October 26, 2014

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Police say driver who crashed into fire hydrant was intoxicated

LORAIN – Police believe a woman who drove off the road and into a fire hydrant was intoxicated during the early morning crash Thursday. Alexandria Aviles, 26, of Lorain was cited with failure to control, driving with a suspended license and driving while intoxicated after she crashed a car in Lorain early Thursday. Lorain police Read More…

Update: Suspect, accomplice arrested in Elyria bank robbery

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  Melissa Linebrink   The Chronicle-Telegram   ELYRIA — Police have arrested a woman who allegedly robbed a US Bank branch Friday afternoon, as well a man believed to be her accomplice.   At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Elyria police detectives and Ohio Highway Patrol officers arrested Courtney Browne, 39, of the 200 block of South Read More…

Highway Patrol seizes 28 pounds of marijuana on Ohio Turnpike

Troopers seized 28 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike Thursday. PHOTO PROVIDED

Two California residents are facing felony drug charges after a traffic stop in Lorain County. Joanna Garcia, 24, and J. Gildardo Herrera-Martinez, 42, both of Los Angeles, Calif., were stopped on the Ohio Turnpike at about noon on Thursday for following too closely, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Troopers observed Read More…

Man injured after falling from roof

A man fell 20 feet from his roof while doing some repairs and was transported to the hospital this morning. According to South Amherst Fire Chief Al Schmitz, the man was doing chimney repairs at his home at 11011 Gifford Road when a ladder he was climbing down kicked out from under him. The fire Read More…

Elyria Subway robbed at gunpoint

ELYRIA — A Subway store was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night. According to Lt. William Pelko of the Elyria Police Department, a lone male wearing all black with his face covered walked into the store at 8709 West Ridge Road around 10:04 p.m. and pointed a handgun at a store clerk while demanding money. Pelko Read More…

Man charged with attempted murder in Lorain shooting

Emmanuel Rodrigeuz

LORAIN – A Lorain man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting his uncle during a fight about a stolen radio. Louis Rodriguez, 48, of the 400 block of West 15th Street in Lorain, called police at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday to report that his nephew, identified as Emmanuel Rodriguez, 30, was threatening Read More…

Oberlin school closed because of nearby fire

Firefighters respond to a fire on East College Street Friday morning. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — Eastwood Elementary School was closed Friday after a fire across the street from the school. Emergency crews responded to a garage fire at 203 E. College St. at 7:24 a.m. Friday, and restricted access to College Street, including Eastwood, located at 198 E. College St. The students, who were mostly still on buses, Read More…

Pedestrian injured after being struck by vehicle

WELLINGTON — A Wellington man was taken to the hospital after he walked into the roadway and was struck by a vehicle, according to police. At about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Fred Brown, 77, of West Salem, was driving a 2014 Chevrolet truck southbound on state Route 58 near North Main Street when Steve Majcher, 55, Read More…

Lorain shooting suspect indicted

Michael Esper

ELYRIA — A Lorain man has been indicted on attempted murder and felonious assault charges in an Aug. 23 shooting that left one man injured. Michael Esper, 28, turned himself in, along with a .45-caliber handgun believed to be used in the shooting, to Lorain police several hours after Dean Wright was shot in the Read More…

Truck crashes into Westlake bar during police chase

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WESTLAKE — Police pursuit of a stolen pickup ended with the eastbound truck crashing into the Dover Gardens Tavern, injuring 12 people about 8:50 p.m. Thursday. Tavern owner Gary Hurst said he wasn’t in the bar when the crash occurred, but said he spoke to five people who were. Hurst said they told him they Read More…