Lake County Prosecutor's Office

Your Lake County Prosecutor’s Office is a full service law firm representing all of the County’s boards and offices, certain other political subdivisions and the State of Ohio. Unlike other law firms, the Prosecuting Attorney is vested with personal discretion entrusted to him as a minister of justice, and not merely as an advocate. The Prosecuting Attorney acts as the chief law enforcement official for the County.

Lake County Prosecutor Victim Assistance Program
02/09/2019

Lake County Prosecutor Victim Assistance Program

Thanks to Kirtland Police and Fire, Kirtland Hills Police and Waite Hills Police Departments for allowing Lake County Victim Advocates to speak at your training. We appreciate all you do!!! Stay Safe!!!!

Congratulations! Outstanding dedication and great work for the citizens of Lake County.
09/20/2018

Congratulations! Outstanding dedication and great work for the citizens of Lake County.

Congratulations to everyone's favorite Trace Evidence Supervisor, our own David Green, for receiving the 2018 Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists Distinguished Service Award.

The News-Herald
05/25/2018
The News-Herald

The News-Herald

A 17-year-old member of a notorious Cleveland gang has admitted holding up two Lake County businesses at gunpoint.

The News-Herald
05/21/2018

The News-Herald

One by one, loved ones of 20-year-old Perry resident Taylor Castilyn solemnly entered the packed Lake County Common Pleas courtroom May 21 — many carrying bouquets of flowers or a single rose.

They were there to see that justice was done for Castilyn, who died from head injuries as the result of a July 16 drunken driving crash at the Mentor-Kirtland Hills border.

The victim’s close friend, 22-year-old Joshua O’Keefe, had been driving the car on a suspended license. The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. after O’Keefe attempted to evade a Kirtland Hills officer.

“The anguish and the hurt ... there are no words,” Theresa Castilyn, Taylor’s mother, told Judge Richard L. Collins Jr. “There is nothing that you could do to Josh that will change what we have to go through the rest of our lives. There is nothing that can replace Taylor.”

Read more: http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20180521/painesville-township-man-gets-9-years-for-crash-that-killed-perry-woman

The News-Herald
05/14/2018
The News-Herald

The News-Herald

Armando Gil, 58, apologized for his “inappropriate behavior” to the two teenage victims.

“It’s my fault, not yours,” he said.

But the girls — who are sisters — did not appear moved by his apology.

“I have to live with this for the rest of my life, and so should you,” said one of the victims.

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05/03/2018

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Today the Lake County Commissioners, Jerry Cirino, John Hamercheck and Daniel Troy, presented a proclamation honoring th...
05/03/2018

Today the Lake County Commissioners, Jerry Cirino, John Hamercheck and Daniel Troy, presented a proclamation honoring the retirement of Abby Delamotte after 41 years of dedicated and outstanding service to Lake County. From 1974 to 1987 Abby DelaMotte worked for the Lake County Job and Family Services. Starting in 1991 Abby has been the Administrative Assistant of the Child Support Division of the Lake County Prosecutor's Office. We all wish Abby only the best for a fulfilling retirement enjoyed with the company of family and friends for many years to come.

05/01/2018

Did you know between 50% and 83% of deaf and hard of hearing individuals will experience domestic violence and/or sexual assault in their lifetime (Anderson 2010; Francavillo, 2009).Today the assistant prosecutors and victim advocates had a workshop featuring representatives from DWAVE (Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere).

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05/01/2018

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The News-Herald
04/26/2018
The News-Herald

The News-Herald

The man who admitted to shooting two Willoughby Hills police officers at Classic BMW has been sentenced to 44.5 years in prison.

The News-Herald
04/26/2018
The News-Herald

The News-Herald

The event, presented by the Lake County Prosecutor Victim Assistance Program and Eastlake Police Victim Advocates, was designed to spread awareness about sexual assault, how to prevent it and where to turn if it happens.

02/08/2018
Lake County Crime Laboratory

Lake County Crime Laboratory

Enjoying the Winter 2018 CrimeScene Newsletter? We have PDF copies of all past issues and they are available upon request. Please e-mail [email protected] to receive the past editions and/or be added to our e-mail mailing list.

Lake County Sheriff's Office
10/26/2017

Lake County Sheriff's Office

CLARIFICATION: Although we have listed four (4) arson cases here looking for information, we have no reason to believe that these arsons are related. We have no reason to believe, as some have suggested in their postings here, that there is a serial arsonist" in our area.
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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Painesville Township and Perry Township Fire Departments are offering rewards of up to $5,000.00 (each) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/s responsible for the setting of the following fires all of which have been determined to be arson. The reward is being provided by the Ohio Blue Ribbon Arson Committee.

Fairway Pines Golf Course Club House
1777 Blasé Nemeth Road, Painesville Township Ohio
Date of Fire: November 11th, 2016 at 2;14p.m.

Thirsty Cactus Bar
2923 North Ridge Road, Perry Ohio
Date of Fire: August 9th, 2017 at 2:07 a.m.

Cottage Gardens Nursery
4992 Middle Ridge Road, Perry Township Ohio
Date of Fire: September 20th, 2017 at 11:22 p.m.

Just Teazin Gentleman’s Club
1740 North Ridge Road, Painesville Township Ohio
Date of Fire: October 23rd, 2017 at 1:03 a.m.

Anyone with information on any of these fires is urged to contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at 350-5521 or 350-5533

The Lake County Board of Elections is in need of poll workers for the upcoming November election. If you would like to h...
10/17/2017

The Lake County Board of Elections is in need of poll workers for the upcoming November election. If you would like to help, visit www.lakeelections.com or call 440-350-2700.

Lake County Prosecutor's Office
10/05/2017

Lake County Prosecutor's Office

Lake County Crime Laboratory
10/04/2017
Lake County Crime Laboratory

Lake County Crime Laboratory

We are proud to share some gratifying news! Thanks to concerned citizen Dana Walling for the assistance he provided to the Willoughby Hills Officers who were shot in the incident at the BMW Dealership last week. Because of his quick actions both officers are doing well and have been released from the hospital. Thank you to Dana Walling!

Lake County Crime Laboratory
06/30/2017

Lake County Crime Laboratory

Lake County Crime Laboratory
06/30/2017

Lake County Crime Laboratory

Begin the Conversation Lake County
06/12/2017
Begin the Conversation Lake County

Begin the Conversation Lake County

An updated version of Judge Richard Collins' article was published in The News-Herald yesterday.

This excerpt describes our mission perfectly:

"All of us have a duty and obligation to contribute to the betterment of our community and society. We all can respond to the clarion call for education and understanding, and for participation and action. During these times of tension and turmoil about race relations, justice and the criminal justice system, we all need to step up, get involved, and be part of the solution."

05/09/2017
Begin the Conversation Lake County

Begin the Conversation Lake County

Tomorrow night is our next forum!

Our "Explore the Process of Justice" panel members welcome your questions and comments as we Begin the Conversation. Please join us at Union Community Church, 10959 Johnnycake Ridge Road in Painesville on May 10th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Begin the Conversation Lake County
05/03/2017

Begin the Conversation Lake County

Next Wednesday, May 10th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. we will be back at Union Community Church, 10959 Johnnycake Ridge Road in Painesville for an interactive conversation with you about the justice process. Our panel for this "Explore the Process of Justice" forum will feature Judge John, P. O'Donnell, Prosecutor Charles Coulson, and Chief Kevin Knight of the Mentor Police Department. Please come out and join us. We welcome your questions and comments as we Begin the Conversation!

02/09/2017
Begin the Conversation Lake County

Begin the Conversation Lake County

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have to reschedule our forum this evening at Union Community Church.
A new date will be published soon. Thank you!

02/08/2017
Begin the Conversation Lake County

This evening's Begin the Conversation forum is cancelled. The meeting will be rescheduled for a later time.

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have to reschedule our forum this evening at Union Community Church.
A new date will be published soon. Thank you!

02/08/2017
Begin the Conversation Lake County

Please come out and join us at the Begin the Conversation forum this evening!

Tomorrow evening we will be back at Union Community Church, 10959 Johnnycake Ridge Road in Painesville at 6:30 p.m.for an interactive conversation with you. Our "Explore the Process of Justice" panel features Judge John P. O'Donnell, Lake County Common Pleas Court, Lake County Prosecuting Attorney Charles Coulson, and Mentor Police Chief Kevin Knight. . We welcome your questions and comments as we Begin the Conversation!

02/03/2017
Begin the Conversation Lake County

Begin the Conversation Lake County

We will be back at Union Community Church, 10959 Johnnycake Ridge Road in Painesville next Wednesday February 8th at 6:30 p.m.for another interactive conversation with you about the justice process. Our forum "Explore the Process of Justice" will feature a panel of Lake County justice professionals. Please come out and join us. We welcome your questions and comments as we Begin the Conversation!

Lake County Crime Laboratory
02/01/2017
Lake County Crime Laboratory

Lake County Crime Laboratory

Numerous overdose deaths have happened recently in Lake County, many attributed to fentanyl. The News Herald has published an article with statistics on this disturbing trend.

01/19/2017
Begin the Conversation Lake County

Begin the Conversation Lake County

We are so proud of this group of students. This program, a subcomponent of Begin the Conversation, is made possible by a generous grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation. Congratulations to Lake Erie College and Painesville City Local School District for providing this training to future champions of positive conversation!

Begin the Conversation Lake County
11/14/2016

Begin the Conversation Lake County

Join us this Wednesday evening for our Justice Forum at Elm Street School in Painesville. Spanish language translation will be used throughout the event.

Únase a nosotros este miércoles por la noche para nuestro Foro de Justicia en Elm Street School en Painesville. Se utilizará traducción en español durante todo el evento.

Begin the Conversation Lake County
10/07/2016

Begin the Conversation Lake County

There will be a Reentry Employment Fair at Lakeland Community College on Friday, October 21st from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. This event is for individuals who feel their criminal background is a barrier to successful employment. More information below.

Begin the Conversation Lake County
10/07/2016

Begin the Conversation Lake County

Thank you to the awesome crowd who came out to Union Community Church last night! This is exactly the type of dialog we envisoned when we started Begin the Conversation.

Begin the Conversation Lake County
10/06/2016

Begin the Conversation Lake County

We will be at Union Community Church, 10959 Johnnycake Ridge Road in Painesville this evening, for an interactive conversation with you about the justice process. Our panel will include Lake County Prosecuting Attorney Charles Coulson and Common Pleas Judge John O'Donnell.
We hope to see YOU at one of our community meetings!

10/03/2016
Begin the Conversation Lake County

Begin the Conversation Lake County

Our first mini forum will be at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow evening at St. Noel's Church, 35200 Chardon Rd., Willoughby Hills. Our panel will include Lake County Prosecuting Attorney Charles Coulson and Common Pleas Judge John O'Donnell. Our goal is to have an educational, interactive conversation with you about the justice process.

If tomorrow doesn't fit your schedule we will be at Union Community Church in Painesville this Thursday, October 6th, and at Elm Street School in Painesville on November 16th.

We would love to see YOU at one of our community meetings!

Begin the Conversation Lake County
09/28/2016

Begin the Conversation Lake County

Thank you to everyone who came out to our forum last night. We will be holding 3 additional "Mini Forums" to continue the conversation. See below for dates, times, and locations.

09/27/2016
Begin the Conversation Lake County

Begin the Conversation Lake County

We hope you can join us this evening for our community forum: "The Justice Process - An Honest Conversation to Find the Facts". Our panel of Judges, Prosecutors, and Law Enforcement will discuss how a criminal case proceeds through the justice system. We are ready to answer your questions!
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Harvey High School in Painesville.

Begin the Conversation Lake County
09/23/2016
Begin the Conversation Lake County

Begin the Conversation Lake County

Please join us next Tuesday at Harvey High School in Painesville. Our topic, '"The Justice Process - An Honest Conversation to Find the Facts", could not be more timely. We want to have an open, honest discussion that will educate and build trust in our Lake County community.

Begin the Conversation Lake County
09/20/2016

Begin the Conversation Lake County

Our next forum is just one week away. Here is the agenda for the evening and a list of our panel participants. There is also information on how to submit questions to the panel.

We are excited about this event and really hope you can join us!

Begin the Conversation Lake County
09/13/2016

Begin the Conversation Lake County

Our next public forum '"The Justice Process - An Honest Conversation to Find the Facts" is 2 weeks from today on September 27th at Harvey High School in Painesville.
Please plan to join us. Our panel includes police, prosecutors, and judges. We will discuss how a criminal case proceeds through the judicial system.

Address

77 N Saint Clair St
Painesville, OH
44077

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(440) 350-2683

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