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Police blotter: Dec. 18, 2007

Lorain police Sunday, Dec. 16 11:24 p.m. – Washington Avenue, George E. Keressi, 57, 200 block Winckles Street, Elyria, charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to signal turn. Monday, Dec. 17 12:15 a.m. – 1500 block Long Avenue, Wilfredo Rodriguez Garcia Jr., 28, 1500 block Long Avenue, Lorain, charged with Read More…

Heating aid program has spent half of budget

COLUMBUS— Winter doesn’t officially arrive until Saturday, yet a program to help needy Ohioans pay their heating bills has already spent half the money budgeted for the season. Officials overseeing the state’s Home Energy Assistance Program, or HEAP, say it’s under pressure from higher fuel costs. They say they’ll have to stretch the program’s $37 Read More…

Elyria man indicted for alleged rape at knife point

ELYRIA — An Elyria man who police say raped a woman at knife point last month has been indicted. David Tarrant, 24, is charged with kidnapping, rape and felonious assault for the Nov. 26 attack on the 40-year-old woman. Police twice went to Tarrant’s East Avenue apartment during the alleged rape, but the first time Read More…

Man misidentified for explosives avoids prisons for alleged threats

ELYRIA — An Elyria man who was wrongly arrested in connection with throwing a firecracker-like explosive device at a Cleveland Indians game five years ago avoided prison for allegedly making threats to his psychiatrist against the judge, prosecutor and police involved in the case. Clifton Oliver, 27, was convicted by a Cuyahoga County jury of Read More…

Teenager pleads guilty to bomb threat at Admiral King

ELYRIA — A 19-year-old man who called in a bomb threat to Lorain Admiral King High School in March pleaded guilty last week to making false alarms and inducing panic, charges that could send him to prison for five years. Christopher Griffith, who was 18 at the time of the bomb threat, called in the Read More…

Elyria officer avoids being hit by Jeep at crash scene

ELYRIA —An Elyria police officer was almost pinned between his cruiser and another car Sunday following a series of crashes. The first crash occurred as Officer Christopher Constantino was sitting in his cruiser while investigating a crash around 11 p.m. on state Route 57 when a vehicle ran into his cruiser from behind, according to Read More…

Man injures brother during dispute over cell phone

ELYRIA —A 27-year-old man was injured by his brother following a fight over a cell phone. Justin Pence was in bed at 11:30 p.m. in his 7th Street home when his wife informed him that his brother wouldn’t give her Pence’s cell phone. When Pence confronted his brother, who was unnamed in the police report, Read More…

Women robbed at gunpoint in Lorain store’s parking lot

LORAIN —Two women were robbed at gunpoint Saturday as they walked to their car at Big Lots in Lorain.  Maureen Costello and Barbara Tully, both 50, told police they left the store at 1:40 a.m. when two men wearing bandannas over their face and brandishing guns demanded their money. The first suspect, described as a Read More…

Santa to take children’s calls on live TV

AMHERST — Children in Amherst are in for a treat this Wednesday, as the man of the hour — the one and only Santa Claus — makes a rare appearance at Amherst City Cable studios. Children are encouraged to call in, with their parent’s permission, for a one-on-one conversation with the jolly man himself. STEVE Read More…

Amherst/Vermilion blotter: Dec. 18, 2007

Amherst police Tuesday, Nov. 27 1:04 p.m. – 100 block E. Martin Ave., a resident told police he suspected his grandsons had stolen $1,000 in cash from one of his hiding places. Friday, Dec. 7 2:12 a.m. – 100 block Park Ave., Thomas M. Boyette, 25, 800 block Cleveland Ave., charged with obstructing official business, Read More…