December 18, 2014

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Elyria, Lorain blotter: City employee reports counterfeit $50 bill


Elyria Police

Friday, Dec. 6

  • 9:30 a.m. — 131 Court St. A city employee told police a $50 bill suspected of being counterfeit was apparently passed three days earlier by someone at the city’s Utilities Department. The suspected bogus bill was identified by personnel at First Merit Bank on Friday when a female employee of the Utilities Department took a city hall deposit to the bank, police said. The bill was sent to the U.S. Secret Service for further investigation. The employee said the bill came from a City Hall cash drawer and was believed to have been passed Dec. 3.

Lorain Police

Saturday, Dec. 7

  • 5:10 a.m. — 2500 block East 28th St. A tractor-trailer cab valued at $18,000 was reported stolen from an East 28th Street parking lot overnight Saturday. The owner told police his 1999 Sentry Classic Freightliner was locked at the time of the theft. The man had detached a trailer from the cab before leaving the lot. The trailer was untouched when the owner discovered the theft early Saturday morning, police said.
  • 9:05 a.m. — 3800 block Kolbe Road. A homeowner told police he awoke Saturday morning to discover someone had driven onto his property twice during the night, causing damage to a flowerbed, after which the vehicle backed up and then drove into his garage door. The man said he suspected the damage was done by a friend of his son’s, who had been jailed and was angry his father hadn’t tried to get him released.