Fayette police report 2011.07.07

Written by David Green.

A prisoner housed in a federal facility in Indiana was ordered by a Fulton County judge to pay restitution for crimes committed in Fayette.

Fayette police chief Jason Simon and one officer travel by private airplane to Terre Haute, Ind., to bring a prisoner to Fulton County for sentencing. The man pled guilty to selling bad meat to some elderly Fayette residents.

He was sentenced to serve 90 days in prison, but this will be served concurrently with a federal prison sentence issued for another crime.

Chief Simon told village council members June 22 that, as of that day, restitution costs stand at $533.

The cost of bringing the prisoner to Indiana and later returning him was $497.

AUXILIARY—Council voted to sponsor Alanna Langenderfer of Wauseon for her studies at the police academy. Sponsorship comes at no cost to the village, but it does help the cadet with placement at the academy.

Langenderfer will buy her own Fayette police uniform.

MONTHLY REPORT—Fayette police issued two criminal citations and 11 traffic citations in the month ending June 22.

Two people were cited for open alcohol containers in a vehicle and four were cited for speeding. Single citations were given for driving with a suspended license, reckless operation, drunk driving, failure to wear a seatbelt and operating an unsafe vehicle. Two citations were issued after vehicle crashes.

The activity report for the month includes: six animal complaints; four juvenile complaints; three thefts; seven assists to other agencies; one suspicious situation; two responses to alarms; three civil situations; recovered property (2); five open doors; three harassment reports; 11 ordinance violations; four reports of domestic violence; two reports of disturbing the peace; two breaking and enterings; one alcohol violation; two narcotics violations; one trespassing complaints; and 25 traffic-related incidents.

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