September 19, 2014

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

Note: This page is updated every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Lodi police Monday, Sept. 8 9:52 a.m. — Mill Street, police responded to a report of someone throwing a rock through a resident’s window. Tuesday, Sept. 9 5:40 p.m. — Market Street, police responded to a report of two juveniles attempting to enter a closed Read More…

Accused child abuser jailed after trial delayed more than 20 times

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A former Montville Township resident was jailed after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest Tuesday morning after the man failed to appear for trial on charges of breaking two dozen of his infant son’s bones in 2008. Kenneth Alex Grad, 44, now of Lakewood, is charged with five counts of child endangering and Read More…

Attorney: Accused child abuser too ill for trial delayed for six years

Kenneth Alex Grad

A judge has ordered testimony from a doctor who says a former Montville Township man is too ill to stand trial on felony charges of breaking two dozen of his infant son’s bones. Kenneth Alex Grad, 44, now of Lakewood, has been awaiting trial since 2008. He’s charged with five counts of child endangering and Read More…

Montville Twp. man guilty of repeatedly raping teenage babysitter

Patrick Shank

MEDINA — A judge found a former Montville Township man guilty Monday morning of raping the family babysitter more than 100 times from 2003 to 2005. Patrick Shank, 47, was charged with 12 counts of rape, first-degree felonies. Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler found Shank guilty on three counts of rape and Read More…

Judge to decide case of man accused of raping teen more than 100 times

Defense attorney Elizabeth Kelley delivers her closing arguments Thursday. Also pictured, from left, are Medina County Assistant Prosecutor Scott Salisbury, Montville police Detective Angela Vivo, defendant Patrick Shank and his other defense attorneys, Richard Lillie and Gretchen Holderman. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Attorneys in the rape trial of a former Montville Township man presented their closing arguments Thursday, with the defense saying the allegations “don’t add up” and the prosecution pointing out similarities to a 2012 case in which 47-year-old Patrick Shank was convicted. Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler said he will announce his Read More…

Family, friends defend man against rape accusations at trial

Patrick Shank

The wife and two children of a former Montville Township man accused of raping the family’s babysitter testified in his defense Wednesday. Patrick Shank, 47, is charged with 12 counts of rape, first-degree felonies each punishable by up to 11 years in prison. He now is serving six years in prison on a 2012 conviction Read More…

Police throughout Medina County equipped with military gear

This refurbished military humvee serves as a public relations vehicle for the city of Brunswick. The city recieved four humvees in 2011 as part of a federal military surplus program. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

City police forces and countywide agencies have benefited from a federal program that provides them with military equipment. Property logs from the Ohio Department of Public Safety show seven military vehicles went to Medina County police departments. Brunswick got five of the vehicles, including a heavily armored, 18-ton MRAP — short for “mine-resistant ambush protected Read More…

Woman testifies she saw accused rapist sexually abusing her friend

Accused rapist and convicted sex offender Patrick Shank, center, listens as Medina County Common Pleas Judge James Kimbler rules to allow testimony from Shank's previous trial in this week's trial. His attorneys, Elizabeth Kelley and Richard Lillie, are also pictured. His third attorney, Gretchen Holderman, is not pictured. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

A Medina woman testified Tuesday that she once walked in on a man “raping” her best friend when they were teenagers. She identified the man as Patrick Shank, 47, who is on trial on 12 counts of rape. If convicted, he could face up to 11 years in prison on each first-degree felony count. Shank Read More…

‘He took my virginity,’ Medina woman says of man facing rape charges

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A Montville Township woman testified Monday that a convicted sex offender raped her more than 100 times over a two-year period when she was 13 to 15 years old. Patrick Shank, 47, is serving a six-year prison sentence at Belmont Correctional Institution after being convicted in October 2012 of two counts of sexual battery and Read More…

Elderly man rescued from car after crash, sustains minor injuries

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An elderly Chippewa Lake man escaped serious injury in a three-car crash Wednesday afternoon in Montville Township. Montville police reported that 83-year-old Lewis Lynch, of Reid Road, was eastbound on Chippewa Lake Road about 1:30 p.m. when he stopped at a stop sign at state Route 3 (Wooster Pike) but failed to yield to oncoming Read More…