Keeping Market Street safe

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

 

A few months ago I mentioned Sandusky police Lt. Phil Frost in a column after Sandusky city commission candidate, the Rev. Pervis Brown, told me Frost was not well-liked in the black community.

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The day after that column published I was crossing Market and Jackson streets with three colleagues for lunch at Yesteryears. As I stepped from the curb I saw Frost stopped at the intersection. I was just about to say hello as we made eye contact when he turned north onto Jackson Street and drove away.

"Hey, there's Phil Frost," I said to my group.

We walked to the restaurant and were seated on the patio out front. Sweet beautiful sunny day. Moments later, again, I said, "Hey, there's Phil Frost," as the elite Sandusky police commander drove past again in his nifty Crown Vic cruiser.

We ordered and got our iced teas and coffee, and again, I looked out onto Market Street and watched as big-barrel Phil drove past again. "Hey, there's Phil Frost," I said.

Sandwiches served and one of our group glances toward Market Street, and this time she says, "Hey, there's Phil Frost," as he drives past again.

We finish lunch and walk back to the Register building, standing for a moment to chat. I look over, and one more time, there's Phil Frost -- stopped -- at the four-way stop. He drives away.

I told that story to the thoughtfully opinionated Darwitt Garrett, and without missing a beat he delivered a perfect line back at me.

"Now you got a better idea what it's like to be a black man," said the former head of the Sandusky NAACP.

And there, you have it.

Comments

Anonymous

The Sandusky police command officers are used to being in their little bubble. As long as everyone stays in line and sticks to acceptable public dialogue you won't have a problem. But if you embarass them - watch out.

Anonymous

Another personal attack on Phil Frost. Matt is looking to provoke Phil to get a reaction. The SR is in the toilet and falling fast. I guess no one at the SR has any dignity and will just keep trying to provoke those who Matt does not like. There is no reason for this and it in all about Matt's personal hatred of those who don't worship Kim.

Taxpayer

There seems to be a dichotomy between the press and SPD. This story appears to be of satire. Many citizens complain because they do NOT see enough police presents in the city. So we see one dedicated officer patrolling the downtown area. I do believe the downtown needs this to attract businesses and present a protective environment. The downtown is NOT the metropolis it should be and consists of a small area. So Phil Frost is doing his job and someone does not like it? Did Phil do something wrong? He was just riding around like he is SUPPOSED to? I am many others would never thought anything of seeing a police car riding around. To even reference Mr. Garrett for his opinion is a bit of inflorescence. The majority of the black community do not like LE. They expect to be let go or not held accountable for their behavior. It does not work that way in our society. Not yet anyway. Of course the former head of the NAACP is going to be critical towards an outstanding "white" SPD officer. This guilt complex that any contact with LE is a racist act is racist in itself. The credibility of Mr. Garrett is void. So not only does Garrett and Mr. Westerhold share the same guilt complex, the decision was made to slam someone that has worked in this calamitous and deplorable city for decades. Phil is an excellent street officer. Good job Phil Frost. Keep doing your job in order to maintain order and security. Please ignore those that are so guilt conscious or guilt ridden. There are many naysayers and complainers. At least you are doing something for the city and earning your salary. I cannot say as much for many of the others that mislead to delegate blame when you did not do anything wrong. NOTHING. Keep up the good work SPD and keep us safe from ALL the two-bit thugs.

Anonymous

VERY WELL SAID! I agree with you totally. I think Westerhold and the SR have completely lost their minds! Every time I think it can't get any worse with Westerhold and his rediculous stories, guess what, IT DOES. He never ceases to amaze me. What a joke! You really need to GET A LIFE Weseterhold. Get over it already. What is your deal, honestly? Why would the SR continue to lower themselves and let you get away with your madness? Get a grip, Matt, before you totally flip out. You are more than half the way there now.

As for Phil Frost. You have ALWAYS been an excellent officer in my eyes. Although I have not seen you for quite sometime now you always treated me decent. I want you to know that I truly appreciate you and all of the others officers at SPD. I am sure I speak for others as well. The people that have "hard on's" for you and other officers have either been on the wrong side of the law or are Nuesse supporters. Just ignore (atleast try) Westerhold and all of the other negative comments you see here. GOD Bless you/SPD and keep you safe. Thanx for being there.

Anonymous

That's a great pic of you, Phil. Thanx SR. I haven't seen him in awhile.

Anonymous

Get back to work and off the computer Phil!

Anonymous

Frost must have drawn the short straw, he was patrolling the high crime area of downtown. The real winners were out on the police boat looking for bikini clad terrorists!

Anonymous

Westerhold, you must be joking. You have an over-inflated opinion of yourself and an overblown perception of your own importance. I am not sure who to believe in this whole Nuesse-gate thing, but your own continued bias towards Nuesse and your obsession with everyone at SPD and city hall is really becoming pathetically nutty. It is highly unprofessional "journalism"...if it can even be called that. GET A LIFE.

Anonymous

The SR has fallen to new lows. This paper is a sad excuse of what it once was. It's obvious that Matt's boss has no control over him. It's a sad.

Gulliver

I enjoyed the editorial. Don't you find it odd that the same block was patrolled so frequently over a lunch hour. HHmmmm.

I especically appreciated the parallel he described at the end. We caucasions have no idea what it is to be a minority. It's clear by reading these blogs (ie, NAACP article) our community has tons of closet biggots. Bloggers make biggoted remarks and don't even see their statement as racist. They think its "normal". Now that is "sad"!

Anonymous

The NAACP and Kalahari Blogs are blocked. (Can not read or post to the Comments) Only these two are blocked. Did Ida take over the Ragister?

Anonymous

matt when did you become such a little b**ch....

Anonymous

Matt Westerhold you are an a$$hole. I hope you get hit by a huge pen15 in the face. Your stuipd article is so retarted I just dont know what to say.

I hate you.

Do you have a man crush on Phil Frost?

Are you gay?

Are you serious?

PS Are you corsseyed or do you just look that stupid in your picture.

Anonymous

Does anyone know why Matt hates frost?

Anonymous

Does anyone know why Frost hates Matt?

Anonymous

Matt, is your ego that big to believe that Lt. Frost was driving around all that time just because of you? Please, you're not that important. Question, are you and Bailey related? Seems that both he and your eyes appear to track the same, kinda in two different directions.

Did it ever dawn on you that maybe, just maybe, Lt. Frost was looking for someone who may have committed a crime? Or was looking for and/or checking on something directly related to his work? No that wouldn't be it, it's all about you isn't it...........

Better yet you have the STONES to bring Mr. Garrett into the picture. It sin't about him being a "black man", it's simply that nearly half of his family members have been arrested (Peggy, Amy, David & the others), so there might be your reason why he don't like the SPD. Great person to tell the story to. I believe he was implicated in an Assault of one of his NAACP members when he was the so called President. There's quality leadership. He must to have went to the Kim Nuesse school of leadership and ethics.

Matt you're a joke!!!! At least Lt. Frost is held accountable for his actions, unlike you. One day this is all going to come back and bite you on the A$$.

Anonymous

Listen I just wanted to clear the air. I have no problem with police. I just have a problem with the Sandusky Police.

The Sandusky police fired it's best leader in the last decade. They have hired bad cops. All you need to do is look at the bunch they hired after the cheif was fired.

Frost is on my list because he is a liar and needs to be exploited. He and the rest of the bad cops are out to get me. Darwitt and I both agree we would make better officers than any one officer in the Sandusky Police department.

Lastly to the people who read my articles.... Thank you for standing up for me and reading between the lines.

Phil look out because if you or one of your bad officers comes in contact with me... it's a lawsuit.

Matt Westerhold- Sandusky Register

Anonymous

So this was a few months ago when this incident took place? Whey did you not write about it then Matt?

What's this about the police that were hired after Mrs. Nuesse was fired? Have you spoken with any of them? Have you been pulled over? Or is this just your opinion? If so how did you form your opinion? What is you source of information these rookies are a bunch of bad guys? No matter what your beef is with Frost, you have no reason to criticize a bunch of rookies just because they were not hired by Nuesse!

Anonymous

Why are you doing this? You are sounding real dumb. I dont like to police either but I dont publish it in the paper. Its all fun and games till you get rodney kinged

Anonymous

Matt Westerhold and the Sandusky Register have really outdone themselves on this one. I for one think that the only reaction you're going to get from Phil Frost (and most of the SPD for that matter) will be a certified letter some day. That is the way that persons are notified when they are a party in a lawsuit. Just hang on and keep running your mouths.

Anonymous

I COULD HAVE BEEN TOLD EVERYONE THAT FROST IS A RACIST CROOKED COP WHO DOES NO THAT OH I 4GOT MOST WHITE PPL DONT NO BECAUSE HE DOESNT FUC WIT DEM GET THAT GUY OFF DA FORCE LAMO!!!

Anonymous

I COULD HAVE BEEN TOLD EVERYONE THAT FROST IS A RACIST CROOKED COP WHO DOESnt NO THAT OH I 4GOT MOST WHITE PPL DONT NO BECAUSE HE DOESNT FUC WIT DEM GET THAT GUY OFF DA FORCE LAMO!!!

Taxpayer

Matt Westerhold,
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I do not like how Nuesse was fired, but that will be left up to the judge to decide. You have a very powerful position in representing the press. I have wondered what your personal position and motivation was for your reporting. You have made it perfectly clear now. I appreciate you reporting the news about the Nuesse hearings. But, I do expect a FAIR shake without you being in the "tank" for Nuesse. I need to cultivate my own opinion, but I cannot if you are one sided. It is your job to inculcate the public with the news in a fair demeanor. I do not understand your paranoia with Phil Frost or the SPD. Have you been contacted by anyone from SPD or threatened by them? How can you believe they are out to "get" you? This is incredible. I do admit that Phil can be intimidating. I do appreciate you posting your opinion, but to openly threaten or warn Phil and the police department to have no contact with you is ludicrous. I just cannot imagine someone from the press being afraid of the local police. Now, we know YOU have a "list" of people YOU are out to get. You are destroying your credibility. I am familiar with the officers prior to Nuesse and do not know about the ones hired after her departure. If you have any news on the new hires with a two source confirmation then please post it. I would like to know. It would be suicidal for anyone from SPD to conspire to "get" you because you have the ability to report it. You have the same liberal concept as Darwitt Garrett. Darwitt's family has been involved with SPD and he does not like it. You two are blaming SPD for the behavior of others. No one is exempt from violating criminal code or city ordinance. My protocol is to simply act with decorum to avoid conflict with LE. So is about 80% of the residents. I am shocked that you are so paranoid because the pen is always mightier than the sword.

Anonymous

Phil Frost looks like he spends too much time catching doughnuts instead of catching criminals.

Our police officers, 3specially our "elite commanders," should have to stay in shape. Yikes!

Lay off the nachos, Phil. Try an apple or something.

Seriously

I saw Phil the other day, and it looks like he ate another officer. I guess if Nuesse loses her case, Phil will swallow her whole as her punishment.

Don't our police officers have to take fitness tests?

Sam

How long has Yesteryears been closed, not to mention the outdoor patio? Why did it take so long for this garbage to be printed? After seeing Westerhold on Time Warner's cable program and some of is his comments. I wonder why why he seems so interested in Lt. Frost.

Anonymous

youre a genius

Anonymous

After all of this time, all of the Nuesse stories, if people can't see now how bias Westerhold and the SR are, something is wrong. Westerhold has proven this over, and over, and over again.

Anonymous

Whats amader Matt why did you take down you post. Are you afraid your oppinion was not understood. You are a joke. I hope you never write a story again.

Anonymous

I just noticed the Matt Westerhold blog is gone. Wonder what the story is behind that? Maybe getting a little concerned about liable.

Anonymous

I am shocked at even Matt Westerhold that he has stooped to this level. His boss must have his head deep in the sand or plain just doesn't care. Westerhold stepped way over the line with that post. You really can't believe anything he says. It is so obvious that he is obsessed and out of control. He will attack anyone who doesn't agree with him.

Anonymous

I may be wrong, but I don't think the comment posted on here earlier was actually written by Westerhold. Seemed like someone was just trying to impersonate our silly boy Mattie.

Anonymous

Don't tell me that I missed Westerholds blog. ;)

I would have LOVED to have seen that beauty. Darn, darn, darn. LOL.

Can anyone enlighten me as to what it said?

Hmmm, I wonder why he took it off of here? I can't believe he hasn't had his butt in trouble ALREADY.

Anonymous

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Anonymous

I wouldn't mind it one bit if you patrolled around and around my block all day long.

Anonymous

Matt, you better watch your back with this dude! Even moreso than when you had to when you used to work at Daly's & had to drive yourself/your brother home smashed all the time.

Anonymous

Why does he allow this to go on? Is he a coward or does he just not care? After reading Westerholds blog yesterday, it is clear that Phares is either not in control or part of the problem. Time to fire Phares!

Anonymous

like a Sergeant to me.

Anonymous

And some of you people want frost to be chief, give me a break.

Anonymous

He told us that he hates cops, mostly the sandusky police. He said he will do what ever he wanted. Frost is stalikng him. He told the police to stay away from him or he will have their jobs. And he also said he hates all sandusky residents. Thats basicly it. What a blow hard power of the pen loser.

Anonymous

Matt what is this "fascination" you have with Phil Frost? Is it Jealousy, cause he is a man and you are not even close to being a man? Is it a little bit of a "Man-crush"?? I mean what is it. Phil has been a member of the SPD since 1988 and has a college degree and is a Lieutenant, do you honestly believe that Phil thinks you are worth ruining his career. I think, no I KNOW you think WAY too much of yourself Matt. There are also some inconsistencies in your "story", first off Matt I think everyone knows you dont have 3 friends so that part is a lie. Also, SPD does not even drive Crown Vics anymore, they have been driving Chevrolet Impalas for nearly 8 years now. I mean Matt do you just sit in your cave and just write what ever comes into your little mind? Regardless of the facts? These attacks against the SPD are getting out of hand and I just dont know what you feel you are accomplishing?? Give us a hint Matt, of what you hope to get done by making 50-some police officers mad??

Anonymous

like a Sergeant to me

Anonymous

What is going on with this Westerhold guy?

Anonymous

Phil looks great!! Always has been a Nice GOOD Cop in my eyes. DON'T HATE... HATERS:)

Anonymous

Checkout westerholds forhead, You could fit the longest typed blog on here on that,& not reach his eyebrows:)

Anonymous

Well everyone is glad you are gone. The place is so nice with you gone. Phil is a better cop then you ever were. He is in line for chief and a lot of people hope he gets it. I have yet to hear your name mentioned for chief ever!

Anonymous

Well, I would check it out but I really don't like to look at him. That boy be uuuuuuug-LY.

Taxpayer

I have known "Gary" for a while. He was always too abrasive to instill teamwork and motivate officers. Many would shake their heads and walk out to the circle and drive away on patrol. In his mind he was chief material, but there was no way he would be considered. I do wish Rock was back at the department. He would make an excellent chief. I also think Phil should be considered.

retired

How can Phil be sooooooo fat and be allowed to be a lieutenant? He looks like he swallowed a criminal, but he's too fat to ever catch one.

Anonymous

I agree. Between Phil and former Det. Rambutis, they could block out the entire sun. I can't believe our police department allows cops to get this fat. It's disgusting.

Lose some wait and be a role model for our citizens like you're supposed to be, Phil. You're an embarrassment.

Anonymous

The FOP contract had a discipline clause for over weight cops. Kim took it out.

Anonymous

It looks as if MATTY, Is a yes man for any cause that sells paper's, Be it Black racism, or Pick on cops whatever he can do to stir hate and sell paper's this Gossip rag has about run it's course, We need another Paper in town one that can be balanced and fair. one that keeps personal views out of it's pages and reports real news not old crap that keeps repeating it's self. Hey at the SR thier really is more out here besides your selfish personal wars you are a joke do not believe me TAKE A SURVEY, and don't ask your buddies ask the people from out of your little circle.

Anonymous

Saw our little Mattie on the Time Warner Cable show. He lookd like a deer in the headlight, somewhat confused, looked weak even compared to the other two libs. I hare the Palin Dealer has a motor route Mattis, maybe its time to work for a real newspaper.

Anonymous

that they deleted davorious allen's comment... that was the most intelligent 3 lines of writng that i have ever read in my life

Anonymous

I hope he gets hit in the seat by a large overweight cop

Anonymous

Just what we want from our Police Dept. Bring Kimmie back, stop the crap.

Anonymous

Matt you little prickel. Why dont you give us another little blog comment? Ca'mon. Help us "read between the lines" you f*cker. Lets go!!!! Oh yeah, you might have to remove your own comment because you are a scared little a$$ clown

Anonymous

I have cancled my paper because of this guy. What a joke. Nuesse this, Crandall that, Frost this, NAACP that.

Anonymous

I am trying to figure out a word that describes my dislike for Matt Westerhold's column and the Sandusky Register. For a person, and I use that term loosly, to write columns KNOWING that he is going to spark such anger from the very people he is supposed to be reporting the news to, is PATHETIC. Matt, are you THAT in need of attention that it doesnt matter what kind of attention you get. I mean I realize that bad publicity for the paper is still publicity and I am sure that is what the powers that be at the SR are seeing. But the real issue here, is a "Man" using a supposedly professional newspaper as his platform to gain the interest of a woman (Kim Nuesse) who could care less about him. So, I will continue to search the world for the perfect word to describe my DISLIKE....'cause so far I havent found one that goes deep enough. Matt you are a pathetic, good for nothing, talentless, worthless, sad, person and NO ONE wants you here so do us all a favor and just LEAVE already!!!!

Anonymous

Until Westerhold is gone!

Anonymous

Why do you always answer/re-blog yourself every time you comment?

Anonymous

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Anonymous

~cough~ cough~
~gag~gag~
~barf~barf~

~get over it already~

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Anonymous

the reason that Matt is still on the payroll of SR. Look at all the comments, not only on this article, but all of them that he writes. If so many people didn't give him the time of day, then the paper may do something. But why get rid of someone who apparently gets so much attention and comments from the community.

Anonymous

Thats right Matt eat me

Anonymous

The apparent attitude of the Sandusky PD is the same as any gang or thugs who try to intimidate law abiding Citizens with their potential to make life dangerous ar difficult at best. It reflects a situation of Cops Gone Wild. This is not a recent problem, it has been going on for years. The attitude of the Sandusky PD was reflected in the cop who got in trouble on the islands and is reflected in their attitude with the Police Bike Gang know as Wart Hogs. It is the responsibility of the City Manager to address this problem now. I fear that the City Manager has already been intimidated by the Sandusky PD and his inaction is due to that. This would not be an uncommon occurence. If so, the City Manager has to take action and request help. This is rotting Sandusky to the core. Firing of Nuessue was a complete mistake and the City of Sandusky has been suffering every since. Every day it appears to be a gang related firing more and more.

Anonymous

Why are you telling the rest of us not to look at this blog or comment on it when you obviously came here yourself to check things out! Sheesh!

Anonymous

Anyone for U.S. Justice Department oversite of the SPD?

Anonymous

LOL!!!! What are you talking about?? If this is not written by Matt, it is hard to believe there is someone out there who is as dillusional as he is. So, you're comparing the Police Department to a group of thugs?? LOL!! You are a perfect example of how drugs affect your brain. If you commit a crime, then yes youre going to get arrested. As for the thing on Put-N-Bay with Mel Burns....you people need to move on. So ok, you dont like Mel, so is that a reason to say that the entire department is corrupt??? Isnt that KINDA like saying because one person from a PARTICULAR race is bad that the ENTIRE race is bad, dont they call that racism?? Hmmm...people like you make me so happy that we have cops, because God knows without them that morons like you would be allowed to run freely, with no fear of being held accountable.

Anonymous

Ok, Matt you have spent the past few months bashing the SPD. You specifically point out Sams, Frost and other command staff officers. So after all that, do you expect us to believe this.... "I was just about to say hello as we made eye contact when he turned north onto Jackson Street and drove away."??????

Matt, if you have such a problem with the man, why are you saying hello to him?? You are such a liar Matt!!! You articles make NO sense and I can not even stomach thinking about how you actually make money doing this. There are so many people who are out of work now adays. Hard working, talented people....then there is you...you are such a nerd, LOL, who MUST have something on someone at the SR, to where they allow you to run loose without anything being said. So what is it Matt? What do you have hanging over your boss' head?

Just start writing columns that are not filled with lies Matt, that is all we are asking. No one says you have to like cops, I mean most people like you dont, but dont expect us to believe things like you were actually going to say "hi" to Phil and then he hurt your wittle' feewings by not saying hi....lol....GOD you are such a JOKE Matt!!!

Anonymous

Im not telling people not to look at this blog or comment. Quite the contrary. Look all you want, write all you want, read all you want. That is what this country was made great for, the freedom to do whatever, read whatever and say whatever we want. However, you missed the point completely.

Anonymous

It's obvious that you don't like SPD but your facts are off. They are far from out of control. Everything down there looks good from where I sit. The officers are working hard and they seem to be happy. If you have some facts, please share them. If you want to bring up Put in Bay, that was under Guesser's command.

Anonymous

Sorry, I meant Nuesse's command.

Anonymous

Sorry. But I do not know Matt, nor does he do any writing for me. Fact is, I served in City Government and while in a Police Cruiser I was told by a Sergeant that if I interfered with the Police Department, I would be killed and they would get away with it. He was not joking. So, my assumption that the City Manager has been threatened has credibility. I am hardly a moron, nor do I have a Police record and I am accountable for my actions. From my past experiences, I would say that the Sandusky PD uses intimidation on a daily basis and they do not even recognize what they are doing anymore.

Anonymous

If this is true, name the sergeant. But you won't because you made it up. Name the sergeant and the date and time. Lets confirm your story. It's easy to come on and spew lies. This is a serious accusation, back it up with facts. But you won't, because you made it up.

Anonymous

Maybe I should clarify. This was not Sandusky PD. It happened in the late 70's. I wish I did make it up, because it has slanted my view of Law Enforcement ever since. I simply do not, nor will I, trust anyone with a badge. Evidence of Police wrong doings are in the papers everyday. For me it is water over the bridge and the Officer has retired. As you said, it is a serious accusation, but it is true. You can believe this:It has made me a serious observer of Law Enforcement and I do not like what I see. Challenging me or calling me names will change nothing. It is as true as the actions of your Mel Smith and other Sandusky PD officers who abused young girls and now an acting Chief who clearly is trying to intimidate the press. Denial is not a river in Egypt.

Anonymous

This is exactly what I'm talking about. You accused SPD based on some 1970 experience with another PD. I doubt it really happened, but even if it did, what does that have to do with SPD? And who is Mel Smith? When did Acting Chief Sams try to intimidate the press? Are you referring to Lt. Frost? You don't know what you are talking about and have your facts all messed up. You are spreading rumors and lies by posting things that you know nothing about.

Anonymous

Your comment is so weird it is almost comical. I worry more about people like you running loose than I will EVER worry about our police department. With so many nutty people out and about these days, I am thankful for them all and pray that GOD will keep them all safe from people like you.

It's a sad world anymore.

Anonymous

If you want my opinion your whole dam@ Sandusky Police Department and the jerks that are posting shi@ on here about this guy Westerhold are the looney ones!

Taxpayer

So this "threat" of being "killed" if you interfered with the PD happened in the late 70's? You want to clarify, but you will not name the department or the exact year? I have been around a while and not very many LE officers have been "killed" in the line of duty. I am sorry, but I will have to call BS on this one. You may have been in LE and you decided to leave the profession for what ever reasons. That is your business. But, to make up stories in your mind is not a good attribute. If you have NO facts and only contribute to "stories" then do everyone a favor and mind your own chronic business.

Anonymous

So this incident happened in the 70's you say huh? Well you know what was really popular in the 70's.....DRUGS. Me thinks you may have gotten ahold of some bad weed there Cheech. Maybe you were on a bad "trip" from this stuff that you mixed it up with an episode of Hawaii 5-0 you were watching. So, youre saying that sometime in the 70s some mysterious Police Sgt. told you that if you messed with the Police you would be killed and no one would do anything? Hmmm..and of course now you want us to think that the SPD is most likely still practicing this form of Police work over 30 years later? Then you tell us that youre NOT a moron and have no Police record of your own??? WOW, I have to say, I have read some "FAR OUT" blogs in my time, but yours may be the most......idiotic!!! LOL!!! So what your saying, lol, is that Matt should be careful in his dealings with Frost, who IS a Lientenant (wow, is that just a coincidence??? Hmmmmm, I think not!!!!), because Sgt. "So & So" over 30 years ago told you cops can kill people and get away with it??? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That sound about right??? I am not even sure why myself or all the other Westerhold HATERS need to respond to any of these, just reading these deliriously moronic thoughts that pop into the tiny minds of Matt and his "Friends", proves our points like nothing WE have EVER written. You DOLTS make this way too easy!!!!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

Anonymous

What????

Anonymous

How about this? You & Phil trade jobs for a couple of days or a week. I mean everybody always knows every bodies elses business. Hell Matt get my IP# & trade jobs with me while you are at it. Like the old Joe North song - "before you accuse, criticize, or abuse, walk a mile in my shoes."

Anonymous

See? Already I made a mistake. It should be Joe South - not North.

Crackhead

matt? i'm not a big fan of the tactics some cops use to intimidate (first hand and behind the scenes knowledge included). i am also not a big fan of the s.p.d. because the way i view them. are my opinions jaded too because i read the register who seems so quick to judge and condemn them? i don't know.

the question i will ask you, matt is this: are you p.o.'d at frost and the s.p.d. because of the way they treated Kim? i think the answer is yes, but i'd really like to hear your answer.
come on matt, jason answers his bloggers. answer me.

i like the fact that you keep after things that you feel are wrong with the system. that is good journalism. my fear is that the register and most mainstream media is #1 becoming too jaded to do their jobs. #2 too biased to help the community. #3 making many who cannot decipher opinion from facts believe that your opinions are the news.#4 having soooo many opinions in your paper in the first place.

answer me/us. if jason can answer his, then you can answer yours.

Anonymous

I have a policy of not arguing with crazy people, but in this case I will make an exception. 1. I have no idea what an LE is. My role in City Government at that time was as an elected official. 2. The account as I wrote it is accurate. 3. True drugs were plentiful in those days, but my line of work prevented that sort of experimentation. 4. The incident was a complete surprise, but changed my outlook on those with a badge for a lifetime. 5. As an observer over the last thirty years of law enforcement. I trust none of you. The reference to Mel Smith was my only error. I guess the fellow who got in trouble on the islands was named Burns. Sorry, as you know, we all do make mistakes. Mine was truly an error, I do not think the actions I have been reading about have been errors. 6. I am done with my public argument with you. I propose that the responsible citizens of Sandusky turn the tables on those who coming under the definition of COPS GONE WILD and start photographing, video taping and recording their every action. It is best not to be obvious, or better yet, conceal any equipment. Lets have a contest and see what we can find over the next year. Should be interesting. For now goodbye. No future online arguments. But, be sure, we are watching you boys in blue. Yes, and I am sure you are watching too. And, so is the press the only one to face intimidation, or have elected officials, like me, been intimidated too? That was the question.

Richard Cranium

What's up with the SPD command officer sporting the 70's p*rn 'staches? Is that a macho cop thing? My god, do they not look in the mirror everday? Is that his Ron Jeremy imitation?

Crackhead

hey matt--- why can't we make comments on the naacp story? what kind of ship are we running here?

Anonymous

I agree with crackhead. Actually I've argued with crackhead before but that is a valid point. Agree or dis-agree keep everything open. DO NOT SHUT DOWN SITES. Man up! That truly is the beauty of free speech, yet many hate it badly when they dis-agree with other's opinions. Matt are you like that?

Crackhead

come on matty. we know you read them. you and i are both too vain, in what we write to not check back to see people's responses.
come on, defend your views. i know you read these.

Anonymous

When you have nothing intelligent to say, you resort to name calling. Just like you calling others crazy because they don't agree with you. Well let's see you made more then one mistake in your posting. Nice try there. How does the 70's incident have anything to do with SPD. And as far as recording, SPD's cruisers already have audio and video on everything they do. As stated before, you don't know what you are talking about!

Crackhead

matty--- by the way, i was also wondering, do you and some of your staff only write some of this to get hits for your website? i have to wonder. i hope that is not it, because that would be a really low thing to do, wouldn't it? you cannot be that morally bankrupt, can you? i sure hope not.

Crackhead

i wrote this on michell pletchers blog matty. do you agree?

Michelle, i defend you on a regular basis. i need to take this opportunity to tell you that this story/ blog entry sounded almost like it was coached by matt westerhold. while i i agree with many things he writes and understand much of where he is coming from in his stories, rarely do i agree with the tactics he uses to get to the end result.

i too don't care what people think of me or what i write. but, let me tell you this, always try to be a free thinker. many will try to brainwash you in the name of education and they will slowly pick apart your core values
never let that happen. you must step back and see what agenda everyone is pushing before you make a decision on any given subject.
you seem like an intelligent girl and i feel sort of bad that you now may have a jaded view of the world. i feel bad for that,in a way but then again maybe you have a better sense of how it really is out here than most kids your age.
i also think that i feel sorry for these people who slam on you all of the time. jealousy is a monster and it has green eyes. the two things in this world that motivate people more than anything else--GREED AND JEALOUSY. sad but true.

Anonymous

THAT...I doubt. Nice try though.

Anonymous

A dedicated police officer doing his fricken job! The SPD has its hands full in this city. The thugs are moving in (if they dont already live here ). If you are a law abiding citizen be GRATEFUL you see a police officer riding around doing his job to protect YOU! I am sure many neighborhoods would love to have more police patrol to detour the thugs and crime dwellers out. Good Job Phil! This city reeks with crime and we need more officer just like you ! Phil , its like water off a duck , dont let these people give you any chit ! We NEED more police officers like Phil to rid the crime from this pathetic city. Good job Phil, tell them to "bite me" !

Anonymous

O Phil btw, looking good baby looking good ! (giggling) Keep up the good work!

Anonymous

Kick that criminal azz.

Anonymous

I hate you Matt. F-ing hate you $hit. I hope you get pulled over. You never know that might be the end of our little friend. Ya know you can .... and get away with it.

Taxpayer

I am in shock at the extreme animosity Matt Westerhold has against the SPD AND Lt. Phil Frost. His open and stated bigotry has stained all his reporting on the Nuesse hearings. There is NO respect for fairness or tolerance of justice here. I relied on Matt Westerhold to report the NEWS, but now I can no longer accept his reporting as neutral. He even let it be known that he has a "list" of people he is after. How can Matt be critical of SPD when he does the exact same thing he accuses SPD of doing? I am truly disappointed in Mr. Westerhold, but I do appreciate him posting his opinion and personal feelings. As much disappointment I have for the SR, this name calling and implied profanity towards Westerhold is infantile. People that post they "hate" and use vexatious language against Westerhold are just adding to his cause of one sided reporting. If you cannot converse intelligently, then go to the comics section or refrain from writing reports.

Anonymous

Until Westerhold is fired!

Anonymous

Thank you for what you do. I have had the pleasure of interacting with Phil and other SPD members in the past and I am GLAD that we have such good people in the SFD.

Anonymous

Oops...typo. I meant SPD. The SFD people are great too but I meant SPD.

Anonymous

Matt Westerhold is a fair news reporter. He reports all of the FACTS and no FICTION. I think his POS on Frost is indiffrent. I agree that Market St needed to be safe. I think cops have the time to stalk people. I think Matt is a spart news person. I am sick of you westerhold bashers.

I have been seeing Matt on the side for years and think he has soft hands. Our homosexual relationship hase been hott.

Anonymous

What about it Matt, why stop with the GOBs messing with Nuesse, we all know those GOBS are some of the same people standing behind the MD mess?

Frost is a victim of opportunity rallied by the likes of certain city commissioners and city employees pulling strings...get your publisher to understand that the SR needs to be more aggressive with all of the GOBs!

Anonymous

There are too many government thugs roaming our streets and too many laws that violate our natural rights for them to enforce. Instead of protecting our natural rights, government thugs are lurching around, spying on us so they can get the thrill of busting us, extorting us for their thug bosses and getting points on their evaluations. Shame on Lt. Frost and all other government thugs and their supporters!

Anonymous

Next time you need a cop call a thug..oh wait.that's why we have cops..they keep bad people at bay.

Crackhead

come on matty. where are you?

Anonymous

CRIME IS WHAT KEEPS SANDUSKY FROM PROSPERING. THERE ARE SOME REALLY NICE AREAS IN SANDUSKY AND OTHER AREAS THAT ARE NOT SO NICE THAT COULD BE! THE MAGGOTS(DRUGS) HAS GOTTEN INTO THE TRASH CAN NEIGHBORHOODS AND WE NEED THE EXTERMINATORS (POLICE DEPT) TO HIRE MORE THUG REMOVERS (COPS). CITY SPEND MORE TAX DOLLARS AND GET THE GRANTS NEEDED FOR MORE POLICE OFFICERS. THE MAGGOTS ARE TAKING OVER, YOU NEED TO NIP THIS IN THE BUTT AS YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE YEARS AGO.

Crackhead

still there are stories we can't comment on. why not?

Anonymous

I think its a good idea, we can report posters abuse, how about the abuse that reports do to their readers?

MATT, MAYBE FROST THOUGHT THAT YOUR WRITTINGS ARE A CRIME and was trying to protect us readers from your weiredness

Matt, your WAY out of line on this one!

Anonymous

Pretty clear you don't like Phil. I'll admit..as a craftsman I think poorly of "educated professionals." You know what the oldest "profession" is?

Anonymous

Give me a break and not my neck. This is little old Sandusky we dont have anything to write about but stupid stuff, because there is nothing going on of importance to write about. city official-not important, NAACP- not important, State Trooper-not important, Phil Frost is a MESS-but not important, Kalahari Fights-not important. What else do they have to write about? NOTHING

Anonymous

I went all through school with Phil Frost. He was a bully back then and it sounds like he still is. Some people become cops to serve and protect,while others do it so they can keep bullying people around.

Anonymous

other half looks like twins

Anonymous

Ithink it is a good idea for us locals to be vigilant with our current PD. The firing of Nuesse has a bad odor to it and the actions of Phil Frost reek of intimidation of the press. Not only in his apparent stalking of Westerhold, but also by his reaction to being photographed at the Nuesse hearing. I have loaded my video camera with new batteries and now keep it in my car. I am not looking for trouble, but, I do want to be prepared to give evidence against them or any other party who offends the law. I am considering buying a small voice recording tape device to keep on me at all times at my business where the often visit. While none have approached me for "breaks" as they call it, It feel that it is on their mind. Our camera system does not pick up voice, so this seems like a good back up. It is odd, Perkins Police Officers also visit frequently and they do not seem to have the same air of intimidation among them. What a difference a 50 foot street can make in attitudes.

Anonymous

December is Frosts favorite month,people bring in cookies so he can get fatter.

Anonymous

This cop looks as if he spent too much
time at the donut shop.

Does Sandusky have any Negro Cops??

Anonymous

RE: DRUGS4THUGS.COM

Your logic ties me up and rapes me. If it is crime that has robbed Sandusky of prosperity, how is it the entire state and nation is struggling. It is government taxes and regulation (including the immoral, unconstitutional and failed "War On Drugs (i.e. people)) and the corruption that goes with it that is chasing producers out of our nation.

Apparently, you think that people who would peacefully use and sell drugs are thugs, but it is the war on drugs and the black market caused by it that has brought the violence into our neighborhoods.

This is but one example of the fact that nearly all the problems attributed to drug use and sales are caused by or exacerbated by the war on drugs.

You're also intent to label those who live lives you don't agree with as maggots and trash. You also label an inanimate object (drugs) with labels that can't apply to it (thug). I'm sure this makes it easier to convince people to send government thugs (police/"exterminator") the people whose lives you don't approve of. Do you always advocate killing ("exterminating"?) of the people you don't like? Seems like something only a trashy thug maggot would do.

RE: Okay libertarian

It would be nice if one could call the police with the sure knowledge that they would never violate one's natural rights and would look upon themselves servant charged with upholding the natural rights of their fellow citizens and neighbors. I always obey the law, but I respect the police and the law only to the extent that they uphold natural rights, which is their only moral purpose.

Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Police are as likely to be thugs, ready to violate one's natural rights, as protectors of natural rights. When they violate a person's natural rights, they (along with judges, prosecutors and lawmakers) are worse thugs than common street thugs.

Besides, I don't depend on anyone to protect me except myself and have taken the necessary steps to do so. Considering the fact that government thugs have no legal obligation to protect us from common thugs, I would advise other people to do the same and consider very carefully under what circumstances they would call a government thug for "assistance". It would also behoove us to know what rights and liberties we still have and strongly assert them when dealing with government thugs.

Anonymous

This story is a JOKE...
What Lt. Phil and the SPD do for this community far out weighs aything that the SR or M. Westerhold will ever contrubute. What has Phil and the other members of the SPD done for us...Saved lives, kept peace, risked their lives and so on and so on. What has M. Westerhold done for Sandusky...Caused strife. Sorry I cant think of anything else.

Anonymous

Matt Westerhold. What is your stance on the city goverment. Do you hate the police? Or are you just reporting the news on how the police harass people.

Why do you thing Frost is harassing you? Just because he drives around in the downtown area does not mean you are being stalked.

"big barrel Phil" sounds like you are the one harassing him. Have you ever looked in the mirror. Your head looks like a GD roadmap. You are queerbust.

You are not worth the dog poop on my bootheal.

What are you doing harassing reporters with the Bellevue paper? Why do you acuse them of taking you article about stupid buttons. Its buttons dude, theres not much to report there.

I have an idea. GO REPORT YOURSELF!!!!

Anonymous

Just remember to shut off the videocamera in your car when soliciting the male prostitues that hang out in your neck of the woods!

Anonymous

Why is it that you seem to be all of the same person? Maybe because you are. You comments are not only assanine but very, very, immature. Do you work or do you just blog all day? Or are you Westerhold himself? Maybe all of the above? I think you need to get a life. I hope your keyboard breaks. TEHE. Give us all a break.

Anonymous

Westerhold is quite jealous of Frost.

Anonymous

Can you not get past the Westerhold crap? Can't you read? It was in the newspaper today that SPD and SFD are working on that. Why do you and Westerhold purposely try to start turmoil? BTW, why was that story not here..."The police and fire aim to recruit". WHY?

Anonymous

Matt if you want things to change in the Sandusky area you must make a step toward change. If you keep bashing everything that goes on here and making up lies, Sandusky will never change. Why would people want to bring a buisness to downtown Sandusky after reading the bull you write about. You need to change, better yet the SR needs a change, get rid of you!

Anonymous

The SR is not going to get rid of him from the way it looks. I guess none of them are any better. It would be nice if Westerhold would just leave the area if he is so unhappy here instead of making us all miserable. I went to school with his brother Grant, he always seemed like such a nice guy (shrug).

Anonymous

enough said

libertarian

RE: ?

What is really asinine and immature is labeling my comments as such without addressing any of the issues I present.

If I am wrong, please tell how and why instead of calling me absurd names or questioning my identity. I'll gladly concede any error. As to my identity, I also identify myself as "libertarian" and nothing else.