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Deciding to go home for a quick lunch Tuesday added some excitement to Daniel Wolf’s day.

“I knew something was going on. My wife was gone and there was a car backed into the driveway with the engine running. I drove up really close to it and dialed 9-1-1. I hung on my air horn to get them out of the house,” the resident of Latcha Road in Lake Township said.

Going against the grain

  Police pursuit not needed
   When a Latcha Road resident arrived home Tuesday he discovered he was witnessing a
   burglary in progress and used his truck to block the would be burglars from getting away.
   Lake Township Police arrested two men. (Photo courtesy of Lake Township Police)

A farmer, Wolf was driving a truck loaded with corn, and when two men came out of his house and attempted to leave in the car, he blocked their exit – his truck’s front bumper extending a foot or so over the hood of the men’s Saturn that got shoved to Wolf’s garage door.

“I had the right weapon this time,” Wolf said, referring to his truck.

“The response time of the police was unbelievable,” he said. “I don’t think it was over three minutes. It was fast. I was impressed.”

Township police arrested Jonathan W. Hall, 44, Toledo, and his brother, Douglas J. Hall, 45, Oregon, and charged them with burglary – a second degree felony.

A flat screen television belonging to Wolf was in the car, police said.

Other items that were determined to not belong to Wolf, including jewelry, watches, remote controls, commemorative coins and CDs were also in the Saturn, which is registered to Jonathan Hall, according to the police report.

“I had a car in the garage and they had the keys to that car. I don’t know if they were going to take that car or come back for it. One guy threw the keys in the flower bed and we went over and retrieved them,” Wolf said.

Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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