November 23, 2014

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Elyria man sentenced in April carjacking

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ELYRIA — An Elyria man who stole a car at knifepoint earlier this year from a 20-year-old who had just bought the vehicle was sentenced Monday by Loran County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski. Cedrick Lindsay, 20, was sentenced to three years of probation and 180 days in jail by Betleski in connection with the Read More…

Man pleads guilty to charges tied to July fatal shooting

Correction: This story has been corrected to reflect the six-month sentence imposed by Judge John Miraldi is to be served after another sentence Tyler Wells already is serving, not concurrent as the initial story indicated. ELYRIA — One of more than a dozen people charged with a riot that that ended with a fatal shooting Read More…

Lorain police: Man charged after fight with woman during trick-or-treat

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Lorain Police Thursday, Oct. 30 7:38 p.m. — Andover Avenue, Fairless Drive, Tony Muniz Jr., 18, 1700 block Pennsylvania Court, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Muniz’ s ex-girlfriend said they were trick-or-treating with their son when they argued over another woman he is seeing. She said Muniz pushed her, threw their son’s bottle at Read More…

‘Kickboxer’ lady allegedly kicked Elyria police officer

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ELYRIA — A woman was charged after she allegedly kicked a police officer in the chest while drunk and told them “I’m a kickboxer,” according to police. Traci Ventura, 40, was charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at Burger King on 616 Broad St. Ventura’s boyfriend, Joseph Jacob, Read More…

Burge attorneys didn’t seek trial move

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ELYRIA — Lawyers for Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge didn’t ask to move Burge’s trial out of the county despite what Visiting Judge Dale Crawford wrote in a court order last month, according to court documents filed Tuesday. “At no time did the Defense initiate or infer a desire to pursue a change Read More…

Dog gets loose, is fatally shot in Lorain

LORAIN — A pit bull that its owner said got loose from his home was fatally shot in an alley by 115 E. 23rd St., about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to a police report. Dog owner Cintron Dunlap said he got the dog, named Chico, a couple of weeks ago. He said the dog was Read More…

North Ridgeville police look into thefts at housing sites

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A housing development under construction at the western edge of the city has been targeted by thieves in recent weeks. Police said thefts from housing developments are an unfortunate reality in the growing community and catching those responsible is difficult. “Unfortunately this is a common crime for us, and we’re seeing more Read More…

Man allegedly threatened paramedics with bow

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CAMDEN TWP. — A man with a medical condition threatened paramedics with a compound bow when they tried to take his injured mother to a hospital. Josh Sheppard, 25, was taken into custody about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at a house in the 18000 block of Baird Road after he threatened paramedics with a compound bow, Read More…

Trial begins for man shot by Lorain police

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ELYRIA — A Lorain man shot six times by Lorain police after allegedly firing at officers is guilty of some, but not all, of the crimes he’s accused of committing, his attorney said Monday during opening arguments in Jarelle Guice’s trial. Guice, 25, faces 21 counts including attempted murder, felonious assault, assault, aggravated burglary, having Read More…

Lorain man shoots self in foot

LORAIN — A city man said he accidentally shot himself in the foot inside a home at 1706 E. 30th St. about 7:50 p.m. Saturday, a police report said. Police said Julius Hopkins first said he was wounded in a drive-by shooting on Pearl Avenue, but then admitted he shot himself while “playing” with a Read More…