August 28, 2015

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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…

16 arrested in countywide drug raids; more arrests planned

ELYRIA — Police are keeping silent about a series of drug raids and arrests over the past few days, but Elyria Municipal Court Judge Lisa Locke Graves described it during a court hearing Monday as an investigation targeting a “conspiracy that has allegedly put kilo after kilo after kilo of cocaine on the streets of Read More…

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.
ANNA NORRIS/ CHORNICLE

  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…