HELL – is OTHER People!

February 4, 2008 at 12:02 am 13 comments

HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE -PART TWO HERE
Dark  and Dangerous

NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WILL BE IN TWO PARTS – IT IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN HENERY HAWK AND MYSELF- PART ONE CAN BE FOUND HERE AND PART TWO WILL BE AVAILABLE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5TH ON LORAIN COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHERS’ BLOG

that woman by Loraine Ritchey and Henery Hawk
contact info thatwb@yahoo.com

In recent weeks we have a resurgence of RSO reporting in Lorain, we have also had a plethora of criminal acts and two murders in one month. Chief Rivera, stated on more than one occasion that

“if these people were better shots- our murder rate would be higher”.

The cry to take back our community has been heard, the Lorain Neighborhood Watch Council , the Community Resource Officers, City Council , the Administration , media -they are all on board but how much do we really know about “our community”? How much do you know about YOUR neighborhood, the neighborhood where you drop your child off to day care or to a charter school,park or even a friend’s house, the place where your parents are now living etc?
who  is  your  neighbor
We can track the RSO ( registered sex offenders) in all their categories as that part of their “history” is track-able.

If you would like to become more aware the website http://www.familywatchdog.us . is a great site. Their color coded imagery of my neighborhood, shows where those who have committed crimes against children, rapists, sexual battery and “other”, where they are living and work places, photos and their criminal offense.

Lorain image

The Lorain County Sheriffs site will take you through the maze of RSO’s (from the underage girlfriend /boyfriend offence to the most serious and heineous of offenses) in Lorain County .

In 2005 there were 201 RSO in the City of Lorain now-276
Amherst =15 now 14
Avon/Avon Lake = 9 now 20
Elyria =133 now 157

THEN
Two years and 6 months ago, 40 people met with regard to the safety of our neighborhoods led by the Downtown Ministries and Charleston Village. A young girl had been attacked and assaulted on her way to school- how could that happen in broad daylight on a spring morning?

Research showed at that time that Lorain was home to an “Independent Housing” program that was bringing in RSO’s filing the 25 a night occupancy with a turn over every 30 days or 3 months. Thanks to community effort( including Brian Hazelett) and then Council at Large Tony Krasienko that program is no longer offered in Lorain.

But our troubles are far from over!

A cross check through the Ohio Department of Correction “offenders” under parole will show that not every “offender” has a sexual offense on their record.

For instance a recent “sex offender” came into my neighborhood. He is classified as a rapist but his record shows- that isn’t all.

RAPE Counts: 2 ORC: 2907.02 4
Committing County: LORAIN Admission Date: 08/05/2003 Degree of Felony: First
Victim Info: Female Adult

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KIDNAPPING Counts: 1 ORC: 2905.01 4
Committing County: LORAIN Admission Date: 08/05/2003 Degree of Felony: First
Victim Info: Female Adult

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ASSAULT Counts: 1 ORC: 2903.13 4
Committing County: LORAIN Admission Date: 08/05/2003 Degree of Felony: Fourth
Victim Info: Female Adult

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Counts: 1 ORC: 2919.25 4
Committing County: LORAIN Admission Date: 08/05/2003 Degree of Felony: Fifth
Victim Info: Female Adult

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MENACING BY STALKING Counts: 1 ORC: 2903.211 4
Committing County: LORAIN Admission Date: 08/05/2003 Degree of Felony: Fourth

and he is not alone.

However not all of the 141 offenders ( UNDER PAROLE APA- Adult Parole Authority)I found by typing in Lorain, Lorain, 44052 were sex offenders. Here is just 10 typical “records” on one page!

1.ESCAPE, FAILURE-SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION, FEL ASSAULT
2.FEL ASSAULT, AGG ROBBERY, AGG BURGLARY
3.AGG ROBBERY, RSP
4.GSI, RAPE
5.THEFT, THEFT, THEFT, THEFT, THEFT, BURGLARY
6.ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION, GSI, GSI
7.DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
8.DRUG PARAPHERNALIA POSSESS FOR USE/SALE, DRUG TRAFFICKING, FAIL TO COMPLY
9.GSI, RAPE
10.POSS. OF DRUGS, ASSAULT, POSS CRIMINAL TOOLS, FEL ASSAULT, WEAPONS/DRUGS TO DETENTION FACILITY

So this is just the track-able “neighbors” through my 44052 zip code. What about the ones who have been released without APA or an RSO classification? How many un-track-able ex-convicts are living amongst us? And since we are at the end of a mandatory sentencing cycle -how many more are coming?

We are considered a “friendly” city, affordable housing, social service agencies and in our older neighborhoods- a transient community -therefore no one is taking much notice or who is coming and going. Our older neighborhoods are less stable than they once were and the “neighborhood” concept is deteriorating. This is true of the a great part of the 44052 zip code.

The same Zip Code 44052 is the very same Zip Code that the city is looking to develop and to bring back Lorain.

Back in 2005 we were informed by Melody Craig of the Adult Parole Authority –

” the reason that we are seeing more prisoner release since the implemention of House Bill 2. We are at the end of the 10 years sentencing cycle” The APA is seeing a larger number of “new offenders into the system”

The Bureau of Community Sanction , provides subsidized funding to divert offenders from prison and local jails throughout Ohio. The Bureau also oversees the transitional control program and an electronic monitoring program for offenders who violate their terms of supervision.

From the Cleveland PD Openers blog Politicians start to focus on helping poor male ex-cons

My suggestion is to have a look at the annual reports on these links- you may be very surprised -I was!
Division of Parole and Community Services
Bureau of Community Sanction
Ohio Dept of Corrections reports

There is a lot money in crime

Bureau of Community Sanction Annual report 2007

Community Correction Act Program (GRF 501-407) $ 15,524,831
Community Correction Act Program (GRF 501-408) $ 9,175,444
Community-Based Correctional Facilities (GRF-501-501) $ 56,054,445
Community Residential Services (GRF 501-405) $ 40,605,128
Transitional Control (4L4 Rotary Fund) $ 2,051,451
Total Community Corrections Funding $123,411,299

Do you really KNOW who lives in your community- who is your neighbor?

Henery Hawk: Will follow with Part Two _ The Registered Sex Offenders tomorrow here

In the last few years, Loraine spearheaded the collection and organization of the data concerning the addresses of the RSO’s in Lorain. Recently, I was able to free up some time to organize the data and alphabetize the streets and order the numbered ones

Housing RSO’s must be a lucrative business, as there are a number of property owners that have multiple offenders.

Entry filed under: city of lorain, Criminal Offenders, Safety.

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13 Comments Add your own

  • […] Loraine Ritchey, of That Woman’s Weblog, has an article I think you should see: […]

  • 2. Paula Tobias  |  February 4, 2008 at 12:57 am

    I wonder why the “regular” media doesn’t “talk” about this…
    Might we get this to Nord Center? LPD? Sheriff? Schools? Faith Based Community? Knowledge is power.

  • 3. thatwoman  |  February 4, 2008 at 1:03 am

    Paula , they know…..the reason by the way on the school channel you see that warning about your neighborhood and keeping children safe that came directly from the safety forum
    all the entitites you mentioned are aware….

  • 4. renee dore  |  February 4, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    I didn’t do the breakdown of the map dot codes but it looks like a lot of concentrated areas in and around the central Lorain area. How can the distance limitations be flollowed regarding schools/ daycares given the fact that that is where many schools/libraries are located. Who monitors this? Doesn’t give a person a very good opinion of this problem when seeing so many here in our city. Renee Dore

  • 5. thatwoman  |  February 4, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Renee, if you click on this site
    http://www.familywatchdog.us in the article you can type in your address and zip code it will give you the distances for the schools park and the records and work places . Henery will have more on this locally tomorrow …..with 141 offienders and about double that that are RSO’s we are out numbering our total police force 3 to 1 on those two offender areas alone and goodness knows the wannabes and others that are coming in., the gang members ..our police have their hands full…
    Day cares that are particularly vulnerable are the in home day cares we did that study as well in 2005 in a couple of cases they were right next door…..

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  • 8. thatwoman  |  February 7, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    From today’s PD we have a Michigan based RSO living in Cleveland and trying to rape a 16 year old he stalked her for two months and then
    On Oct. 22, he grabbed her from behind, told her he wanted to show her something and dragged her behind a vacant building.
    sound familiar another vacant building which contributes to the criminal element……..

  • 9. Kalin  |  April 26, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    310 and counting. I see it’s a growth industry.

  • 10. thatwoman  |  April 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    unfortunately you are correct…….in my coming to the surface days I had a post half written about “Good morning Neighbor!!!”

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  • […] I left on my moving journey of a few blocks down Oberlin Avenue the other day and noticed a lot of activity a block down from the house. Not unusual , although usually the activity is later in the day . I no longer wanted my mum to walk her little dog, there were strange beings about, more so than usual. I had issues with one apartment house and the questionable lifestyle that had been going on there for a while now. ……….. and then I realized some of the faces seemed familiar. https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2008/02/04/hell-is-other-people/ […]

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