Lake County Prosecutor's Office

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.

The Lake County Prosecutor's Office would like to thank the Lake County Clerk of Courts, Maureen Kelly, and the Lake Cou...
01/24/2020

The Lake County Prosecutor's Office would like to thank the Lake County Clerk of Courts, Maureen Kelly, and the Lake County Commissioners for the purchase of 7 laptops, 12 desktops computers and software equipment. The Lake County Clerk of Courts Maureen Kelly transferred excess funds from the Certificate of Title Administration Fund to the General Fund to purchase the computers and equipment. Many of our staff are using computers that are 8-10 years old. The equipment will be extremely helpful in supporting our continued efforts of carrying out the responsibilities of the Prosecutor's Office in order to best serve the community.

Painesville Police Department
12/12/2019

Painesville Police Department

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2019
CONTACT:
Toby J. Burgett
Administrative Lieutenant
[email protected]
440-392-5840

UPDATE: Arrest in Elliot Spikes Homicide Investigation

PAINESVILLE, Ohio— On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Michael A. Jackson, a 27 year old Painesville resident, was arrested on a warrant as a result of a Lake County Grand Jury Indictment. Jackson is currently incarcerated in the Lake County Jail for multiple felony charges related to the death of Elliot A. Spikes. The charges include:

Discharging of Firearm on or Near Prohibited Premises, Felony of the First degree, R.C. 2923.162(A)(3)

Reckless Homicide, Felony of the Third degree, R.C. 2903.041

Tampering with Evidence, Felony of the Third degree, R.C. 2921.12(A)(1)

Possession of Cocaine, Felony of the First degree, 2925.11

Trafficking in Cocaine, Felony of the First degree, 2925.03(A)(2)

Jackson will be held without bond pending his arraignment in the Lake County Common Pleas Court on Friday, December 13, 2019.

Elliot A Spikes, a 34 year old Painesville resident, died as a result of a gunshot wound which occurred on August 27, 2017, in the 130 block of West Jackson Street in Painesville, Ohio. The indictment was filed after a lengthy and thorough investigation by officers and detectives of the Painesville Police Department.

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.

Untitled Album
05/03/2018

Untitled Album

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).

Untitled Album
05/01/2018

Untitled Album

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  Sheriff Frank Leonbruno
10/26/2017

Lake County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

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.
_________________________________________

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!

Address

105 Main 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

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Lake County Prosecutor's Office posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Nearby government services


Comments

I do realize this is not your area of authority but I am so disgusted by the lack of care in every one else in the area I thought I would reach out to you and express my frustration. When we were first under Governor Whitmer's order to to 'stay at home' I called the Lake County Sheriff's Department and lodged a complaint that a local grocery store ( one of very few in the area ) Houseman's was not in compliance because employees were not wearing masks. I was told, " The business needs time to time to put things in place". So I waited and nothing changed. After one month, with no changes at Houeman's with neither employees nor managers wearing masks, I called again to the Sheriff's Department and was told this was a public health issue and I would need to contact the Public Health Department. I didi just that and contacted the Public Health Department in Baldwin and the have since left a message. " They do not handle this issue and the police are too busy to do so and they recommend I tell the manager I will not be a costumer unless there is a change." So now the buck has been passed full circle. With no resolution. I understand to some people mask wearing is a political issue rather then a health issue. But law enforcement need to uphold the law of the state like it or not. Houseman's is one of only a very few grocery options in this area so to not shop there is almost impossible. How sad in an area of so many who are at risk we can get no support from our local authorities. And there total lack of interest is appalling.
Why would you charge someone who saved a 5 yr old child from being molested?