May 30, 2016

Medina
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Wadsworth police warn of thefts

Wadsworth police on Thursday reminded residents to lock their car doors after about 10 thefts were reported in the last week. Money and valuables have been reportedly taken from unlocked vehicles, mostly in driveways, around Second, Third, Summit and High streets from May 20 through Tuesday, Lt. Rob Wyrick said Thursday. “We are encouraging the Read More…

Attorney: Parent brandished gun in Medina High School parking lot for self-defense

A Medina attorney said his client, who is accused of brandishing a handgun, was threatened during an altercation with another parent in the Medina High School parking lot last week. Mitchell J. Lambert, 44, of Medina pleaded not guilty Wednesday to first-degree misdemeanor charges of inducing panic and aggravated menacing in Medina Municipal Court. David Read More…

Man pleads not guilty in Medina overdose death

A 33-year-old man faces up to 12 years in prison after allegedly delaying efforts to seek help for an overdosing Medina man. Jacob Aune was arraigned on charges of involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony; reckless homicide, a third-degree felony; and permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony, Monday in Medina County Common Pleas Court. He pleaded Read More…

Out-of-town trio faces felonies after chase

Three people were charged with felonies Wednesday in the aftermath of a police chase Tuesday, according to the Medina County Drug Task Force. Tavaurus Huntley, 25, of Dania Beach, Fla., was charged with a felony count of failure to comply after fleeing from officers. Meagan Smith, 18, of Baltimore, and Bryan Jordan, 20, of Ft. Read More…

3 in custody after high-speed chase in Medina County

Three people are in the Medina County Jail following a high-speed chase involving a van Tuesday. The individuals are being held on probable charges, county Drug Task Force Director Gary Hubbard said late Tuesday. Charges are expected to be filed this morning, he said. The incident began when drug task force agents saw what they Read More…

Man found guilty in Lodi arson

A Lodi man who started a fire at his mother’s home was found guilty after a three-day jury trial, which a defense attorney described as “a battle of the experts.” Matthew J. Harris, 49, had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to two counts of aggravated arson, first-degree felonies. He faces a maximum of  Read More…

Liverpool Township man charged in overdose death

ELYRIA — A Liverpool Township man is facing involuntary manslaughter and other charges stemming from a fatal overdose at a North Ridgeville hotel earlier this year. Kevin Dentz, 34, also is charged with corrupting another with drugs and two counts of trafficking in drugs. Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said after the victim overdosed on Read More…

Co-defendant’s comments in meth manufacturing case inadmissible as hearsay

Statements made by a woman accused of manufacturing methamphetamine in a Medina apartment while her 2-year-old child was present will not be admissible in the trial of her co-defendant, a man also accused of making meth. Jerry Canfield, 37, of Medina, was arrested after their unit at Liberty Plaza Apartments, 253 Abbeyville Road, was raided Read More…

Man accused of robbing Lodi convenience store at gunpoint

A man accused of using a pellet gun to steal money and cigarettes from a Lodi convenience store was arrested by police early Friday morning, according to a press release from the Lodi Police Department. Christopher Brezina, 33, of West Salem in Wayne County, was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary after he entered Circle Read More…

Tench found guilty of killing his mother in Brunswick

James Tench kept his head down Tuesday afternoon as Medina County Common Pleas Judge Joyce V. Kimbler read the verdicts in his capital murder trial: Guilty on all eight counts. The sentencing phase of the case against Tench, 30, of Brunswick, which will include consideration of the death penalty, will begin April 4. The jury Read More…