April 19, 2014

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Possible meth lab found in $1M Sheffield Lake home

SHEFFIELD LAKE — The Lorain County Drug Task Force found what police believe to be an under-construction methamphetamine lab in an East Lake Road home that was purchased for $1.125 million last year. Madhu Sudan Dutta, one of the owners of 3675 E. Lake Road, was arrested Wednesday at the house. Detective Olen Martin said Read More…

Lorain Police: Assault victim may be meeting alleged attacker

LORAIN — A 17-year-old Lorain boy who police said was sexually assaulted two years ago may have been meeting with and texting his alleged attacker as recently as last fall, police said. Detectives from the Lorain Police Department have a search warrant to look through the teenager’s phones for evidence of contact between the boy Read More…

Ohio Supreme Court rules Elyria judge used wrong standard in DUI case

Corrine Codeluppi will get her day in court to argue that field sobriety tests she was given during her August 2011 arrest weren’t administered properly. The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Elyria Municipal Court Judge Lisa Locke Grave improperly dismissed a motion to suppress evidence filed by the Columbia Station woman’s lawyers without Read More…

Man who allegedly ran from police arrested

LORAIN – A Lorain man who ran off and evaded arrest after a traffic stop on Sunday was not as lucky on Tuesday when he tried to run from officers again, police said. Landon Davis, 18, was charged with obstructing official business, no driver’s license and improper display on plates at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Read More…

Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle

PITTSFIELD TWP. – A Wellington man was fatally struck by a vehicle on Wednesday morning. John Sobieski, 71, of the 17000 block of Pitts Road, was walking on Hughes Road west of state Route 58 at about 7:30 a.m. when a 2009 Dodge Ram traveling eastbound hit him. CentralLorainCountyEMS transported Sobieski to MercyAllenHospital in Oberlin, Read More…

Judge draws cards to choose panel in capital murder case

Clarence Adams III appears in court on March 31. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Clarence Adams III wanted to roll the dice, but in the end he had to rely on the luck of the draw to determine the judges who will serve on a panel that will preside over his capital murder trial later this month. Adams had requested that Lorain County Probate Judge James Walther, Read More…

Stolen car found burning in Elyria

ELYRIA — A car that was found burning on the west side of Elyria on Monday morning was reported stolen by a woman across town. About 6 a.m. Tuesday, police arrived at a parking lot in the area of 1200 Foster Ave., near West Park where the Elyria Fire Department had just extinguished a car Read More…

Police say man caned woman after he discovered missing salad

ELYRIA — A woman was hospitalized Saturday after police said her roommate beat her with a cane, possibly over a missing salad dinner. Michael Harris, 42, was charged with felonious assault Saturday morning at the house he shares with Wendy Fischer in the 200 block of H Street. Fischer was treated for her injuries and Read More…

Roommate in custody after man injured in stabbing

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LORAIN — One man was sent to the hospital and another was taken into custody after a reported stabbing on Tuesday that might have been instigated by a simple request for quiet. About 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, a fight broke out between two men in a house on the corner of West 12th Street and Oberlin Read More…

Man arrested in connection with string of car break-ins

Mark Streets

ELYRIA – A man who police suspect of breaking into over 100 cars in a month was caught last week when police say he broke into a house in Elyria. Mark Streets, 40, was charged with assault on a police officer, obstruction of official business, receiving stolen property and burglary after being arrested at about Read More…