April 23, 2014

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Update: Roads reopened in Westlake after search for gunman

Police are searching near Center Ridge Road in Westlake for a gunman.

Update 6:15 p.m.: Westlake police have given the all-clear for the area where multiple departments were searching for a suspect gunman. Capt. Guy Turner said all roads in the area have reopened, and residents who self-evacuated can return home. No arrests have been made. Investigators remain on the scene to process evidence, and some ballistic Read More…

JVS student allegedly stole scrap copper from class

PITTSFIELD TWP. — A Lorain County Joint Vocational School student was arrested for allegedly stealing scrap copper from a heating and cooling class. Heating and cooling class instructor David Morgan reported the theft at 1:48 p.m. March 19 to a Lorain County sheriff’s deputy who was working at the school. Morgan said the student, Chad Read More…

Video shows alleged threat at Lorain McDonald’s

LORAIN — A man told police he was talking to a woman in a McDonald’s on Tuesday when the woman’s boyfriend walked up and threatened him with a knife. James Monroe told police he was with a friend at the McDonald’s at 3221 Oberlin Ave. about 9:45 p.m. when a woman he knew came into Read More…

Sister, brother fight each other over baby

LORAIN — A fight ensued between a sister and her brother, resulting in a 2-month-old baby girl being pulled back and forth. Police were called at 7:37 p.m. Thursday to the 3000 block of Berlin Avenue in reference to a domestic violence complaint in the 3000 block of Fulmer Road. When officers arrived, they met Read More…

Man allegedly shot friend’s car with pellet gun

LORAIN — A fight between two friends escalated when one man shot at his friend’s car, shattering the window. Police were called at 3:34 p.m. Monday to the 1000 block of East 32nd Street in reference to a criminal damage complaint. An 18-year-old man told officers that he and his 21-year-old friend have been “at Read More…

Elyria police: Mall security guard says woman attacked him

Elyria police Wednesday, April 2 6:11 p.m. — 3300 block Midway Mall Blvd., a man said someone burglarized his Ford Explorer parked in the mall parking lot and stole his driver’s license, wallet and several other items. 7:40 p.m. — Midway Mall, 3000 Midway Mall Blvd., Michelle Wright, 29, 900 block West Drive, Sheffield Lake, Read More…

UPDATE: Midview Middle School student in custody after bomb threat

Midview Middle School was evacuated Friday morning after a bomb threat was found on a bathroom door, the second such incident this week involving local schools. A female student at the middle school was taken into custody on Friday after a threat was found written in a bathroom stall, according to Lorain County Sheriff’s Department Read More…

Sheffield Middle School student accused of writing bomb threat

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SHEFFIELD — A Sheffield Middle School student faces charges over a bomb threat that triggered an evacuation of the school Thursday. Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Superintendent Michael Cook said the student is accused of writing a threat to blow up the school on a boy’s bathroom wall that a teacher found around 9:35 a.m. Cook said school Read More…

Couple, heroin, 2 kids found in apartment

ELYRIA — Police searched the home of a suspected drug user and found a man living with his wife and two young children in an apartment without heat or electricity, according to a police report. Jason K. Murphy, 26, was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia around 12:30 p.m. Monday at Read More…

Lorain blotter: Man arrested, charged with burglary

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Lorain Police 11:50 a.m. March 31 — 500 block W. 23rd St., Christian Cosme, 27, 200 block E. 23rd St., Lorain, arrested and charged with burglary. A man who said he owed Cosme $60 for drugs said Cosme kicked in the door of his home and threatened to kill him. Cosme denied being at the Read More…