JURY SCAM WARNING - The Lorain County Sheriff's Office and Elyria Police Department have received complaints from citizens regarding phone calls from a party claiming to be from the Lorain County Sheriff's Office. The caller advises the person that they missed jury duty and that a warrant will be issued unless the party pays for the witness fees, etc. They are told to put money on a pre-paid debit card and then give the caller the number . The number given appears to be a Google number. Judge Elwell's name is being used during this scam.
The Lorain Police Department is offering a $500 reward for information as to the whereabouts of Kathleena “Kat” Burke, who has been missing for over a month. Ms. Burke was last seen on or about June 1st, 2014 in the area of W. 25th St. and Broadway Ave. Ms. Burke is known to frequent the Reid Avenue area. Anyone having information concerning Kathleena Burke, please contact the Lorain Police Detective Bureau at 204-2105.