Crime/accidents

HIGHWAY PATROL James E. Seals, 55, of Eaton, was charged with failure to follow the lanes of travel upon roadways in the collision Thursday with the tractor-trailer driven by Timothy J. Kruse, 61, of Bellefontaine. Seals went off the right side of Ohio 4 while heading south, re-entered the road and went left of center, hitting the left front of Kruse's truck. Both drivers were transported to The Bellevue Hospital, where they were treated and released for minor injuries.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

HIGHWAY PATROL

James E. Seals, 55, of Eaton, was charged with failure to follow the lanes of travel upon roadways in the collision Thursday with the tractor-trailer driven by Timothy J. Kruse, 61, of Bellefontaine. Seals went off the right side of Ohio 4 while heading south, re-entered the road and went left of center, hitting the left front of Kruse's truck. Both drivers were transported to The Bellevue Hospital, where they were treated and released for minor injuries.

Constance L. Gillum, 23, of 5 Country Side Drive, Greenwich, was charged with failure to control Thursday after she went left of center on Fitchville River Road, went off the left side and hit a ditch and utility pole.

Markell L. Childers, 19, of 426 E. High St., Willard, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way Friday in the collision with the vehicle driven by David R. Frye, 55, of 720 Myrtle Ave., at the intersection of Ohio 99 and Townline Road 12.

Kean G. Burke, 42, of 1353B U.S. 250, hit a deer Saturday on Greenwich Milan Townline Road.

NORWALK POLICE

Arrested the granddaughter of a Manahan Avenue resident Saturday in connection with domestic violence and being unruly.

Michael A. Davidson Jr., 28, whose address was unavailable, was charged with domestic violence in connection with a Ford Avenue incident Saturday. The victim said Davidson prevented her from leaving the home, choked her and hit her in the mouth.

Joann Harkness, 50, 49 Glover St., was arrested on two warrants Sunday and charged with failure to pay fines, costs and restitution on the original charges of disorderly conduct and assault. She is serving a 20-day sentence at the Huron County Jail.

Michael K. Reed, 42, of Poca, W.Va., was arrested on a local warrant Sunday in Ashland County and charged with failure to show proof of completing alcohol counseling. He is serving a 10-day sentence at the Huron County Jail.

Aaron J. Hindle, 22, of 133 N. West St., Apt. B4, was arrested on two contempt of court warrants Sunday on the original charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing official business. He is serving a 10-day sentence at the Huron County Jail.

James E. McKinney III, 31, of Sandusky, was arrested on a warrant Sunday and charged with failure to pay restitution within 30 days. He currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail.

Arrested an Adams Street girl on an unruliness charge who punched out a window and cut herself on the glass Sunday. North Central EMS workers reported the injuries were superficial. She was transported to the Sandusky County Juvenile Detention Center for a Huron County Juvenile Court hearing this morning.

An area resident reported finding a blue and silver Roadmaster bicycle abandoned Sunday on Joel Way.

Responded to a Newton Street apartment where an intoxicated male suspect was causing a problem Sunday. Omar Mendez, 22, whose address was unavailable, was charged with disorderly conduct and held in the city jail until sober.

Beth Habernigg, 24, of 62 Woodlawn Ave., was charged with disorderly conduct in connection with making unreasonable noises after two officers responded to a loud party complaint Sunday.

John A. Cory, 39, of 41 1/2 Fruen St., was arrested on eight warrants Sunday and charged with failure to pay fines and costs on various charges. He is serving a 10-day sentence at the Huron County Jail.

Stoney R. Lester, 47, whose address was unavailable, was charged with an open container violation in connection with a Benedict Avenue incident Sunday.

Billy G. Prelipp, 35, of 240 Whittlesey Ave., Apt. 78B, was arrested on two warrants today and charged with failure to pay fines and costs on the original disorderly conduct charge. He is serving a 10-day sentence at the Huron County Jail.

Candace M. Wilson, 20, of 23 Newton St., Apt. A5, was charged in connection with a loud music complaint today. Timothy D. Mead Jr., 19, whose address was unavailable, was charged with underage consumption and released to a sober person.

North Central EMS transported Timothy J. Kropp, 21, whose address was unavailable, to the emergency room of Fisher-Titus Medical Center after he was found intoxicated and unresponsive at an undisclosed location today. Four officers and two sheriff's deputies searched the area around the ER after Kropp fled while being pursued by several staff members. He returned to the ER, was charged with disorderly conduct and held at the city jail until sober.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Responded to a disabled vehicle Friday on Ridge Road. Stephen J. Valentine, 25, of 2948 Neal Zick Road, Willard, was arrested and charged with driving without a license.

Dispatchers were advised of alarm activations Friday at Bellevue City Schools, the North Fairfield Library and New Haven Elementary.

Dispatchers were advised of the following weather-related incidents Friday: lightning hitting a pole on U.S. 250; tree limb debris near Whittlesey Avenue and Schaffer Road; a wire on fire on Ohio 99 north of Ohio 113.

Robert A. Nelson, 26, of Sandusky, was arrested on three local warrants Friday at the Erie County Jail. He was charged with failure to appear on the original charges of disorderly conduct and theft. Nelson currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail.

Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 hang-up call Friday from Boughtonville Road, Willard. Dispatchers got a busy signal when they called back and no answer on a third attempt.

An employee of Huron County Children Services requested assistance with a removal Friday on South Ohio 61, Monroeville. The social worker was concerned because of a firearm there that turned out to be a BB gun. Authorities removed a 14-year-old boy based on a Richland County court order and released him to the social worker.

Wakeman Police Chief Tim Hunker reported there was an unattended toddler with a diaper near two businesses Friday on U.S. 20, Wakeman.

A U.S. 20, Collins, resident reported the theft of a gift card Friday.

Thomas J. O'Donnell, 40, of 5144 U.S. 250, Lot 132, was arrested on a warrant Friday on U.S. 20, Oberlin, and charged with two counts of rape. He is being held at the Huron County Jail on a $300,000 bond.

A West Collins Road, Collins, resident reported telephone harassment Friday.

A South Norwalk Road resident reported a suspicious male suspect in the area Friday.

An Austin Drive, Willard, resident reported a stolen dirt bike Friday.

An area resident requested a deputy check on the well-being of his children Friday on Morley Drive. The Norwalk Police Department later reported the children and their mother just returned from Geauga Lake and the children were to visit their father Sunday.

An area resident at an East Ohio 61 business reported his stolen debit card was used elsewhere Friday.

An area motorist called 9-1-1, requesting an ambulance for an unconscious passenger who was bleeding profusely from his head Saturday. The driver was heading south on Ohio 99 toward Mercy Hospital of Willard.

Residents on Lakeside Lane, Willard; West Street, New Haven; and South Main Street, North Fairfield, reported fireworks were disturbing the peace Saturday.

Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call about a male suspect hiding in the bushes Saturday on U.S. 20.

A Hartland Center Road, Collins, resident reported a domestic dispute Saturday.

A Townline Road 12, Willard, resident reported a loud music complaint Saturday.

Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call about a 13-year-old girl who ran away Saturday from Butler Road, New London, and left a note saying she would be somewhere in Norwalk. The complainant later reported finding the girl.

Dispatchers were advised of a medical alarm Saturday on Collins Road, Collins, about a patient with a history of falling and various medical complaints.

An Ohio 61, Plymouth, resident reported seeing several suspicious vehicles Saturday.

Responded to an unattended vehicle Saturday on Crescent Road, Greenwich.

Residents on Greenwich Milan Townline Road, North Fairfield, and Prospect Road, New London, reported undisclosed thefts Saturday.

Dispatchers were advised of an alarm activation at a Cleveland Road business Saturday.

A Fitchville River Road, New London, resident reported someone put eggs in her mailbox Saturday.

An area motorist reported damage to his vehicle at an Ohio 18 business Saturday.

A Norwalk police officer working security at an Ohio 18 business reported two four-wheeler drivers eluded him and were near the airport Sunday.

Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call about an assault at a Bullhead Road, Willard, business Sunday. Another complainant called later to report a person involved left, heading west on Bullhead Road.

Dispatchers were advised of two alarm activations at the same West U.S. 20, Bellevue, business Sunday.

An Ohio 61, Plymouth, resident called 9-1-1 to report domestic violence Sunday. Deputies forwarded a report to the Richland County Sheriff's Office.

An area motorist reported almost hitting two girls standing on the Blue Bridge on Lamereaux Road, Monroeville, Sunday. She said it was suspicious that one of the girls ran under the bridge when she drove by.

A Plymouth East Road, Plymouth, resident reported mailbox vandalism Sunday. She found an opened banking statement envelope nearby with the statement missing.

A North U.S. 250 resident reported someone shot her cat Sunday and it may have to be destroyed.

A Medusa Road resident reported her dog was missing, but returned later Sunday.

A Neal Zick Road, Willard, resident reported two dogs "covered thick in mud" were in a fenced area with no food or water Sunday. The Huron County Assistant Dog Warden referred the matter to a Humane Society investigator. NORWALK FIRE

Assisted North Central EMS with getting a male patient who "was obviously bleeding and somewhat confused" into an ambulance at 2:18 p.m. Friday at 42 Whittlesey Ave. The man fell while riding a bicycle and started to feel dizzy after going a block or two. Returned to station at 2:35.

Responded to a tree on a fire at 2:10 a.m. Saturday near 2275 Greenwich Milan Townline Road, but firefighters couldn't find anything in the area. Returned to station at 2:15.

Disassembled the knob of a bathroom door where a father and son were trapped and then unlatched the door with a screwdriver at 2:15 p.m. Saturday at 13A Olde Village Road. Returned to station at 2:45.

Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 11:56 a.m. Sunday at 6 Ontario St. Returned to station at 12:04 p.m.

Responded to a fire alarm that an employee couldn't reset at 2:59 p.m. Sunday at 100 Republic St. Returned to station at 3:14.

Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 8:56 p.m. Sunday at 61 Norwood Ave. Returned to station at 9:16.

Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 9:55 p.m. Sunday at 10 E. League St. Returned to station at 9:58.