• Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m.: An alleged theft of $300 by an employee was reported by a manager at Certified Oil in Oberlin. According to a police report, the employee called police to ask whether a warrant had been filed and asked for notification of a warrant so she could turn herself in.
• Nov. 29 at 8:19 p.m.: Books and other items were reported stolen during a burglary on East Lorain Street.
• Dec. 1 at 10:58 p.m.: A security officer at Wal-Mart said five young women shoplifted toys, electronics, and clothes worth about $185.
• Dec. 2 at 8:40 a.m.: An out-of-control student was removed from Lorain County Academy School on North Pleasant Street.
• Dec. 2 at 10:29 p.m.: Police investigated a Reserve Avenue light pole that appeared to have been struck and knocked over, with tire tracks in the soil nearby.
• Dec. 3 at 10:13 a.m.: Damage to newly-poured cement on Union Street was reported by Oberlin College security.
• Dec. 5 at 4:10 p.m.: An Oberlin College professor played a voicemail for police in which a distorted voice from a partially-disguised phone number promised to “see you soon.” While the caller did not make threats of a physical nature, the professor said she worried she is in danger.
• Dec. 7 at 1:26 a.m.: Madeleine Pigott, 20, was charged with domestic violence.
• Dec. 7 at 10:06 a.m.: A menacing incident was reported between two subjects who attend the Murray Ridge workshop in Oberlin.
• Dec. 7 at 1:40 p.m.: Andrew Therens, 29, of Elyria, was served a warrant for contempt of court through the Oberlin Municipal Court.
• Dec. 8 at 4:05 p.m.: Zachery Thomas, 18, of Oberlin, was charged with possession of criminal tools, possession of a controlled substance, and receiving stolen property. Jonathan Austin, 22, of Oberlin, was charged with complicity and possession of a controlled substance. Investigating the theft of a digital camera which a suspect allegedly tried to mail to Nigeria, an Oberlin police officer used a fake name to pose online as a buyer and met the suspect, Thomas, at Wal-Mart. A substance that field-tested positive as cocaine was found on both Thomas and his driver, Austin, according to police.
• Dec. 10 at 9:07 a.m.: Footprints were used to spell out profanity in the snow outside Quick and Delicious on South Main Street.
Editor’s note: Though charged, defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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