VAN WERT – Local law enforcement reports for 9/16 through 9/25

Van Wert City Police reports

9/19 2:13 a.m.

Timothey E. Porter, 61, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was issued a summons for disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

9/19 9:39 p.m.

Brian Harold King, 34, of Lima and Brandon N. Decker of Van Wert were charged with disorderly conduct after being involved in a fight in the 1100 block of Olympic Drive.

9/20 6:14 p.m.

Samantha J. Lacy, 26, of Van Wert, was arrested per a warrant issued out of Van Wert Municipal Court.

9/21 2:39 p.m.

Blake N. Thomas, 36, of Jackson Center, was arrested on a warrant from Van Wert Municipal Court and taken to Corrections.

9/21 4:32 p.m.

Amanda M. Lazarus, 33, of Convoy, and Brian A. Cutlip, 35, of Convoy, were arrested for theft in the 300 block of Towne Center Boulevard.

9/21 8:01 p.m.

Robert A. Stegaman, 44, of Van Wert. was arrested and charged with domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree, after a report was made at his residence of the violation.

9/21 10:12 p.m.

Douglas D. Purden II, 45, of Van Wert, was charged with open container while at the Van Wert High School football game (205 W. Crawford St.)

9/23

Larry F. Flory III, 34, of Van Wert, and Jessica R. Sauder (Flory) were charged with disorderly conduct in the 900 block of George Street.

9/24 4:08 p.m.

Christine L. Buckner, 22, of Van Wert, and Jason Lee Boyd, 37, of Van Wert, were arrested for outstanding warrants. Additional charges of obstructing official business were filed against them after they failed to comply with police causing a delay in the execution of warrants.

Van Wert County Sheriff reports

9/16 2:13 a.m.

Reid L. Nelson, 20, of Oxford, Ohio, was found on the observation tower at Pleasant Shores intoxicated. He had a fake Wisconsin driver’s license to allow him to purchase alcohol. He received two summons to appear in court.

9/25 1:30 p.m.

Dayna Christine Plants, 35, of Middle Point, a patient at Ridgeview Behavioral Hospital, assaulted six staff members, three of whom requested charges. She was summoned to appear in Van Wert Municipal Court.

Delphos City Police reports

On 9-14-2018, an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing a male, 35-year-old Shane Neuman of Delphos, operating the vehicle. The officer knew that Neuman was operating the vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. Neuman was issued a citation for the offense at that time and released to a license driver. A short time later, officers were contacted to assist another agency with a male in a vehicle that was unresponsive. Officers arrived and located the male, Shane Neuman. Officers then contacted Delphos EMS who responded and began treating Neuman. Once becoming responsive, Neuman refused any further treatment. He was issued a citation for disorderly conduct and will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court.

On 9-14-2018, an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing an equipment violation. During the traffic stop officers located suspected marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia inside the vehicle. The driver, 28-year-old Kathleen Moorman of Delphos, was issued a citation for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She will appear in Lima Municipal Court to face the charges.

On 9-14-2018, an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. During the traffic stop officers found that the driver, Erich Watson of Fort Jennings, was operating the vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. He was issued a citation for the violation.

On 9-15-2018, an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing the driver commit a traffic offense. During the traffic stop officers found probable cause to arrest the driver, 48-year-old David Stevenson Jr. of Lima, for operating the vehicle while intoxicated. Stevenson was issued a citation for OVI and speed. He will appear in Lima Municipal Court to face the charges.

On 9-15-2018, officers spoke with a male who stated that he was assaulted by an unknown male. The male said that he was speaking with a female in an alley when the male approached him and began assaulting him. The incident remains under investigation.

On 9-15-2018, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Toomey Street in reference to a female who was continually calling 911 because she could not get in her residence. Officers gave the female, who was intoxicated, options on getting inside her residence, but advised her they could not break in for her. The female became belligerent with officers and refused to calm down. The female, 29-year-old Yuridiana Toledo, was then taken into custody for persistent disorderly conduct and transported to the Van Wert County Jail.

On 9-16-2018, an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. During the traffic stop officers found that the driver, Cody Hesseling of St. Marys, was operating the vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. Hesseling was issued a citation for a non-compliance suspension. He will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court to face the charge.

On 9-16-2018, an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing it being operated on an expired registration. During the traffic stop officers found that the driver, Jeffrey Warnement of Elida, was also operating the vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. Warnement was issued a citation for the registration violation as well as a 12-point suspension. He will appear in Lima Municipal Court.

On 9-17-2018, officers were sent to the 300 block of South Jefferson Street to locate a male who stated he wished to harm himself. Officers located the male at which time he volunteered to go to the hospital for an evaluation. Delphos EMS arrived and transported to the male.

On 9-17-2018, officers responded to the 100 block of Hunt Street to investigate a domestic violence incident. Officers arrived and met with two females, who are sisters, which were involved in a dispute. After speaking with each of them it was determined that neither wished to pursue charges.

On 9-18-2018, officers met with the manager at a business on West 5th Street in reference to a male trying to use a counterfeit one hundred dollar bill. Officers arrived and viewed video of the incident, identifying the male who attempted to use the bill. After speaking with the manager it was determined that the bill was never accepted or touched by the employee. Officers were able to obtain the counterfeit bill from the male and no charges will be pursued at this time.

On 9-18-2018, officers met with a female in the 700 block of North Canal Street. The female reported to officers that someone, unknown to her, had slashed all four of her tires on her car. The incident remains under investigation.

On 9-19-2018, officers spoke with a male in the 1100 block of Erie Street. The male reported that the rear tire on his motorcycle had been slashed.

On 9-19-2018, officers spoke with a male who reported that his juvenile daughter was missing. Officers began gathering information and entered the juvenile into a law enforcement database for missing persons. Later that afternoon the female was located near Cincinnati where she was traveling to her sister’s residence.

On 9-20-2018, officers took a report from a male in the 200 block of South Franklin Street who stated that sometime overnight someone had slashed two of the tires on his vehicle.

On 9-21-2018, a male came to the police department to report that an unknown person had opened an account in his name. The male stated that a collections company contacted him to advise that he owed a large amount of money to Sprint. The male advised he needed a report to dispute the charges.

On 9-21-2018, an employee at a business on North Canal Street reported that a window was broken on a company vehicle.

On 9-21-2018, an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. During the traffic stop officers found that the driver, Nicole Foster of Spencerville, was operating the vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. Foster was issued a citation for the offense.

On 9-22-2018, officers spoke with a female at the police department who reported that her son had assaulted her in their home. Officers gathered the information from the female and then proceeded to the residence to speak with her son. Upon arrival officers met with 20-year-old Anthony Bonifas of Delphos and advised him of the reason they were there. Officers attempted to get information from Bonifas but he was uncooperative with them. Officers took Bonifas into custody at that time and transported him to the Van Wert County Jail. He will face the charge of domestic violence.

On 9-22-2018, officers were sent to a business in the 200 block of West 5th Street in reference to damage done inside the business. Officers arrived and found that someone had defaced a wall in the restroom with a marker.

On 9-23-2018, officers spoke with a female in the 700 block of West Clime Street. She reported that someone had damaged a tire on her vehicle with two darts.

On 9-23-2018, officers were sent to the 1000 block of North Main Street in reference to a neighbor dispute. Officers arrived and met with all parties involved. Due to differing accounts of the incident and no physical violence occurring, no charges will be pursued.

On 9-23-2018, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing the driver commit a traffic violation. The driver, Sherman Jones of Delphos, was found to be operating the vehicle on a suspended driver’s license and issued a citation for the offense. During the traffic stop, officers found a juvenile passenger in the vehicle to be in possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia. The passenger will appear in juvenile court to face the charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On 9-24-2018, a male came to the police department to report that someone opened a Sprint account in his name using his social security number.

On 9-25-2018, officers were sent to the 700 block of West Clime Street to meet with a homeowner in reference to damage done to an out-building. Officers met with the homeowner and found that someone had struck her building with an unknown object, causing damage. A report was requested for insurance purposes.