Reporter's Notebook: Request for arrest warrant backfires

HURON Huron police received a call at 7 p.m., June 25, from a man wanting an arrest warrant for his
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010



Huron police received a call at 7 p.m., June 25, from a man wanting an arrest warrant for his girlfriend. When asked for his information, he told police he was a captain. When asked for his address, he stated he would call back tomorrow.

Eventually the man revealed his address on the 100 block of Center St., which turned out to be his girlfriend's home.

Police went to the residence and questioned her and the caller. She told police her boyfriend was passed out on her couch when she got home from work. He called the police when she asked him to leave.

Police took the man -- who, according to reports, appeared to be intoxicated -- to his residence, 400 block of Huron St., where he was advised to stay home for the evening.

-- Wayne Baker

Poppin' fresh dough leads to fight

At 12:17 p.m., July 7, Huron police arrived at the Rye Beach Shell station to investigate a complaint of a fight between two men at the gas pumps.

The altercation apparently had nothing to do with rising gas prices, as the men -- cousins on their way home to Baltimore, Md. -- told police the conflict was verbal, not physical, and they "were arguing over a biscuit."

-- Wayne Baker

Bad restroom etiquette

A 50-year-old Bellevue man told Sandusky police he was in a restroom stall at Shoreline Park on Thursday night when a 21-year-old Sandusky man looked under the stall at him. The older man asked the younger man what he was doing, to which the young man replied "nothing."

The older man did not wish to pursue charges, but police did speak with the younger man, telling him to not do this again.

-- Holly Abrams

Ingredients for vandalism

A 62-year-old man in the 500 block of McDonough St. complained of damage to his vehicle early Friday morning.

A large amount of what appeared to be beef stew was on the driver's side door. The man told police he heard someone running from the area prior to discovering the mess.

A baggie of brown substance and eggs also was on the windshield -- as was toilet paper.

-- Holly Abrams

He thought he could dance

A 62-year-old man in the 500 block of Dewitt Ave. told Perkins police Thursday that his vehicle was vandalized by a 24-year-old friend of his grandson.

The man said the friend was drinking in the yard near his vehicle the night before. He stood up to dance to a song on the radio and tripped over a concrete ledge, falling into the vehicle and denting the door.

-- Holly Abrams

Photographer won't take no for an answer

Katelyn McRitchie couldn't hide from justice -- or a Register photographer.

McRitchie was convicted Wednesday of inducing panic and falsification for fabricating a bomb threat against the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station last month. After she left the courtroom, an unidentified female friend of McRitchie blocked her face with papers and said she could not take pictures of McRitchie.

The photographer said, "You can't stop me from taking her picture" and got the photo anyway.

-- Jacob Lammers