POLICE REPORTS


• April 22 at 3:58 p.m.: Two Langston Middle School students ran away after school and avoided searching parents and police for hours. They were found after hitchhiking to New London. The matter was referred to Lorain County Juvenile Court.

• April 22 at 8:26 p.m.: A man and woman ate deli food and drank lemonade while at Wal-Mart, then abandoned a cart and tried to leave without paying, according to a police report. Police reached the woman by phone and instructed her to turn herself in.

• April 23 at 6:23 p.m.: Oberlin fire chief Bob Hanmer turned in contraband he had found while walking downtown. It included a small plastic bag with suspected marijuana.

• April 25 at 8:30 p.m.: An Oberlin College student said she was changing into a new dress when she saw someone outside her window with a cell phone. The suspect was described as an unknown white man.

• April 26 at 1:50 p.m.: A warrant was served on Nathan Strawderman, 41, of Elyria, on an original charge of theft through the Oberlin police.

• April 28 at 6:29 p.m.: Police investigated a domestic dispute at a South Main Street residence. A 15-year-old boy said he’d argued with his father about homework and baking bread and had left the home, according to a report.

• April 28 at 7:08 p.m.: A man approached the Oberlin Inn front desk and claimed to be Donald Trump. He also made other bizarre comments, including a claim that Sarah Palin was president. The man didn’t know his name or where he lived. He was taken to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center for a mental health evaluation.

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