December 21, 2014

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Man shot on Oberlin Avenue in Lorain

LORAIN — More details may be released today about the shooting of a man in an apartment at 4463 Oberlin Ave., 9:05 p.m. Saturday. Police spokesman Capt. Roger Watkins on Sunday wouldn’t release the man’s name or condition. He said more details may be forthcoming today. Police on Saturday said the man is in his Read More…

Avon Lake woman charged after crashed car into house

Kirbi Elke

AVON LAKE — A city woman who police say crashed a car into a house at 369 Avon Belden Road (state Route 83) about 4:05 a.m. Thursday faces charges. Police Sgt. Alex Giardini said Saturday that no one was seriously injured in the crash, in which a 2005 Mazda MX6 hit the house basement. The Read More…

Nitro Foundation to rally at alleged dog-killer’s hearing

Joel Ruth

ELYRIA — Just as they have done in prior cases of animal abuse, members of the Nitro Foundation plan to rally Tuesday at Elyria Municipal Court where accused dog killer Joel R. Ruth is slated to appear for a pre-trial hearing. Ruth, 50, of LaGrange, is charged with aggravated menacing and animal cruelty for the Read More…

Lorain officer helps save stabbing victim’s life with ‘combat gauze’

Lorain police officers Marcus Haring, left, and Robert Gnagy saved a stabbing victim bleeding from the neck using a special gauze designed for battlefield use that Haring purchased online. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — A Lorain police officer has been packing something extra while on patrol. The Quick Clot Combat Gauze he kept in his bag played a role in saving a stabbing victim’s life Thursday night. Officer Marcus Haring said he was the first one on the scene on West Sixth Street shortly before 5 p.m. Read More…

Two 18-year-olds charged with taking signs, holiday decoration

Some of the items found in a truck that was driven by the suspects in a rash of thefts in the North Ridgeville area. PHOTO PROVIDED BY NORTH RIDGEVILLE POLICE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A pair of 18-year-olds told police they were out having fun when they went on a theft spree that allegedly netted them 20 realty and housing-development signs, an illuminated holiday decoration and traffic work zone signs. “We have no idea what they planned to do with the realty signs, but they might Read More…

Judge rules in favor of former Lorain firefighter

Joe Colon

ELYRIA — A county judge has ruled that former Lorain firefighter Joe Colon resigned under improper pressure from Safety Service Director Robert Fowler two years ago. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi’s ruling throws out the decision of an arbitrator who had rejected Colon’s efforts to return to the city. Colon resigned in May Read More…

Stabbing victim hospitalized

LORAIN — A man in his 50s was stabbed in the neck about 5 p.m. Thursday and was being treated at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Lorain police Capt. Roger Watkins described the injury as “potentially life-threatening,” but declined to release the victim’s name because the man’s family had not been notified. He said the Read More…

Boyfriend facing assault charges

LORAIN — A woman with cuts on her neck and wrist told police her boyfriend stabbed her with a kitchen knife during an argument Thursday morning. Robert Basen, 35, was charged with felonious assault and domestic violence about 2:30 a.m. Thursday at his home in the 600 block of Vermont Drive. Basen told police his Read More…

Man charged with OVI after crashing into Lorain house

LORAIN – A man who police believe was high on opiates drove across Lakeview Park Wednesday and into a house. Sean Bearden, 30, of Vermilion was charged with OVI, driving under suspension and failure to control, according to Lorain Police. Around 1 p.m. Wednesday, Bearden was driving a Ford Focus westbound on West Erie Avenue Read More…

Westlake police seek shoplifting suspects

Police are seeking the identities of these two suspects accused of shoplifting from Giant Eagle. COURTESY WESTLAKE POLICE

WESTLAKE — Police are searching for two suspects who stole $831 worth of baby formula from Giant Eagle on Detroit Road. The shoplifting occurred at 9 a.m. Nov. 30, according to Capt. Guy Turner. Anyone who can identify the suspects is asked to call police at (440) 871-3311.