• Nov. 17 at 9:53 a.m.: Houston Freeman, 21, of Oberlin, was charged with obstructing official business. A missing girl was found in the back seat of his car, covered with a blanket, awake and alert. A police report said Freeman attempted to hide the girl from her family. The girl told police her father hits her and a brother and has threatened her; she was taken to Turning Point.
• Nov. 18 at 4:54 p.m.: Maqwe Lawson, 36, was charged with driving under suspension and disorderly conduct. During a traffic stop, he allegedly “began yelling profane words, making a scene, which caused bystanders to gather around the JFO parking lot.”
• Nov. 19 at 12:43 a.m.: Brae Chamberlin, 21, was charged with toys in the street and disorderly conduct. A report said he was skateboarding in the street after receiving an earlier warning, then began yelling and became aggressive in a way that the reporting officer worried Chamberlin would try to hit him with the skateboard. Justin Monticue, 23, was also charged with toys in the street.
• Nov. 19 at 6:34 p.m.: An anonymous caller said there was screaming, yelling, and crying in one of the College Village apartments on Maple Street. After checking and finding nothing, police were later dispatched to a 911 call from a woman requesting medical help. Police found a large broken mirror in the apartment. Two women inside said they did not want police to be involved.
• Nov. 20 at 3:37 p.m.: A domestic dispute between a 10-year-old and his grandmother unfolded in the parking lot of the police station. The incident was forwarded to the juvenile court.
Editor’s notes: Though charged, defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. As of this writing Monday, no Oberlin police reports had been made available for the prior eight days.
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