November 23, 2014


North Ridgeville crime watch: Passerby calls police on boys playing with airsoft gun

Tuesday, Sept. 3


  • 2:58 p.m. — Bainbridge Road, a driver passing by Wilcox Elementary School called 911 after seeing a boy pointing a gun at other juveniles. Police determined the gun was an airsoft gun that closely resembled a semi-automatic handgun, reports said. Two 12-year-old boys were referred to Juvenile Court authorities.
  • 4:41 a.m. — Stoney Ridge and Center Ridge roads, police used stop sticks to try to halt a vehicle pursued earlier in the night by Westlake police. The car was later stopped near Dover Center Road, but the driver, a 23-year-old Missouri man, fled on foot into nearby woods. Police learned the vehicle was stolen from West Virginia and displayed stolen Pennsylvania license plates.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

  • 12:18 a.m. — 6610 Lear-Nagle Road, Nicole E. Pamias, 24, of Elyria, charged with disorderly conduct persisting at the Pine Ridge Trailer Park after she repeatedly cursed and screamed at police who warned her to calm down as they checked out reports of a suspicious vehicle in the area.
  • 11:08 p.m. — 35900 block Mildred St., Richard Jelovich, 49, of Orlando, Fla., charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication and trespassing.

Friday, Sept. 6

  • 12:19 a.m. — 36590 Mills Road, police arrested Aryan Barnes, 29, of North Ridgeville, on charges of possession of drugs and drug abuse instruments following reports of a suspicious male in dark clothing near Avon VFW.

  • kirsten zielinski son has airsoft guns. they play with them all the time. since when is that a crime.. unless he was threatening the other kids.. but hello.. they are airsoft guns. they are meant to be used as toys.. you wear protective eye wear and shot eachother. maybe not politally correct but that is the point of the guns.

  • Spec440

    Unfortunately in this day and age you can’t point guns, real or otherwise, at kids at a school. It’s called inducing panic. If they were in their backyard it probably wouldn’t be a big deal. I am sure you wouldn’t let your kids take their air soft guns to school, correct?

    • kirsten zielinski home, in our neighborhood. lots of the kids on our street have them..

  • bob vincent

    Small town cops make a BIG BUST, I sure am impressed……….go out and find the real criminals.

  • Mike wowk

    Sorry, but you can’t convict someone of inducing panic for doing something that is LEGAL. If the boys were playing as a group then its totally legal. They try this same crap with people open carrying real pistols in a holster walking down the street. Just because someone is afraid of a gun still doesn’t make it illegal. Using the same mentality ….. If im afraid of dogs I cant call the police on somebody legally walking their German Shepherd on a leash because it scares me. You have to be committing a crime with the gun or the dog. Now if the boys were threatening people with the guns thats a different mater