The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Police Blotter

December 2, 2012


CONNEAUT — • Neighbors on Poplar Street reported a “suspicious” man peeking into houses and vehicles shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday. The man told police he was trying to enter a vacant house to retrieve property left behind by a former occupant, according to a report. Police told the man to move along.

• Aluminum cans were reported stolen from an East Main Road house around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, officers said.

• A handful of attempted break-ins were reported around town on Wednesday and Tuesday, including locations on Daniels and Bliss avenues and Broad Street, police said.

• Two frauds reports were received within a half-hour span Tuesday afternoon from the Port Conneaut Federal Credit Union on Broad Street, officers said.

• A Conneaut area man faces charges of drunken driving after he reportedly struck the rear of a vehicle traveling on Lake Road Monday night, according to reports.

The crash occurred shortly before 8:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Lake, officers said. The impact knocked the lead vehicle off the road and into a utility pole, which was sheared in half, police said. No injuries were reported.

• A 17-year-old boy was taken to the Youth Development Center after he reportedly struck his mother and stepfather during an argument Monday night at their East Main Road home, police said. Officers were called to the house around 6:30 p.m.

• A 15-year-old boy was taken to the Youth Development Center after he reportedly struck the 17-year-old mother of his child late Monday afternoon at a Darling Street address, police said.

• Money was reported stolen Monday morning from Luce’s Trackside tavern on Chestnut Street, officers said. Thieves broke into the business, police said.

• Fuel was siphoned from two vehicles parked at a Sandusky Street residence earlier this week, police said. The theft of gas was reported late Sunday morning.

• A teenage motorist lost control of her vehicle while traveling on Parrish Road near Lake Road late Sunday morning. The vehicle slid on the road, then flipped onto its side after striking the curb, officers said. She was not injured, police said.

• Over the weekend, windows were smashed on several vehicles parked at the Sunset West apartment complex off West Main Road, police said. Calls about the damage began arriving shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday, officers said.

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