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Police dispatcher on leave after weekend crash

A Bellefontaine Police Department dispatcher has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal review of a traffic crash around 12:05 a.m. Sunday.

Chief Brandon Standley confirmed Tuesday the crash involved Cindy Padgitt, 58, a 29 1/2-year employee.

The crash occurred at 312 Belle Meadows Drive, according to police dispatch logs.

Officers, following departmental guidelines, referred the crash investigation to troopers of the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Post Commander Lt. Molly Clemens said today the report has yet to be completed as the trooper who handled the call is off duty until Monday.

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