Avon Lake Municipal Court News

Press Profile: David Graves

Friday, March 31st, 2017

9:10 a.m. David Graves is already at his office in Sheffield Lake City Hall reviewing overnight police reports. Someone’s in jail for domestic violence. Graves knows he will have to maneuver his schedule a bit to get to court for an arraignment in this case. For the layperson, an arraignment is typically held within 24 hours of an arrest. This is where a defendant hears charges being brought against him or her, bail is set and a pretrial date is scheduled. As prosecutor for the city, Graves works closely with Sheffield Lake police Chief Tony Campo and arresting officers as he determines charges to be brought against an individual.

Murder suspect pleads not guilty, held on $500,000 bond

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Jeanne Harrington, charged with the 2011 murder of her husband, pleaded not guilty during her initial appearance at Avon Lake Municipal Court on July 16.

Avon Lake police arrested Harrington, 56, on July 10 following an almost three-year-long investigation into the death of her husband, Michael Gabel. Harrington called 911 on Aug. 16, 2011, to report she came home from the store to …Read More

In preparing for move to full-time court, judge finds county owes city money

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Avon Lake Municipal Court Judge Darrel Bilancini has been readying his court to become a full-time courtroom  starting Sept. 15.

In mid-June, Gov. John Kasich signed the supplemental budget prepared by the Ohio General Assembly. Included in that budget was state approval for expanding Avon Lake’s municipal court from a part-time court into a full-time operation.

Bilancini had approached Avon Lake City Council for …Read More

Man pleads guilty in theft from wedding case

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Daniel Naso, 26, of Avon, pleaded guilty to a petty theft charge stemming from trying to steal wedding cards from a wedding in Avon Lake.

Avon Lake Municipal Court records show Naso pleaded guilty June 3 during his video arraignment before Judge Darrel Bilancini. Bilancini found Naso guilty of petty theft, a first degree misdemeanor, but suspended the fine as well as a …Read More

Local law officials not worried by legal challenges to BAC reader

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The Intoxilyzer 8000, pictured here in the Avon Lake Police Department's booking room, has been the subject of several legal challenges across the state questioning its accuracy in reading blood alcohol content. Press photo – Bryan Wroten

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Though it may sound like a made-up thing from a 1970s “Saturday Night Live” sketch, the Intoxilyzer 8000, and the legal challenges against it, are …Read More