August 27, 2014

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Woman accused of having sex with mentally disabled teen at request of boyfriend

SWINGLER

ELYRIA – An Elyria woman is facing rape and sexual battery charges for allegedly having sexual relations with a mentally disabled 16-year-old boy. Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said Sherrie Swingler, 35, engaged in sex with the boy, who has a mental age between 5 and 8, at the request of 47-year-old Gerald Bodiford. Will Read More…

Police arrest Nooks armed robbery suspect hours later

Nooks EVAN GOODENOW/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA – Elyria police arrested a man suspected of an armed robbery Thursday that put two Elyria schools on lockdown and commanded the help of three police departments. Wesley Hance-Hill, 28, of 630 East Ave., was charged with aggravated robbery, tampering with evidence and having weapons under disability when he was picked up around 3:30 Read More…

Elyria blotter: Woman sees man trying to kick in son’s door

The following was taken from Elyria Police reports: Monday, Oct. 7: 7:30 p.m. — 100 block Floral Court, a woman said her house was broken into because her window was broken and jewelry and her television were missing. 11:30 p.m. — 500 block Bell Ave., a woman said her friend stayed over, and when she Read More…

Man finds ammunition for pistol near Family Dollar: Elyria Police blotter

The following information was taken from Elyria Police Department reports: Sunday, Oct. 6: 9:40 a.m. — 100 block Lake Ave., Terrence Taylor, 40, 1500 block Paine St., Lorain, arrested and charged with resisting arrest, obstructing official business and possession of cocaine. Police said Taylor, wanted on domestic violence and driving violation warrants, was spotted in Read More…

911 tapes released in Fenik shooting, suspect still at large

ELYRIA TWP. — Gunshot victim Jared Fenik remained critically wounded and his shooter remained at large Thursday night. Detective Sgt. Josh Croston of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that police have no motive or suspect but continue to pursue leads. “The right one just hasn’t come across yet,” he said. Fenik was shot Read More…

Elyria blotter: Woman threatens to kick officer who asks for her name

Tuesday, Oct. 1: 8:15 p.m. — 100 block Ridge Circle, a woman said her purse was stolen from her car. 11:15 p.m. — 1300 block East Ave., a woman said her live-in partner grabbed her and slapped her in the face. Wednesday, Oct. 2: 10:25 a.m. — 600 block Hilliard Road, a woman said someone Read More…

Man shares story about his brother being shot twice in Elyria Tuesday

ELYRIA — David Fenik can’t remember what kind of yard work he and his brother Jared were doing on Tuesday, mere hours before he found his brother lying on the sidewalk, bleeding and unconscious from two wounds to his arm and face. “It’s amazing how quickly life changes,” David Fenik said. “One day we were Read More…

Second attempted abduction reported in Elyria

ELYRIA – An attempted abduction on Tuesday evening was mostly likely not connected to a similar incident two weeks ago, according to Elyria police. The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when a 12-year-old girl walked alone to a Marathon gas station on 503 Huron St. in Elyria. Outside the gas station, two men in Read More…

Four charged in related weekend shootings

SUSPECTS

ELYRIA – Four people have been charged for their involvement in two related cases of gunfire over the weekend. They are: Bradley Watkins, 25, of 1120 Garden St., Elyria, was charged with weapons-related crimes including having weapons under disability and felonious assault. Robert Henry, 22, of 456 11th St., Elyria, and Darryl Johnson, 23, of Read More…

Mother, daughter found unconscious with needles stuck in limbs

ELYRIA – The woman unconscious in her car with a needle in her leg was concerning enough, but then Elyria police say they found the woman’s 22-year-old daughter unconscious in the passenger’s seat with a hair tie around her bicep and a needle stuck in her arm. Thursday night, police say they found both mother Read More…