May 28, 2016

Elyria
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7 arrested in Lorain drug raids

LORAIN — Seven people were arrested Thursday on drug charges after three homes were raided by the Lorain Police Narcotics Bureau. Detective Matt Bonkoski had gathered information about the first residence at 1500 W. 44th Street, which police said was a suspected drug house. When police entered the home, Jermaine and Aaron Ross were found Read More…

Tennessee arrests highlight treatment of children in justice system

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee police officer tried to prevent the arrests that would embroil his department in a national furor over policing in schools, but his colleagues and supervisors refused to change course. They insisted on arresting children as young as 9 years old at their elementary school and took them away— two in Read More…

Caregivers plead not guilty of theft from elder family member

ELYRIA — Four people, including two who have worked in law enforcement, pleaded not guilty Thursday to theft charges accusing them of stealing from an elderly family member for whom they were caring. Brett Murner, an attorney representing former Lorain County Drug Task Force agent and retired Cleveland police Officer Roy Warner, said earlier this Read More…

Test finds Justice Center’s panic alarms were unmonitored

ELYRIA — When deputies tested the panic alarms scattered around the Lorain County Justice Center last month, they ran into an unexpected problem: No one was monitoring the alarms. “It appears it would not have worked,” county Probate Judge James Walther, who heads up the security committee at the Justice Center, said of what would Read More…

Thieves hit two Cleveland Street businesses in Elyria

ELYRIA – Two Cleveland Street businesses were broken into early Wednesday. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said someone broke into Sambino’s Pizza and Kennedy’s Barber Shop, both located in the 300 block of Cleveland Street, and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen. Police responded to the area of Sambino’s Pizza after an alarm went Read More…

Man accused of public urination at Elyria store

ELYRIA – Police say a drunken man couldn’t wait to use the restroom, so he urinated in the aisle of Family Dollar on Wednesday night. Randel Hyle, 27, of Bath Street, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct intoxication, theft and public indecency after he walked into the Lake Avenue business and relieved himself shortly Read More…

Harrington sentenced to 16 years to life

ELYRIA — Jeane Harrington was sentenced Wednesday to 16 years to life in prison for killing her husband with plastic wrap in 2011. Harrington, 58, dressed in a Lorain County Jail uniform, sat with her eyes downcast for most of the hearing and spoke briefly only to her lawyer, Troy Reeves, to decline to make Read More…

Hundreds pay tribute to fallen Lorain County police officers

WELLINGTON — Hundreds gathered in Howk Memorial Park on Wednesday to pay tribute to the 20 police officers from Lorain County killed in the line of duty over the past 133 years. Connie Smith-Buckland was only 6 when her father, Edmund Smith, was killed May 4, 1957, in Wellington after a shootout ensued while he Read More…

State late in filing appeal; Burge’s attorney wants it thrown out

ELYRIA — Former Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge’s most recent appeal of his criminal convictions initially was thrown out for being filed late, and now his lawyer is arguing that an appeal filed by the state should be tossed for the same reason. In court documents filed this week, defense attorney Michael Stepanik Read More…

Police: Man posed as pastor to rob church

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A Medina man posed as a pastor to case a local church and returned later to steal a small safe and money, police said. Robert D. Davis, 50, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering after police located him in Medina County Jail, where he was serving a sentence for a Read More…