Monday, Jan. 24
- 10:02 p.m. — 100 block N. Main St., a woman reported being bitten by another woman at the Oberlin Inn. Police tried to contact the suspect, who left with a group of friends in a white Chevy four-door vehicle.
Wednesday, Jan. 29
- 10:05 a.m. — 200 block S. Main St., reported vandalism in the men’s bathroom at McDonald’s. Police said it appeared as if someone had written an Islamic message on the toilet paper holder with black marker. The officer entered the message into Google Translate, but it did not provide a translation.
- 4:02 p.m. — 400 block S. Main St., theft of $80 from an employee’s purse at Welcome Nursing Home.
- 4:50 p.m. — 100 block N. Pleasant St., attempted breaking and entering into a vacant home that was for sale. Police said there were several other similar incidents taking place in the city.
Thursday, Jan. 30
- 8:14 p.m. — 300 block S. Main St., the owner of Quick and Delicious Restaurant reported that she had just terminated an employee, who was irate and refusing to leave the store. The employee, Candice Williams, 29, of Elyria, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear on a larceny charge. Police said a debit card belonging to another person was found in Williams’ pocket, but Williams said the card belonged to her niece and that she had permission to use it.
Saturday, Feb. 1
- 6:54 a.m. — 300 block N. Professor St., Brad Mitchell, 33, of South Amherst, arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, refusal, failure to control and a motor vehicle accident resulting in damage to realty. Police were investigating an accident in which a vehicle struck a mailbox, ditch and a fence belonging to Oberlin College. Police said the driver, later identified as Mitchell, was not at the scene of the accident. Police confronted Mitchell at his home, and he said he crashed on black ice, went back to work, got a ride home and was attempting to tow the vehicle. Mitchell admitted to drinking a shot at work but denied drinking anything else and refused to provide a breath sample to police.
- 7:33 p.m. — 100 block W. Lorain St., Oberlin College Safety and Security Office turned in one multi-colored glass pipe containing marijuana residue to police.