Police recover man's motorized scooter

Leonard Mitchell, 59, had been laid up for a month
Emil Whitis
Apr 26, 2013


A disabled Sandusky man was reunited with his stolen scooter Thursday at the Sandusky Police Department.

“If you can’t walk, getting out on the porch is the best you can do,” said Leonard Mitchell, 59. “Now I can trawl around a bit and get some fresh air.”

Sandusky police have filed a charge of felony theft against Jon Peak, 29, of Sandusky, whose whereabouts remain unknown. He's also wanted on burglary charges, stemming from an East Adams Street break-in. Police say Peak borrowed Mitchell's motorized scooter on April 3 and never returned. Mitchell suffers from vascular disease.

Sandusky police Detective Gary Wichman used cell phone records to flesh out people who had been in contact with Peak, ultimately leading to the motorized scooter's location.

Wichman summed up the theft at the time: "This is pretty low."  

For the full story on how Wichman tracked down Mitchell's scooter, pick up Friday's Register or subscribe to the ePaper here.


Erie County Resident

To Mr. Mitchell,
I'm really happy you recovered your scooter so you can get out and about.

As for Jon Peak the scumbag that stold your scooter. If it wouldn't be for the fact Leonard would have to look at this POS everyday I'd say a fitting sentence would be for Peak to serve his wishes for the next 3 years 8 hours a day while on probation.


I just wonder if charges of receiving stolen property was filed against whomever had this scooter. Good luck Mr. Mitchell