Minor, adult charged after car theft; questioned for more crimes

A 16-year-old boy driving a stolen vehicle was arrested after he fled from a traffic stop early Wednesday morning in the area of Circular and Ann streets.

Lt. Mark Marquis of the Tiffin Police Department said police had received a report that a vehicle was stolen from a CR 36 residence. Shortly after receiving the report from the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, an officer located the vehicle westbound on Coe Street. He attempted to stop the vehicle when the driver stopped abruptly and fled the scene.

The passenger, Cory D. Williams, 18, of Tiffin, was detained, Marquis said. He has been charged with receiving stolen property and possession of criminal tools.

After identifying the driver as a 16-year-old male, he was later located and taken into custody, Marquis said. He is currently being held at the Seneca County Youth Center on charges of retaining stolen property and obstruction of official business.

According to Tiffin Police reports, the vehicle owner, who had reported the vehicle stolen to the sheriff’s office at 3:14 a.m., was contacted to pick it up.

Reports indicate the vehicle was a green Chevrolet Lumina.

Marquis said Williams, the boy and two other individuals may be connected to additional crimes that occurred outside of the city. He said the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is investigating those crimes, which include reports of criminal damaging, theft and receiving stolen property.

According to Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, an abandoned pick-up truck that was believed to be stolen was located in a field in the 3000 block of East CR 36.