August 20, 2014

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Blotter: Man charged after refusing to exit car during traffic stop

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Elyria police 2:56 a.m. Aug. 16 — Furnace Street and Bell Avenue, Rodger D. Simmons Jr., 30, of Elyria, arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, refusing to submit to field sobriety tests, red light violation, reasonable control and resisting arrest after a traffic stop. Police said Simmons did not want to exit Read More…

OVI checkpoints honor victim of drunken driving

ELYRIA — Two OVI checkpoints Thursday night honored the victim of a drunken driving crash by aiming to prevent more tragedies. Lorain resident Terri Martin was 52 when she was killed March 2, 2012, in a crash caused by an impaired driver, according to a release from the Lorain County Safe Community Coalition. Law enforcement Read More…

Pizzeria employee pleads guilty to theft

ELYRIA — An Oberlin man who left a trail of stolen lasagna in his wake pleaded guilty Friday to breaking and entering the Oberlin pizzeria where he worked. Oberlin police tracked 25-year-old Max Torgerson from Lorenzo’s Pizzeria and Restaurant after the December 2012 burglary by following the distinctive patterns on his shoes and drag marks Read More…

Police: Improper lane change causes crash on I-90

A tow truck pulls a vehicle from the median of Interstate 90 near the Nagel Road entrance about 9:30 p.m. Friday. No one was injured in the two-vehicle crash. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON — A two-vehicle crash took place at 9:01 p.m. Friday on Interstate 90 east of Nagel Road, resulting in a juvenile driver facing charges. According to Avon police Sgt. George Ruple, a 2012 Ford Escape was traveling eastbound when the driver, who was a juvenile, attempted to make an improper lane change. The vehicle struck Read More…

Elyria blotter: 3 boys charged with punching teen, stealing bicycle

Elyria Police

Elyria police 6:22 p.m. Aug. 12 — Cascade Park, 120 Floradale Court, 13-year-old boy, 22000 block Indian Hollow Road, Grafton, 14-year-old boy, 100 block Kaiser Court, Elyria, 14-year-old boy, 6700 block West River Road, Elyria, all arrested and charged with robbery. A 14-year-old boy, who police said had a bruise and swelling under his right Read More…

Preparations underway for Lorain County Fair

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Preparations continue in high gear for the Lorain County Fair, which opens to the public on Monday and runs through Aug. 24. All the information you’ll need to know about the fair is included in The Chronicle-Telegram’s annual County Fair tab, which runs in the Sunday paper. Pick up a copy — and see you at the Read More…

Elyria man accused of beating pregnant girlfriend

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ELYRIA — An Elyria man is accused of beating his eight-months-pregnant girlfriend in her home in the 300 block of Fourth Street about 4 a.m. Tuesday. Bianca Foy said she argued with the expectant father, Isaias Sanchez, about text messages on his phone, police Officer Paul Lesner wrote in his report. Foy, who police said Read More…

Man who locked keys in his car says 2 men beat him

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LORAIN — A man who said he locked his keys in his car in the parking lot of his apartment complex at 1031 Tower Blvd. said he was beaten by two men about 9:40 p.m. Sunday. Michael Green said the men approached him in the complex between Oberlin and Washington avenues, according to police Officer Read More…

Pedestrian beaten, robbed of phone

ELYRIA — An Elyria woman said she was beaten, slashed and robbed in the 1800 block of Middle Avenue as she walked home about 11:10 p.m. Monday. The 34-year-old Middle Avenue resident said she was walking from the Gas USA station on the east side of the street near Oberlin-Elyria Road, according to police Officer Fred Read More…

Identity of SUV driver in Lorain crash released

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LORAIN — The name of the woman injured in a crash at the intersection of Kansas Avenue and E Street around 4:30 p.m. Saturday was released by police Tuesday. Mary Lewis, 72, of the 700 block of Grantwood Avenue in Sheffield Lake, was in fair condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a Read More…