April 16, 2014

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Elyria police arrest 21 during spring roundup

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Anna Merriman The Chronicle-Telegram ELYRIA — Police arrested 21 people in four days for various trafficking, drug, theft charges and warrants around the city this week. Police, looking to close 15 of their open drug cases, started the arrests Monday in a sting they named “Operation Dragon.” The 15 arrests led to six more connected Read More…

Extortion scam reaches from Connecticut to Lorain

LORAIN — In New Haven, Conn., a family was threatened with their lives. In Lorain, a man picked up the money they sent to keep their family safe. Around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Lorain police investigated a call from the New Haven Police Department who said a family in the town had been threatened by an Read More…

UPDATED: Abbe Road bank robbery suspect remains at large

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Update (12:30 p.m.): Elyria police are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery that occurred Wednesday morning. Read More…

Man charged after alleged assault on girlfriend, officers

Maurice Taylor

LORAIN — Police said a man who showed up drunk at his girlfriend’s apartment on Friday allegedly punched her, pushed her teenage daughter and grabbed a kitchen knife before officers showed up and wrestled him into handcuffs. Maurice Taylor, 37, was charged with resisting arrest and two counts of assault about 10:30 p.m. Friday at Read More…

Lorain police dogs receive protective vests

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LORAIN — They help police search the homes of suspected drug dealers and look for violent fugitives. Until Tuesday, the three German shepherds of the Lorain Police Department were virtually unprotected. In a ceremony, members of the Fraternal Order of Police in Ohio presented the Police Department with three ballistic vests and three cooling vests Read More…

Man allegedly drank 12 beers before crashing in intersection

LORAIN — A man who told police he drank a 12-pack of beer is accused of taking a friend’s car, crashing at a stoplight and running off, according to a police report. Jeffrey Kent, 46, of Lorain, was cited for failing to obey a traffic signal, driving while impaired and while under suspension, implied consent Read More…

Lorain men facing charges after shots fired at gas station

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LORAIN — Confusion initially surrounded the scene of an alleged assault at a gas station Tuesday after police heard gunshots in the parking lot and saw multiple people flee on foot and in cars and two Lorain men were charged in the aftermath. Aaron Harrison, 20, of Lorain, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, Read More…

Elyria police arrest alleged drug dealer

Antonio Ward

ELYRIA – Police searched the home of an alleged drug dealer on Wednesday to find the man inside with his girlfriend, three children and 15 grams of crack cocaine. Antonio Ward, 31, was charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine, possession of cocaine, criminal tools, drug paraphernalia, marijuana and two illegal WIC benefits cards around Read More…

Organization pushes to get human trafficking in the open

The Rev. Angel Arroyo speaks during a Tuesday panel discussion on human trafficking at Lorain County Community College.

ELYRIA — It’s often considered a taboo topic, but on Tuesday a panel of specialists spoke openly about human trafficking — a problem which they say will become more frequent than drug trafficking in a matter of years. Human trafficking often gets ignored or misunderstood, said Mindi Kuebler of the Human Trafficking Collaborative of Lorain Read More…

Mother fearing deportation receives one-year reprieve

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LORAIN – It was late in the day on Ash Wednesday when Anabel Barron said she fell to her knees in front of a picture of the Virgin of Guadelupe, crying. For the first time in weeks, they were tears of joy. Last week, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office granted Barron, who’s Read More…