October 23, 2014

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Lorain man charged in kidnapping

Wayne Collin

ELYRIA — A Lorain man who allegedly held his girlfriend captive has been indicted on charges of kidnapping, felonious assault, domestic violence and violating a protection order. The victim, Juliann Steiner, told Lorain police that Wayne Collins Jr., 42, held her inside her Oakhill Boulevard apartment for two months. Police went to the apartment after Read More…

Elyria blotter: Man says tenant stole car parts from garage

Elyria Police

Elyria police 3:48 p.m. Oct. 15 — 100 block S. Abbe Road, a man told police he leased his garage to help pay for his rent. He told police the person he leased the garage to stole four Corvette rims and a Chevrolet engine from inside the garage. Sunday, Oct. 12 6:45 p.m. — 200 Read More…

Lorain blotter: Girlfriend accused of brandishing scissors during argument

Lorain Police

Lorain police 2:44 p.m. Oct. 14 — 1300 block W. 18th St., a man said his girlfriend pointed a pair of scissors at him, spat in his face and pulled his necklace off during an argument. Tuesday, Oct 14 2:18 a.m. — 1200 block W. Eighth St., a woman said her live-in boyfriend pushed her Read More…

Second-grader reports attempted luring

ELYRIA – A second-grade student from Windsor Elementary School was walking home from school Friday when a stranger asked her if she wanted candy, according to police. The 7-year-old girl told police she was walking from the elementary school on Windsor Drive to her home on the 700 block of Thornwood Boulevard around 3 p.m. Read More…

Firefighter injured, family displaced after Lorain house fire

LORAIN – A fire that burned through a Lorain house Monday night left one firefighter with minor injuries and a family displaced from their home. At about 11:20 p.m. Monday, firefighters responded to 1006 W. 21st St. for a report of a house fire. At the scene, police saw smoke coming from the back of Read More…

Man hospitalized for drunkenness

Steven Weaver

LORAIN — A Lorain man was too drunk to drive and too drunk for jail about 2:35 a.m. Sunday, according to a police report. Steven Weaver registered a blood alcohol content of 0.30 — nearly four times the legal limit of 0.08 — in a Breathalyzer test, police Officer Brent Payne wrote. For safety reasons, Read More…

Elyria blotter: Resident reports obscene graffiti

Elyria Police

Elyria police 1:54 a.m. Oct. 12 — 200 block University Ave., a resident said four cones were stolen from where his driveway meets the street and a large penis was drawn in wet cement by the initials J.D. along with an obscene reference to performing anal sex on a woman. A second penis was drawn Read More…

Lorain Family Dollar robbed

LORAIN — No one was hurt in a robbery at Family Dollar, 1820 Broadway, about 7:40 p.m. Sunday, according to a police report. Cashier Craig Nelson said a man bought gum at the register with a dollar. Nelson said when he opened the register, the man reached over the counter and pushed Nelson away. The Read More…

Driver hospitalized after flipping vehicle

erhart road slider

GRAFTON TWP. — A driver was hospitalized after a rollover crash near the Medina County line just before 1 p.m. Monday. David Coleman was eastbound on state Route 303 between Island and Erhart Northern roads, according to Trooper Andrew Perez of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post. Coleman swerved left off the road striking a Read More…

Lorain blotter: Woman says she was attacked by 3 teens

Lorain Police

Lorain police 2:53 p.m. Oct. 8 — Social Security Administration Building, 221 W. Fifth St., a woman said she was sitting outside the building waiting for a ride when three teenaged boys approached her with one grabbing her by the hood of her hooded sweatshirt and by her hair. She said the boy pulled her Read More…