John C. Lamson, 32, of 5135 E. State Route 540, was charged Friday with having weapons under disability, improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug abuse instruments.
He was stopped at 11:35 p.m. for no front license plate at Speedway, 600 E. Sandusky Ave. His front seat passenger acknowledged possessing an open bottle of whiskey.
Officers investigated further and found two hypodermic needles on Lamson, one of which was loaded with methamphetamine. A loaded handgun and two other firearms were found inside the sport utility vehicle.
Officers noted Lamson is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Man lodged for criminal damaging
Derrik J. Trahan, 37, of Bellefontaine, was charged Saturday with criminal damaging. He allegedly broke a door and a window at 106 E. Court Ave. He was lodged in jail.
Man faces felony assault charge
David B. Ramos, 26, of Bellefontaine, was charged Sunday with felonious assault and possession of methamphetamine after he allegedly attacked Lindsey Santoya inside her 817 Heritage Court residence.
Officers were called at 3:35 p.m. and found Santoya at her apartment. She told them he came at her with a knife during an argument while she was in bed and she defended herself by punching him in the face and grabbing his testicles.
He fled in her maroon sport utility vehicle, she said.
Ramos was taken into custody at Aldi, 2175 S. Main St. He told officers Santoya was berating him and the argument turned physical. He said thhe had folding knife in his hand that came open by accident. He also told officers he had a satchel containing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the SUV.
He was lodged in jail.
Officers noted Santoya was uninjured in the incident and that she declined to provide a written statement or speak with a victim advocate.
Three charged after traffic stop
Three people were arrested Saturday for drug offenses after a 10:40 p.m. Saturday traffic stop at Sandusky and Garfield avenues.
Andrew J. Claybaugh, 33, of Urbana, was charged with tampering with evidence, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also was served a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear.
The driver, Delina J. Foy, 62, of Baxter, Tenn., was charged with illegal possession of prescription opioid and possession of drug paraphernalia
Stephanie N. Beair, 37, at large, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of marijuana.
Foy was stopped after making a turn from Elm Street onto Sandusky without signaling.
Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department found methamphetamine, paraphernalia used for abusing methamphetamine or crushed pills and pipes for smoking marijuana in searches of Foy’s pickup truck and of the three defendants.
Claybaugh admitted handing a dollar bill wrapped around a packet of methamphetamine to Beair during the stop.
All three were lodged in the Logan County Jail.
Officers locate suspect
Eliberto L. Deleon III, 32, of 439 Colton Ave., was taken into custody Monday on a warrant for failure to appear and charged with two counts of theft and two counts of vehicle trespassing.
At 4:50 a.m., officers responded to the area of Buckingham Avenue and Madriver Street on a report of a man entering parked vehicles.
Deleon was located near Patterson Avenue and detained on the warrant.
Officers found two cell phones and two smartwatches in his pockets. They also recovered $56 in cash and change from the suspect
Officers located two victims in the area, one of which accurately described the smart watches while the other said loose change was stolen from his vehicle.
He was lodged in jail.
Driver faces OVI charge
Brenden J. Bolt, 31, of 1608 County Road 29, was charged Sunday with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and or drugs. He was cited for a marked lanes violation.
An off-duty officer on his way to work reported Bolt appeared to be impaired while driving a pickup truck eastbound on State Route 47 west of the city.
He was stopped by an on-duty officer on patrol on west Sandusky Avenue and, upon contact, the officer noted an odor of alcohol coming from the motorist. His speech was slurred and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot, the officer reported.
Two other officers also observed indications Bolt was impaired by alcohol
Bolt refused to participate in field sobriety tests or provide a breathalyzer sample.
Citation issued for loose load
A truck driver was cited for having unsecured load after steel racks shifted and spilled out of the rear of his tractor-trailer rig on Main Street at Auburn Avenue around 9:55 a.m. Monday.
Officers found just one strap rated for 1,000-pound loads in the trailer.
The incident report did not clearly identify the driver.
Mother, daughter charged
Mary C. Rice, 71, and Tammy K. Rice, 44, both of 525 E. Brown Ave., were charged Sunday with domestic violence.
Officers learned the mother and daughter fought each other during an argument. Both had visible scratch marks.
The daughter was transported to jail and while en route, admitted possessing methamphetamine and it was concealed in her bra. A female corrections officer recovered the drugs which were seized as evidence.
She was charged with possession of methamphetamine.