February 14, 2016

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Police seek suspect in assault, robbery at Lorain motel

LORAIN — Police are searching for an aggravated robbery suspect after a 69-year-old woman was beaten in her residence Thursday at the Parkview Motel on West Erie Avenue. Lorain police Capt. Roger Watkins said the woman, whose name is being withheld until all family has been notified of the incident, was woken up about 4 Read More…

BREAKING: Lorain police seeking tips on stolen Camry

Lorain police provided this photo of a gray Toyota Camry similar to one that was stolen at the Parkview Motel early this morning.

LORAIN – Police are searching for a gray 2006 Toyota Camry that was stolen earlier today during a burglary at the Parkview Motel on West Erie Avenue. The owner of the vehicle, who manages the apartment complex, was beaten and bound while the suspect fled with the stolen car, according to a news release from Read More…

Manager, customer team up to catch theft suspect

Joseph Lane

LORAIN — Police said a man’s attempt at gaining a five-finger discount was thwarted Sunday when a store manager and customer instead captured and detained him until officers arrived. Joseph Lane, 24, of Lorain, was taken to jail on a theft charge for attempting to steal a $2 package of cigarette rolling tubes from Raceway Read More…

Police arrest woman following fender bender with allegedly stolen car

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Lorain police investigate a a car in an accident at the Dairy Mart at East Erie and Colorado avenues on Jan. 21.

LORAIN — An 18-year-old woman was arrested after a traffic accident at Dairy Mart at the intersection of East Erie and Colorado avenues. According to the Lorain County Jail, Cheyanne Witter of Lorain was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance. Lorain police said they recovered the Read More…

Lorain man arrested in shooting death

Anthony Wayne Davis

LORAIN — A Lorain man suspected in a Saturday shooting death was arrested Sunday morning. According to Lorain police, Anthony Wayne Davis, 57, was arrested and charged with murder in the death of Corrina Charlton, 59, which occurred shortly after 5:15 p.m. Saturday at 916 W. Seventh Court. Davis was arrested after Lorain police and Read More…

Man seeks dismissal of charges after his cooperation; investigators say he violated deal

ELYRIA — A Lorain man accused of helping move the body of a slain teenager has asked a county judge to dismiss the charges against him based on a deal he reached with prosecutors that they contend he violated when he failed a lie detector test. But Adam Ortiz Jr.’s attorney, Kenneth Ortner, said he Read More…

Fugitive wanted by Lorain police arrested by task force

Alexander Camacho-Rivera

BROOKLYN — The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested a man wanted by Lorain Police and the U.S. Marshals at a hotel this morning on Pearl Road. U.S. Marshals credited a tipster with information that enabled police to arrest Alexander Camacho-Rivera, 33, believed to be part of the Latin Kings gang. Camacho-Rivera was wanted on charges Read More…

Lorain Council votes to cut health care, but not until 2018

LORAIN — A measure to cut health-care benefits for Lorain City Council members failed to win enough votes to take effect this year during a special Council meeting Thursday. Although seven Council members voted in favor of the legislation, eight affirmative votes were needed to pass it as an emergency so it could take effect Read More…

UPDATED: Prisoner who escaped moving Lorain police cruiser on I-90 captured

Alan Wharton

A handcuffed prisoner who police said managed to escape from a moving Lorain police cruiser enjoyed only a few hours of freedom Wednesday before he was recaptured. Alan Wharton, who allegedly kicked out the rear window of the cruiser on Interstate 90 around 4 p.m. Wednesday to make his escape, turned himself in to police Read More…

Two charged in weekend bank robbery

LORAIN – Two Lorain men are facing robbery and obstructing official business charges for allegedly robbing the U.S. Bank branch inside the Lorain Walmart on Saturday. Lorain police said Norman Caudill, 42, and James Wiseman, 39, were later tracked to a nearby home where they were arrested. Police also reported that they found the getaway Read More…