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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:18 PM


Kathryn R. Fuller, 16, of 515 Park St., Willard, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance Thursday after she hit the rear of the stopped vehicle driven by Samantha L. Proffitt, 26, of 3332 1/2 E. Ohio 103, Willard, on Ohio 103. Fuller's parents took Fuller to Mercy Hospital of Willard while Willard EMS transported Proffitt to Mercy, both with minor injuries. The hospital had no listings for either patient today.

Ralph A. Beam, 59, of 49 Verlin St., Wakeman, hit a deer Tuesday on U.S. 20.


Determined an odor at 12 E. Main St. was caused by welders working in the basement at 10:16 a.m. Tuesday. Returned to station at 10:40.

Responded to an alarm activation at 10:46 a.m. Tuesday at 50 Newton St., where the sprinkler company was working on the system. Returned to station at 10:55.

Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 11:28 a.m. Tuesday at 28 Norwood Ave. Returned to station at 11:45.

Investigated another occurrence of red dye in the creek next to the waste water plant at 12:51 p.m. Tuesday. The non-toxic and biodegradable dye is very concentrated and was released as a normal part of the water processing by the city. Similar overflow incidents happened Nov. 19, 2006 and July 29 of this year. Returned to station at 2.

Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 7:01 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of West Main and North West streets. Returned to station at 7:17.


The city tax department accused an area resident, with addresses in Lorain and Oberlin, of failing to file city income taxes in 2002 and 2003 as of Tuesday. The incident remains under investigation.

Found a Samsung Verizon cell phone with a dead battery Tuesday in the parking lot of Norwalk Middle School. The officer took it to the school office, where no one reported losing one and then to a local Verizon store. The service to the phone had been shut off, so they were unable to determine the owner's identity.

A local resident reported someone entered her 2000 Jeep Laredo, rummaged through the items in her console and stole a Gateway laptop computer Tuesday. Police brought a plastic trash bag, a tube of Vaseline lip therapy and a plastic business to the station to be fumed for possible fingerprints.

Jay M. Johnson, 18, of Sandusky, was arrested on a local warrant Tuesday when he was "picked up" by the Sandusky Police Department on an undisclosed, unrelated matter. He was charged with failure to appear for a trial on underage consumption. Johnson currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail.

Renae Pocock, whose age was unavailable, of 79 Cline St., was charged with driving with a suspended license during a traffic stop Tuesday. She said she was driving to get her mail and because "she wanted to see how her truck was running." Police had her vehicle towed.

Daniel J. Claudio, 23, of Lorain, was arrested on a warrant Tuesday and charged with failure to pay fines and costs on the original charge of disorderly conduct. He is serving a 10-day sentence at the Huron County Jail.

Michael J. Montgomery, 42, of 69 Key Drive, was arrested on a Stark County Common Pleas Court warrant Tuesday and charged with failure to appear for a hearing. He currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail awaiting extradition.


A relative of a U.S. 224, Willard, resident requested a deputy check on the well-being of her son, whom she hadn't heard from since Sept. 10.

A Townline Road 12, Willard, resident reported the theft of the cover of her car stereo and $61 in cash from the center console of her unlocked vehicle Tuesday.

An East Ohio 61 resident reported telephone harassment Tuesday.

Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call from a U.S. 20, Collins, resident who reported someone refused to leave after a domestic dispute Tuesday.

An East U.S. 20, Wakeman, resident reported a private property accident Tuesday.

A Cook Road, New London, resident reported her foster child didn't return home from school Tuesday.

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