July 29, 2014

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Standoff in Medina Twp. resolved peacefully after four hours

MEDINA TWP. — A four-hour standoff with police ended peacefully Monday afternoon when an armed man who threatened to kill himself surrendered. Gary Grimes Jr., 39, of Brunswick, faces charges of abduction, a third-degree felony. Medina Township Police Chief David Arbogast said Grimes, who was armed with a 9mm handgun, arrived at his ex-girlfriend’s home Read More…

Sobriety check points Saturday on state Route 18 and state Route 3

MONTVILLE TWP. — The Medina County OVI Task Force along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct two sobriety checkpoints Saturday night. The first will begin at 9:30 p.m. on state Route 18 (Medina Road) near River Styx Drive,  west of the Interstate 71 interchange. The second will be at midnight on state Route Read More…

Mother-to-be arrested by mistake, fights until charges are dismissed

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Expectant mother Ashley Brown had turned into the driveway of her mother’s home in Rittman last fall when two police cruisers pulled up behind, blocking her in. As her distraught 13-year-old sister looked on, officers informed Brown she was under arrest on a felony warrant for trafficking dangerous drugs. But there was a problem: Police Read More…

Cleveland FBI releases photo of FirstMerit bank robber

The Cleveland Division of the FBI released this photo the man sought in Wednesday's robbery of FirstMerit Bank, 1105 S. Court St., Medina. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

MEDINA — The Cleveland Division of the FBI has released a photo of Wednesday’s bank robbery at FirstMerit Bank, 1105 S. Court St. Special Agent Vicki Anderson described the suspect as a white man about 6 feet tall with an average build. She said he is estimated to be 30 to 40 years old and Read More…

Medina police save another from heroin overdose with Narcan antidote

MEDINA — Medina police may have saved the life of one of two Lafayette Township brothers on heroin by administering the antidote Narcan. Police reported finding Brent N. Barnum, 30, and Bradley J. Barnum, 27, both of the 6700 block of Ballash Road, on the bathroom floor of a Lafayette Road trailer Sunday. Officer Michael Read More…

This week’s Medina County police log (updated three times weekly)

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Lodi police Tuesday, July 15 2:35 p.m. — Medina Street, resident reported her mail was being stolen from her mailbox. Police said the postmaster said the woman had been receiving mail at her home regularly. Monday, July 21 11:30 a.m. — Woman reported her 17-year-old Read More…

Medina police seek suspect in connection with Union Square robbery

MEDINA — Police are searching for a Cleveland man wanted in connection with a robbery at the Union Square apartments. Antwan R. Gideon, 33, is charged with robbery, a second-degree felony, stemming from an altercation at the apartment complex on June 29. Police say a person was assaulted during the altercation and the victim’s cellphone Read More…

Township firefighter extradited from Texas in teen sex case

MEDINA — A 22-year-old township firefighter is set for arraignment this morning on charges he had sex with a 15-year-old Medina County teenager in January. James Kuruc, of the 2900 block of Parnham Drive in Montville Township, is charged with two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, fourth-degree felonies punishable by up to Read More…

Ex-soldier admits addiction, denies supplying heroin that killed teen

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The 31-year-old woman accused of supplying drugs that killed a 17-year-old Medina High School student last year testified Wednesday about her struggles with heroin addiction that stemmed from injuries sustained while serving in the Army in Iraq. Heather Graham, who lived in Medina when Brittnee Johns was found dead in her family’s home on May Read More…

Police looking for man who robbed South Court Street’s FirstMerit Bank

MEDINA — Medina police are searching for a man who robbed the 1105 S. Court St. branch of FirstMerit Bank on Wednesday morning. Police say the man is white and approximately 6 feet tall. He wore a blue mask with black hooded sweatshirt during the robbery at about 11:15 a.m. Police say he was seen Read More…