Reporter's Notebook

SANDUSKY Just a chopper doing its job It's a bird, it's a plane ...
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010



Just a chopper doing its job

It's a bird, it's a plane ... it's the cable company. Maybe.

Reports of low-flying helicopters hovering over Huron surfaced last week as curious residents called to see if there was a possible crisis in the air.

Police said the choppers most likely belonged to the cable company, which was busy checking on transmission lines.

There were no reports of military action or an aircraft in trouble from the FAA.

--Wayne Baker


A McCartney Road man couldn't take it anymore.

Sandusky police were called on June 24 to a residence in the 5300 block where a man was walking around with a flashlight and yelling at about 10 p.m.

Police arrived to check his well-being and the 68-year-old man informed the officer he was killing spiders.

The man told police he was "yelling because he got upset there were so many on his house."

Police advised a report would be on file about the incident.

-- Holly Abrams

Walk softly and carry a big snake

On June 10 at Breakwater Beach, Huron police responded to a complaint about a woman walking the cottage area carrying a large snake on her shoulders.

Turns out, a nearby male resident owns two boa constrictors and was letting his female acquaintance walk around with it.

He was also on the verge of getting evicted from his apartment because of his oversized pets.

-- Wayne Baker

Poke a dog enough, it will bite

During a Perkins Township Trustee meeting June 23, fired township highway worker Ronald Yost told trustees he has had enough harassment from his former boss, Daryel Sternberg.

Sternberg had flipped Yost off in April, though not acting as an agent of the township within the city of Sandusky limits.

"You get to poke someone with a stick so many times before they bite back," Yost said.

Trusteee Tom Pascoe agreed.

"It's tough to feed a dog when he's biting," Pascoe said.

-- Molly Linn

Police rounds highlights

Every profession has its slow days. Even on quiet nights, area law enforcement will share a laugh with reporters about the unusual, if not newsworthy, events of the day.

During routine police calls on June 29, the Port Clinton police reported the welcome arrival of a new vacuum cleaner.

A fair in Willard meant good food for everyone in attendance. Officers confessed that they couldn't enjoy the funnel cakes because of the imminent threat that their partner would blow the powdered sugar all over their dark uniforms.

-- Jennifer Grathwol