Sunday, April 28
3 p.m. — 300 block Sommer Way, Jodeci Crutcher, 20, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. The mother of Crutcher’s 2-year-old son — whom police said had swelling on her nose and cheeks — said Crutcher argued with her over their son and then shoved her and repeatedly slapped her in the face outside his home. She said he refused to let her have her son, of whom she has custody. She said she drove away and Crutcher followed her so she drove to the Police Department. Crutcher was arrested without incident at his home and the son was turned over to his mother, police said.
6:33 p.m. — 1000 block Melvyn Lane, a resident said she left her home at 5:30 p.m. and when she returned at 6:30 p.m., the back door, which she had locked with a deadbolt, was open. Police said the back window screen was cut and the window was unlocked. The resident said a computer, a television and video games worth a combined $2,200 were stolen.
Monday, April 29
2 a.m. — 100 block Glendale Court, Steven Thacker, 35, 800 block West River Road N., Elyria, Anthony Warnick, 26, 600 block Woodford Ave., Grafton, each charged with trespassing. Police said the men were found in an abandoned home owned by Elyria and nothing in the house appeared to be damaged or missing. The men said they were homeless and were sleeping in the house.
Sunday, April 28
3:20 a.m. — 11300 block Leavitt Road, reported theft of a cell phone and pack of cigarettes from a vehicle parked at Walmart. Police said a security video captured footage of a silver van pulling up to the vehicle and two men jumping out, who later ransacked the vehicle. A description of the men was not provided.
7:43 a.m. — 100 block W. Erie Ave., an 18-year-old woman told police she was assaulted at Gils International Lounge by a woman who was involved with her ex-boyfriend and the father of her child.
8:11 a.m. — 3100 block Fulmer Road, Shaquila Taylor, 24, 600 block Delaware Ave., arrested and charged with driving under the influence and driving under a suspension for operating a vehicle impaired. Police said Taylor struck a rock, fire hydrant and another rock, dragging it through the parking lot of an apartment complex with her vehicle. Police said Taylor, who had a blood-alcohol content of .207, said she didn’t remember hitting the objects, just the rock. Police said Taylor had a prior driving under the influence conviction, and she did not have insurance.
4:35 p.m. — 4300 block Leavitt Road, a woman reported that her phone was stolen from her purse while she was shopping at Walmart. Police said a security video showed the same man taking a phone from a woman’s purse the previous day. The man was driving a dark-colored minivan with two missing front hubcaps.
7:27 p.m. — 1100 block W. 9th St., a woman reported that her tablet, computer speakers and $50 in cash were taken from her purse while she was at a party at her friend’s house. She told police she believed she was drugged, because she began to feel “woozy” and couldn’t remember anything after having a drink that had been left unattended.
Tuesday, April 16
12:11 p.m. — 200 block of Fairfax Road, Lorain County Children Services contacted police about a possible sexual assault. Police are investigating and did not release information.
2:42 p.m. — Liberty Avenue and Elberta Road, a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation, and a small amount of suspected heroin was found in the passenger’s side of the vehicle. The passenger was charged with possession of drugs and an unrelated warrant, no name given.
9:44 p.m. — 1200 block of Sunnyside Road, police issued a man a warning for telecommunications harassment after he allegedly made repeated harassing phone calls to another person. Police said the man was argumentative and felt the officer made the law up and it didn’t really exist. Police told the man if he contacted the victim again, he would be arrested.
Wednesday, April 17
2:24 p.m. — 4700 block of Liberty Ave., Cynthia Redilla cited for criminal trespass. The manager of Dollar General told police Redilla had been banned for the property after shoplifting in December, and she refused to leave. Police escorted Redilla off the property and gave her a ride home.
6:17 p.m. — 5100 block of Devon Drive, police were sent to a reported home burglary and found damage to a door frame, but no items had been taken.
Thursday, April 18
3:07 p.m. — 300 block of Aldrich Road, reported vandalism to vehicles in the driveway.
7:45 p.m. — Claremont Road, police met with a mother and her daughter regarding an assault at Showse Park. Police are investigating.
Friday, April 19
9:28 a.m. — 5700 block of Liberty Ave., reported attempted breaking and entering to Our Secret Garden Cafe.
Saturday, April 20
2:35 p.m. — Vermilion and Highbridge roads, a driver arrested and charged with driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, no name given.
Sunday, April 21
10:49 a.m. — 4800 block of Liberty Ave., reported theft of two dumpsters from the back of a store.
2:29 p.m. — 300 block of Nantucket Place, police determined that a sexual assault had occurred after conducting an interview at the Children’s Advocacy Center. Officers are investigating, and police wouldn’t provide additional information.
Monday, April 22
12:37 p.m. — 400 block of Erie Road, reported theft of aluminum bending break, a coil of aluminum, set of heavy duty saw horses and a pair of aluminum down spouts. The items were taken from a detached garage, police said.
5:32 p.m. — 4500 block of Liberty Ave., a woman reported that someone misused her credit card.
Sunday, April 21
9:06 a.m. — Heritage Plaza, police were sent to the plaza near Kiedrowski’s Bakery for an accident in which a vehicle struck the building. The 82-year-old woman who was driving the vehicle was uninjured, but the vehicle and the building were damaged. The woman told police she was pulling into a parking spot when she accidentally pushed on the gas instead of the brakes. The woman’s son told police he would speak with his mother about whether she should drive due to her health.
Tuesday, April 23
5:21 p.m. — 900 block of N. Lake St., a man reported that his vehicle was stolen after he negotiated a trade for another vehicle. He said the other person involved in the trade drove away with his car with the agreement to return with the vehicle he was trading, but he never returned.