November 25, 2014

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Lorain blotter: Tenant alleges landlord turned off electricity

Lorain Police

Lorain police Monday, Nov. 10 8:29 a.m. — 700 block E. 35th St., a resident said his landlord turned off his electricity and heat despite him not owing rent. Police said the landlord, who appeared drunk, denied shutting off the electricity, but police said the tenant’s apartment was cold and the lights didn’t work. Tuesday, Read More…

Elyria police: Woman charged with theft from department store

Elyria Police

Elyria police Tuesday, Nov. 11 5:30 p.m. — 4500 Midway Mall, JC Penney, a man told police he saw a woman take a watch out of the jewelry area of the store and put it in her pants before attempting to leave the store without paying. The woman, Payton Haskiell, 20, was stopped and charged Read More…

Coroner: Woman died of drug overdose

LORAIN — A woman whose body was found in the woods in Lorain last month died of a drug and alcohol overdose, according to Lorain County Coroner Stephen Evans. Police found the body of Rebecca Jean Newsome, 44, of Lorain, a few feet into the woods off Fillmore Avenue between Colorado Avenue and Randall Street Read More…

Elyria man killed in Medina County crash

CHATHAM TWP. — A 33-year-old Elyria man died this morning in a single-car crash on state Route 83. According to the Medina post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Blessed Lovejoy was driving a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am northbound at 6:05 a.m. when he attempted to pass another vehicle. He lost control while passing, drove Read More…

Sex offender charged with stalking his ex-girlfriend

Ivan Barrios

LORAIN — A convicted rapist and sex offender just released from prison Monday was jailed Tuesday after his ex-girlfriend said he threatened her. Karen Deskins said Ivan Barrios was released from prison Monday and immediately began calling her, according to police Officer Wesley Fordyce’s report. Deskins said she told Barrios not to call her, but Read More…

Lorain blotter: Man charged with DUI after near-crash with police car

Lorain Police

Lorain police 7:51 p.m. Nov. 9 — East 28th Street, Noe Escobar, 29, 300 block W. 27th St., arrested and charged with drunken driving, driving without a license and driving left of center. Police said Escobar nearly collided with an officer’s cruiser. They said he smelled of alcohol, failed a field sobriety test and failed Read More…

Elyria blotter: Man charged with drug possession after neighbor’s complaint

Elyria Police

Elyria police 3:25 a.m. Nov. 8 — 6300 block S. Gateway Blvd., Andrew Thomas, 21, 100 block Blake St., arrested and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. A neighbor said Thomas accused her children of throwing broken CDs into his backyard. Police said they warned Thomas to Read More…

Two displaced by house fire in Lorain

LORAIN — Two people were displaced in a house fire at 1306 W. Erie Ave., called in at 6:39 p.m. Tuesday. Fire Capt. Matt Homolya said flames were coming from the rear, first-floor deck of the two-floor, wood-framed home when firefighters arrived at 6:45 p.m. He said the two renters, a man and a woman Read More…

Shooting victim released from hospital

A man whose nephew is accused of shooting him in the chest and stomach in a fight over a stolen radio was recently released from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, a nursing supervisor said Tuesday. Louis Rodriguez, 48, was shot in his home at 421 W. 15th St., Lorain, on Oct. 23. Emmanuel Rodriguez, 30, Read More…

Victim of alleged beating out of hospital

A woman whose neighbor is charged with beating her unconscious after accusing her of stealing $200 from him, was recently released from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, a nursing supervisor said Tuesday. Crystal Ribaric, 27, was seriously injured in the beating in her home at 4131 Woodward Ave., Lorain on Oct. 30. Neighbor Harrison Shaffer, Read More…