Archive for March 28, 2009

Police Presence- Lorain

Fire Bombing Update
Morning Journal – Scot Allyn

LORAIN — Lorain police have struck back at the Detroit heroin trafficking crew that is believed to be connected to the firebombing of an undercover police vehicle early Thursday morning.

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by Loraine Ritchey – thatwb@yahoo.com

As most are aware, I have been making the trek to Cleveland daily . I watch on 90 – or 480 for the parked police cars checking for speeders. I must admit at those times they irritate me a little with their radar guns pointed at me- especially since my recent speeding ticket.
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Then the drive down less familiar streets ( that are now becoming all too familiar) in areas I am not comfortable with to get to the Cleveland Clinic.

My perspective changes, I am relieved to see the number of police cars and officers, even if I tend to be more aware of speed limits and traffic signals. I feel safe and secure knowing that help, if I should need it, is there.

Driving home Friday there was the usual amount of “special drivers”- the elderly woman that stopped dead on 90 in the right lane as an ambulance was coming fast and furious in the fast ( passing) lane…..as everyone pulled into the right lane ….. we nearly all had a reason for ambulances.

Then there were the entertaining folk – one who was doing his own rendition of “head banging heavy metal maniac dance” I really thought he was going to explode out of the top of his car and the woman who was reading her book propped up on the steering wheel or the post it note lady whose steering wheel was covered with post it notes as she talked on her cell phone.

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Yes, my daily drives have been interesting as the weather gets better- I almost prefer the snow and ice as everyone seems to be a little more careful.

As I made my way home north on Oberlin Avenue – wary of the potholes- a LPD officer and his vehicle going south – lights and sirens flashing and in a hurry came into view. The vehicles duly pulled over and stopped – there was an extreme sense of urgency in this call. I was wondering how the cruiser was going to deal with the pothole dilemna – if he would bottom out – but as the young officer passed me I noticed the total look of concentration on his face.

I wondered ” what was this call that had called for his presence“- I thought of the officers that answer those calls knowing that they might be put in harms way – of their families – of this young man’s mother – and how life can change in an instant –

Police: 4th Oakland officer still on life support

I want to feel safe and secure in my home and neighborhood just as I do when driving into the “Clinic neighborhood”-

I want Lorain to have a “strong police presence”

Lorain police say heroin crackdown led to firebombing of undercover vehicle
Chronicle

Cop vehicles vandalized: SUV firebombed, 2 cruisers damaged vandalized
Morning Journal

Historical photos of the LPD- found here lpd-historal-051
A gentler time

lpdcar1 Photo Paula Tobias

ED NOTE: THERE ARE 38 PAGES -10 TO A PAGE OF INMATES ON PAROLE IN LORAIN COUNTY – APPROX- 380- HOW MANY ARE IN OUR ZIP CODE????????
http://www.drc.state.oh.us/OffenderSearch/Results.aspx

THERE ARE NOW 650 REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS IN THE COUNTY-
http://www.icrimewatch.net/results.php?SubmitAllSearch=1&AgencyID=53959

According to Family Watch Dog there are 571 various offenders in the 44052 Zip Code

http://www.familywatchdog.us/Search.asp

March 28, 2009 at 11:06 pm 19 comments


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