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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:19 PM


The Willard Police Department blotter covering Sept. 10-16 had the following highlights:

Sept. 10

A local employee accused a male suspect of taking a beer from the cooler and leaving without paying for it.

The Huron County Sheriff's Office requested undisclosed assistance at the Willard Reservoir.

David Sexton, 27, of 6037 Willard West Road, Willard, was arrested on a theft charge in connection with taking cigarettes and beer from a local gas station without paying for them. He also was charged with disorderly conduct in connection with the arrest procedure.

A caller reported someone slashed the tire on his bicycle at the library. A witness reported seeing a male juvenile suspect use a knife. An officer met with all parties involved and their mothers.

Sept. 11

Advised Ashland Railroad of the malfunctioning gates at the Myrtle Avenue railroad tracks.

Donnie Slone, 41 of 2015 Skinner Road, Plymouth, was charged with disorderly conduct in connection with a First Street disturbance.

A Pleasant Street resident accused a female suspect of punching her daughter.

Sept. 12

Lorrain S. Bolen, 40, of 28 Washington St., Willard, was arrested on an undisclosed Lorain County felony warrant.

A Pearl Street resident accused a male suspect of chasing his brother and cutting the tire on his bicycle.

Sept. 13

A local apartment complex resident requested an officer remove a male suspect, against whom the complainant had filed a restraining order. Police forwarded a report to the Willard Law Director's office and told her to call police if the suspect returned.

A Blossom Center business employee reported being bothered by and followed by a male suspect.

An area resident reported someone vandalized the skate facility at the park.

A Woodbine Street resident reported a suspected break-in. Police later determined the suspect entered the home through an unlocked window in the kitchen.

Sept. 14

Delores Ceja, 30, of 313 Park St., Willard, was arrested on a warrant and charged with possession of drugs. She was released later that day from the Huron County Jail after posting bond.

An area resident reported his bicycle was stolen from the 200 block of Second Street.

An area motorist reported being the victim of a hit-skip accident at a local gas station.

A Pleasant Street resident reported having problems with her grandson, who had left. Police later found the boy at a football game and returned him to his grandmother.

Responded to a Motson Street break-in, where the suspect entered the home through a bedroom window.

A local gas station employee accused several juveniles of shoplifting.

Sept. 15

An area motorist reported losing her temporary vehicle tag.

Responded to an argument at a South Myrtle Avenue garage.

An Elizabeth Street resident accused a mail carrier of spraying her son's dog "with some type of irritant."

A Mercy Hospital of Willard employee reported there was a male patient in the emergency room who had been shot in the face with a BB gun. Police said the person shot the gun while playing with it, a BB ricocheted and hit him.

An area motorist reported being the victim of a hit-skip accident at an undisclosed location.

Found a male juvenile suspect at a West U.S. 224 business without any supervision. Upon questioning him and returning the boy to his mother, police determined the boy had stolen some items from the store. Police confiscated the Spider-Man costume the suspect was wearing over his clothing and returned it to the business.

Sept. 16

Zacharia H. Dionisio, 27, of 123 Elizabeth St., Willard, was charged with an open container violation in connection with a traffic stop at an undisclosed location.

Investigated an accident in the 200 block of West Walton Avenue where a vehicle hit a building. The driver, whose name was not released, said his foot slipped off the brake and hit the gas after pulling into the parking lot. There was damage to the vehicle bumper and some building bricks.

Dispatched an ambulance to an accident at the intersection of Townline Road 12 and Ohio 99.

An area resident reported someone was in a Keefer Court apartment while the resident was in Mexico.


Todd A. Houser, 49, of Wadsworth, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance Tuesday after he went off the right side of U.S. 224 to avoid hitting a stopped vehicle in front of him. Houser hit a ditch, where his truck overturned. He was not injured.

Troopers continue to investigate a crash Tuesday at the intersection of South Main and Prospect streets in North Fairfield. Bicyclist Darin D. DeRome, 12, of 104 S. Main St., North Fairfield, pulled into the southbound lane of South Main Street from a private driveway when the driver of a blue Chevrolet S10 pickup truck went left of center and hit the bike's left side, causing DeRome to go off the left side and overturn. The truck fled the scene. The boy reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported.


A van and the west side of a West Main Street business building had minor damage after the van hit the overhang Wednesday.

Transported a red and black Mongoose bicycle to the impound lot Wednesday.

Responded with Huron County Children Services to the report of two neglected children, 4 years old and 7 months old, Wednesday on West Seminary Street. The aunt said she would take the children.

A Milan Avenue business employee reported a male suspect was offering to pump everyone's gas and pay for it with a credit card in exchange for cash Wednesday. Kreg K. Brady, 30, of 924 N. Meadow Lane, was located later, arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, misuse of a credit card and possession of drug paraphernalia. He currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail, awaiting a bond hearing.

Found an unattended boy, estimated to be 3 to 4 years old, at the intersection of Franklin and Prospect streets twice within an hour Wednesday. The incident remains under investigation.

Rolland G. Forney Jr., 29, of Lorain, was arrested on four local contempt of court warrants Wednesday at the Elyria Police Department on the original charge of passing a bad check. He is serving a 10-day sentence at the Huron County Jail.

Valerie D. Cogswell, 23, of 27B Gallup Ave., was arrested and charged with domestic violence Wednesday. During the investigation, her husband, Daniel W. Cogswell, 32, of the same address, was arrested on two undisclosed warrants, one of which is from East Lake. Both suspects currently are in custody at the Huron County Jail.


A Peru Center Road, Monroeville, resident reported a barking dog complaint Wednesday.

Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call about a person who was dead on arrival Wednesday on Walnut Road, Willard. The responding deputy said the person had heart problems.

A Pleasant Street Extension, Willard, resident reported the theft of a "semi rim," wood burner and air conditioning unit Wednesday.

A Geiger Road, Monroeville, resident reported her 10-year-old son was being unruly Wednesday.

A Cleveland Road business employee reported the theft of two transmissions from a shed Wednesday. The lock appeared to be cut.

An Ohio 60, New London, resident reported being threatened and harassed Wednesday.

An East Ohio 61 resident reported the theft of several unspecified items Wednesday.

Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call from a 9-year-old girl who accused a suspicious male suspect of not leaving her Lakeshore Drive, Willard, home while talking to her mother Wednesday. The mother told a dispatcher the man was a neighbor and they were talking about a barking dog complaint.

An Old State Road, Greenwich, resident reported there was suspicious, light gray Chevrolet pickup truck and maroon jeep Wednesday.

The Norwalk fire chief responded to Peru Olena Road about an open burning complaint Wednesday.

Dispatchers were advised of an alarm activation at a U.S. 20, Monroeville, business Wednesday.

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