On Saturday, May 4 at 3:01 a.m., officers went to a business in the 1500 block of S. Jeffers to check out a reported disturbance.

They met a man from Minnesota, Jacob Schwartz, 28, and another man.

Employees asked police to tell the two to leave the property, and they did, police spokeswoman Beth Kerr said.

A short time later, an officer saw the men in the business again, arguing with employees. Police again told them to leave, and if they returned, they would be arrested for trespassing.

The officers suspected that the men would return, and few minutes later, sure enough, they saw the pair trying to jump fences to get back on the property.

Police detained Schwartz but the other man ran away. Schwartz resisted and a scuffle ensued, Kerr said.

When he was subdued, he was charged with second-degree trespassing, resisting arrest, and two counts of third-degree assault on an officer.

Kerr said the officers sustained minor injuries that did not require treatment.


Domestic uproar

On May 3 at 3:29 a.m., police went to the 2100 block of West 13th about a reported physical disturbance. They contacted Jennifer Ortiz, 30, and her alleged victims — an adult man and two children.

The man told police that Ortiz was highly intoxicated and they started arguing about her drinking and driving. He said that Ortiz punched him 20-30 times in the face and neck area, and he had corroborating injuries, Kerr said.

The man said after he picked up an infant who was upset by what had happened, Ortiz threw a full can of soft drink at him. He said it hit him in the torso and nearly hit the child.

When he tried to call the police, Ortiz allegedly took the phone away and then threw it at him, hitting his face.

The man said he tried to leave with both children, but Ortiz grabbed onto one of them, trying to drag the infant inside. She succeeded, but fell on top of the child.

The man was able to contact police a short time later.

Kerr said neither child was injured, but when officers tried to arrest Ortiz, a scuffle ensued. She kicked an officer in the face, but it did not hurt him.

Ortiz was eventually subdued, arrested and charged with third-degree domestic assault, resisting arrest and child abuse.



On May 2 at 9:41 p.m., officers went to the 700 block of East 11th to check out a disturbance.

When they arrived, they found Miranda Lewis, 26. Officers knew Lewis was wanted for a parole violation and arrested her.

Lewis was also found to have broken a window at the house, according to the police report.

Kerr said she and her belongings were searched, which turned up prescription pills of Ambien, for which Lewis did not have a prescription.

Lewis was charged with criminal mischief, possession of a controlled substance and violating probation and taken to jail.



On May 2 at 2:15 p.m., a plain clothes investigator in an unmarked vehicle saw Cody Bayne, 26, driving along in the 2800 block of Wright Ave.

The investigator was aware that Bayne was wanted for shoplifting and his driver’s license was suspended, Kerr said.

The investigator radioed Bayne’s location, and Bayne was intercepted in the area of Buffalo and Wright by an officer in a marked patrol vehicle.

Bayne stopped and was arrested and searched. Kerr said the search turned up other stolen property too, from a shoplifting on April 30.

Bayne was charged for the warrant, driving under suspension, two counts of shoplifting and trespassing.