February 8, 2016

Elyria
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2 arrested after man shot early Sunday

ELYRIA — Arrests have been made after a Sunday morning shooting at a Third Street residence. Police Capt. Chris Costantino said police were called to 416 Third St. about 1:51 a.m. after residents reported shots had been fired. Costantino said Jeremy Brown, 31, was shot once in the left leg and once in the chest. Read More…

BREAKING: Elyria police investigating 3rd Street shooting

ELYRIA – Police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Sunday at a 3rd Street residence. Capt. Chris Costantino said police were called to the 416 3rd Street around 1:51 a.m. after residents reported shots had been fired. Costantino said Jeremy Brown, 31, was shot once in the left leg and once in the chest. Read More…

Elyria Police: Double shooting likely wasn’t random

Fox-Hill-SLIDE

ELYRIA — Police suspect the Elyria couple killed in a double shooting Sunday was targeted. “I don’t think this was just a random act,” Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said. Police were called to 128 Fox Hill Lane about 10 p.m. Sunday for a report of gunshots in the area and found Michael L. Lewis, Read More…

Lawsuit filed against Elyria Police Department

Kristen Fortune

ELYRIA — The Elyria Police Department and city are being sued by a former police officer who contends she was sexually harassed and the victim of gender discrimination by commanding officers. Kristen Fortune filed a suit Monday in county Common Pleas Court that alleged that officers harassed and discriminated against her while also subjecting her Read More…

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…

Elyria police warn of string of catalytic converter thefts

ELYRIA — Police are warning residents to keep an eye on their vehicles while at work or shopping after numerous catalytic converters were stolen from several locations. Most recently, police received a report regarding theft of catalytic converters from four cars at Riddell, 669 Sugar Lane, which occurred Tuesday about noon. Elyria police Capt. Chris Read More…

Victims in Elyria shooting identified

Fox-Hill-SLIDE

ELYRIA — Police were searching for leads Monday in the double slaying of a husband and wife found shot Sunday in a rented SUV. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino declined to publicly reveal many details of the investigation into the deaths of Michael L. Lewis, 32, and Fannie Lewis, 22. He also said he couldn’t say Read More…

UPDATED: Couple found dead near Midway Mall identified; police investigating

Fox-Hill-SLIDE

A West River Road couple were found dead in a rented SUV late Sunday on Fox Hill Lane off West River Road North near Midway Mall in Elyria. According to a news release from the Elyria police, police were called to Fox Hill Lane shortly after 10 p.m. for reports of shots fired. Officers received further information that Read More…

Elyria police investigating vehicle theft, crash

ELYRIA — Elyria police are searching for four men they say stole a car and crashed it into another car. Officers said the car traveled through two yards on the 600 block of Calann Drive at 3:36 p.m, Thursday and eventually crashed into a car in a driveway. When the car stopped, neighbors said four 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…