Crime/accidents

HIGHWAY PATROL No citation was issued Saturday after Andrew V. Handshoe, 24, of 115 1/2B Myrtle Ave., Willard, went off the right side of Fern Road and hit a tree. He told troopers an eastbound vehicle ran him off the road.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

HIGHWAY PATROL

No citation was issued Saturday after Andrew V. Handshoe, 24, of 115 1/2B Myrtle Ave., Willard, went off the right side of Fern Road and hit a tree. He told troopers an eastbound vehicle ran him off the road.

John L. Johnson, 69, of 3265 Neal Zick Road, Lot 32, Willard, was charged with failure to yield the right of way Saturday in the collision with the vehicle driven by Lewis Combs Jr., 43, of 68 Portner St., Plymouth, on Townline Road 12. Johnson was not transported for possible injuries.

Christopher P. Adams, 39, of 4900 Scottwood Drive, Willard, was charged with failure to control Monday after he went off the right side of Ohio 162 and hit a tree. Adams and his passenger, Harold G. Adams, 79, of 703 Euclid St., Willard, were not transported for various injuries.

Dustin T. Asmus, 17, of 50 N. Maple St., New London, was charged with failure to control Monday after he lost control on the snowy road while traveling east on Ohio 162, went off the left side and overturned. He was not injured.

Vaughn L. Thompson, 60, of 4934 Clarksfield Court, Wakeman, was charged with failure to control Monday after he lost control on the snowy road while traveling west on Ohio 18 and went off the right side where his minivan overturned onto its left side. He and his passenger were not injured.

James P. Ratcliffe, 48, of Mount Sterling, Ill., was charged with failure to control Monday after he hit a patch of snow and ice while heading west on U.S. 224. He went off the right side of the road and hit a road sign, tree and utility pole.

NORWALK FIRE

Responded to a mobile home where the resident's vacuum cleaner started smoking at 9:53 p.m. Tuesday at 103 Jefferson St. Returned to station at 9:58.

NORWALK POLICE

A Maple Street resident reported her 8-year-old daughter was assaulted Tuesday.

Bursley's husband, Joseph B. Bursley, 24, of 26 Spring St., No. B23, was arrested on a local warrant Tuesday at the Cuyahoga County Jail and charged with probation violation. He is serving a 10-day sentence at the Huron County Jail on another charge of failure to pay fines and costs.

Michelle M. Bursley, 20, of 26 Spring St., No. B23, was arrested on a local warrant Tuesday at the Cuyahoga County Jail and charged with failure to pay fines and costs. She is serving a 10-day sentence at the Huron County Jail.

A North Pleasant Street resident reported his son, who is on house arrest through Huron County Juvenile Court, did not return home after school Tuesday.

A Key Drive resident reported telephone harassment Tuesday.

Andrea M. Mason, 24, of 212 Old State Road, was arrested on a local warrant Tuesday at the Lorain County Jail and charged with failure to pay fines and costs on a passing bad checks conviction. She admitted to police she used heroin earlier that day. Mason is serving a 10-day sentence at the Huron County Jail.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE

A railroad employee requested a deputy check Peru Center Road, Willard, for a suspicious person digging with a shovel Tuesday.

Dispatchers were advised of a false alarm Tuesday at Lyme Elementary School.

A West River Road, Wakeman, resident reported a domestic dispute Tuesday.

Two area residents reported losing cell phones Tuesday.

Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call about an East U.S. 20, Wakeman, domestic dispute Tuesday.

The Boothbay Harbor Police Department in Maine requested a deputy contact a woman living on Edwards Road, Greenwich. The officer also was referred to the Erie County Sheriff's Office and Huron Police Department to get a current address. A deputy checked the Greenwich address, but there was no one home Tuesday.

Dispatchers were advised of alarm activations Tuesday at a Chenango Road, Wakeman, home and Cleveland Road business.

A Walnut Street, Collins, resident reported being harassed Tuesday.

An employee of a U.S. 20, Bellevue, business accused someone of hitting the windshield of his parked car with a sledgehammer Tuesday.

The Willard Police Department requested undisclosed assistance Tuesday on Park Street, Willard.

Dispatchers received multiple 9-1-1 calls Tuesday about a downed electrical wire across the intersection of Ohio 61 and Settlement Road. A deputy and Ohio Edison responded to the scene.

An area motorist reported a disabled pickup truck Tuesday on U.S. 224, Willard. A deputy checked the area, but didn't find the vehicle.