Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A burglary charge has been filed against a Norwalk man accused of entering a home, then crawling into bed with an eighth-grade child.

24-year-old James Clarke was arrested early Sunday morning. The arrest was made, near the victims’ South Linwood Avenue home. According to reports, Clarke was found asleep in the child’s bed. When confronted by the homeowner, he left the house. Reports also say Clarke was intoxicated, and told police he thought he was at a friend’s home. He remains in the Huron County Jail, in lieu of $15,000 bond.


More charges have been filed against a Sandusky used car salesman accused of swindling customers.

Brian Vanvlerah now faces five new counts, including tampering with records. He’s accused of selling cars on consignment, then illegally altering buyers agreements. Sandusky police also believe Vanvelerah forged at least one signature, while out on bond from original charges. All told, more than a dozen complaints have been received about Vanvelerah and his business, Hometown Car Sales.


Plymouth Village Administrator Billy Sexton has been placed on paid leave, after his recent arrest for DUI.

Sexton was picked up September 8th in Greenwich. His blood alcohol content was .137. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for October 2nd, in Norwalk Municipal Court.


A yearlong investigation has led to felony charges against a Sandusky doctor. 

William Schlotterer is facing seven counts of illegal processing of drug documents.  The osteopathic specialist is accused of using the names of seven different patients to fill prescriptions for Cialis.  Schlotterer allegedly kept most of the pills for himself.  He’s currently free on bond.


Ohio’s deer-archery season will open September 28th, and run through February 2nd.

More than 200,000 hunters are expected to participate. The statewide limit is nine deer, but hunters cannot exceed a county bag limit.


When Norwalk City Council meets tonight, council members could decide on legislation that would ask voters if council terms should be extended from two to four years.

The change was recommended by the city’s Charter Review Commission. In its present form, the measure calls for the issue to be placed on the May, 2014 ballot.


State Senator Gayle Manning will hold district office hours Thursday, September 26th from 3:30 until 5 p.m. at the Greenwich Public Library.

No appointment necessary.