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Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:23 AM

Sixteen individuals appeared in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court for arraignment on indictments issued by the Van Wert County Grand Jury which met last week.  
All defendants appeared to enter pleas before Magistrate Joseph E. Quatman as Judge Charles Steele is out of town. 
Two individuals involved in the cultivation of marijuana in the Hartsock Road area in August were arraigned on indictments charging them with Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana a felony of the third degree. 
The Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department conducted an investigation after receiving a tip that the individuals were growing marijuana at the Hartsock Road property. Eighty-seven plants were seized by the Sheriffs Department at the completion of the investigation. 
Brandi Myers, 24, Willshire, and Glenn Duvall, 36, Willshire, both entered not guilty pleas to the indictments. 
Myers and Duvall were released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 28.
Two of three individuals indicted for the July arson of a crane used at a site of the construction of a windmill entered not guilty pleas to indictments charging them each with one count of breaking and entering, a fifth degree felony; and each with two counts of vandalism, fourth-degree felonies. 
Dustin Gamble, 20, Haviland, and Kyle Beech, 21, Van Wert, both entered not guilty pleas to the charges in the indictments and were released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 28. 
A third person indicted has not yet been taken into custody. 
Assistant Van Wert County Prosecuting Attorney Martin D. Burchfield told the court that the damage to the property destroyed was near $500,000.
A  Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department investigation alleges that three individuals were responsible for the damages to the crane and other expensive lighting equipment at the windmill construction site. 
Kristopher T. Markley, 28, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with illegal cultivation of marijuana, a felony of the second degree. 
Markley was arrested after a Van Wert City Police Department investigation led to the seizure of marijuana growing along with equipment used in the cultivation of marijuana from the South Avenue residence where Markley was living. 
Markley was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 28. 
Garrett Dienstberger, 26, Delphos, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of burglary, a felony of the second degree. 
According to a Delphos Police Department investigation, Dienstberger allegedly entered a home on West Fifth Street at which time a cross-bow was taken. 
Dienstberger was ordered held on a $150,000 bond with a 10-percent privilege.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 21. 
John  Snavely, 45, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to charge of complicity to commit theft from elderly, a felony of the fifth degree, released on $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 28.
Nicholas K. Wheeler, 26, Van Wert, charge of Burglary, a felony of the second degree, not guilty plea was entered. 
Assistant County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Taylor asked for a high cash bond given that the alleged crime was the burglary of a home and that Wheeler had a previous record.  
Bond was set at $150,000 cash with a pretrial hearing scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 21. 
Gregory Mitchener, 39, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of Burglary a fourth degree felony.  
Mitchener was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond and will be on electronic monitored house arrest. 
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 21. 
Michael A. Wooten, 28, Ohio City, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with Theft From an Elderly Person a felony of the fifth degree. 
Wooten was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 28. 
Ronald T. Haiber, 50, Lima, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with Violating a Protection Order a felony of the fifth degree. 
Haiber was ordered held on a $25,000 cash bond with a ten percent privilege. 
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 28. 
Michelle Densel, 32, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging her with Theft From an Elderly Person a felony of the fourth degree. 
Densel was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 28.
De’Laquan D. McCleskey, 21, Dayton, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with one count of Trafficking In Heroin a felony of the fourth degree, one count of Possession of Heroin a felony of the fifth degree and one count of Possession of Cocaine a felony of the fifth degree.
De’Laquan was ordered held on a $50,000 cash bond with a ten percent privilege. 
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 21.
Ryan Homier, 31, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of aggravated burglary, a felony of the first degree.   
According to a Van Wert City Police Department Homier allegedly entered into a North Chestnut Street home where a person at the residence was injured. 
The assistant Van Wert County prosecuting attorney asked for a high-cash bond given the seriousness of the crime.   
Bond was set at $250,000 cash with a pretrial hearing scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 21. 
Erik Lehmkuhle, 30, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with telecommunications harassment, a felony of the fifth degree. 
The assistant Van Wert County prosecuting attorney asked for a cash bond since there were threats of violence made.  
Lehmkuhle was ordered held on a $25,000 cash bond with a ten percent privilege.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 21.
Robert J. Olszewski, 43, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with having a weapon while under disability, a felony of the third degree; endangering  children, a felony of the third degree; and the illegal cultivation of marijuana, a felony of the fourth degree. 
Olszewski was ordered held on a $200,000 cash bond with a 10-percent privilege.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept, 21.

 

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