Police Blotter Week of July 23, 2014
Bob Ferguson | 7/24/2014, 11:45 a.m.
Crime of the week:
Jeff stuck up Joey with a BB gun and took everything he had in his pockets:
On July 12, around 12:44 in the morning, a 22-year-old Joseph Ryder was walking in front of his house on Brown Street, going to the gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes when he heard somebody running up behind him. Joey said he turned around and a crazy looking dude pointed a gun at him and told him “gimme everything you got.” Joe stated while he was begging this clown not hurt him, Jeff told him to "Shut the “F” Up” and began taking everything from his pockets. The victim said after Jeffrey emptied his pockets he told him to turn around a get to steppin. Suddenly the suspect stopped and put the gun he was holding under his arm pit, that’s when Joey jumped him and put him in a bear hug and they started fighting. Joe said he started screaming for help and about five bystanders came and join in and helped to throw that rascal on the ground and held him down until police arrived. Officers observed a gun lying in the grass next to the sidewalk where the suspect was lying which they established was a damn BB gun! Police arrested and later identified the crook as 32-year-old Jeffrey Justus, a known junkie and a neighborhood alcoholic. Justus was also found to be intoxicated at the time of the robbery. All rise, here comes the judge!
Kim and the police believe that it was her momma who broke in her house: Ha-Mercy! Listen to this one. On July 15, around 12:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a house on Bellow Street, about a breaking and entering. The caller, a 42 year White woman named Kimberly Sweet said she left her house on July 12, around 2:30 p.m., and went to Barberton, Ohio for a few days. When she returned home a couple of days later the sliding glass back door was standing wide open. DAMMIT! Kim said she found several items missing, which included a number of house hold things, some personal effects, her cell phone and a lot of her food. Miss Sweet said that sometimes her mother, Rosetta Barnes will come over and stay a few days and some of the stuff that is missing belongs to her mom. Kim also stated that she has been trying to contact her mother and she’s refusing to answer any of her phone calls. Because her calls are not being answered and other suspicions makes her think that it was her momma who robbed her house? Officers did not find any signs of forced entry which also leads them to believe that it might be Kim’s own mamma that went in and committed the burglary!
Somebody in a silver sedan threw a brick through Jerry’s front window: WHOA! Around 10 p.m., on July 16, a call was received from a 33 year old fella named Jerry Rowland who lives in the 1200 block of Packard Drive, about some bastard in a silver car who had just thrown a big red brick through his front window. “J” said it was a friend that called him and told him somebody broke his front window. Mr. Rowland said he came home and observed a blue or silver sedan take off like a bat out of hell from in front of his house, but couldn’t see who was driving and wasn't sure if it was related. He went in and found the brick that had been thrown lying on his living room floor. Officer took the brick thrown through Rowland's front window. Maybe “J” needs to keep a close eye on some of those chicks he dates or maybe their old boyfriends.