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Police log for March 23, 2011

Elyria police Friday, March 18 9:59 a.m – 600 block Cleveland St., skateboards valued at $400 and $60 in cash is stolen in a break-in at Lauber Sports, the fourth burglary in five years, according to the operator. 12:27 p.m. – 400 block 13th St., copper pipes stolen from home. 12:45 p.m. — Middle Avenue Read More…

Mom: Boy’s dad threatening him in texts

LORAIN — A woman reported on Monday that her son’s estranged father has been sending the 11-year-old boy threatening and verbally abusive text messages. The boy showed police the messages in which the father said he hoped someone would kill his son. They also contained racial slurs, profanity and insults, the report said. The woman Read More…

More info released: Sandusky officer was shot five times; one bullet was stopped by vest

SANDUSKY — The Erie County Sheriff’s Office has released more information on the fatal shooting early Saturday of Sandusky police officer Andrew Dunn, including the fact that Dunn was shot five times. According to a news release sent out today, Dunn stopped suspect Kevin Randleman, 50, about 3 a.m. Saturday because he was riding a Read More…

Avon Lake police ask for help to find missing teen

Patricia Kowalski

AVON LAKE — Police are looking for help finding a missing 15-year-old girl. Patricia “Tricia” Kowalski left her home on March 4 and hasn’t been back since, according to Sgt. Vince Molnar. Patricia has run away in the past and has been found in the greater Cleveland area, Molnar said. Patricia is 5-feet-10 and 110 Read More…

U.S. Marshals release latest ‘Dangerous Dozen’ list

U.S. Marshals have released the latest “Dangerous Dozen” most wanted list. No new Lorain County fugitives are on the list. Luis Leiva, 48, a Lorain man who has been on the list since October, remains wanted by Marshals. Leiva, who is wanted for assault, burglary and domestic violence, is believed to be with family in Read More…

Police: Counterfeit bills being passed at businesses around Lorain, Amherst

LORAIN — Police are investigating multiple instances of similar counterfeit bills being passed at local businesses, including at least three used in a one-day period at South Lorain businesses. In each instance, the bill was a bleached-out $5 bill that was made to look like a $50 or $100 bill, according to a police report. Read More…

Landlord arrested after allegedly stabbing neighbor

ELYRIA — A Howe Street woman was arrested early Monday for allegedly stabbing an upstairs neighbor, likely for being too noisy. Wendy Fischer, 42, first called police about 5:15 a.m. about her upstairs neighbors being too loud. Officers responded and asked the neighbors to keep it down. Fischer is also the landlord of the duplex. Read More…

Men arrested after dispute, chase

ELYRIA — A call to police Monday that a man had fired a gun and was chasing his estranged wife in a vehicle turned out to be only partly true, police said. The man, James Avalos, did not have a weapon, but police believe he did challenge his wife and a man she was with Read More…

Retrial under way in sex assault case involving 10-year-old

ELYRIA — The second trial of a Grafton man accused of forcing himself on a 10-year-old girl in 2006 got under way in Lorain County Common Pleas Court on Monday. Richard Boone was convicted of rape and gross sexual imposition last year during his first trial, but county Common Pleas Judge James Burge later declared Read More…

Elyria mom pleads no contest to DUI from crash with teen daughter

ELYRIA — An Elyria woman pleaded no contest Monday to endangering children and drunken driving charges stemming from a Sept. 21 crash when her 15-year-old daughter was in the car. An additional charge of failure to control against Darlene Waters, 45, was dismissed. Waters was sentenced to 90 days in jail, but most of that Read More…