May 7, 2015

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Three people injured in two shootings

LORAIN — Two unrelated shootings over the weekend sent three people to the hospital Saturday and Sunday. The first shooting happened around 1 p.m. Saturday when Darius Davis, 22, and Cashmere Patterson, 23, were shot near the intersection of West 23rd Street and Beech Avenue, according to a press release from police. Both were alert Read More…

Three Lorain men arrested for Craigslist scam

LORAIN — Three people were arrested in connection with a Craigslist vehicle scam and a robbery Thursday. Aaron Morgan Neal, 18, Bakari Sims, 18, and Philip Anthony Smith, 18, all of Lorain, were charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery Thursday. Neal and Sims were also charged with resisting arrest and obstructing official business. Neal Read More…

Retired Lorain police officer not charged for five days after leaving scene of Amherst accident

AMHERST — A retired Lorain police officer wrecked his car last week and then left the scene, according to an Amherst police report. Fred Breeding II, 48, wasn’t cited until five days after the April 14 crash, when he was issued charges for failure to control and leaving the scene of the accident, the report Read More…

Police: Lorain woman hit fiance with alcohol bottle, fled with baby

LORAIN – Police are looking for a woman whom they believe knocked her fiancé unconscious with an alcohol bottle before fleeing the house, according to a police report. Deborah Otero, 35, is wanted on charges of domestic violence with injury and felonious assault for seriously injuring Nathan Bublik, 36 on Monday. Around 8:30 p.m. Monday Read More…

Lorain police investigating suspicious death after remains found

LORAIN – A man collecting aluminum cans in a remote area stumbled across the remains of 25-year-old Kathleen Burke, who went missing in the city almost a year ago. Police launched a suspicious death investigation after the remains of Burke’s body were found on April 11 this year in a remote area of central Lorain, Read More…

Conduct at stop, altered citation led to trooper investigation

Fired Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper Tammy Soto told investigators she knew there was a “50-50” chance that Lorain police Officer Bill Lachner was drunk when he was stopped driving the wrong way on the highway in September. Soto, however, didn’t initially perform sobriety tests on Lachner, instead opting to give Lachner — a co-worker of Read More…

Cat, 7-month-old kittens found near Lorain Wal-Mart loading dock

LORAIN – Greg Willey, executive director of Friendship Animal Protective League, knows spring has arrived. “Officer Rick Broz gave us the starting bell,” Willey said of the Lorain Police animal control officer who informed the agency of an abandoned cat and her seven month-old kittens Thursday. “Once we start to get kittens, we know that Read More…

WATCH: Handcuffed Lorain inmate escapes briefly from city jail

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LORAIN – A Lorain inmate still bound in handcuffs made a brief bid for freedom Thursday from the city jail. Alexis Castillo, 31, who was being held on an armed robbery charge, was issued an additional escape charge on Thursday after he tried to run from police. Around 5 p.m. Thursday, Lorain Police Officer Rich Read More…

Lorain blotter: Woman tells police someone stole her bathtub

The following was taken from reports from the Lorain Police Department: Monday, Oct. 7 Midnight — 1100 block Washington Avenue, a window air conditioning unit was pushed out of a window and items were missing from inside the house. 9 a.m. — 1900 block East 31st Street, a man said someone broke into his house Read More…

Man on fire seen undressing, running from flaming car

LORAIN – A suspect in a car fire early Wednesday was seen shortly after the incident, running down the street in flames. Henry Walker Jr. told police that he woke up at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday at his home on the 200 block of West 29th Street and looked outside to see his car on fire Read More…