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Busy Sunday morning for police

Melissa Topey • Aug 28, 2014 at 2:37 PM


It was all law enforcement officers on the scene early Sunday morning.

Sandusky police received a call that people were fighting on the Jet Express, which was still on the water about 10 minutes from the Jackson Street Pier.

When police arrived several people in a larger group were shouting and cursing in front of other people, that man was found to be Donovan Jackson, according to a police report. Chad Burdue was shouting back at Jackson. Passengers were indicating Burdue had been the problem on the boat, the report states.

Police unsuccessfully tried to calm Burdue down to talk to him.

Police charged Burdue with Disorderly Conduct while Intoxicated, according to the report.

Within minutes of clearing that scene another call came in.

This time it was from the Milan Road Bar and Grill at 1504 Milan Road.

The bar called to say they were closing and a large crowd had gathered outside the bar, according to a police report.

Sandusky police arrived to find the group in front of the bar. They were soon joined by Erie County Sheriffs deputies, the Ohio State Patrol and Perkins Police, the report states.

They announced over a public address system that everyone had to leave or be arrested.

This had little to no effect.

Erie County Sheriff Deputy Dan Orzech and K-9 “Butch” started to move into the crowd, according to the report.

A man, later identified as Chad Farrar, 35, 100 block Hunters Way, started to bark and yell at Butch.

Law enforcement allege Farrar did not stop harassing the dog when ordered to.

Police charged Farrar with harassing a police dog and with disorderly conduct.

Police said the crowd started to leave except for Jason Prophet who refused to leave.

“I ain't ******* going anywhere,” Prophet said according to the police report.

He also referenced the tense situation in Saint Louis and said “Its my constitutional right to riot,” according to the report.

Several people tried to get Prophet to calm down but when he continued police arrested him. They charged him with failure to disperse.

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