July 6, 2015

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Lorain man charged after allegedly stalking detective

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ELYRIA — A Lorain man is facing charges he threatened to kill police officers in a Facebook post and had particular information about a Lorain police detective who had investigated him. Edward Klingel, 36, was indicted this week on the rarely used charge of making a terroristic threat. That’s in addition to charges of inciting Read More…

Lorain High athletes charged with graduation party assault

LORAIN —- Police say two former athletes from Lorain High School ganged up on and assaulted an 18-year-old at her graduation party Sunday morning. Devon Andrews, 19, and Marlena Guice, 18, were charged with assault in the alleged attack. Eliza Gonzalez, 18, told police Monday that she had been attacked at her graduation party over Read More…

BLOTTER: June 13, 2015

Lorain police Tuesday, June 2 7:40 p.m. — 4000 block Oberlin Ave., a woman reported her home was burglarized after she threw trash in a bin. As the woman attempted to gain entry to her home, an unknown black male, who she said appeared to be intoxicated, began asking her odd questions and was not Read More…

Roverfest critics say event violates city nudity ordinance

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LORAIN — Roverfest critics were told Monday if they don’t like the often-raunchy rap and rock concert, they shouldn’t attend it. “It’s a private event,” police Capt. James McCann said at Monday’s City Council Parks & Recreation Committee meeting. “Don’t buy a ticket.” The annual Cleveland-area concert is hosted by Cleveland-based WMMS 100.7-FM radio shock Read More…

Lorain man accused of arson in abandoned building fire

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LORAIN — A man was arrested Friday after lighting a fire in an abandoned building, according to police. Daniel Hayslip, 35, was charged with arson a little after 11 p.m. after a witness identified his car outside of a Dairy Mart, police said. Police and the Lorain Fire Department responded to the 200 block of Read More…

Police: Killer caught after assuming ID of dead brother

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LORAIN — A convicted murderer fled Puerto Rico, assumed his dead brother’s identity and hid out in Lorain until police and U.S. marshals arrested him Thursday. Jovanny del Valle Bermudez, 27, a convicted murderer and most-wanted fugitive out of Puerto Rico, was taken into custody by marshals and Lorain police Thursday afternoon when they found Read More…

Lorain police arrest two on charges of receiving stolen property

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LORAIN — Police arrested two business owners Wednesday on charges of buying and selling stolen property over the past few months, according to Lorain police. Ziyad Hirbawi, 44, of Westlake, who owns 611 Market, 1550 Colorado Ave., was charged with receiving stolen property Wednesday afternoon. Isa Farraj, 56, of Lorain, who owns Rudys’ Market, 523 Read More…

Parole officer facing drug charges

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GRAFTON TWP. — A parole officer was charged Friday morning for trafficking a variety of drugs, according to police. Michael Hoover, 50, is a parole officer based out of Elyria. Elyria and Lorain police charged him at his home on Law Road in Grafton Township about 7 a.m. Friday for trafficking drugs in connection with Read More…

Lorain looks to Elyria ordinance to combat underage drinking

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LORAIN — Opponents of underage drinking are asking City Council to toughen Lorain’s ordinance regarding adults who allow underage drinking. A few speakers at a sparsely attended anti-underage drinking forum at City Hall on Thursday asked Council to model the changes after Elyria’s ordinance that was toughened last year. People convicted of “knowingly” allowing minors Read More…

Lorain Councilman: FTP message is to express faith not curse police

LORAIN — FTP is slang for (Expletive) the Police, but Lorain Councilman-elect Angel Arroyo Jr., D-6th Ward, insists that’s not what he meant when he posted the acronym on Facebook alongside pictures he took of police cruisers in different cities while traveling around the nation. Arroyo said Wednesday he meant Faith Through Prayer. Copies of Read More…