POLICE REPORTS


• Sept. 8 at 10:57 p.m.: Michael Guggenbiller, 35, of Amherst, was charged with felonious assault and domestic violence. He allegedly stabbed his brother, 21-year-old Joseph Bender of Amherst, with a large hunting knife, causing a four-inch cut on his head. Bender in turn was charged with assault and domestic violence based on a complaint by another family member.

• Sept. 10 at 8:27 p.m.: Brian Keith, 43, of Wakeman, was charged with telecommunications harassment.

• Sept. 11 at 9:18 a.m.: The Norfolk Southern railroad company was charged with obstructing a railway crossing. A train blocked the Crosse Road crossing for 59 minutes.

• Sept. 11 at 3:45 p.m.: Two 15-year-old Amherst girls were charged with disorderly conduct after a fight at the Amherst Public Library.

• Sept. 11 at 6:08 p.m.: Michael Branham, 63, of Vermilion, was charged with drunk driving on Rt. 58.

• Sept. 12 at 2:24 a.m.: Jeffrey Shaw, 19, of Lorain, was arrested on a felonious assault warrant with no bond.

• Sept. 12 at 4:57 p.m.: Elexus Renner, 20, of Bowling Green, and Kameron Sitgraves, 23, of Toledo, were charged with drug possession and drug paraphernalia. The charges came during a traffic stop on Middle Ridge Road.

• Sept. 12 at 6:58 p.m.: Richard Kobasic of Amherst was arrested on a contempt of court warrant for an original charge of public indecency.

• Sept. 13 at 2:33 a.m.: Maritza Cruz, 35, of Lorain, was charged with drunk driving and weaving on Church Street, Cleveland Avenue, and Rt. 58.

• Sept. 13 at 12:11 a.m.: Police intervened in a harassment complaint involving threatening messages on Facebook.

• Sept. 13 at 8:44 a.m.: The Norfolk Southern railroad company was charged with obstructing a railway crossing. A train blocked the Crosse Road crossing for 24 minutes.

• Sept. 13 at 9:47 a.m.: A man staying at Motel 6 said he had been assaulted.

• Sept. 13 at 11:06 a.m.: A 16-year-old Amherst boy was charged with marijuana possession.

• Sept. 14 at 1:26 p.m.: Jerry Frazier, 59, of Oberlin, was charged with driving under a suspension for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, as well as failing to abide by marked lanes.

• Sept. 14 at 8:56 p.m.: Brytani Fryson, 23, of Lorain, was charged with obstructing official business, furnishing false information, drug paraphernalia, and traffic charges.

• Sept. 14 at 11:02 p.m.: A woman threatening to kill herself on South Lake Street agreed to be seen by a mental health professional and was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center.

• Sept. 15 at 5:05 p.m.: Charles Strazinski, 43, of Lorain, was charged with driving under a suspension for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

• Sept. 16 at 1:52 p.m.: A 17-year-old Amherst girl was charged with possession of marijuana and related paraphernalia. The incident came about as a result of a drug complaint at Steele High School.

• Sept. 16 at 2:49 p.m.: David Janer, 39, of Lorain, and Amy Afifi, 36, of Elyria, were charged with petty theft. Nelson Rivera Jr., 33, of Lorain, was charged with complicity to petty theft. Police stopped the suspects as they fled Target on North Lake Street.

• Sept. 17 at 5:41 p.m.: Shaterris Bowens, 18, of Elyria, was charged with petty theft and criminal tools. The arrest came after police watched security footage from Target on North Lake Street.

• Sept. 18 at 4:01 p.m.: Michael Lawcock, 41, of Amherst, was charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication and disturbing the peace. According to a police report, he showed up at the Steele High School fieldhouse and shouted at coaches.

• Sept. 18 at 11:19 p.m.: Terry Keller, 34, of Norwalk, was charged with drunk driving, weaving, open container, and related traffic violations on Rt. 2.

• Sept. 19 at 1:02 p.m.: Kimberly Laurio, 46, of Lorain, was charged with drunk driving and weaving on North Ridge Road.

• Sept. 19 at 7:55 p.m.: A woman reported a case of identity theft involving a PayPal account set up in her name without her authorization.

• Sept. 20 at 12:25 p.m.: Cameron Young, 25, of Lorain, was charged with driving under suspension, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct by intoxication, excessively loud music, and following too closely.

• Sept. 21 at 5 p.m.: A woman said her son received an unwanted photo via text message from an older man.

• Sept. 22 at 9:37 a.m.: Mathew Hiner, 31, of Amherst, was charged with drug paraphernalia, expired plates, and fictitious plates.

• Sept. 22 at 7:18 p.m.: Kistopher Mills, 25, of Lorain, was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

• Sept. 22 at 7:48 p.m.: Police met with a man who had thoughts about killing himself. The man was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center for evaluation.

• Sept. 24 at 3:08 p.m.: Police responded to a theft complaint at Sweets by Maggie on Rt. 58. Dispatch advised that counterfeit $20 bills had been passed at the store the previous day.

• Sept. 24 at 4:08 p.m.: Vittorio Soto, 24, of Lorain, was charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication and disturbing the peace. The arrest came in response to reports of a man walking around a Cleveland Avenue home and looking in the windows, banging on a garage door, entering the garage, and taking a basketball from inside and playing with it in the driveway. Soto apparently entered several downtown businesses and asked strange questions.

• Sept. 24 at 8 p.m.: Bradly Block, 23, of Amherst, was charged with petty theft from Ziggy’s Pub & Restaurant on Park Avenue.

• Sept. 24 at 11:51 p.m.: Rodney Crum, 53, of Elyria, was charged with drunk driving, weaving, and related traffic offenses on Elyria Avenue.