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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:46 PM


Jack A. Kinser, 58, of Republic, was charged with driving under the influence and going left of center after a U.S. 20 traffic stop Sunday. Kinser, whose blood alcohol content level tested at .184, was cited and released to a sober person.


Responded to a suspected diesel fuel problem after two trucks collided at 10:13 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Benedict Avenue and Executive Drive. Neither vehicle was leaking. Returned to station at 10:47.

Responded to a faulty smoke detector activation at 11:10 a.m. Monday at 1194 Zenobia Road where a new unit was hung later. Returned to station at 11:33.

Assisted North Central EMS with getting a pregnant patient having seizures out of 196 E. Main St. and into an ambulance at 3:06 p.m. Monday. Returned to station at 3:24.

Responded to a five-vehicle accident without injuries at 6:12 p.m. Monday at 4793 Old State Road. Returned to station at 7:52.

Responded to a natural gas smell at 10:24 p.m. Monday at 22 Reed St. Firefighters advised the owner to have the furnace checked. Returned to station at 10:38.


A North Railroad Street, New London, motorist reported being hit by the driver of a yellow pickup truck as the complainant was turning right Monday onto Shady Lane Drive from Benedict Avenue. The other driver left the scene and turned left onto South Norwalk Road.

Reed A. Hart, 52, of Lisbon, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance Monday after he hit the rear of the stopped tractor-trailer driven by Irwin P. Miner, 44, of Wooster, on Benedict Avenue.

A Chatham Street resident reported someone smashed the passenger side front window of his truck Monday with two large rocks. The complainant's wife reported the theft of her purse, which contained multiple pieces of personal information.

An employee of a Benedict Avenue business reported someone drove away without paying for gasoline Monday.

A Cortland Street resident reported the theft of two speakers, a capacitor and an amplifier, all worth about $370, Monday after the suspect broke a window. The incident remains under investigation.

A Gallup Avenue resident reported being assaulted Monday while holding her baby, who was not injured.


A Hasbrock Road resident reported finding his relative deceased Monday.

An employee of the Willard Church of God reported a suspicious vehicle Monday.

An area resident reported a four-wheeler was driving in the area of Niver Road, Willard, and Townline Road 12 Monday.

Dispatchers sent the state Highway Patrol, Citizens Ambulance, the Townsend Township Volunteer Fire Department and a deputy to the scene of a two tractor-trailer crash Monday near an Ohio 18 business after receiving several calls.

An Ohio 162, New London, resident reported the theft of several unspecified items from four unlocked vehicles Monday. Another nearby resident later reported similar thefts from two unlocked vehicles.

Dispatchers received two 9-1-1 calls about a car on fire without any occupants Monday on Big Bass Road, Willard. Dispatchers sent the Willard Fire Department and a deputy to the scene.

A Hartland Center Road, Collins, resident reported telephone harassment Monday.

An employee of an Ohio 103, Willard, business reported a trespassing incident Monday.

Initiated a traffic stop Monday on Ohio 103, Willard, with a driver, whose name and address wasn't available, was suspected of driving with a suspended license.

Responded to the Fitchville rest area on Ohio 13, New London, for an unspecified reason Monday.

Assisted the Wakeman Police Department with a U.S. 20, Wakeman, traffic stop for a suspect wanted on a felony warrant Monday. The person's information was not available.

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