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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 9:33 PM

At 4:33 p.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to the 600 block of East Sixth Street for a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, officers met with both parties involved. After speaking with both parties, it was determined that the two would separate for the night until things calmed down.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 9:25 PM

At 10:52 p.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to a possible domestic disturbance in the 700 block of West Third Street. Upon officers’ arrival, the situation was under control and the parties agreed to separate for the night. At 12:46 a.m. on Friday, officer’s returned to the residence due to the suspect still contacting the victim. The victim told officers that a protection order would be sought. Later that day, officers proceeded to that residence to assist Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office in serving the protection order on the suspect, 35-year-old Eric Hershey. Moments later, one of the stipulations of the protection order was violated; therefore, officers located Hershey and placed him under arrest for violation of a protection order. Hershey was transported to the Van Wert County Jail and will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court on the charge.

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Thursday, December 05, 2013 9:00 PM

At 6:01 p.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to Dollar General in reference to a shoplifting complaint. Upon arrival, officers met with the store manager who stated that he observed a female subject concealing items inside her purse. The manager then confronted the suspect and she returned the items and left the store before officers’ arrival. Officers reviewed the video surveillance and are currently seeking the suspect for questioning.


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Wednesday, December 04, 2013 9:00 PM

At 7:25 p.m. Nov. 26, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of North State Street in reference to a domestic violence complaint. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim and found that the suspect had left the scene. After further investigation, probable cause was found to arrest the suspect, Travis VanDyke. At the time of the report, officers were unable to locate VanDyke therefore a warrant was issued for his arrest. On Friday, VanDyke was taken into custody and transported to the Van Wert County Jail without incident.

Thirteen lives lost on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving holiday PDF Print
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 9:11 PM

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COLUMBUS - Provisional numbers released Monday by the Ohio State Highway Patrol show there were 13 people killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving holiday, which is two below the four-year average. During the reporting period, which began at midnight Nov. 27 and ran through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, 13 people were killed in 11 crashes. This is an increase from last year, when 12 people were killed in nine fatal crashes


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