Friday, Oct. 12
2:15 a.m. — 300 block Louisiana Ave., woman said her boyfriend began choking her after becoming angry over messages he found on her phone between her and her child’s father.
7:42 a.m. — Cherry Ridge Golf Course, 1211 N West River Road N., employee said someone broke front window and stole about $300 from cash registers.
7:47 a.m. — 900 Valley Blvd., resident said vehicle in driveway and one in garage ransacked.
8:36 a.m. — 800 block Wilder Ave., resident said car and pickup truck parked in driveway ransacked over night.
10:44 a.m. — Police Department, 18 West St., man whom police said was on crutches, said he was at Chris’s Place after midnight when he was confronted by his ex-brother-in-law and another man. The other man struck him seven or eight times in the back of the head and then choked him and continued to punch him while he was on the ground.
11:43 a.m. — 200 block 13th St., Anthony L. Davis, same address, 32, arrested and charged with domestic violence and criminal damaging. The grandmother of two of Davis’ children said he threatened to, “smash he (expletive) face in” after she criticized how he was rearing the children. She said he then smashed a window before leaving with the two children.
4:11 p.m. — Elyria Baptist Church, 276 Washington Ave., church member said someone broke north side door window overnight.
6:26 p.m. — 400 block Sixth St., resident said apartment was burglarized with entry through front door which has a broken deadbolt lock. A watch, phone, silverware and wine with a total value of $720 stolen.
5:15 p.m. — 100 block Highland Park Drive, Don Phares, 69, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Phares’ wife said he became enraged when he came home and found her making french fries because he hates the smell of oil frying. The wife, whom police said had redness on her chin and a bruise on her right arm, said Phares grabbed her by the chin and tried to choke her and then struck her in the face knocking her to the floor. She said she threw cleaning solvent in Phares’ face to get him to stop. Phares said he had a seizure and doesn’t remember the incident.
10:17 p.m. — 400 block East Ave., 17-year-old woman said the 19-year-old father of her child slammed her head against the wall when she went to visit him with their child. Police said the woman had no visible marks on her, but complained of a severe headache. The man fled before police arrived.