Created on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Three calls within a brief time frame Monday kept Russells Point Police busy, beginning with a reported burglary at the former BJ’s Drive Thru on west Main Street at Burkhart Avenue, where they discovered the back door pried open and items scattered inside.
Leads led officers to a home on Grand Avenue, where they found bottles resembling those taken from the locked building strewn about outside. The homeowner provided names of individuals who had attended a party at the home over the weekend.
Suspects were narrowed down to Phillip M. Klaas, 20, of 8573 State Route 366, and Cody M. Sloas, 20, of 11900 County Road 87, Lakeview. Both Klaas and Sloas allegedly bragged and made comments about the theft to other party guests, leading to their arrest. Both were charged with breaking and entering and lodged at the Logan County Jail.
During that investigation, officers were called to an injury crash at 246 N. Orchard Island Road, where the driver, Isaac Hurley, 31, of 125 Aiken St., was found unconscious behind the wheel after striking two trailers in Beatley’s Mobile Home Park.
Reports indicate Hurley was traveling south, went off the right side of the road and into the guard rail on Orchard Island Bridge, then back across the roadway into oncoming traffic and off the left side into several large bushes, before hitting a home at Lot 44 and coming to rest against another at Lot 43.
He was treated and released by an Indian Lake squad for possible injuries and/or medical causes for the crash.
The truck was towed from the scene. The case is being investigated as an OVI pending the results of a drug test submitted to by Hurley.
Indian Lake Joint Fire District assisted at the scene.
As they were concluding that investigation, police were called to a domestic dispute involving a possible assault at 526 Grand Ave. that ended in the arrest of Kelby Oakley, 40, of that address.
The alleged altercation between Oakley and his 17-year-old stepson became physical when the boy was struck in the face trying to separate his sister and Oakley, who was accused of swinging a wooden board at the youth before leaving with a friend. Oakley was later located at the friend’s home, charged with domestic violence and taken to jail.