October 30, 2014

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Former LCCAA head faces marijuana charges

Robert Gilchrist

Robert Gilchrist, a former Lorain service director and ex-Lorain County Community Action Agency CEO and president, faces drug charges after a traffic stop. Police said they found four packages of suspected marijuana in a vehicle driven by Gilchrist about 8:35 p.m. Friday. The 44-year-old Gilchrist is due in Oberlin Municipal Court today facing charges of Read More…

Pair of men charged after police pursuit

ELYRIA — Two men were charged early Saturday following a brief police pursuit in which the two men were apprehended after running from a car. One of the men, who allegedly drove the vehicle and was identified as Mondrell J. Green, 23, of Elyria, had his driver’s license suspended 41 times, police said. Police were Read More…

Two face charges after truck crashes into Westlake bar

Brandon Pawlak

WESTLAKE — Police are pursuing charges against two men involved in an auto theft that resulted in a high-speed chase that ended in a crash into a bar that injured 14 people, including the driver of the stolen vehicle. Brandon Pawlak, 26, of Cleveland, the driver of a 2002 Ford F-250 that crashed through the Read More…

Police say driver who crashed into fire hydrant was intoxicated

Alexandria Aviles

LORAIN – Police believe a woman who drove off the road and into a fire hydrant was intoxicated during the early morning crash Thursday. Alexandria Aviles, 26, of Lorain was cited with failure to control, driving with a suspended license and driving while intoxicated after she crashed a car in Lorain early Thursday. Lorain police Read More…

UPDATED: Suspect, accomplice arrested in Elyria bank robbery

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ELYRIA — Police have arrested a woman who allegedly robbed a US Bank branch Friday afternoon, as well a man believed to be her accomplice. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Elyria police detectives and Ohio Highway Patrol officers arrested Courtney Browne, 39, of the 200 block of South Pleasant Street in Oberlin, at the Red Roof Read More…

Highway Patrol seizes 28 pounds of marijuana on Ohio Turnpike

Troopers seized 28 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike Thursday. PHOTO PROVIDED

Two California residents are facing felony drug charges after a traffic stop in Lorain County. Joanna Garcia, 24, and J. Gildardo Herrera-Martinez, 42, both of Los Angeles, Calif., were stopped on the Ohio Turnpike at about noon on Thursday for following too closely, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Troopers observed Read More…

Man injured after falling from roof

A man fell 20 feet from his roof while doing some repairs and was transported to the hospital this morning. According to South Amherst Fire Chief Al Schmitz, the man was doing chimney repairs at his home at 11011 Gifford Road when a ladder he was climbing down kicked out from under him. The fire Read More…

Elyria Subway robbed at gunpoint

ELYRIA — A Subway store was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night. According to Lt. William Pelko of the Elyria Police Department, a lone male wearing all black with his face covered walked into the store at 8709 West Ridge Road around 10:04 p.m. and pointed a handgun at a store clerk while demanding money. Pelko Read More…

Man charged with attempted murder in Lorain shooting

Emmanuel Rodrigeuz

LORAIN – A Lorain man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting his uncle during a fight about a stolen radio. Louis Rodriguez, 48, of the 400 block of West 15th Street in Lorain, called police at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday to report that his nephew, identified as Emmanuel Rodriguez, 30, was threatening Read More…

UPDATED: Oberlin school closed because of nearby fire

Firefighters respond to a fire on East College Street Friday morning. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — Eastwood Elementary School was closed Friday due to a fire across the street from the school. Emergency crews responded to a fire at 203 E. College St. at 7:24 a.m. Friday and restricted access to College Street, including Eastwood at 198 E. College St. According to a news release, Fire Department crews discovered Read More…