Archives for July 2014

Facebook Nabbed Him!

Wauseon Police arrested 24 year old Kyle Stipp of Archbold Tuesday and charged him with first-degree aggravated robbery in connection with a holdup at the Continental Drive Thru Carry Out in Waseon.
Police say Stipp used a gun in the robbery, and made off with some cash in the robbery that happened back in May.
His luck ran out this week though, because the store had a video system which was able to get a good look at him. Police used that image in press releases and also on their Facebook page, which they say generated between 15 and 20 calls a day for a time.
Police say without the help of the Facebook posting, they very well may have not made the arrest.
They say it’s a great tool and it costs taxpayers absolutely nothing. They also say it is almost always very effective.

More On Defiance Shooting

Defiance police have arrested a woman in connection with a shooting that happened on Tuesday.
44 year old Pauletta Salinas of Defiance is now charged with felonious assault and is being held at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. Her initial appearance in Defiance Municipal Court is set for tomorrow morning
Salinas is charged with shooting 45 year old Vincent J. Salinas, who was taken by air ambulance to Toledo Hospital with a gunshot wound to the “chest area on Tuesday, after first being taken to ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital.
According to the police report, the shooting happened Tuesday afternoon just before 4:30.
The two were in divorce proceedings.
Defiance Police along with the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office, are continuing to investigate.

Bryan Police Arrest Montpelier Woman On Bench Warrant

Bryan Police nabbed a local woman on a bench warrant. 34 year old Crystal Schuman of Montpelier, was arrested on a bench warrant out of Bryan Municipal Court. The original charge was Aggravated Menacing. She was taken to court and released.

Shooting In Defiance

A shooting Tuesday afternoon in Defiance is under investigation by Defiance Police.
According to a press release issued last evening, officers were called just before 4:30 yesterday afternoon to 617 Bunn Drive where a man was found with a gunshot wound to his chest.
Police say both that man and a woman were taken to area hospitals, and the man was later transferred by air ambulance to Toledo Hospital. No names have been released. Police say it may have been connected to a domestic dispute, but the whole thing is still under investigation by both Defiance Police and the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office.

Still No ID On Second Plane Crash Victim

Authorities are still trying to figure out who the other person was who was killed in a plane crash in Hancock County last weekend.
So far, the body that has been identified was that of Ralf Bronnenmeier, CEO of Grob Systems in Bluffton, who was piloting the single-engine plane.
The coroner’s office is still trying to identify the woman who was also killed in the crash. Now, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says DNA testing may be needed to make that identification.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are also involved in the investigation.

Paulding Sheriff Says “No” To Levy

Paulding County Sheriff Jason Landers issued a press release Tuesday morning, in which he said that he has decided not to place an operating levy on the November ballot for the purpose of reopening the Paulding County Jail.
The sheriff said his decision came from the fact that over the past several weeks, he has traveled all throughout the county to speak to people about a potential operating levy, and based on those converstions, he believes that this upcoming election is not a good time to place that levy before the voters.
Between July 17-22, the sheriff conducted informational meetings at each of the county’s seven fire stations to find out just how members of the public felt about funding the reopening of the county jail through a new operating levy.
The county jail has been operating, since November of 2008, as only a temporary holding facility.
The Sheriff says it is capable of holding inmates for only about 6 hours, then they have to be moved.

Bryan Couple Hit With Drug Charges

A man and woman from Bryan are charged in Napoleon Municipal Court with second-degree felony drug charges.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol on Saturday, arrested 29 year old Samantha Huff and 28 year old Joshua Dennison in Henry County, and charged them with assembly of chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine.
Dennison appeared Monday by video in Napoleon Municipal Court. He requested and qualified for court-appointed counsel. His next hearing is scheduled for Thursday… tomorrow, at 9 a.m.
Bond was set at $100,000.
Huff appeared by video for her initial appearance on one count of illegal manufacturing of drugs, a felony of the second degree.
Her next hearing is scheduled for Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Her bond was also set at $100,000.

Plane Crash Victim Identified

It’s now been learned that one of the two people killed in a weekend plane crash was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company.
Ralf Bronnenmeier was the CEO of Grob Systems in Bluffton. He was at the controls of the single-engine plane that crashed early Sunday morning just northeast of Findlay.
A female passenger onboard also was killed, however the name of that person still hasn’t been released.
The crash is still being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board, who have confirmed that the plane was traveling from Holland, Michigan, to Bluffton.

New Chief In Bryan

Bryan City Council met in special session Monday and approved the promotion of Michael Willis to be the next chief of police in Bryan.
Willis will fill the shoes of outgoing chief Jeff Arnold, who is stepping down and retiring effective Sept. 14.
Mayor Doug Johnson told the Bryan Times that four candidates applied for the job and each underwent exhaustive interviews by an interview committee.
Following those interviews, the committee unanimously recommended Willis to be the next Police Chief.
Willis began his law enforcement career in 1985 as a road patrol officer with the Montpelier Police Department.
In 1989 he joined the Williams County Sheriff’s Office.
In 1991 he began work with the Bryan Police Department.
Willis’ career highlights include a 1992 nomination for Officer of the Year by the Fraternal Order of Police and the 1996 Officer of the Year award issued by the Bryan Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
According to The Times, Willis’ starting annual salary will be $60,000 annually.

Crash Still Under The Eye Of The Law – Alcohol Being Blamed

The Ohio Highway Patrol is still investigating a crash that injured two men in Fulton County Friday night.
Police say 28 year old Donald Kendall of Bryan was westbound on Fulton County Road N, near Ohio 66, when the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and flipped just before 10pm.
24 year old John Phillips was a passenger. He was thrown from the vehicle. Kendall was taken by air ambulance to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. Phillips was taken by a second air ambulance to Toledo Hospital.
The crash remains under investigation, however now officers say they believe that alcohol was a contributing factor.