Crime/accidents

HIGHWAY PATROL Troopers are investigating a crash Thursday morning in which the driver of a red tractor-trailer is accused of continuing north on Ohio 601 after forcing motorcyclist Larry F. McGue, 64, of 4424 Laylin Road, off the left side of the road to avoid a head-on collision. McGue, who wasn't wearing a helmet, was ejected from the bike into a ditch and sustained minor injuries. He was not transported. Michael A. Porter, 45, of Mansfield, hit a deer Wednesday on U.S. 20.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

HIGHWAY PATROL

Troopers are investigating a crash Thursday morning in which the driver of a red tractor-trailer is accused of continuing north on Ohio 601 after forcing motorcyclist Larry F. McGue, 64, of 4424 Laylin Road, off the left side of the road to avoid a head-on collision. McGue, who wasn't wearing a helmet, was ejected from the bike into a ditch and sustained minor injuries. He was not transported.

Michael A. Porter, 45, of Mansfield, hit a deer Wednesday on U.S. 20.

MONROEVILLE PD

The Sandusky County Sheriff's Office reported having David S. Turpin, 33, of Fremont, in custody on a local warrant May 21. He was charged with failure to pay fines and costs on the original charge of fleeing and eluding. Turpin was released the same day after posting bond at the Huron County Jail.

The Sandusky Police Department reported having James O. McCowan, 54, of Sandusky, in custody on a local warrant May 23. He was charged with failure to report to jail May 20 and failure to pay fines and costs on the original charge of driving with a suspended license. McCowan is serving a 30-day sentence at the Huron County Jail.

Kerrie A. Close, 22, of 22 Surrey Court, Apt. A13, Monroeville, was arrested on a warrant Friday and charged with failure to pay fines and costs. She is serving a 20-day sentence at the Huron County Jail.

A Brooklyn motorcyclist reported his license, military ID, three credit cards and $40 in cash were missing after he stopped at a Sandusky Street business Saturday. On Sunday, someone turned in everything except the military ID and police mailed the returned items to the owner.

William B. Henslee, 23, of Columbus, was charged with driving under the influence, weaving and speeding (48 mph in a 35 mph zone) in connection with a U.S. 20 traffic stop Sunday. His blood alcohol content level tested at .112. Henslee was cited and released to a sober person.

Advised Manchester Street residents of a dog at large complaint in connection with an incident Monday on Broad Street. No citation was issued.

NORWALK FIRE

Assisted North Central EMS with getting a patient into an ambulance at 11:24 a.m. Wednesday at 200 E. Bluegrass Drive. Returned to station at 11:40.

Forced two window sashes apart to release a woman's thumb that was wedged at 3:28 p.m. Wednesday at 55 Townsend Ave. Her hand slipped while cleaning. She refused medical treatment. Returned to station at 3:31.

Responded to a false fire alarm at 10:46 p.m. Wednesday at 249 W. Main St. The smoke detector activated when a child was playing with a baby powder container and some of the talc sprayed around the room. Returned to station at 11:01.

NORWALK POLICE

A North Hester Street resident reported his juvenile son ran away Wednesday.

An area resident reported finding a purple and pink Huffy bicycle abandoned in a West Washington Street backyard Wednesday.

An area motorist reported damage to her vehicle while it was parked in the city parking lot in front of the police station Wednesday.

A juvenile admitted to taking fireworks from a Cline Street business without paying for them Wednesday. He was transported to the Sandusky County Juvenile Detention Center. Police forwarded a report to the Huron County Prosecutor's office and Huron County Juvenile Court.

An area resident turned in a gold ring he found Wednesday along the edge of Ohio Street near Whittlesey Avenue.

Dispatchers were advised of a downed telephone wire Wednesday on West Seminary Street.

Advised a Woodlawn Avenue resident of a 2004 income tax complaint Wednesday. The tax department later said the woman filed the appropriate paperwork.

Advised a West Washington Street resident of a 2004 income tax complaint Wednesday. The suspect said he plans to contact city hall to get the proper documents.

Dispatched a mental health counselor to Fisher-Titus Medical Center today to speak to two teenage East League Street siblings threatening to harm themselves.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE

A Bullhead Road, Willard, resident reported the theft of his wallet and keys Wednesday.

The Tiffin Police Department reported having Charles W. Hartsock Jr., 41, of Tiffin, in custody on a local unspecified warrant. He is serving a 10-day sentence at the Huron County Jail.

A Peru Olena Road resident reported the theft of one gun from a closet and three from a gun cabinet Wednesday. A deputy requested an agent with the Ohio Bureau of Identification and Investigation process the suspected crime scene.

An East U.S. 20, Wakeman, resident reported a domestic incident Wednesday.

Dispatchers were advised of an alarm activation Wednesday at a U.S. 224, New Haven, business.

A Willard West Road, Willard, resident reported tire marks in the yard and a damaged tree Wednesday.

An area motorist reported there was a suspicious pedestrian walking west on Boughtonville Road, Greenwich, near Edwards Road.

An area motorist reported her vehicle was broken down at a Bullhead Road, Willard, business Wednesday.

The Monroeville Police Department responded to Monroeville Local Schools to investigate a prowler complaint Wednesday.

An Ohio 162, New London, resident reported a suspicious vehicle in the field next to their house Wednesday.

WILLARD POLICE

The May 21-27 Willard Police Department blotter had the following highlights:

May 21

An employee of an area utility business reported a theft at the substation in the 400 block of East Tiffin Street. The incident remains under investigation.

A caller from city hall reported having a vehicle at the drive up window with children in the vehicle, but not in a car seat. An officer said only one child was under the age of 4. The driver had a car seat in the trunk and it was placed in the car for the child to use.

A Maplewood Street resident reported golf clubs were missing from his garage.

An employee of a local gas station reported a motorist left without paying for gasoline.

Roy Kilgore, 35, of 655 Spangler Street, Willard, was charged with dog at large in connection with an East Howard Street incident.

May 22

Residents on Euclid and Clark street reported unspecified thefts.

A Quail Creek resident reported graffiti had been sprayed on a building and several utility boxes.

A West Emerald Street resident reported landscaping lights were missing.

Dispatched the Willard Fire Department to a semi truck cab fire near the U.S. 224 railroad tracks.

A caller reported receiving a threatening note in her door from a female suspect.

May 23

Penny Trevino, 42, of 202 S. Main St., Willard, was charged with disturbing the peace in connection with a loud music incident on South Main Street.

Rita Adams, 28, of 109 Motson St., Willard, was charged with dog at large in connection with a stray Pit Bull dog acting aggressively on First Street.

Brian Ruzicka, 30, of Cleveland, was charged with falsification and a temporary protection order violation in connection with a North Main Street domestic incident. He currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail.

The owner of a vacant Clark Street house found someone tried to break in through the back door.

Dustin C. Danhoff, 22, of 111 Hayes St., Willard, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance in connection with an accident at Myrtle Avenue and Long Street.

An area motorist reported his 16-year-old son jumped out of the car and fled. An officer didn't find the boy at any locations given by the father. The father and son spoke on the telephone and were going to attempt to work out their problems without further assistance from the officer.

A Main Street resident accused several suspects of wanting to fight her boyfriend. The victim reported being assaulted, but was unable to advise who attacked him.

May 24

An employee of a Blossom Centre business reported a male suspect tried to make employees pay cash for a delivery that was not for the store. He left after they refused to give him the money.

A West Maple Street resident reported her relative was assaulted near Central Elementary School. Police were unable to locate the victim. Neighbors said they didn't hear or see anything unusual.

May 25

Two juvenile suspects ran from an officer in the area of Tiffin and Spangler streets and later on Woodland Avenue.

Responded to a vehicle break-in behind a Conwell Avenue business.

A Spangler Street resident accused several boys of breaking windows in the front of her residence.

The Plymouth Police Department reported having Amy Lykins, 41, of 5 E. Main St., Plymouth, in custody on contempt of court warrants. She was released from the Huron County Jail after posting bond May 26.

An employee of a local gas station reported a break-in involving the air compressor coin machine.

Responded to damage to a couple of vacuum units and car wash bays at a West Walton Street business.

A Woodland Avenue resident reported someone tried to break into her daughter's car.

A Washington Street resident reported his daughter was missing. Police notified the Huron County Sheriff's Office because the girl was believed to be in the county.

A Euclid Street resident reported vehicle damage.

An Emerald Street resident reported someone stole scrap wood from his business. He requested extra watch in the area.

May 26

A Wessor Avenue resident reported being assaulted.

Roy K. Brown, 30, of 4647 Centerton Road, Willard, was arrested on a contempt of court warrant. He currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail.

An employee of a South Conwell Avenue business reported a vending machine had been stolen.

An employee of a U.S. 224, New Haven, business reported being threatened.

A West Maple Street resident reported several juveniles were playing with an ax in the area.

May 27

Responded to a Park Street vehicle break-in.

A Washington Street resident accused several juveniles of throwing a ball at a vehicle. Officers told them to play elsewhere.

A caller accused a male suspect of selling drugs in the area of Main and Pleasant streets. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.

A Washington Street resident reported being threatened.

A Spangler Street resident reported someone took property from his sisters' home.

An employee of Mercy Hospital of Willard requested assistance with an unruly patient. His parents later transported him to Norwalk.

A caller reported an altercation on South Church Street.

A caller from a local apartment complex reported a male broke the window out of his vehicle.