May 30, 2015

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Elyria man charged after toddler hospitalized

ELYRIA — A toddler was hospitalized with a head injury after police said her mother’s boyfriend hit the girl and knocked her to the ground. Terrance Card, 24, was charged with felonious assault, domestic violence and endangering a child Tuesday night after he brought his girlfriend’s 22-month-old daughter to the hospital with suspicious injuries, police Read More…

Avon officials weigh discipline for firefighter

AVON — The Avon mayor and fire chief are deciding whether to discipline a firefighter who was found guilty of violating a temporary protection order last year. Mayor Bryan Jensen said he plans to meet with Fire Chief Frank Root and Law Director John Gasior on Monday to go over the case of Dennis Danczak, Read More…

BLOTTER: May 15, 2015

Elyria police Tuesday, May 12 9:20 p.m. — 100 block Brunswick Drive, James Moffitt, 25, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Moffitt’s girlfriend, who is seven months pregnant, said he didn’t want her to drive to work in Parma. She said he pulled out a knife from their kitchen and threatened to “slit Read More…

Elyria police blotter

Sunday, April 26 11:45 p.m. — Lorain Boulevard and Warden Avenue, Jean Carlos Gonzalez Rodriguez, 18, of Cleveland, arrested and charged with obstructing official business and driving without a license and issued an expired plates citation. Police said they stopped Rodriguez for driving with one headlight and he allegedly gave them a false name. Monday, Read More…

Lorain County parks employees urged to keep quiet about ranger’s arrest

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LAGRANGE — Lorain County Metro Parks Director James Ziemnik sent out a mass email to all park employees encouraging them to keep quiet about the arrest of Ranger Michael Goodrich and warning them that there could be consequences if they chose to do otherwise. The email was sent Saturday — five days after Goodrich was Read More…

Lorain police blotter

Wednesday, April 22 3:02 p.m. — 2300 block Washington Ave., boy, 15, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. The boy’s mother said when she attempted to stop him from going outside, he picked her up in a bear hug and slammed her to the floor, causing her to injure her ankle, which police 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…

Man charged with kidnapping uses infant child as ‘human shield’

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LORAIN – A man who allegedly hit his fiancée on Saturday later barricaded himself in his house with her three young children. Jose Sanchez, 35, was charged with resisting arrest, assault on a police officer, kidnapping and domestic violence at his house at 2630 Lexington Ave. in Lorain early Saturday morning. The incident began on Read More…

Outreach program teaches clergy how to help domestic violence victims

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LORAIN — Domestic violence prevention activists are reaching out to religious leaders to train them on helping parishioners. Domestic violence victims often turn to their religious leaders for help, said Mary Lou Doebele, co-founder of Abigail Ministries of Northeast Ohio, a Westlake-based group that ministers to women who have been abused. “You are on the Read More…

Man charged with domestic violence has vulgar explanation for woman’s injuries

WELLINGTON — Police weren’t buying a Wellington man’s explanation of how his 20-year-old girlfriend was injured. He said it was rough sex. She said it was abuse. Police believed her and Matthew Hules, 23, was charged with domestic violence after the woman called police Friday. She told police Hules came home drunk and attacked her Read More…