Rash of paintball vandalism reported

LoCoSheriffStar Dodds

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded Saturday to a number of complaints in the West Mansfield area and also in rural Bellefontaine related to houses and mailboxes had been damaged by suspect(s) shooting paintball guns overnight Friday.

Ina Warrick, 221 S. Main St., West Mansfield, said she found two splatters of paint on her residence, but no structural damage.

She reported that the damage occurred sometime between 10:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Also in West Mansfield, James A. Huffman, 261 S. Main St., reported that there were nine spots where paintballs had struck his home, and in one spot, a paintball created a hole in his vinyl siding. Similarly, his neighbor Shari Smith’s 295 S. Main St. home had been struck by paintballs and there were three holes in her siding, deputies observed.

Also at 4256 County Road 18, Bellefontaine, David Tanger reported there were several holes in his newly installed vinyl siding at the home caused by paintball guns. He said suspect(s) also left a bottle of wine in the yard.

Investigation continues.

OVI charge filed

Cameron N. Dyer, 54, of 820 Cretcher St., DeGraff, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs related to a traffic stop about 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies on patrol in the area of county roads 18 and 200 observed that his vehicle did not have a license plate light and also noticed that the defendant made several marked lane violations.

A traffic stop was initiated on County Road 43 at Township Road 198, and deputies observed the driver, Dyer, throw a clear liquid out of a vehicle window. When questioned by deputies about throwing out the liquid, he claimed it was water, but handed them a cup, which later tested positive for alcohol.

Signs of intoxication were observed, and Dyer refused to submit to field sobriety tests.

At the Logan County Jail, he also refused to take a blood alcohol content test.

Dyer also received a marked lanes citation.

Llamas on the lam

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