A Michigan man was arrested in Perkins Township, for his involvement in big scale thefts.
23-year-old Dontez Patton is accused of stealing $30,000 worth of Dyson vacuum cleaners from Meijer stores in three different states. He’s also facing federal ID theft charges. Patton is now in jail in Michigan, along with several co-defendants.
The speed limit will NOT increase, on the Ohio Turnpike and parts of interstate freeways.
A proposal to increase the speed limit from 70 to 75 miles per hour died in Columbus yesterday.
The city of Norwalk’s annual spring trash pickup is set for the week of April 13th.
Resident will be able to place three extra items out for pickup. Norwalk’s annual spring brush pickup is scheduled for the week of May 4th.
Bellevue and Norwalk police teamed up to arrest two Bellevue residents on drug charges.
36 year old Matthew James was arrested for marijuana trafficking, and 27 year old Kelly Rupp for cocaine possession. The pair was also charged with possession of criminal tools and drug paraphernalia. The pair is being held at Huron County jail. Norwalk and Bellevue police joined forces to conduct a drug trafficking investigation near Bellevue middle school, and expect additional arrests as a result.
A Kentucky man has been arrested in Erie County for sex crimes.
19 year old Travis Vartorella of Florence Kentucky was extradited to Erie County on Tuesday to face charges stemming from his involvement with a 13 year old Berlin Township girl. According to police, Vartorella began communicating with the girl through social media sometime in 2013. The girl’s parents later allowed the man to move into their home. In January of 2014, the girl’s father found questionable messages on the girls computer and reported the incident to officials. Vartorella allegedly gave the girl a laptop containing pornography and according to officials, asked the girl to send him explicit photos of herself. The case was presented to an Erie County grand jury earlier this month, and resulted in 10 felony indictments. Vartorella has been arrested on one count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, and three counts each of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, obscenity involving a minor, and illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material. He is currently being held in Erie County on $275,000 bond.