Briefly, July 20

Sex offense reported Tuesday

FOSTORIA — A 151 W. Fourth St. person requested to speak to an officer Tuesday afternoon, according to a Fostoria Police Department report.

Chief Keith Loreno of Fostoria Police Department said a person reported a sex offense and the incident was under investigation Thursday.

Further information was not available Thursday.

The incident was reported at 4:21 p.m.

Man pleads guilty to sex-related charge

A Lima man pleaded guilty to a sex-related charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom.

Shaquell L. Roberson, 22, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony, court records state.

The case was referred for a pre-sentence investigation.

Tiffin man admits thefts

A Tiffin man admitted he committed two thefts.

Kelby M. Fetro, 20, entered written pleas of guilty to two counts of theft, both fifth-degree felonies, during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom, court records state.

Kelbley sentenced him to three years of community control.

Fetro must undergo counseling, substance abuse rehabilitation and/or treatment as determined necessary; be evaluated and complete a substance abuse rehabilitation program through Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services as directed by Adult Parole Authority; and undergo random drug and/or alcohol urinalysis as directed by APA, court records state.

He also must pay restitution of nearly $2,800 with the co-defendant.

Tiffin woman pleads guilty

A Tiffin woman pleaded guilty to a drug charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom.

Tiffany L. Shaffer, 28, pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

Shuff sentenced her to three years of community control, subject to the intensive supervision and control of the Seneca County drug intensive probation officer, court records state.

Shaffer must serve 105 days in Seneca County Jail, with credit for 102 days served; complete a substance abuse rehabilitation assessment and treatment program through Rigel Recovery Services; complete any other counseling program as directed by the probation officer; and undergo drug and/or alcohol urinalysis three times a week as directed by the probation officer, they state.

Man pleads guilty

An Upper Sandusky man pleaded guilty to a drug charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom.

Brandt K. Raymond, 29, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, court records state.

The case was referred for a pre-sentence investigation report.

Tiffin man admits cocaine trafficking

A Tiffin man pleaded guilty to a drug charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Donald L. Angel Jr., 36, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of trafficking in cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, court records state.

The case was referred for a pre-sentence investigation.

Woman admits community control violation

An Oak Harbor woman admitted she violated the terms of her community control.

Sarah Mullholand, 24, admitted the violation during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Kelbley continued her community control and ordered her to continue treatment and undergo counseling, substance abuse rehabilitation and/or treatment as determined necessary, court records state.

Man admits violation

A Sandusky man admitted he violated terms of his intervention in lieu of conviction.

Christopher N. Brant, 32, admitted the violation during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Kelbley revoked his intervention in lieu of conviction, court records state.

Brant entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of burglary, a fourth-degree felony, and is to be evaluated by CROSSWAEH’s intake coordinator, they state.

Expect some road closures

Seneca County travelers could face detours or delays this week and through the remainder of summer.

According to an Ohio Department of Transportation release, culvert replacement work is to begin Monday on SR 587, closing the road between West US 224 and West TR 100.

Detours include US 224 and SR 53.

The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the week.

ODOT also announced a pavement widening project on SR 635 beginning Aug. 1 and lasting about a month. The road is to be closed between SR 18 and CR 592.

Detours include SR 18, US 224, SR 53 and CR 592.

Three other ODOT projects are expected to continue through September, including:

• Resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation and culvert replacement on SR 101. The project is to make lane restrictions possible between the east Tiffin Line and CR 38.

• Resurfacing on SR 19 making lane restrictions possible between the east Republic line and SR 228.

• Resurfacing on SR 18 which could mean lane restrictions between SR 19 and CR 32.

• Bridge repairs on SR 18, closing the bridge on the road between North TR 77 and CR 21.

All work is weather permitting.

Drivers reminded to focus on road

FREMONT — During July, the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol is continuing its focus on reminding drivers to keep their eyes and focus on the road while driving in an effort to reduce serious injury and fatal traffic accidents.

According to a release, the number of fatal accidents due to distracted drivers nearly doubled from 2016 to 2017. In 2017, there were 13,997 accidents in Ohio that had a reported distraction which resulted in 51 fatal accidents.

The release states that sending or receiving a text message takes a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, which is equivalent to driving the length of a football field when traveling 55 mph.

Ohio law bans all electronic wireless communication device usage for drivers younger than 18 and texting while driving is illegal for all drivers as a secondary offense, the release states.

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