Charlie Sams can handle a yo-yo

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

His testimony in the Nuessegate hearings is laughable, but here's a comment from a reader that accuses Charlie Sams of being a dead-ringer for famous 1960s humorist Tommy Smothers.

Interim Sandusky police chief Charlie Sams testifies on the second day of Nuesse's civil service hearing. Tommy Smothers works his yo-yos.

       


         


         


         


         

re heres wrote on Oct 14, 2008 1:19 PM:

" I think he looks more like Tommy Smothers "

You decide. Tommy Smothers or Johnny Carson.

Comments

Anonymous

What a freakin' joke, w/desperation written all over the place! Must be a reason for it?

Anonymous

Sandusky is the punchline of all the area jokes. It is such a laugh to follow this and all the other backstabbing and out and out lies that surround this city. Police, city workers, lawyers (oops, they lie for a living), public officials and polititans
all come from under the same slimy rock.

So glad my tax dollars are not funding this circus.

Anonymous

Seems you made friends at your last job. They made you a video, check it out.

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

Anonymous

What a mature blog... NOT. How old are you, anyway, Westerhold? You come across as a petulant little boy.

Anonymous

You are a little strange....but I knew I would get attacked....per usual in these Nuesse/Westerhold blogs

Anonymous

Not the first time I've been called strange, won't be the last I'm sure! Just what is it you consider strange about me, that I'm willing to state my personal opinions here, or the fact that they evidently don't jive w/yours? Difference between you and I is that I figure when a blogger comes back calling names, verbally insulting, you know, "the pot calling the kettle black" thing, I don't consider it an attack. I figure it's a DEFENSE MECHANISM they're using, and it's there for a reason! Let's agree on one thing here, we just DISAGREE. I can do that with civility, can you? However, I would have to wonder why the necessity for you to play the "victim" roll here, always being attacked? If it bothers you so much, STAY AWAY!

Anonymous

This entire issue is as a result of the current City Manager terminating Ms. Nuesse from her position as Chief. He based this action on complaints from her command staff, other city departments, members of other governmental agencies, as well as personel interaction in the workplace with Nuesse.
The complaints basically boiled down to an issue of honesty in what she said and did with her employees, budgets, department regulations, and with people in the city as well as in the community. To put it bluntly, the contention is she would say one thing and do another. As such, the City Manager felt he was unable to trust her or her judgment, and due to this, he terminated her. The issues discussed during the present Civial Service hearing (parking ticket, web page, agreements with Perkins Twp., the need for a new radio 'system...) are merely the city's examples of waht they fell showed her 'dishonesty', and why the termination was carried out. But the firing was not based on any one issue alone.
Nuesse's contention is that she was unjustly terminated (Good Old Boy syndrome, sexual bias, command staff out to get her,...) and due to this, she is appealing the termination through the local paper, organizations (ministerial), Civil Service, and eventually, the courts. And that, as we say, is the 'REST OF THE STORY'.

Anonymous

We'll see about that.

Anonymous

"We'll see about WHAT?"

Anonymous

Your posts really bother many. You come off as ; well I'm just a little above you peons. Your opinion - that is one thing. Your attitude - that is another thing. If you don't change it here I'm sure others will say pretty much what I'm saying to you.

Anonymous

You know what, I am so done argueing with you. ALL of your comments bother me but I just shrug them all off, no biggie. You don't have to worry about me changing my attitude for you here because me, like all the others with sense will not be back here to argue with you supporter's (I beleive it is only the same person). BTW, I am a peon, what do you think about that. Just a regular 'ol citizen of Sandusky who happens to love this town I was born and raised in. So sorry you can't do the same. Have a WONDERFUL day!

Anonymous

stop crying: rain is coming soon.

Anonymous

Born and raised in this town, love it just as much as the next person! The difference, I'm not willing to settle for being put into the category of being a "peon". You see, when you allow that, you allow yourself to be someone elses' doormat! My purpose isn't to argue with anyone, as much as it is to point out that as a tax-paying member of this community, we really must pay attention to what's going on, especially when done behind closed doors, in shady manners! Don't know about you, but I work to freakin hard to have my tax dollars MISUSED AND ABUSED! Don't appreciate it, let alone the fact that they feel they have the green light to continue doing so! I guess we'll all just have to wait and see, won't we? The way I see it, if this City has to fork over one penny for a firing they said was justified, whether thru an out-of-court settlement, or court ordered, will only prove there error! Who pays for it? The TAXPAYERS! p.s. If your purpose is to "change anyones' mind" well, I learned a long time ago to have an open mind, to think for myself. I live in Sandusky, not Stepford! Peace!

Anonymous

Just because you LOVE the town you were born and raised in doesn't mean you have to continuously stick up for the corruption that's going on in this County. And that is why I believe you are either one of the GOB's or else you are affliated with them. Why else would you continuously badger and insult the people that have opinions different from yours? I've yet to insult you but as vicious as you are it's been hard not to......

Anonymous

;)

Anonymous

They did one thing right! They fired Nuesse!!!!

Anonymous

I wish I had a job where I only had to write an article once every two weeks. A job where I could write anything about anyone, then hide behind my office door and let people rip each other on these blogs because of the ridiculous things I write. I would have the backing of a newspaper that obviously can not afford to hire a decent editor. I could get out written by a high school girl who is not even getting paid. Then I could spend the rest of my day chasing the skirt of a woman who probably forgets my name half the time. I could write articles bashing the men and women who actually contribute something to society and be loved by criminals who also hate them. Matt Westerhold....just living the American Dream!!! Alone in his parents basement.....

Anonymous

OK GUYS- My last comment was ERASED. Listen I submitted explicit details of the night of events regarding the shooting that accused McDonald and Turner of Murder –

So hear it comes again, JUST WATCH HOW QUICKLY THIS WILL BE ERASED, right before your eyes.... I think I'm on to something good.

- The night of the shooting Baxter accused three guys because they were all seen at the club together. While at the club caston is involved in an argument with jerome caffey over who can bench press the most weights.

- That very night, mcdonald drove both turner and caston to the club picking them up in his white car. Please note that caston and turner both were picked up at turner's home and mcdonald was driving his own vehicle, not riding with caston as Baxter has indicated. .

- After the club closes, caston was still very angry and intoxicated as he was ranting and raving about seeking revenge against caffey. You should all know that this was an argument with Caston and Caffey only. McDonald, once again, gave turner and caston a ride home from the club and before they reached their final destinations they stopped at the shell gas station, it was there that McDonald purchased party mixers and condoms for his evening with Ms. Harris. Ms. Harris had purchased a hotel in her name at the motel on Cleveland avenue and it was a mutual agreement that they would meet immediately after mcdonalds night at the club.

- It has been noted that while at the gas station, caston was observed by several people as to have been extremely intoxicated and angry, he was so out of control that he asked terry mcdonald if he had a gun to go kill caffey. Mcdonald had planned an intimate evening with ms harris and he was not entertaining caston with his ill thoughts. Besides, caston never hung out with mcdonald this was turner's friend. Turner stated that know one paid caston any attention because he always behaved in that fashion especially when he was drunk. Turner also admitted that caston would always want his gun and he would often give it to him as caston was only talking when he was drunk.

- As they left the shell gas station it was then that mcdonald dropped caston and turner off at turners and mcdonald proceeded to move on with his night meeting ms harris at the motel on Cleveland Aven._THIS WAS WHERE MCDONALD WAS AND IS INNOCENT FOLKS…… Meanwhile, turner at his home with caston, turned over a gun to caston and caston left the home of turner and walked home which was right down the street from his home with the gun, retrieving the keys from his girlfriends driving her red caviler.

- Caston's destination alone and mission to seek revenge was to the home of caffey. It was then during a stop-by that he turned out his head lights and opened fired 32 rounds of ammunition into the home of caffey. You should also know that during this gun sfire shoot out, Mr. caffey was shooting back as officers confiscated a smoking gun in the dryer. This is critical also, emergency room dr's revealed that the bullet wound that struck ms. Johnson came from the direction of the house and not the street. Baxter has all this information but do you really think he will tell the Johnson family this information or the newspaper . HECK KNOW

- Now get this, Turner admits that he heard the shots ring out, as caffeys home was in within range that he could you can hear the gun fire. Turner immediately knew that caston followed through with what he was planning to do, so he ran down to castons home, no car, and no caston. Turner admits that he returned back to his home pacing the floor worried sick as to what caston had done. All he could think about is how stupid he was to have given him his gun.

- Turner admits that later, caston is home and turner runs over to castons, only to find caston with his brother terry it was then that caston informed he shot up the home of jerome caffey and was instructed to rinse his hands in bleach by terry and that both got rid of the murder weapon throwing it lake erie. It was also reported that caston stated the police would never recover the gun because they threw the gun in lake erie. We all know that Lake Erie has no bottom.

_ So folks perfect plan for Baxter to set mcdonald up. Boy was he on to something; he wanted him for drugs that never happened, by gosh was he going to pin this murder on him. He's a mess that Baxter. SO READ BETWEEN THE LINES- mcdonald was framed he was no where near crime he was simply in a motel with ms harris having himself one heck of a good time. I know he wishes he would have been home with his wife and kids you think?

YOU FIGURE THE REST,,,,, please tell me if i should provide more information.

- that fact that the police did not know what kind of car was used in the shooting until baxter interviewed caston and caston said that there were 3000 cavilers , baxter stated himself caston was a dummy because it was caston who gave up the goods about the car that was used. Baxter never asked what car was used, caston did great work to help the investigation. Oh I forget caston was simply too drunk and couldn’t remember yeah right ! Baxter then order's the police to search the red caviler and guess what people they found three shell casings, but didn't bother to dust for finger prints placing, mcdonald and turner in the car. Caston also mentioned that he was so drunk he couldn't remember until baxter got in his ear about mcdonald and how badly he wanted him. So every time you erase my post look for me to keep telling this story.

I'm hear to haunt you - happy Halloween.

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Anonymous

See everyone sat morning at the firehouse Waddington meeeting 8am sharp!

Anonymous

WHO CARES? So sad this is your life.

Anonymous

If Erie County can't arrange to have a case FIXED by a Cuyahoga County judge in the jurisdiction of Cuyahoga County then bring the Cuyahoga County attorneys and the retired Lorain County judge into Erie County to FIX it!
(still curious as to why Bailey didn't object to Cirigliano's involvement---especially since Cirigliano was involved in the Baxter Estate case....shouldn't this have been CONFLICT OF INTEREST?)

Anonymous

Matt Westerhold, being the "person" he is.... I mean a "person" who seems to know nothing about anything, but still manages to have people who feel like his editorials actually mean anything...a man who seems to know how to do Police work more than the men and women who actually...ya know....went to school for it. I wonder why he never wants to come down and do a ride along??? I wonder why all he does is write ONE editorial every couple of weeks?? I have read blogs on here....both for and against Nuesse that make more sense than what Matt writes...so I wonder how it is that he gets paid to write VERY sub par columns? Matt.. tell me you didnt pay money to go to school for them to teach how to write....if you did you should DEMAND a refund. You are getting outdone by people who have no experience in writing. I do think I know why you dont come to SPD and ride...im sure it is because if you did all the officers on that shift would go home sick so they wouldnt have to be near you....and I just dont think your fragile ego could handle such rejection. I am sure youre still reeling from Kim turning you down....youre sad Matt

Anonymous

Can't WAIT to hear from the next whiner.....isn't this joke trial scheduled to continue on the 30th? They must of had the delay so the next liar can get on the stand and confirm what the first liar said. They really should find themselves a new gimmick. I mean it's SO transparent...

Anonymous

Your right. That Nuesse lied so much it was funny. I did get the ticket, the car did. Ha Ha Ha. The lap tops were never taken out of the cruiser. That was probably the best lie she took. I can't wait to hear her tell more.

Anonymous

All I can say for that is---Erie County has already made the claim that it's LEGAL for lawyers to LIE TO and MISLEAD a court of law so like it or not----ERIE COUNTY HAS DONE SET A NEW PRECEDENT FOR EVERYBODY!

Anonymous

You think these so-called LIES of Kim Nuesse's (a parking ticket and laptops) were so TERRIBLE then you should hear some of the good terrible LIES that I have heard from attorneys and this CORRUPT legal system here in Erie County about the LAWS! In fact, I'm honestly contemplating writing a book about it....

Anonymous

MAtt- Tommy or Johnny..... hmmmm..... I think the guys a hybrid! Tommy Carson

Anonymous

We need to read more of your stupidity. When will we get a new blog Dude?? Or are you just hiding cause your boy Printy is going to lose for sure now that his shallowness has been revealed at the debates and on the discussion last nite. Erie County commissioner.....please....apparently Print can't even find a job since he's a "consultant"(same as loser)!!!!

Anonymous

If Kim Nuesse could get fired for all this perceived dishonesty then I guess Erie County is going to have to fire a lot of the da*m public officials in this town------especially since THEIR dishonesty borders on the ILLEGAL.

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