At 10:28 p.m. Tuesday, dispatch received numerous reports from callers who had reported gun shots coming from the home. One person believed that the residents were shooting at their dogs in the backyard.
Police said they have been called to the address 17 times this year for a variety of incidents, including assaults, drugs, theft and alleged robbery complaints.
Four people came out of the house when deputies arrived with their guns drawn, and all four denied shooting or making noise that would have simulated the firing of a gun, according to a report.
Deputies checked the inside of the home, but they were unable to find any shell casings. The homeowner, who wasn’t at the house, did not answer her telephone.
Dylan O’Connor, 20, was arrested on a probation violation through Huron County Sheriff’s Office during the investigation.
After a search of the home, police forwarded a report to the Lorain County General Health District, Amherst Township Trustees and the Lorain County Humane Society after finding alleged unsanitary conditions in the home.
Police said the home smelled of ammonia, and a resident admitted that there had been more than 20 cats living inside the home at one point.
Police said the homeowner was contacted last month regarding the home’s condition, and she received a commercial Dumpster to empty some of the items inside the house, but police said that the Dumpster was sitting in the driveway and didn’t appear to have been used.