Amherst police reports


• Dec. 12 at 2:55 a.m.: Cameron Young, 25, of Amherst, was charged with assault on a police officer, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct persisting, disorderly conduct by intoxication, and driving under suspension. Nautica Kidd, 21, of Amherst, was charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication. They drew the attention of police who responded to Motel 6 to investigate a fight.

• Dec. 13 at 10:30 p.m.: David Kardos, 44, of Lorain, was served a bench warrant for an alcohol monitor violation on an original drunk driving charge.

• Dec. 14 at 9:18 p.m.: A counterfeit bill was reported at Taco Bell on Rt. 58.

• Dec. 14 at 9:48 p.m.: Sidnee Westbook, 24, of Sandusky, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, driving under suspension, liquor consumption in a motor vehicle, running a red light, and operating outside of marked lanes. She was stopped on North Main Street near Cooper Foster Park Road.

• Dec. 15 at 8:30 a.m.: A 15-year-old Lorain girl was charged with making false alarms. Police said she pulled a fire alarm at Amherst Steele High School.

• Dec. 15 at 9:31 a.m.: A woman and her cocker spaniel were attacked by a greyhound while walking at the Beaver Creek Reservation Metro Park on North Lake Street. They were bleeding when they entered the Amherst police station. Jeffrey Fide, 58, of Lorain, was cited for having a dog at large.

• Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m.: A 16-year-old from Lorain was charged in a theft at Amherst Steele High School.

• Dec. 15 at 4:23 p.m.: A Nicole Drive woman reported an Internet scam to police. She said she received an error message on her computer prompting a phone call to resolve the issue. She provided banking information to a Middle Eastern man over the phone.

• Dec. 15 at 5:35 p.m.: Kristin Ott, 33, of Lorain, was charged with theft following a complaint by Target on Oak Point Road.

• Dec. 16 at 7:30 a.m.: Officers investigated a situation at Amherst Steele High School, where a boy made comments threatening to commit an act of violence. A 14-year-old student from Lorain was charged with inducing panic.

• Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.: Christmas decorations were reported stolen from St. Joseph Church.

• Dec. 16 at 1 p.m.: Two juvenile suspects were investigated in connection to a vandalism complaints at Amherst Steele High School.

• Dec. 16 at 1:22 p.m.: A woman said she was being harassed on Facebook Messenger. Police advised the other party to break off contact.

• Dec. 17 at 3:31 p.m.: Andrew Boyer, 33, of Avon, was served a bench warrant for failure to appear in court on charges of drug paraphernalia and drug abuse instruments.

• Dec. 18 at 9:52 a.m.: Someone damaged several outdoor holiday decorations at the Amherst Historical Society on South Lake Street. Lt. Dan Makruski said strands of lights were cut and several hundred dollars worth of damage was evident. Tire tracks were discovered nearby. He said police have responded to several Christmas decoration vandalism complaints this season.

• Dec. 18 at 12:30 p.m.: A man said items have been stolen from his son’s grave at Crownhill Cemetery.

• Dec. 18 at 6:25 p.m.: A burglary was reported on Westchester Drive.

• Dec. 20 at 1:35 a.m.: Brandon Garner, 22, of Lorain, was charged with driving under suspension, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and open container. John Alston, 20, of Lorain, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Two 16-year-olds were charged with violating curfew.

• Dec. 20 at 2:24 a.m.: Purity Mealing, 29, of North Ridgeville, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear in court.

• Dec. 21 at 7:27 a.m.: Police were dispatched to a report of an unresponsive m an on Brookside Avenue. The man was treated on the scene and taken to Amherst Hospital.

• Dec. 21 at 8:30 a.m.: A boy was reported missing from a Middle Ridge Road home in what police described as “an ongoing problem.”

• Dec. 21 at 11:06 a.m.: A vehicle break-in was reported on Meadowview Lane and several items were noted as missing.

• Dec. 21 at 10:22 p.m.: A crashed vehicle was found at East Street and Elyria Avenue. Drew Fitzgerald, age and city of residence undisclosed by police, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, BAC over .17, and failure to control.

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