Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Dog License Information

Dog License
Did you know that Ohio State Law requires any dog over the age of three (3) months to have a license within 30 days of ownership?  Any license purchased after 30 days of ownership, or renewed after the annual renewal period between December 1 through January 31 must include a penalty equal to the cost of the license. Your dog's license may be purchased at the Auditor's office Monday through Friday between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. License may also be purchased on-line.

Tag Fees

$7.00 for a Puppy turning 3 months old After July 1st
$14.00 Per Adult Dog
$70.00 for a Kennel License
A duplicate license for a current lost license is only $5.00.
To transfer a current license to a new owner is only $5.00.

Rabies Vaccinations

Regulation #177. I , section 2.1 under the Wayne County General Health District states "After January 1, 1989, in the Wayne County Combined General Health District, every dog six months of age and older shall be vaccinated against rabies. Every unvaccinated dog six months of age or older which is newly acquired or newly residing in the Wayne County Combined General Health District shall be vaccinated against rabies within thirty days after purchase or arrival."

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Vending machine theft

In this video you see a thirsty criminal who appears to be down on his luck. If you have information on this person’s identity, we would love to hear from you.

If it’s you in the video and you are wondering if anyone will call... trust us, they always do.

Those with information can call Capt. Hunter at 330-287-5758 or email dhunter@wcjustice-center.org

As always, the information is kept confidential. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

School Starts this week!

Most of the schools in the area start classes this week. Please use caution around schools and school busses as you travel.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Shop with a cop "Back To School"

We are sharing this for Wayne County FOP lodge 94. While many other “Shop with a cop” programs focus on the Christmas season this FOP event allows needy children to “shop with a cop” for school supply’s, shoes and winter coats. The shopping trip takes place each August at MC Sports in Wooster. This retailer provides the items at a discounted price. The goal each year is to provide for 100 children.Prior to the event, school districts from around the county are encouraged to provide a list of children in need. Likewise, membership to the FOP is open to officers from any law enforcement agency in Wayne County.

Several individual police agencies in Wayne County also host “shop with a cop” events in December and raise the funds via the sale of raffle tickets and do not do telephone solicitation.. Like the Back to School with F.O.P, these events aim to help children who are less fortunate.

Green Dot Money Scam Warning

Last week we issued a warning about a Jury Duty scam that is taking place in our area. It appears that local residents continue to be victimized but this and as well as other scams. Take note: government officials DO NOT call you on the phone and provide instructions on avoiding arrest by sharing credit card or other numbers that allow access to cash.

Here is an example from a recent report... “After identifying himself as a deputy sheriff, the male caller told the victim that in lieu of being arrested, that she would have to pay a fine. He gave her strict instructions to go to a local gas station and load two Green Dot Money Pak cards each with $491.00 plus a $4.95 service charge onto them. She then would scratch off the covering label on the back of the card and read the access numbers to him over the phone for each card.”
Remember, Green Dot cards are the same as cash or things such as wire transfer services. Once the scammer has the number they can access the cash. Remember, this is done without providing identification and your money is gone.

This advice from the Green Dot website:

Use your MoneyPak number only with businesses on our approved list. If anyone else asks for your MoneyPak number or information from your receipt, it’s probably a scam. Don’t give your MoneyPak number to pay for something you buy through the classifieds or to collect a prize or sweepstakes. Do not give away your receipt information to another party either. If you give your MoneyPak number or information about the purchase transaction to a criminal, Green Dot is not responsible for paying you back. Your MoneyPak is not a bank account. The funds are not insured against loss. 


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ohio Man Arrested in Connection with 1995 Murders of Wife, Daughter

(WOOSTER, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Wayne County Sheriff Travis Hutchinson announced today that a cooperative effort between state and local authorities and investigators from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York has resulted in the arrest of an Ohio man on allegations that he murdered his wife and daughter in 1995.

Robert Honsch, 70, is currently being held in the Wayne County Jail without bond following his arrest on Tuesday. He is accused of killing his wife, Marcia Honsch, 53, and daughter, Elizabeth Honsch, 16, in 1995. The bodies of the mother and daughter, which had been dumped in Massachusetts and Connecticut respectively, were found days apart in September/October of that year, but were only recently identified. The victims were both residents of the state of New York.

Authorities from the New Britain (Connecticut) Police Department, Massachusetts State Police, and New York State Police requested the assistance of the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office in locating the suspect, who was found living under an alias in Dalton, Ohio.

Following the arrival of the out-of-state authorities to Ohio on Tuesday, Honsch was questioned, and a search warrant was obtained for his person and home. Scientists working at the BCI crime lab in Richfield, Ohio, then conducted prioritized forensic testing and returned results to investigators in less than an hour.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Man arrested for copper plumbing theft

Yesterday Deputies arrested a 34 year old Wooster man after discovering him in a vacant home removing copper plumbing.

Deputies were dispatched to the 7000 block of Cleveland Rd in Wooster Twp after a citizen reported suspicious activity. Upon arrival the deputies reported that the house appeared to be vacant yet they could hear the sounds of someone working inside.

After announcing themselves and knocking on the doors and windows of the home, the deputies made entry and searched for the suspect and source of the noise.

After conducting a search of the home deputies found  the suspect wasin an upstairs crawlspace. At the time of his discovery the man was wearing a “headlamp” and was in possession of pipe cutting tools.

As the investigation continued, the deputies learned that the man had pulled his vehicle into the garage and had loaded it not only with copper pipe, but also a washer and dryer and other items that could be sold as scrap metal.

Arrested was Michael C. Miller of 407 E. South St. Wooster. Miller remains in the Wayne County Jail.