October 20, 2014

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19 more indicted in alleged drug ring

Nineteen more people were indicted Friday in connection with Wayne Norris’ alleged drug operation. Norris, 27, of Elyria, has been charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, possession of criminal tools and two counts each of conspiracy and permitting drug abuse. On Friday, Dennis Covey Jr., 35, Read More…

Man pleads guilty in New Year’s Eve stabbing

Roy Evans Jr.

ELYRIA — An Elyria man who stabbed another man 14 times during a New Year’s Eve fight pleaded guilty Friday to felonious assault. An additional charge of attempted murder against Roy Evans Jr., 35, was dropped by prosecutors in exchange for his plea. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery told Evans he intends to Read More…

Year sentence given for pizzeria break-in

Max Torgerson

ELYRIA — An Oberlin man was sentenced Friday to a year in prison for a botched break-in in which he left a trail of evidence, including stolen lasagna, between the Oberlin pizzeria he stole from and his house. Max Torgerson, 25, had pleaded guilty in August to a single count of breaking and entering in Read More…

Store owner seeks identity of attempted break-in suspect

break-in

The owner of a firearms supply shop is asking for help identifying a man caught on video attempting to break into the store.  The owner says an individual attempted to break into GG Supply — a firearm supply store located at 2596 North Ridge Road — at 1 a.m. Thursday. The incident was caught on surveillance Read More…

Westlake area fugitive arrested in Arkansas

William Waters

A local man who was listed on the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force’s most dangerous sexual offender list was arrested in Arkansas. William Waters III, 38, was arrested by U.S. Marshals from Arkansas at 4:30 p.m. Thursday near the airport in Ft. Smith, Ark., according to a release from the task force. Waters was Read More…

Father accused of filming daughter in shower receives jail time, fine

VERMILION — A Vermilion father who used a secret camera system to watch his 20-year-old daughter in the shower was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days in the Lorain County Jail and ordered to pay fines and court costs totaling $2,710. The 50-year-old man, whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim, Read More…

Woman critically injured in crash

ELYRIA — A 64-year-old woman was critically injured in a three-vehicle crash near Lowe’s about 4:50 p.m. Thursday. Fire and police reports were unavailable Thursday night, but Herb de la Porte, LifeCare Ambulance vice president, said the woman was hospitalized at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. De la Porte didn’t identify the woman, who he Read More…

Man arrested in robbery at Elyria bar

Mister McGee

ELYRIA – A man who police say robbed an Elyria bar last week was caught on Thursday morning. Mister Roger McGee II, 25, was charged with aggravated robbery around 11:40 a.m. Thursday at his parents’ home on the 600 block of Fulton Avenue. Police started searching for a suspect after a bartender at Settle Inn, Read More…

Driver who crashed into pole tells police he may have blacked out

LORAIN – A man who veered off the road and hit a telephone pole early Thursday told police he hadn’t eaten all day and may have blacked out. Donald Lewyckyj, 65, was driving eastbound on West Erie Avenue near Frankie Drive around 3 a.m. Thursday when he went off the left side of the road, Read More…

Lorain pair charged with cocaine trafficking

cocaine trafficking

LORAIN — Responding to tips from neighbors, police said they searched a house in the 1400 block of F Street about 10 a.m. Wednesday and found about 8 ounces of cocaine and $20,000 in cash. Residents Larry Hamilton, 51, and Cherise Armstrong, 30, were arrested and charged with drug trafficking, possession of cocaine, possession of Read More…