February 13, 2016


Police say women traded stolen groceries for crack

Sabine Cooper

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Police arrested a pair of women for allegedly stealing merchandise from a grocery store and then trading it for drugs. Sabine Cooper, 51, of Elyria and Marla Bartolotta, 39, of Elyria, both were charged with theft after police put surveillance photos of them on the Lorain County CSI Facebook page seeking information. Read More…

Man arrested in connection with string of Thanksgiving break-ins

Brendon Jasko

AVON LAKE — Authorities arrested a Sheffield Lake man for allegedly breaking into several Avon Lake businesses on Thanksgiving morning. Brendon Jasko, 20, is facing felony breaking and entering and burglary charges for breaking into a local liquor store, gas station and restaurant and burglarizing a Lear Road home earlier in November. Police say Jasko Read More…

Residents heated over ‘police presence’ for Cage movie


SHEFFIELD LAKE — A recent appearance by Nicolas Cage for a film shoot at the Shoreway Shopping Center and Apples grocery store made some residents mad enough to call City Hall. Cage and a movie crew were in Sheffield Lake last week shooting footage for “Dog Eat Dog,” a dramatic action movie directed by Paul Read More…

UPDATED: Police, FBI seek Sheffield Lake bank robber


SHEFFIELD LAKE — A man police said robbed the Chase bank branch at 4100 E. Lake Road about 3:55 p.m. remained at large Wednesday night. Police Chief Tony Campo said no one was hurt in the robbery. He said the man passed the teller a note and didn’t display a weapon. An FBI news release Read More…

Flower filcher avoids jail time, must reimburse city


SHEFFIELD LAKE — The woman who stole flowers planted by Girl Scouts in planter boxes at the Brookside Bike Trail/Covered Bridge pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft during an appearance in Sheffield Lake Mayor’s Court. The city’s law director, David Graves, said Deborah Stottlemire, 63, was given a suspended 30-day jail sentence and a $500 fine Read More…

Blood at crime scene leads to Lorain man’s arrest

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Blood left behind at a crime scene led to the arrest of a Lorain man on theft and breaking and entering charges. Jose Hernandez-Rodriguez, 27, was arrested last week by Sheffield Lake police after allegedly breaking into and stealing from a construction warehouse on Pleasantview Avenue. Chief Tony Campo said the break-in Read More…

Sheffield Lake cruiser accident is latest ‘Supercop’ escape

Sheffield Lake Police Officer Jim Simone's cruiser was struck by a passing vehicle on Tuesday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD LAKE – Cleveland’s so-called “Supercop” has found a new job with the Sheffield Lake Police Department. Police Chief Tony Campo confirmed that Jim Simone was hired earlier this summer. Simone earned the moniker “Supercop” during his 38 years with the Cleveland police in which he killed five crime suspects, shot at 11 others, was Read More…