April 17, 2014

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Man allegedly shot friend’s car with pellet gun

LORAIN — A fight between two friends escalated when one man shot at his friend’s car, shattering the window. Police were called at 3:34 p.m. Monday to the 1000 block of East 32nd Street in reference to a criminal damage complaint. An 18-year-old man told officers that he and his 21-year-old friend have been “at Read More…

Elyria police: Mall security guard says woman attacked him

Elyria police Wednesday, April 2 6:11 p.m. — 3300 block Midway Mall Blvd., a man said someone burglarized his Ford Explorer parked in the mall parking lot and stole his driver’s license, wallet and several other items. 7:40 p.m. — Midway Mall, 3000 Midway Mall Blvd., Michelle Wright, 29, 900 block West Drive, Sheffield Lake, Read More…

Heated cat carrier likely cause of Lorain house fire

LORAIN – A cat carrier with a plugged in heater is believed to be the cause of a fire that started on the deck of a house in Lorain early Friday morning. At about 4:15 a.m., the Lorain Fire Department arrived at the 5600 block of Boxwood Drive where a fire had started on the Read More…

Sister: Admitted killer tortured animals, came from ‘dysfunctional’ home

Vincent Jackson Jr. sits with attorney J. Anthony Rich as evidence is presented in his trial for killing Qiana Jackson in 2008.

ELYRIA — Admitted killer Vincent Jackson Jr. tortured animals when he was in his youth, his older sister testified Thursday. Tiffany Sterling said she recalled one incident in which her brother and others stuck a firecracker inside of a cat and lit it. In another incident, she said, he poured gasoline on a cat and Read More…

Lorain man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

A Lorain man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court to aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault and other charges for a 2013 crash that claimed the life of Elyrian William Fekete. Ryan Fye, 21, will be sentenced in the case May 15, according to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty’s office. Fye was Read More…

Student charged after shot fired at Kent State

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KENT, Ohio (AP) — The Kent State University freshman who prompted a campus lockdown when he shot himself in the hand during a domestic dispute remained jailed Thursday on a concealed weapon charge, campus police said. The man fired only once Wednesday night during some sort of dispute with two female students, Police Chief John Read More…

Man charged after allegedly threatening friend

James Thomas

LORAIN — A woman told police a man she knew forced her to give him oral sex and then threatened to kill her early Thursday. James Thomas, 27, was charged with aggravated menacing around 2:30 a.m. at the 1700 block of Broadway. A friend of Thomas’ told police that two hours earlier, Thomas had come to her apartment on Read More…

Sheffield Middle School student accused of writing bomb threat

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SHEFFIELD — A Sheffield Middle School student faces charges over a bomb threat that triggered an evacuation of the school Thursday. Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Superintendent Michael Cook said the student is accused of writing a threat to blow up the school on a boy’s bathroom wall that a teacher found around 9:35 a.m. Cook said school Read More…

Psychologist says Gas USA shooter’s circumstances led to life of crime

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ELYRIA — A forensic psychologist testified Wednesday that admitted killer Vincent Jackson Jr. suffers from a number of mental health ailments created in some cases by circumstances beyond his control that led him down a path of crime. “There’s no question this youth was at risk for violence and homicidal behavior,” Dr. John Fabian said Read More…

Alleged carjacking ends with chase, two-car crash

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An alleged carjacking in Elyria ended with the suspect crashing the stolen car into another car at the intersection of Center Ridge and Lear-Nagle roads in North Ridgeville, police said. Witness Debbie Jensch said she heard sirens as she was picking up her husband, Craig Jensch, a deliveryman at Hale’s Florist & Read More…