September 3, 2015

Elyria
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Police seek robber of Elyria BP station

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ELYRIA — Police are looking for help locating a man who robbed a gas station and ran off Monday night. A clerk at BP gas station at 402 East Bridge St. told police she was working at the station around 10:15 p.m. Monday when a man came in. He was wearing a baseball cap, a Read More…

Groups provide safe sleep tools

ELYRIA — Six days ago, Amanda Hatfield gave birth via an emergency cesarean section to a set of twins — a boy, Seth, and a girl she named Helanedria — a nod to other women in the baby’s life. Thursday, surviving on just three hours of sleep, the 22-year-old mother and her partner, Seth Luck, Read More…

2 men charged in porn sting

David Six

ELYRIA — A school security officer with a Cleveland elementary school and his romantic partner were charged Thursday morning in connection with their alleged ties to a child pornography investigation, Elyria police said. Brian Sanner, 24, was charged with two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, two counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving Read More…

Cleveland Schools security officer arrested on child porn charge

ELYRIA – A Cleveland school security officer and another man were charged Thursday morning in connection with their alleged ties to a child pornography investigation, according to Elyria police. Brian Sanner, 24, a school security officer with the Cleveland Schools, was charged with two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, two counts of pandering Read More…

UPDATE: Sheriff’s deputy resigns after allegedly being robbed during solicitation

Christopher Cassell

ELYRIA — A Lorain County sheriff’s deputy has resigned after he was robbed Tuesday during a rendezvous with a woman he met on Craigslist and allegedly paid for sex. Christopher Cassell, 24, had worked as a part-time deputy since March, mostly handling courthouse security before his resignation Wednesday, sheriff’s Capt. Jim Drozdowski said. Cassell, who Read More…

Elyria police campaign targets drunken driving

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ELYRIA — Elyria Police Department efforts to combat drunken driving will pick up starting today with thanks to a $44,000 federal traffic safety grant. The national enforcement Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign runs today through Sept. 7. Locally, it will mean more Elyria police on the streets and upcoming checkpoints to look for Read More…

Police raid Lorain Deli for second time this summer

LORAIN — Police raided Lorain Deli for the second time this summer, finding 200 grams of a substance officers believe to be Spice. Members of the Lorain and Elyria narcotics unit entered Lorain Deli, 2225 W. 21st St., about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday morning after receiving a search warrant for the store, Sgt. Tom Nimon said. Read More…

Elyria Police staffing shortages mean no high school resource officer

Staffing shortages in the Elyria Police Department will result in Elyria High School no longer having a dedicated school resource officer. Until this year, an officer worked the school beat as a primary responsibility, but with fewer officers on the police roster a decision has been made to make the job a part-time position for Read More…

Elyria arrests net 21 drug suspects

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ELYRIA — Police have made 21 arrests since early August as part of a crackdown on what they say is a large-scale drug arrest operation meant to target alleged heroin and cocaine dealers around the city. Mario L. McCray, 34, of 2024 Middle Ave., was arrested Aug. 5 and charged with engaging in a pattern Read More…

21 arrested by Elyria police in ‘Operation Sundown’ drug operation

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ELYRIA – Police have made 21 arrests since early August as part of a large scale drug arrest operation meant to target multiple heroin and cocaine dealers around the city. Mario L. McCray 34, of 2024 Middle Ave., was arrested on Aug. 5 and charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and conspiracy. Read More…