Public Record


From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office:

Police Department

A bad check was reported at the Findlay Municipal Court, 318 Dorney Plaza, on Thursday. Evidence will be forwarded to the county prosecutor’s office for review.
Warrants were served at 527 Allen Ave. and 1062 Fostoria Ave.
During a traffic stop on Howard Street on Thursday, a hypodermic syringe was spotted in plain view. A passenger in the vehicle was arrested for possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of cocaine, and later was released on an own recognizance bond.
An intoxicated Clinton Court man was found with an open container of alcohol in the 300 block of South Blanchard Street. He was cited for the offense.
Tools were stolen from a vehicle at 322 Center St. This was reported Friday.
A vehicle window was broken and items were taken in the 400 block of East Foulke Avenue on Friday.
A suspect with two local warrants was located Friday at 704 Dayton Ave. While an officer was attempting to arrest the suspect, he fled on foot. After a brief chase, the suspect was placed under arrest for the warrants and obstructing justice. A resident of the home also may face charges of obstructing justice.
A male reported coming home to his 526 Eben Ave. apartment on Friday and finding items missing.

Sheriff’s Office

A verbal dispute was reported at a residence on Township 254, Arcadia, on June 17.
An Upper Sandusky woman reported that an intoxicated male friend got out of her vehicle near County 34 and County 9 and she could not find him on June 17. A K-9 unit was deployed. The male was later located and turned over to his friend.
A bike was found in the 2000 block of Lone Tree Drive on Tuesday.
An abandoned vehicle was reported on County 140, Findlay.
Three vehicles were reportedly damaged at Red & Dick’s Auto Sales on West Main Cross Street on Wednesday. The next day, other vehicles were reportedly damaged.
A Findlay woman was cited for operating a motor vehicle without reasonable control on Wednesday when she failed to make a turn from U.S. 68 onto Township 81 due to a high rate of speed. Her vehicle then struck a guardrail and three wooden posts.
A McComb teen was cited for an assured clear distance violation on Monday after she rear-ended a vehicle driven by a Leipsic man at County 139 and Township 95.
A McComb woman was cited for a right of way at a stop sign violation on Thursday when she failed to yield the right of way at the Ohio 15 exit ramp at U.S. 68. Her vehicle was struck by a Findlay driver on U.S. 68.


From the public records of Hancock County Common Pleas Court:
Gregory L. Hester Jr., 30, of Findlay, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and aggravated possession of drugs, both fifth-degree felonies. On Jan. 9 in Findlay, Hester possessed less than 5 grams of cocaine and less than the bulk amount of methylphendiate, which can treat attention deficit disorder. Judge Joseph Niemeyer will sentence him on Sept. 8.
Elizabeth A. Wells, 33, of Findlay, pleaded guilty into intervention in lieu of conviction for theft, a fifth-degree felony. Between Aug. 20 and Aug. 28 in Findlay, Wells stole two tables and five cellphones owned by Best Buy warehouse. Niemeyer oversaw the case.
Dante S. Wright, 34, of Marengo, pleaded guilty into intervention in lieu of conviction for possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, and improperly handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. On March 26 in Madison Township, Wright possessed less than 5 grams of cocaine, and had a loaded 9 mm Luger semi-automatic handgun in a motor vehicle while he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or a combination of them.

From the public records of the Hancock County auditor’s office. No money changes hands in some real estate transfers between family members, in some bank repossessions, and in some other transfers.

Real Estate Transfers

Ohio Logistics and Charles L. Bills to Ohio Logistics II, 12542 Township 99, Findlay.
Kathleen J. King to Grassland Farm, 20762 Ohio 568, Findlay; and Ohio 568, 40 acres, Findlay.
Koehler-Mallett Development and James C. Koehler to Gary L. Wittenmyer, 8005 Township 242, Findlay, $15,000.
Findlay Hillcrest Golf Course to Hermiller Construction, Lot 108, Magnolia Drive, Findlay, $32,500.
Sally R. Edgington to Noble Investment Properties, 511 W. Hardin St., Findlay, $47,000.
Duane E. Jebbett and Kathleen E. Jebbett Trust to Thomas and Debora K. Kaczynski, 15387 S. Woodland Trail, Findlay, $1,002,800.

Fire Calls

From the public records of the Findlay Fire Department:


5:04 p.m., 420 First St., brush fire.
9:35 p.m., 1323 Glen Haven Drive, emergency medical service call.


12:03 a.m., 826 Center St., emergency medical service call.
3:14 a.m., 1921 Kirkwood Court, emergency medical service call.

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