December 21, 2014

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Police believe driver intentionally crashed into house

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ELYRIA — A man who drove into a house with his child’s mother in the car Tuesday was charged after police believe he intentionally caused the crash. Jeffrey Thomas, 36, was charged with felonious assault Wednesday, in addition to a reckless operation charge that police gave Thomas on Tuesday. Thomas was driving from a store Read More…

Man assaults fellow inmate before sentencing

Jarelle Guice

ELYRIA — Shortly before he was due to be sentenced Wednesday for shooting at Lorain police officers in 2012, Jarelle Guice allegedly assaulted a fellow inmate in a holding cell in the basement of the Lorain County Justice Center. Guice is accused of striking Jason O’Neal, who is jailed on rape and kidnapping charges, with Read More…

Former sheriff’s sergeant sentenced in assault

Donald McCurry

ELYRIA — Former Lorain County Sheriff’s Sgt. Donald McCurry was sentenced Wednesday to two years of probation and ordered to spend 30 days under house arrest. McCurry, who declined to speak before county Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery handed down the sentence, pleaded guilty in October to misdemeanor charges of assault and dereliction of duty Read More…

Police seeking suspect in Elyria Circle K robbery

ELYRIA – A man who walked into an Elyria Circle K wearing a ski mask early Wednesday took money from the register before running from the scene, according to police. At 12:06 a.m. Wednesday, police were notified by an alert signal that there was an issue at Circle K, 515 N. Abbe Road. They arrived Read More…

Police investigate shots fired, possible felonious assault

LORAIN — A report of shots fired Tuesday on Garden Avenue led to a police investigation. Based on a description of a car possibly involved in the incident as well as other information, police and the Lorain City SWAT team went to a house in the 600 block of 13th Street to look for the Read More…

UPDATED: Driver charged after crashing into Elyria house

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ELYRIA — After a car carrying a man and a woman went off the road and into a house Tuesday, witnesses saw a woman get out of the car and yell that the man was trying to kill them. Around noon Tuesday, Jeffrey Thomas, 36, of Cleveland, was driving a Chevy Impala northbound on East Read More…

Lorain blotter: 2 residents report apartments burglarized

Lorain Police

Lorain police 9:06 p.m. Dec. 13 — 1600 block E. 29th St., residents of two apartments said their homes were burglarized. One of the residents said her front door was kicked in and all of her Christmas presents for her children and a microwave, worth a combined $443, were stolen. Police said they didn’t process Read More…

North Olmsted teen reports assault, car theft in Elyria

ELYRIA — A North Olmsted juvenile was knocked unconscious and had his vehicle stolen Sunday. According to a police report, Ty Malinak, 17, was meeting a friend, identified only as Jumarr, in the area of Wilkes Villa about 1 a.m. and was allegedly told by Jumarr to park his car in the parking lot and Read More…

Insanity plea withdrawn in day care sex case

James Osborne

ELYRIA — Convicted sex offender James Osborne’s attorney has withdrawn a not guilty by reason of insanity plea to charges Osborne directed his fiancee to sexually abuse children at the day care centers where she worked. Osborne’s previous attorney, Mike Duff, said after he filed the not guilty by reason of insanity plea earlier this Read More…

Father, son charged with shooting gun during night of drinking

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LORAIN – A father and son who repeatedly shot a handgun on Saturday night during a night of drinking were arrested on multiple charges. Joseph Boyette, 51, was charged with using weapons while intoxicated, inducing panic, discharging firearms, obstructing official business and assault on a police officer for his alleged actions during the incident. His Read More…