September 20, 2014

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Elyria blotter: Man charged with theft from J.C Penney

Elyria Police

Elyria police Thursday, Sept. 11 12:01 a.m. — 1800 block Middle Ave., a man who told police he got drunk and then passed out at his own birthday party awoke to find an envelope containing $400 cash was missing. The man said friends who came to the party brought people he didn’t know. Friday, Sept. Read More…

Lorain blotter: Resident reports seeing 2 men flattening vehicle’s tires

Lorain Police

Lorain police Friday, Sept. 12 1:09 a.m. — Lorain City Hall, a man told police he gave a .40-caliber pistol he owned to his ex-girlfriend for protection when the couple broke up. When the woman decided to give the gun back to him Friday, she handed the man the case the gun was supposed to Read More…

Elyria woman hospitalized after crash on Route 10

A driver was transported to the hospital after flipping a car on Route 10. ANNA MERRIMAN/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An Elyria woman was hospitalized Sunday evening after she tried to switch lanes and instead flipped her car off the road. Carol Hebberts, 56, was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland about 10 p.m. Sunday after a crash on state Route 10 west of Durkee Road. According to a preliminary report Read More…

Sex offender denied early release

William Montgomery

ELYRIA — A county judge has rejected convicted sex offender William Tyrone Montgomery’s request to be released from prison early. Montgomery, 52, was sentenced to 1½ years in prison in April after pleading guilty earlier this year to gross sexual imposition charges stemming from allegations he had molested a woman, now in her 30s, beginning Read More…

Deputies: Man found with shotgun wounds

SHEFFIELD TWP. – Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting Friday afternoon that left a man with gunshot wounds to the leg on Dunton Road. Around 12:30 p.m., deputies from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a man who said he’d been shot on Dunton Road. Officers arrived to find the man – Read More…

Arrests made in attack on North Ridgeville teen

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Police arrested three men at their Lorain homes this morning on multiple charges stemming from an Aug. 9 robbery and assault of a local teen walking home from the North Ridgeville Corn Festival. The arrests were made without incident about 9 a.m. by police, who were assisted by personnel of the U.S. Read More…

Two women taken to hospital after two-vehicle crash

Crews are on the scene of a two-vehicle crash at Baumhart and Middle Ridge roads in South Amherst. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Two women were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Baumhart and Middle Ridge roads at about 11:30 a.m. Friday. According to officials at the scene, the driver of a Toyota Sienna heading westbound on Middle Ridge Road failed to yield at the intersection, striking the passenger side of Ford Read More…

Elyria man charged with heroin possession

Lamar Capers

ELYRIA — An Elyria man was arrested Wednesday morning with seven bags of heroin and more than $500 in cash. Lamar Capers, 32, was charged with possession of heroin and four counts of trafficking drugs about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday after police made two controlled drug buys from Capers in spring and early summer. Police went Read More…

Suspect facing felony charges in Elyria Twp. bank robbery

Robert Gauna

ELYRIA TWP. — A 31-year-old Bay Village man has been indicted on felony charges of bank robbery for a July 14 robbery of Lorain National Bank on North Ridge Road. A grand jury elected to charge Robert T. Gauna with the federal offense after hearing how he allegedly walked into the bank, pulled out a Read More…

Coroner rules Amherst Twp. stabbing a homicide

The Lorain County Sheriffs Office investigates two stabbings at the mobile home park. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AMHERST TWP. — The Sept. 2 stabbing death of Monica Freedman has been ruled a homicide, Lorain County Coroner Stephen Evans said Tuesday. Freedman, 24, of the 600 block of Harris Road in Sheffield Lake, died of a single stab wound to the chest, Evans said. Freedman was found in a home at Amherst Trail, Read More…