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Lorain blotter: Police say driver charged with DUI was going 80 mph


Lorain police

11:35 p.m. May 10 — E. 28th St. and Clinton Ave., David Gutirerrez-Ortiz, 32, 200 block Woodford Ave., Elyria, arrested and charged with drunken driving, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. Police said Ortiz was driving at least 80 mph when an officer tried to stop him. They said he narrowly missed cars and pedestrians before stopping at the Bori-Mex bar, 1904 E. 28th St. They said Ortiz smelled of alcohol and failed a field sobriety test. They said he registered a 0.13 blood alcohol content in a Breathalyzer test.

Friday, May 9

  • 3 p.m. — Lorain Police Department, 100 W. Erie Ave., a woman said her mother has been trying to remove her children from the daughter’s home. She said the mother tried to get the son to come with her on Friday when he left Gen. Johnnie Wilson Middle School. Police said they told the daughter to get the prosecutor’s office to renew a protection order against her mother.
  • 11:54 p.m. — Black River Landing, 421 Black River Lane, a Vermilion woman whose family said she had threatened to jump off the Bascule Bridge was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation.
  • 11:59 p.m. — Mercy Regional Medical Center, 3700 Kolbe Road, La’Tasha King, 24, 2500 block Marshall Ave., Lorain, arrested and charged with assault. Police said King pushed her way into the emergency room where her hysterical sister was being given a psychiatric evaluation. King is accused of shoving a nurse to the floor. Police said King was mistakenly charged with misdemeanor assault and was freed on a $1,000 bond. They said King should have been charged with felonious assault and not allowed bond.

Saturday, May 10

  • 6:23 p.m. — California and Lakeside avenues, Kimberly Makuch, 44, 600 block E Street, Lorain, arrested and charged with panhandling. Police said they witnessed Makuch leaning into a man’s car after responding to a panhandling complaint. The man said Makuch ran in front of his vehicle at an intersection and asked for money.
  • 6:30 p.m. — 1900 block Garden Ave., a resident and her friend said they saw a man begin to enter the resident’s home through a kitchen window and when they screamed, he ran away. They described the man as black, in his 30s or 40s, with shoulder length dreadlocks and wearing a neon green T-shirt.
  • 7:05 p.m. — 4500 block of Fields Way, a resident said she found a cut around the handle of a rear screen door and believes someone may have been trying to break in.
  • 7:30 p.m. — 1600 block Lehigh St., Issac Legard, 34, same address, arrested and charged with obstructing official business. Police said Legard’s girlfriend asked them to investigate the theft of a lawn ornament off her front porch and when Legard arrived, he cursed officers and demanding they leave the property.
  • 7:34 p.m. — 2500 block Denver Ave., a woman said someone cut screen windows to her apartment and burglarized it. She said her $600 television was stolen.
  • 7:45 p.m. — E. 28th St. and Broadway, James Lasure, 25, 100 block W. 32nd St., Lorain, arrested and charged with drunken driving, fleeing, endangering children, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license. Police Officer Brent Payne said Lasure’s license was suspended. Payne said Lasure refused to stop when Payne activated his police cruiser’s lights and sirens, and drove to Lasure’s home. Payne said Lasure’s 1-year-old daughter was in the car, but was unhurt. He said Lasure failed a field sobriety test and registered a 0.26 blood alcohol content in a Breathalyzer test. The legal limit is 0.08 percent. Payne also said Lasure was carrying a small amount of marijuana.
  • 11:30 p.m. — Lorain Police Department, 100 W. Erie Ave., a woman said she parked her unlocked car in a parking lot in the 1800 block of W. Erie Ave. for 30 minutes earlier in the day and someone stole her phone from the car.

Sunday, May 11

  • 1:06 a.m. — 200 block Georgia Ave., Floyd Howell, 33, same address, arrested and charged with violation of a protection order. Police said an officer spotted Howell running from a home where a resident has a protection order against him due to domestic violence.
  • 10 a.m. — Dairy Mart, 2802 Broadway, George K. Jackson II, 30, 100 block W. 27th St., Lorain, arrested and charged with violation of a protection order, obstructing official business and allowing a dangerous dog to roam. Police said they responded to a report of a roaming pit bull menacing customers at the store. They said Jackson said the dog was his, but gave them a false name. They said he was in a home of a woman who has a protection order against him.
  • 11:03 a.m. — 2100 block W. 23rd St., James Clayton, 24, 3500 block Pin Oak Drive, Lorain, arrested and charged with domestic violence. A woman who police said had a cut lip and swollen elbow said Clayton became angry when she asked him to leave her home. She said he repeatedly struck her, tore off her shorts and underwear and threw her to the floor and then fled the home. Police said Clayton tried to run from them and was arrested at gunpoint. They said he denied hitting the woman.
  • 11:43 a.m. — 2400 block Apple Ave., a woman said someone stole electronic items from her unlocked car which she parked outside her home.
  • 12:23 p.m. — 1700 block Colorado Ave., a man said he parked his car about 8:30 p.m. at Great Lakes Auto and about 11 a.m. Sunday found it was burglarized. He said someone smashed the driver’s side window and stole $50 in cash, tools and sunglasses.