November 27, 2014

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Elyria man pleads guilty to kidnapping

Scott Daughtery

ELYRIA — An Elyria man accused of threatening to kill a female employee of a Midway Mall store before stealing her car entered guilty pleas Friday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. Scott Daugherty pleaded guilty to charges of kidnapping, aggravated robbery, robbery, theft, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia before a visiting judge. Daugherty, Read More…

Thefts from cars, break-ins plague portions of Avon

AVON — Avon residents have fallen victim to a number of crimes over the past week including some home break-ins and an auto theft. According to Avon Police Department incident reports, seven thefts occurred throughout the city between Nov. 8 and Tuesday. Five reports were also taken involving four vehicles and one home that had Read More…

Passenger in Elyria car theft, crash sentenced

Robert Donaldson

ELYRIA — One of two people charged in connection with the 2013 theft of a car that later crashed into the Lorain County Boys & Girls Club was sentenced Friday. Robert Donaldson, 21, was sentenced by Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge James Miraldi to six months in jail and three years of intensive supervised Read More…

Three arson suspects await sentencing

Four juveniles linked to a fire at a vacant home that caught fire June 23 at 9372 Fowl Road in Amherst Township have been charged through the Lorain County Juvenile Court. Through investigation by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office, the four juveniles were taken into custody within days of the fire that destroyed the home, Read More…

Elyria Twp. bank robber pleads guilty

Robert Gauna

A Bay Village man accused of robbing a Lorain National Bank branch in July pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday. Robert T. Gauna, 31, entered a guilty plea to a charge of bank robbery, according to Mike Tobin, public information officer for the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Gauna Read More…

Lorain County property crime rates lower, violent crime steady

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While violent crime rates in Lorain County largely stayed the same between 2012 and 2013, property crime rates like burglaries and thefts dropped substantially through most of the county last year. The statistics in Lorain County only partially follow national statistics, which show both violent and property crime rates dropping by about 4 percent in Read More…

Lorain County Sheriff’s Office warns against deadly pink heroin

A new drug known as pink heroin has been seen within the county and is responsible for at least one death last week. According to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force, pink heroin has turned up within the past few weeks. The substance appears to be heroin with a pinkish cast to it. Read More…

Alleged drug trafficker, girlfriend arrested in Lorain

Yolanda Maldonado

LORAIN – After two months of trailing an alleged drug trafficker, police arrested the Lorain man and his girlfriend Friday morning. Miguel Gomez-Torres, 26, was charged with trafficking heroin, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cocaine, weapons under disability and possession of criminal tools around 8 a.m. Friday near his house on Read More…

Woman accused of crashing wedding reception

Debra Knurek

AVON LAKE – It’s not clear if she simply wanted hors d’oeuvres and free cocktails but a Bay Village resident was arrested  after hanging around at a wedding reception to which she wasn’t invited. Debra Knurek, 51, was charged with criminal trespassing last week after she showed up at 31964 Lake Road, the home of Read More…

Police seek man who used counterfeit bills

Elyria police are looking for this man, who is accused of passing counterfeit bills. COURTESY PHOTO

ELYRIA – Police are looking for a man who paid for items at two Elyria stores with fake $50 bills this month. Around 8 p.m. Nov. 2, a man came into Romeo’s Pizza at 354 Chestnut Commons and paid for food with the store later learned was a fake $50 bill, according to a press Read More…