October 21, 2014

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Teen critically injured Friday night in Lorain

LORAIN— Police are looking for a driver who hit a teenage girl and fled the scene Friday evening. About 9:45 p.m. Friday, a driver was traveling westbound in the 1800 block of East 34th Street. The driver hit a 17-year-old girl with the car, which police believe to be a red Honda Civic with a Read More…

UPDATED: Questions surround Lorain woman’s death

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LORAIN — Police interviewed 20 people and searched four homes around Lorain this week, looking for evidence that could help determine how and when a Lorain woman died. Police found the body of 44-year-old Rebecca Jean Newsome a few feet into the woods off Fillmore Avenue between Colorado Avenue and Randall Street about 2 p.m. Read More…

Former Elyria High athletes indicted on burglary charges

smith and lewis

ELYRIA – Two former Elyria High School athletes were indicted by a grand jury after charges stemming from an August home break in. Ronnie Smith and Jumarr Lewis Jr., both 19, each were indicted on one third-degree felony count of burglary. Lewis also was indicted on one first-degree misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property. The Read More…

Lorain man charged in kidnapping

Wayne Collin

ELYRIA — A Lorain man who allegedly held his girlfriend captive has been indicted on charges of kidnapping, felonious assault, domestic violence and violating a protection order. The victim, Juliann Steiner, told Lorain police that Wayne Collins Jr., 42, held her inside her Oakhill Boulevard apartment for two months. Police went to the apartment after Read More…

Teen charged as adult in Elyria shooting death

Tristen Belfiore

ELYRIA — A 17-year-old from Elyria has been indicted as an adult on aggravated murder and other charges in the July 1 shooting death of Davion Strupe. Tristen Belfiore also is charged with murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and aggravated riot, according to the indictment. Belfiore originally was charged as a juvenile in the Read More…

Five Elyria Catholic students charged with vandalism

ELYRIA — Sometime Saturday evening or Sunday morning, five students from Elyria Catholic High School spray-painted obscene images on driveways, threw eggs at a house and left bologna on the hood of a car, according to Elyria police. Three 15-year-old boys and two 16-year-old boys were charged with vandalism Sunday after three Elyria residents — Read More…

Elyria blotter: Man says tenant stole car parts from garage

Elyria Police

Elyria police 3:48 p.m. Oct. 15 — 100 block S. Abbe Road, a man told police he leased his garage to help pay for his rent. He told police the person he leased the garage to stole four Corvette rims and a Chevrolet engine from inside the garage. Sunday, Oct. 12 6:45 p.m. — 200 Read More…

Lorain blotter: Girlfriend accused of brandishing scissors during argument

Lorain Police

Lorain police 2:44 p.m. Oct. 14 — 1300 block W. 18th St., a man said his girlfriend pointed a pair of scissors at him, spat in his face and pulled his necklace off during an argument. Tuesday, Oct 14 2:18 a.m. — 1200 block W. Eighth St., a woman said her live-in boyfriend pushed her Read More…

UPDATED: Lorain police identify body found in woods

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LORAIN — Police have identified a body found in the woods in Lorain on Wednesday as that of Rebecca Jean Newsome, 44, of Lorain. Police received a call about 2 p.m. Wednesday from two city workers who said they saw a body in the woods off Fillmore Avenue near Colorado Avenue. Officers and Lorain County Read More…

Elyria man still barred from having children until child support paid

Asim Taylor

ELYRIA — The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from an Elyria man who has been barred from having any more children until he pays off child support for the children he’s already had. The decision, handed down last week without explanation, leaves in place the order governing Asim Taylor’s reproductive future Read More…