February 14, 2016

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Victims in Elyria shooting identified

Fox-Hill-SLIDE

ELYRIA — Police were searching for leads Monday in the double slaying of a husband and wife found shot Sunday in a rented SUV. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino declined to publicly reveal many details of the investigation into the deaths of Michael L. Lewis, 32, and Fannie Lewis, 22. He also said he couldn’t say Read More…

UPDATED: Couple found dead near Midway Mall identified; police investigating

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A West River Road couple were found dead in a rented SUV late Sunday on Fox Hill Lane off West River Road North near Midway Mall in Elyria. According to a news release from the Elyria police, police were called to Fox Hill Lane shortly after 10 p.m. for reports of shots fired. Officers received further information that Read More…

Elyria police investigating vehicle theft, crash

ELYRIA — Elyria police are searching for four men they say stole a car and crashed it into another car. Officers said the car traveled through two yards on the 600 block of Calann Drive at 3:36 p.m, Thursday and eventually crashed into a car in a driveway. When the car stopped, neighbors said four Read More…

Avon police get body cameras

Richard Bosley

AVON — All sworn police officers, from patrolmen to the chief of police, are now wearing body cameras while on duty. Police Chief Richard Bosley said the cameras will protect all 35 uniformed officers on the road as well as the public during police encounters during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Each camera cost about $500, Read More…

Man injured when shots fired into home

ELYRIA — An Elyria man is recovering from a gun shot wound after shots were fired into a home on the 1000 block of Middle Ave. at 1:31 a.m. Thursday. Michael A. Thorpe, 30, was playing cards at a friend’s house when a car drove by, and four shots were fired at the house. Two Read More…

Elyria fugitive arrested in Michigan

Malcolm Thomas

FLINT, Mich. — A Lorain man wanted for parole violations and domestic violence was arrested Tuesday night on a tip. Malcolm Thomas, 27, was wanted by Elyria police and U.S. Marshals, more than four months after he was profiled as Fugitive of the Week by the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force. He was also added to Read More…

Police: Robbery suspect caught

Daniel T. Bennett

ELYRIA— Police have arrested a suspect in the string of robberies last week at local businesses. Police say Daniel T. Bennett, 32, of Wellington, is responsible for robbing three different businesses within three days. On Jan. 2, police believe Bennett robbed the BP gas station on East Bridge St. On Jan. 5, police say Bennett Read More…

Suspect linked to three Elyria robberies

ELYRIA — Police are investigating three robberies that they believe were committed by the same person. Witnesses to all three described a white man in his 20s or 30s with blond hair, scruffy facial hair and a blue hood or mask over his face. Witnesses also reported the man had his right hand tucked into Read More…

Elyria superintendent issues apology for cancellation of Holiday Classic games after fight

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ELYRIA — The superintendent of Elyria Schools is apologizing for the brouhaha that took place late last month after a basketball game at Elyria High School that resulted in the cancellation of the final games of the Lorain County Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament. The public apology came in the form of a letter to the Read More…

Man flown to hospital after 20-foot fall

ELYRIA — A Cleveland man fell out of a third-story balcony at Park Meadow Apartments on Wednesday night. Charles Jackson, 25, apparently fell off the balcony at his girlfriend’s apartment in the 100 block of Park Meadow Drive near Abbe Road. Police said Jackson was intoxicated and his girlfriend was not with him on the Read More…