Traffic stop nets several charges


Jesse G. Kindle, 32, of 380 S. Main St., Lakeview, was charged with driving under suspension and was issued a summons for having an open container in a vehicle after a traffic stop about 4:45 p.m. Saturday.

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office observed his vehicle in the area of State Route 720 and south Oak Street in Lakeview, and recognized the driver as someone who did not have a valid license.

During the traffic stop, deputies observed an open can of beer in the vehicle, and Mr. Kindle claimed ownership of the beer.

Mr. Kindle reported that he had given the vehicle’s owner, Tina Newland, 48, also of 380 S. Main St., a ride to work that day. Ms. Newland was issued a summons for wrongful entrustment to a non-licensed driver.

Teen transported after crash

Ryan A. Kauffman, 16, of Huntsville, was transported by Bellefontaine squad to Mary Rutan Hospital for possible injuries sustained in a crash about 8:25 a.m. Sunday.

Deputies responded to the crash in the 2700 block of County Road 11 near the entrance to Camp Willson. Ryan reportedly was operating a westbound car when he traveled off the right side of the road, striking a fence and a utility pole and then overturning into a ditch.

The crash reportedly caused some temporary power outages in the area. The car sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene. The driver was cited for failure to control.

• Matthew L. Smith, 48, of DeGraff, was cited for failure to control relating to a rollover crash about 7:50 a.m. Friday.

He reportedly was operating an eastbound car on County Road 13 just east of Township Road 46 when he drove off the left side of the road into a ditch and overturned. No injuries were reported.

• Michael A. Boyer, 45, of Rushsylvania, was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign following a crash about 2:50 p.m. Tuesday.

He reportedly was operating a westbound sport utility vehicle on County Road 37 when he failed to stop at the stop sign at County Road 39 and struck a southbound pickup operated by Randy K. Price, 31, of Huntsville.

No injuries were reported. Moderate damage was reported to both vehicles.