July 2, 2015

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Thieves steal, damage thousands from CenturyLink

LORAIN — CenturyLink employees arrived at their service center Monday morning to find that someone got into the center’s fenced-in parking lot, broke into every parked vehicle and stole thousands of dollars worth of items, according to police. Police were called to the 1800 block of Colorado Avenue about 7 a.m. Monday after a CenturyLink Read More…

Westlake Police seek two in breaking and entering

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WESTLAKE — Police are seeking a man and woman they believe broke into a Crocker Road medical office and stole seven laptop computers. After viewing security camera footage, police believe the pair forced their way into the hallway around 7:20 p.m. Saturday, and took seven Hewlett-Packard laptops, with an estimated value of $9,100. Anyone with Read More…

Supreme Court accepts law practice resignation of ex-magistrate facing child porn charges

The Ohio Supreme Court has accepted the resignation from the practice of law from a former Lorain County Juvenile Court magistrate accused of accessing child pornography. James Paterson will be barred under the terms of his resignation from ever serving as a lawyer again, according to the decision handed down Tuesday. The resignation is permanent Read More…

Activists seek warrants for Cleveland police officers in boy’s killing

CLEVELAND — A group of eight activists who filed affidavits that led a judge to find probable cause to arrest two Cleveland officers for the fatal shooting of a boy holding a pellet gun has called on the city to issue arrest warrants. The group sent a letter Monday to Cleveland law director Barbara Langhenry Read More…

Amherst man killed in Indiana crash

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An Amherst man, who a friend said was traveling to a wedding with his family, was killed Friday in a crash on the Indiana Toll Road that also injured an Indiana state trooper. The Indiana State Police reported that Lucas Del Valle, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which took place Read More…

Veteran Vermilion officer faces discipline

VERMILION — Police officials want one of their veteran officers suspended for 10 days after he was found working at a police shooting range in Sandusky with a blood-alcohol content of 0.045 last month. The department held a predisciplinary hearing Friday to discuss the fate of Vermilion police Cpl. Dan Shupe, who has been with Read More…

Alleged Dallas shooter described as mentally unstable; had history of violence

DALLAS — The man linked to a violent assault on Dallas police headquarters was accused two years earlier of choking his mother, then fleeing to an East Texas town where schools were locked down out of fear he would attack them as “soft targets,” according to accounts from police and family members. Police said the suspect, Read More…

Oberlin man charged in shotgun incident

ELYRIA — An Oberlin man is accused of pointing a sawed-off shotgun at a couple who criticized him for public urination, police said. Complete police reports were unavailable Sunday night. However, Sgt. Richard Ellis said the incident began with an argument in the parking lot at Rally’s, 711 Cleveland St., about 8p.m. Saturday. Shortly thereafter, Read More…

Elyria man dies in one-vehicle crash

WAKEMAN TOWNSHIP — An Elyria man died late Friday night in a one-vehicle crash on state Route 60 in Huron County. Bill Buchanan Jr., 40, died at the scene from injuries he suffered after his 2001 Jeep Wrangler went off the road and struck a ditch and several trees before coming to rest on top Read More…

Elyria forum between police, community was needed but poorly attended

ELYRIA — It was a discussion worth having and hearing for the handful who turned out for Saturday morning’s community forum on fostering safer neighborhoods by improved relationships and greater trust between residents, police and the court system. “There should be more people in this room,” the Rev. Carl Small said as he looked out Read More…