Amherst police reports


• Nov. 19 at 3:29 p.m.: Police responded to a drug overdose on Michael Lane. A woman told officers her son had a drug problem and she discovered money missing from her purse. The mother found her son with an empty bottle of sleeping pills. He was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center for treatment.

• Nov. 20, time unreported by police: According to a belated theft complaint, a man stole two vacuum cleaners valued at more than $1,000 from Target the prior day.

• Nov. 21 at 12:58 a.m.: Jonathan Swiers, 26, of South Amherst, was charged with driving with no headlights, drug possession, and drug paraphernalia.

• Nov. 21 at 1:52 a.m.: An officer was flagged down by a man who said his debit card was stolen from his vehicle while parked at Motel 6. He reported three transactions using his card at Speedway.

• Nov. 21 at 2:45 a.m.: A domestic dispute was reported at Speedway on Rt. 58. A man and woman were separated for the night.

• Nov. 21 at 4:51 p.m.: A shopping cart full of items was stolen from Dollar General on Cooper Foster Park Road. A suspect fled to a waiting white Pontiac, which drove off to the west.

• Nov. 21, time unreported by police: A possible counterfeit bill was investigated at Marco’s Pizza on Rt. 58.

• Nov. 21 at 10:39 p.m.: A Pontiac Sunfire allegedly struck a telephone pole near the intersection of West Martin Avenue and North Main Street, then sped off. Cory Ward, 25, of Amherst, was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence, leaving the scene of a crash, failure to control, driving in marked lanes, and no headlights.

• Nov. 22 at 1:25 a.m.: Erik Penn, 32, of Lorain, was arrested at Motel 6 on a warrant for cruelty to wife through the Cleveland police department.

• Nov. 22 at 9:12 p.m.: Nico Walker, 18, of Lorain, was charged with failure to stop before entering the roadway or at sidewalks, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said he quickly drove through parking lots of Taco Bell, Denny’s, and Marathon “without due regard.”

• Nov. 23 at 2:50 a.m.: Mark Robinson, 41, of Lorain, was charged with trafficking marijuana, possession of marijuana, criminal tools, drug paraphernalia, and traffic infractions. Amie Robison, 34, of Parma, was charged with trafficking of marijuana, possession of marijuana, criminal tools, possession of cocaine, wrongful entrustment, and drug paraphernalia.

• Nov. 25 at 3:30 p.m.: Jerry Ward, 57, of Lorain, was served a bench warrant for failure to appear in court on original charges of criminal damaging, criminal trespass, and disorderly conduct by intoxication.

• Nov. 25 at 6:56 p.m.: Police spotted a Honda dragging a piece of its bumper and with no registration sticker. When stopped, the driver, Kimberly Hoskins, 54, of Elyria, fled on foot. She was charged with obstructing official business, failure to comply with a lawful order, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, driving under suspension, marked lanes, reckless operation, failure to display plates, failure to stop at a stop sign, open container, no headlights, not using turn signals, and operating an unsafe vehicle. She was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.

• Nov. 26 at 2:54 a.m.: Officers responded to a disturbance at Blue Sky Restaurant on Rt. 58. While there, officers were notified of a second disturbance. Matthew Vimpeny, 30, of Lorain, was charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication.

• Nov. 27 at 4:36 p.m.: Larry Beal, 60, of Elyria, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, BAC over .170, and weaving. He allegedly struck a vehicle in the parking lot of The Junction on Milan Avenue.

• Nov. 28 at 11:14 a.m.: A theft of $13.98 in items was reported at Cheap Tobacco on Cooper Foster Park Road.

• Nov. 28 at 4:20 p.m.: Bryor Jacobs, 21, of Lorain, was charged with disorderly conduct. Police said they watched as he jumped out of a car on Milan Avenue, chase down another driver, and yell and curse at her, “acting in a violent and turbulent manner.”

• Nov. 30, time unreported by police: A Weaver Drive woman told police someone opened several credit card accounts in her name.

• Nov. 30 at 5:21 p.m.: Donald Brenner, 21, of Lorain, was charged with theft. A manager told police that Brenner had admitted to cancelling orders and putting the money in his pocket.

• Dec. 1, time and location unreported by police: A boy “caused serious public alarm” by talking about an impending explosion. Other children came forward to report the boy’s statements, which he said were intended as a joke. There were no charges.

• Dec. 1 at 5:48 p.m.: A dirt bike was reported stolen from Coopers Run.

• Dec. 1 at 10:54 p.m.: Police responded to a reported domestic dispute on South Main Street.

• Dec. 2 at 1:29 a.m.: John Bires, 48, of Elyria, was arrested on a warrant for contempt of court.

• Dec. 2 at 8:54 a.m.: Punctured vehicle tires were reported at Albright Terrace Apartments.

• Dec. 2 at 4:59 p.m.: Officers responded to a “homicidal juvenile” on Middle Ridge Road. The child was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center for evaluation.

• Dec. 2 at 6:05 p.m.: Police responded to a report of an 18-year-old man with suicidal thoughts who had left his house on foot. He was found and taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.

• Dec. 3 at 9:30 a.m.: A boy was found in possession of a razor blade-type knife. He turned over the weapon voluntarily and without incident. There were no charges. A police report did not disclose where the incident happened, though it was signed by Ptl. Eric Layfield, who is assigned to the Amherst Schools.

• Dec. 4, time unreported by police: Angela Glorioso, 33, of Amherst, was charged with theft after a complaint by Target.

• Dec. 4, time unreported by police: A 14-year-old girl allegedly assaulted her eight-year-old cousin on Middle Ridge Road. The girl was charged with domestic violence and unruliness.

• Dec. 5 at 12:44 p.m.: A vehicle was damaged and police believe it was in retaliation for statements on social media. A police report did not disclose where this incident happened.

• Dec. 5, time unreported by police: A Plaza Drive woman said she and her husband sent a substantial amount of money to people they believed worked for Publisher’s Clearinghouse. They were told they won a large cash prize and a new car and Publisher’s Clearinghouse needed several payments before the prizes could be delivered. The woman was advised this is a fairly common scam.

• Dec. 5 at 9:06 p.m.: A woman said her car was damaged while parked on Alexander Avenue.