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Police Beats

OREGON – Someone stole a lock box with money in it from St. Ignatius Church on Feb. 10, said police.

•Three males entered Blockbuster, 3060 Navarre Avenue, on Feb. 17 and stole numerous Blue-Ray DVDs, said police.

•Someone broke a door window in the 2700 block of Seaman Street and stole a computer, stereo equipment and a TV on Feb. 9, said police.

•Someone entered an unlocked door to a home in the 2100 block of La France Street on Feb. 10 and stole a  computer, TV and  DVDs, said police.

•An unknown suspect entered an unlocked door in the 2200 block of Starr Avenue on Feb. 11 and fought with the victim to obtain money, said police.

•An unknown suspect broke a lock off a door in the 2100 block of Woodville Road and replaced it with a new lock on Feb. 10, said police.

•Someone entered a garage in the 3400 block of Worden Road on Feb. 21 and stole two motorcycles, said police.

•Someone slashed two tires on a car in the 3100 block of Navarre Avenue on Feb. 19, said police.

•Someone punctured tires with an unknown tool in the 3100 block of Navarre on Feb. 8 , said police.


Genoa - The village police department has been investigating several reports of vandalism to area residences and vehicles involving the use of blue spray paint.

Most reports have been concentrated in the area of 5th Street, west to Buckeye Street, north to 9th Street and east to Washington Street, including the park structures.  The letters “FNS” along with a five-pointed star have been applied in blue spray paint to several properties.  “FNS”, the color blue and the five-pointed star stands for “Folk Nation Sign” a symbol of “Crips” gang activity, said Chief Randy Hill.

Unreported victims or anyone with possible suspect information is urged to contact the police department, (419) 855-8515 or   You may remain anonymous.

Pemberville  – The village police department is asking for information about the theft of a commercial deep fryer from the Pemberville American Legion property, East  Front Street.

The theft occurred around March 15, 2008. The Dean fryer weighs about 800 pounds, which would require someone with a large pickup truck to move, said Chief Richard Bingham. It was taken from the northeast corner of the American Legion property, he said.

Persons with information about the theft are asked to call police at (419) 287-3250. A reward is being offered.

Lake Twp. – Mikell W. Cronin, 22, Woodville, was charged Feb. 20 with theft and making a false alarm after allegedly leaving the Village Pub in Millbury without paying a tab.
• The Kalida Truck Equipment, Tracy Road, on Feb. 21 reported the theft of $400 in cash. Someone broke a glass door to gain entry.
• A front door of the East Suburban Animal Clinic, Woodville Road, was smashed Feb. 23. Nothing was reported missing.
• The Petro Truckstop on Feb. 25 reported a drive-off theft of $316 worth of diesel fuel.

Lake Twp. – A Toledo man faces several charges after attempting to elude police on State Route 795 at speeds of more than 100 MPH.

According to police, Eric T. Royer, 35, Toledo, was charged Feb. 16 with failure to comply with a police order, speeding, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license, and driving without insurance, after he sped past a radar unit on Route 795 about 11 p.m.

Police said he was westbound on the route before turning south onto Tracy Road and was clocked at 102 MPH. He stopped the vehicle near the corner of Tracy and Latcha roads.

Lawrence J. Buck, Jr., 34, Walbridge, the vehicle owner was a passenger. He was charged with wrongful entrustment of a vehicle.



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