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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    THE MAYOR—Cecil Schoonover poses with a collection of garden gnomes that mysteriously arrive and disappear from his property. Along with the gnomes, someone created the sign stating that he is the Mayor of Gnomesville. He hasn’t yet tracked down the people involved in the prank, but he’s having a good time with the mystery.
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    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
  • Pipeline Spread
    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
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    ROCKHOUNDS—From the left, Joseph McCullough, Sean Pagett and Jonathan McCullough peer through hand lenses to study rocks. The project is part of Morenci Elementary School’s summer camp that continues into August.

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