July 30, 2014

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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…

UPDATED: Woman hospitalized after Sheffield Twp. house fire

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — A Sheffield Township woman remained hospitalized Wednesday evening after fire broke out in her home. Christine Dyer, 60, was transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center on Wednesday morning for smoke inhalation, according to her son, Brian Stewart. He said she was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland for further evaluation Wednesday Read More…

Murder suspect waives preliminary hearing

Anthony Marcano

ELYRIA — A Cleveland man facing murder and other charges in the beating and shooting death of Davion Strupe on July 1 will face a Lorain County grand jury. Anthony Marcano, 22, waived a preliminary hearing scheduled for Tuesday in Elyria Municipal Court. Marcano is one of four people accused of killing Strupe during an Read More…