Willard teen cuts off ankle monitor, struggles with deputies

WILLARD - A Willard teenager wrestled with sheriff's deputies Wednesday night after he cut off his court-ordered ankle monitor. Deputies responded to the report of a removed ankle monitor at 6:55 p.m. at 4248 Ohio 103, the home of Ronald T. Babione, 18.
Cary Ashby
Jul 25, 2010

WILLARD — A Willard teenager wrestled with sheriff's deputies Wednesday night after he cut off his court-ordered ankle monitor.

Deputies responded to the report of a removed ankle monitor at 6:55 p.m. at 4248 Ohio 103, the home of Ronald T. Babione, 18.

"He advised he removed it because he thought it was uncomfortable. So he cut it off," Major Greg Englund said. "It was laying on the counter. The strap on it was cut."

Babione has been on probation through Huron County Juvenile Court since his March 2006 criminal damaging conviction from a January 2006 incident. Court administrator Chris Mushett said the defendant was in several residential treatment centers from March 27, 2006 until Nov. 9, 2007 and then released to the custody of his mother.

"He's been missing school. He's been coming and going at home as he pleases," Mushett said.

When deputies were in the process of patting down Babione on Wednesday, the suspect "bolted" and struggled with officers, Englund said. The altercation led to furniture, chairs, pots and pans being overturned.

Englund said Babione didn't get far when he fled because one deputy told another officer to use his Taser.

"As the suspect was being Tasered, he said, 'He didn't want none of that,'" Englund added.

Babione currently is in custody at the Huron County Jail. Deputies charged him with criminal damaging, resisting arrest and a probation violation.

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About ankle monitors

Huron County Juvenile Court Administrator Chris Mushett explained how local authorities know about suspected tampering with ankle monitors.

When a person goes in or out of range or there is an indication of tampering, a signal goes to the Colorado company that has a contract with juvenile court. The company dispatchers then call the court, or if it's after business hours, the on-call probation officer, who does a follow-up.

Mushett said the court usually puts monitors on defendants to make sure they attend school or counseling.

"We use it primarily as an alternative to detention," the administrator said.

Comments

S. Huron Co.

way to take down that 18y.o.!! how many did it take? of all the things going on in Willard, this takes the cake. a kid skips school...he's going down! another threat taken off the streets!

how about getting that goddamn heroin off the f@cking street! you are doing way too little, way to late!

doodle

way too go,worry ab out the little ppl,let the big fish go,come on lets clean up the streets of willard,

Richard Cranium

only in willard

swiss family

i say thank you very much to all involved.. it does my heart good to see any and all criminals, who feel that they are above the law, punished properly... and taken off of our streets!!!!

he is now in jail... i hope that he is a little more "comfortable" in there, since the ankle bracelet was so uncomfortable!!! i wonder how comfortable prison would be for him, with all of the "big boys"????

once again, thank you officers, for putting the trash in it's place....

The Truth Hurts

Um, come on morons! These "smaller criminals" are the ones that turn into the bigger criminals. They all start somewhere. So in the bigger picture of things, they could have woke this kid up and saved his future. He messed up and is paying for it. That's the way it should be. Heroin is always going to be around, I'm sad to say. Hopefully if we reach our youth, they will make wise choices and not even think about touching it. Let the other users fry themselves. The only real solution is to step up as parents and community members and teach our children right from wrong. Discipline them when they do wrong instead of turning your back to it. Practice what you preach. And show them the love that they are looking for when they finally find the heroin.

wilburcat

im glad to see this punk in cuffs before he grows into a bigger thug punk who will live behind bars while our tax $$$ support him.

Mattsherman

send him to the county clink

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