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Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:00 PM

At 1:34 a.m. April 6, officers responded to the area of 835 Skinner St. after receiving two separate complaints of a suspicious vehicle that was parked in that area. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle, which was parked and running. Officers made contact with the occupant, 40-year-old Jason Osting of Venedocia. During the investigation, officers found probable cause to arrest Osting for physical control of a motor vehicle while being intoxicated. Officers also determined that Osting had driven the vehicle from Venedocia to Delphos with a juvenile passenger in the vehicle. Due to this, Osting will also face a charge of endangering children. He will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court to face the charges.

On April 6, the Delphos Police Department received a complaint of damage done to a business in the 100 block of North Adams Street. The damage appeared to have been done by golf balls being thrown. This incident is under investigation.

At 3:56 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to the intersection of Elida Road and East Fifth Street to investigate a motor vehicle crash. Officers made contact with the driver of each vehicle and found that 30-year-old Nicholas Mericle of Delphos had failed to keep an assured clear distance ahead and struck the back of another vehicle. It was also found that Mericle was operating his vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. Due to this, he was issued a citation for assured clear distance ahead and FRA suspension. He will appear in Lima Municipal Court on the charges.

At 4:13 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of East Ninth Street to investigate a domestic violence incident. Upon arrival, officers met with the victims and the suspect. After speaking with all involved, it was found that an assault had occurred earlier on North Canal Street and a second assault had occurred on East Ninth Street to a second victim. Officers found probable cause to arrest a juvenile in this incident for causing physical harm to family or household members. The juvenile was arrested and transported to the Allen County Juvenile Detention Center. He will appear in Allen County Juvenile Court to face one count of domestic violence and also in Van Wert Juvenile Court to face a domestic violence charge there.

At 10:24 p.m. Friday, the Delphos Police Department received a call from employees at a business in the 1600 block of Gressel Drive. Information was obtained that a male had broken a window at the business and then fled the scene in a vehicle. Officers responded and moments later located the vehicle and the suspect. After investigating the incident, officers found probable cause to arrest 23-year-old Zachery Burns of Antwerp for criminal damaging. Burns was taken into custody and transported to the Allen County Jail where he will await his initial appearance in Lima Municipal Court.

At 2:16 a.m. Saturday, a report was taken of a bicycle that was stolen from a patron at a business in the 100 block of East Second Street. The victim stated that he parked his bicycle at the establishment and when he returned to where he parked it, he found that it had been stolen. The victim called the police department later that day to advise officers that the bicycle had been returned to the area from which it was taken. No charges will be filed in this incident.

At 9:22 a.m. Saturday, the Delphos Police Department was contacted by a female who reported that her vehicle had been broken into overnight. Officers arrived in the 700 block of Wayne Street and met with the victim. Officers found that the driver’s side door glass had been shattered. As of report time, it was undetermined if anything was missing from the vehicle. This incident remains under investigation.


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