January 28, 2015

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Grand jury to mull pizza delivery driver slaying case

Benjamin Davis appears in Lorain Municipal Court Tuesday with attorneys J. Anthony Rich and Jenifer Berki. BRAD DICKEN/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Benjamin Davis on Tuesday waived a preliminary hearing in Lorain Municipal Court in which prosecutors would have had to lay out some of the evidence they’ve gathered that connects him to the Dec. 1 slaying of pizza delivery driver Robert Caudill. Davis’ case will now be presented to a county grand jury, which Read More…

Man arrested on multiple drug possession charges

LORAIN — Lorain police arrested a known drug trafficking offender on charges of drug possession Friday morning on the east side of Lorain. Edwin Guzman, 29, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a drug abuse instrument and driving under suspension in his car in front of Read More…

UPDATED: 3 injured in multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in Avon

A tractor-trailer that police say caused a multi-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on Interstate 90 in Avon is stopped off the side of the highway Tuesday evening. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON — Two women and a man sustained non-life-threatening injuries in a four-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on Interstate 90 westbound about a quarter-mile east of Exit 153 about 5:50 p.m. Tuesday. A 2013 Freightliner 8000 tractor-trailer struck a 2014 Toyota Corolla from behind, said police Sgt. Robert Olds. The truck or the Corolla then hit a Read More…

Truck driver trapped under glass after crash

Ohio-Turnpike-crash

FLORENCE TWP – A man was trapped under a heap of broken glass for almost an hour after his semi truck went off the Ohio Turnpike and crashed into a tree Tuesday morning. At about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Tony Frisoli, 54, of Alabama, was driving a 2014 Freightliner Cascadia westbound on the Turnpike, just west Read More…

Reward offered in Gary Avenue shooting

LORAIN – Police are offering a reward for information that leads to the capture of the two men suspected in a Gary Avenue shooting last month. Oklahoma resident Marcus Delaney, 33, was in Ohio visiting his relatives when he accepted an invitation to a party on Dec. 23 on Gary Avenue, according to police. Delaney Read More…

Lorain police: Dirty, skinny dog found chained in backyard

Lorain Police

Lorain police Wednesday, Jan. 7 1:49 p.m. — 100 block E. 33rd St., officer called to investigate the welfare of possibly eight dogs in the house without heat. An officer knocked on the doors and windows but did not receive a response from homeowners. He then heard barking from the backyard, where he found a Read More…

Elyria police: Man accused of trying to use fake bill at Taco Bell

Elyria Police

Elyria police Sunday, Jan. 11 6:24 p.m. — 1017 Lake Ave., a woman reported her wallet was stolen from her vehicle. A witness said he watched a man break into the car and chased him on foot before returning to the car to speak to police. 8:20 p.m. — Taco Bell, 117 West Ave., Neil Read More…

Elyria fire department responds to small fire at Wendy’s

Elyria firefighters investigate a small fire at Wendy's on Cleveland Street on Monday morning. PHOTO COURTESY OF MIKE DECOURCY

ELYRIA – A portion of an HVAC system caught fire at about 9 a.m. Monday at Wendy’s, 525 Cleveland St. According to the Elyria Fire Department, which responded to the fire, there was no significant damage, no injuries and it was mostly smoke. An employee at Wendy’s who answered the phone shortly after noon said Read More…

Medina driver charged in fatal motorcycle crash

Donal Davis Jr. was riding this motorcycle when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Karen Davy. Davis was killed, and Davy is facing vehicular manslaughter charges. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

CARLISLE TWP. — A vehicular manslaughter charge has been filed against the driver involved in an Oct. 27 crash at Butternut Ridge and Indian Hollow roads that killed a motorcyclist. Donal Davis Jr., a 54-year-old Grafton resident, was killed in the crash. In addition to vehicular manslaughter, driver Karen Davy, of Medina, was cited for Read More…

Footprints lead to burglary suspect’s arrest

Michael King

LORAIN — After a teenager came home to hear a stranger moving around in his house Wednesday, police searched the neighborhood and caught the suspected burglar by tracking footprints in the snow, police said. Michael King, 18, was charged with burglary. He was found in an abandoned house in the 1600 block of Redbud Place. Read More…