Crime/accidents

HIGHWAY PATROL Jody A. Piscitello, 46, of 17 Amber Way, hit a deer June 7 on U.S. 20.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

HIGHWAY PATROL

Jody A. Piscitello, 46, of 17 Amber Way, hit a deer June 7 on U.S. 20.

Edward Rycerz, 60, of Bayonne, N.J., was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance Friday after he hit the rear of the vehicle driven by Jayne E. Whitesel, 48, of Junction City, who was making a left turn into an Ohio 18 driveway. Rycerz was not transported for minor injuries.

Heather M. Dreschel, 22, of 3412 Townsend Ave., Collins, was charged with failure to yield the right of way while turning left Sunday in the collision with the vehicle driven by Arturo Garcia, 32, of 128 Andress Road, Berlin Heights, on Ohio 61. After the collision, Dreschel went off the right side of the road, hit a concrete parking curb, a building, spun and hit a parked car before stopping. Dreschel was not transported for minor injuries.

Albert H. Clark, 80, of 39 W. Washburn St., New London, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance Monday after he hit the rear of the vehicle driven by Dean L. Keefer, 55, of 13706 River Road, Milan, who was stopped in traffic on U.S. 250. After the collision, Clark went off the left side of the road and hit a ditch.

Randall A. Zoeller, 34, of Tiffin, was charged with failure to yield the right of way Monday in the collision with the vehicle driven by Michael C. Nottke, 54, of 5286 Ohio 113, Bellevue, at the intersection of Thomas and Sherman Norwich roads. The Willard Fire Department transported Nottke to Mercy Hospital of Willard with minor injuries. He was treated and released.

Lisa Lilly, 49, of 38 Ohio 60, New London, hit a deer Monday on U.S. 224. After the collision, Lilly was ejected completely from her motorcycle, which slid on its side and off the right side road. Willard EMS transported her to Mercy Hospital of Willard with minor injuries. She is listed in stable condition.

NORWALK FIRE

Responded to a non-injury accident at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at 355 Milan Ave., where the driver missed his turn and veered into a ditch. Firefighters went to the next call from the scene at 12:05 p.m.

Responded to an accident involving a child and a vehicle at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday at 61 E. League St. North Central EMS had the patient ready for transport by the time firefighters arrived. Returned to station at 12:30.

Extinguished a smoldering fire on a guardrail post at 2:29 p.m. Wednesday at the U.S. 20 bypass. Firefighters disassembled the post and brought it back to the station at 2:59.

Assisted a Norwalk police officer with removing a young girl who was trapped in an infant swing at 8:23 p.m. Wednesday at 60 Stoutenburg Drive. Firefighters had to cut down the swing to relieve the pressure off the girl’s legs. Returned to station at 8:45.

Assisted North Central EMS with a patient having seizures at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday at 408 Old State Road. Returned to station at 10:29.

NORWALK POLICE

No citation was issued Wednesday after the bicycle of 8-year-old Parker S. Meade, of 96A Ontario St., hit the front driver’s side of the minivan driven by Bonnie J. Strimple, 62, of 22 E. Maple St., Willard, on East League Street. The bicyclist entered the road from the south sidewalk and was riding between stopped vehicles in the eastbound lane. North Central EMS transported the girl to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with possible injuries.

An area motorist reported driving through spilled white paint Tuesday on Sycamore Drive near Fairway Circle.

Charles B. Scurry, 47, of Akron, was arrested on a local warrant Wednesday at the Summit County Jail and charged with failure to show proof of alcohol counseling. He is serving a 10-day sentence at the Huron County Jail.

An area resident reported being threatened Wednesday on Maple Avenue.

Harold W. Harkness, 35, of 72 Glover St., was arrested on four warrants Wednesday and charged with failure to pay fines and costs on the original charges of failing to file city income taxes. He currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail.

Alex M. Theisen, 22, whose address was unavailable, was charged with an open container violation in connection with a North Hester Street incident Wednesday.

An area motorcyclist reported losing his prescription medication after it flew out of his unsecured saddle bag Wednesday somewhere on Plank Road.

Found a red and blue gym bag containing men’s clothing Wednesday at the intersection of East Main Street and Benedict Avenue.

Christopher D. Hartley, 26, of 394 Cleveland Road, Apt. B13, was charged with domestic violence today.

Erwin A. Bonilla, 27, whose address was unavailable, was charged with disorderly conduct in connection with a Whittlesey Avenue incident today. He was held in the city jail until sober.   

  

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Was advised Wednesday of the theft of gasoline at a West U.S. 224, New Haven, business during a June 6 incident.

Dispatchers were advised of an alarm activation at a Bullhead Road, Willard, business Wednesday.

A Collins Road, Collins, resident reported hearing suspicious voices Wednesday.

An Ohio 162, New London, resident reported being threatened Wednesday.

A Division Lane, New London, resident reported there was an unsupervised juvenile with a BB gun Wednesday and “numerous animals turning up dead.”

An East Ohio 61 resident reported Wednesday there was a truck and trailer backed up to a vacant house up for a sheriff’s sale.

An Arcade Road resident reported suspected credit card fraud Wednesday.

An area resident reported finding pills at a Plank Road business Wednesday.

An East U.S. 20, Wakeman, resident reported finding a gun in her closet Wednesday after being away for a while.

An employee of a North U.S. 250 business reported someone drove off without paying for $5 of gasoline Wednesday.

An Ohio 113, Bellevue, resident reported being stalked Wednesday.

A Fayette Road, New London, resident reported someone poured beer onto his mail inside his mailbox Wednesday.

A West Main Street, North Fairfield, resident reported someone entered her home Wednesday and stole some compact discs.

An Ohio 598, Willard, resident reported seeing lights on in a barn across the road Wednesday.

An East U.S. 20, Wakeman, reported a neighbor was assaulted and possibly robbed in his apartment Wednesday. The incident remains under investigation.