Gunshots or not, noises bring officers running

Sounds of suspected gunshots cut through the morning air on Friday near Hancock and Reese streets. Sandusky police Sgt. Tracey Susana and Officer Michael Schock reported hearing the shots as they stood outside the police station on Meigs Street. The first of seven Sandusky police cruisers arrived on scene within a minute, finding 15 to 20 people in the street.
Melissa Topey
Aug 8, 2010

Sounds of suspected gunshots cut through the morning air on Friday near Hancock and Reese streets.

Sandusky police Sgt. Tracey Susana and Officer Michael Schock reported hearing the shots as they stood outside the police station on Meigs Street.

The first of seven Sandusky police cruisers arrived on scene within a minute, finding 15 to 20 people in the street.

The crowd dispersed when officers arrived, while the person who called police said someone shouted the name "Tierace."

Police said Tierace Scott, 21, and another man were among those who tried to elude officers. The pair hid behind a home in the 700 block of Hancock Street, but officers quickly located them.

Scott and the other man told police they knew nothing about the shooting, a police report said.

Officers scoured the area but didn't locate any shell casings or evidence of gunfire. They did, however, find blood in the street, not far from the spot where Scott and Bobbitt had been hiding.

"It appeared as if it had saliva in some and did not appear to have come from a gun shot wound," Officer John Powell wrote in his report.

It appeared there was a fight, but officers couldn't verify shots were fired.

Area hospitals said there was no record of patients admitted for treatment of a gunshot wound on Friday.

Shortly after the incident, Sandusky police arrested Cornelius Ruffin on a bench warrant after they found him walking in the 900 block of Hancock Street.

Officers knocked on doors at homes along Hancock Street Friday morning, but not a single person confirmed hearing a thing, Sandusky police Det. John Orzech said.

Hancock Street has often been ground zero for a rash of shootings and other mayhem in the area since early June.

Among those incidents: The windshield of a Sandusky ambulance was pierced by an unknown projectile on July 2.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation conducted tests on the ambulance window to see if the projectile was fired from a gun.

The test results, released this week, showed no evidence that a bullet damaged the window.

Police are uncertain about who or what caused the damage.

Comments

MrSandusky

I like how they used the old picture of the ambulance that hit a tree branch........

samantha bell

This  is the most useless newspaper internet site around!! Give the whole story or none at all!! Look how the Toledo Blade,or Fremont,Tiffin,Detroit ect.post their news.No wonder Sandusky is going to H---!

bored reader

Give em a break! They gotta find some way to sell this rag!

PiggersIsDaMan

I'm going to sign right up!

Salvatore

Sandusky sure is going down the tubes with all of the continuing shootings and other going ons with crooked politics. Maybe Sandusky needs to be torn down and rebuilt from scratch. Sandusky reminds me of an old truck inner tube that had so many patches that it was hard to see the original inner tube surface, more patches than tube. Maybe a name change such as Rock Ridge could be a new name. After demolishing old worthless buildings like the Keller building and other eye sore buildings, Sandusky would resemble a mountain of rocks. I got out one of my old video tapes about a funny western movie from 1974 last night because I needed something funny to watch. While watching the movie, I could not help various scenes that reminded me of Sandusky and the various characters that often post comments on the Ragister's public forums.  The Ragister often uses unrelated photos in their stories. So I will be posting unrelated videos that could resemble some of the stories of Rock Ridge, I mean Sandusky.

JUST IN! Video of street shootings!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiTKIbR69ss

 

MINE

This newspaper is most of the reason this city is going downhill.   Start a bunch of trouble.....NOW WE HAVE A BIGGER MESS!    Makes me sick...I love my hometown.    Oh well, Kaman and the crew wil fix it.   (huge sarcasm)

CheObama

You really want to save Sandusky, take down the bird feeder, stop with all the public assistance.

starryeyes83

A group of us   went for lunch the other day in the downtown area.   All we seen where dirty looking  thugs in the stairwells by the  diner with the pimp music blasting away and another thug walking around  back and forth on the cell phone "trying to make a buy"..  You know how loud people talk anymore.   Not a very nice atmosphere in my book.  Glad I don't live there.   Want your town back, run out the thugs and druggies.

omxsks

This town is filled with degenerates.  Uneducated idiots with weapons.  What the hell do you think is going to happen?  Up to four generations of section 8 familys. No regard for education or others. Just live off the system and act like an animal.  Sleep in till 3 pm everyday, wonder the street without a purpose the rest of the day.  I truly feel bad for the police and any other public service personel that has to deal with this crap. This town needs an enima if you know what I mean. Get rid of this crap now or it will continue to crap out more section 8 offspring.