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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    Fayette's Demetrious Whiteside (left)Skylar Lester attempt to keep the ball from going out of bounds during Morenci's recent basketball tournament for fourth and fifth grade teams. Morenci's Andrew Schmidt stands by.
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    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
  • Accident
    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Athletic Fields
    SPORTS COMPLEX—Fayette’s outdoor athletic facilities will include three ball fields for summer recreation leagues at the southwest corner of the school. The baseball and softball fields, along with the running track, will be constructed on the east side of the school. Outdoor athletic fields were not part of the new school project from 2007, but voters approved a $1.4 million levy for a school addition and the sports fields last August. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by July 20.
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    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.

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