Crime/accidents

HIGHWAY PATROL Christopher R. McLaughlin, 25, of 10811 Hoover Road, Milan, was charged with failure to control Thursday after he performed a "burnout." He attempted to turn right onto Drake Road from the Hill Road stop sign, went off the right side of Drake Road and hit a ditch.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

HIGHWAY PATROL

Christopher R. McLaughlin, 25, of 10811 Hoover Road, Milan, was charged with failure to control Thursday after he performed a "burnout." He attempted to turn right onto Drake Road from the Hill Road stop sign, went off the right side of Drake Road and hit a ditch.

Jennie M. Kreger, 13, of 4791 Ohio 601, was charged with driving without a license and failure to follow the rules for starting and backing vehicles Friday after she backed out of an Ohio 601 driveway when it wasn't clear, went off the road and hit a ditch.

Daniel P. Shepard, 25, of 1880 Prospect Road, New London, was charged with failure to control Sunday after he went off the left side of U.S. 250 and hit a ditch. He said he blacked out. The New London Township Volunteer Fire Department transported Shepard to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with serious injuries. He was treated and released.

Michael S. McVetta, 22, of Oberlin, hit a deer Sunday on U.S. 20.

Thomas E. Schaffer, 19, of 233 E. Ohio 61, was charged with failure to control Sunday after he failed to negotiate a left hand curve on Lovers Lane Road and hit an embankment. He then went off the left side, where his Chevrolet pickup truck overturned. North Central EMS transported him and his passenger, Nicholas A. Smith, 19, of 52 S. Linwood Ave., to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries.

MONROEVILLE PD

A North Street resident reported telephone harassment Friday. Police provided the number to the Verizon nuisance bureau.

Clarence B. Gillespie, 45, of 78 Sandusky St., Monroeville, was charged with driving under the influence, failure to dim lights and refusing a test in connection with a River Road traffic stop Saturday. Police said this was his third DUI in 20 years. Gillespie was cited and released to a sober person.

Robert N. Shatzer, 51, of 67A Grove Ave., Norwalk, was charged with disorderly conduct in connection with an altercation Sunday at a Sandusky Street business. He was held in the Huron County Jail until sober.

NORWALK FIRE

Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 12:07 p.m. Tuesday at 299 W. Main St. Returned to station at 12:44.

Extinguished a couple bales of burning straw at 5:46 p.m. Tuesday on the side of U.S. 20. Returned to station at 6.

Washed some latex paint from the middle of the road at the request of the Norwalk Police Department at 7:39 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Sycamore Drive and Fairway Circle. Returned to station at 7:51.

Responded to an open burning complaint at 9:04 p.m. Tuesday at 32 Pleasant St. Firefighters requested the owner notify them the next time he is having a recreational fire. Returned to station at 9:21.

NORWALK POLICE

David J. Signs, 38, of 327 N. Buckeye St., Bellevue, was arrested on a warrant Tuesday and charged with failure to report to jail May 21. He is serving a 20-day sentence at the Huron County Jail.

An area resident reported her Verizon LG camera phone was missing while she was watching a Milan Avenue baseball game Tuesday.

A North Foster Street resident turned in an e-Qickpay Master Card belonging to a Plymouth woman that came out of the ATM the complainant attempted to use at a Whittlesey Avenue business Tuesday.

A Liberty Street resident accused a male suspect of breaking her doorbell button and tossing it a couple houses down the street after soliciting items "to keep kids off the street" Tuesday.

A Milan Avenue resident reported a BB-sized crack in his windshield Tuesday in connection with a May 29 accident between a motorcycle and sport utility vehicle that happened parallel to his lane of travel.

Michael D. Osborn, 48, of 1 Park Ridge, was arrested on a warrant Tuesday while he was in Norwalk Muncipal Court for a hearing. He was charged with contempt of court on the original charge of driving under the influence. Osborn is serving a 10-day sentence at the Huron County Jail.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call from a Townline Road 12, Willard, resident who reported her 28-year-old daughter was hit by a rock Tuesday.

Dispatched North Central EMS to East Main Street, North Fairfield, in response to a possible overdose Tuesday.

A Greenwich Milan Townline Road, North Fairfield, resident reported a trespassing incident involving a red GMC Savanna van Tuesday.

The Willard Police Department reported having Jason L. Muhr, 29, of 515 Emerald St., Willard, in custody on a Huron County Common Pleas Court warrant Tuesday. He was charged with receiving stolen property. Muhr currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail.

Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call about a tractor that flipped over an Ohio 18, New London, resident who was able to free his legs Tuesday.

An East U.S. 20, Wakeman, resident reported the theft of a radio from her boyfriend's unlocked car Tuesday.

An Ohio 601 resident reported wanting a relative to leave his home Tuesday.

An East U.S. 20, Wakeman, resident accused several juveniles of stealing about $1.50 from a neighbor's truck Tuesday.

An employee of an Ohio 103, Willard, business reported the unauthorized use of a vehicle Tuesday.

Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call from a Sandusky woman, thought to be intoxicated, who needed a ride from Ohio 13, Greenwich, Tuesday.

WAKEMAN POLICE

Received a report June 3 of a runaway juvenile staying at an East Main Street address. An officer contacted the resident and determined the juvenile returned home.

Responded to a fight in progress June 5 on Railroad Street and separated the parties. No arrests were made. The incident remains under investigation.

Dennis Browand, 55, of Reading, was arrested June 5 on a local warrant and charged with failure to pay fines and costs. He was released the next day from the Huron County Jail after complying with an undisclosed Norwalk Municipal Court order.

Found drug paraphernalia June 6 on Railroad Street. The incident remains under investigation.

Responded to a broken Railroad Street window June 6 in connection with a report of criminal mischief involving a golf ball.

Dawn Blem, 40, of Bluffton, Ind., was charged with driving with a suspended license during a traffic stop Friday and released.

Timothy Thompson, 31, of Cleveland, was charged with driving with a suspended license during a traffic stop Friday and released.

Danielle Kelly, 28, of Elyria, was arrested on an undisclosed Seneca County warrant Friday. She was released after posting bond.