February 12, 2016

Elyria
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Police say women traded stolen groceries for crack

Sabine Cooper

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Police arrested a pair of women for allegedly stealing merchandise from a grocery store and then trading it for drugs. Sabine Cooper, 51, of Elyria and Marla Bartolotta, 39, of Elyria, both were charged with theft after police put surveillance photos of them on the Lorain County CSI Facebook page seeking information. Read More…

Avon Lake passes ‘pre-bite’ dog ordinance

AVON LAKE — Avon Lake City Council has approved what Councilman Dave Kos, 4th Ward, is calling the “most comprehensive and thorough animal-dog legislation in the state of Ohio.” After months of discussion, debate and research fueled by two attacks that left two small dogs dead and the 81-year-old owner of one dog injured, Council Read More…

Victims in Avon shooting ID’d; police continue investigation

Standoff-SLIDE

AVON — Police continue to investigate a Sandy Lane shooting in which a man allegedly killed another man Sunday afternoon before taking his own life. Robert Miller, 33, of Avon Lake, allegedly assaulted his estranged fiancee, Emily Phillips, 31, and held Phillips against her will in her home before shooting David Fontecchio, 37, of North Read More…

Sheffield Lake man arrested, charged with theft, burglary

AVON — A Sheffield Lake man allegedly feigned a need for help and snatched a purse, money and prescription medication from a Lake Drive home. Anthony Ramos Jr., 29, was arrested and charged with theft and burglary Sunday. Avon police Capt. Larry Fischbach said Ramos talked to a male resident about 5:45 a.m., claiming his Read More…

Avon Lake judge rules dogs dangerous

AVON LAKE — Two pit bulls that killed a Shi Tzu in August were declared dangerous Tuesday by a judge in Avon Lake Municipal Court, but their owners intend to appeal the ruling. The pit bulls’ owners, Donald and Melinda Golas, were cited on two counts of animal at large after the dogs attacked and Read More…

Girl’s guardians plead no contest

AVON LAKE — The brother of a 12-year-old girl who disappeared in June with a 2-year-old she was babysitting pleaded no contest Tuesday to a persistent disorderly conduct charge in Avon Lake Municipal Court, as did the mother of the younger girl. Charles Gibson, who had custody of his sister, and Kaylyn Rogers had originally Read More…

Deadly dog fight worries Avon Lake residents

AVON LAKE — Residents say they fear for their safety after a recent fight between two dogs left one of the animals dead. According to police, a pit-bull mix named Cyrus was being walked about 7 p.m. June 18 by his owner on Orchard Park Drive when a corgi-beagle mix named Daisy began barking and Read More…

Girl, 12, faces kidnapping charge

ELYRIA — The 12-year-old girl who touched off a missing persons search when she disappeared earlier this month with a 2-year-old she was baby-sitting has been charged with kidnapping, inducing panic and endangering children. The girls were found June 7 in Elyria, a day after they disappeared from their Avon home after the older girl Read More…

Roommate tells police gun that fatally shot Brandon Smith went off while falling

Ryan Raider

AVON – Ryan Raider allegedly shot his roommate Brandon Smith while Smith was lying in bed with his girlfriend, according to a search warrant filed Tuesday in Lorain County Court of Common Pleas. Smith’s girlfriend, Emily Markel, told police that they had been out drinking earlier in the evening, and Smith and Raider had been Read More…

Police: Man stabs girlfriend in head

AVON — A 58-year-old man is facing domestic violence and felonious assault charges for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend in the head. Avon police were called to the home Lonnie Sherrill shared with Gina Nagy, at 4275 Center Road. A search warrant did not explain the relationship between them. According to the search warrant, Sherrill called Read More…