May 4, 2016

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Suspended Elyria police officer indicted

ELYRIA — Suspended Elyria police Officer Tom Orsik was indicted Thursday on felony and misdemeanor charges that included allegations he solicited sex from three women and stalked a fourth. “It’s a complaint involving his activities involving females who may have been involved in drug activity,” Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said. Orsik, 41, faces felony Read More…

BREAKING: Elyria police officer indicted on felony charges

ELYRIA – Suspended Elyria police Officer Tom Orsik has been indicted on felony charges including bribery, tampering with evidence and two counts of menacing by stalking. Orsik, 41, also faces misdemeanor charges of telecommunications harassment, falsification, voyeurism, dereliction of duty, two counts of menacing and three counts of solicitation, according to a news release from Read More…

Elyria police officer under investigation, has been on paid leave for a month

ELYRIA – An Elyria police officer has been on paid leave for a month while he was under investigation for his conduct on duty. Officer Tom Orsik was assigned to Wilkes Villa between May 2013 and March 2015, a portion of the timeframe the investigation focuses on, according to a news release from Elyria Police Read More…

Apartment fire at Wilkes Villa in Elyria displaces mom, 5 children

ELYRIA – A fire that broke out in an upstairs bedroom of a Wilkes Villa apartment Saturday afternoon left a woman and five children temporarily without a home. No injuries were reported in the blaze, which was reported to Elyria firefighters in a 911 call at 5:42 p.m., according to Elyria Fire Capt. Kevin Szabo. Read More…

Wilkes Villa shooting sends man to hospital

ELYRIA — A shooting Thursday in Wilkes Villa is under investigation, according to Elyria police. At 2:15 a.m. Thursday, police went to the 100 block of Bohannon Court for a victim that was bleeding from his left shoulder and arm. The man, Edward Hopkins, 30, of Elyria, said he was visiting the mother of his Read More…

Wilkes Villa shooting under investigation

ELYRIA – A shooting Thursday in Wilkes Villa is currently under investigation, according to Elyria police. At 2:15 a.m. Thursday, police were dispatched to the 100 block of Bohannon Court for a victim that was bleeding from his left shoulder and arm. The man, Edward Hopkins, 30, of Elyria, said he was visiting the mother Read More…

Teen fight leaves at least two injured

ELYRIA – At least two people – and maybe three – were injured Wednesday afternoon after a fight involving teens at two local apartment complexes. One person was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland with injuries from the ruckus, according to Elyria Police Lt. Phil Hammond. Another teen was taken to EMH Regional Medical Read More…