November 28, 2014

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Juvenile charged with burglary

LORAIN — A male juvenile was charged with aggravated burglary after he allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home and assaulted her.

Police were dispatched at 11:50 a.m. to the 1000 block of West 17th Street in reference to a reported assault.

The ex-girlfriend told police officers that she heard loud bangs against the back door of the house before the door “swung violently open” and her ex-boyfriend entered the home.

The couple broke up about a week ago after an argument, and the boy slapped her across the face, according to the former girlfriend.

“When she saw him coming through the door, she was immediately overwhelmed with terror and lashed out,” the report stated.

The report added that she began hitting her ex-boyfriend on the head and face, telling him to leave when he wrapped his arms around her, picking her up and slamming her onto the ground.

The girl then ran to the kitchen, where she picked up a wooden spoon and began hitting the boy. He then picked her up again, slamming her onto the ground a second time and knocking over a flat-screen television that was sitting on a shelf.

The assault continued into the bedroom where he threatened to throw a lamp at her.

“She again rushed (at him), and the two of them fell onto a bed set up in the living room,” the report stated.

The ex-boyfriend then fled the residence before Lorain police officers saw him walking. The boy was charged with aggravated burglary and transported to the Lorain County Detention Center.

  • Kelvin Gray

    Heading down the wrong path already are we? Not a good look of road for this young man. Although I’m not a policeman but I’m surprised that he was only charged with aggravated burglary. “The assault continued into the bedroom where he threatened to throw a lamp at her.” Shouldn’t he have been charged breaking and entering and with assault also? If not even aggravated assault with a side of criminal damage? Oh that’s right, they’ll save those charges for him to get a guilty plea to a lesser charge. Hopefully at least he’ll be guilty of something and realize that this is not a game and change his ways. Wishful thinking I know but can happen.

    • Bill

      Kelvin, I always thought it was standard procedure to overcharge initially then reduce those charges as necessary.
      Could be too many crime shows I’m watching….

      • Kelvin Gray

        You may be correct Bill.

  • Linda Groves

    He is lucky he didn’t break into my home.

    • formerlorainresident


      If he broke into my home, it would have been a very difficult decision.

      Should I go for the Sig 226, or the S&W 1911sc.

      Let’s see 20 rounds of 9mm, or 8 rounds of .45ca.

      Probably just grab the Benelli M2, then I know he would never be back

      Decisions, decisions.

      • Earl K.

        Haha, I have “pre-made” the decision. I concealed carry the Glock 27 .40 and sleep with the Sig P228 9mm. Saves time having thought this out beforehand LOL.

  • John Davidson

    To bad the girls parents didn’t have a gun in the house for her. Could have ended this easily.

  • oldruss

    I know the alleged perpetrator is, “a juvenile”; but isn’t it time newspapers started reporting the names of these law breakers? Why are we so squeamish about naming names? As this story unfolds, it will not surprise me if this “juvenile” doesn’t have some prior record. And, at 11:50 a.m., why wasn’t this “juvenile” in school?

    • Bob Sweatt

      I was thinking the same thing. If you think you are old enough to commit a crime. The papers should be able to print their names. But leave the girlfriend’s name out.

    • Haras Smith

      If this happened yesterday, I believe Lorain City Schools had a snow day.

      • rlm_Lorain

        Lorain City Schools were indeed closed on Friday.