February 12, 2016

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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 police get body cameras

Richard Bosley

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

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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

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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

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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…

Avon police investigating sex offense allegation at doctor visit

AVON — Police are investigating an alleged sex offense that a patient said occurred Thursday while she was being seen by a local doctor. A complete report wasn’t released since police are still investigating the incident, said Capt. Larry Fischbach. The doctor hasn’t been interviewed by police, and no charges have been filed, Fischbach said. Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns QB Johnny Manziel won’t be disciplined by NFL after review of domestic incident Oct. 12 in Avon

BEREA — The good news just kept coming Tuesday for Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. Hours after coach Mike Pettine named him the starter for the rest of the season, the NFL announced it wouldn’t discipline Manziel under the personal conduct policy following a domestic incident with girlfriend Colleen Crowley on Oct. 12 in Avon. “Our Read More…

NFL: No decision yet on QB Johnny Manziel, situation still under review

BEREA — The NFL continues to review Johnny Manziel’s involvement in a domestic incident with his girlfriend. “No decision has been made yet,” a league spokesman told The Chronicle-Telegram in an email. “It is still under review.” The comment from the league followed a tweet by Ian Rapoport, the league’s in-house reporter for NFL Network. Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel’s interview with NFL “imminent,” “sense of urgency” to wrap up investigation, coach Mike Pettine says

BEREA — Browns coach Mike Pettine said quarterback Johnny Manziel’s interview with the NFL is “imminent.” Manziel will meet with league officials regarding the domestic incident with his girlfriend Oct. 12. Manziel and Colleen Crowley fought in his car and were questioned by Avon police. No charges were filed and they were allowed to leave Read More…