The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Police Blotter

March 6, 2013


• A Conneaut police officer witnessed a traffic crash that injured a Conneaut man early Sunday morning on State Street, according to a report.

Bryan Barchanowicz, 29, 131 Grandview Ave., was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel, police said. The crash occurred around 2:23 a.m. in the area of Sandusky Street in front of a patrolman, officers said. The vehicle left the highway and struck a utility pole, police said.

Barchanowicz was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, seat belt violation and failure to control, according to a Conneaut Municipal Court spokeswoman. He pleaded not guilty to the charges at his initial court appearance Tuesday morning, and a pre-trial hearing has been scheduled for April 2, the spokeswoman said.

 • Counterfeit money was received Sunday afternoon at the Clark convenience store at State and Harbor streets, police said.

• Four small marijuana plants were left behind by a tenant who vacated a Harbor Street residence, officers said. Police were contacted about the plants around 3 p.m. Sunday. They were destroyed by officers, according to a report.

• A semi-truck drove off Interstate 90 about one mile west of Route 7 around 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning, police said.

The driver told officers another vehicle had cut him off, forcing him to swerve. The rig left the pavement and traveled into trees and other debris, according to a report. The driver suffered minor injuries but was not taken to a hospital, police said.

• A Carnegie Street resident reported the theft of medication early Saturday afternoon, police said.

• Food was reported stolen early Saturday morning from the Love’s Travel Center at Route 7 and Interstate 90, officers said. The theft was reported around 4 a.m., police said.

• Charges may be pending against a Conneaut man after he reportedly struck his wife with a cooking pot, then choked her during an argument Saturday morning, officers said. The victim suffered abrasions but declined medical attention, police said.

Officers were contacted at 8:46 a.m., according to a report.


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