County Briefs, Oct. 24-27, 2015
Driver fires BB gun at car on State Road 32
An argument between two acquaintances led to one man’s back window being shot out while he was driving along State Road 32, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
Tuesday, a 34-year-old Summit County resident was arrested and preliminarily charged with criminal mischief. Criminal mischief is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The call came into dispatch at around 1:30 p.m. from the victim claiming the suspect had shot out his window with a BB gun while driving along S.R. 32. The Sheriff’s report states the BB gun resembled a handgun.
Deputy Brian Debotelho said the suspect fled after the incident but was located with about 45 minutes and taken into custody.
"When the call came out they still had a good idea of where he was and where he was going," Debotelho said.
Debotelho said the incident stemmed from a personal issue between the two.
Man suspected of trespassing
An unknown man and his dog have been suspected of trespassing on a property in the Silver Summit-area.
Tuesday, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office received a call at around 8 a.m. of a man and his dog trespassing onto private property. The suspect was described as a white male wearing camouflage. He was accompanied by a dog.
The property owners suspect the dog of killing several of their chickens, according to the call logs. Neighbors allege the suspect appears at odd hours, but were unable to identify him.
If found, the suspect is not facing any charges because there is no evidence linking him to the chickens, according to Deputy Brian Debotelho.
Meredith Reed was elected to a two-year term as chair of the Summit County Democratic Party and said she sees an opportunity to ride the so-called blue wave that saw a Democratic surge nationally and within the state.