September 1, 2014

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Angry girlfriend allegedly trashes TV, chases boyfriend down street while wielding knife

Tyesha Rhinehardt

ELYRIA — A city woman is accused of chasing her boyfriend with a knife, pouring bleach on his clothes and throwing a television out a second-floor window, which landed on his pickup, smashing the windshield. Tyesha Rhinehardt was charged with burglary and domestic violence over two incidents at 751 Infirmary Road, the last about 3:40 Read More…

Police: Arrested man stashed drugs in rear

LORAIN — Police arrested Christopher Williams Jr., 18, 1517 Paine St., on charges of possession of cocaine, obstructing official business and illegal conveyance of drugs into a detention facility Friday night. According to police, Williams was the passenger of a vehicle that made an improper turn, drove over a curb and did not immediately stop Read More…

Man charged after fight in police station

LORAIN — A fight in the police station led to a man’s arrest Friday night. Officers heard metallic banging noises in the police station lobby. When they checked it out, police observed two males fighting. The Lorain County Pill Drop Box was torn off the wall, and a row of metal benches normally against the Read More…

Owner of vacant house discovers sex assault video on phone

Kanyatta Ethraim

LORAIN — A homeowner cleaning out an empty rental house last week came across a video on a phone that depicted the harrowing scene of an attempted sexual assault. Two months after the video was filmed, Kenyatta Ephraim, 20, was charged Friday with attempted rape for the incident. Police have put out an arrest warrant Read More…

Tip leads to arrest of wanted sex offender

Dana Woods

An anonymous tip led to the arrest of a fugitive sex offender who was just added to the “Agonizing 8” list on Thursday. Dana Woods, 47, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 8 a.m. Friday at a residence on the 400 block of West 11th Street in Elyria, Read More…

Two men with ties to Lorain County added to U.S. marshal’s ‘Agonizing 8’ list

most wanted

Two men with connections to Lorain County have been added to the U.S. marshal’s list of Northern Ohio’s most wanted fugitives. Dana Woods, 47, and William Waters, 38, were added to the “Agonizing 8,” a list compiled by the U.S. Marshal’s Office of the most wanted sex offenders in Northeast Ohio. Woods is wanted for Read More…

Two former Elyria High athletes face burglary charges

EHS athletes

ELYRIA — Two former Elyria High School athletes — including a former football letterman — were charged with burglary Thursday morning after police found them walking near Ohio Street with stolen items. Jumarr Lewis and Ronnie Smith, both 19, were charged with burglary about 7 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Hamilton Street and Gulf Road. Read More…

Elyria blotter: Man charged with cutting copper from utility pole

Elyria Police

Elyria police 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18 — Buckeye and Williams streets, Nicholas Montanaro, 23, 200 block Eighth St., Elyria, arrested and charged with vandalism. Police said surveillance video shows Montanaro cutting copper from a utility pole. Monday, Aug. 18 6:32 a.m. — 500 block Carol Lane, a resident said his $125 bicycle was stolen between Read More…

Driver injured in head-on interstate crash released from hospital

Kevin Mchue, a driver critically injured in a three-car crash on Interstate 90 in Sheffield on July 29, was released Thursday from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, a nursing supervisor said. Mchue, 25, of Cleveland, was westbound when he drifted into the left lane and struck the bumper of another car, according to Officer Jose Read More…

Westlake man charged with stabbing parents

Robert Jaworski

WESTLAKE – Police are still searching for the knife that a Westlake man allegedly used to repeatedly stab his parents Monday evening. Kim Jaworski, 58, was in critical condition and Carol Jaworski, 56, was in fair condition on Wednesday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after they were stabbed repeatedly by their 22-year-old son, Robert Read More…