Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Columbus – It might not be as prestigious as Letterman’s Top Ten List but Lorain County made it into the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Top Ten “Areas Where Troopers Are Interdicting Criminal Activity.” That’s right, with 88 counties in the State of Ohio, Lorain County came in number 6.

As part of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s 24/7 Initiative, the Patrol released the Top 10 areas where troopers are assisting local law enforcement in reducing criminal activity. The goal of the 24/7 Initiative is for state troopers on every shift, every day, to efficiently reduce fatal and serious crashes through high visibility enforcement, while removing the criminal element from Ohio’s roadways.

The Top 10 Criminal Arrest Counties in January and February 2008 include:
1. Franklin 186
2. Scioto 116
3. Butler 111
4. Stark 82
5. Montgomery 78
6. Lorain 76
7. Richland 76
8. Clermont 69
9. Lawrence 67
10. Guernsey 64

Theses numbers total the arrests by Troopers for the following offenses: Felony Arrests & Warrants, Misdemeanor Warrants & Summons, Stolen Vehicles, Drugs and Weapons.

Statewide, in the first two months of this year, troopers have made 809 drug arrests, 351 felony arrests, recovered 124 stolen vehicles and removed 43 illegal firearms from our roadways.

“Our troopers’ primary goal is to make Ohio roadways safe for motorists. We urge our troopers to look beyond the license plate or initial stop and recognize indicators of criminal activity,” Colonel Richard H. Collins, Patrol superintendent said. “Every time a trooper makes a criminal arrest they are helping to take drugs, weapons and felons out of our communities.”

Here is the break down for Lorain County: Felony Arrests & Warrants 7, Misdemeanor Warrants & Summons 43, Stolen Vehicles 2, Drugs 24, Weapons 0. Topping the list at 186 is Franklin County with 33 Felony Arrests & Warrants, 89 Misdemeanor Warrants & Summons, 4 Stolen Vehicles, 40 Drugs and 2 Weapons.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should I be happy that the O.S.P. rated Lorain at number 6 for the removal of Drugs, weapons, Felons and stolen vehicles? Or should I be disgusted that we are the number 6 county for these crimes.... We beat Cuyahoga County. Whats up with that?

Betty Humpter

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Eric L. said...

Maybe they're taking too many people off the roadways. Was it just me or did anyone else notice the little amount of traffic this morning in Elyria? Weird.

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks more reason for me to hate Lorain County ;)

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Mayberry has the lowest crime rate anywhere in the country. "We defy the Mafia" deputy Fife was heard saying at a recent awards ceremony. A fine job to all law enforcement out there. Haas

5:47 PM  
Anonymous karl said...

Hey, anonymous, I'd rather have the Highway Patrol taking them off the streets rather than leaving 'em be. Also, who knows, maybe they were on their way to Cleveland and just got caught in Lorain county??
And why hate the county? I tend to like the fact that it's getting cleaned up. More power to the Patrol and keep picking them off and getting them off the streets. We can only hope the judges put them away instead of letting them off. Crowding in prisons and bad food, well don't do the crime if you can't do the time and eat the slime!!

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point Karl, I like the fact that they are taking these people off the streets. Maybe Cuyahoga County should be asking why they aren't doing the same for them.

Pete "the meat" Avon

9:08 AM  

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