This Week in Weird, June 25

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Man arrested on warrants after flipping off police

CANTON, Ohio — A Canton man told to walk on the sidewalk and not in the street captured police attention again when he flashed them an obscene gesture.

Lemarr D. Brown, 19, was arrested at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday when police found him with an open container of Corona beer, Stark County Jail records said.

They also discovered they had three outstanding warrants for his arrest on felony vandalism charges, according to Stark County Court records.

Brown was walking in the street and, when police asked him to use the sidewalk instead, he “flipped the bird to officers,” the jail records said. When they went to confront him, they saw the beer and discovered the warrants.

Brown also struggled with them when they tried to arrest him and he “refused to get in to the cruiser for his trip to jail,” the jail records said.

Brown had been cited Jan. 16 on a misdemeanor charge of walking on the highway, court records show. He failed to appear in court.

Court records also show he was arrested in October on a felony robbery charge. He was convicted of reduced charges of assault and theft and ordered to serve 35 days in jail, the court records show.

Two days later, he was sentenced to six days in jail for unrelated convictions of obstructing official business and disorderly conduct, the court records show.

Takedown in the checkout aisle

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — After allegedly swiping a woman’s wallet, a Downers Grove man was tackled in a Jewel checkout line.

Matthew McCrory, 24, was charged with robbery after being arrested at 8:50 a.m. June 13 at the Jewel grocery store, according to reports.

Police were dispatched to Jewel in response to a fight and saw McCrory being held down on the floor in the checkout lane, according to reports. A woman said McCrory stole her wallet from her grocery cart, prompting her to scream and identify the man as he started running toward the front of the store, police said.

Police said a witness tackled McCrory, who then handed officers the woman’s wallet.

Man out on bond for break-in is arrested again

CANTON, Ohio — A Canton man released from jail on bond a day before he was indicted on a break-in charge two weeks ago was back behind bars Thursday, accused of another break-in.

Julian C. Ducksworth, 26, was arrested May 10 on a break-in charge and released a month later after posting $15,000 bond, Stark County Jail records said. Details about the break-in weren’t listed.

Stark County Court records said he was indicted the next day by a Stark County grand jury.

Ducksworth was arrested at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday outside the Maggiore’s Drive-Thru on another breaking-and-entering charge, jail records said.

The jail records said he had climbed through the roof steeple and dropped through the ceiling of the business before stealing about 100 tobacco products.

Donor center to hold blood drive during vampire film

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- An American Red Cross Traveling Donor Center in upstate New York wants to suck your blood. Well, kind of.

The traveling donor center is planning a blood drive Wednesday at a New Hartford movie theater during the premiere of “Eclipse,” the latest film in the “Twilight” vampire series.

Presenting donors will be entered for a chance to win a movie pass.

GateHouse News Service