July 26, 2014

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Homeless man found dead in abandoned Lorain building

LORAIN — A 56-year-old homeless Lorain man found dead in an abandoned building at 341 W. 23rd St. about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday is believed to have died from natural causes. The man, who police wouldn’t identify Wednesday night, was found in a second-floor abandoned apartment above the former Highland Grill, Detective Sgt. Buddy Sivert said. Read More…

Elyria police arrest two alleged drug dealers

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ELYRIA – A two-month investigation led to the arrest of two alleged drug dealers in Elyria on Tuesday morning. Andrew Lallathin, 25, was charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of cocaine, trafficking marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at his business on the Read More…

Lorain police offering reward for missing woman

Kathleena Burke

LORAIN – Police are offering a reward for information leading to the discovery of a Lorain woman who’s been missing since the beginning of June. Kathleena Burke, 25, was last seen in Lorain on June 1. She is 5-foot-1 and was last seen around the intersection of 21st Street and Elyria Avenue, according to police Read More…

UPDATED: Wellington credit union robbery suspect arrested

James Wingard

WELLINGTON — James Wingard was sitting in a Cleveland bar talking to the FBI on the phone when Cleveland police arrested him Wednesday for allegedly robbing the LorMet Community Credit Union in Wellington on Saturday. Wellington Police Chief Mike Barrett said another patron in the bar had overheard the 48-year-old Wingard’s conversation and contacted police. Read More…

Bicyclist who tried to flee police faces charges

Eric Payne

LORAIN — A man who tried to flee from police on a bicycle later was charged with bringing crack cocaine into the jail, police said. Eric Payne, 54, was charged with resisting arrest, possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence, illegal conveyance, obstructing official business, impeding the flow of traffic and riding a bike without a Read More…

Lorain blotter: Resident cited for public indecency

Lorain Police

Lorain police 8:58 p.m. July 13 — 1800 block E. 33rd St., Ramon Cruz, 87, same address, cited for public indecency. Neighbors said Cruz masturbated on his front porch across the street from them. Cruz denied the accusation. Friday, July 11 4:19 p.m. — West 21st Street and Ashland Avenue, Yato Segun, 57, 2100 block Read More…

Escaped Sheffield Lake prisoner turns self in

Jeremy Frey

An escaped Sheffield Lake prisoner turned himself in on Tuesday morning. Jeremy Frey turned himself in to his attorney’s office, according to Sheffield Lake Police Chief Tony Campo. Frey escaped from custody on Friday while being treated at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain. He was being held at the Sheffield Lake City Jail on Read More…

Brian Jury sentenced to 36 years for rape of Lorain woman

Brian Jury, of Bellevue, appears in Lorain Municipal Court during a hearing in November. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

SANDUSKY — Brian Jury was leading a double life, Erie County Judge Roger Binette said Monday before sentencing the 39-year-old convicted rapist to more than three decades in prison. Jury, 39, received the maximum 36 years in prison as a result of a November incident in which a Lorain woman was found bound, naked and Read More…

Lorain man accused of punching neighbor

Christopher Shreve

LORAIN — A man accused of involvement in a brief standoff with police about midnight Sunday faces charges. Christopher Shreve is accused of refusing to let police into his home in the 200 block of Florida Avenue, according to a police report. Police said they were attempting to question Shreve about accusations that he choked Read More…

Ga. man recovering after stabbing in Lorain

LORAIN — A 20-year-old man is recovering from stab wounds Sunday. Police wouldn’t release a report on the stabbing Monday or say whether anyone was arrested, but the victim’s aunt identified him as Jodeci Daniels. Asia Kilgore said her nephew was visiting from Atlanta and had been living at her home at 1662 E. 30th Read More…