August 21, 2014

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Fuel Mart break-in suspect turns self in

Tyler Ellis

A man identified in the break-in of a Carlisle Township gas station last week as turned himself in. Tyler Ellis, 30, of Lorain, is accused of breaking into Fuel Mart, 430 Oberlin-Elyria Road, during the early morning hours of Aug. 3 and stealing numerous cartons of cigarettes. He was identified by the public after surveillance Read More…

Elyria man accused of beating pregnant girlfriend

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ELYRIA — An Elyria man is accused of beating his eight-months-pregnant girlfriend in her home in the 300 block of Fourth Street about 4 a.m. Tuesday. Bianca Foy said she argued with the expectant father, Isaias Sanchez, about text messages on his phone, police Officer Paul Lesner wrote in his report. Foy, who police said Read More…

Man who locked keys in his car says 2 men beat him

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LORAIN — A man who said he locked his keys in his car in the parking lot of his apartment complex at 1031 Tower Blvd. said he was beaten by two men about 9:40 p.m. Sunday. Michael Green said the men approached him in the complex between Oberlin and Washington avenues, according to police Officer Read More…

Pedestrian beaten, robbed of phone

ELYRIA — An Elyria woman said she was beaten, slashed and robbed in the 1800 block of Middle Avenue as she walked home about 11:10 p.m. Monday. The 34-year-old Middle Avenue resident said she was walking from the Gas USA station on the east side of the street near Oberlin-Elyria Road, according to police Officer Fred Read More…

Warrant seeking blood sample in vehicular homicide case misplaced

Chris DeWitt

ELYRIA — A search warrant for the blood of an Elyria man facing vehicular homicide and other charges for allegedly causing a fatal crash last year has disappeared. Without the warrant for Christopher DeWitt’s blood, defense attorney Brian Darling argued Monday the results of the blood test shouldn’t be admitted in the case against his Read More…

Identity of SUV driver in Lorain crash released

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LORAIN — The name of the woman injured in a crash at the intersection of Kansas Avenue and E Street around 4:30 p.m. Saturday was released by police Tuesday. Mary Lewis, 72, of the 700 block of Grantwood Avenue in Sheffield Lake, was in fair condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a Read More…

Man charged with having inappropriate images of children

Douglas Kushen

ELYRIA – An Elyria man was arrested on Tuesday morning after he was seen with inappropriate images involving children, according to police. Doug Kushen, 44, of Elyria, was charged with three counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, one count of possessing criminal tools, one count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and two counts Read More…

Two men charged with robbing Vermilion man

ELYRIA — A Vermilion man who was jumped, beaten and robbed early Monday morning, made a desperate attempt to call 911 before one of his attackers smashed his phone. Raheem Nelson, 18, and Tyler Guignette, 18, both from Elyria, were charged with robbery about 3:30 a.m. Monday, only 30 minutes after a Vermilion man told Read More…

Motorcyclist remains in critical condition after crash

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LORAIN — A motorcyclist critically injured in a Saturday crash remained in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Monday night, according to a nursing supervisor. Scot Donohue 45, of the 2100 block of Garfield Avenue in Lorain, was injured in a crash at the intersection of Kansas Avenue and E Street about Read More…

Blotter: Resident reports locked vehicle burglarized overnight

Lorain police Saturday Aug. 9 9:54 a.m. — 2200 block Lorain Drive, a resident said someone burglarized her locked vehicle overnight, stealing $700 in cash and 50 Xanax pills. Police said the interior of the vehicle was ransacked, and there were smeared fingerprints on the hatch, but no signs of forced entry. The resident said Read More…