January 30, 2015

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LaGrange woman pleads guilty to shooting boyfriend

Tanya Estepp

ELYRIA — A LaGrange woman who shot her boyfriend in the chest last year has pleaded guilty to attempted murder and other charges. Tanya Estepp, 43, could face up to 21 years in prison when she is sentenced on the attempted murder, felonious assault, domestic violence and improperly discharging a firearm into a habitation charges Read More…

2 men robbed at gunpoint inside Lorain home

LORAIN – Two people were forced to the ground, held at gunpoint and robbed inside a home Friday afternoon, according to police Around 3:45 p.m., two or three male suspects went into a house on Gloucester Drive through an unlocked garage door. Inside, they found two adult men in the basement family room, according to Read More…

Elyria police seek suspect in Subway robbery

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Post by Elyria Police Department. ELYRIA – A man robbed a Subway restaurant Tuesday evening by handing an employee a note before grabbing cash from the register. Around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, a man went into a Subway restaurant at 8709 West Ridge Road and handed a note to the employee behind the register, according to Read More…

Federal child porn case begins against Elyria man

Douglas Kushen

A federal child pornography charge against an Elyria man accused of possessing a large trove of graphic sexual material has been unsealed. Doug Kushen, 44, appeared briefly in U.S. District Court on Tuesday and was ordered held in federal custody until another hearing later this month. Kushen originally faced 20 state charges related to the Read More…

Man allegedly trapped girlfriend in room, beat her

Edward Cosme

LORAIN – A man beat up his girlfriend and kept her trapped in his room Sunday evening, according to police. Edward Cosme, 31, was charged with assault, violation of a temporary protection order and unlawful restraint around 11:45 p.m. at his home on the 200 block of Georgia Avenue. Cosme’s roommate, Michael Clark, told police Read More…

Victim of fatal Elyria fire suffered from hoarding disorder

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ELYRIA — The disorder known as hoarding has received light-hearted, voyeuristic attention through reality TV in recent years, but reports of related fatalities reveal the seriousness of the mental illness. According to Elyria firefighters, piles of clutter inside Janet Kemerling’s house at 525 Skylark Court delayed them from rescuing the 68-year-old woman from a fatal Read More…

Severed doll heads left on Avon resident’s porch

AVON — A Via San Angelo Drive resident discovered two severed doll heads on his porch. According to a police report, police were called Sunday to the 3300 block of Via San Angelo Drive shortly after noon because a resident opened his front door and found two Barbie heads without bodies. One of the doll Read More…

UPDATE: Elyria homeowner dies in fire Sunday

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ELYRIA — A fatal fire at 525 Skylark Court called in at 4:09 p.m. Sunday was an accident waiting to happen, neighbors said. Firefighters said a mound of materials in the home hampered efforts to rescue homeowner Janet Kemerling, who was killed in the fire. “There’s so much stuff in there that it’s kind of Read More…

Police seek three suspects in Westlake break-in

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WESTLAKE — Cigarettes were stolen during a break-in at 12:17 a.m. Thursday at the Convenient Food Mart, 27112 Detroit Road. According to the Westlake Police Department, a gray or silver Saturn was used during the break-in. Three suspects broke the front window of the business and stole $3,500 worth of cigarettes, police said. Police said Read More…

Heroin, guns seized from Lorain home

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LORAIN — Police searched a home following a two-month drug investigation to find $1,000 worth of heroin, three loaded handguns, and an assault rifle Friday morning. Mark Calhoun, 21, was charged with trafficking heroin, possession of heroin, endangering children, having weapons under disability, receiving stolen property, drug paraphernalia and possession of criminal tools with other Read More…