September 1, 2015

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Italy says money laundering probe stymied by China’s ‘firewall’

FLORENCE, Italy — Police in Florence wondered where all the money was going. Italy’s economy was heading off a cliff, but its Chinatowns were booming. Luxury cars snaked past Chinese betting parlors and garment factories that hummed into the night. Chinese immigrants were buying up Italian coffee bars and real estate. But their prosperity was Read More…

Fallout from Freddie Gray: Homicides spike, arrests fall in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Antoinette Perrine has barricaded her front door since her brother was killed three weeks ago on a basketball court near her home in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. She already has iron bars outside her windows and added metal slabs on the inside to deflect the gunfire. “I’m afraid to go Read More…

Lorain blotter: April 21, 2015

Lorain police Wednesday, April 15 5:18 p.m. — 1200 block W. 13th St., a resident said her home was burglarized with $4,750 in jewelry stolen. She suspects her grandson whom she said has previously stolen from her. 5:22 p.m. — 300 block W. 10th St., police said a 34-year-old woman’s lips were turning blue and Read More…

Police seek two in Salem Avenue burglary

ELYRIA – Police are searching for two suspects who attempted to burglarize a home on Salem Avenue this afternoon. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said the two men, who burglarized a house in the 800 block of Salem Avenue, tried to make off with a large gun safe. A neighbor noticed the men’s activity and Read More…

Lorain woman uninjured by shots fired into home

LORAIN — A woman told police she was asleep in a ground-floor bedroom of her home when she was awakened about 2 a.m. Friday by a loud banging noise. The woman fell back asleep but when she awoke several hours later she discovered apparent bullet holes in a bedroom window and the ceiling, as well Read More…

16 arrested in countywide drug raids; more arrests planned

ELYRIA — Police are keeping silent about a series of drug raids and arrests over the past few days, but Elyria Municipal Court Judge Lisa Locke Graves described it during a court hearing Monday as an investigation targeting a “conspiracy that has allegedly put kilo after kilo after kilo of cocaine on the streets of Read More…

Woman steals baby formula from Westlake store

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WESTLAKE – A woman has been videotaped stealing an unknown amount of baby formula from the CVS store at 30791 Detroit Road. According to Westlake police, the woman also is a suspect in three previous thefts of similar merchandise from the same store in the past 30 days.  The silver hatchback she fled in was Read More…

Elyria blotter: Woman sees man trying to kick in son’s door

The following was taken from Elyria Police reports: Monday, Oct. 7: 7:30 p.m. — 100 block Floral Court, a woman said her house was broken into because her window was broken and jewelry and her television were missing. 11:30 p.m. — 500 block Bell Ave., a woman said her friend stayed over, and when she Read More…

Lorain blotter: Woman tells police someone stole her bathtub

The following was taken from reports from the Lorain Police Department: Monday, Oct. 7 Midnight — 1100 block Washington Avenue, a window air conditioning unit was pushed out of a window and items were missing from inside the house. 9 a.m. — 1900 block East 31st Street, a man said someone broke into his house Read More…

Man exposes genitals to girls during cross country meet

VERMILION — Police investigated after several cross country girls reported seeing a man expose his genitals to them on a race course. The incident was reported by Avon Lake Middle  School’s cross country coach, Ron Rocco, who told police that the girls were in a wooded area of the course, between the stadium gravel lot Read More…