2:22 a.m. Aug. 2 — Meister Road and Oberlin Avenue, Bobby Adkins, 45, 2400 block Lexington Ave., arrested and charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication, disorderly conduct by fighting, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Michael Poyle, 22, 1800 block W. 30th St., cited for disorderly conduct by fighting. Police said they saw Adkins and Poyle fighting and Adkins was the aggressor. They said Adkins was drunk and refused to stop screaming profanities. They said they found a small amount of marijuana on Adkins, which they said he admitted to carrying.
Friday, Aug. 1
- 12:54 p.m. — 2000 block E. 29th St., Christopher Atkinson, 26, 600 block E. 34th St., charged with domestic violence, but not arrested. A woman who has a young son with Atkinson said they argued when Atkinson refused to watch the son while she began work at her new job. She said Atkinson pushed her and then backhanded her in the face, injuring her lip. Police said they photographed the injury. They said no one answered when they knocked on the door to Atkinson’s home.
- 2:07 p.m. — 2300 block E. 37th St., a resident said she was sleeping when her sister woke her to say there was a man in her yard. The resident said the man ran when she opened the door to the yard. She described the man as Latino wearing a red shirt and black pants. She said she believes the man was trying to steal a mini-bike in the yard.
- 4:27 p.m. — 3600 block Morningside Way, an apartment building maintenance man said he spotted a groundhog that appeared to be confused and sick and kept circling the shrubs and yard. Police Officer Jeff Jackson said he fatally shot the groundhog with his shotgun to put it out of its misery.
Saturday, Aug. 2
- 4 p.m. — 1700 block N. Urban Circle, a man said he was assaulted by a man he had asked to not have further contact with his daughter. The complainant said the man called him a racist name and an ape before attacking him. Police said the suspect was gone when they arrived and they advised the complainant to contact the prosecutor’s office.
Sunday, Aug. 3
- 11:44 a.m. — 1300 block King Ave., a neighbor said he found a sick skunk that could barely move. Police Officer Robert Gnagy said he fatally shot the skunk with his pistol to put it out of its misery.
Monday, Aug. 4
- 3 p.m. — Lorain Police Department, 100 W. Erie Ave., a woman said she left her purse on a table to use the bathroom at Club Our Space, 2831 Apple Ave., about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, and when she returned it was gone. The purse contained her driver’s license and Social Security card.
Tuesday, Aug. 5
- 8:19 a.m. — 1500 block W. 21st. St., a resident said someone burglarized his shed overnight, stealing riding and push lawn mowers. He said someone broke the padlock on his fence and shed to gain entry.