June 29, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
70°F
 

Marshals arrest homicide suspect in Elyria

ELYRIA — U.S. Marshals arrested a Cleveland homicide suspect Thursday night after receiving information that led them to stop a vehicle on state Route 57. Andre Bello, 19, of Cleveland, was taken into custody by federal marshals after they pulled over a vehicle on a felon traffic stop with the assistance of Elyria police, said Read More…

13 indicted on drug charges from March raid in Lorain, Elyria

ELYRIA — Indictments have been handed down against 13 people caught up in a series of raids by Elyria and Lorain police officers in March. Police seized more than $320,000 in drugs while conducting five separate search warrants in the two cities. At the time, officers said they found 435 grams of heroin, 1,020 grams Read More…

Mother shares pain of son’s drug death

ELYRIA — Kerri Johnson clung tightly to a framed photo of her son, Ryan, and watched the crowd with trepidation. Will they listen to what she had to say or make comments to their friends as the gravity of her speech fell on deaf ears? She has delivered similar speeches to adults at drug awareness Read More…

Police: Man arrested for business break ins

ELYRIA – An Elyria man who served prison time for breaking into an American Legion post three times in 2012 has been arrested in connection with a string of break-ins at area businesses, including medical offices. Benjamin Krugman, 30, was taken into custody by Elyria police on Friday after he was caught by police in Read More…

Thieves hit two Cleveland Street businesses in Elyria

ELYRIA – Two Cleveland Street businesses were broken into early Wednesday. Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said someone broke into Sambino’s Pizza and Kennedy’s Barber Shop, both located in the 300 block of Cleveland Street, and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen. Police responded to the area of Sambino’s Pizza after an alarm went Read More…

Man accused of public urination at Elyria store

ELYRIA – Police say a drunken man couldn’t wait to use the restroom, so he urinated in the aisle of Family Dollar on Wednesday night. Randel Hyle, 27, of Bath Street, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct intoxication, theft and public indecency after he walked into the Lake Avenue business and relieved himself shortly Read More…

Police: Man pulls rifle on neighbor

ELYRIA – An Elyria man who allegedly pulled a rifle on a neighbor during an argument Monday night is now facing aggravated menacing and having weapons under disability charges. Joshua Bock, 21, was arrested after Elyria police were called to Bellfield Avenue around 8:30 p.m. for a report of a man with a gun. Police Read More…

Elyria police seek armed robber of Convenient store

ELYRIA – A masked man armed with what appeared to be a sawed-off shotgun robbed the Convenient store on East River Road on Monday. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said police were called to the store shortly after 10 p.m. by the 50-year-old clerk. The clerk reported that the robber had his hand inside his Read More…

Kasich declares synthetic opioid illegal

ELYRIA — Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio Board of Pharmacy have made a synthetic opioid that was first identified in Lorain and Lake counties illegal. Kasich signed an executive order Wednesday agreeing to allow the pharmacy board to take emergency action to declare U-47700 a schedule I controlled substance, which means the powerful narcotic Read More…

One charged — so far — in Garden Street shootout

ELYRIA — One of two men suspected of being involved in a Garden Street shootout Monday has been charged with firing a weapon during the incident. Silas Henry Jr., 25, of Elyria, is charged with improperly discharging a firearm into a habitation, felonious assault, possession of crack cocaine, possession of heroin, tampering with evidence, having Read More…