Happy Holidays!

As we wrap up another year I want to take a moment to wish you all a happy and safe holiday season.

In my line of work there is no shortage of "bad." In our office, we deal with all types of crime and those affected by it - BUT when I stroll down Sandusky Street, when I drive around town... I see the decorations, the shops inviting me in, friendly neighbors wishing me well, and I am reminded of all the good. I am reminded of the "magic of the season," and I am thankful. So, it is in the spirit of the season that I wish you a holiday filled with joy and peace. This is truly a wonderful community, and I look forward to serving you in 2015.

Sobering Message
The Safe Communities Safe Kids Coalition teamed up with law enforcement and ODOT to spread the message of safety this holiday.

Simple and direct, their message is: For yourself, for your friends and family, for those you don’t know with whom you share the roadway – be focused behind the wheel. Any type of distracted or impaired driving is not worth the risk.

Jury Finds Nicholas Eber Guilty Of OWU Stabbing - Sentencing Set For January 26
Nicholas Eber, 24, was found guilty of stabbing the then OWU class president, Anthony Peddle.
The crime occurred in the early morning hours of May 3, 2014 at the Chi Phi Fraternity on North Franklin Street as Peddle slept in his bed.
“We are pleased with the jury’s decision,” said Delaware County Prosecutor, Carol O’Brien. “We hope this verdict offers some closure to Mr. Peddle, who has to live with the memory of that horrific night for the rest of his life.”
Eber was found guilty of attempted murder – a first-degree felony, felonious assault – a second-degree felony, and aggravated burglary – a first-degree felony.

Contractor Sentenced

Glen Goddard Jr., 59, was sentenced to 42 months in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of theft – all fifth-degree felonies, and one count of theft – a fourth-degree felony.

Residents contracted with Goddard to finish their basements. He collected the money but did not complete the work.

In addition to time in prison, Mr. Goddard was ordered to pay restitution to his victims in the amount of $27,454.
Two Indicted After Dollar General Robbery 

Authorities responded to a “robbery in progress” call at the London Road Dollar General Store on December 2. Both Rohn and Moore can be seen on store surveillance video.
“Delaware Police observed a male matching the suspect description running down the street,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien. “That male, John Rohn, was later identified by witnesses as the robbery suspect.”
Moore, 31, and Rohn, 24, are each charged with aggravated robbery with a firearm specification – a first-degree felony, robbery – a second-degree felony, and theft – a first-degree misdemeanor.

Former Apartment Manager Sentenced
Alan Treese, 31, was sentenced to four years community control.
He was indicted in June 2014 for depositing multiple rent payments into his personal account. He had been the property manager for Silver Maple Apartments in Delaware from June 2013 through December 2013.
Mr. Treese pleaded guilty to theft – a fourth-degree felony and nine counts of forgery – all fifth-degree felonies.
In addition to community control, Mr. Treese was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $9,554.

Out And About
Prosecutor O'Brien took time out to visit an Olentangy Liberty law class (top). She also spoke with folks in the Powell Police Academy (Bottom). 
If you are interested in a visit from Prosecutor O'Brien, call (740) 833-2755 or email: delcoprosecutor@co.delaware.oh.us




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Congratulations "Top Cop"

Delaware County Sheriff Deputy Mark Kern is recognized as a “Top Cop” by the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office.

Deputy Kern is a school resource officer who spends much of his time keeping our children safe – and it is on a case involving a young child for which he has been named “Top Cop.”

Deputy Kern was able to speak with the elementary-age child and get that child to open up and confide in him about the abuses he was suffering at home.

Getting a child to trust, working with a child to “tell” is a delicate and difficult job.

Thank you, Deputy Kern, for being a “Top Cop” and helping to protect our community, and a special thanks to “Top Cop” sponsor, Cracker Barrel, for providing each of our “Top Cops” with a complimentary dinner for two!

Meet Our Intern

In his last year of law school at The Ohio State University, Chris Ballard is preparing to take the bar in July. "I am very interested in becoming a criminal prosecutor," he said. “I feel a sense of duty to the community, and criminal law is a challenging and worthy public service.”

 Way To Go

Congratulations to Joe Varvel. Joe passed the bar exam and was sworn in by Prosecutor O'Brien.

TV And Radio

Top: ITN Productions interviewed Prosecutor O'Brien and other local law enforcement about the Ali Salim case. The segment will be part of a series to begin airing in June 2015 on Investigations Disvcovery.

Salim was sentenced in December 2013 to 36 years, 4 months in prison after pleading guilty to the involuntary manslaughter of Deanna Ballman and her unborn daughter, Mabel.

Bottom: Prosecutor O'Brien chats live on the Delaware City Digest radio talk show on 1550 AM.
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