February 9, 2016


Suspects tied to burglaries

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — Lorain County Sheriff’s deputies suspect two men arrested driving away from the scene of a break-in in New Russia Township this week were involved in several other recent burglaries in the townships. Detective Sgt. Randal Koubeck wrote in a news release that Shannon Matheny, 25, of Elyria, and Chad Blackburn, 28, Read More…

Police: Help us ID this break-in suspect


Elyria police are turning to the public to help identify a man who broke into Eastern Heights Middle School last month and slipped away before he could be arrested. A security camera at the school, located at 528 Garford Ave., caught the unidentified man in the act. On June 25, the man broke a window Read More…

Burglars take Brinda check in post-election break-in at Smitty

ELYRIA — A break-in at Smitty’s Place early Wednesday may have compromised the bank account linked to Mayor Holly Brinda’s re-election campaign. The East Bridge Street restaurant and bar was the broken into hours after Brinda hosted her primary election celebration at the establishment. At the conclusion of Tuesday evening, Brinda said she paid her Read More…

Police credit neighbors for quick capture of break-in suspects

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  ELYRIA — A mother of four was alone in her house watching “The Wendy Williams Show” and waiting for her laundry to finish when she heard a noise Monday. “I thought it was the construction down the road,” she said. Then she heard the bedroom door open. Only a few feet from where she Read More…

Suspect in North Ridgeville store break-in turns self in

NR Break In

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — One of two men being sought for a weekend break-in at a tire store has turned himself in to police. Jeffrey Pajer, 32, of Lorain, surrendered to police at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Police Lt. Greg Petek. Pajer was charged with one count of breaking and entering for the Sept. Read More…