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Police: Search uncovers body in Pittsfield Township field

PITTSFIELD TWP. – Lorain police believe they have found the remains of missing person Clarence William Thomas in a farm field along Quarry Road. Thomas went missing in 2002 and was last seen with Michael York, who left the state before being interviewed by officers because he had outstanding warrants in Lorain County, according to Read More…

Manila police crack down as part of president-elect Duterte’s war on crime

MANILA, Philippines — In a crackdown bearing the Philippine president-elect’s name, police have rounded up hundreds of children or their parents to enforce a night curfew for minors, and taken away drunk and shirtless men roaming metropolitan Manila’s slums. The poor, who were among Rodrigo Duterte’s strongest supporters, are getting a foretaste of the war Read More…

Police: Man pulls rifle on neighbor

ELYRIA – An Elyria man who allegedly pulled a rifle on a neighbor during an argument Monday night is now facing aggravated menacing and having weapons under disability charges. Joshua Bock, 21, was arrested after Elyria police were called to Bellfield Avenue around 8:30 p.m. for a report of a man with a gun. Police Read More…

The latest target for high-tech crime rings? Nuts

FRESNO, Calif. — International crime rings targeting California’s booming agriculture industry are increasingly stealing truckloads of high-value nuts, prompting authorities and the firms falling victim to ramp up efforts to break the spree costing millions. The sophisticated organizations in many cases use high-tech tactics, hacking into trucking companies to steal their identity. Armed with false Read More…

Nine arrested, five sought in Elyria and Lorain drug bust

LORAIN – In a combined effort of the Lorain and Elyria police narcotics units, more than $320,000 in drugs were confiscated during the execution of five separate search warrants Tuesday morning. At a press conference Thursday afternoon, representatives from both police departments released details about the bust, which resulted in nine arrests and warrants issued Read More…

Elyria Schools: Stranger offered student a ride

ELYRIA – A high school student reported Tuesday being approached by a vehicle in the area of Yale Avenue while walking home from school. The student said she was offered a ride by the driver of the car, who is described as a white male, with a white beard, a full head of white hair Read More…

Police: Armed robbery suspect caught

ELYRIA – A 23-year-old man has been arrested following an armed robbery on East Broad Street early Tuesday. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino Damian Latron Counter, 23, of the 500 block of South Abbe Road entered the Speedway at 990 E. Broad St. and “wandered around near the register for a bit before pulling out Read More…

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…