Eliberto L. Deleon III, 34, of 701 N. Main St., was charged Monday with felony theft and 11 counts of criminal trespassing.
Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department responded at 3:50 a.m. to the 213 W. Williams Ave. and spoke with Pam Magyar who found her car’s glove box open and a wallet containing her identification missing.
Shoe prints in the snow led away from her car and officers followed the meandering prints to multiple parked vehicles. At each vehicle, it appeared the suspect tried to find unlocked doors.
The shoe prints continued to Detroit Street and then north and throughout the area until ending at 701 N. Main. Officers knocked on the door but there was no response. However, they observed Deleon step out of a room only to retreat after an officer used his flashlight to illuminate the suspect.
The homeowner, Ronald Burton, was contacted by dispatchers and he responded to the door. He was shown the shoe prints and immediately identified the owner, Deleon, who had again exited his room, this time wearing a different shirt.
He acknowledged he was recently released from prison and was on parole. Officers were able to recover shoes from the residence with a sole pattern match the shoe prints found outside Magyar’s car and 10 other vehicles that were entered during the night.
He was lodged in the Logan County Jail.
• Ashley L. Gallimore, 31, of 8890 Township Road 239, Lot 54, Lakeview, was charged with theft Jan. 12.
Walmart store security confronted Gallimore after she allegedly took more than $140 in merchandise while an employed at the 2281 S. Main St. She admitted to stealing food items, clothing and other goods and was issued a summons.
Motorists face OVI charges
Melissa A. Millis, 35, of 208 Tupper St., West Liberty, was charged Friday with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and endangering children after an 11 p.m. traffic stop Friday.
An officer on patrol in the downtown observed a southbound car which traveled over the center line of Main Street and then drift right in the angled parking spaces along the street. More lane violations were observed before the officer initiated a stop in the 2100 block of south Main.
Once stopped in a parking lot, the officer approached the car and began talking with Millis who reported she was on her way home from her sister’s house and birthday celebration. The officer noted her eyes were bloodshot and watery and her speech was slurred along with an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle.
Her husband, William, and their two children, ages 11 and 9, were in the car so the officer instructed Millis to exit the vehicle.
Field sobriety tests indicated she was impaired by alcohol and she was taken into custody.
William Millis, who told officers he was battling pneumonia and was having trouble breathing prior to the stop, was able to drive himself and the children home.
The motorist provided a breathalyzer sample which was recorded at 0.131. She was issued a traffic citation for a marked lanes violation.
• Dillon T. Harrington, 20, of 13999 Ironwood Ave., Lakeview, was charged with OVI when he was stopped at 1:55 a.m. Saturday.
An officer on patrol observed Harrington fail to stop for a stop sign at Troy Road and Lake Avenue. The officer followed Harrington and noted he was traveling faster than the posted speed limit in two separate zones before initiating a stop on Sandusky Avenue at Limestone Street.
Upon contact, the officer noted a strong odor of burnt marijuana and asked about marijuana in the vehicle. Harrington acknowledged there was marijuana drug paraphernalia and remnants of marijuana in the car.
The officer observed the motorist’s eye pupils were extremely dilated which is consistent with marijuana use. An office certified as a drug recognition expert arrived on the scene and conducted field sobriety tests.
Harrington was taken into custody based on observations from the tests. At the police department, he provided a urine sample for laboratory testing.
Prior to his release to a sober person, he was issued a summons for possession marijuana drug paraphernalia and traffic citation for a stop sign violation.