March 2 - March 8, 2014

  • On Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 02:13 AM, an officer was on patrol downtown and observed a male lying on top of a female whom was seated on a bench in front of a business on South Main St. The male and female were making out and displaying inappropriate behavior.

The officer stopped and made contact with them to advise them to cease their actions from going any further and to determine if they had a safe ride home. It was immediately evident they were highly intoxicated. The female stood up from the bench and had trouble keeping her balance swaying from side to side. While speaking with her, the officer noticed the top of a beer bottle sticking out of her front coat pocket. The officer removed the open bottle, dumped the remainder of the beer and threw the bottle in the garbage nearby. He then inquired as to their plans for getting home. The female claimed she was walking to a friend’s house around the corner. She didn't know what street and she didn't know her friends last name. The officer attempted to drive the couple to the residence. They eventually drove around in circles because the female had no idea where she was going. The female then agreed to go to the male’s residence in Lorain. After arriving at that location the female refused to stay with him but also coincidentally, the male was unable to get in the residence because his garage door opener was in his car parked somewhere in downtown Amherst. The female was causing the officer to take too much time to resolve the situation and was being uncooperative even when she was asked to call family members to pick her up.

The officer decided to transport the female to the Amherst Police Department where she could again attempt to call for a ride home. The female’s cell phone was dead so the officer provided her with a charger so she could make a call. While at the police station she continued to be uncooperative. Maria Arzuaga, age 24 of Lorain, was eventually charged with Disorderly Conduct by Intoxication and Open Container. She agreed to go with the male’s mother who arrived to pick him up and was given a ride to a friend’s residence.


  • On Sunday, March 2, 2014 officers were dispatched to a motel room for a report of a robbery that took place. Dispatch advised a male called from a blocked number stating he was just robbed by a prostitute in that room then the phone went dead. Upon arrival, there was no one in the area and the officers knocked on the door several times with no response. Due to the fact it was unknown if someone was injured inside, the door was unlocked by motel staff to check their wellbeing. A male was found inside. When officers explained why they were there, the male was confused and did not understand. He then made comments that he felt that someone must not like him and just had him set up. It was discovered the male had two warrants. He was arrested on those warrants.


  • On Monday, March 3, 2014 at approximately 10:30 PM, an officer was northbound on N. Leavitt Rd. north of the State Route 2 overpass. A vehicle was southbound at the traffic light on N. Leavitt Rd. and the State Route 2 westbound ramps. The vehicle made a U-turn directly in front of the officer and started northbound on N. Leavitt Rd. A traffic stop was initiated and an investigation conducted. Jack Smith, age 19 of Amherst. He was charged with Prohibited U-turn and Possession of a Schedule II Drug.


  • On Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at approximately 02:55 PM, Patrol Officers were dispatched to the area of Milan Avenue and South Lake Street in reference to a subject laying on the railroad tracks while listening to head phones. Upon arrival to the area, officers located a male and female juvenile walking eastbound on the railroad tracks near South Main Street. An investigation was conducted and the male told officers he was sitting on a track while waiting for the female to be released from the Junior High. The juveniles were taken to the police department. The parents were advised of the situation and arrived on station shortly thereafter to pick up their children. The female, age 14, and male, age 16, both of Amherst, were cited into juvenile court for Railroad Trespass.


  • On Thursday, March 06, 2014, at approximately 02:18 PM, officers responded to a business on Cooper Foster Park Road in regards to a female shoplifter inside of the store. The female was exiting the store when officers arrived and an investigation was conducted. Delphine Green, age 50 of Lorain, was arrested for Theft, Criminal Trespass and Criminal Tools.


  • On Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 12:10 AM, an officer was on patrol on Cleveland Ave. traveling eastbound approaching the intersection of Orchard Hill Dr. The officer observed the driver of a vehicle attempt to turn eastbound onto Cleveland Ave. from Orchard Hill Dr. The operator failed to make a complete stop and drove forward into the intersection failing to see the officer initially. The officer was able to stop and avoided a collision with the vehicle. A traffic stop was initiated and an investigation conducted.  Justin McIntosh, age 22 of Amherst, was charged with Operation of Vehicle at Stop Signs, Driving Under Suspension, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Drugs ( Oxycodone), and Possession of Drugs (Morphine).


  • On Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 01:22 AM, an officer observed a vehicle being operated with an equipment violation. A traffic stop was initiated and an investigation conducted. Christopher Pozega, age 19 of Amherst, was charged with License Plate Light, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana.


  • On Saturday, March 8, 2014, at approximately 09:09 PM, an officer was traveling southbound on North Main Street and observed a vehicle traveling in front of him. The officer observed the vehicle go left of center and almost strike several on coming vehicles. The vehicle then returned to the southbound lane of travel but again went left of center two more times. A traffic stop was initiated and an investigation was conducted. Darcy Geary, age 47 of Vermilion, was charged with Operating a Vehicle Intoxicated, BAC over .17%, and Marked Lanes.