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Police log for Nov. 9, 2010

Lorain police Friday, Nov. 5 2:40 p.m. – 4300 block Leavitt Road, Tajua Lewis, 19, of Lorain, charged with the theft of three shirts from Walmart. 11:31 p.m. – 1900 E. 37th St., a man reported someone entered and rifled through his Ford Explorer and stole the vehicle’s key. Saturday, Nov. 6 12:28 p.m. – Read More…

Defense wants jury to see dorm room

ELYRIA — Attorneys for a former Oberlin College foot­ball player fac­ing trial on a charge of sex­ual battery want jurors to see a dormi­tory room where an attack on a fel­low student allegedly occurred, according to court documents filed Monday in Common Pleas Court. Cassius Harris, now 25, of Chicago, is accused of attack­ing a Read More…

NASCAR: Was Jimmie Johnson’s crew change a good move or desperate?

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By Jenna Fryer, The Associated Press The dust was still settling Monday at Texas Motor Speed­way, where Jimmie Johnson lost the championship lead for the first time in five years — on the same day his crew was benched in the middle of the race. Hendrick Motorsports moved swiftly to help Johnson, who suffered through Read More…

Two Lorain men charged after traffic stop

LORAIN — Two men are facing charges after a DUI stop Saturday morning. Ivan Cordova, 36, of Lorain, was charged with DWI with an alcohol/drug level 0.17 or higher, driving while intoxicated, driving under revocation or suspension, failure to signal turn and left of center. Passenger Jamie Cordova, 22, of North Ridgeville, was charged with Read More…

$350K worth of marijuana seized in turnpike traffic stop

Ohio Highway Patrol K-9 unit Johnny, keeps watch on the 69 pounds of marijuana seized during a routine traffic stop Monday on the Ohio Turnpike. Three men were arrested. The marijuana was valued at nearly $350,000.

AMHERST TWP. — Two Californian bounty hunters and an Illinois man are facing felony drug charges after State Highway Patrol troopers seized 69 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, valued at nearly $350,000 during a traffic stop Friday morning on the turnpike. Troopers stopped a 2010 GMC Yukon with Illinois registration for a marked-lanes violation at about Read More…

Coroner says Drug Task Force member’s death was suicide

LaGRANGE — This morning’s death of Sam DiFrancesco, a Lorain County Drug Task Force member, was suicide according to Lorain County Coroner Paul Matus. LaGrange police were called to Taylor Boulevard just before 7 this morning after a female in the house heard a gunshot. DiFrancesco, 51, was found dead on a recliner in the Read More…

3 people arrested after fight over damage to car

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ELYRIA — Three people were arrested over the weekend after the fought about damage to a vehicle, according to a police report. Edith Baker, 23, of South Amherst was charged with assault, Johnathen Graham, 19, of Elyria was charged with criminal damage, and a 17-year-old Elyria girl was certified to juvenile court for assault. According Read More…

Retired cop indicted, accused of trying to have sex with 12-year-old

A retired Cleveland police officer has been indicted on charges of attempted rape for trying to have sex with someone he believed was a 12-year-old girl. Robert Bonness, 53, is also facing child pornography charges. Bonness, who retired with 23 years’ experience in 2009, responded to a Craigslist post that advertised a father and daughter Read More…

Woman accused of assault after DUI

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LORAIN — An Elyria woman is facing multiple charges, including drunken driving, after an accident Thursday night ended in the woman allegedly trying to assault Lorain police officers and damaging a police cruiser. Vickie Lowe, 50, was charged with OVI, driving under suspension, right of way, leaving the scene of an accident, resisting arrest, obstructing Read More…

Police: Pair tried to steal car man was sleeping in

LORAIN — A man told police two men tried to carjack him while he was sleeping in his grandmother’s car outside a relative’s house. Lorain police reported the victim told them he was sleeping in the car parked in a driveway in the 1800 block of West 20th Street around 10:17 a.m. Thursday when he Read More…