5:28 a.m. – 100 block Princeton Ave., Jeffrey Carson, 29, and Ross Stahl, 26, both of Elyria, are charged with breaking and entering after police reports said officers found one of the men leaving a condemned house and the other hiding in garbage in side a garage.
9:01 a.m. – 1900 block Gulf Road, a 50-year-old driver of a city sanitation department truck struck the side of a parked pickup truck with the hydraulic arm of an automated trash pick-up machine.
3 p.m. – Midway Mall Boulevard, Catherine Cannon, 50, of Lorain charged with theft after security personnel at the J.C. Penney store detained the woman as she left the store without paying for handbags, sweaters, hoodies, and a leather jacket valued at nearly $300, police said.
3:30 p.m. – 1000 Chestnut Commons Drive, Brandie Odell, 21, of Lorain, charged with theft after police said she admitted taking $210 from a cash register of the Walmart Supercenter over the course of a week. Police said the woman agreed to re-pay the money, but reports said she was to be dismissed from her job.
4:30 p.m. – 4900 Midway Mall, Leo T. Tillman, 41, charged with theft after he allegedly took a number of socket sets valued at approximately $120 from the Sears store. A female accomplice jumped into a waiting vehicle and fled.
Thursday, Oct. 4
11:28 p.m. – 4800 block Briarwood Drive, a woman told police she pulled into a driveway to avoid being struck by the driver of an oncoming pick-up truck that went through a tree lawn, struck a mailbox and sped off.
Friday, Oct. 5
3:24 p.m. – 3520 Grove Ave., a Lorain National Guard Armory reservist told police he exited the armory and saw a man attempting to enter a Ford Explorer in the parking lot. The reservist yelled at the man, who ran off. The man checked his own vehicle and discovered a Kevlar helmet missing.
3:32 p.m. – 4380 Leavitt Road, Debra A. Smith, 47, of Lorain charged with theft for taking DVDs and make-up valued at $136 from the Wal-Mart store, police said.
Saturday, Oct. 6
3:06 a.m. – 5700 block West Erie Ave., a man reported all of the tires on his vehicle were flattened.