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Semi-trailer hits fire hydrant PDF Print
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:01 PM

A man driving a semi-trailer hit a city fire hydrant Tuesday night.

Octavio Alvarado Miranda, 39, of Lancaster, Pa., was exiting an entrance drive to 1601 Gressel Drive when he attempted to make a right turn and cut the turn short. Miranda struck the fire hydrant causing minor damage to the trailer undercarriage and to the fire hydrant.

No citations were issued.

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Sunday, February 09, 2014 9:48 PM

At approximately 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, officers were called to the 400 block of West Wayne Street on a complaint of a male trying to enter a residence. Upon arrival, officers located the male at a different residence trying to gain entry there as well. Officers made contact with the male, 51-year-old Larry Brincefield of Delphos. After speaking with Brincefield, it was found that he was highly intoxicated. He was transported to his residence and issued a citation for disorderly conduct by intoxication and given a warning to stay inside his residence for the remainder of the night. Brincefield will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court on that charge.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., officers received two calls of a male walking in the center of the roadway in the 700 block of South Main Street. Officers proceeded to that area and found that the male was Brincefield. It was also found that he had created a disturbance inside a business in the 600 block of South Main Street just prior to officers’ arrival. Brincefield was taken into custody and transported to the Allen County Jail. He will appear in Lima Municipal Court to face a charge of persistent disorderly conduct by intoxication.

Hit-skip leaves car damaged PDF Print
Sunday, February 09, 2014 9:47 PM

A car parked on Scott Street was hit sometime between 7 p.m. Saturday and 12:48 p.m. Sunday, when the damage was then found.

The vehicle, owned by Dustin Hesseling of Delphos, received damage to the left rear area.

The area around the car had been cleared by a snow blower so no tire tracks could be seen.

Driver backs into parked car PDF Print
Friday, February 07, 2014 9:24 PM

A man backed into a parked car in the Speedway parking lot on Fifth Street.

Paul Lehmkuhle, 77, of Fort Jennings started to back out of the gas station parking lot and struck a parked vehicle, the owner’s name was not listed in the report.

Both vehicles received light damage.

Woman claims to have been abducted, assaulted PDF Print
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 9:00 PM

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VAN WERT — Van Wert Police are investigating a reported possible abduction and felonious assault in Van Wert. The dispatch center took a call at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday from a woman who claimed that she had been held for more than 24 hours before she was able to escape.


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