Crime/accidents

NORWALK FIRE Responded to 18 Harris St. at 5:12 p.m. Wednesday for a natural gas odor investigation. Firefighters turned the stove off and opened windows to air out the house. Returned to station at 5:24.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010
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NORWALK FIRE

Responded to 18 Harris St. at 5:12 p.m. Wednesday for a natural gas odor investigation. Firefighters turned the stove off and opened windows to air out the house. Returned to station at 5:24.

Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 12:42 p.m. Wednesday at 102 State St. Returned to station at 1:03.

NORWALK POLICE

Robert E. Strausbaugh, 50, of 8B Ontario St., was arrested on two Bowling Green Municipal Court warrants Wednesday and charged with non-support of dependents. He currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail.

An employee of a Westwind Drive business reported a suspected fraud Wednesday.

Leo F. Didion, 38, of 2822 E. Collins Road, Collins, was arrested on a warrant Wednesday and released.

Thomas E. Reynolds II, 26, of 37 W. Seminary St., was arrested on three warrants Wednesday. He is serving a 10-day sentence at the Huron County Jail on contempt of court.

Abraham E. Nunez, 30, of Lakewood, was arrested on 19 contempt of court warrants Wednesday. He was held in the Huron County Jail until his Norwalk Municipal Court appearance this morning.

A North West Street resident filed a menacing complaint Wednesday.

Lillie M. Dean, 65, of 3049 Ohio 162 E., New London, was charged with failure to control Wednesday on Westwind Drive after her vehicle hit a pole.

Matthew J. Guseman, 18, of Huron, was charged with failure to control Wednesday on West Main Street after his vehicle bumped the vehicle driven by Amanda K. Bright, 18, of 24 Jeffrey Way.

Derek F. Riddle, 16, of 160 Whittlesey Ave., was charged with improper backing Wednesday after his vehicle hit the vehicle driven by Jay B. Schwanger, 18, of 334 Ohio 162, North Fairfield.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE

A Jarvis Road, Wakeman, resident reported a sick raccoon Wednesday.

A West Main Street, North Fairfield, resident reported four-wheelers on the roadway Wednesday.

Performed a civil standby on U.S. 20, Wakeman, Wednesday.

Checked on the well-being of an Ohio 601 resident Wednesday.

An employee of a U.S. 224, New Haven, business reported the theft of gasoline Wednesday.

Wayne Dye, 47, of 2529 Ohio 162, Monroeville, was arrested on a felony theft warrant Wednesday. He is being held in the Huron County Jail until his Norwalk Municipal Court bond hearing.

WILLARD POLICE

The April 15-22 Willard Police Department blotter had the following highlights:

April 15

Tony A. Barnett, 45, of 542 W. Laurel St., Willard, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana in connection with a Woodbine Street incident. A caller earlier reported Barnett was laying in the roadway and was nearly hit by a vehicle.

A Rae Court resident reported her upstairs neighbor was disturbing her in connection with a domestic dispute over a curfew violation.

A Dale Avenue resident reported someone entered her unlocked home and stole her purse.

A caller accused three juveniles of throwing rocks at garages in the area of Maple and Main streets. Police were unable to locate anyone.

A caller from Huron County Juvenile Court requested an officer check on a female juvenile on house arrest because the monitor showed she was out of the radius. It was accidentally unplugged and the device was reconnected.

A Dale Avenue resident reported the theft of several firearms. The incident remains under investigation.

April 16

Reported the front passenger side of a backing truck hit a gas meter at the back of Mercy Hospital of Willard, causing damage to the truck and breaking the gas meter.

An employee of a West U.S. 224 fast-food business reported a female driver was at the drive-thru and did not have an infant in a car seat. An officer located the vehicle parked in the 300 block of Woodland Avenue.

A Dale Avenue resident reported someone removed the window from her door. The incident remains under investigation.

Found a small child standing in the 300 block of Maplewood Street. The child, who was staying with a caregiver, was returned to them.

A West Walton Avenue resident reported seeing two small children walking along the highway. She brought them into a nearby business. An officer found the mother and released the children to her.

An employee of a Main Street business reported a male suspect left without paying for gasoline.

A Keefer Street resident reported being assaulted. The incident remains under investigation.

Responded to a possible fight between students near the bus garage.

Dispatchers received two hang up 9-1-1 calls from Washington Street where the resident was having problems with their phone.

Dispatched the Willard Fire Department for a hazardous materials leak at the railroad building on Townline Road 12.

A caller reported her daughter had gotten bit by stray dogs. An officer located the owner of the dogs and advised them of the quarantine procedure.

A Leonard Street resident reported someone had used her bank card number in Mexico. The incident remains under investigation.

Cynthia A. Mullins, 19, of 538 Woodbine St., Willard, was cited for failure to yield from a private drive way in connection with an accident at Conwell Avenue and Howard Street.

A Hayes Street resident reported a suspected prowler was hiding in the bushes and later left.

An area motorist was involved in a hit-skip accident on West Howard Street, which remains under investigation.

April 17

A caller accused the apartment manager of using a master key to open mail boxes in the cluster and look at other people's mail.

A Rae Court resident reported a stove fire. A caller called back and canceled the call.

A caller reported receiving a phone call from a friend who was the victim of suspected domestic violence on Washington Street. There was no problem upon officers' arrival. Both parties agreed to separate for the night to avoid further problems.

A South Myrtle Avenue resident reported the neighbors were throwing rocks at her house. The suspect's parents said they advised they would try to make restitution.

April 18

A Maplewood Street resident reported possible identity theft. The Perkins Township Police Department contacted the complainant, reporting that someone gave his information during a traffic stop. The incident remains under investigation.

While running the previous complainant's Social Security number, police determined he was wanted on a warrant through the Mansfield Police Department. Mathew McDonald, 33, of 703 Maplewood St., Willard, was arrested and released to a Mansfield officer.

A Dale Avenue resident reported checks were stolen and two of them had been cashed. The incident remains under investigation.

The Huron County Sheriff's Office reported a male suspect was near the back pump house at the Willard Reservoir with buckets of fish and reportedly smoking marijuana. Deputies also said the game warden was on the way. Pedro Diaz, Jr., 50, of Berea, was arrested and charged with possession of drug abuse paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

A West Laurel Street resident reported having pending court action against a female and she was stalking him this morning.

A caller reported her daughter had been chased by her neighbor with a butcher knife.

A caller from Willard High School accused a student of making threats and comments deemed inappropriate by school officials. The school dealt with the situation and no further action was taken.

A West Maple Street resident reported the electrical ground stake was stolen.

Lisa Rogers, 27, of 311 Woodland Ave., Willard, was arrested on an assault charge and transported to the Huron County Jail.

Gina McDonald, 41, of 31 Hayes St., Willard, was arrested and charged with shoplifting in connection with leaving a local store with a bottle of Vodka under her coat.

A caller reported someone made charges in her name from the 400 block of Woodbine Street. The charges showed up on her credit report when she applied for a loan.

April 19

Eric D. Krause 28, of 1084 Dogtown Road, Monroeville, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and open container violation in connection with a Walton Avenue traffic stop.

A West Pearl Street resident reported someone slashed a tire on her son's vehicle.

A Crestwood Drive resident reported a fight between two male suspects. Neither person wished to pursue charges.

Dispatched the Willard Fire Department to a field fire at the intersection of Ohio 61 and Townline 12.

A Butte Street resident reported a grill was stolen from her yard.

April 20

A Willard High School caller accused a student of having a knife. An officer didn't find a knife on the student.

A West Emerald Street resident reported a window had been broken out of her husband's truck.

A Willard High School caller accused a student of smelling like marijuana.

Attempted to find a male suspect accused of speeding up and down the alley in the 700 block of South Main Street.

An area resident reported being assaulted on West Tiffin Street.

A caller reported someone stole the handicap sticker out of his vehicle.

A Woodbine Street resident reported domestic violence.

Anthony Heyman, 39, of 210 Rae Court, Willard, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and assault in connection with fighting at an Ash Street business.

April 21

A South Myrtle Avenue resident reported a possible domestic dispute in the upstairs apartment.

Roger D. Howell, Jr., 21, of 513 Spangler St., Willard, was arrested on two unspecified warrants and transported to the Huron County Jail.

Dispatched the Willard Fire Department to a Willard West Road field fire.

Steve Perez, 34, of 614 Fink St., Willard, was arrested on 33 unspecified warrants and transported to the Huron County Jail.

A Second Street resident reported his bicycle was stolen, but found it later.

April 22

A caller from a local apartment complex reported domestic violence.

Found a vehicle with a broken window in the area of Park and Long streets.

An officer reported out in the area of Park and Long streets with a vehicle. Nothing appeared to be missing.

Reported an auto theft on West Emerald Street. The vehicle was located by the Huron County Sheriff's Office.

A Front Street resident reported having a laptop computer stolen. The incident remains under investigation.

Dispatched the Willard Fire Department for a tractor-trailer on fire at Dutch Maid Logistics Inc., 3377 U.S. 224, Willard. Attica, Plymouth, North Fairfield, Greenwich, and Huron River Fire departments were dispatched also. The Willard Fire Department was later dispatched to Dutch Maid for a rekindle fire.