David J. Williams, 41, of 304 N. Park St., was charged Sunday with persistent disorderly conduct. Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department arrived at the residence around 12:40 a.m. to investigate a noise complaint and possible warrant for Williams.
Williams was uncooperative with officers after he came out and sat on the porch. He would not speak clearly and gave them a false first name. However, he would yell and curse clearly.
Once officers confirmed his identity with a woman at the residence, they check records and found Williams was not wanted on a warrant.
Williams, however, continued to be confrontational and belligerent toward officers.
He was arrested and lodged in the Logan County Jail.
Drivers face charges
Paul D. Ziegler, 29, of 500 Gunntown Road, Apt. B11, was charged Sunday with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. He also was issued traffic citations of having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle; weaving; failure to drive in the marked lanes of the road; driving on curb; a stop light violation; no operator’s license; and failure to reinstate driving privileges.
At 3:05 a.m., an officer traveling northbound on Main Street near Auburn Avenue observed a northbound car straddling a solid white lane dividing line before drifting to the right and nearly hitting a parked pickup truck.
The officer observed several more lane violations before the motorist turned eastbound on alley across from Powell Avenue and then south onto another alley to Williams Avenue. Ziegler then drove west to Main stopping well past the painted pavement stop bar before again heading north on Main.
A traffic stop was initiated north of Rush Avenue where Ziegler drove up onto a curb.
Upon contact, the officer noted a strong odor of alcohol while talking with Ziegler and other visible clues he had been drinking. He admitted as much and told the officer left his residence after a fight with his girlfriend to travel to his mother’s Kenton area home.
He declined to participate in field sobriety tests or chemical analysis tests.
An open, cold can of alcohol was found in the car.
• Jesse R. Fulmer, 36, of 507 N. Center St., Belle Center, was charged with illegal possession of prescription drugs after a 10:30 a.m. traffic stop Saturday.
An officer running radar in the 500 block of Eastern Avenue recorded Fulmer eastbound in a pickup truck traveling at 50 mph in a 25 mph zone. The officer pursued Fulmer out of the city limits onto County Road 10 and activated the his cruiser’s lights and sirens near Township Road 179. The officer traveled in excess of 100 mph to catch up with the pickup and began to close the gap in the 2600 block of C.R. 10. By the 3200 block, the officer was able to read the license plate and noted both the pickup and cruiser were traveling at 80 mph.
Fulmer abruptly came to a stop in the 3300 block, the officer reported. When asked why he did not stop sooner, Fulmer said he did not notice the emergency lights nor hear the siren.
He said he was late to his son’s powerlifting competition in Columbus and was looking at his cellular phone for directions. He admitted to speeding.
He was ordered out of the vehicle and searched, during which an officer found a metal container with five prescription only pain relievers. He admitted he did not have prescription for the pills.
Fulmer was taken into custody on the drug charge and issued traffic citations for speed, failure to comply with a peace officer and willful or wanton disregard of safety.