March 4, 2015

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Standoff on Lake Avenue ends peacefully

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ELYRIA — A standoff between police and a man in a home at 1207 Lake Ave. near Courtland Street ended peacefully after about two hours. At 4:18 p.m., eight members of the police SWAT team armed with semiautomatic rifles began moving in tight formation to the front of the home. They broke a front window Read More…

Four people injured in Ohio Turnpike crash

FLORENCE TOWNSHIP – Four people were injured in a vehicle rollover crash early Wednesday morning on the Ohio Turnpike in Erie County. Johnny Penafiel, 21, of Minnesota, was driving near mile post 129 at 4:10 a.m. Wednesday when he lost control of his 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Read More…

Woman fined $250 for trespassing at wedding reception

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AVON LAKE — A Medina woman who crashed a wedding reception has pleaded no contest to criminal trespassing. Debra Knurek, 51, was fined $250 and given a suspended 30-day jail sentence during a Thursday appearance in Avon Lake Municipal Court. According to police, Knurek showed up at the home of All Pro Freight Systems owner Read More…

Woman injured in crash released from hospital

LORAIN — The driver injured in a crash at Baumhart Road and Terminal Drive about 12:05 p.m. Monday was treated and released from MetroHealth Medical Center later that day, a Metro supervisor said Tuesday. Emily Mayer, 24, of 380 Salem Drive in Vermilion, was southbound on Baumhart in a 2014 Ford Focus, according to a Read More…

Elyria man who spat blood at officers gets probation

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ELYRIA — An Elyria man who spit blood at officers while being booked by Elyria police was sentenced Monday to two years of probation. Jordan Sand, 21, pleaded guilty late last year to charges of assault, obstructing official business, harassment with a bodily substance and criminal damaging in connection with the July 2014 incident after Read More…

Police Blotter: Man accused of stealing girlfriend’s car

Elyria police Saturday, Feb. 7 12:55 a.m. — 500 block Bell Ave., Rodger Simmons Jr., 31, same address, arrested and charged with making false alarms and two counts of telephone harassment. Police said Simmons twice called 911 requesting paramedics respond to homes on Ironwood Court for medical emergencies on Feb. 4. In one case, police Read More…

Protesters gather at hearing for alleged dog killer

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LORAIN – Protesters gathered outside the Lorain Muncipal Court on Tuesday to speak out against a Lorain man who went to court for allegedly hanging his own dog from a semi truck on Jan. 31. John Wayne Daughney, 36, pleaded not guilty to charges of killing or injuring companion animals and cruelty to companion animals Read More…

Woman injured in crash with box truck

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A 24-year-old Amherst driver, who police aren’t identifying, was seriously injured in a crash at the intersection of Baumhart Road and Terminal Drive about 12:05 p.m. Monday, police said. The woman was southbound on Baumhart in a 2014 Ford Focus, according to a news release from police Officer Kyle Gelenius of the Police Department’s Traffic Read More…

Lorain police seek suspect in Subway robbery

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LORAIN — Police are searching for a man who robbed a Subway on Sunday. According to Lorain police Detective Jason Orellano, a white or Hispanic man with dark hair and a dark winter coat and hat entered Subway, 3360 Oberlin Ave., shortly before 5 p.m., pulled out a knife and robbed the clerk. Orellano said Read More…

UPDATED: Car hits Elyria dance studio

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ELYRIA — The driver who struck The Hive, a yoga dance studio at 100 Fourth St., about 2:10 p.m. Sunday, is suspected of overdosing on heroin. Jack Chavalia Jr. was treated with Narcan, a nasal spray that revives heroin overdose victims, after being pulled from his Ford Contour, said Assistant Fire Chief Tim Mitchell. Narcan Read More…