Officers charged Aaron W. Patterson, 33, Dresden Avenue, with public indecency Thursday morning after they were called about a naked man on the roof of the American Mug & Stein Company. Parents at a nearby school bus stop called police after seeing the man, who they said was exposing himself to children waiting for the bus. They had taken photos of the man on their cell phones, which they showed officers. A folding metal chair was found on the roof, indicating tenants sit outside, according to reports. Although officers knocked several times and could hear movement inside the residence, no one came to the door, and the landlord could not open it. The fire department brought a ladder so officers could access the roof, where Patterson and his female room mate advised them they had been trapped inside since the previous day, with an infant. Officers entered through the window and removed the door knob then took Patterson into custody. The report did not indicate whether or not he was clothed when apprehended.
Charles E. Walker, 23, McKinnon Avenue, was charged Wednesday night with assault of a police officer, resisting arrest and obstructing official business after officers responded to a fight call at Woodland Hills that reportedly involved two runaway girls. Walker reportedly yelled up at the officers when they arrived, saying the girls were not in his apartment and it had been checked already. Officers checked the apartment nonetheless but did not find them. Walker was asked what happened and reportedly became angry, telling officers he had already beaten up a guy who had been there earlier looking for the girls. He was told to gather his belongings because he was being removed from the Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority property where his behavior was not tolerated. He began walking to his car instead, and when officers approached, began swinging his arms, also at one point kicking an officer in the thigh. A Taser was eventually used to subdue him. Officers reported suffering numerous cuts and abrasions during the encounter.
Kyle R. Thorn, 26, 3rd Street, Chester, W.Va., was charged Thursday with falsification after an officer on patrol on Avondale Street reported seeing him get out of a vehicle and go to a known drug house and realized there was an outstanding warrant for Thorn's arrest. When asked for his identification, Thorn reportedly gave a false name for himself and occupants of the vehicle.
Officers responded to a disturbance at 414 Ogden Street where they reported finding resident John R. Chan and his wife screaming at each other in the street. His wife, who was not named in reports, told officers her husband had assaulted her, then changed her story and said his girlfriend had assaulted her. All parties were separated, and Mrs. Chan was picked up by a relative.
The home of Donald Fetty, Sophia Street, was broken into while a neighbor was house sitting, and was ransacked, with a weedeater taken.
Dea Riggs, no address listed, reported she took off her rings in the Kent State University restroom and forgot them. When she returned, they were gone. One ring was gold with diamonds and rubies, the other was gold with diamonds and an opal.
Penelope I. Hanlon, address not listed, reported a man called to tell her she had won $3 million, instructing her to send $200 for which he would send her credit cards that she was to use to retrieve cash at Walmart. That cash was then to be sent to several people, most living in Jamaica. Hanlon told officers she conducted several of these transactions but then became suspicious and questioned the caller, who told her she would be arrested if she failed to cooperate. Hanlon was advised to stop payment on her checks, close her bank account and talk with detectives.
A man reported finding a large "sucker bite" on the back of his 4-year-old son's neck and, in speaking with the child's mother, was told the child was out of control, hitting her, so that was how she calmed and played with him. The child said only that his mother was biting his neck, officers reported. A report was sent to Children's Services.
A Highland Street home was entered and tools, a 42-inch television and portable DVD player were taken.
Called for a fight on Avondale Street, officers reported finding Kenny Ray Taylor on the sidewalk, screaming at another man. Taylor had obvious injuries but said he had fallen on the sidewalk. William Barker told officers he found Taylor assaulting his sister and Taylor had come outside and fallen. He was taken to the emergency room but left without being treated.