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Rookie police dog nabs man after alleged fight with cop

Officer Craig Payne and Kriss (foreground).

LORAIN — Kriss has another collar. The rookie police dog is credited with helping arrest a Lorain man Saturday who police said was armed with a pistol when he allegedly fought with Kriss’ partner, Officer Craig Payne. Davion Strupe, a passenger in a car stopped for a traffic violation on Meister Road at Tressa Avenue, Read More…

Police log for Dec. 2, 2011

Elyria police Tuesday, Nov. 29 11:06 a.m. — 1200 block East River Road, a woman reported two unauthorized transfers of $5,000 from her savings account to her checking account, then an unauthorized check cashed using her information. 1:40 p.m. — Midway Mall, Tara Neal, 29, Lorain, charged with robbery and possessing criminal tools for allegedly Read More…

Convicted killer goes on trial for robberies

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ELYRIA — The trial of convicted killer Neil Simpson on charges stemming from the robberies he allegedly committed before gunning down Granny D’s pizzeria owner David Kowalczyk in 2007 began Tuesday. Simpson, 28, already is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole after he was convicted last year of aggravated murder. The jury Read More…

Police log for Nov. 30, 2011

Elyria police Saturday, Nov. 26 10 a.m. — 1000 block Bell Ave., $150 GPS unit stolen overnight from car parked in driveway. 11:04 a.m. — 1000 block Bell Ave., resident said someone broke the passenger side window of his Dodge Durango overnight and stole an iPod and phone. 11:40 a.m. — 300 block High St., Read More…

Shots fired into Lorain home overnight

LORAIN — A Lorain man was arrested overnight after shots were fired into the home of a man he is feuding with. Ivan Brooks, 27, isn’t charged in the shooting but is a suspect, according to police. He was arrested for an outstanding warrant after he was pulled over speeding in Sheffield at 2:12 a.m., Read More…

Gunfight reported outside bar in South Lorain

A gunfight between two men reportedly took place outside Shots Club, 2217 E. 28th St., Lorain, around 12:40 a.m. Sunday, police said. (CT photo by Evan Goodenow.)

LORAIN — A gunfight erupted early Sunday morning outside Shots Club at 2217 E. 28th St. in Lorain. No one was reported hurt in what police said was a shootout between two men. Bar owner Michael Messer said Sunday night that the violence is out of character for his establishment. “This was a first-time thing,” Read More…

Police log for Nov. 28, 2011

Elyria police Friday, Nov. 25 1 p.m. — 600 Abbe Road, theft of air conditioner. 1:30 p.m. — 500 block Bell Ave., theft by deception complaint regarding debt collector. 3:02 p.m. — Midway Mall Spencer Gifts, Ernest Early, 36, Cleveland, charged with theft of a belt. 3:47 p.m. — 200 block Washington Ave., cash change Read More…

Housing authority offers free wireless Internet to help residents pull out of poverty

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LORAIN — Residents of Lakeview Plaza apartments now will be able to access free wireless Internet. The wireless project is part of the Connect Your Community program, managed by OneCommunity, a regional nonprofit focused on expanding broadband access for low-income households. Connect Your Community is funded by a two-year, $18.7 million federal stimulus grant. The Read More…

2 men hurt in accident overnight in Lorain

LORAIN — Two men were taken to a Cleveland hospital following an accident overnight. A vehicle hit a tree at 407 Colorado Ave. at 2:29 a.m., according to Lorain police Lt. Mark Carpentiere. The passenger, Joshua Beckley, 25, is in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a hospital spokeswoman. The vehicle’s Read More…

Police log for Nov. 24, 2011

Lorain police Wednesday, Nov. 16 5:07 p.m. — 2100 block W. 19th St., Anthony Ross Jr., 26, charged with domestic violence for allegedly smashing two glass tables and pushing the mother of his children. Monday, Nov. 21 4:11 p.m. — 200 block W. Erie Ave., Cara Hisle, 25, charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly yelling Read More…