|Wednesday, December 11, 2013 9:25 PM|
At 10:52 p.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to a possible domestic disturbance in the 700 block of West Third Street. Upon officers’ arrival, the situation was under control and the parties agreed to separate for the night. At 12:46 a.m. on Friday, officer’s returned to the residence due to the suspect still contacting the victim. The victim told officers that a protection order would be sought. Later that day, officers proceeded to that residence to assist Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office in serving the protection order on the suspect, 35-year-old Eric Hershey. Moments later, one of the stipulations of the protection order was violated; therefore, officers located Hershey and placed him under arrest for violation of a protection order. Hershey was transported to the Van Wert County Jail and will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court on the charge.
At 3 a.m. Saturday, a Delphos police officer on patrol observed a motorist violating multiple traffic laws. Due to this, officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The officers then made contact with the driver, 21-year-old Kristopher Jacques. Jacques is from New Hampshire but is currently living in Delphos. During the investigation, officers found probable cause to arrest Jacques for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Jacques will appear in Lima Municipal Court on the OVI and traffic offenses.
At 9:58 p.m. Saturday, a Delphos police officer on patrol observed a vehicle with an equipment malfunction. Due to this, a traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. Officers made contact with the driver, 29-year-old Timothy Short, Jr., of Delphos. After receiving consent to search the vehicle, officers located marijuana along with multiple items of drug paraphernalia. Short was also in possession of prescription medication belonging to another person. Short will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court to face multiple charges.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to Dollar General, 251 Elida Road, in reference to a shoplifting incident. Upon officers’ arrival, they met with the store manager who told officers that he had observed a female suspect place merchandise inside her purse and leave the store without paying. The manager detained the suspect until officers arrived. The suspect was then identified as 16-year-old Savannah Hughes of Delphos. Hughes was released to her mother and will face charges of theft in Allen County Juvenile Court at a later date.