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Oberlin crime watch: Police say man stole TV from Wal-Mart


Oberlin police

Tuesday, Sept. 3

  • 8 p.m. — 46400 block U.S. Route 20, a Wal-Mart Asset Protection Associate reported a theft of a flat screen television by a man driving a black SUV. Police ran the license plate number, which came back to a suspect and her boyfriend who had been arrested for shoplifting from Wal-Mart last year. Police said it appeared as if the male suspect acted alone in this theft.
  • 9:13 a.m. — 100 block Berger Court, reported attempted burglary to a home with no entry made.

Monday, Aug. 26

  • 7:15 a.m. — 100 block S. Professor St., reported breaking and entering at Talcott Hall. Police said it appeared as if someone had pried a window screen open and climbed into the window.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

  • 9:05 p.m. — 100 block S. Main St., a man flagged down police, telling an officer that his vehicle was missing from where he parked it in front of Subway, 18 S. Main St. The man said he was watching the preseason Cleveland Brown’s game at Aladdin’s Eatery before noticing the car was gone. The man said he left his keys inside the unlocked vehicle. The vehicle was described as a white 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier with an Ohio Wesleyan University sticker on the rear window.

Thursday, Aug. 29

  • 4:53 p.m. — 100 block Shipherd Circle, a woman told police that fraudulent purchases were made to her account at a Wal-Mart in Texas, although she still had her debit card. Police are investigating.

Friday, Aug. 30

  • 6:17 p.m. — 300 block S. Professor St., reported theft of a license plate from a vehicle. The registration on the vehicle is “MEALY” and the license plate had an Oberlin College logo on the left side as well as “Oberlin” on the bottom middle in place of the county name.

Saturday, Aug. 31

  • 12:37 p.m. — 100 block S. Main St., Jacob Ritter, 22, issued a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said Ritter was in possession of a plastic bottle, glass pipe, metal pipe and a container that once contained the synthetic marijuana spice. Ritter was involved in a traffic accident, and police said he acted suspiciously after he was released from the scene, leading to an investigation.

Sunday, Sept. 1 

  • 6:07 p.m. — 400 block S. Pleasant St., a woman told police her boyfriend held a hot iron close to her face and punched a hole in the wall during a verbal argument. The case was forwarded to the prosecutor for consideration of domestic violence charges.

Monday, Sept. 2

  • 11:08 a.m. — 100 block E. Lorain St., a man found his vehicle’s window shattered and a long scratch on the left and right sides of the vehicle. He told police he has no enemies, and nothing was taken from the vehicle.
  • 9:50 p.m. — 100 block Maple St., a 15-year-old was taken to the Lorain County Detention Home for allegedly punching his father after an argument with his mother. The boy told police he was defending himself during the altercation, but his father and mother said the boy struck his father first.

Saturday, Sept. 7

  • 7:47 p.m. — 100 block W. Lorain St., Oberlin College Safety and Security Office turned over a “Sharp Stone” grinder to police that contained suspected marijuana residue. The item was entered into evidence.

  • Joe Smith

    Can you feel the love?

  • Carrie Watson

    I’m so glad I’m not a police officer. I have a lot of respect for them, because I couldn’t see this kind of stuff day in and day out and still have a whole lot of faith in people.

  • Mike wowk

    I thought Oberlin was nothing but rainbows and unicorns and 100% crime free?

  • Pablo Jones

    Is Wal-Mart a gun free zone?

    • Mike wowk

      Nope, WM generally has no issues with guns. None posted that I have ever seen. Of course no reason to pull out a gun on somebody shop lifting with a grab and go theft. Come in waving a gun to rob the checkout person while im in line and its game on tho…