April 18, 2014

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Lorain man arrested after woman found unresponsive

Timothy Loyer

LORAIN — A 34-year-old man was arrested after police found his girlfriend unresponsive on the basement floor after he allegedly choked her until she had difficulty breathing. The woman, 34-year-old Jennifer Varney, was flown to Metro Health Medical Center for severe injuries, but a hospital spokeswoman did not have a record of her. Police said Read More…

Woman’s birthday party turns violent

LORAIN — Police arrested several men who were allegedly involved in a large fight in which a 47-year-old woman was assaulted during a family cookout for her birthday. The woman, Lola Gonzalez, was found lying in the roadway at the intersection of East 30th Street and Toledo Avenue at 3:23 p.m. April 6, according to Read More…

Lorain man faces domestic violence charges

LORAIN — A man is facing felonious assault and domestic violence charges after his live-in girlfriend was treated at the hospital for serious injuries. Police were called to the couple’s home on Euclid Avenue at 10:17 a.m. Friday after the woman, Sarah Smart, 31, reported that she had been assaulted. Police arrived at a home Read More…

Man pleads guilty to trying to smuggle pot into jail

Palmer

ELYRIA — A Lorain man who tried to pay a Lorain County Jail guard $250 to smuggle marijuana into the jail for an inmate who was in the midst of a murder trial has pleaded guilty. Maurice Palmer, 24, entered guilty pleas Monday to charges of bribery, attempted illegal conveyance of drugs onto the grounds Read More…

Elyria man charged with beating up girlfriend, firing shots near police

Bryan Copeland

ELYRIA — Police said an Elyria man had a few drinks, beat up his girlfriend and fired shots near police officers before hiding out in his house early Saturday. Bryan Copeland Jr., 33, was charged with two counts of felonious assault, two counts of assault, two counts of aggravated menacing, having weapons under disability and Read More…

Three face charges in alleged theft from Victoria’s Secret

ELYRIA — Within 30 minutes Thursday, police arrested two adults and one juvenile on theft charges in connection with an alleged theft of clothing from the Victoria Secret store inside Midway Mall. At 6:37 p.m. Thursday, Elyria police arrested Aaron M. Jones, 20, and Kenyatta M. Grove, 18, both of Cleveland, in or near the Read More…

Man hospitalized after crashing motorbike during jump

LORAIN — A 35-year-old man was seriously injured when he crashed his motorbike while doing a jump around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Fire Department and LifeCare Ambulance officials. The accident occurred about 1,000 feet behind 3990 Globe Ave., near the East 36th Street intersection by a water tower, according to Assistant Chief Dennis Livchak. Read More…

Man charged with assaulting girlfriend

Timothy Loyer

LORAIN — A city man is accused of beating and choking his girlfriend Saturday. Timothy Loyer, 33, of the 800 block of Highland Park, was arrested and charged with felonious assault and domestic violence. The woman, who was seriously injured, was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a report that police refused Read More…

Attic fire damages house in Lorain

LORAIN — An attic fire around 5:05 p.m. Sunday at 1246 North Ridge Road caused no injuries but did about $5,000 in property damage, according to Assistant Fire Chief Dennis Livchak. A homeowner said he was installing drywall when the fire broke out on a dresser. Livchak said the man threw water on the dresser Read More…

Fire displaces Elyria family of 7

ELYRIA — A family of seven was forced out of its rented home Saturday by a fire that broke out in an upstairs bedroom. The fire was reported about 12:15 p.m. to Elyria firefighters, who responded to a two-story house at 1617 Lake Ave., said Elyria Assistant Fire Chief Ron Brlas. He said the family Read More…