April 17, 2014

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14-year-old Tasered after throwing rocks

LORAIN — A 14-year-old Lorain boy was Tasered twice by police Sunday night after throwing rocks at officers and damaging cars and windows near his home, a Lorain police report said.

The boy, whose mother said he was autistic, was taken to hospital for a mental evaluation after being arrested. Police were called to the area of West 13th Street and Brownell Avenue at 10 p.m., where the boy’s mother said the boy was “out of control” and wasn’t taking his medication, the report said.

When police arrived, the boy — listed at 6-foot and at least 200 pounds — had already thrown rocks through two house windows, the report said.

The boy was making various noises and screaming, while also smashing his fist into his hand. Officers tried to calm the boy, but he responded by throwing rocks at them, hitting one of three officers in the chest with a rock, the report said.

After shattering a car window and punching parked cars, the boy then began trying to punch officers.

Police search for hit-skip drivers

Police in two cities are searching for motorists who drove off after striking a pedestrian and cyclist in two different incidents.

Vermilion police are looking for a newer-model, dark, midsize GM car that struck a bicyclist on Thursday on Liberty Avenue. Police say the bicyclist was on his way to work at 7:30 a.m. when a vehicle struck him just east of Overlook Road.

The car’s sideview mirror was knocked off.

The bicyclist was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Additionally, Lorain police are looking for a newer-model, dark Ford Focus that struck a 16-year-old boy Sunday.

The boy said he was helping friends move boxes at their home around 4 p.m. when the car crossed a street and struck him. The boy bounced off the hood of the car and fell to the ground, and the car’s driver drove around him, police said.

The boy was treated at the hospital the following day for injuries to his knee, police said.

2-year-old girl hit by vehicle

ELYRIA — A 2-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle in the driveway of an Infirmary Road home Monday night in what may have been a hit-skip accident, according to police and firefighters.

Elyria firefighters said they were called to the girl’s Infirmary Road home just before 9:30 p.m., after receiving reports that the girl was run over by a vehicle.

Police were still investigating the incident late Monday, and there were no details available from them.

Firefighters, who referred questions to police, said only that the girl suffered scrapes and abrasions on her face, but she was conscious and crying when they arrived.

LifeCare paramedics drove the girl by ambulance to EMH Regional Medical Center. Later, she was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.