Girard crime activity: Hammer thrown at woman walking her dog

That, and other crime reported in Girard

Thursday, November 22

2 a.m. - 100 block of East Main St., police responded to a reported assault. According to police, the victim said he was assaulted by a man after "trash talking" him at Amen Corner. The victim was bleeding from his ear and chin. Police said he did not know who the man was that assaulted him.

Saturday, November 24

3:45 p.m. - 900 block of Lincoln Ave., a woman was almost hit with a thrown hammer while walking her dog, police said. According to police, the victim said the hammer landed on the sidewalk and the suspect ran back into the house. Police said they saw several broken objects that looked like they were smashed by a hammer. The suspect's father came to the police station with the suspect, claiming that his son is autistic and threw the hammer. Police said the suspect admitted to throwing the hammer, but he did not mean to almost hit the victim. 

Sunday, November 25

12:36 a.m. - Intersection of N. Ward Street and E. Kline Street, Jacob Maderitz, 19, charged with drug abuse and failure to stop at a stop sign. Police said Maderitz admitted to smoking a marijuana joint an hour prior to a traffic stop. According to police, Maderitz said there was no drug paraphernalia in the vehicle except a vape pen. Police took the vape pen that smelled like marijuana and contained suspected THC oil as evidence.

9:23 a.m. - 400 block of E. Prospect St., police were called about someone spraying a man's Chevrolet Traverse with mustard overnight.

Monday, November 26

2:20 p.m. - 100 block of Trumbull Ave., officers were dispatched to a home about an aggravated burglary and assault. According to police, the victim said her children's father made his way into her house without permission. The victim said when she told him to leave, the suspect dumped water on the television and started to choke her. Police said they saw red marks on the victim's cheek and neck. They said it looked like the man forced entry through the front door.

Disclaimer: These reports don't represent all calls made to the Girard Police Department. This public information was provided in reports from the Girard Police Department. Items reflect charges filed, not convictions.

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