 p.m. — 1900 block W. 22nd St., a man reported that he was riding his bike home from work when he heard glass shattering and several males and females running from a residence. Police said the home had a shattered window on the east side of the residence. The home was for sale and had been vacant.
5:21 p.m. — 4000 block Gary Ave., a woman reported that she returned home to find a post to her chain-link fence knocked out of place as was the top bar to which the fence was attached. Police said tracks from an SUV or pickup were found by the fence.
7:53 p.m. — 900 block Oberlin Ave., a man reported that he returned home to his apartment and noticed the front door had been kicked in. Police said it appeared as if a large item was used to smash the door because the door frame was askew. Police said several items were stolen, including a TV, Xbox 360, video games and clothing.

Friday, March 30
4:05 a.m. — 400 block W. Fourth St., a newspaper carrier reported that the front door of a business had been shattered. Police said a large cement block was discovered on the floor. Police said surveillance video footage showed a suspect, who was wearing gloves and a mask over his face, smashing the door with a cement block and taking several wireless phones from a display case.
10:40 p.m. — Homewood Drive and Grove Avenue, a man reported that while walking near the intersection of Norfolk Avenue and Riverside Drive, he was knocked to the ground by three males who punched and kicked him in the face. Police said the man could not describe the suspects and did not know why they would attack him. Police said the man was transported to Mercy Hospital for his injuries. A witness told police that she picked up the man, who told her not to call police, but she called police because of the severity of his injuries.

Elyria police

Wednesday, March 28
1:15 p.m. — 800 block Oak St., a man said a residence he owned was broken into and copper pipes had been taken. Police said several drywall panels had been pulled away to get to the copper pipes. The man said there was $5,000 in damage to the residence as the living room carpet was soaked with water.
2:53 p.m. — 600 block Sanford Ave., a man stated he arrived home to see items in his living room had been knocked over. Police said the rear laundry room door appeared to be kicked in, and the door jamb was damaged, although the deadbolt was still locked. Police said dresser drawers were dumped on the floor, cabinets were emptied and shelving units were knocked over. Police said the only two items observed to be missing were two wallets containing about $230.
4:15 p.m. — 200 block Hayes Ave., a woman reported that a home of which she is an estate executor had been broken into. She said the garage door’s padlock had been forced open, and several items had been missing.
5:34 p.m. — 1000 block E. Broad St., a man reported that he left his Nissan Pathfinder in the parking lot of a convenience store when he went in the store to buy lottery tickets. He said he left the keys in the car, and when he returned, the car was gone. He said his checkbook, cell phone, wallet and credit cards were in the vehicle.
10:36 p.m. — 1500 block West River Road, a man reported that the rear passenger window of his car window had been broken, but his laptop and cell phone, which were in the backseat of his car, were still in the vehicle.

Thursday, March 29
9:14 a.m. — 800 block Walnut St., a woman reported that someone had struck the door handle to her main door. Police said the handle had a large dent and was loose.
9:45 a.m. — 300 block East Ave., Brian Warsheskie, 32, same address, arrested and charged with receiving stolen property and obstructing official business. Police said that while patrolling the area, they noticed a car reported as stolen through the Cleveland Police Department. Police said Warsheskie entered the driver’s side door and sat in the driver’s seat. Warsheskie said his vehicle had been towed for expired plates in Cleveland, and when picking up his vehicle at the tow yard, he took a temporary tag that was lying on the ground and placed it on his own car. Police said the stolen plate was torn above both screw holes, as if it had been directly pulled from a vehicle.
11:45 a.m. — Broad and Cedar streets, David Partin, 19, 100 block Frank Court, arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle and a red-light violation. Police said Partin was circling an area known for drug deals and later drove through a red light. Police said a loaded pistol was found in back of the front passenger seat. Partin said the pistol belonged to his brother. Police said neither Partin, nor his brother, had a concealed weapons permit.
3:43 p.m. —1500 block South Abbe Road, a woman reported that her house had been burglarized. Police said the kitchen had been ransacked, as well as each bedroom, the bathroom and the living room. Police said a screen from a garage window had been cut and removed and a black air soft pistol, not belonging to the homeowners, was found. The woman could not say how much was taken because of the extent of the damages.
10:58 p.m. — 700 block Case Ave., a woman reported that someone had shot at her front living room window with a BB gun. She said the BB had broke the outside pane of glass but did not penetrate the interior.
11:15 p.m. — Middle Avenue and 15th Street, Taalib Aabdul-Muntaqim, 40, 3100 block Victory Ave., arrested and charged with drug trafficking and issued a citation for driving under suspension. Police said Aabdul-Muntaqim was driving with a suspended license and had two sandwich bags of marijuana in his pocket and a wad of paper containing a marijuana nugget. Police said they also seized $711.81 in cash from Aabdul-Muntaqim’s pockets and 1 pound, 10 oz. of marijuana that was found in the vehicle.