Jefferson County sheriff
Missing money: An unknown amount of cash was taken from donation and cash boxes at Apostolate Family Consecration, Bloomingdale, Saturday. Staff members reported several offices had been entered while they were occupied with new arrivals, and suspect the same individual who stole a car from their property Saturday was responsible for the thefts.
Incident: A woman who over the weekend had asked her ex-boyfriend and his family to care for her daughter so she could get treatment for mental health issues claimed he was refusing to return the child to her, Tuesday. The woman claimed the man broke her tail light with his fist and kicked the side passenger door, then grabbed cigarettes out of her purse when she returned for the child, but witnesses said he never left his porch. Deputies said the woman was behaving erratically and was hostile, refusing to let them talk with the man and demanding to speak with a supervisor. Before they were able to reach the supervisor, they said she “just wanted a cigarette and didn’t care about the rest of the stuff.”
Arrested: James L. Blackwell, 41, 2639 E. 21st St., Cleveland, two counts possession of drugs, Tuesday.
Homecoming: A man returning from a six-month deployment told police his Ruger CCP .38 semi-automatic pistol was missing from his home, Tuesday.
Complaint: A woman in the 700 block of North Seventh Street said her boyfriend twisted her arm and dug his nails into her hand, Tuesday. The woman, who had scratch marks and dried blood on her hand, said he’d been staying with her “on and off” the past couple weeks and got angry if she didn’t go to bed when he did.
Dispute: Callers reported a couple in the 500 block of Linden screaming at each other, Tuesday. The couple told police they were having “relationship issues.”
Consequences: A man who told police he’d move his vehicle out of the fire lane at the mall but instead went into the mall to shop was ticketed for parking in a restricted area, Tuesday.
Too much talking: A man who came to the police station to report a man threatening him with a stun gun decided instead to stand on the sidewalk yelling obscenities, Tuesday. Police said the man smelled strongly of alcohol and had an open container in his hand, and was advised multiple times to leave but continued to direct a stream of profanities and derogatory remarks at them. He was eventually arrested “as he was no longer cooperating and continued to make a scene,” officers said.
Arrested: Donald Lee Burk, 50, 180 N. Fourth St., public intoxication, Wednesday.