February 10, 2016

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Elyria man pleads guilty to murder in botched robbery

Terence Nevins

ELYRIA — The Elyria man who fatally shot Adam McNeal during a botched robbery last year pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and other charges as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. Terence Nevins, 20, had been scheduled to go on trial for the killing Tuesday when he entered pleas to murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated Read More…

Avon Lake police warn residents to lock vehicles

AVON LAKE — Police are asking residents to lock car doors after a series of recent thefts. Councilwoman Jennifer Fenderbosch, 2nd Ward, said at least five vehicles were recently broken into in the Legacy and Waterside Crossing South subdivisions. According to Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka, thieves stole an assortment of items from vehicles, including Read More…

Two charged in weekend bank robbery

LORAIN – Two Lorain men are facing robbery and obstructing official business charges for allegedly robbing the U.S. Bank branch inside the Lorain Walmart on Saturday. Lorain police said Norman Caudill, 42, and James Wiseman, 39, were later tracked to a nearby home where they were arrested. Police also reported that they found the getaway Read More…

Lorain men found guilty of shooting Oklahoma man

Kashaun Sibley

ELYRIA — Two Lorain men have been found guilty of attempted murder and other charges for shooting an Oklahoma man in Lorain last year. Defense attorney Anthony Baker promised to appeal the convictions of Kashaun Sibley and Nichalos Potts, both 19, after the jury returned its verdict in the case Monday following a trial that Read More…

Burglars play the Grinch at local stores

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A videograb shows a burglar Thursday at Larry's Liquor Agency in Avon Lake.

A string of business break-ins occurred Thursday in Avon Lake and Sheffield Lake. Although police reports were unavailable and police declined to discuss the break-ins, employees of three local businesses confirmed that glass doors had been shattered by people who entered the businesses to steal cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes. In Avon Lake, Larry’s Liquor Read More…

Sambino’s robbery was inside job, police say

Matthew Ware

ELYRIA — An Oct. 21 robbery of Sambino’s Pizza was an inside job, according to Elyria police. The robbery took place about 9 p.m. when two masked robbers approached manager Christopher Freas while he was in the back area of the store and one of them hit him twice in the head with a gun, Read More…

Police seeking armed robber of Abbe Road Circle K

Surveillance footage of a man police say robbed the Circle K on Abbe Road early Nov. 24.

ELYRIA— Police are searching for a man who robbed the Circle K at 515 N. Abbe Road, using a handgun. Officers say they responded to a 911 call at 12:42 a.m. today. The female clerk told police she was alone in the store when the suspect walked in. His face was covered, and he pointed Read More…

Suspects in Circle K robbery in custody

Robbery-SLIDE

ELYRIA — A license plate number tip provided by a witness helped police arrest two robbery suspects Monday. A police report was unavailable Monday night, but police Lt. Lee Frank said a witness called police about the plate of the getaway car used in the robbery of the Circle K, 402 E. Broad St., about Read More…

4 indicted in robbery of deputy

ELYRIA — Four people who are accused of robbing an off-duty Lorain County Sheriff’s deputy who was soliciting a prostitute have been indicted. The deputy, Christopher Cassell, resigned and pleaded no contest to a soliciting charge in Elyria Municipal Court just hours after reporting the Aug. 26 incident to Elyria police. Dawn D. Gibson, the Read More…

Suspect in Long John Silver’s robbery arrested

Chad Nichols

Police have identified the person they believe committed an aggravated robbery at Long John Silver’s on Cleveland Street on Oct. 28. Chad Thomas Nichols, a 31-year-old Parma Heights resident, was identified using surveillance footage from surrounding businesses. Police also said they identified Maria Vlahopoulos as the driver of the vehicle Nichols got into after the Read More…