Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Elyria – A 19 year old student was arrested at Lorain County Community College Monday after making a threat against Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Elyria Police arrested 19 year old Shaquille Brown of Elyria after he asked his professor, “Can we leave, because Romney is in town and I want to go shoot him.”
The Professor, stunned by what Brown had said, informed him that by law she would have to report what he had said. She then reported it to campus security who in turn contacted Elyria Police.
An Officer who was working off duty at the college went to the room and placed Brown in custody. The Officer informed Brown that he was being charged with Inducing Panic for his threat against Mr. Romney. Brown told the Officer, “I don’t even have a gun to do it.”
Brown was taken to the Elyria Police Department where the Officer made contact with the Cleveland office of the United States Secret Service. An Agent was sent to interview Brown before he was transported to the Lorain County Jail.
Friday, October 19, 2012
UPDATED: MAN SHOT AND KILLED WHILE BREAKING INTO ELYRIA HOME
UPDATE: Elyria Police have released the name of the man that was shot and killed this morning as 29 year old Jeffery B Carson of Elyria.
A search of City of Elyria and Lorain County Court records show Carson has a lengthy criminal record. His history shows charges including Weapons Under Disability, Tampering with Evidence, Criminal Trespass, Receiving Stolen Property, OVI, Criminal Damage, Intimidation and Assault. Carson also has numerous Domestic Violence, Burglary, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing Official Business charges.
UPDATE – Elyria Police have released a statement in reference to this morning’s robbery attempt at 112 Water Street.
The initial investigation shows that at 2:44 a.m. the residents at 112 Water were awakened by an unknown male in the living room believed to be steeling electronics. On the early morning of October 18th this same house was broken into and a TV was stolen.
The resident called out to the male who lunged out to the unknown male who lunged at the resident. The resident was armed with a handgun and fired the weapon, disabling the burglary suspect.
Police do not believe the residents know the identity of the 29 year old deceased suspect. His identity is still being withheld at this time.
DEVELOPING – A man was shot while breaking into a home on Water Street in Elyria early this morning.
Elyria Police responded to the call just before 3am when the homeowner called reporting the shooting. Officers arrived and found the injured suspect in a front room. After making sure it was safe LifeCare Paramedics and Elyria Firefighters entered the home and began treating the man. LifeCare then transported the man to Elyria Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Elyria Police Evidence Technicians remained on scene collecting evidence while the homeowners were taken to the Police Department for further questioning.
Neighbors say the home had been broken into recently and said they did not know if the homeowner had a gun or if it belonged to the suspect.
More information later on TMC NEWS
Thursday, October 18, 2012
HALLOWEEN STEAK FRY
Our friends at the Amherst Fire Department once again invite you to join them on Saturday October 27th for their Annual Halloween Steak Fry from 5:30 to 8:00pm with music and dancing until 11:00pm.
Click on the photo for more details and to purchase your tickets call 440.988.4117 or talk to any Amherst Firefighter.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
GARAGE FIRE ON SPRUCE – 15 CHICKENS SURVIVE
Elyria – A fire destroyed a Spruce Street garage in Elyria Monday night but 15 chickens survived the blaze.
Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell of the Elyria Fire Department said the garage was fully involved when Firefighters arrived just after 10pm Monday. Several small explosions could be heard from blocks away as Firefighters battled the blaze and also worked to drench the rear of the house as the heat had already begin to melt the siding.
Even though the small barn that sat against the garage filled with smoke and had some fire damage on the outside, all of the 15 chickens housed inside survived the ordeal according to Mitchell.
The fire was knocked down within 20 minutes. The garage was a total loss.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
EARLY MORNING FIRE RIPS THROUGH ELYRIA HOME – FIREFIGHTER INJURED
DEVELOPING – An early morning fire ripped through a 6th Street home in Elyria destroying the house and injuring an Elyria Firefighter. Assistant Chief Ron Brlas said the Firefighter sustained a leg injury and was taken by LifeCare to Elyria Memorial to be evaluated.
No other injuries were reported.
More details and a complete photo gallery later on TMC NEWS
Monday, October 01, 2012
FIRE DESTROYS GIFFORD ROAD HOME
South Amherst – A Gifford Road home was destroyed Sunday evening after being consumed by fire.
South Amherst Firefighters were called to the home around 2:30pm for a possible structure fire. 9-1-1 Dispatchers informed responding Firefighters that everyone had gotten out of the home to safety.
Heavy black smoke could be seen as far away as Lorain.
When Firefighters arrived they found heavy fire in the garage area and immediately called for additional Fire Departments for mutual aid.
The fire spread all through the home while Firefighters from Amherst, Camden Township and Florence battled the blaze.
Central Lorain County Paramedics were called to check out the homeowner, who had been sitting with his wife in the front yard watching the Firemen work. Paramedics were about to transport him as a precaution when they were notified of a Fireman down. While another ambulance was called from Oberlin one of the other Paramedics held off transporting the homeowner to check out the Firefighter.
After administering some oxygen the Paramedic informed the responding ambulance that he was suffering from exhaustion and possible smoke inhalation. He then continued to transport the homeowner and a few minutes later the other team of Medics arrived and transported the Firefighter to Mercy Regional as a precaution.
No other injuries were reported.
The fire remains under investigation.