May 24, 2015

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Three people injured in two shootings

LORAIN — Two unrelated shootings over the weekend sent three people to the hospital Saturday and Sunday. The first shooting happened around 1 p.m. Saturday when Darius Davis, 22, and Cashmere Patterson, 23, were shot near the intersection of West 23rd Street and Beech Avenue, according to a press release from police. Both were alert Read More…

One injured after men fight over gas pump in Elyria

ELYRIA – A dispute between two drivers attempting to buy gas from the same pump led to an assault that sent one man to the hospital. The incident occurred Wednesday about 9:30 p.m. at the Sunoco gas station at 404 East Ave., where one motorist driving a white Volkswagen backed into a pump island lane at the Read More…

Windsor students devote service project to Elyria police

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ELYRIA – A group of students with special needs recently made some very special gifts for the men and women of the Elyria Police Department. April’s service project for students with autism who attend Windsor Elementary School included a one-of-a-kind art piece honoring Sgt. James Kerstetter and snack bags to help officers make it through Read More…

Prosecutor charges six Baltimore police officers in Gray’s death

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BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying “no one is above the law.” “Mr. Gray’s death was a homicide,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby declared. His arrest was illegal and his treatment in custody amounted to murder Read More…

Technicality may result in downgraded charges against Burge

Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge gives his closing statement to the jury during his trial at the Lorain County Justice Center in Elyria on Wednesday, April 6. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — A technicality that reduced the severity of some of the public corruption charges against former Lorain County Commissioner Michael Ross might be the key to sparing former county Common Pleas Judge James Burge a felony conviction. At the heart of the argument, put forward by Burge’s lawyer, Michael Stepanik, in court documents filed Read More…

Police say two men responsible for break-ins

ELYRIA — Two men whom police believe committed a string of burglaries around Elyria over the past month took responsibility for them Wednesday, according to police. Kevin Ford, 20, of Elyria and Kyle Corn, 19, of Elyria, both were charged with burglary and receiving stolen property Wednesday. Police believe Ford and Corn were connected to Read More…

Elyria police adds anonymous tip system

ELYRIA — Police have implemented a new tip system that allows anyone to anonymously text Elyria police tips over the phone or Internet. The system, called tip411, has two components. People can send a tip online using a form on the city website, or they can text “EPD” plus their tip to 847411. Police don’t Read More…

Ex-magistrate indicted on porn charges

Former Lorain County Juvenile Court Magistrate James Paterson has been indicted on federal child pornography charges. Paterson, who was serving as a guardian ad litem at the time of his arrest in March, is accused of accumulating a collection of pornographic images and videos beginning in September 2010 and continuing through November 2014, according to Read More…

Former Lorain County magistrate indicted on federal child porn charges

A former Lorain County Juvenile Court magistrate has been indicted on federal child pornography charges. James Paterson, 49, was working as a court-appointed guardian ad litem at the time the FBI raided his Lorain home and discovered between 500 and 1,000 sexually explicit images of children last month, according to investigators. Images on computers found Read More…

Horror, grief darken movie shooting victims’ testimony

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — One after another, they told their gripping, heart-breaking stories to a jury: A bullet-riddled woman urging her husband to save himself and their son because “I’m ready to die here.” A police officer rushing a dying 6-year-old girl to an ambulance. A young wife who saw her husband’s bloody face and thought Read More…