July 23, 2014


Elyria man allegedly spit blood on officer

Jordan Sand

ELYRIA — A city man beaten by a Lorain County Jail guard in 2012 is in trouble with the law again. Jordan Sand is accused of spitting blood at a police officer while being booked at the Police Department on Thursday morning, according to police Lt. Jason Cunningham. A police report was unavailable Thursday night, Read More…

Elyria blotter: Woman reports assault, theft on West River Road

Elyria Police

Elyria police Wednesday, July 9 9:47 a.m. — Elyria Police Department, 18 West Ave., a woman said between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday she was walking north in the 2100 block of West River Road N. when a man approached her, grabbed her purse, punched her in the left eye and threw her to Read More…

UPDATED: Avon Lake woman arrested for husband’s death

Jeane Harrington

AVON LAKE — Police arrested an Avon Lake woman Thursday on a murder charge for allegedly killing her husband three years ago. Jeane Harrington, 56, is accused of killing 55-year-old Michael Gabel, who died Aug. 16, 2011. Chief Deputy Lorain County Coroner Frank Miller said Gabel died from asphyxia caused by plastic wrap over his Read More…

Elyria blotter: Woman reports son shot with BB

Elyria Police

Elyria police Monday, July 7 8 p.m. — 500 block Eastern Heights Blvd., a woman said someone broke the driver’s side window of her car. 10 p.m. — 400 block Prospect St., someone said a window in his car had been broken during the night. 11:40 p.m. — 200 block Ninth St., a woman went Read More…

Nine more arrested in connection with Elyria murder

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ELYRIA – Nine more people have been arrested around Elyria in connection with a riot that resulted in the death of 24-year-old Davion Strupe on July 1. Todd Wells, 21, of Bath Street, Elyria, was charged with murder, kidnapping, aggravated burglary and aggravated riot. Tyler Wells, 23, of Cleveland, was charged with aggravated riot and Read More…

UPDATED: Police find assault suspect across town

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LORAIN — A city man suspected of abducting and assaulting his girlfriend was arrested across town from where the alleged incident took place. Isaac Legard, 34, of the 1600 block of Lehigh Avenue, was charged with abduction, aggravated menacing, assault and weapons under disability about 2 p.m. Tuesday at his mother’s house on the west Read More…

Four-wheeler crash victim a farmer, family man

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CARLISLE TWP. — A 34-year-old man who was killed in a four-wheeler crash in his field Sunday is remembered by his family as a caring man, an avid farmer and a loving son. Timothy Zmuginsky was driving a four-wheeler at 12446 Indian Hollow Road when he crashed, according to a press release. The Lorain County Read More…

Lorain man faces burglary charge

Aaron Applegate

LORAIN — A Lorain man facing an aggravated burglary charge is due in Lorain Municipal Court Thursday. Aaron Applegate is accused of breaking into a garage at 921 W. 11th St. about 1:10 a.m. Saturday, according to a police report. Applegate, of the 900 block of West 11th, was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary. Applegate Read More…

Teen heading to adult court in fatal Elyria shooting

Tristen Belfiore

ELYRIA — The 17-year-old facing aggravated murder and other charges in connection with the shooting death of Davion Strupe last week is bound for adult court. Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said because of the nature of the charges and Tristen Belfiore’s age, moving the case out of Juvenile Court is mandated by state law Read More…

Tracy Sprinkle pleads not guilty to charges stemming from bar brawl

Tracy Sprinkle

LORAIN — Former Elyria High School football standout Tracy Sprinkle has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a brawl Saturday at a Lorain bar. Sprinkle, 19, was released from jail on a $2,000 bond following his appearance Monday in Lorain Municipal Court. He also has been dismissed from the Ohio State University football team. Read More…