August 20, 2014

Subscriber Login

Police Log
Snow in middle of roadway may have contributed to crash PDF Print
Sunday, January 26, 2014 9:00 PM

No citations were issued following a two-vehicle accident in the 700 block of East Fifth Street investigate by Delphos Police at approximately 4:35 p.m. Friday.

According to reports, a semi tractor-trailer driven by Mark Hileman of Ohio City was traveling westbound in the outside lane on East Fifth Street. An SUV pulling a trailer driven by Michael Sponseller of Ossian, Ind., was also traveling westbound in the inside lane beside the Hileman vehicle. When the Sponseller vehicle pulled ahead of the Hileman semi, the SUV’s trailer struck a mirror on the semi.

Both drivers claimed to in their marked lanes. It was noted snow, approximately two feet high and three feet wide, was plowed into the center of the roadway.

The damage to the Sponseller trailer consisted of scuffs and tears to an awning on the items on the trailer.

Police reports PDF Print
Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:27 PM

At approximately 5:43 p.m. Jan. 17, officers received a complaint from a male stating that two subjects had just stolen his wallet. Officers were given the names of the suspects and the description of the wallet. Moments later, officers located the suspects and retrieved the item matching the description. As a result of the investigation, Christian Hubbard, 17, of Delphos will be charged with theft and Scott Bowen Jr., 18, of Delphos will be charged with receiving stolen property. Bowen will appear in Lima Municipal Court and Hubbard in Allen County Juvenile Court to face the charge.

Ottawa man dies in one-vehicle crash PDF Print
Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:25 PM

Information submitted


OTTAWA — A man died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon after his vehicle drifted off the right side of the roadway for an unknown reason.

Ronald J. Miehls Jr. of Ottawa was driving a 2006 Jeep Commander northbound on SR 65 (Perry Street) near Oakview Drive in Ottawa when his vehicle drifted off to the right at around 4:22 p.m.

Driver fails to yield exiting lot causing crash PDF Print
Monday, January 20, 2014 9:25 PM

No citations were issued in a two-vehicle crash investigated by Delphos Police at approximately 9:44 p.m. Sunday on Gressel Drive.

According to the report, a vehicle driven by Alan Miller, 57, of Columbus Grove was traveling north on Gressel Drive and attempting to make a right-hand turn into the Lakeview Farms parking lot when his vehicle collided with another driven by Jon Minard, 42, of Mount Vernon, who was exiting the parking lot and failed to yield to the Miller auto.

The vehicle collided head-on with minor damage to the Miller auto and damage to the headlight, bumper and hood of the Minard auto.

No one was injured.

Police reports PDF Print
Thursday, January 16, 2014 9:00 PM

At approximately 2:25 a.m. Sunday, the Delphos Police Department received a call of a possible intoxicated driver on Elida Road. After receiving a description of the vehicle, officers were able to locate it traveling north on Elida Road approaching Fifth Street. Officers then viewed the vehicle fail to turn at the intersection and continue to travel off of the roadway striking a tree and coming to rest. Officers then made contact with the driver, 54-year-old Robert Nienberg of Delphos. Officers found probable cause to arrest Nienberg for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Nienberg will appear in Lima Municipal Court to face the OVI charge as well as multiple traffic related violations.

On Monday, Delphos police officers responded to a report of a theft incident in the 1200 block of South Erie Street. Officers met with the victim who gave officers a description of the item taken. The item was later located at a local recycling center. Investigating officers were able to discover that the item was taken to the recycling center by, 51-year-old James Diltz of Delphos. As a result of the investigation, Diltz will face a charge of receiving stolen property. He will appear in Lima Municipal Court at a later date.

On Tuesday, officers were made aware of an active warrant for 23-year-old Joshua Trenkamp of Delphos. Officers were able to locate Trenkamp at which time he was taken into custody. Trenkamp was transported to the Delphos Police Department where he was later turned over to an Allen County Sheriff’s Deputy.


Page 17 of 92