Man charged in vehicle theft



Joshua A. Snyder, 32, at large, was charged Friday with theft of motor vehicle. On Thursday, Lester “Scott” Reule of Bellefontaine left his sport utility vehicle running and unattended at a gasoline pump around 8:30 a.m. at Speedway, 600 E. Sandusky Ave.

He came out of the store area to find it gone. It was soon recovered in the area on Bonnie Lane, but items were stolen from inside the SUV.

Friday around 8:25 p.m., an officer of the Bellefontaine Police Department stopped a female motorist who failed to obey a traffic control device at Heritage Drive and Ludlow Road.

Snyder was a passenger in the vehicle wearing clothes matching the suspect in surveillance footage from the Thursday theft. A records check revealed a Hardin County warrant for the suspect.

He was lodged in the Logan County Jail on the warrant and theft charge.

Alcohol a factor in three arrests

Hubert Paul Wells III, 33, of 125 1/2 W. Auburn Ave., was arrested today for assault and two counts of domestic violence.

Around 3:55 a.m., officers arrived at the residence and found the suspect intoxicated. He had punched holes in walls of the apartment and threw a radio at his wife, Crystal. It struck her on her left leg.

The suspect also allegedly harmed neighbors William V. Gambrel and Trinity L. Burton during his alcohol-fueled outburst at a party next door and in his apartment. He was lodged in jail.

• Montaia Heard, 23, of Springfield, was charged Saturday with public intoxication when she refused to leave La Palma Restaurant, 2201 S. Main St.

Officers arrived around 10:40 p.m. and they were told the suspect entered the bar area with friends and became belligerent. She was left behind.

She could not reach anyone to pick her up, so officers lodged her in jail.

• Chad M. Newland, 43, of 19943 Township Road 47, Belle Center, was arrested Friday for criminal trespass and two counts of assault.

Around 2:25 a.m., he allegedly walked into a women’s restroom at Comfort Inn, 260 Northview Drive. He was confronted by three women who told him to leave. He later threatened one and yanked the hair of the other two after they returned to the bar.

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