August 3, 2015

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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…

Daylong vigil for a fallen officer

Wellington police, including Lt. Jeff Shelton, stand for 12 hours Monday outside the memorial for fallen Officer Edmund Smith. Smith died May 4, 1957, after a suspect he was pursuing shot him, Wellington Police Chief Tim Barfield said. Officers sought to keep the memory of Smith alive by standing near his memorial through the day. Barfield said he hopes the act of remembrance will also show Wellington residents that police officers have sacrificed while protecting the public. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

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…

Avon latest police department to offer Craigslist transaction safe zone

Internet commerce has opened up a virtual marketplace where buyers and sellers literally have the world at their fingertips. But along with the pros of conveniently buying goods online by way of sites such as Craigslist comes the possibility that a buyer might unwittingly put himself in harm’s way. There’s no shortage of news stories Read More…

Westlake police searching for runaway teen

WESTLAKE — Police are asking residents to keep an eye out for Domenic Dover, a 14-year-old boy who has been missing from his father’s house since April 1. Dover is described as about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 133 pounds with straight brown hair and gray-blue eyes. He could be wearing a gray striped Read More…

Kidnapping turns fatal as Census Bureau guard killed in Maryland

WASHINGTON — A man kidnapped a woman, fatally shot a Census Bureau guard and led police on a car chase through Maryland and Washington, before authorities cornered him in an exchange of gunfire that left the suspect and a police officer wounded, authorities said. The guard, identified as Lawrence Buckner, died at a Prince George’s Read More…

Ridgeville mom faces endangering charge

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police have charged a mother with endangering children after the woman’s 6-year-old child was reportedly left alone at home approximately a dozen times. Brittany A. Owen, 26, was charged Thursday after police were called to the North Ridgeville school district’s bus garage on Pitts Boulevard because a bus driver had dropped off Read More…

Adult, seven children dead in Maryland; carbon monoxide from generator blamed

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — A man found dead with his seven children in a Maryland home where power was cut due to an outstanding bill had tried to keep the family warm with a generator, a relative said. Lloyd Edwards told The Associated Press that his stepson, 36-year-old Rodney Todd, had bought the generator after Read More…

North Ridgeville abduction call leads to credit card scam investigation

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A call about a possible abduction at a gas station in March led police to start investigating a credit card scam involving a man from Illinois, according to a search warrant unsealed Thursday. Toriana Lee, 18, of Illinois, William Lee, 37, of Illinois, and his girlfriend, Kristina Brown, 27, of Indiana, were Read More…

North Ridgeville police combing through tips in Tyburski death

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police said Wednesday they have received a large number of tips and possible leads in the death of Rachele Tyburski, whose body was discovered in a semi-secluded area over the weekend. “We’ve gotten a very large response from the public,” police Lt. Detective Pat West said. West, the lead investigator in the Read More…