Lorain Police Department – Arrest the uncivilized destroyers of society

May 5, 2012 at 3:14 pm 12 comments

Yesterday a news conference was held – the headlines read:
Morning Journal

Lorain police sweep 13 violent gang members off streets – suspects tied to nine murders over four years


The men were arrested in the areas of Long Avenue, West 17th Street and North Central by the Lorain Police Department with the help of the U.S. Marshals, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, and Lorain County deputies, Carpentiere said. Officers served secret indictments to the defendants yesterday.

The defendants have been convicted of violent crimes and the majority are out on bond. Most made their money through the sale of drugs, police said.

Chronicle Telegram
16 arrested in Lorain gang sweep

Officers in the Criminal Investigations Division, Community Impact Unit and Patrol Division used computer analysis to identify the participants of the city’s most violent crimes during the seven-month investigation. Police said most gang activity occurred on the west side of Long Avenue.

A review of the data showed that MOB had a major role in violent crime in the city, said Police Chief Cel Rivera.

The suspects, all Lorain residents, were being held Lorain County Jail late Friday. They will be arraigned next week in Lorain County Common Pleas Court

It is a start – the most influential members of the “gang” have been arrested but according to the Lorain Police Dept there are “hundreds of members”

Carpentiere said the investigation is a continuation of gang arrests the police made in 2010 of several violent individuals who were involved in M.O.B. and a south side gang. M.O.B. has hundreds of members in Lorain and the arrests focused on the leaders, according to police.

Those who have had the unfortunate experience of getting stuck in muck and mire know that as you manage to pull your foot out the impression in the mud last but for a moment , quickly the muck fills back in the indentation and it is as before the trap set for the next unsuspecting travelers who walk that way.
I am sure the police officers are under no illusion that those that slither in the muck and mire of the criminal element will soon “fill in” .

How frustrating for the police department everywhere that due to “unlimited funds” from drugs and fear these purveyors of murder and fear on our streets, can set their bond and be back out to continue the destruction of our quality of life.

I wonder who owns the homes where such scum lay their heads– because when someone rents to these cretins they are part of the problem – criminal background check, references I wonder how those ” landlord checks” turned out…. you think any were ever done. Perhaps the landlords were just pleased to be able to prostitute Lorain again – to get a return on their investment in such a bad area….. If I get a chance I will try to see if I can get the “alleged” gang bangers, murderers, drug dealers

Five fatal overdoses in 10 days have authorities worried about a batch of highly potent or poorly cut heroin.

“We want to nip this in the bud to stop people from dying,” Dr. Stephen Evans, Lorain County coroner, said Friday. “It’s either purer than normal or it’s cut with something more toxic.”

kidnappers, home invasion specialists “addresses in Lorain, then do a “property owner check” – see what that turns up. In the meantime check out the photos in the Morning Journal article linked above:

Are these YOUR tenants, recognize them from their monthly rent check- or did they pay in cash- because I am not sure they would bank their income…… Every rat needs a hole to crawl into – are you making money from this filth ? Are you responsible for the misery of murder, and drugs that cause this community to spiral downward?

We will see – I could be wrong maybe their address will be owner occupied?

In the meantime I know we, the “victims of Lorain”, will join me in giving

our sincere thank you to the Lorain Police Dept. . I am sure today’s arrests will send a message to the thugs /drug dealers/ criminals and those that believe they can inflict their diseased lifestyle on our city that this is not acceptable to those who “serve and protect” her citizens. We know your task is dangerous and sometimes thankless but we who benefit from your diligence can rest a little easier tonight-


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  • 1. Brian  |  May 5, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I don’t believe that many of the folks that were arrested will be on any type of lease. They typically move in with their baby mommas or girlfriends from what I have been told.

  • 2. Loraine Ritchey  |  May 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Oh dear “love in Lorain” SIGH!!!!!

  • 3. aka mozart  |  May 5, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    hope it helps…lol…chop chop!

  • 4. Loraine Ritchey  |  May 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks to some quick research and help I have a list of at least 9 of the ” upstanding citizens” landlords- I want to go further into this but one has 29 properties, another 77 in some of Lorain’s finest neighborhoods………

  • 5. aka mozart  |  May 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Loraine, I am anxious to read your {part tow} so to speak. I think when we hear some of the numbers of how many houses some of these slumlords pwn…jawls will drop. I know mine did when you told be of a certain few. OMG..there oudda be a law…or maybe we should just start enforcing. Thanks…i know it will take alot of work on your part to get it to us.

  • 6. aka mozart  |  May 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    ugh…not part tow…good grief!..and not slumlords pwn…oh my…(can you put spell check on your blog for us idiots! :~)

  • 7. Loraine Ritchey  |  May 6, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    The spell check isn’t 100 percent either – I ran it on my post last week and it said “no errors found” and I knew of at least 10- don’t worry about it – my keyboards can’t keep up with the fingers… and as I wear them out it get worse.that is my excuse and I sticking to it….

    as for the landlords it is a big business for some…..
    One woman N. Ridgeville 29 properties who owned the place of one of these “upstanding citizens” called home……

    I have to double check my information… and make sure there isn’t a reason the media didn’t “print ” the actual addresses

  • 8. aka mozart  |  May 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    good thinking…many too many addresses to print perhaps…lol..(not really) so (- lol.)

  • 9. Brian  |  May 8, 2012 at 11:33 am

    While trying to put the spin on the responsibility of how these criminals ended up residing in Lorain is somehow the direct reflection of a landlord is as irresponsible as what it is trying to imply.

    The criminal element is in Lorain because it is what is encouraged by our local politics and the money that comes with it. Lorain is the dumping ground for not only Lorain County, but much of Northern Ohio.

    Does anyone believe that drugs and violence doesn’t exist in other communities? They do, but instead of it staying in those communities, the criminals end up getting “relocated” to Lorain where they just compound the problems that already exist here. Combine this with the concentration of “mentally dysfunctional” patients that are also dumped here and we have a melting pot of choas for the local police department.

    There are many studies and the research to back it up about what happens when a community gets to its “tipping point”. I believe that Lorain reached that point a while ago, but without a plan, the reactionay answers of placing blame on just one group just confuses the issue even more.

  • 10. Loraine Ritchey  |  May 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    First off Brian yes I am reacting – I am reacting to the fact that we are in the middle of a cess pool and decent people can’t go fron their car to their house without a 12 year ol holding a “gun gangsta” style in her back. ( kind of wonder don’t you since there are “hundreds , according to the police of the MOB members that it was probably a gang initiation???? YUP! hands up I am reacting. and hopefully if enough react then there will be a “Plan”

    We as citizens are responsible to some degree for tolerating these situations and after checking on the “people who own the properties.most are in the “buinesses of rentals”

    well sorry but their “product / service”( holes for the rats of society to lay their heads) provided is causing harm to the rest of the community.

    Sorry I know you too were/ are a landlord…… were at least at one time part of the LELA – are you saying that as a “business man” that you don’t check your product’ – eg. background checks… well I did some “background checking ” on these guys easy enough

    and I suppose it is reactionary because I quite frankly would like to KNOW if the guy down the street is capable of murder and rape. should I let my grandchildren come vist walk to the Palace go to K cream past the gang bangers to get there because a landlord has decided the apartments are a terrific place for his new gangsta tenant –

    . Am I holding these Landlord businessmen responsible for renting to these cretins when a simple “check” would show the type of person they were putting in our midst. YES! THEY ARE IN MY OPINION PART OF THE EQUATION and bear as much of a responsibility – as the Bureau of Community Sanctions, the Adult Parole Authority, lack of building code enforcement and ever other social service agency that says “come on to Lorain you can assimilate easily inot our neighborhoods and don’t worry you can get your drugs to buy and sell in the neighborhood.

    You remember the Compass House situation with the RSO being brought in “nightly” 10 a night . You know who first contacted me about that scenario – one of the people who were in the compass house facility ) on a different floor trying to get through the Compass House Drug and Alcohol rehab – who then was met with the added burden of having the RSO’s dealing dfrugs in the building and outside the facility ( and look where it was situated) and then look and see what ” rental business owns half the houses on that street” and how many of them have been part of j criminal activity… and if YOU hadn’t reacted what then because YOU did and helped get that part of it shut down

    Yup I am reacting – why not –

  • 11. Brian  |  May 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    The fact that it took a simple person like me to get involved by writing a letter to the prosecutor is sort of a reflection of the problems in Lorain. The city had a fully staffed building dept at the time along with a sixty some thousand dollar zoning inspector. Instead of the simple solution that I found, the entire process was chaos up to that point.

    I do believe there are solutions, but I feel they are not going to be effective if the city tries the same old stuff over and over. I feel it is time that something new gets tried because most folks will agree that the way it has been done in the past isn’t working.

    I only pointed out the obvious reasons why it isn’t working. That doesn’t mean that the folks at city hall should quit trying to come up with a plan, just that if a plan is made, the plan should have a reasonable expectation to work by addressing the short commings that the city has now.

    Lorain is facing a 3 million dollar budget shortfall next year and I feel that unless the funding is found, or created, along with a clear and simple plan to follow, all we are going to get is feel good lip service.

  • 12. Loraine Ritchey  |  May 9, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Yes and thank heavens you did – but weren’t WE punished in the media for coming out against the RSO Compass House situation.I found it ironic the media did not publish the addresses of the gangstas….. but you and I have our addresses front page when the stance we took wasn’t very popular……… so what does that tell people.if you go against the “ones who control” then expect to be singled out…. we were and you would have thought they would have been pleased 🙂

    well as I said I don’t think anything will come of the posts,or in fact of linking photos of alleged murderers with their photos of homes and the owners. but at least there will be a record here in cyberspace of what it is…………

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