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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…

Man charged with robbing gas station

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LORAIN — A Lorain man was arrested after police said he robbed a cashier at Pure Gas Inc. At 9:26 a.m. Friday, an off-duty policeman reported what he said was a robbery in progress. According to a police report, a man ran out of a Pure Gas station on East Erie Avenue with a handful Read More…

Elyria aims to raise money to boost police auxiliary

ELYRIA — A new city initiative is taking shape to increase Elyria’s auxiliary police force by 24 volunteers and garner community sponsorship to offset the $43,920 needed to outfit the new recruits. Auxiliary police officers are the badge-wearing civilians who direct traffic at accident scenes, walk through festival crowds in hopes of keeping the peace Read More…

K-9’s funeral set for today in Vermilion

VERMILION — A preliminary investigation into the cause of death of a Vermilion police dog has been completed. The 4-year-old German shepherd, Andy, was completing training Wednesday evening at the old APEX building, a warehouse and manufacturing building in Sandusky, when he fell and died, according to Capt. Mike Reinheimer. As part of the training, Read More…

Condemned man: Cops botched case

ELYRIA — Attorneys for Stanley Jalowiec, who is awaiting execution for the 1994 slaying of police informant Ronald Lally, contend that police and prosecutorial misconduct put an innocent man on death row and asked Thursday for the convicted killer to receive a new trial. The massive court filing not only renews old allegations that authorities Read More…

BLOTTER: Oct. 1, 2011

Elyria police Thursday, Sept. 29 11:27 a.m. — 500 block Broad St., a woman reported a man stole cash from her purse while she was giving him a ride to the Journey Inn. 11:37 a.m. — 700 block Purdue Ave., a woman reported someone stole her rear license plate and replaced it with a different Read More…

UPDATED: Police: Man holds hostages in Discovery building

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A man upset with the Discovery Channel’s environmental programming took several people hostage at gunpoint at the company’s headquarters Wednesday while wearing canisters strapped to his body, officials said. Police were negotiating by phone with the gunman, who burst into the suburban Washington building about 1 p.m. waving a handgun. Read More…