Amherst police reports: Burglaries, drug charges on uptick


• March 9 at 3:45 a.m.: Matthew Lawler, 25, of Elyria, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

• March 11 at 8:22 a.m.: Oronde Holt, 23, of Lorain, was charged with obstructing official business and disturbing the peace. Police said he provided a false name and birth date during an investigation into a reported fight.

• March 11 at 8:51 p.m.: A woman reported her vehicle had been egged in the area of South Lake Street near Rivers Edge Drive.

• March 12 at 1:13 p.m.: Tanya Bailey, 39, of Amherst, was arrested on a warrant through the Norwalk police department on an original charge of theft.

• March 14 at 5:04 p.m.: A complainant said their personal information was used to open a fraudulent Verizon Wireless account.

• March 15 at 9:10 a.m.: During a traffic stop, a missing 16-year-old Elyria boy was found.

• March 15 at 12:35 p.m.: An uncharged suspect reportedly wrote five bad checks.

• March 16 at 12:55 p.m.: A 66-year-old man diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease was reported missing. He was later found at Catholic Charities in Lorain.

• March 17 at 2:55 a.m.: James Malloy, 24, of Amherst, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

• March 17 at 9:14 a.m.: Joshua Flynn, 20, of Lorain, was arrested on a warrant through the Elyria police department on original charges of forgery and obstructing official business.

• March 18, time undisclosed by police: A woman reported her cell phone and wallet were stolen from a vehicle in downtown Amherst the prior day.

• March 18 at 10:36 p.m.: Residents on Terra Lane reported a man tried to gain access to their home. They described a man of 5 feet 7 inches, dressed all in dark clothing, who tried to enter their back door.

• March 19 at 1:51 p.m.: Charles Smith, 19, of Amherst, was arrested on a warrant through the North Olmsted police department on an original charge of theft.

• March 19 at 3:12 p.m.: A burglary was reported on South Lake Street.

• March 19 at 11:13 p.m.: During an argument between friends, property at the Amherst Eagles on Milan Avenue was damaged. One of the people involved in the argument also injured his hand.

• March 20 at 2:33 a.m.: Stephanie Molnar, 25, of Amherst, was charged with disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct by intoxication. Police encountered her while investigating a suspicious vehicle complaint at the Amherst Lumber Yard on James Street.

• March 20 at 12:50 a.m.: Belinda Haynes, 51, of Westlake, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of other illicit drugs, drug abuse instruments, and possession of paraphernalia. Police found after a report that a women was passed out behind the wheel in the parking lot of Giant Eagle on Kresge Drive.

• March 20 at 3:16 p.m.: Lauren Mielnik, 29, of Lorain, was arrested on a warrant through the Lorain police for failure to appear in court on an original charge of disorderly conduct.

• March 21 at 1:09 a.m.: Michael Collins, 27, of Wellington, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Police stopped him for allegedly swerving while driving in the area of North Main Street and Cooper Foster Park Road.

• March 21 at 5:09 a.m.: A woman said a man who she met online stole her cell phone and $45 while they were at Denny’s on Rt. 58.

• March 21, time undisclosed by police: Kory Howell, 31, of Huron, was charged with driving under suspension, possession of criminal tools, theft, possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Brett Huber, 28, of Alliance, was charged with possession of criminal tools, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of heroin, and drug abuse instruments. The charges stemmed from an investigation into shoplifting at Target on Oak Point Road.

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