July 1, 2016

Elyria
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VIDEO: FBI, Elyria police seek help in identifying man involved in kidnapping attempt

CLEVELAND — The FBI is once again asking the public for help trying to identify a man who kidnapped a 6-year-old in Cleveland in May and tried to snatch a 10-year-old girl from her Elyria home in February. “This guy’s a dangerous predator, and he needs to be found, and he needs to be found Read More…

Pair arrested after car, foot pursuit

ELYRIA — Two men were taken into custody after a car chase and brief foot pursuit involving police Tuesday morning. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said shortly before 8 a.m. an officer saw a Ford Fusion drive through a red light at Lorain Boulevard and Lake Avenue and pursued it. The car continued at a Read More…

Pedestrian struck, killed on West River Road

ELYRIA — A man was hospitalized Tuesday after he was hit by a motor vehicle on West River Road North near Applebee’s. Juan Torres Jr., 43, of Elyria, was crossing the street when he was struck by an adult woman driving a blue Ford Fiesta. Torres was taken to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center and Read More…

Two in custody after car chase

ELYRIA — Two men have been arrested after a high speed chase through Elyria culminating in a car crash. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said an officer saw a Ford Fusion drive through a red light at the intersection of Lorain Boulevard and Lake Avenue and started to pursue it. The car continued “at a high Read More…

Fugitive surrenders to authorities after brief pursuit

ELYRIA — A fugitive turned himself in to authorities Monday after a brief pursuit by Elyria police and the U.S. marshals. Timothy Darr, 32, was wanted by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office for felonious assault, weapons under disability, tampering with records and drug possession charges, according to Marshal Anne Murphy. Darr was briefly listed as Read More…

Forum discusses drug dangers, increase in overdoses

ELYRIA — Drug overdoses aren’t diminishing, and the heroin epidemic is something the community cannot arrest its way out of. Presenters at a sparsely attended community forum Wednesday at the Elyria High School Performing Arts Center reiterated that substance abuse is a medical issue and not a criminal act. The county is on track to Read More…

Elyria officer placed on leave during investigation

ELYRIA — An Elyria police officer has been on paid administrative leave since May 13 while police complete an internal investigation that city officials said could result in criminal charges. Elyria Police Chief Duane Whitely declined to discuss the specifics of what Officer Danielle Goscewski is suspected of, but he did confirm investigators are looking Read More…

SUV crashes into Elyria pizzeria

ELYRIA — A woman crashed a vehicle into Angelina’s Pizza on Monday afternoon, busting out two large front windows as the front of her vehicle came to rest in the dining area on top of overturned tables. Elyria police said Sherry Lowry, 61, was cited with reasonable control after the accident at 512 N. Abbe Read More…

Fake Cleveland ‘cop’ arrested after altercation

ELYRIA — An Elyria man claiming to be a Cleveland police officer ended up in jail after an altercation with a bartender at a Broad Street bar led to the real police being called to the scene. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said Taj Talkington, 22, was drinking and telling patrons at Boomers that he Read More…

Man charged with DUI after hitting cruiser

ELYRIA — A 19-year-old Elyria man rammed the back of a parked Elyria police car while he was driving and texting Thursday, according to police. Elyria police Officer Ryan Conway had parked his cruiser in the 100 block of Cleveland Street shortly before 11 p.m. while he was dealing with a report of an unruly Read More…