September 3, 2014

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Veteran Services commissioner placed in diversion program for marijuana arrest

Don Attie

AVON LAKE — Lorain County Veterans Service Commissioner Don Attie was placed in a diversion program Thursday for a marijuana arrest in May. Under the terms of the agreement, reached in Avon Lake Municipal Court, Attie must complete 20 hours of community service and a drug awareness class in addition to making a $100 donation Read More…

Four arrested in Avon break-ins

AVON — Four men were arrested after they were accused of vandalizing property and burglarizing garages in housing developments. Police arrested Nicholas Price, 19, of 38707 Berkshire Ave., Connor Fritsch, 18, of 31730 Schwartz Road, Shawn Dziurzynski, 18, of 36620 Bordeaux, and Benjamin Gibson, 19, of 37846 Lorie Blvd., on felony charges of burglary, and Read More…

Teen bicyclist critically injured after being hit by vehicle

LORAIN – A teenager riding a bike Wednesday on Washington Avenue was critically injured after he was hit by an oncoming car at an intersection. Curtis Henderson, 52, of Lorain, was driving a 2000 Chevy Impala eastbound on Tower Boulevard at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday when he collided with a bicyclist in the intersection at Washington Read More…

Teen cleared in 2012 fatal crash

ELYRIA — A 19-year-old girl facing vehicular homicide and negligent assault charges for a fatal car crash two years ago has been acquitted. In a ruling Wednesday, Lorain County Juvenile Court Magistrate Steve List wrote that prosecutors failed to prove that Laniqua Lusane was responsible for the Feb. 27, 2012, crash, which claimed the life Read More…

Teen struck by car at Lorain intersection

LORAIN — A 14-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by a car at the intersection of Tower Boulevard and Washington Avenue about 6:05 p.m. Wednesday. The boy was knocked unconscious and suffered a broken arm and leg, said Herb de la Porte, LifeCare Ambulance vice president. The driver wasn’t seriously injured. Police didn’t Read More…

Elyria woman charged with prostitution

Andrea McCallister

ELYRIA – Complaints of frequent traffic through a woman’s apartment led police to investigate the area on Tuesday and arrest the woman for prostitution. Andrea McCallister, 35, was charged with solicitation, prostitution and possession of criminal tools around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at her apartment on the 100 block of Garvin Avenue. The arrest was the Read More…

Man gets 4 years in child porn case

ELYRIA — An Eaton Township man was sentenced Monday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. Robert Scott II, 27, was arrested last September by Lorain County sheriff’s deputies during a raid at his Avalon Drive home. Prosecutors have said that Scott had downloaded videos of child pornography. In addition Read More…

Florida man wandering Elyria streets charged with groping

Gary Roche

Correction: Gary Roche is still being held at Lorain County Jail. This story originally indicated that Roche had been released on bond.  ELYRIA — A mumbling man with a criminal past was arrested early Sunday after he groped one woman and tried to solicit sexual acts from another, police said. Gary Roche, 47, of Bradenton, Read More…

Lorain man faces sex assault charge

Delance Lake

LORAIN — A 23-year-old man who was accused of sexual assault against a teenaged family friend in March was arrested Sunday. Dalance Lake was charged with sexual misconduct with a minor Sunday stemming from an incident March 3, according to police. Lake was 22 when he was accused of sexual misconduct against a 14-year-old girl. Read More…

Former Elyria worker who stole siren systems sentenced

Nicholas Cerreto

ELYRIA — A former Elyria city worker who stole siren control systems and other city property was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison. Nicholas Cerreto, 34, pleaded no contest in June to charges of theft and theft in office. Cerreto left his job as a communications technician with the city in May 2013, to Read More…