Man lodged for domestic violence



Miguel A. Medina Jr., 37, of 409 W. Columbus Ave., was arrested around 3 a.m. Tuesday with domestic violence.

He allegedly came home drunk and began arguing with his girlfriend, Poppy Dickinson, who wanted him to sleep on the couch. He allegedly grabbed her by the hair and held her against a wall.

Dickinson’s 18-year-old son, Rollan Ratleff, intervened to stop the assault and Medina attacked him grabbing him by the throat.

Medina was lodged in jail.


Pair charged with alcohol-related offenses

Jefferson Sherrick, 61, of 144 W. Township Road 199, and Cynthia Sherrik, 59, same address, each was issued citations for alcoholrelated charges following a 2:38 a.m. traffic stop Saturday on south Main Street near Kent Drive.

Officers on patrol observed a number of marked lanes violations, and an improper turn and initiated the stop.

Obvious signs of impairment were observed, and an open container was also found, which Cynthia admitted was beer. Jefferson was charged with OVI, and Cynthia was charged for the open container.

The couple was issued a summons, and released to a sober person.


Motorist cited for OVI

Jeff Fox, 47, of 340 Wren Ave., was issued citations for several charges including operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs following a traffic stop that occurred about 2:20 a.m. Sunday on south Detroit Street.

Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department on patrol reportedly observed the motorist commit a number of traffic violations including driving the wrong way on west Court Avenue.

He was argumentative during the stop, officers report, and initially refused orders to step out of the car, despite a distinct odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the van he was operating. He also reportedly swore at and cursed officers.

The suspect has a prior OVI conviction in 1993, and was also charged in 2016 with a charge of reckless operation that involved impaired driving.

In addition to OVI, he was charged with driving the wrong way on a one-way street, two stop sign violations and driving up on a curb.

He refused any blood-alcohol tests, and was released to a sober person.

Traffic stop yields drugs, paraphernalia


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