Crime/accidents

HIGHWAY PATROL Joshua J. Phillips, 24, of 68 Townsend St., Greenwich, was charged with failure to control Wednesday after he went off the left side of Rome Greenwich Road and hit a ditch and culvert. He also was charged with driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

HIGHWAY PATROL

Joshua J. Phillips, 24, of 68 Townsend St., Greenwich, was charged with failure to control Wednesday after he went off the left side of Rome Greenwich Road and hit a ditch and culvert. He also was charged with driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.

Martin Guzman, 23, of Huron, hit a deer Saturday on Ohio 18.

Carlene Bowers, 47, of 3408 Townline Road 12, Willard, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way in the collision Sunday with the vehicle driven by Kathleen Clark, 50, of 3183 Mapleridge Road, Willard, at the intersection of Ohio 99 and Townline Road 12. Clark then hit the left front of the vehicle driven by Cristian B. Barraza, 28, of Attica, whose car came to rest on its side. Willard firefighters transported all three drivers and two of Barraza's three passengers, Omar A. Barraza, 22, of Attica, and Angel Gomez, 25, of Buurma Farms, Willard, to Mercy Hospital of Willard, all with minor injuries. No further information was available on their conditions.

NORWALK POLICE

Tara J. Sturts, 27, of Shelby, was charged with making an unsafe lane change Friday in the collision with the vehicle driven by Faydean Showalter, 71, of 14 Jackson St., Monroeville, on Milan Avenue.

Thomas C. Starcher, 64, of Oberlin, was charged with failure to yield while making a left turn Friday in the collision with the vehicle driven by Richard W. Piatt, 37, of Nova, on Milan Avenue.

Jessica R. Davis, 26, of 3400 S. Ohio 99, Monroeville, was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance Friday in the collision with the vehicle driven by Robert P. Ruffing, 76, of 131 Friendly Ave., Bellevue, on West Main Street.

Bryan A. Jackson, 31, whose address was unavailable, was arrested on a warrant Friday and charged with failure to pay the waiver or appear in Norwalk Municipal Court on the original disorderly conduct charge. He was released after posting bond.

A Republic Street business employee reported finding dent with a shoe imprint on the hood of a 2007 Hyundai on Friday.

An area resident reported finding a Huffy Superia mountain bike abandoned at a Marshall Street business Friday.

Directed traffic at the railroad crossing at the intersection of Water Street and Benedict Avenue for about 45 minutes Friday in response to a malfunctioning railroad gate. A signal supervisor with Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad later reported someone cut or broke wires at four locations: Benedict Avenue, Woodlawn Avenue, Pleasant Street and Corwin Street.

Nathan D. Zitner, 20, of 2246 Seminary Road, Milan, was charged with driving under the influence, underage consumption, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with an East Main Street traffic stop Saturday. The passenger, Justin J. Marshall, 20, of 4902 Ohio 13, Berlin Heights, was charged with underage consumption.

An area resident turned in a box with several cartons of older ammunition Saturday. Police entered the ammunition into evidence and took it to the gun room so it could be destroyed later.

Ashli D. Barrow, 22, whose address was unavailable, was issued a summons on a warrant Saturday and charged with passing a bad check in connection with a May 3 incident at a local business.

Edward N. Meggitt, 33, whose address was unavailable, was arrested on a Sandusky Police Department warrant Saturday after being stopped on Wooster Street for an unspecified traffic violation. He was charged with felonious assault and turned over to a Sandusky officer.

Responded to a domestic disturbance at the corner of Monroe and Wooster streets Saturday. Police were unable to find the suspect, believed to be living in his vehicle throughout the county. Police forwarded a report to the Norwalk Law Director's office for the consideration of charges.

A Westwind Drive business customer reported someone stole $40 in cash he received from the cashier while attending to his children at the check-out stand Saturday.

An area resident reported losing her Kyocera flip-style cell phone Saturday at Memorial Lake Park.

Joshua J. Hancock, 26, whose address was unavailable, was charged with disorderly conduct in connection with a Whittlesey Avenue business incident Saturday and released to a sober person.

Matthew Whidden, 18, whose address was unavailable, was charged with disorderly conduct in connection with using profanity Sunday while sitting in his vehicle near an off-duty officer's 4-year-old daughter near the officer's Eastwood Drive home.

Saw commotion in front of a Whittlesey Avenue business Sunday in which several people tried to restrain a female suspect who hit a man in the face with her shoe. Christina M. Hall, 28, whose address was unavailable, was charged with disorderly conduct and released to several friends. The victim said he was attempting to keep Hall from a fight with several other women. n An area resident reported someone stolen $180 from his wallet he left on the bar of a Benedict Avenue business Sunday.

Responded to the report of someone in a car yelling and beeping the car horn today at a Newton Street apartment. Jane Cook, whose age and address were unavailable, was charged with driving under the influence, her second such offense in six years.

Responded to the Norwood Avenue side of a Benedict Avenue business where a intoxicated man was lying on the sidewalk today. Dana W. Elkin, 33, whose address was unavailable, was charged with disorderly conduct. After being released from Fisher-Titus Medical Center, he was expected to be released to a sober person or taken to the city jail until sober.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE

The state Highway Patrol received a report of a suspicious vehicle Friday on Ohio 13, Greenwich, north of U.S. 224 near the second set of railroad tracks. It was the railroad company picking up a crew.

An Ohio 13, Greenwich, business employee reported the theft of several items from a parked vehicle Friday.

The president of an Ohio 18 business reported two males suspects approached him Friday about selling a generator, compressor and pump, valued at $12,000, for $2,400.

A Milan Avenue business client reported there was a vehicle "parked up tight (on) her rear bumper of her car" Friday.

A U.S. 224, Greenwich, resident reported a trespassing incident and suspicious activity Friday.

Processed a missing juvenile for a Cook Road, New London, resident Friday.

A Jacquie Lane resident reported an unspecified theft Friday.

An Ohio 601 resident reported the theft of a cell phone Friday.

A South Exchange Road, New London, resident reported a domestic dispute Friday.

The state Highway Patrol requested a deputy assist an area motorist with jump-starting a disabled vehicle at a South U.S. 250 business Friday.

An East Ohio 61 resident reported a suspicious vehicle Friday.

Found two juveniles on New State Road who earlier Friday had not returned to their Townline Road 131 home.

An area resident reported seeing someone with a flashlight near a West Ohio 162, Monroeville, church Saturday.

The Bellevue Police Department requested assistance with a man suspected of being suicidal Saturday on East Main Street, Bellevue.

An area motorist reported the railroad gates on U.S. 250, New London, were down with no train in sight Saturday.

An East U.S. 20, Wakeman, resident reported a suspected prowler Saturday.

An area motorist reported there was a tree across Lovers Lane Road between Drake and Schaffer roads Saturday.

An area resident surrendered a weapon to a deputy Saturday, based on a court order.

An Old State Road, Greenwich, resident reported a break-in Saturday, which deputies determined was unfounded.

A Butler Road, Wakeman, resident reported seeing a passing speeder Saturday.

An east U.S. 20, Wakeman, resident reported an unspecified theft Saturday.

A Broad Street, Bellevue, resident reported the theft of eight to nine rings and one pair of earrings Saturday.

The Norwalk Police Department reported receiving an anonymous complaint about a suspected underage drinking party Sunday on Plank Road.

The Ashland County Sheriff's Office reported there was a 2-year-old child walking along Butler Road, New London, Sunday. A local deputy didn't find anyone.

A Fayette Road, New London, resident reported her mailbox was missing Sunday.

An East U.S. 224, Greenwich, resident reported his stepson was being unruly Sunday.

An East U.S. 20, Wakeman, resident reported someone broke into her locked 1993 Chevrolet van and stole some Percocet, a box of compact discs and her purse which contained $45. The complainant said last someone stole a 12-pack of pop and two loaves of bread from the van when it was unlocked.

Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call about three-vehicle accident with injuries Sunday at the intersection of Townline Road 12 and Ohio 99, Willard.

A Willard West Road, Willard, resident reported a barking a dog complaint Sunday.

A U.S. 224, Greenwich, resident suspected someone was in the next door home Sunday that is vacant and owned by the bank.

An East U.S. 224, Greenwich, resident accused several juveniles of putting lit matches into mailboxes and attempting to start a fire in the ditch line Sunday.

An Austin Road, Willard, resident reported a burglary Sunday.

An Ohio 18 business security guard reported a suspicious vehicle Sunday.

A U.S. 20 resident reported a landlord-tenant dispute Sunday. NORWALK FIRE

Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 7:47 a.m. Friday at 80 Norwood Ave. Returned to station at 7:57.

Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 1:45 p.m. Friday at 100 Furniture Parkway. Returned to station at 1:55.

Provided traffic control and cleaned up the debris from a non-injury accident at 4:16 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Milan and Gallup avenues. Returned to station at 4:49.

Assisted North Central EMS with a patient at 1:52 p.m. Sunday at 7 Henry St. Returned to station at 2:19.

Found no problems during the investigation of an open burning complaint involving a small camp fire at 7:54 p.m. Sunday at 63 State St. Returned to station at 7:56.