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North Ridgeville police seek help in identifying dead woman

Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans, left, and North Ridgeville police Lt. Greg Petek talk to the media Monday at the North Ridgeville Police Department about the body that was found Sunday off Victory Parkway. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a partially clad woman whose body was found Sunday afternoon near Victory Sports Park off Lorain Road. Authorities have not deemed her death a homicide, but they did say her death appears suspicious in nature during a news conference Monday. Results of an Read More…

Family, Elyria Police Department, community gather to remember Kerstetter

Elyria Police Chief Duane Whitely hugs Tammy Kerstetter, wife of fallen Elyria Police  Sgt. James A Kerstetter, following a memorial service at the police station Sunday afternoon on the five-year anniversary of Kerstetter's death.
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  It happens every year. March 15 comes and the officers of the Elyria Police Department put on their dress uniforms and gather just outside the Elyria police station for a memorial service to honor one of their own, Sgt. James Kerstetter. During the short service Sunday, the biggest thing on everyone’s mind was time. Read More…

Avon police called for missing roof

AVON — A man called the Avon Police Department on Wednesday morning because a crew was tearing his cousin’s roof off. The roofers, he told police, were at the wrong house. According to a police log entry, the crew arrived at 3343 Jaycox Road and started their work day, but they quit after police questioned Read More…

Avon Lake deer cull starts today at Weiss Park

AVON LAKE — A culling operation will occur today at Weiss Field with sharpshooters hired through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The announcement comes three days after City  Council passed a law allowing sharpshooting on public property. Public Works Director Joseph Reitz said shooters will meet with the Avon Lake Police Department for a briefing Read More…

Woman calls 911 line 11 times for non-emergencies

VERMILION — A woman was arrested after allegedly calling 911 emergency line 11 times for non-emergencies. Police said Cynthia Redilla called 911 twice Sept. 23 after calling the emergency number nine times the previous night. Redilla was warned not to call the emergency number Sept. 22 after she reportedly called the number to report that Read More…

North Ridgeville police seek suspects in break-in

Thieves

North Ridgeville police are looking for two men who broke into a service station Saturday. Police say the two males broke into A&C Tire service station, 39745 Center Ridge Road, at about 3 a.m. Saturday. Lt. Greg Petek said the men stole alcohol and Black and Mild cigarettes from the store, but no money was taken. Read More…

Avon crime watch: Woman reports money scam outside Kohls

Avon police Monday, Aug. 19 2:55 p.m. – 35900 block Detroit Road, a woman told police she met a woman at the Commons by Kohls, who found a wallet with $100,000 in it and she said she wanted to split the money with her. The suspect told the woman to meet her back at the Read More…

Avon Lake crime watch: Woman slapped in face with piece of pizza

Avon Lake police Thursday, Aug. 22 11:46 a.m. – 600 block Moore Road, theft of tires and oil from storage shed. Friday, Aug. 23 1:13 p.m. – 31900 block Walker Road, report of a woman wearing a hospital gown who walked out of Giant Eagle. Police were unable to locate the woman. 6:52 p.m. – Read More…

Police log for Sept. 29, 2012

Elyria police Monday, Sept. 24 2:29 p.m. — 1700 block Midway Blvd., reported theft of $3,141 worth of printer ink toner from Staples. A store manager said some of the ink cartridges had alarms on their packaging. 2:30 p.m. — 900 block Hollis Drive, reported burglary of a home. Police lifted latent prints from the Read More…

Vermilion K-9 Andy remembered as loyal dog who loved to work

VERMILION — They say that a dog is man’s best friend. For former K-9 handler Amherst police Sgt. Mark Cawthon that saying is true. For 14 years, Cawthon trained police dogs Hans, Bandit and Csar. Cawthon formed a strong bond with each of the animals, but when an unexpected illness took the lives of Bandit, Read More…