August 29, 2014

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Man accused of filming his daughter showering

VERMILION – A man who may have set up a camera system to watch his daughter showering denied any knowledge of the crime, according to police. The 50-year-old Vermilion man, whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of his daughter, was charged with voyeurism on Thursday at his home after his wife found Read More…

Florida man wandering Elyria streets charged with groping

Gary Roche

Correction: Gary Roche is still being held at Lorain County Jail. This story originally indicated that Roche had been released on bond.  ELYRIA — A mumbling man with a criminal past was arrested early Sunday after he groped one woman and tried to solicit sexual acts from another, police said. Gary Roche, 47, of Bradenton, Read More…

Man charged after 3-year-old son found wandering in Lorain

LORAIN — A man who left his 3-year-old child with the child’s ailing, sleeping grandmother was frantic when he returned from his neighbor’s house and found the child missing Saturday. After a search through the house and neighborhood, police found the child and charged the father, 21-year-old Hector Sanchez, with child endangerment Saturday. Police arrived Read More…

Homeowner faces drug charge after break-in

ELYRIA — A home break-in and a quick capture of the suspects led police to another investigation Thursday when they found a marijuana-growing operation inside the home that was broken into. Corey Phillips, 35, was charged with drug paraphernalia possession Monday after police said they found marijuana inside his home on the 400 block of Read More…

Lorain man charged after shooting at bonfire

Michael Esper

LORAIN – A man bleeding on the ground from a gunshot wound, a missing suspect and differing accounts of what happened were all that remained from an early morning gathering between friends on Saturday. A few hours after the incident, Michael Esper, 28, of Lorain, turned himself into police and was charged with felonious assault. Read More…

Owner of vacant house discovers sex assault video on phone

Kanyatta Ethraim

LORAIN — A homeowner cleaning out an empty rental house last week came across a video on a phone that depicted the harrowing scene of an attempted sexual assault. Two months after the video was filmed, Kenyatta Ephraim, 20, was charged Friday with attempted rape for the incident. Police have put out an arrest warrant Read More…

Lorain County Fair: All’s fair in fowl race

Cam Rose of Columbia Township races his turkey, Gobblers, in the fowl race on Friday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

  WELLINGTON — The reigning champion of Lorain County Fair’s fowl race had just met the duck he used for the contest that morning. “I just took somebody’s duck,” Evan Born said with a laugh, adding that there’s no training for the fowl race. He used his cousin’s bird to race around a short course Read More…

Two men with ties to Lorain County added to U.S. marshal’s ‘Agonizing 8’ list

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Two men with connections to Lorain County have been added to the U.S. marshal’s list of Northern Ohio’s most wanted fugitives. Dana Woods, 47, and William Waters, 38, were added to the “Agonizing 8,” a list compiled by the U.S. Marshal’s Office of the most wanted sex offenders in Northeast Ohio. Woods is wanted for Read More…

Two former Elyria High athletes face burglary charges

EHS athletes

ELYRIA — Two former Elyria High School athletes — including a former football letterman — were charged with burglary Thursday morning after police found them walking near Ohio Street with stolen items. Jumarr Lewis and Ronnie Smith, both 19, were charged with burglary about 7 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Hamilton Street and Gulf Road. Read More…

South Amherst Fire Department gets grant to buy vehicles

SOUTH AMHERST — The South Amherst Fire Department might get a break after all, despite having two proposed levies voted down last year. On Wednesday, Sen. Sharrod Brown, D-Cleveland, announced that the South Amherst Fire Department will receive almost $170,000 for vehicle acquisition in a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “These new Read More…