• Oct. 31 at 10:31 a.m.: Four alleged shoplifters fled Wal-Mart. Clydreyania McCallum, 19, of Elyria, was later charged with theft and obstructing official business; she was also wanted on warrants for contempt of court through the Elyria police department, contempt of court through the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office, and felony robbery through the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office. Jayania Witherspoon, 18, of Cleveland,was charged with theft. Two juveniles were also involved, a security worker told police.
• Oct. 31 at 12:45 p.m.: An Oberlin College student told police someone had made deposits in her bank account using fraudulent checks, then withdrew $2,400. This was followed by an attempted withdrawal of $888,888.
• Oct. 31 at 3:34 p.m.: A social worker at Mercy Allen Hospital called police after a patient said she was assaulted by her daughter. Police requested a domestic violence warrant for the daughter’s arrest through Oberlin Municipal Court.
• Oct. 31 at 9:38 p.m.: A prescription pill bottle, a smoking pipe, and a grinder, all containing suspected marijuana, were turned over to police by Oberlin College security.
• Nov. 1 at 2:16 p.m.: A Welcome Nursing Home resident who is the alleged victim in a pending theft case told police two of the defendants (family members) attempted to intimidate him.
• Nov. 1 at 7:34 p.m.: A 14-year-old boy, already on probation through the juvenile court system, was taken into custody. Police recommended a domestic violence charge against the boy.
• Nov. 2 at 4:17 a.m.: Tommie Jackson-Smith, 25, of Oberlin, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, BAC over .08, and expired driver’s license. His arrest came when police responded to a car crashed into and uprooted a tree near Finney Chapel.
• Nov. 2 at 11:05 p.m.: Dean Wright, 52, of Oberlin, was charged with domestic violence, a third-degree felony due to two or more prior convictions. He was accused of kicking his victim in the back and face.
• Nov. 3 at 4:48 a.m.: Justin Thomas, 32, of Oberlin, was arrested on a warrant through the Lorain police department for failure to appear in court on a traffic offense. The arrest came after a complaint that he was at his mother’s home “tearing the place up.”
• Nov. 5 at 4:24 p.m.: Victoria Scherry, 18, of Oberlin, was charged with theft after an incident at Wal-Mart. An underage boy was also allegedly involved and police recommended charges or theft and unruliness to the juvenile court.
• Nov. 6 at 2:07 p.m.: Melissa Harris, 20, of Fanwood, N.J., was charged with theft of ice cream after an incident at Gibson’s Bakery.
Editor’s note: Though charged, defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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