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In March of 2007 TMC NEWS introduced you to Elyria Police Department’s newest K-9, Stuka and his Handler, Officer Rick Walker. STORY
Today we are saddened to announce that Stuka has passed away.
Walker announced on his personal Facebook page today to his friends and family that he “had to say goodbye and let go of my loyal partner, friend and companion, K-9 Stuka.”
Walker went on to thank his co-workers and friends that has embraced them over the last seven years. He also thanked the City of Elyria for giving him the “honor” to serve as a K9 Handler.
Also hit hard by the loss of Stuka was Walker’s family who he also thanked.
Walker closed his remarks with the following message to his partner of seven years:
Stuka, thank you for the memories that will fill a lifetime of stories. Thank you for always having my back both on the job and off. For being there through the hard times and the good. Most of all, thank you for being a friend. I will always love you and will remain humbled and honored to call you my partner. May you keep on barking and letting everyone know who the boss is. I will miss you my friend!

Throughout the last seven years Stuka proved to not be camera shy as we were able to capture many photos of him in action. Check out the gallery of Stuka at work serving the City of Elyria and his handler, Officer Rick Walker.


Saturday, June 08, 2013


Sheffield Township – A suspicious fire late Friday night was found deep in the woods near the dead end of Ada St between Dunton and East 36th Street.

Firefighters had to haul hose approximately 800 to 1,000 feet to the fire from their trucks through mud and thick brush. One Firefighter who twisted his ankle and fell to the ground while making his way to the fire had to be treated by fellow Firefighters.

Chief Joe Bandagski of the Sheffield Township Fire Department said the location of the fire and the stacks of wood planks and brush made it a challenge for Firefighters. “The fire covers a 75’ x 100’ area and as you can see it’s difficult to get the guys and equipment back there. We will be here awhile getting the fire out and then overhauling to make sure we hit everything.”

Firefighters from Elyria Township Fire Department assisted in extinguishing the suspicious fire.


Tuesday, June 04, 2013


Carlisle Township – A fire that started in the basement at 41591 Russia Road Monday afternoon caused heavy smoke damage throughout the house but no injuries were reported.

Someone driving by the Russia Road home spotted the smoke pouring from the house called 9-1-1 just after 3pm. Nobody was inside of the home at the time of the fire. A family cat was found unharmed inside of the garage.

Firefighters are investigating the cause of the blaze.


Monday, June 03, 2013


Elyria – Residents in the quiet 900 block of Sherwood Drive had some excitement Monday afternoon when Elyria Police Officers came down their street and swarmed and small green Kia parked on the road. 
Police received a tip that murder suspect Tove D. Adams was sitting in a Kia on Sherwood Drive. Police quickly got a team together and successfully took Adams into custody without incident. 
Neighbors say that it was exciting to watch how quickly the Officers moved in and had Adams in handcuffs. A neighbor that lives across the street said, “It was like something you only see in the movies but now it’s here on our street. It was exciting but I wouldn’t want this to happen here every day.”

Neighbors say the Kia belonged to the homeowner’s grandson. “His Grandmother lives there where the car is parked but he lives in some apartments down the street. He is here a lot doing yard work and helping her with the house.” They also say the Grandson met Adams through his church and they have seen him at the house with him before. One neighbor said Adams had called his friend around 3am asking if he could stay at his apartment, the man said no but did pick him up in Lorain today before driving him to his Grandmother’s house this afternoon. The Grandson asked Adams to stay inside of the car while he went into the house. It was a short time later that Police approached and took Adams into custody.

Although the Police searched of the car, the residents and a shed in the back yard the gun was not recovered.



Elyria Police released a statement this morning in reference to the shooting on Tattersal Court last night.

Police say they received calls of shots being fired in the area of #1 Tattersal Court around 10:49pm Sunday night. When Officers arrived they found a white car had crashed into an electrical box in the area of Lake Ave and West River. Inside the vehicle, Officers located a person who had been shot. Police identified the victim as 48 year old Anthony L Coats.

LifeCare Paramedics and Elyria Firefighters treated Mr. Coats at the scene and transported him to Elyria Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Elyria Police, along with Troopers from the State Patrol and Deputies from The Sheriff’s Department searched a home on West River where witnesses thought he ran to – but he was not located in the home. 

As part of their investigating, Officers interviewed witnesses and have identified the suspect in the shooting as 42 year old Tove D. Adams.

Warrants have been signed against Mr. Adams for Murder and Felonious Assault. Police ask that if anyone sees Mr. Adams or know his whereabouts to please contact the Elyria Police Department at 440.323.3302.

Police say that Mr. Adams should be considered ARMED & DANGEROUS.

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