May 23, 2015

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Elyria police adds anonymous tip system

ELYRIA — Police have implemented a new tip system that allows anyone to anonymously text Elyria police tips over the phone or Internet. The system, called tip411, has two components. People can send a tip online using a form on the city website, or they can text “EPD” plus their tip to 847411. Police don’t Read More…

Elyria police blotter

Sunday, April 26 11:45 p.m. — Lorain Boulevard and Warden Avenue, Jean Carlos Gonzalez Rodriguez, 18, of Cleveland, arrested and charged with obstructing official business and driving without a license and issued an expired plates citation. Police said they stopped Rodriguez for driving with one headlight and he allegedly gave them a false name. Monday, Read More…

Caught by a hair: Women accused of wig store robbery

One of the two women taken into custody by Elyria police officers following a theft that turned into a robbery at Wigland on Borad Street in Elyria. Scanner traffic reported that the women stole hair and then fought with the store clerk as they tried to escape. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA – Two women fought with wig store employees and tried to make off with $60 worth of hair extensions, police said, before they were arrested Monday morning. Betty Long, 22 was charged with complicity to robbery and Tajarai Alexander, 19, was charged with robbery around 11 a.m. Monday at a parking lot outside the Read More…

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…