MOTORCYCLE CRASH AT QUAKER STEAK KILLS SHEFFIELD MAN
by BRIAN WOODS
Village – A 27 year old Sheffield man was killed after crashing his bike at
Quaker Steak & Lube Thursday night.
say 27 year old Brad Crawford was driving his 1997 Boss Hog in the parking lot
of Quaker Steak when he lost control and crashed around 10:30.
Officers first on scene found Crawford on the ground with severe head injuries
and a bystander performing CPR. Officers immediately requested a medical
helicopter to the scene. Moments later Firefighters from Sheffield Village Fire
Department arrived and began treating Crawford who sustained massive head
trauma from the crash.
was pronounced dead at the scene.
say Crawford was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and that a
toxicology test will be performed by the Coroner’s Office to determine his
blood alcohol level.
crash remains under investigation.
ARMY SERGEANT TORRES RETURNED HOME TODAY
– Army Sergeant Louis R. Torres returned home today after being killed in Kandahar,
Afghanistan last week.
a 2008 graduate of JVS, had been assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd
Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Joint Base Lewis-Mc Chord,
Washington. Torres was injured in Afghanistan and transferred to San Antonio Military
Medical Center where he died on August 22nd.
procession that began at Cleveland Hopkins Airport included members of Torres’
family, members of the Military, Police from around Lorain County and members
of the Patriot Guard.
of people lined the streets in Oberlin and paid their respects as the motorcade
passed through downtown Oberlin on their way to Cowling Funeral Home on South
will be at the Cowling Funeral Home at 228 South Main Street Thursday between
the hours of 2 and 7. Church and burial services will be reserved for family, friends
“THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY” ARRESTED TODAY FOR ROBBING A BANK
– After an lengthy search today for a man that robbed the 5/3 Bank at Broad and
East Ave Elyria Police, with the help of Deputies from the Lorain County
Sheriff’s Office and Officers from North Ridgeville, apprehended 26 year Bryan
Long. Long is one of the two men who had escaped from the Lorain – Medina Based
Correctional Facility on Sunday. Long and his fellow escapee were spotted by
the Elyria Public Library Monday afternoon – the other escapee was captured by
a Lorain County Sheriff’s Deputy but Long got away.
is suspected as being the man who walked into the 5/3 Bank on Broad Street just
before 2 Thursday afternoon and handed a robbery note to the teller. No gun was
displayed but the note indicated that the robber had one on him.
robber fled from the bank northbound on East Ave by Bill Bakers and into the
trees. Police began searching the wooded area as well as the railroad tracks
and riverbanks. Lorain County Sheriff’s Deputies and North Ridgeville Police Officers
joined in the search. Police K9’s, Stuka, from Elyria and Ozzie from the
Sheriff’s Office were also involved in tracking the robber.
Sergeant from Elyria Police spotted the suspect under the railroad trestle
behind Kerns Cleaners on East Bridge Street. Officers and K9’s swarmed the area
blocking off part of East Bridge for a period of time.
tracked the suspect along the riverbanks and in the river until he was finally
spotted in the river behind the old Harshaw Chemical Plant near Mound Street.
Officers surrounded him and when he refused to come out of the water they called
for a boat from the Elyria Fire Department. A short time later he exited the
water and surrendered to Officers.
one that got away is now sitting at the Lorain County Jail.
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