June 29, 2016

Elyria
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Avon explores future of police and fire levies

AVON — The city will likely seek a renewal and a replacement on the November ballot for the police and fire equipment levies. City officials discussed the need for the levies, and the distinction between renewals and replacements, during a Monday night Finance Committee meeting. The five-year police and fire equipment levies, which provide funds Read More…

VIDEO: No charges made in night crash involving cruiser

AVON — An investigation into a crash involving an Avon police cruiser has been wrapped up and no one was cited. On March 18, Avon police Officer Andy Kehl crashed into a utility truck in which an out-of-state independent contractor was working in an elevated bucket on phone lines in the 2800 block of state Read More…

Avon police car crashes into utility truck; Highway Patrol investigating

AVON — A police car crashed into a utility truck early Thursday and the circumstances of the accident are being investigated by the Ohio Highway Patrol. Avon police Officer Andy Kehl crashed into the truck in which an unnamed worker was working in an elevated bucket on some phone or cable lines in the 2800 Read More…

Catalytic converter thieves hit Avon

AVON — Catalytic converter thefts have occurred in multiple parking lots, and police are asking people to report any suspicious activity they see. Avon police Capt. Larry Fischbach said several drivers have fallen victim to catalytic-converter thieves in recent weeks. They are stealing the valuable parts from cars as people are inside stores either shopping Read More…

Police say women traded stolen groceries for crack

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 police get body cameras

AVON — All sworn police officers, from patrolmen to the chief of police, are now wearing body cameras while on duty. Police Chief Richard Bosley said the cameras will protect all 35 uniformed officers on the road as well as the public during police encounters during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Each camera cost about $500, Read More…

Police: Avon slaying shown in the details

ELYRIA — The death of Brandon Smith originally was investigated as an accident, but the more police looked into the fatal shooting, the more the evidence didn’t match that scenario, Avon Police Sgt. Bryan Rado testified Wednesday in the murder trial of Ryan Raider. When police arrived at the French Creek Road home Smith, 29, Read More…

Testimony begins in roommate shooting case

ELYRIA — Ryan Raider stood in Brandon Smith’s bedroom on Oct. 12, 2013, with a loaded gun and told him to lie just like he was on his bed, Smith’s girlfriend told jurors Tuesday during the first day of testimony in Raider’s murder trial. “Then he shot him,” Emily Markel said. Markel testified that she Read More…

UPDATED: Slain Avon couple identified

AVON — An Avon man who police say may have killed his wife in a suspected murder-suicide called his daughter to tell her what was happening. “He said this is the best thing for everybody,” the couple’s adult daughter told dispatchers during a 911 call at 5:11 a.m. Thursday. “I just got a call from Read More…

UPDATED: Police called to murder-suicide in Avon

AVON — Police believe a 77-year-old man shot his 73-year-old wife and killed himself in a home on Langford Drive overnight. According to a news release from the Avon Police Department, a woman called police at 5:11 a.m. to report she’d heard from her father, who said he’d shot her mother and was going to commit Read More…