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$ 2,000 REWARD - Mario Whitfield Homicide Please call Detective Chris Kovach at (440) 204-2168 for information on this homicide.
$ 2000 REWARD - Darmis Crawford Homicide Please call Captain Roger Watkins at 440-204-2105 with any information regarding this homicide.
311 Non-Emergency Lorain Police Number Dial 311 from any landline Centurytel phone to be connected directly to our Police Dispatchers
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Drug Tip Line Drug Tip Line: 440-204-2108
Information on Recent Homicides To provide information on recent homicides or shootings, call Detectives at 440-204-2105.
PUBLIC SAFETY WARNING 21 Overdoses & 3 deaths in 48 hours involving dangerous narcotic being sold as heroin.
Report an Emergency Report an emergency or crime in progress, dial 9-1-1.
Report Non-Emergency To report non-emergency situations or crimes that are not in progress, dial 440-204-2100, or if calling within the City of Lorain on a landline phone, dial 3-1-1
Unsolved Homicide Reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the shooting deaths of two Lorain teenagers, as well as the city's other unsolved homicides.

Crime Prevention

Keg Law

We're taking this opportunity to remind everyone of the 1989 amendment to the Ohio Revised Code Section 4301.69. Commonly known as the "keg law," the amendment holds individuals responsible for underage drinking on property under their control.

If an after-prom party is held at a private home, for example, and the parents knowingly allow underage persons to consume alcoholic beverages, both the underage persons and the parents are in violation of the law. Violation of the keg law is a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable with up to six months in jail and/or up to $ 1,000 fine. Also, the parents may be held liable in the event that an underage person is involved in an alcoholic-related crash.

In this law the same responsibility was placed on hotels, motels, campgrounds, and other public places so that they would not knowingly allow underage drinking parties to take place on their premises, subject to criminal prosecution.

We must continue to work together to stop the senseless tragedies associated with irresponsible and illegal alcohol consumption. The department would be happy to answer any questions regarding the liquor laws or to provide any assistance in investigating possible liquor violations. Please feel free to contact our Narcotics and Vice Unit at (440) 204-2108. Also, please encourage any individual who observes violations of Ohio liquor laws to call the department's complaint desk at (440) 204-2100, the Narcotics & Vice Unit at (440) 204-2108, or the Ohio Department of Liquor Control at (614) 238-6772.

We hope that together we can make this the safest prom and graduation season yet !!!

    Lorain Police Department Officers and Staff