Police: Noller strikes again

Burglar out on bond is accused of stealing chicken at grocery store
Aaron Krause
Mar 26, 2013


A convicted burglar out on bond awaiting sentencing is accused of shoplifting chicken at a local grocery store.

Mark A. Noller Jr., 37, of Norwalk, was arrested about 7 p.m. Monday and charged with theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, in connection with the roughly 6:30 p.m. incident at the store.

Police spoke with an employee, who reviewed surveillance and confirmed the theft occurred, Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Seth Fry said. A warrant was issued for Noller's arrest, which happened at a Northwest Street apartment complex.

Noller was taken to the Huron County Jail, where he will remain unless he posts a $5,000 bond. The case was forwarded to the Huron County Prosecutor's office.

Noller pleaded guilty Thursday to burglary, which was amended to a third-degree felony, and breaking and entering. He was to be subject to random drug screens until he is sentenced May 2 in Huron County Common Pleas Court. He

As part of a plea deal, the state agreed to dismiss one theft charge. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler recommended a two-year prison term and having Noller released early into a community-based corrections facility, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

"The state would note that would require him to be in prison for six months, maybe seven months," said Leffler, who spoke about the two crimes Thursday.

On Dec. 2, Noller "was using some drugs and doing some foolish things" with several people when he went to an Erie Street home and assisted in taking a 47-inch flat-screen television set, Leffler said.

"Basically, he was cooperative with the Norwalk police when they interviewed him," the prosecutor added.

Police arrested Noller on Jan. 17 -- six days after a Huron County grand jury issued a secret indictment. Authorities have said Noller and Cory B. Smith, 24, of 40B Corwin St., stole some TVs, an iPad, watches and some jewelry when they "hit a couple places in Norwalk."

Smith, in mid-February, pleaded guilty to burglary and theft of a firearm. He will be sentenced April 3.

Noller's breaking-and-entering conviction is for a Dec. 23 incident when he entered an unattached garage.

"The homeowner heard him and confronted him," Leffler said.

When the victim pulled a gun on Noller, the defendant ran away and dropped his cell phone, Leffler said. Police used Noller's cell phone to track him down.

After Thursday's hearing, Judge Jim Conway released Noller on a personal recognizance bond -- part of joint recommendation between the state and defense attorney Nancy Jennings.



Markie! If you were hungry, there are local food banks in town that I am sure would of helped you out!


...give a man a chicken and he eats for a day ...teach a man to steal a chicken and he lives off state chicken for six months...


LOL...good one

jack langhals

Gravywhisperer,good one !


Good one, Gravy!


Didn't this guys girlfriend just get busted last fall for prostitution out at Bob Evans? What is it? A food fetish?


The appropriate Reflector headline would've been..."Robber chokes his chicken heist."





Rural Monroeville

By turning these low-life individuals loose on the public time and time again only encourages vigilante behavior. We are living in a wild west type era that is forcing law-abiding citizens to protect themselves anyway they can. Gun sales and classes on how to handle guns are at an all time high. I agree with background checks and banning assault weapons most of us will pass the checks and don't even want the risk of assault type weapons around our kids but guns have become necessary these days. You never know when you are going to come across some drug addict out on bail or probation. Most all of us have a weapon of defense tucked away no other alternative these days.


If he OD'd the other day, maybe they should be a little slower on the "recover" drug. The only thing that will stop all this is when they die off. Look back at '60's and '70's Harlem. Only thing that cleaned that up was the heroin started killing them off 1 at a time and the next generation said "f*ck that- not worth dieing for". This needs to happen again for the next generation to see how bad things are. The problem will be around for the next 10 years at least (sadly). I guess smoking weed doesn't look to bad anymore, huh? With the life saving drugs now it will probably take more than 10 years though. And everyone wanting to send all of them to jail, where you putting them all? Who pays for it? Not enough space or money. I want them all in jail, too, but that isn't realistic. There is no easy answer except let them die. If they break into a house and get shot don't charge the homeowner. If they are breaking into your car and you beat them half to death, again, don't charge the owner. The cops and courts either can't or won't do anything, so now what? A change in judge would be great, but soon all the jail cells are filled then what? I say go to Mexico or wherever the heroin comes from, get 99% pure, don't tell the junkies and put on the street to thin the herd. If not that, then there really is nothing that can be done without all of us putting up lots and lots more cash. No solution. No help. Nothing until they all die off.


That may be all fine and dandy, but I don't know an EMS or health care professional that would risk their livelihood and incarceration for manslaughter by witholding narcan from a person suffering an opiate OD. Not only is it unethical, it is illegal. As an EMS professional, it is not up to me to judge who lives or dies, that is Gods domain. I do all I can for everyone I come in contact with. I'm sure if it was you, you would want me to do the same. I don't agree with drug abuse, and often get frustrated because of it, however I still must "first do no harm."


I commend you. And you have made a point I was shooting for. There is no way that you or a doctor or anyone in that profession would with hold the life saving drug. So now what? Jail? Not enough space or money. More fines? They'll never pay. Different judges, etc.? Would only work until jails are full. So? Like I said, only way is they will have to weed themselves out. It is a harsh thing to say, but it is a fact. It will continue until then and there really is nothing any of us can do about it except hang on and go for the ride. And thank you for you service. I very well am sure I will need EMS someday and hope I get someone such as yourself. Thank you again.

U get what u give

REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!Seems to me this town has got it backwards!! All this herion goin around people gettin caught gettin a slap on the wrist but they had 4 different towns & there cop shops raid someone who had some weed butter???????This judge needs to GO!!!!!!!!!!


A very good point...a good point indeed.


give the guy a break ,he just wanted to have chicken for Easter dinner. Makes his mamma proud.


...slap some weed butter between the skin and the meat...sweeeet geeeez...what a ride!

swiss family

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It is obvious that this man is crying for help. I'm sure Judge Conway will sentence him to CBCF so that he can get the help he so desperately needs.


"Sitting in the" must be sitting on his brain. Where does it say that Noller ever worked as a snitch? Looks like he just got a bond reduction as part of a plea deal. And why bring the PD into it? He wasn't on this case.


And BTW, y'all can write to the Disciplinary Council until your fingers fall off. "Leniency" isn't cause to remove a judge or prosecutor. Only the voters can remove 'em for that. Buncha geniuses on here.


well stormy ive seen it in black and white that noller is a snitch.. straight out of someones discovery so you can sit there and stick up for him all you want.. everyone knows hes a snitch!


shocker, an addict is desperate enough to give up information for money or leniency.


Really...didn't this dude get in trouble for agreeing to snitch, and failing to go thru with it? Not sure, just asking.

And snitches aren't named in discovery, btw. They're identified by number.


by law the name of the confidential informant must be provided to the defendant in any criminal case.. and yes the police report clearly stated that mark noller gave voluntary information to heroin trafficking at a house in Norwalk.. I wont provide the details because my comment will be deleted. noller is a waste of life.. he will never better himself.. hes 37 and has nothing.. those were his choices. hes worthless.


I do think he should be able to eat the chicken since he is going to be charged with the crime, just make him save the bones for evidence!