December 19, 2014

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

Note: This page is updated most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with police logs from the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth areas. Lodi police Thursday, Dec. 11 8:41 p.m. — Lakeview Drive, police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. Shane Riffle, 36, Akron, was charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated. Wadsworth police Wednesday, Dec. 10 Read More…

Kenneth Alex Grad found guilty of brutally abusing infant son

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A Medina County jury decided Thursday that Kenneth Alex Grad, formerly of Montville Township, was responsible for injuries to his 41-day-old son in 2008. After deliberating for a day and a half, the jury of four women and eight men reached its verdict about 3 p.m. Thursday. Grad, 44, was found guilty of three counts Read More…

Child abuse case is in jury’s hands after six days of testimony

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In Wednesday’s closing arguments in the trial of an accused child abuser, Assistant County Prosecutor Scott Salisbury suggested a motive: Kenneth Alex Grad wanted a baby girl, not a boy. Grad, 44, formerly of Montville Township, is accused of breaking two dozen of the baby’s bones and lacerating the child’s scrotum in 2008. The injuries Read More…

Defense calls one witness in infant abuse case, jury to hear closing arguments today

Kenneth Alex Grad

Defense attorneys for an accused infant abuser called one witness to the stand Tuesday before resting their case. Attorneys for Kenneth Alex Grad, 44, now of Lakewood, were expected to present doctors as witnesses to challenge doctors who said the boy’s injuries were not accidental. But the only witness was Sheryl Hurley, a nurse who Read More…

Defendant in infant abuse case interrupts his wife’s testimony

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Accused infant abuser Kenneth Alex Grad stood up during his trial Monday and tried to stop Medina County Assistant Prosecutor Scott Salisbury from questioning his wife on the stand. Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier called a recess and waited for tensions to ease before returning to the courtroom. “Mr. Grad, during the course of Read More…

Police lieutenant: I discovered scheme after my credit card was rejected

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Police are urging residents to review their online credit card statements following the Wednesday arrests of three men suspected of playing a role in credit card fraud at stores in Wadsworth, Brunswick, Strongsville and Fairlawn. One of the victims was Montville police Lt. Matt Neil, who said he discovered the fraud Monday when his credit Read More…

Clean Ohio funds given to expand, create parks

Three Clean Ohio grants approved for Medina County will help create a nature preserve in Medina Township, buy the former Blue Heron golf course in Montville Township and expand the Cox Forest Preserve in Guilford Township. Nature preserve With a $786,000 Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation grant, the Medina County Park District plans to purchase Read More…

Doctor testifies as first witness in infant injury trial

Kenneth Alex Grad

A Cuyahoga County foot doctor testified Tuesday that he referred a couple’s infant son to Akron General Hospital for a leg injury in 2008, sparking the court case being heard this week against the child’s father. Kenneth Alex Grad, 44, is standing trial on eight charges of child endangerment and felonious assault — six second- Read More…

Jury selection begins in long-delayed infant abuse trial

Kenneth Alex Grad

Jury selection began Monday in an infant abuse trial that’s been six years in the making. Kenneth Alex Grad, 44, is accused of breaking two dozen bones in his month-old son’s body in 2008. Grad, formerly of Montville Township, is charged with six second- and two third-degree felonies. If convicted, he could face up to Read More…

Montville Twp. police sergeant’s K-9 death trial delayed

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The trial for a Montville Township sergeant accused of letting his K-9 police dog die in a hot car has been postponed at least next month. Sgt. Brett Harrison faces two counts of cruelty to animals, second-degree misdemeanors charging him with failing to provide the dog with shelter from heat and needlessly killing the animal Read More…