Sandusky police list errors that led to Cole's name in police report

SANDUSKY In a Dec. 23 police report, the Sandusky Police Department said they arrested a cocaine dea
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May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

In a Dec. 23 police report, the Sandusky Police Department said they arrested a cocaine dealer at Diedre Cole's house, and Cole, a former city commission candidate, witnessed the arrest.

But department officials admitted this week neither of those statements is true.

Acting police Chief Charlie Sams said the erroneous information resulted from "sloppy police work" by Det. Eric Costante, the arresting officer.

Sams said Costante didn't talk to any of the witnesses -- a violation of the department's policy -- and assumed one of them was Cole.

"He thought he knew Diedre Cole," Sams said. "When he saw the lady in that room, he thought it was her and he put it in the report."

Sams also said a clerical error led to the police report incorrectly identifying the house as Cole's.

Cole, who met with Sams and interim city manager Don Icsman earlier this week to discuss the situation, said the report shocked and angered her.

"I informed Charlie Sams we don't pay our officers to assume," Cole said.

She also said the officer's explanation didn't sit well with her. She said all black people "must look alike."

"I ran for city commissioner for Christ's sake," Cole said, adding she and Costante have met before. "It's ridiculous. My picture was in the paper for sixth months straight. If that's an example of our police department and their efforts, I'm terribly sorry, but we have some corrections that need to be made and made immediately."

According to the report, at 5 p.m. Dec. 23, three police officers spotted Sylvester Ford, a known criminal with outstanding warrants, leaving 907 Hancock St.

When the police identified themselves, Ford ran back into the home. The police entered with guns drawn to find Ford standing in the laundry room with Cole and an "unknown female," the report says.

Sams said Costante never interviewed the witnesses, which is why he failed to identify one woman and incorrectly identified the other as Cole.

Cole found out about the police report Christmas night, when a Register reporter found it and contacted her. She said she's "lucky" someone noticed it.

"I live in public housing," Cole said. "If Metro would have gotten hold of that, I would have been evicted. There's a no-strike policy. ... I would have been exonerated, but I would have had to go through public humiliation."

Costante issued a supplemental police report Monday stating Cole wasn't present, but that another black woman, Mary Sanders, witnessed the arrest. It was she he mistook for Cole.

Costante also wrote 907 Hancock St. doesn't exist, and the arrest actually took place at 905 Hancock St.

"It was difficult to identify the numbers of the residence due to there being none displayed," Costante wrote.

Cole lives at 807 Hancock St., four houses from where the arrest occurred. Sams said someone in data entry at the police department must have seen 907 Hancock St. in the police report, and Cole's listed address of 807 Hancock St. in their computer, and assumed one of the addresses was wrong.

So the data-entry person changed Cole's address to 907 Hancock St., which is why the report identifies the home as Cole's.

"We're trying to figure out who switched that," Sams said. "That takes a little more work to figure out how that happened."

Costante received an oral reprimand for the incident and will undergo refresher training for "basic investigative procedures," Sams said. He will also be reassigned for two weeks to season(ed) detectives to learn from their tutelage.

An oral reprimand is a Step 2 disciplinary action, according to the Sandusky Police Department's labor contract.

Sams said the department can skip disciplinary steps if it's deemed necessary, "but we thought an oral reprimand was a good place to start."

Costante received counseling this fall from his supervisor, a Step 1 disciplinary action, for "cutting procedural corners" during an arrest, Sams said. His personnel file did not reflect that discipline. Sams couldn't immediately recall which corners Costante cut.

Costante joined the police department in March 2007. In September he became the department's G.R.E.A.T officer, which stands for Gang Resistance Education Awareness Training. The G.R.E.A.T officer speaks to school students about the perils of gangs.

As the G.R.E.A.T officer, Costante received a promotion to detective, so he could share his gang expertise with the narcotics unit.

Cole, the top vote-getter not elected in the November city commission race, could become a commissioner as early as March if fired police Chief Kim Nuesse is reinstated.

During the campaign season, Cole criticized the department for the way the city and department treated Nuesse.

Sams said Costante's mistake wasn't an attempt to discredit Cole and wasn't intentional in any way.

"I don't believe at all this was intentional," Sams said. "I think it was sloppy police work and a mistake we don't accept, and we want him to be better than that, and we believe he wants to be better than that."

Comments

Dr Fill

Darkhorse said: "Hmmmm, are the good old boys up to no good?"

Is there ANY doubt what-so-ever?

Det. Eric Costante should be fired immediately! Impropriety cannot be tolerated. A reprimand on the sloppiness of his work is a complete cover up for the real offense.

If Charlie Sams thinks, for a New York second, that he can get away with that, he should also be fired!

Captain Gutz

Maybe it's not that all black people "must look alike.", but all obese people?

Mum-of-One

So not only do we have a police officer making up details we also have a data entry person making up details also. Lets hope the officer involved is not promoted again, I don't think we need him to share any more of his "expertise" with us.

sus804

the officer admittedly erred, but cole says "i ran for city commissioner for Christ's sake." sounds like a real classy lady, someone i would certainly want as my commissioner if the other becomes chief again. glad i live in perkins, nice piece of voting last november, sanduskians...

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wheresyourpride

wow it's nice to know she lives in public housing. She has time for everything except to go find a job and support herself. I was watching the tv show street court. A lady on there was complaining about her metro home how it wasn't good enough for her. then she made the comment ive been on metro for 18 years. WTF 18 years! Taxpayers have been paying your rent for 18 years thats insane. Again must be nice to sit on your butt and get your rent paid. btw Are we really surprised by SPD. Does anyone remember the girl scout cookie incident?

devilsadvocate

1. I wouldn't recognize her or any of the other candidates who ran for office? Does running for office make you an instant recognizable celebrity?
2. Metro housing? I thought she had a job or something? What qualifications did she have? Don't remember that being mentioned.

Wes Poole

Two years as a policeman and he's our gang expert with a promotion to detective? We can cut this position to save money.

Vester

People can live on Metro Housing and work too. Lots of folks have to do this. To even suggest that Ms. Cole doesn't have a job, maybe she doesn't, but most people on Metro have jobs, low income jobs.
Sandusky Police doing their standard investigating procedures. They have some good officers, but NO leadership. They need to get rid of the rest of the "Good ole boy" network in this town.

cam

Are you kidding me? Metro housing? She ran for public office saying she would be one of the ones to get the city on track, budget and all. I guess we should have voted her in. Then maybe we could have got more gov grant money and more gov money in gerneral. Why? This woman knows how to play the system already. What a shame on the police for bad work ethic again. But what a shame on Cole. She ran around for 6 months as she said her picture was in the paper and at that time our tax money helped her. She is no diffrent then the police on ethics.

CountryCowboy

Cole was super good at mentioning Jesus Christ at any point in her campaign when it was the time or place to discuss merits, experience, qualifications or training. Now it is time to see if her same Jesus is a man of forgiveness or frivolous lawsuits.

Mr. Info

She not only has a job, she owns her own successful small business. I think it's called "Intimate Scents." But whether your rich, poor, black, white, Hispanic, fat or skinny, the police shouldn't be linking you with cocaine dealers if it isn't true. That's about as bad of a mistake as you can make.

Breaking News

If she got appointed, wouldn't she be double dipping from taxpayer money?

"I ran for city commish for Christ sakes" - hilarious line, I wonder if she yells that when her McDonald's drive thru order is taking a bit longer than usual.

Taxpayer

Det. Constante will NEVER get fired. He is covered under UNION protection. That is why YOU are outraged he gets a slap on the wrist and back to business as USUAL. How does it feel?? How would YOU like to have YOUR name in a police report because someone SPECULATED you looked like someone? Would looking in the SR and seeing YOUR name or YOUR picture shock YOU? Cole is right about government section 8 housing. That is why all the thugs just "stop by" or "visit" while living in a taxpayer assisted residence. So the usual "procedure" is to "reprimand" the officer with "counseling" and having him work with experienced officers??? So WHO trained him in the first place?? Experienced officers?? Sounds like it was swept under the carpet until someone FOUND it. It is NOT Sam's fault. The PEOPLE of the city have allowed the FOP to bargin for MORE money for MORE failure and to constantly protect all the problem children of SPD. I am sure you could name a few star personnel that have been allowed to keep their job and almost deplete the legal defense fund of the UNION.

Nostradamus

Re: Mr. Info

Not trying to be negative here, but how sucessful could the business possibly be with her still having to live off of Metro?

That'd be like NASA flying the shuttle from Cleveland to Detroit and then saying they had a "sucessful" space mission.

Completely unrelated to the story, but it's getting pretty old watching people work the system with welfare, metro, and other government assisted programs. How hard is it to implement a drug testing guideline that in order to recieve benefits you are drug tested at random intervals.

Darkhorse

Someone needs to be explain how Constante made detective in two years (hired from the outside) over the officers that have years in on the police force trying to obtain rank through testing and working themselves up the ladder. So much for the union protecting your rights when ranking. How does Constante make rank of detective and make a huge error such as this one?

Bess

This report is about a Sandusky policeman observing a black woman at the site of a disturbance, attaching a name without identifying the person in question, and then the officer or worse, a clerk, changing the address of the disturbance. I would conclude that this is more than “sloppy” police work as the acting police chief described it. I would call it fraudulent. If this officer is capable of such action he should be dismissed. If the acting police chief is not capable of such analysis then he should be dismissed as well.

The dismissal should hold whether the person named is a public figure or private citizen. The dismissal should hold whether the person named is rich or poor, black or white, etc. I believe any blogger here would be incensed if he/she found their name in a police report and he/she was nowhere close to the incident reported. It wouldn’t matter if you lived on Columbus Avenue or in McArthur Park.

This makes me wonder how many errors are in police reports and how many others have been wrongly named for the convenience of the police department. The police department doesn’t appear to take this too seriously.

Anonymous

Ms. Cole needs to stop thinking that she is instantly recognizable and using the Lord's name in vane. If she knew Christ, she wouldn't be talking like that in the first place.

Then, all parties involved need to remember the NEVER assume rule because it makes an a s s out of u & me, not me specifically, I'm just writing it.

Fireside

Who was the data entry person? Seems were condeming everyone but this nameless person. Another FOP member by chance?

unreal

I just love how the register can write an article and not get all of the facts about it. Hey, SR why not just ask SPD for the details of the report showing, who wrote it, who approved it, and WOW- how about anyone who made a change on it. Don't play the blame game, get the facts. Wouldn't this make your article a lot shorter and more accurate. WOW that is simple isn't it. I am not blaming anyone: The officer should have been more thorough in his report and Cole should have been more concerned about he City of Sandusky's image than to give fodder to the SR. If people would stop running to the SR and quit the negative comments on the blogs this community would be so much better off.

Julie R.

Typical of the high school thug games that Sandusky and Erie County play. This intentional error will now be labeled as the county's favorite of "oh gee, this was an honest mistake." The Erie County courts play this incorrect address crap, too.

trucker

Why does things always have to become racial:??

Quote"All Black People Must Look Alike"

trucker

and yes i must agree with everyone else.
Metro and Obese????
I thought these people were poor?
I quess potato chips cost less than a granola bar.
Walking is free, sit n watch cable not!
Water is cheap, pop is not!
A job.. very interesting?
Just enough to get by and still qualify???
very interesting.
Definite system player!!
I smell a lawsuit

Bess

Trucker I am so glad I don't know you I would be oh so tempted to rap you up against the side of the head to shake up your brain.
Trucker. A system player??? Your implication is those who have little, insure they continue to have little, so they can receive just a little from government programs. Get a grip man. There are citizens all over this country looking for work, and those who would be looking for a better job stay quietly satisfied with what they currently enjoy. To believe the poor, homeless, and hungry want to remain in their position is beyond ignorance.

bored reader

"I ran for city commissioner for Christ's sake," Cole said, adding she and Costante have met before. "It's ridiculous. My picture was in the paper for sixth months straight. If that's an example of our police department and their efforts, I'm terribly sorry, but we have some corrections that need to be made and made immediately."
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Surely, she didn't actually run for "Christ's sake". He died for her sake. Yes, some corrections need to be made. That's only one of them.

Yadayadayada

Get rid of this pretender police chief. You had a good one, she was elected to the city commission after this screw up was appointed.
As for this whole incident , it appears racism, and incompetence are both doing very well in the Sandusky Police Dept.
Sad it is........

bored reader

If she has a job AND a successful business, why are taxpayers paying her rent? Is the successful business unreported income? Tired of moochers living off the rest of us. Now the city will have ANOTHER lawsuit to pay for. Glad I don't live in the city.

Chung Lee

It appears she has been introduced to the Sandusky PO PO so they should know who she be:

10 Concerning: Cole, Diedre
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 01/13/2000
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: CVF0000109
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: MONEY ONLY
Case Type: Civil
11 Concerning: Cole, Diedre
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 03/21/2008
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: CVI0800680
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: UNPD TAXES
Case Type: Small Claims
12 Concerning: Cole, Diedre
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11/05/2009
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: CVG0902725
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: FORCIBLE ENTRY
Case Type: Civil
13 Concerning: Cole, Diedre Y
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 02/01/2000
Arr. Agency: SPK Case #: TRD0000634
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: A C D A
Case Type: Traffic
14 Concerning: Cole, Diedre Y
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 09/20/2004
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TR0405394
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: PARKING TICKET
Case Type: Traffic
15 Concerning: Cole, Diedre Y
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06/28/2006
Arr. Agency: OSP Case #: TRD0603009
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: UNSAFE VEH
Case Type: Traffic
16 Concerning: Cole, Diedre Y
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 04/14/1998
Arr. Agency: ODNR Case #: CRB9801630
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: NO FISH LICENSE
Case Type: Criminal
17 Concerning: Cole, Diedre Y
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/26/1998
Arr. Agency: SPK Case #: CRB9805583A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: PASS BAD CHECK
Case Type: Criminal
18 Concerning: Cole, Diedre Y
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/26/1998
Arr. Agency: SPK Case #: CRB9805583B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: PASS BAD CHECK
Case Type: Criminal
19 Concerning: Cole, Diedre Y
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/26/1998
Arr. Agency: SPK Case #: CRB9805583C
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: PASS BAD CHECK
Case Type: Criminal
20 Concerning: Cole, Diedre Y
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/21/1998
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TRD9807758
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: 40/25 SPEED
Case Type: Traffic
21 Concerning: Cole, Diedre Y.
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 12/21/2001
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: CVE0102993
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: AUTO ACCIDENT/P
Case Type: Civil

goofus

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Anonymous

That officer should be fired ! Rightfully so. Ms Coles character was tarnished as a result his lack of training. Who cares if he's protected by the UNION or not, he should be up for dismissal,I'm sure the bargaining unit would agree. He just cost the CITY yet another law suit. If I were her I'd be contacting me a civil attorney ASAP. She has a good case !!!!As far as her living conditions and her assistance with METRO, its irrelevant to what she had to go through as a tax paying citizen. It's degrading for her to be publicized based upon her financial hardship.The economy has forced many of us to live in a poverty state. Whats wrong with receiving help when you need it. Especially when you've paid into this funding as a tax paying citizen over the years. I'm sure this is not this officer's first offense with making a mistake. He's been cocky officer from the jump, it's just finally catching up with him. You fire Neuesse over a parking ticket, come on give me a break. He's a sad case as an official officer...

sus804

hey counting the days, have you ever made a mistake at work, or do you even have a job? sounds like you know the officer and have a problem with him; lose his job for making an error, get serious! and cole tells sams that "WE dont pay our officers to assume." being on metro, i doubt if she pays any of his salary or any other salary within the city. and no, mr counting the days, the bargaining unit does not and will not agree agree with dismissing the officer; thats what progressive discipline is all about as its clear that you obviously have no idea.....

MINE

This newspaper makes me sick.

sus804

amen!

Bess

sus804. A mistake at work is significantly different then the circumstances described. The officer was at the least negligent and likely perputrating fraud. This is not a matter of "progressive disipline" this is a matter of public safety and as such deserves dismissal.

retired08

Wow, based upon her rap sheet I can see why she was such a high vote getter in the election. She must know half the criminal element in town

hancrack me up

Many MANY SinDUDskians are proud to be on welfare & living off tax payers. They believe it's owed to them & they've earned the right to be lazy, fat, pregnant with their 10th baby & unemployed. You can eat like a king on welfare. Why end a good thing? Those free food cards they all use at the store should only allow certain food. No pop, candy, pork rinds or high dollar meat. Even WIC has started to reward baby mamas for getting knocked up over & over by now not only giving them milk, juice & "gubment" cheese, but now canned fruit & vegetables, tortilla shells, expensive grapes & much more. With all that going for them, who needs a job? Oh, and Slowhio will never implement drug testing for welfare recipients...that would be too "disrespeeectful."

Chung Lee

It is not likely that this "mistake" made in the police report will cost Ms. Cole a job now or in the future.

Oliver Hardy

My response to this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2...

Can "Buff" come out to play?

Chung Lee

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Julie R.

A data entry clerk can "assume" something in an official police report is wrong and change it? This would be equivalent to a medical transcriptionist assuming something in a doctor's report is wrong and changing it without conferring with the doctor. I believe that would be an immediate dismissal as opposed to a clerical error. Sandusky's finest have once again made themselves out to be a real laughingstock.

Quicksand

I am sure Ms. Nuesse's heart breaks a little more each time she hears stories like this. I'm sure she was trying her best to avoid these situations. It seems like we've had so much more incidents since she's been gone than when she was there. The SPD uses them tasers for everything anymore. Just look cross-eyed once and ZAP!

It would've been nice to know Ms. Cole was on Metro housing (and what else, food stamps, WIC, free heat and electric and probably has a cell phone, hair extensions and 2" acrylic nails to boot!) before going to the polls. She portrayed herself as a law-abiding, tax-paying successful business woman. I am wondering how effectively a person can make laws concerning property taxes and income taxes when one does not pay them? How can you make good decisions for a whole city, when you have not made good decisions for your own personal life? I am all for ousting the GOBS, but not with someone living on government assistance, for "Pete's" sake!

If you are intelligent enough to RUN a city, you should be intelligent enough to find some kind of job (or 2 or 3, like a lot of people who are TOO PROUD to go on welfare or can't get gov't. help because they don't have enough babies or their skin is not the right color or the rusty old car is worth too much!) I've known people who have been laid off and tried to get some kind of help, but couldn't. And then go to the grocery store to get milk and bread for the kids and wait behind someone buying 8 t-bone steaks and 6 packages of crablegs while talking on a cell phone saying, "I just got my nails done and my extensions put in and now I'm buying food for my party tonight. Wanna come?" And then they are told by the cashier that they cannot use the food card for the beer, wine and cigarettes so they pull out a wad of twenties to pay for that! But the $40 sheetcake was OK!

THIS IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH AMERICA TODAY! THE DEMOCRATS HAVE ROBBED FROM THE MIDDLE CLASS TO VIRTUALLY MAKE A CLASS OF CITIZENS TOO LAZY TO WORK! This is how Obama got where he is today! These people can't look at themselves and see that their own gov't. is killing them off! They sit around and become OBESE, with all kinds of diseases that obesity brings. They are miserable and get into drugs and begin shooting and stabbing and stealing. And when tragedy strikes like Hurricane Katrina, they just stand there helpless, yelling, "help us! help us!" WHAT ABOUT HELPING YOURSELF FOR A CHANGE? I think I would rather WORK than live like that. It doesn't seem like it would be much of a life worth living.

And I'm really sorry for Ms. Cole that this happened to her by the SPD, but please, it sounds like maybe she needs to get off the system before she tries to be part of it! If her business is not earning enough, then get another job on the side! A lot of people moonlight, especially in today's times.

2012: A year of REAL CHANGE!

retired08

Heaven help everyone if she gets to occupy an elected office. With a record like that listed below its evident she has a strong base of supporters in the county jail, on probation, or awaiting trial. She will never get voted out once voted in.r

trucker

Well Quick sand..
I was going to jump all over Bess and some others..
But no
You summed it up good.
Because yes to Bess's remark.
Many Many do NOT wish to improve there lives. Easier, and free time to just protest for MORE.

Julie R.

So what does Ms. Cole being on Metro have to do with a Sandusky policeman making a false statement in a police report and an unknown data entry clerk changing the address in a police report to (falsely) make it look like a known criminal was apprehended in Cole's home?

Gardenman

I think firing would be a bit too much but a several day suspension would be definitely in order. I think too it was sloopy police work and I hope that the correction of this will not be sloppy police chief work. Given the ways things work at Sandusky City Hall it seems like Det Constante can be suspended for several days, have his keys removed and as a Sandusky traditon be escorted by Sandusky Police to the door. Like I say that seems to be a tradition in Sandusky !!

We have a friend who works at city hall and a common comment when I see them is "Anyone get escorted to the city hall door today?"

Anonymous

The answer to Julie's question is nothing. One thing has nothing to do with the other.

Ms. Cole elected to open her personal life to the public when she ran for public office and it's coming back to bite her in the behind.

This bodes poorly for her if she thinks that every time there is a problem she can just run to the Sandusky Register and make everyone else look bad before cleaning up her public/court records.

Yes, the police were wrong to do what they did and they are going to be held accountable for their failures. So, too, is Ms. Cole.

bored reader

Did people actually vote for this mooch when she ran for office??? Her record speaks loudly for her. Just what the citizens need. I'll bet her metro housing she voted for obama. She should check, she may be qualified for a member of his cabinet.

Bess

Quicksand. You write as if you know. To know is to experience. There are so many ignorant statements in your post I have no place to begin. So, I will generalize and agree with you on one point “I think I would rather WORK than live like that. It doesn’t seem like it would be much of a life worth living.” Living at the poverty line and accepting the help offered is no crime and no picnic either, as you implied.
The one thing we have in common is a 24 hour day, no more and no less. What do you do with your hours? I know those who work for others during the day and night, and at the end of the week pick up their check finding they have hardly enough to make their car payment and put gas in their car to return to work the next day. The “system” tells them they should be grateful for their employment. The “system” tells them that they must work for below poverty wages in order to receive the little help they receive in food stamps.
I know a food stamp recipient that is allowed $100 a month for food. The person works and takes home under $500 a month. Have you been to Kroger? With $100 for a month you don’t really get much and, if buying crab legs, as you suggested, the person would have nothing to eat the rest of the month. You complain about obesity. With $100 you are likely to find yourself purchasing carbohydrates to nourish yourself.
Let’s talk about the other “system”. The system that not only allows, but thinks it is smart, to pay employees as little as possible to hold expenses in line with the other members of the “system”. I believe in the “profit motive”. I do not believe that one man’s profit should depend on the servitude of others. You seem to believe the “system” is to allow the serfs to enjoy what others do not have. I believe your “system” is to support the employers who do not pay a living wage.

kURT

Bess your last paragraph; very true!

hilltop

Ms. Cole was a student of mine while she worked on her degree a BGSU. I found her to be intellegent and caring.

It doesn't take much in Erie County to make "honorable mention" in a police log. You just need to be outspoken about injustice and have a "knack" for drilling down to the real truth.

I believe Ms. Cole has a basic requirement for being a great political leader. Living on the "bleeding edge" of financial ruin should be a requirement for anyone seeking public office. Too often, only the rich and powerful are awarded public office. They are simply out of touch with the people they represent.

As a result, those who have the brains and heart to be good leaders are discredited simply because they weren't born into wealth.

Those who would judge Ms. Cole because of her personal fight to survive in an economy that seeks to keep the poor "in their place" should reflect on the fact that they too could find themselves in a similar situation.

The detective that filed the spurious report should be placed in that position. Then maybe he would understand, too.

my oh my

This officer has only been with SPD since 2007 and has been promoted to Detective? What is the logic there?

Bailey

1. How many of you voted for her without knowing she was on relief?

2. How many NOW would not vote for her knowing that information?

3. WHY DID THE REGISTER THINK IT NOT IMPORTANT TO MENTION THIS INFORMATION? I'm sure if someone was rich tycoon they would mention every one of their investments.

Quicksand

Bess: I do speak with experience. This is stuff I and many others witness at each weekly trip to Krogers. Yes, I do agree with you that CORPORATE GREED is a BIG problem in America. GREED at ANY LEVEL is a problem. It's in the Bible. The Bible also says "if a man does not work, a man shall not eat." To give handouts to a society because they are at a lower level is just to keep them begging for more handouts instead of working hard to take home what little bit the boss says they deserve. That is the original purpose of the UNIONS! The unions were designed to give the workers a unified body which held more power than one or two individuals to hold the corporation responsible for giving a larger portion of their profits to the worker in the form of good wages and benefits! Thanks to Reagan, who did a lot to break up the unions, corporations have been allowed to use and exploit their employees while racking up record profits only to the gain of the top execs! ANOTHER BIG PROBLEM in America.

But 2 wrongs have never made a right! What are all these people who are on welfare going to do when America becomes a socialist country and all the wealth in the whole world has been REDISTRIBUTED to the poor, and now EVERYBODY is equally poor except our Government Leaders?

Poverty is a MENTALITY! Read the book, "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" once, or "The Millionaire Next Door" and you will see that people who HAVE money have worked many, hard hours and LIVED BELOW THEIR MEANS and SAVED AND INVESTED WISELY and used the principal of compound interest until they aquired the level of wealth they desired for themselves. Poor people are lazy and see a way to "live off the rich man" like parasites because it is easier than working long, hard hours for peanuts! THEY WANT WHAT THE RICH MAN HAS WITHOUT all the HARD WORK! Well, if you're smart, you'll take those peanuts that you worked long and hard for and plant them in good soil and eventually they will grow! And you will reap a glorious harvest! Finding a way to live off the rich man is not righteous, but it also is a seed you are planting! And Hurricane Katrina was a perfect example of a welfare harvest! If that's the harvest a person wishes to reap by living off the "system", then that's what they DESERVE.

Until America gets rid of this welfare society and welfare mentality, it is just going to continue to grow! (Which, of course, is what our Leaders want, because then the gov't will be the only RICH around!) Just a look at some of the recent past dictatorships will show how the dictator at the very top lived like a KING, while the whole country lived in poverty! Taking from the rich to feed the poor DOES NOT WORK! The poor are as greedy as big corporations! They are never happy until they have the WHOLE HOG!

It is not my desire to criticize these people, only to educate them to the facts that no matter how much you take from the government, you will NEVER be happy! Only your leaders will be VERY HAPPY because of your desire to live off the system instead of working long, hard hours for peanuts! Hard work and a positive attitude is usually rewarded with the good things in life!

To my oh my: maybe he kisses up to the right person! That's usually the way it goes in the GOBS!

Bailey

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Memory brings up an incident where an elderly couple was sleeping soundly in bed, and the Sandusky Drug Task force busted into the wrong home on Tiffin Ave and the gentleman died of a heart attack!

They cops excuse? They put the wrong house number on the warrant!!

It would be interesting if the S.Register would compare the situations and people involved

Quicksand

Bailey: I for one would NOT have voted for her based on her past record and metro status! I am sure she is a very nice person who has experienced some rough breaks in life and is having a hard time of getting out of the gov't.'s TRAP of welfare. (I am sure her welfare benefits are very temporary and that she's only been on it for a very short time until she can find a real job!) And I do not believe that a person's bank account should have a bearing on being able to run a city. But I do believe that how responsible you are at running your own life IS important!

I also know a lot of people who set up "mini-businesses" which provide "just enough" income to KEEP them on their welfare benefits and to provide a tax loss so they can have the "earned income credit" or to reduce their tax bill! INSTEAD of going out and working for someone who wants to get rich at their expense! Welfare pushes for people to be self-employed (at loser enterprises) for the purpose of letting them have gov't. handouts!

I have a feeling the Militia are preparing for a royal revolution here soon.

Bailey

Ref: Quicksand,

You quoted the Bible about a man who doesn't work shouldn't eat, and then rag on Reagan for breaking unions. Matthew 20:1-16 and Ephesians 6:5-9 is contrary to your views on how great unions are.
I particularly like where the employer told his workers:
“Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money?” Matthew 20:15

kURT

Quicksand your logic is skewed. Poor people lazy? Who else do you stereotype? Look inward - not on the outward.

Bailey

Addendum to my previous post:
I agree that there are problems on both sides of the employee/employer relationship, but an anti biblical placement of Unions is not the solution; MORALITY on both sides is what is lacking. Moral character in this nation was flushed several years back, reading the posts made in these forums are evident of this very truth. Antinomian and self serving aggression is now the norm.

Chung Lee

Chung Lee don't know if they look alike but they have very similiar records:

1 Concerning: Sanders, Mary
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/18/2005
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: CVG0502366
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: FORCIBLE ENTRY
Case Type: Civil
2 Concerning: Sanders, Mary
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 09/13/1994
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TR9406220
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: PARKING TICK
Case Type: Traffic
3 Concerning: Sanders, Mary
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 03/06/1998
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TRD9801688
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: RED LIGHT/SIGN
Case Type: Traffic
4 Concerning: Sanders, Mary A
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11/05/2001
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TRD0107048
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: SEATBELT
Case Type: Traffic
5 Concerning: Sanders, Mary A
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 07/29/2009
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TR0904217
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: PARKING TICKET
Case Type: Traffic
6 Concerning: Sanders, Mary A
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11/09/2009
Arr. Agency: OSP Case #: TRD0905865
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: 55/40 SPEED
Case Type: Traffic
7 Concerning: Sanders, Mary A
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed:
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TRD9000477
Docket Entry: Click
Charge:
Case Type: Traffic
8 Concerning: Sanders, Mary A
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 02/16/1993
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TRD9300913
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: NO OPER LIC
Case Type: Traffic
9 Concerning: Sanders, Mary A
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 06/10/1993
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TRD9303316
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: NO SEAT BELT
Case Type: Traffic
10 Concerning: Sanders, Mary A
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 08/29/1994
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TRD9405764
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: F TO STOP ACD
Case Type: Traffic
11 Concerning: Sanders, Mary A
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 12/29/1999
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TR9909274A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: PARKING TICKET
Case Type: Traffic
12 Concerning: Sanders, Mary A
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 12/29/1999
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TR9909274B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: PARKING TICKET
Case Type: Traffic
13 Concerning: Sanders, Mary A.
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 01/31/2001
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: CVF0100313
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: MONEY ONLY
Case Type: Civil
14 Concerning: Sanders, Mary A.
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/25/2004
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: CVF0402220
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: MONEY ONLY
Case Type: Civil
15 Concerning: Sanders, Mary A.
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 09-11-1990
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: CVF9002255
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: MONEY ONLY
Case Type: Civil
16 Concerning: Sanders, Mary Ann
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 08/16/2001
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: CVI0101808
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: UNPAID ACCOUNT
Case Type: Small Claims
17 Concerning: Sanders, Mary Ann
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11/23/2005
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: CVF0502710
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: MONEY ONLY
Case Type: Civil

Bailey

Kurt, you also are stereotyping the poor. Your insinuating that NONE of the poor is lazy which is just plain wrong. I worked on the social scene for several years and can attest to the fact that MOST are lazy, and MOST are uneducated. And MOST will remain lazy and uneducated.
I know that Quicksand didn’t include every single person but was making a FACTUAL statement that the poor most of the time are poor due to their OWN lack of disciplines, starting in school. When I say Pit Bulls are DANGEROUS dogs, I know that I’m stereotyping the breed and there are a few that are gentle, but the facts PROVE the reason for the generalization.

kURT

Great, Helen Keller's service dog was a; a-hem Pit Bull. Flip it around - all wealthy people get tax breaks, laws overlooked for them, etc. We know that isn't true. Many monied people earned their wealth. The disturbing facts here are OVERZEALOUS law enforcement people. You should hear how some officers talk about many of thier co-workers; it isn't good.

Taxpayer

Hey Bung Lee, you are good for something. Their records are very similar. They BOTH appear to do what ever they feel like. And one wants to run the city? How? The exact same way they run their own life? Amazing if the records are true. Good job. SPD will have another non-supporter if Diedre Cole is installed as a commissioner. My concern is if there is a homicide or any violent felony, how do we know there will be no "mistakes". For all the money city pays for police, they should get better than this. It is good for Sam's to come right out and admit the mistakes. Remember, he is the ACTING chief. He is trying to hold everything together until a dedicated chief is determined or hired.

Chung Lee

Chung Lee think this is great site to go to. Always helpful when finding out who your neighbors really are. Also helpful in "getting to know" the parents of your childrens friends. This public annoucement provided by Chung Lee!

http://www.sanduskymunicipalcour...

Chung Lee

Oh here another site that about guys to watch out. Chung Lee knows at least 3 of these guys go to library daily.....do you know where you children are after school? 140 sex offenders in Sandusky

http://www.nsopw.gov/Core/Condit...

Julie R.

Hard to believe that a professional would be that sloppy to not even ask for identification in the first place but to then just "assume" one of the women was Diedre Cole and put this in a police report? Even harder to believe is a data entry clerk taking it upon himself/herself to change something in an official report without even conferring with the police officer. I believe that is a direct violation of the ethics laws.

Bess

Quicksand. 1. The Bible is book, read it if you like; live by it if you like. But this book like all others is written by people who are subject to error, omissions, contradictions, inaccuracy, etc. etc. etc. In as much as you quoted (albeit without citation) I would ask you to consider this quote with citation.
"I want you to share your food with the hungry and bring right into your own homes those who are helpless, poor, and destitute. Clothe those who are cold and don't hide from relatives who need your help. If you do these things, God will shed His own glorious light upon you. He will heal you; your godliness will lead you forward, and goodness will be a shield from behind… .Feed the hungry! Help those in trouble! Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you shall be as bright as day. And the Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy you with all good things, and keep you healthy too." Isaiah 58:7-11, TLB

Bess

ChungLee if your link to municipalcourt.org was meant to show the source of your public records it raises more questions than answers. I went to the site and entered names of two people with citations and both came up "no records found". I have to wonder if you are using privledged access to obtain the records you are publishing. ChungLee knows this would be wrong, illegal as well.

Katelih-Trailer...

Bess, you have to put a coma and space between the last and first name. I looked up my name and everything was listed! SCARY.

Chung Lee

Chung Lee is not fuzz or 5-0 so stop with the conspiracy nonsense....you sound like goofus when you talk like that

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brahrider

Some of you folks are just dumb. No other way to put it. Dumb, dumb, dumb!

It is really a shame that Sandusky is this way now. Who cares that she lives in public housing. Isn't City Commissioner a job???? You gripe about people being poor and yada, yada, yada but when someone tries to GET A JOB (commissioner), you are still complaining.

You make these covert racist statement about people of people of color mentioning pork rinds, hair extension, nails etc. Newsflash.............A LOT OF WHITE FOLKS HAVE HAIR EXTENSIONS NOW AND FAKE NAILS AND IF YOU GO DOWN SOUTH, EAT FREAKIN' PORK RINDS!!! Dumb, Dumb, Dumb!

I don't know Cole and as a matter of fact, don't even live in Sandusky anymore however, I was born and raised there, been gone for over 20 years and still have family there, so I think I am able to speak my mind here.

BOTTOM LINE IS THIS:

The cops sc***ed the pooch! They made huge mistakes. If Constante is brand new to the job (2 years), shouldn't it be easier to get rid of/discipline him more harshly because this is actually his second write-up?

Who changed the report? Most official reports have a section at the end stating that, "to the best of your knowledge all statements here are correct." So if you knowingly falsify a report, are you not responsible for that falsification?

And lastly, if you really want the facts there are a lot of white people on welfare/assistance as well. Times are hard for everyone and poverty has no color. It is a universal problem and as a race, the HUMAN race needs to deal with it! Cut and past the link below and get some knowledege!

http://www.heritage.org/Research...

SamAdams

I voted for Ms. Cole, but no, now that I know she's on Metro, I would not. This has no bearing whatsoever on whether she's rich or poor, black or white, or having a temporary run of bad luck. I believe she should get her OWN house in order (including her financial house) before she can pretend to be qualified to do the same for anybody else's.

The Founding Fathers originally limited voters and office holders to property owners. Although some have since tried to make that a racist thing (slaves obviously didn't own property, but then neither did indentured servants almost all of whom were white), it was something else entirely. The Founders believed that those who owned property would have a better understanding of the implications of their vote. Turns out they were right. Look at Sandusky where all the metro parasits regularly vote for tax hikes that they don't have to pay (a least not directly). I think I rest my case...

As far as the police incident goes, I completely get the idea of a typo in data entry. What I do NOT get is that a police officer didn't verify the names of witnesses, or that a data entry clerk took it upon him/herself to actually CHANGE something. If there's an entry in a report that seems to contradict another entry, the clerk should ASK about it. Sheesh, it ain't that hard!

SamAdams

Ooops, please excuse the several typos. Yes, I know how to spell. My cat, unfortunately, does not.

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brahrider

Oh okay, so if you didn't own property you were dumb? Like I said, some of you folks are obviously idiots!

"The Founding Fathers originally limited voters and office holders to property owners. Although some have since tried to make that a racist thing (slaves obviously didn't own property, but then neither did indentured servants almost all of whom were white)

HOW MANY INDENTURED SERVANTS WERE THERE COMPARED TO THE MILLIONS OF SLAVES WHO WERE BROUGHT HERE AND DIED ON SLAVE SHIPS?? YOU REALLY NEED TO GO TO WILLIAMSBURG VIRGINIA AND GET EDUCATED,

it was something else entirely. The Founders believed that those who owned property would have a better understanding of the implications of their vote. Turns out they were right. Look at Sandusky where all the metro parasits regularly vote for tax hikes that they don't have to pay (a least not directly). I think I rest my case...

And how do you know who voted for what?? Come on dude!

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brahrider

Oh and BTW, indentured servants worked off their debts which THEY chose to accumulate. Usually it was for passage to the United States from other countries. Slaves were OWNED until they died!

Dumb, dumb, dumb!

SamAdams

brahrider:

No, if you didn't own property, you weren't stupid. You merely didn't own property and thus the Founders didn't believe you had any business making decisions that would control what you didn't own. Just like a majority renters consistently will vote for property tax levies they don't have to (directly) pay, for example.

Now while I personally think that, in this day and age, that goes too far, I DO think that those who live off government largesse shouldn't have any control of any kind over what and how much they get. That would be like me marching into your place of business and telling you that not only are you hiring me, you're paying me what I tell you to pay me. Reasonable? I think not!

Secondly, indentured servants were brought here by the thousands, and it wasn't merely those who owed money or who wanted to borrow the fare money to get here. It was also a very common punishment for criminals. Both America and Australia were, in fact, the frequent recipients of British riff raff.

Thirdly, "millions of slaves" weren't brought here. Approximately half a million were. Many more than that were brought to South American countries, what with virtually all of the new world colonies of every stripe being slave states. Try getting your own facts straight:

http://www.slavenorth.com/

It might also behoove you to recall that, even in the south, slave owners were relatively few and far between. It was once estimated that only 1 in 1,000 land owners could actually afford slave labor which, whatever else it was, wasn't cheap.

Bess

SamAdams. First, what is the source of your statement the founding fathers "didn't believe you had any business making decisions that would control what you didn't own." (2) You admit below that property ownership is not a prequisite to brain power. Then you contradict your own admission by saying that renters cannot figure out that taxes are transfered to them. Make up your mind.
You also say that you would not vote for someone who has assistance paying rent. You continue by saying that receipt of public assistance equates to not managing your personal finances. Being poor controls your personal finances, you cannot accumulate what you don't have.

Anonymous

Some of you people on this blog are just plain ole stupid. How can you judge Ms. Cole, because of her hardship she's endured over the years in her life. Shame on you, to place judgement over the list of simple mistakes she's made.

I admire her for not caring about what her track record states. She has nothing to hide. That's the TYPE OF POLITICIAL CANDIDATE i'd rather have in office. SOMEONE WHO CAN RELATE and understand where our problems stems from. This city has been in a disaray for a very long time and people are sick and tired of the fake leaders who apply for these positions that turn out ot be fraudulent anyways.

Everyday it's something in the paper about our upstandging officials we elected who have portray to to be upstanding citizens, thinking they were born with a silver spoon in there mouth robbing tax payers. Ms. Cole receiving assistance from the government is not a crime. If I was in a bad way I'd get some HELP to. The problem with you people is you think that every BLACK person that receives assistance is trash when there are more WHITE trailer recipients abusing the system to never get off of welfare. MS. COLE IS NOT ON WELFARE, shes receving assistance for housing. Sometimes you have to put your pride aside and go after what's available to help your family make a better life. The problem is not MS. COLE, the problem is the official officer who deliberatly set out to destroy Ms. Cole. He should be in the unemployment line and seeking benefits. It's officer like him that have taken there position for granted. He thought he was untouchable and now the heat has turned up and he's been revealed. Ms. Cole has every right to challenge his actions and the CITY should make good on restoring her name in good faith. You get on this blog and provide your two cents to tarnish someone becasue of a DELIBERATE ACT of the officer, twisting this story creating drama, when the victim here is Ms. Cole. None of them charges were felony's so whats the point. I'm sure each of you have passed a bad check in your life, received a citation, a domestic case charge or assault or wreckless driving for the most part. It's disrespectful to judge someone based upon there hardship and not there education. When I graduated from college, i still received foodstamps because when i graduated from college, the job i landed was not enough income to feed my family. I worked hard to build myself up and i went after everything the system had to offer that I PAID INTO THAT WAS RIGHTFULLY DESERVED. I put aside my pride and I used the system to put myself in a better position so I could gain. I never allowed myself to get comfortable with the systems assistance as a life time benefit. What you fail to realize is the help is in place to help you rise above your mishaps and short comings not to look down on you because your having a hard time. Child care alone will force families to stay at home. So when you can get help with a child care voucher when you are trying to work, the system is simply helping you make ends meet so you can continue to work and climb the ladder. You are truly blessed if you have never been faced with a job loss, rejection when you've been a highly qaulified candidate for a position and the job is given to someone who doesn't match up to your skill sets. I respect this woman and hope you can see that the problem is not with her it's with the officer who needs to move out the way and allow someone one else to step in who will appreciate that job and respect the citizens that he was hired to protect and serve !

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brahrider

As I said, dumb!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind...

SamAdams, And women couldn't vote and you could beat them with a stick not larger than your thumb..................Point is they made mistakes then too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Next, thanks for the history lesson, however you failed to mention the slaves that died on the way to the United States. Those numbers are astronomical and because, they were thought of as animals, their carcasses were simply tossed overboard. So millions is more likely to be the correct number.

Secondly, we all know, or should know that the Portuguese were the number 1 traffickers in slavery, stopping off in Brasil, hence the reason that 90% of Brasilians are of African descent and the reason they speak Portuguese.

Now, read below please:

"Slavery in the United States
Main article: Slavery in the United States
Although the trans-Atlantic slave trade ended shortly after the American Revolution, slavery remained a central economic institution in the Southern states. All the Northern states passed emancipation acts between 1780 and 1804; most of these arranged for gradual emancipation.[55] In the South, however, slavery expanded with the westward movement of population. Historian Peter Kolchin wrote, "By breaking up existing families and forcing slaves to relocate far from everyone and everything they knew" this migration "replicated (if on a reduced level) many of [the] horrors" of the Atlantic slave trade.[56] Historian Ira Berlin called this forced migration the Second Middle Passage. Characterizing it as the "central event” in the life of a slave between the American Revolution and the Civil War, Berlin wrote that whether they were uprooted themselves or simply lived in fear that they or their families would be involuntarily moved, "the massive deportation traumatized black people, both slave and free."[57] By 1860, 500,000 slaves had grown to 4 million. As long as slavery expanded, it remained profitable and powerful and was unlikely to disappear. Antislavery forces, however, proposed to put it on the path to extinction by stopping further expansion. If it became unprofitable, few people would spend the large sums of cash needed to buy and keep slaves, and the system would fade away quietly as it had in most countries in world history."

As I said, dumb, dumb dumb!

Anyway, this "aint" about slavery, this is about the cops screwing up and not being held accountable. And about the racial overtones I see in the posts here.

Would I vote for her if I had the opportunity....maybe, I don't know and honestly it would depend on her politics! I would not vote for Al Sharpton or Jessie Jackson though. Their politics leave a lot to be desired.

People fail to realize that people make mistakes and should be able to redeem themselves. Tim Allen, yes Tim the Tool Man Taylor was arrested in college for trafficking cocaine, over a pound and a half: http://www.nndb.com/people/279/0...
If he ran for office would you vote for him? People make mistakes and let's not even mention the folks we elect that turn out to be criminals "AFTER THE FACT."

Hell, the way I see it is if this woman is trying to do better for herself and her community and is sincere about it, who am I to judge. We have NO idea why she is in the situation she is in. Everyone's situation is different and having lived, worked and traveled the globe, I don't know ANYONE who wants to be poor!

Signing off, on my way to the beach. Stay warm! lol

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brahrider

To counting the days:

I LOVE YOU! Couldn't and didn't put it better myself! Shame on you SamAdams, shame, shame, shame! LMAO!

MINE

Yep, too bad people didn't know what they were doing at the polls. This is just the beginning. I would hate to have to say...told you so.

BAILEY asks:
3. WHY DID THE REGISTER THINK IT NOT IMPORTANT TO MENTION THIS INFORMATION?

Well, IMO...Ms. Nuesse got Cole in her back pocket which made Ms. Cole think Ms. Nuesse was the greatest thing that ever walked which in turn made the SR push for Ms. Cole to run for city commission....it will all come together like a puzzle....all will see the light. Did anyone ever hear of that word a-g-e-n-d-a?

Chung Lee

moderators have removed this comment because it containe libelous or defamatory statements.

MINE

After I heard gunshots at 2:55 a.m. (again) last night, I was sure happy I had police officers out there risking their lives for all of you ungrateful "people". The only ones that are so ungrateful are the ones breaking the laws themselves and have had too many dealings with the police...just like a person here said..."The SPD uses them tasers for everything anymore. Just look cross-eyed once and ZAP!" Never has happened to me once and never will.

Chung Lee

Maybe moderators need to take remidial reading and writing skils refresher courses. Chung Lee did not say anything that was not true. Just curious....why can somebody say that the officer deliberately did this and this is allowed to stand? Chung Lee suggest that the Rag-ster might want to have their legal team look at the comments made at 4:25 and ask yourself what proof does this person have to say this about Detective Costante?

big_d

Amazing how anonymity gives people the ability to say things they never would say to peoples faces. Also, this business of running up peoples muni court records, real classy.Also, It seems to be usually aimed at people of color.

/Lookin' @ U Chung Lee/

Chung Lee

No color involved......records are in black and white!!! Against anonymity ther uh........big_d? You talk the talk but as far as the walk......you better pull up the pants boy!

CountryCowboy

moderators have removed this comment because it contained racist or discriminatory remarks.

Chung Lee

Yeah who wants to type in a name and then see
"No Records Found"? A lot can be said about the trouble some find.

Darkhorse

The police department failed the PR test. Where is Hofacker when you need him; he is supposed to be the Public Relations cop for the department. Did anyone think to dispatch Detective Costonte out right away to Cole's house when the mistake was dicovered to apologise and hand her a corrected report with her name taken off the report? It sure would have saved a lot of grief for the city. The city makes their own problems by not correcting things before they come to a boil. Someone at the city needs to have some common sense and to take control of the situation before we have another lawsuit to deal with.

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brahrider

The Kennedy's were the biggest crooks in politics, but JFK is hailed as one of the greatest presidents ever! Come on people. Stop being racist! Oh, and Chung Lee, I know your style, I have seen it before. It is the "I am a coward so I put people's records on the net for others to see" style. You need to find your inner Wu Brother! LMAO!

Buff

First let me say that I don't think that Ms. Cole, or anyone, should have to have their name incorrectly associated with criminal activity in this manner. I don't know any of the details of what happened, so I'll leave it at that.

I'm disturbed by a statement that counting the days made: he said

"None of them charges were felony's so whats the point. I'm sure each of you have passed a bad check in your life, received a citation, a domestic case charge or assault or wreckless driving for the most part."

Really? Each of us has a criminal record? We have all committed crimes of dishonesty,reclessness and violence? So long as our criminal activity is not severe enough to be felonious, then it's okay? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Chung Lee

Modern day scarlet letter. Maybe if people knew that they would be exposed......they would not do stupid things. Chung Lee doesn't know how somebody could say that it is cowardly to post records when it is a public record. Chung Lee never thought that informing others of the danger around them was a bad thing to do......unless you have long record.

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brahrider

Ok......post your record. Thought so. You are no longer allowed to speak on this forum! LOL

Chung Lee

If Chung Lee get name in paper....Chung Lee would not have problem with record getting posted because nothing on record except for 1 minor traffic infraction.

Quicksand

Bess: I may be wrong, but I take that which you "quoted" from the Bible as being something God has told us to do out of the generousity of our hearts--not to work hard and give it all to your government so they can dole it out as they see to the people who choose not to work hard, for whatever reason it is that they have.

Back in those days people had more hardship than Americans had due to demographics. However, with the downward spiral this country is now in, it won't be long till all of America is in demographic difficulties! A JOBLESS RECOVERY does not bode will for any country!

And I do give out of the generosity of my heart--but I prefer to give where the Lord is leading me to give, not to have it TAKEN from me.

A wonderful story is online today about Rick Warren, pastor of the Saddleback Church in California, asking his parishoners to give $900,000 and ended up recieving over 2 million, mostly around $100 each. THAT is what I believe God was talking about when He asked us to feed and clothe the poor! The poor do not have a God-given RIGHT to EXPECT to LIVE OFF of taxpayers ALL their lives!

brutus smith

Quicksand said "The poor do not have a God-given RIGHT to EXPECT to LIVE OFF of taxpayers ALL their lives"! Yeah that's just for corporations.

MINE

CHUNG LEE...with this newspaper, it always depends on whose side you are on if you get deleted or not...

Chung Lee

It is unfotunately that the news mongers at the Sandusky Register lack the journalistic integrity to do their jobs professionally and consistently. Chung Lee hopes the newspaper will get exposed for their yellow journalism. Chung Lee has informed the Register that Det. Costante is being libeled and apparrently the Register is not interested in the facts. It is criminal for them to allow a posting claiming that Det. Costante puropsely made the mistake while offering no proof to support that statement. Anybody surprised that nobody wants to subscribe to this poor excuse of a newspaper?

MINE

I got deleted once for simply saying..."waaaah". with all of the things I have read here???....shame on me for saying "waaah"!

BTW...why is it no matter what the subject someone always says somebody else is being racist?

MINE

SR is constantly printing half truths without proof about everyone. Been pretty bad at that for months now. Dragging peoples names through the mud!

amfmbm00

A better question might be why the Register didn't report the arrest of its own design editor on felony assault charges. Hmmm.

West

Bess wrote on Jan 2, 2010 10:24 AM:
" This report is about a Sandusky policeman observing a black woman at the site of a disturbance, attaching a name without identifying the person in question, and then the officer or worse, a clerk, changing the address of the disturbance. I would conclude that this is more than “sloppy” police work as the acting police chief described it. I would call it fraudulent. If this officer is capable of such action he should be dismissed. If the acting police chief is not capable of such analysis then he should be dismissed as well.

The dismissal should hold whether the person named is a public figure or private citizen. The dismissal should hold whether the person named is rich or poor, black or white, etc. I believe any blogger here would be incensed if he/she found their name in a police report and he/she was nowhere close to the incident reported. It wouldn’t matter if you lived on Columbus Avenue or in McArthur Park.

This makes me wonder how many errors are in police reports and how many others have been wrongly named for the convenience of the police department. The police department doesn’t appear to take this too seriously. "

So true....this case is reminiscent of another case involving a detective intentionally falsifying information in a police report involving Dr. Baumgartner's former client, Krista Harris.

Court records indicate that former Sandusky Police Officer, Mark Volz was involved with the falsfication of at least 3 police reports.

In The Matter of The Common Pleas Court
State of Ohio vs. Krista Harris Case No. 2001-CR-094
three police reports are filed in said case as an exhibit indicating the altering and tampering with official records. See SP-00-25396.

Mark Volz was also the same detective who initially filed false charges against Harris for allegedly stealing monies from her own bank account.

So, Mrs. Cole needs to know that it is common practice for detectives to falsify information in police reports without fear of any reprimand.

Although, Harris and her attorneys had filed numerous complaints regarding said illegal actions of detective Volz, he was never investigated, nor reprimanded even after he knowingly admitted that the reports were illegally altered.

Bess

January 3, 2010
THE SAFETY NET
Living on Nothing but Food Stamps
By JASON DEPARLE and ROBERT M. GEBELOFF
CAPE CORAL, Fla. — After an improbable rise from the Bronx projects to a job selling Gulf Coast homes, Isabel Bermudez lost it all to an epic housing bust — the six-figure income, the house with the pool and the investment property.
Now, as she papers the county with résumés and girds herself for rejection, she is supporting two daughters on an income that inspires a double take: zero dollars in monthly cash and a few hundred dollars in food stamps.
With food-stamp use at a record high and surging by the day, Ms. Bermudez belongs to an overlooked subgroup that is growing especially fast: recipients with no cash income.
About six million Americans receiving food stamps report they have no other income, according to an analysis of state data collected by The New York Times. In declarations that states verify and the federal government audits, they described themselves as unemployed and receiving no cash aid — no welfare, no unemployment insurance, and no pensions, child support or disability pay.
Their numbers were rising before the recession as tougher welfare laws made it harder for poor people to get cash aid, but they have soared by about 50 percent over the past two years. About one in 50 Americans now lives in a household with a reported income that consists of nothing but a food-stamp card.
“It’s the one thing I can count on every month — I know the children are going to have food,” Ms. Bermudez, 42, said with the forced good cheer she mastered selling rows of new stucco homes.
Members of this straitened group range from displaced strivers like Ms. Bermudez to weathered men who sleep in shelters and barter cigarettes. Some draw on savings or sporadic under-the-table jobs. Some move in with relatives. Some get noncash help, like subsidized apartments. While some go without cash incomes only briefly before securing jobs or aid, others rely on food stamps alone for many months.
The surge in this precarious way of life has been so swift that few policy makers have noticed. But it attests to the growing role of food stamps within the safety net. One in eight Americans now receives food stamps, including one in four children.
Here in Florida, the number of people with no income beyond food stamps has doubled in two years and has more than tripled along once-thriving parts of the southwest coast. The building frenzy that lured Ms. Bermudez to Fort Myers and neighboring Cape Coral has left a wasteland of foreclosed homes and written new tales of descent into star-crossed indigence.
A skinny fellow in saggy clothes who spent his childhood in foster care, Rex Britton, 22, hopped a bus from Syracuse two years ago for a job painting parking lots. Now, with unemployment at nearly 14 percent and paving work scarce, he receives $200 a month in food stamps and stays with a girlfriend who survives on a rent subsidy and a government check to help her care for her disabled toddler.
“Without food stamps we’d probably be starving,” Mr. Britton said.
A strapping man who once made a living throwing fastballs, William Trapani, 53, left his dreams on the minor league mound and his front teeth in prison, where he spent nine years for selling cocaine. Now he sleeps at a rescue mission, repairs bicycles for small change, and counts $200 in food stamps as his only secure support.
“I’ve been out looking for work every day — there’s absolutely nothing,” he said.
A grandmother whose voice mail message urges callers to “have a blessed good day,” Wanda Debnam, 53, once drove 18-wheelers and dreamed of selling real estate. But she lost her job at Starbucks this year and moved in with her son in nearby Lehigh Acres. Now she sleeps with her 8-year-old granddaughter under a poster of the Jonas Brothers and uses her food stamps to avoid her daughter-in-law’s cooking.
“I’m climbing the walls,” Ms. Debnam said.
Florida officials have done a better job than most in monitoring the rise of people with no cash income. They say the access to food stamps shows the safety net is working.
“The program is doing what it was designed to do: help very needy people get through a very difficult time,” said Don Winstead, deputy secretary for the Department of Children and Families. “But for this program they would be in even more dire straits.”
But others say the lack of cash support shows the safety net is torn. The main cash welfare program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, has scarcely expanded during the recession; the rolls are still down about 75 percent from their 1990s peak. A different program, unemployment insurance, has rapidly grown, but still omits nearly half the unemployed. Food stamps, easier to get, have become the safety net of last resort.
“The food-stamp program is being asked to do too much,” said James Weill, president of the Food Research and Action Center, a Washington advocacy group. “People need income support.”
Food stamps, officially the called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, have taken on a greater role in the safety net for several reasons. Since the benefit buys only food, it draws less suspicion of abuse than cash aid and more political support. And the federal government pays for the whole benefit, giving states reason to maximize enrollment. States typically share in other programs’ costs.
The Times collected income data on food-stamp recipients in 31 states, which account for about 60 percent of the national caseload. On average, 18 percent listed cash income of zero in their most recent monthly filings. Projected over the entire caseload, that suggests six million people in households with no income. About 1.2 million are children.
The numbers have nearly tripled in Nevada over the past two years, doubled in Florida and New York, and grown nearly 90 percent in Minnesota and Utah. In Wayne County, Mich., which includes Detroit, one of every 25 residents reports an income of only food stamps. In Yakima County, Wash., the figure is about one of every 17.
Experts caution that these numbers are estimates. Recipients typically report a small rise in earnings just once every six months, so some people listed as jobless may have recently found some work. New York officials say their numbers include some households with earnings from illegal immigrants, who cannot get food stamps but sometimes live with relatives who do.
Still, there is little doubt that millions of people are relying on incomes of food stamps alone, and their numbers are rapidly growing. “This is a reflection of the hardship that a lot of people in our state are facing; I think that is without question,” said Mr. Winstead, the Florida official.
With their condition mostly overlooked, there is little data on how long these households go without cash incomes or what other resources they have. But they appear an eclectic lot. Florida data shows the population about evenly split between families with children and households with just adults, with the latter group growing fastest during the recession. They are racially mixed as well — about 42 percent white, 32 percent black, and 22 percent Latino — with the growth fastest among whites during the recession.
The expansion of the food-stamp program, which will spend more than $60 billion this year, has so far enjoyed bipartisan support. But it does have conservative critics who worry about the costs and the rise in dependency.
“This is craziness,” said Representative John Linder, a Georgia Republican who is the ranking minority member of a House panel on welfare policy. “We’re at risk of creating an entire class of people, a subset of people, just comfortable getting by living off the government.”
Mr. Linder added: “You don’t improve the economy by paying people to sit around and not work. You improve the economy by lowering taxes” so small businesses will create more jobs.
With nearly 15,000 people in Lee County, Fla., reporting no income but food stamps, the Fort Myers area is a laboratory of inventive survival. When Rhonda Navarro, a cancer patient with a young son, lost running water, she ran a hose from an outdoor spigot that was still working into the shower stall. Mr. Britton, the jobless parking lot painter, sold his blood.
Kevin Zirulo and Diane Marshall, brother and sister, have more unlikely stories than a reality television show. With a third sibling paying their rent, they are living on a food-stamp benefit of $300 a month. A gun collector covered in patriotic tattoos, Mr. Zirulo, 31, has sold off two semiautomatic rifles and a revolver. Ms. Marshall, who has a 7-year-old daughter, scavenges discarded furniture to sell on the Internet.
They said they dropped out of community college and diverted student aid to household expenses. They received $150 from the Nielsen Company, which monitors their television. They grew so desperate this month, they put the breeding services of the family Chihuahua up for bid on Craigslist.
“We look at each other all the time and say we don’t know how we get through,” Ms. Marshall said.
Ms. Bermudez, by contrast, tells what until the recession seemed a storybook tale. Raised in the Bronx by a drug-addicted mother, she landed a clerical job at a Manhattan real estate firm and heard that Fort Myers was booming. On a quick scouting trip in 2002, she got a mortgage on easy terms for a $120,000 home with three bedrooms and a two-car garage. The developer called the floor plan Camelot.
“I screamed, I cried,” she said. “I took so much pride in that house.”
Jobs were as plentiful as credit. Working for two large builders, she quickly moved from clerical jobs to sales and bought an investment home. Her income soared to $180,000, and she kept the pay stubs to prove it. By the time the glut set in and she lost her job, the teaser rates on her mortgages had expired and her monthly payments soared.
She landed a few short-lived jobs as the industry imploded, exhausted her unemployment insurance and spent all her savings. But without steady work in nearly three years, she could not stay afloat. In January, the bank foreclosed on Camelot.
One morning as the eviction deadline approached, Ms. Bermudez woke up without enough food to get through the day. She got emergency supplies at a food pantry for her daughters, Tiffany, now 17, and Ashley, 4, and signed up for food stamps. “My mother lived off the government,” she said. “It wasn’t something as a proud working woman I wanted to do.”
For most of the year, she did have a $600 government check to help her care for Ashley, who has a developmental disability. But she lost it after she was hospitalized and missed an appointment to verify the child’s continued eligibility. While she is trying to get it restored, her sole income now is $320 in food stamps.
Ms. Bermudez recently answered the door in her best business clothes and handed a reporter her résumé, which she distributes by the ream. It notes she was once a “million-dollar producer” and “deals well with the unexpected.”
“I went from making $180,000 to relying on food stamps,” she said. “Without that government program, I wouldn’t be able to feed my children.”
Matthew Ericson contributed research.

big_d

Chung Lee wrote on Jan 3, 2010 5:57 PM:
" No color involved......records are in black and white!!! Against anonymity ther uh........big_d? You talk the talk but as far as the walk......you better pull up the pants boy! "

Hmmm...... cite examples please. Also, what happened to the Charlie Chanspeak?

BTW, its big boy to you, ; )

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hey bess that article you just posted states that ms. bermudez made a $180,000 a year and now us taxpayers are suppporting her! Listen up all you suckers! Life is all about decisions and your choices. Make good decisions it's simple. Now if she would have saved that 180,000 and spent it wisely she would not be on foodstamps. So people that make good decisions. Pay bills, save money, don't have more kids than they can afford, buy basic vehicles, don't use drugs alcohol ciggs ect. we should pay for those that make bad decisions? No I don't wanna pay for white trash let alone blacks and hispanics. Listen up it's called tough love let these people suffer maybe then they'll make wiser decisions. but when we continue these free handouts it serves minimal motivation. I believe that very few get assistance and better themselves I applaud you but way to many are taking advantage of the system. It's like this say I stole a car well should you have to go do my time? No so when these people don't take advantage of education and instead make many poor decisions I should not have to pay for there mistakes. I'm sick of seeing women wearing coach bags with there weaves all new, nice vehicle ect ect getting welfare. My wife works at a doctors office and some lady is pulling up in an escalade bragging about how she just bought it but then her and her kids are on medicade. wtf!!! I made mistakes as a youth and i payed for them. you hear that ("I") Payed for it if I make a stupid financial decisions then It is my responsibility to cut back elsewhere. Americans We need to stop bailing buisnesses's out and welfare scammers. Look Obama wants big Government and to take care of all these poor people. Who's gonna be left to pay the taxes, the wages the foodstamps the free housing. ect ect... You have money to buy some newports but you can't pay your bills? it's a vicious cycle that will continue. I can have a random drug test at anytime at my job but then if you get assistance your held to no standards. People stop feeling sorry for yourselves. you can plot on how to scam benefits but you can't fill out an application. An btw White people get the most welfare but at the same time for now we are the majority and it's white folks that are mainly paying for all of it. It's funny look at most Asians they come to this country with an education or get one here but they use it and they contribute back without taking much of any. Chung lee is one of the most witty folks on here and has common sense so i dont know why ppl are crying about her and talking bad. Truth hurts!

Julie R.

Considering how the Eeerie County courts (two anyway) play the same unprofessional high school thug games as the SPD, I don't know why anybody is surprised about this. The Courts know they can get away with it just like the SPD does. Erie County is flat-out CORRUPT from the top to the bottom.

WhatTheHeck

Rest assured that Ms. Cole knows alot about the drug trade in Sandusky. She has a history and I can't believe that the SR didn't dig into it during the elections. Her best friend is well known to the SPD and has a long rap sheet for mostly hard drug related issues. I'm willing to bet that Sams has been told to back track on this arrest.

Anonymous

Great justification about the Krista Harris case and the crooked cop tactic that framed her to get her the five years in prison. Whew, God knows what could have happened to Ms. Cole. The point remains, asistance or not it's time for this place to get rid of these bad seeds that are officials. That COP SHOULD BE FIRED.. Heck look at Kevin Baxter, he's a scary man with a motive. He had something to do with Krista Harris. Are we sure the cop that did this is not tied to that click ? It was just posted in the Columbus Dispatch that former Judge Ann Maschari's son is being indicted for money laundry. Its interesting to see things start to crumble..... Ms. Cole, this racist town has good ole boys written all over it. BEWARE and realize what you are faced against. A Black woman, woman period, has no place in any position in Sandusky. Look at Elsebeth Baumgartner what a shame.

Anonymous

@whattheheck---who cares about Ms. Coles Affiliation to a so called druggie. If this is the truth, how is her association to druggies any worse than our prosecutor who as a history of drug use. You have a prosecutor that dictates cases & fixes cases while high. He is known to this town and the world to have been identified in a sworn affidavidt stating he used cocaine by a black women he used as his sex slave. It clearly stated that she witnessed him sniff dope, fixed cases, and she perjured herself on the stand for him inorder to get a conviction of an innocent man. Let's not lose focus of the topic here. THE CROOKED COP. Ms. Cole's association to some low life that you say is a low life and drug dealer ties into what our officials are assoicated with. AND !!!!!!

Bess

What a guy this wheresyourpride. He states his belief that all six million people in the United States with no income and no assistance and the 1 in 50 citizens living on food stamps alone should just starve. What the ???? Why worry about suicide bombers and radical muslims wheresyourpride and others like him (judging by the blogs) would have these 30 million die of starvation and lack of shelter because in their opinion "they made bad financial decisions". Wheresyourpride indeed.

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bess you must be one of the welfare scammers i refer to. I'm sick of taking care of you all! where is my pride? where are these people's pride? I've never taken a handout and wouldn't. I would come to my family friends and church first. They have opportunity like the rest of us but choose to live recklessly. 6 million ppl are reporting they have no income do you really believe all of them have no income? i guess i should feel bad for these drug dealers hanging on the street corners too. awww poor tyrone can't get a job cause he's black aww sniffle sniffle. Take your butt and go join the military. you want fed then earn it! Bess I hope you feel bad collecting your check and "assistance". $180,000 a year job and now she's on welfare and I'm suppose to feel bad. NICE TRY WRONG GUY!

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Quicksand wrote on Jan 2, 2010 9:28 PM:

" I am sure Ms. Nuesse's heart breaks a little more each time she hears stories like this. I'm sure she was trying her best to avoid these situations. It seems like we've had so much more incidents since she's been gone than when she was there. The SPD uses them tasers for everything anymore. Just look cross-eyed once and ZAP!

It would've been nice to know Ms. Cole was on Metro housing (and what else, food stamps, WIC, free heat and electric and probably has a cell phone, hair extensions and 2" acrylic nails to boot!) before going to the polls. She portrayed herself as a law-abiding, tax-paying successful business woman. I am wondering how effectively a person can make laws concerning property taxes and income taxes when one does not pay them? How can you make good decisions for a whole city, when you have not made good decisions for your own personal life? I am all for ousting the GOBS, but not with someone living on government assistance, for "Pete's" sake!

If you are intelligent enough to RUN a city, you should be intelligent enough to find some kind of job (or 2 or 3, like a lot of people who are TOO PROUD to go on welfare or can't get gov't. help because they don't have enough babies or their skin is not the right color or the rusty old car is worth too much!) I've known people who have been laid off and tried to get some kind of help, but couldn't. And then go to the grocery store to get milk and bread for the kids and wait behind someone buying 8 t-bone steaks and 6 packages of crablegs while talking on a cell phone saying, "I just got my nails done and my extensions put in and now I'm buying food for my party tonight. Wanna come?" And then they are told by the cashier that they cannot use the food card for the beer, wine and cigarettes so they pull out a wad of twenties to pay for that! But the $40 sheetcake was OK!

THIS IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH AMERICA TODAY! THE DEMOCRATS HAVE ROBBED FROM THE MIDDLE CLASS TO VIRTUALLY MAKE A CLASS OF CITIZENS TOO LAZY TO WORK! This is how Obama got where he is today! These people can't look at themselves and see that their own gov't. is killing them off! They sit around and become OBESE, with all kinds of diseases that obesity brings. They are miserable and get into drugs and begin shooting and stabbing and stealing. And when tragedy strikes like Hurricane Katrina, they just stand there helpless, yelling, "help us! help us!" WHAT ABOUT HELPING YOURSELF FOR A CHANGE? I think I would rather WORK than live like that. It doesn't seem like it would be much of a life worth living.

And I'm really sorry for Ms. Cole that this happened to her by the SPD, but please, it sounds like maybe she needs to get off the system before she tries to be part of it! If her business is not earning enough, then get another job on the side! A lot of people moonlight, especially in today's times.

2012: A year of REAL CHANGE
Quicksand, I owe you a beer I must admit you have common sense and if more Americans were like you we'd be alot better off.

Julie R.

Oh come on already, people. Who really cares if Diedre Cole is on metro or has a police record. I said it before and I'll say it again----when it comes to Erie County the biggest crooks around, not to mention the biggest threats to society, don't even have a record. And THOSE are the ones you have to worry about!

somethingaboutmo

It amazes me how much you people believe, as long as the register prints it. I may try to take advantage of this. I think I'm going to go do something stupid to get fired or arrested. Then I'm going to run to the register whine about how I was treated unfairly by some good ole boy somewhere. I figure I can gain enough popularity with you mindless people just in time for the next city commission election. Sus804 and MINE, thank you for showing me that there are still a few reasonable thinkers left around here.

somethingaboutmo

It amazes me how much you people believe, as long as the register prints it. I may try to take advantage of this. I think I'm going to go do something stupid to get fired or arrested. Then I'm going to run to the register whine about how I was treated unfairly by some good ole boy somewhere. I figure I can gain enough popularity with you mindless people just in time for the next city commission election. Sus804 and MINE, thank you for showing me that there are still a few reasonable thinkers left around here.

Just-a-thought

Just a couple things I've noticed here. First Ms Cole is being dragged through the mud because of a mistake. Whether she's "working the system" or just trying to do the best she can doesn't really matter. Now, do I think Det Costante did this purposely? Not in a million years. Jobs are tough to come by and I don't know of anyone that would do something of this nature to get Ms Cole. And why her, unless Nuesse gets her job back Ms Cole is just another citizen of Sandusky. Again think about it people. He sc**wed up plain and simple. Should he be fired? No again, but progressive dicipline certainly. My only comment with regards to the register is does anyone notice how often (pretty much daily) that they run corrections and the reason why is reporter errors? See, even the greatest newspaper in Ohio makes mistakes. Yes that was my weak shot at being funny. Should all of the reporters that make mistakes be fired? If so, so should the editor.

Julie R.

To Just-a-thought: I would agree with you but from personal experience I know for a fact that the Courts play this juvenile incorrect address bit themselves. For example a sneaky Hearing is held that all paries aren't notified of. (Ohio Law states all parties with or without an attorney are required to be present at all Hearings) Per the instructions from a magistrate of the court the Judgment Entry from the Hearing is then sent to an incorrect address to the party that was never notified of the Hearing to begin with----yet the Erie County Clerk of Courts have the party's correct address on file. The post office returns the Judgment Entry the next day yet the party doesn't receive it until 26 days later. (one only has 30 days to file an Appeal) The incorrect address envelope returned by the post office is then listed as "missing" in the files. An employee at the Clerk of Courts claims that it was probably put into the wrong file by mistake and would turn up sooner or later.......which turned out to be a lie. It was sent back to the Common Pleas Court who sat on it for 26 days.

Make a note of this. They could pull it on you someday, too.

Anonymous

regarding the comment that said former Judge Maschari's son was laundering money; he is her adopted son and came from a family who would not or could not care for him which is not to excuse his behavior. I guess it would be a case of environment or heredity causing his poor choices. He was given every advantage when she adopted him and still blue it. off topic, yes, just correcting the info. thank you.

tortoise

Looks like we might have a new city manager:

http://eriewire.wordpress.com/20...

... maybe she can deal with this.

Julie R.

To Just-a-thought: Attorneys like to play this juvenile incorrect address bit, too----especially when they're bilking clients out of money while working for the other side.

Example: A sneaky Cleveland attorney claims he had a subpoena served on a Defendant in a probate case. He then claims that the Sheriff tried to deliver the subpoena twice (at the clients expense of course) and on the third attempt was told that the party no longer lived there. The client then goes down to the Sheriff's department to get a copy of the subpoena and lo and behold discovers first that the attorney had it sent to an incorrect address. (i.e. the Defendent's old address from years ago) The client then discovers that the subpoena was signed by a female Cuyahoga County judge. Now what did a Cuyahoga County judge have to do with a subpoena being served on a party in an Erie County probate case?

Make a note of this, also. This incorrect address (oh gee, we made an honest mistake) is used quite often here in Eeeerie County.

Sam

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Julie R.

Gee Sam, where have you been? And I'm not off topic. I just merely stated that the SPD aren't the only ones that use this incorrect address (oh gee, it was an honest mistake) crap. Now maybe there was and maybe there was not a personal agenda in the SPD's error......but in other cases there IS.

As for Nuesse hiring and promoting Officer Constante---I'll take your word for it. On the flip side of the coin, I'll bet Nuesse would never go along with a CLERK changing an official police report without even conferring with the officer. Believe it or not, that is in direct violation of the ethic laws.

MINE

That is sooooooooooooooooo funny "SAM"! Ok, Nuesse hired/promoted him....now what JULIER and others?

SOMETHINGABOUTMO wrote:
Sus804 and MINE, thank you for showing me that there are still a few reasonable thinkers left around here. "

No problem....Too bad the others quit coming here a looooooooong time ago. They won't even read the garbage here anymore. BTW....great post.

outsider

Acting police chief Sams. You got the acting part right. He's been acting his whole life.

Sam

Julie R, where have I been? Unlike you, I have a real life. And yes Julie R to everyones SURPRISE you were off topic again, try to do beter in the new year!

Julie R.

Let's hope in the new year, Sam, that you learn to spell.

MontegoBay1

Anyone who knows Eric Costante KNOWS he is a GREAT Cop!!!! He gets the bad guys and that alone is why is not liked!!! Did he make a mistake? Yes....but this was neither racially motivated nor crooked, it was a case of mistaken Identity. However, those city residents who read this I am sure will not agree because thanks to the Sandusky Register, the PD in your city has been painted as sexist racists and anyone who has dealt with a Police Officer, other than those losers who get arrested, know that just is NOT true. Now, as for Deidra Cole.....am I supposed to feel sorry for her? She is on Metro and has been for almost 20 years, REALLY Deidra??? REALLY??? In 20 years you cant support yourself, if that isnt disturbing enough, but those doalts who voted for her to help run the city??? Really??? This woman cant run her own life, but you want her making decisions on how to spend the citys money???? WOW!!!! I never thought the citizens of that city could be any crazier, but you obviously listen too much to this joke of a paper!!! I have news for those of you who hate cops and love lazy no good pieces of garbage....the cops will always be there responding to your moronic complaints, while Cole COULD very well be making decisions on what to do with YOUR tax dollars.....ARE YOU KIDDIN ME????? No Im not a cop, I know several and I respect the Hell out of them for doing a job, most of us could NEVER handle and they need a voice......those of you who back morons are slowly going away!!! Keep on truckin' Eric!

MINE

AMEN to that MONTEGOBAY! This newspaper has poisoned our city!

MontegoBay1

RE: Julie R....

Im wondering...do you re-read your posts before you send them??? Are you kidding me??? The biggest crooks in Erie County dont have Police Records??? Really??? Well Julie R.....the crack heads, thugs....women beaters...these people are less dangerous than...who??? Do you live near any of these "Angels" you speak so highly of??? As for Ms. Cole...her being on Metro has EVERYTHING to do with this!!! It shows the intelligence or ignorance of the people who voted for her to help run the city. She would have been making decisions on how to spend the citys money, when she cant run her own life. Public Housing is there for people who are having a tough time...well Cole has been having a tough time for over 15 YEARS!!!!!!!! You cant tell me she isnt milking it....if she is compentent enough to help run a city, should she be competent enough to, uhm...get a REAL job????? Im betting money, YOU voted for her for commissioner!!! So glad I dont live in that city!!!

MontegoBay1

RE: Mine

Thanks pal, thought I would get crucified......good luck to all of us!!!

MINE

Oh you will get crucified MONTEGOBAY....happens to me all the time....oh well! LOL

Chung Lee

Since the standards for black candidates are extremely lower than for white candidates....Chung Lee will be running as a black candidate in the next election. Thank you and have nice day.

Mr. Info

I wish people would stop spreading misinformation.

Detective Costante was promoted by interim police chief Charlie Sams in September, when he became the GREAT Officer. Nuesse had been gone for 15 months. Since Costante's been promoted, he's been reprimanded twice for poor decision making. I don't know where you got your information Sam, but your scoop that Nuesse promoted Costante is totally and utterly untrue.

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wheresyourpride

people may have taken my comments as being to harsh.
Miss Cole has been on metro for almost 20 years? Thats what i'm getting at I'm sick of people scamming the system. yes at somepoint many need help but take that help and improve yourself don't keep your hand out for 20 yrs. help yourself so that you may help others. Miss Cole just remember when you point a finger there are 3 pointing right back at you. You took this officer as being deliberate and malicious and i really don't think he meant it that way. every person has mistaken someone for another. it happens. are there crooked things that go on in erie county of course! we have to start with the man/woman in the mirror. Change has to come in us first and foremost. This may have been a blessing in disguise. Now folks are starting to question Miss Cole and her leadership abilities. I agree if she can't be responsible for her own finances then she has no business making decisions for this city. Do we allow felons to be cops or work at jails? Of course not. I really hope it's not true that she has been on metro for 20 years that's just terrible and sad it shows that she does not want to better herself she just wants to be in the spotlight and moooch of the system. Miss cole you should be ashamed of yourself! People that truly need the assistance may not get it because your abusing it.

Duhast

If this is the same person I went to college with back in the 90’s, you guys better have a re-vote! The Diedre I knew was pretty screwy. I think people of all social and economic situations have the same right to serve on the council. But, if she does make council, the register will never want for stories.

somethingaboutmo

Well, Julie R., you may right on one thing. Nuesse probably wouldn't allow a clerk to change an address in a report. Though, I bet she wouldn't hesitate to make a parking ticket disappear, if she needed.

Hey SR, what's your purpose for the bright smiling photo of Diedre Cole, and the grainy, mugshot style photo of Charlie Sams. Attempting to play with our subconscious a bit?... You sly dog you.

somethingaboutmo

Duhast, if you are speaking of the Diedre Cole who went to Firelands College in the late 90's (who if you had a conversation with her then, probably caused you to believe that she is a racist), then yes, this is the Diedre Cole who was running for City Commission. I knew her then, also.

Duhast

Yea, she lost her bid for student council and posted a letter that screamed race card. I thought that was her. Yikes!

somethingaboutmo

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Duhast

I don’t want to libel the woman, but if she is eventually elected, it will be entertaining to say the least.

Sandusky is ending up with a “Wack pack” of councilpersons. From the fired chief to a guy that was arrested for mowing the lawn. Should make for an interesting year even without Diedre.

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JULIE R - Sams also said a clerical error led to the police report incorrectly identifying the house as Cole's. HE DID NOT say a clerk made this error, you assumed that. You don't know jack.

Julie R.

@ comment: I beg your pardon, but it specifically states in the article that someone in data entry assumed one of the addresses was wrong so she entered Cole's address. Clerical errors certainly don't get made on their own, you know. And I will repeat once again.....changing anything in an official report without authorization is illegal and in direct violation of the ethics laws.

Oliver Hardy

It sounds to me like a smear tactic against Ms. Cole by the Sandusky police and not a "clerical error" to deflect blame. I understand that Ms. Cole is next in line for the city commission if Nuesse returns as the police chief.

I was doing some research on improper police tactics in the state of Ohio when I came across a disturbing video that happened in Stark County, Ohio. It involved a female victim of a crime who was later treated as a criminal and forcibly stripped of her clothing by male sheriff's deputies. It really made me very angry and sick to my stomach viewing the video. Male police forcibly stripping a female victim of a crime? Judge for yourself. This happened in 2006.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t...

I wonder if those male "pigs" were sexually aroused?

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@ Julie R - I don't know what article you read but nowhere does it refer to she and/or her as the clerical person. Someone in data entry does not simply mean that department but anyone who has access to enter data. hmmm I believe that would be someone in the process of "data entry"

Julie R.

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Ok, I see where you are coming from. You said someone in data entry does not simply mean that department but anyone who has access to enter data. Sams does NOT say someone in the data entry DEPARTMENT assumed the address was wrong and changed it----he said instead that someone in data entry AT the police department did. Very misleading. So who all has access to enter and/or change data in another police officer's official report other than the police officer himself?

Julie R.

comment: It still doesn't take away the fact that whoever changed the report if it was changed without the approval/authorization of the police officer then it went beyond a clerical error. Now I don't profess to know what the law is on ETHICS when it comes to a police department but I don't believe they are any different than any other field. Or shouldn't be, anyway. But then considering how this is Sandusky and Erie County where the laws change on a daily basis as to whatever fits the agenda nothing surprises me.

West

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Julie R.

I saw the comment made by West before it was deleted and all I can for that is----the Law & Ethics sure doesn't apply to the SPD as it does in all over fields........which doesn't surprise me in the least because it doesn't apply to the Erie County judicial system, either. I can also see why certain people were so hell-bent on getting rid of Kim Nuesse. It also furthers my belief that Matt Kline sure was A-1 stupid when he allowed himself to be used as the SCAPEGOAT for the city of Sandusky!

I also believe every single thing you said was the TRUTH, West.

Julie R.

Hey West, my comments don't get deleted very often but they did once when I mentioned a certain name just like you did. (hint: first initial H) Wonder why?

Julie R.

In the medical field if an employee violates an Ethics Law that employee can be sued and so can the employee's EMPLOYER. I believe this LAW applies to all professions---an employee at a bank, an employee at an insurance company and I'm sure it also applies to employees at a police station.

Sam

Julie R, get a grip, 5 out the last 6 comments just from you, who are you trying to impress. You really need to get a life.

Julie R.

Gee, thank you for bringing it to my attention, Sam. Maybe I should have put it all into one comment? Nevertheless, thanks for reading them! I'm also very glad I got to read the very informative comment made by West before it was deleted......

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