June 29, 2016

Elyria
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Possible link examined between abductions, 2015 incident (VIDEO)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are looking into whether there’s a link between an incident last year in North Ridgeville and a man suspected of abducting a Cleveland child May 21 and who also is suspected of trying to take a child in Elyria in February. North Ridgeville police Detective Capt. Greg Petek said Friday there Read More…

Fake Cleveland ‘cop’ arrested after altercation

ELYRIA — An Elyria man claiming to be a Cleveland police officer ended up in jail after an altercation with a bartender at a Broad Street bar led to the real police being called to the scene. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said Taj Talkington, 22, was drinking and telling patrons at Boomers that he Read More…

Man charged with DUI after hitting cruiser

ELYRIA — A 19-year-old Elyria man rammed the back of a parked Elyria police car while he was driving and texting Thursday, according to police. Elyria police Officer Ryan Conway had parked his cruiser in the 100 block of Cleveland Street shortly before 11 p.m. while he was dealing with a report of an unruly Read More…

Marshals arrest homicide suspect in Elyria

ELYRIA — U.S. Marshals arrested a Cleveland homicide suspect Thursday night after receiving information that led them to stop a vehicle on state Route 57. Andre Bello, 19, of Cleveland, was taken into custody by federal marshals after they pulled over a vehicle on a felon traffic stop with the assistance of Elyria police, said Read More…

County sheriff warns of scheduled explosions as part of bomb squad training

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled a bomb squad drill Wednesday — including scheduled explosions. The training, which is not open to the public, will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to a release from Sheriff’s Sgt. Randal Koubeck, and low-level explosive devices will be detonated. The statement says that people Read More…

New video released in efforts to find suspect in abduction

CLEVELAND — The FBI has released a new video of the man believed to be responsible for an abduction on the city’s west side last month, as well as an attempted abduction in Elyria in February. A surveillance video shows the person driving a Chevrolet Malibu near the vicinity of the abduction on West 104th Street, Read More…

Police: Minnesota killing preceded UCLA murder-suicide

LOS ANGELES — The path to the campus shooting death of a UCLA professor began nearly 2,000 miles away in Minnesota. There, a former student with a grudge, Mainak Sarkar, killed his estranged wife. Sarkar then made the long drive to Los Angeles where he found his former mentor, engineering professor William Klug, and shot Read More…

Former Lorain Law Director Provenza has license suspended by Ohio Supreme Court

LORAIN — Former Lorain Law Director Mark Provenza has agreed to an indefinite suspension of his law license, according to an agreement released by the Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday. The suspension comes as Provenza is facing criminal charges stemming from an April traffic stop in Lorain in which police reported finding marijuana in his Read More…

Former high school trainer indicted on sex charge

ELYRIA — A former Keystone High School football personal trainer has been indicted for sexual battery for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a female student at the school. Mark Febel, 44, was caught with the girl in a car in a local church parking lot by LaGrange police Dec. 12. At the time, Febel Read More…

Driver avoids jail time in friend’s death

ELYRIA — The pleas from the victim’s family Thursday were the only thing that spared Zachary Goodin a 90-day jail sentence for killing his best friend in a car crash last year during a disposition hearing before Lorain County Juvenile Court Judge Lisa Swenski. “I don’t want to see Zach have to do any jail Read More…