You can thank your local alleged criminals for this goofy-news roundup …
“Hey mom! Guess what I did today?”
Maybe Kevin Donelson was proud. Or maybe he was freaked out.
Whatever it was, the 22-year-old Toledo man called his mother, in Georgia, on Saturday and told her he had just robbed a Family Dollar in Toledo.
Somehow, word got to Donelson's aunt, and she called police.
Donelson is accused of robbing the store at 3022 Cherry St. at 11:35 p.m.
According to a police report, a store employee told police she was on the phone at work w hen a man walked up behind her and ordered the open the register.
If she didn't, he said he would pistol whip her, putting a gun to the woman's head.
The woman opened the register and the gunman took $400 cash
Donelson was arraigned Monday in Toledo Municipal Court and ordered to remain in the Lucas County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.
AK WASR rifle fired in residential neighborhood
A West Toledo man was released from jail on Monday after being arrested and arraigned on several charges.
Terrell West, 24, of 248 Sunset Blvd., is charged with firearms discharge restricted, tampering, and criminal damaging. He was arraigned in Toledo Municipal Court on Dec. 17 and ordered to remain in the Lucas County jail in lieu of $2,000 bond.
He was released from the jail on Monday, according to court records.
Court documents allege that West fired four rounds from an AK WASR rifle at an unoccupied vehicle, owned by Robert Turner, of Toledo, in the 200 block of Sunset on Dec. 1.
Police found the gun in a dog house behind West's home.
Two arrested for shooting gun
Two Toledo men were arrested for allegedly shooting off a gun in South Toledo.
Both Cameron Goldberg, 19, and Josh White, 21, were charged with firearms discharge restricted.
Both were arraigned in Toledo Municipal Court today.
Mr. White pleaded not guilty and was ordered to be released on his own recognizance.
Mr. Goldberg posted a $500 bond on Christmas.
Police allege that the two fired a gun on Monday from a porch in the 400 block of Eastern Avenue.
No injuries were reported.
Dude allegedly shoots up bar, gets arrested
Toledo police allege that Wesley Burton, 33, of Toledo, broke the door of a South Toledo bar and then fired five rounds inside on Sept. 13.
Burton, of 721 Burkeglen, is charged with improperly discharging a firearm into an occupied structure.
He was arraigned Monday in Toledo Municipal Court and ordered to remain in the Lucas County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.
According to court records, Tobias Czlapinski was inside Fitzpatrick's Tavern, 1771 Airport Hwy., helping a friend clean up when the shots were fired.
The two ran into the back of the bar for cover, police said.
Burton was identified as a suspect from evidence collected at the scene – a blood sample collected from broken glass matched Burton, police said.
There's no place like home … If you can find it
A Toledo man was lost so, you know, he called police for help.
Officer Rob Becker found the Rick Brouillard, 59, (whose address, obviously, was not listed on court documents) and helped him get home, according to court records.
After Brouillard was home, safe and sound, he apparently got lost again and called 911 for more help.
Officer Becker ended up arresting the man because he was “highly intoxicated” and “unable to care for himself,” according to court documents.
Brouillard was taken to the Lucas County jail.
His bond was set in Toledo Municipal Court at $1,500.