April 26, 2015

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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

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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…

Police arrest woman soliciting sex for money to get boyfriend out of jail

ELYRIA — Elyria police made another arrest in a series of investigations into Internet prostitution on Tuesday. Leila Shaneek, 22, from Parma, was charged with two counts of possession of criminal tools and one count of solicitation at the 500 block of Walnut Street around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. Elyria police received a tip that Shaneek Read More…

Probation continues for man allegedly hit by police officer

ELYRIA — The man who was allegedly struck by Elyria police Officer Jay Loesch for telling the officer that he wished more police officers had died on the day Sgt. James Kerstetter was killed is getting another chance at probation after allegedly testing positive for cocaine. Johnny Smith Jr., 43, was allowed to continue on Read More…

Elyria Council rejects dispatch back pay

ELYRIA — The city’s police dispatchers have been working without a new contract since July 2009, and it seems like they will be doing so for a while longer. City Council voted 9-0 to reject a fact finder’s report that called for pay increases that would have forced the city to pay thousands in retroactive Read More…

Ralich gets 60 days in jail

ELYRIA — Mark Ralich, the 21-year-old Elyria driver who survived a weekend crash that left another man dead, was sentenced this morning to 60 days in the county jail on an unrelated case. Ralich has not been charged in connection with Saturday’s crash, which left 18-year-old Andrew “A.J.” Vincent dead and Elyria police have said Read More…