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January 19, 2018

1/13/2018 4:00:00 PM
Crime Watch for Jan. 13, 2018
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Police charge three with Disorderly Conduct By Fighting

Jackson Police officers were dispatched to Holly Hills Drive at 2:08 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28 after a fight had been reported. As officers were approached, they spotted three persons walking away from the scene and they were detained for questioning at the nearby laundromat. One of these subjects, Wesley Remy, 18, of near McArthur, had a bloody nose and he told police he had been punched in the face by William B. Hedrick, 24, of 211 Holly Hills Drive, Jackson, back at the scene of the altercation. After interviewing Hedrick, as well as a third person involved in the fight, Annette Remy, 47, of 111 Holly Hills Drive, Jackson, police determined that all three had been involved in the fight and they were all charged with disorderly conduct by fighting.

Loud-music complaint leads to other charges

At 12:05 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, Jackson Police officers were called to the Holly Hills Apartments on Holly Hills Drive where there was a complaint about very loud music being played from a parked vehicle in the parking lot. The suspect vehicle was driven from the Holly Hills parking lot before police arrived, but officers had a description and license tag of the vehicle and were able to spot it pulling into The Filling Station at 214 Bridge St. There were four occupants in the vehicle and one admitted they had been playing loud music in the parking lot. Officers noticed a case of beer inside the vehicle and an open can of beer in the cupholder. One of the occupants, Jamyson O'Bryan, 21, of 217 East "C" St., Wellston, admitted to purchasing the alcohol and was charged with furnishing intoxicating beverages. Another occupant, Jenna Ewing, 18, of 412 Price's Switch Road, Jackson, was charged with underage consumption. A third occupant, Wesley Remy, 18, of near McArthur, was charged with possession of marijuana.

Wellston man faces three theft-related charges

A young Wellston man faces three theft-related charges as a result of two different alleged incidents at the Jackson Walmart store. Two charges of Theft and one charge of Theft By Deception were filed Friday, Jan. 5 against Jacob Vititoe, 20, of 511 E. Broadway St., Wellston, as a result of two different alleged shoplifting incidents on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4. On Jan. 4, Vititoe allegedly concealed and stole several items of merchandise on Jan. 3, then went to the store's service desk where he returned the items and received a gift card worth the value of the merchandise. Allegedly, he returned to Walmart on Jan. 4, concealed several items of merchandise, then went to the service desk and attempted to return them for another gift card. This time, his request was denied. Two charges of theft and one charge of theft by deception were filed after Walmart personnel reviewed videotape from surveillance cameras to determine Vititoe's alleged actions. He was able to be identified because identification has to be presented when returning merchandise.

Man charged with shoplifting at Walmart

A Wellston man faces two charges in Jackson after he allegedly shoplifted more than $150 worth of merchandise from the Jackson Walmart store. Jackson Police officers were called to the store at 12:47 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, after store personnel had noticed a man had made multiple trips in and out of the store and there was a suspicion he may have stolen some merchandise. Officers confronted the man outside the store and he was identified as Robert L. Spencer, 35, of 6-½ N. Michigan Ave., Wellston. When an officer asked Spencer if he may have forgotten to pay for any merchandise, he reportedly admitted forgetting to pay for a butane torch kit which he had concealed underneath his hoodie. In a subsequent search of his parked truck, officers found 16 other unopened items of merchandise allegedly stolen from Walmart. Spencer later admitted to stealing these items. The 16 items were valued at a total of $139 while the butane torch kit was valued at $16. A review of video surveillance evidence confirmed the shoplifting and Spencer was charged with two counts of Theft.

Intoxicated man allegedly resists arrest in Jackson

Jackson Police officers were called to the Jackson Express at 779 E. Main St. at 9:37 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 after a complaint was received about a very intoxicated man staggering and falling in the parking lot. Officers encountered the suspect outside the store and he was identified as Miguel Gonzalez, 27, of 65 Vaughn St., Jackson. He exhibited signs of being intoxicated and officers informed him he was being arrested. Gonzalez allegedly resisted efforts to be handcuffed by pulling away and pushing an officer. At one point, Gonzalez was taken to the ground so he could be handcuffed. He also allegedly used a profane word when addressing an officer. Police charged Gonzalez with resisting arrest, persisting disorderly conduct and disorderly conduct by intoxication.

Car slides into guardrail in Jackson Monday afternoon

A Jackson man escaped injury when his car wrecked on a Jackson residential street last Monday afternoon, Jan. 8. Jackson Police report that at 1:08 p.m., a car driven by David Hollingshead, 21, of 302 Mill St., Jackson was headed westbound on Logan Street near the Central Avenue intersection when it slid on the slick roadway and struck a guardrail. His car sustained disabling damages, but he reported no injuries.

Alleged shoplifter faces four charges in Jackson

A Jackson man faces four misdemeanor charges following what began as an alleged shoplifting incident last Monday evening, Jan. 8 at a Jackson discount store. Jackson Police officers were called at 8:55 p.m. to the Dollar General Store at 325 E. South St., Jackson, where store employees reported that a man appeared to be concealing merchandise in his pants, then had left the store. Officers were given a description of the man and police located a possible suspect walking on Broad Street near the Broadway Street intersection. The suspect then took off running toward Portsmouth Street and ignored numerous commands to stop. At this point, the officer deployed his Taser, which resulted in the suspect falling to the ground, then being handcuffed. The suspect was identified as William J. Roe, 29, of 186 West St., Jackson, and he admitted to having razor blades in his pocket. He had dropped a backpack during his flight and it contained four loose Hot Pockets frozen food items as well as a pre-paid cell phone. It was determined the food items and cell phone had been stolen from Dollar General and that he had used a pair of scissors and the razor blades to break into packaging in order to steal the cell phone. Police charged Roe with resisting arrest, criminal mischief, theft, and possession of criminal tools. It was also learned he was wanted on warrants from both the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office and the Lancaster Police Department.

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