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Fake Virus Popup Window Scam

On April 2, 2018, we received a report from a victim who was scammed out of $1,000. The victim clicked a link while browsing Facebook on his iPhone and received a popup message which claimed his phone had a virus[...]

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Computer Pop-up Window Virus Scam

On March 7, 2018, a resident reported that they were scammed out of $199 by a scammer claiming her computer had a virus. The victim, an elderly woman, was browsing the internet when a pop-up window appeared claiming her computer[...]

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Scammer Claiming to be Country Music Superstar Wants iTunes Gift Cards

On March 5, 2018, we received a complaint from a citizen who was scammed by a suspect who claimed to be Toby Keith on Twitter. The victim made posts on the social media platform regarding some financial trouble he was[...]

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Scammer Claims Your Computer Has a Virus

On December 6, 2017, we received a report from a resident who fell victim to a known telephone and computer scam.  The victim received a telephone call from a suspect that claimed her computer had a virus.  The suspect asked[...]

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Theft From Motor Vehicle Alert

A rash of thefts from motor vehicles and vehicle trespasses occurred in the depicted neighborhood yesterday.  The vehicles were all unlocked.  As with most, these thefts from motor vehicles occurred overnight.  We ask any residents who live in this area[...]

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LPD Welcomes Officer Cole Daniel

We would like to take a minute to welcome our newest officer, Officer Cole Daniel.  Officer Daniel was sworn in as a police officer with the Lorain Police Department on September 20, 2017.  He comes to us as a recent[...]

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Fake Relative in Trouble Needs Gift Cards to Pay Lawyer

On 8/24/2017, we received a report from an elderly, 88-year old resident that was scammed out of $8,000.  The victim received a call from a man claiming to be her nephew.  The suspect (who was not the victim’s nephew) claimed[...]

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