July 31, 2014

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Body found in Lorain building identified

LORAIN — The body of a homeless man found dead in an abandoned building at 341 W. 23rd St. about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday has been identified. John Fonseca, 56, is believed to have died from natural causes, Lorain County Coroner Stephen Evans said Thursday. Evans said there were no signs of trauma on Fonseca, whom he Read More…

Lorain man charged after domestic dispute, gunshot

Morgan Geiger

By Evan Goodenow and Anna Merriman The Chronicle-Telegram LORAIN – An early morning domestic dispute ended in a gunshot and three people fleeing Thursday. Morgan Geiger, 34, was charged with felonious assault, discharging a firearm within city limits, having weapons under disability, violation of a temporary protection order and obstructing official business around midnight on the 1100 Read More…

UPDATED: Lorain shooting suspect arrested

Morgan Geiger

LORAIN — A Lorain man is accused of firing a gun during a domestic dispute around midnight. Morgan Geiger was arrested and charged with felonious assault, discharging a firearm within city limits and obstructing official business. Geiger, of the 2600 block of Reeves Avenue, was being held at the Lorain City Jail early this morning. Read More…

Avon Lake woman accused of killing her husband in ’11 appears in court

Jeane Harrington, accused of killing her husband in 2011, appears in video arraignment from Lorain County Jail at the Avon Lake Municipal Court on Wednesday.  STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Before Michael Gabel was killed in 2011, Jeane Harrington told a parishioner at a church she worked at that she had a “surefire way” to kill her husband, Avon Lake Prosecutor John Reulbach Jr. said Wednesday. “She told the person, who is available for trial, that she would wrap Saran Wrap around Read More…

Man allegedly breaks into ex-girlfriend’s house

ELYRIA — Police said a man punched in his ex-girlfriend’s dining room window, cooked a few pot pies in the oven and fell asleep on her bed where officers found him Tuesday. Damarcus Moore, 25, was charged with burglary about 10 p.m. at his ex-girlfriend’s house in the 1100 block of Melvyn Lane. After receiving Read More…

Homeless man found dead in abandoned Lorain building

LORAIN — A 56-year-old homeless Lorain man found dead in an abandoned building at 341 W. 23rd St. about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday is believed to have died from natural causes. The man, who police wouldn’t identify Wednesday night, was found in a second-floor abandoned apartment above the former Highland Grill, Detective Sgt. Buddy Sivert said. Read More…

Elyria police arrest two alleged drug dealers

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ELYRIA – A two-month investigation led to the arrest of two alleged drug dealers in Elyria on Tuesday morning. Andrew Lallathin, 25, was charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of cocaine, trafficking marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at his business on the Read More…

Lorain police offering reward for missing woman

Kathleena Burke

LORAIN – Police are offering a reward for information leading to the discovery of a Lorain woman who’s been missing since the beginning of June. Kathleena Burke, 25, was last seen in Lorain on June 1. She is 5-foot-1 and was last seen around the intersection of 21st Street and Elyria Avenue, according to police Read More…

UPDATED: Wellington credit union robbery suspect arrested

James Wingard

WELLINGTON — James Wingard was sitting in a Cleveland bar talking to the FBI on the phone when Cleveland police arrested him Wednesday for allegedly robbing the LorMet Community Credit Union in Wellington on Saturday. Wellington Police Chief Mike Barrett said another patron in the bar had overheard the 48-year-old Wingard’s conversation and contacted police. Read More…

Bicyclist who tried to flee police faces charges

Eric Payne

LORAIN — A man who tried to flee from police on a bicycle later was charged with bringing crack cocaine into the jail, police said. Eric Payne, 54, was charged with resisting arrest, possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence, illegal conveyance, obstructing official business, impeding the flow of traffic and riding a bike without a Read More…