July 3, 2015

Elyria
Intermittent clouds
75°F

Police release more about Internet sting

ELYRIA — Police released more information Wednesday regarding an investigation that led to the arrest of seven men who tried to engage in sexual acts with children, according to Elyria Police Lt. William Pelko. Police completed the investigation over a three-day period the week of May 18 when they arrested four Lorain County men and Read More…

Elyria man charged after toddler hospitalized

ELYRIA — A toddler was hospitalized with a head injury after police said her mother’s boyfriend hit the girl and knocked her to the ground. Terrance Card, 24, was charged with felonious assault, domestic violence and endangering a child Tuesday night after he brought his girlfriend’s 22-month-old daughter to the hospital with suspicious injuries, police Read More…

Suspect in Elyria ambush caught (VIDEO)

beating surveillance film

ELYRIA — A third suspect and the one police labeled the “primary aggressor” in an assault last month was taken into custody early Wednesday, police said. Michael Nichols, 27, was charged with felonious assault about 4:15 a.m. Wednesday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after he called Elyria police and told them he was there. Read More…

Authorities seek at-large suspect in Elyria ambush beating (VIDEO)

ELYRIA — A surveillance video depicting a random beating in April led police to identify and arrest two of three Cleveland men suspected in the attack earlier this month. James Currie, 18, and Sean Buchanan, 24, were charged with felonious assault at their homes in Cleveland on May 1 and 5. Police and U.S. marshals Read More…

Police arrest two in Middle Avenue beating; one remains at large

James Currie

ELYRIA – A surveillance video depicting a particularly brutal random beating in April led police to identify and arrest two out of three Cleveland men involved earlier this month. James Currie, 18, and Sean Buchanan, 24, were charged with felonious assault at their homes in Cleveland on May 1 and May 5. Police and the U.S. Read More…

Finding a path to success: Discussions begin for My Brother’s Keeper

Frank Whitfield readily admits he doesn’t know what the My Brother’s Keeper initiative will look like for Elyria. “The biggest fear I had in bringing this to the forefront is there was no outcome in mind,” said the president and CEO of the Lorain County Urban League. “We cannot think out of this we will Read More…

Police investigating Barbara Street shooting

ELYRIA – Shots pierced the walls of an Elyria home early Thursday and all witnesses remember seeing afterward was a silver or gold minivan driving down the street. Police were called to the 1100 block of Barbara Street around 3 a.m. Thursday after residents in the area called to say they had heard gunshots. One Read More…

BLOTTER: May 15, 2015

Elyria police Tuesday, May 12 9:20 p.m. — 100 block Brunswick Drive, James Moffitt, 25, same address, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Moffitt’s girlfriend, who is seven months pregnant, said he didn’t want her to drive to work in Parma. She said he pulled out a knife from their kitchen and threatened to “slit Read More…

Shots fired lead to charges against Harwood Street man

ELYRIA — Multiple calls of shots fired near Harwood Street on Tuesday night led police on a search around the area until they found a drunken man they suspected of being responsible armed and inside a bar. Justin Mashrah, 24, of the 100 block of Harwood Street, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession Read More…

Burglars take Brinda check in post-election break-in at Smitty

ELYRIA — A break-in at Smitty’s Place early Wednesday may have compromised the bank account linked to Mayor Holly Brinda’s re-election campaign. The East Bridge Street restaurant and bar was the broken into hours after Brinda hosted her primary election celebration at the establishment. At the conclusion of Tuesday evening, Brinda said she paid her Read More…