Drivers injured in crash

BellefontainePolice Patch

Both motorists were injured Wednesday in a 7:15 a.m. crash on Sandusky Avenue at West Street. 

Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department report Marcia Tate, 64, of Bellefontaine, was transported by a Bellefontaine squad to Mary Rutan Hospital for treatment of her injuries, while Cynthia Alexander, 55, of Bellefontaine, took herself to the hospital. 

Ms. Alexander was southbound on West Street and proceeded into the path of Ms. Tate’s westbound van. The Alexander sport utility vehicle was knocked into the porch of Peggy Roberts’ 713 W. Sandusky Ave. residence. 

Damage was heavy to the vehicles and minimal to the porch. Ms. Alexander was cited for a stop sign violation.

A photograph of the crash appeared in Wednesday’s edition of the Examiner.

Teens stopped with stolen items

Two teens were charged Wednesday with delinquency theft after they attempted to leave Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2281 S. Main St., with two airsoft pistols, paint pellets and a compressed air container.

John M. Messer Jr., 17, of 416 E. Sandusky Ave., and Austin E.R. Payne, 16, of 348 E. Sandusky Ave., Apt. 18, concealed the items in a backpack and were stopped around 4:45 p.m. trying to leave.

John was uncooperative with store personnel and threatened to harm them. Logan County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Deputy Jeff Cooper intervened and convinced the teen to go with store staff to the loss prevention office.

Both teens are on probation and both were lodged in the Logan County Juvenile Detention Center.