April 18, 2015

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Suspects arrested for Salem Ave. break-in

Dajon Markees Deen

ELYRIA — A man and a teenager were arrested in connection with the Friday break-in of a home on Salem Avenue. A 17-year-old boy was charged with burglary and theft of a firearm Tuesday. The next day, Dajon Markees Deen, 20, was charged with burglary for the same incident. Police believe the two broke into Read More…

Police seek two in Salem Avenue burglary

ELYRIA – Police are searching for two suspects who attempted to burglarize a home on Salem Avenue this afternoon. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said the two men, who burglarized a house in the 800 block of Salem Avenue, tried to make off with a large gun safe. A neighbor noticed the men’s activity and Read More…

Elyria shooting victim identified, two suspects in custody

Adam McNeal, 23, of Elyria, died in this mobile home in Colonial Oaks after being shot Tuesday night. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Police have arrested two men in connection with a shooting that left an Elyria father of two dead on his kitchen floor Tuesday evening. Deshun Jackson, 20, was charged with murder when found at his home in the 300 block of 13th Streeton Wednesday morning. William Shepherd, 19, also was charged with murder Read More…

Man dead in Colonial Oaks shooting

ELYRIA — An autopsy is expected today on a 23-year-old man found shot inside a mobile home at 2 New Hampshire Circle in the Colonial Oaks trailer park, 10525 Middle Ave., near Ely Stadium. Police were called about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday about a man shot. A news release from police spokesman Capt. Chris Costantino said Read More…

Elyria blotter: Pregnant woman alleges boyfriend punched her

Elyria Police

Elyria police Sunday, Sept 14 9 p.m. — 500 block Princeton Ave., a woman said the tires of her car were slashed while it was parked on Prospect Street. Monday, Sept. 15 8:25 a.m. — 300 block Bell Ave., a man who leased his property to a couple said they have not paid rent for Read More…

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…