Officers were called Saturday morning to Morton Street for a man breaking into cars and spoke with Christopher M. Osborne, who said he saw one person in his vehicle. When the person saw Osborne, he took off down Morton and through a grassy area, where he stood, watching Osborne while smoking a cigarette. When Osborne came out onto his porch, the man ran toward Riverview Street. K-9 officer Chad Tatgenhorst ordered his canine partner Ivo to track which took them to an Avondale Street home. After Tatgenhorst advised the canine was outside and would be loosed inside, the basement door opened and a juvenile came out, where he was detained by officers. Steven E. Slagle, 24, came from the front of the house, and after asking what was going on, reportedly admitted breaking into the cars. He took officers inside, where they reported finding Osborne's Otter Box, several other cell phone cases and holders and a plastic container with money. Slagle and the juvenile were transported to the police station, where Slagle was charged with multiple counts of theft. The juvenile was reportedly in possession of cigarettes and was thus charged, with theft charges pending through the Juvenile Court. He was released to his father, Ronald Keener, 41, who was charged with a parental responsibility violation.
Called Friday night to the Oasis Cafe on St. Clair Avenue for several people fighting out front, officers reported finding several people arguing, including Joseph R. Garwood, 25, Harvey Avenue. As officers tried to interview the manager, Garwood reportedly kept yelling over everyone else and was charged with public intoxication.
Jeremy Cranston, 25, Ravine Street, was charged Tuesday with possession of marijuana after officers were dispatched to the emergency room for a man being treated following an assault. There, Jeremy Schultz, age and address not listed, reported he had been invited to a Wilbert Avenue apartment to hang out and, once there, Cranston began punching him repeatedly. Schultz suffered numerous cuts to his face, lip and head, according to reports. Officers found Cranston at the apartment, where they reported seeing a woman cleaning up blood. Cranston was advised he was being served with a criminal trespass notice for being on Woodland Hills property and he reportedly became argumentative. He was taken into custody, and while officers were searching him, they reported finding a bag containing a marijuana bud. He told officers Schultz came into the apartment and punched him, and Cranston had a cut on his lip.