Suspect crashes in Columbus

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Sean M. Gregory, 33, of Newport, Tenn., was charged with breaking and entering and receiving stolen property as officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department investigate a break-in at the 1600 S. Main St. offices for Champaign Residential Inc. and Enterprise Car Rental.

Around 9 a.m. Wednesday, employees discovered the break-in. Entry was through a broken window on the building’s northside after the electrical service and telephone lines were pulled from the building. 

A camera, key box and change from a jar were stolen from Champaign Residential and a safe box was found open in the Enterprise office. A credit card and $2.50 was missing.

Columbus police apprehended the suspect after a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 around 7:40 a.m.

They found the suspect unresponsive in the car and a syringe with suspected heroin residue fell from his lap when he was moved from the vehicle.

Paramedics at the scene administered four doses of Narcan to revive the suspect and staff at Mt. Carmel Hospital West used two more doses.

He was treated, cleared medically and released to Columbus police who charged him with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. 

Inside the vehicle were numerous items including uniforms for a Logan County Jail corrections officer and member of the Tri-Valley Fire Department. The victim reported a break to his garage at his property along County Road 1.

Driver faces OVI charge

Timothy G. Cerwinsky, 51, of 1808 County Road 1, was charged Thursday with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and cited for failure to drive in the marked lanes of the road, failure to control and speeding.

Around 1:25 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a sport utility vehicle run over the curb as it was driven northbound from 68 Grill, 1141 S. Main St. The motorist drove outside his lane of travel while slowing to turn eastbound on Lake Avenue.

The officer followed and observed the motorist zigzag repeatedly in his lane and speed up to 35 mph in a 25-mph zone.

Additional marked lanes violations were observed before the officer initiated a stop on Colton Avenue near Ludlow Road.

Upon detecting an odor of alcohol while talking with the motorist, the officer initiated a series of field sobriety tests.

Those tests indicated the motorist was impaired and he taken into custody. Breathalyzer samples came back at just over 0.20.

He was released to a sober relative.

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