July 29, 2014

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Police investigating after 7-week-old infant injured

LORAIN — A 7-week-old baby boy sustained six fractured ribs on the left side of his body, causing police to investigate the cause. At about 5:21 p.m. Thursday, the mother took the baby to Mercy Regional Medical Center, where officers were then dispatched for a possible child abuse case. Officers learned that the infant he Read More…

Minor injuries after SUV hits utility pole

The Sheffield Lake Fire and Police departments respond to a crash that occurred off Lake Road on Friday afternoon. The driver of an SUV collided with a utility pole, requiring immediate attention from Ohio Edison to fix it. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD LAKE — A driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed it into a utility pole Friday afternoon. According to firefighter Thad Campbell, the driver did not sustain any significant injuries, but he was transported to University Hospitals Avon Health Center. “There were no serious injuries,” Campbell said. “The driver just had minor injuries.” Read More…

Lorain blotter: Resident reports theft of $10,000 worth of items

Lorain Police

Lorain police 2:16 p.m. July 23 — 4000 block Meadow Lane, a man reported that when he arrived home he found his home in disarray and more than $10,270 worth of items were reported missing, including two televisions; a digital camera; cash; jewelry; two Grey safe boxes; and a Swiss-style knife. Neighbors witnessed the burglary Read More…

Bedford Heights man found guilty of raping 11-year-old

John Williams

ELYRIA — A Bedford Heights man was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison Friday after a Lorain County jury found him guilty of two counts of rape. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery handed down the sentence for 47-year-old John Williams after the jury returned its verdict following a two-day trial. Lorain Read More…

University of Akron fraternity brothers sentenced for hazing Grafton man

AKRON — Five University of Akron fraternity brothers were sentenced this week for a January hazing incident, which left a Grafton man hospitalized. According to the Akron Municipal Court record, four of the men received varying levels of probation and community service after pleading guilty to hazing and assault charges. Rinaldo Allen Jr., 21, of Read More…

Avon Lake woman pleads not guilty in husband’s murder

Jeane Harrington

LYRIA — The Avon Lake woman accused of killing her estranged husband in 2011 pleaded not guilty to murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence charges during her arraignment Thursday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. Jeane Harrington, 56, is accused of wrapping plastic around the head of Michael Gabel, 55, at their Karen Drive home Aug. Read More…

13-year-old charged with attempted rape, burglary

ELYRIA — A 13-year-old boy who was found breaking into cars and sending explicit text messages from a stolen phone was charged after he broke into a teenager’s room this week and tried to sexually assault her, according to police. He was charged with attempted rape and burglary Tuesday at his home on the 600 Read More…

Man accused of domestic violence, abduction

Terron Groves

ELYRIA — A man is accused of beating his ex-girlfriend and then kidnapping a man to escape around 7 p.m. Tuesday. The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Eagles Club, 1255 Lowell St., according to a police report. Amanda Klein said she pulled into the lot to meet her parents for dinner and Read More…

Man sentenced to 5 years for robberies

Erik Castillo

A Lorain man was sentenced Tuesday to five years and five months in federal prison for three gunpoint robberies earlier this year. Erik Castillo had pleaded guilty to the federal robbery charges in April, according to U.S. District Court records. According to an affidavit written by FBI Special Agent Kelly Liberti, a man later identified Read More…

Officer: Mob hunted down man on night he was killed

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ELYRIA — A large group was out looking for Davion Strupe the night he was shot and killed because he had been dealing drugs in the Westway Garden Apartments, Elyria police Detective James Homoki said Wednesday in Elyria Municipal Court. Homoki said Strupe, 24, had been trying to sell drugs July 1 on Barbara Street, Read More…