Crime/accidents

WILLARD POLICE The Willard Police Department blotter covering March 31 through April 6 had the following highlights:
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

WILLARD POLICE

The Willard Police Department blotter covering March 31 through April 6 had the following highlights:

March 31

An East Emerald Street resident accused two suspects of entering his vehicle without authorization.

Dispatched the Willard Fire Department to a vehicle fire in the 2000 block of Washburn Road. The incident remains under investigation by the Huron County Sheriff's Office, local firefighters and state fire marshal's office.

A Clark Street resident reported someone egged their storm door.

An area resident reported finding a man sleeping in the bedroom of a vacant First Street apartment.

A West Pearl Street resident reported the theft of landscaping lights. A Woodbine Street resident made a similar complaint April 2.

A South Myrtle Avenue business employee accused a customer of attempting to purchase goods with a fraudulent $20 bill. The customer said she took the money out of a bank envelope at a store and placed her change back into the envelope. She was unsure if the $20 came from the bank or the change from the store.

Advised of a possible South Myrtle Avenue break-in.

A South Myrtle Avenue reported his 14-year-old son, who was under house arrest, wasn't home when he returned from work.

An area resident reported a fight was about to start at the Keefer Street Park.

A North Conwell Avenue resident reported a possible domestic disturbance. The father was transported to Mercy Hospital of Willard for a mental evaluation and later transported to Firelands Regional Medical Center.

April 1

A Keefer Court resident reported someone broke into her apartment while she was out of town.

A Motson Street business employee reported damage to the building screens and siding from the neighborhood children reportedly using it as a soccer goal.

The school resource officer reported a boy was truant.

Dispatched the Willard Fire Department to the mobile MRI machine on fire at Mercy Hospital of Willard. A maintenance blanket on top of the generator started the fire that caused between $6,000 and $7,000 worth of damage to the generator. Hospital workers are trying to determine who put the blanket there.

A West Walton Avenue resident reported the theft of his laptop computer from his parked vehicle.

A South Main Street resident accused a male juvenile suspect of entering his vehicle and several undisclosed items were missing. Police contacted the boy, sent him home and did a follow-up with the mother and Huron County Juvenile Court probation officers.

A North Main Street resident accused two suspicious male suspects of attempting to gain entry into a vehicle.

A Blossom Centre business employee reported a possible shoplifter was inside the store.

April 2

The school resource officer reported a boy had cigarettes in his possession. Police later accused a Willard Middle School student of threatening a faculty member.

Referred the matter of a Nita Drive resident suspected of being taken advantage of to Huron County Social Services.

A Sandusky Street resident reported being stalked.

A Woodbine Street resident reported someone hit her garage.

A West Laurel Street resident reported detaining a male juvenile suspect accused of throwing rocks at his home. An officer took the boy home and contacted his mother.

April 3

A Dale Avenue resident reported a relative tried to jump from an upstairs window. An ambulance transported the male patient to Mercy Hospital of Willard for a mental evaluation and later took him to Firelands Regional Medical Center.

A local resident reported several juveniles and adults were riding go-carts "at a high rate of speed" in the alley between Woodbine and Maplewood streets. An officer told them they couldn't drive in the alley or on the road and must keep the vehicles on private property.

April 4

Reported a male suspect ran from him on East Tiffin Street.

The school resource officer accused a student of making a pen into a weapon.

April 5

Advised of a domestic dispute at a Myrtle Avenue business.

Lee E. Hersha Jr., 32, of 4456 Townline Road 12, was arrested on two contempt of court warrants. He also was charged with driving with a suspended license and driving with fictitious license plates during a traffic stop at the intersection of North Main and West Sandusky streets.

Told a West Pearl Street resident her dog needed to be on a leash or chain when it is outside after a neighbor said she was afraid to go home until the dog was tied up.

Dispatched the Willard Fire Department to the 4000 block of Willard West Road in response to a fire alarm activation.

A Crestwood Drive resident accused the mother of his daughter of refusing to leave his driveway.

Responded to the report of a small child in the area of Long and Maplewood streets. An officer found the child's home. The child opened the gate and walked down the street as the aunt, who was babysitting, went inside to retrieve something.

April 6

Lost sight of two male suspects he saw urinating behind a South Myrtle Avenue building.

A Crawford County sheriff's dispatcher requested an officer contact a Pin Oak Drive vehicle owner and ascertain if he knows where his vehicle is. Several individuals fled from it earlier in Crestline. The owner didn't live there any longer.

Angela Tuttle, 28, of New Washington, was arrested on a Richland County contempt of court warrant.

A Pleasant Street resident accused her grandmother was trying to take her baby from her. The mother calmed down and the baby was with her aunt and grandmother for a visit.

A West Laurel Street resident accused a couple teenagers of cursing at her children while they were walking down the alley.

A CSX Railroad employee reported train crews saw several juveniles tampering with company equipment. An officer spoke with the suspects and their guardians on Spring Street.