Jayson T.H. Carey, 21, of McGuffey, was charged Saturday with carrying a concealed weapon and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.
An officer of the Bellefontaine Police Department on patrol observed the motorist driving north in the 300 block of south Main Street faster than the posted 25-mph limit. Another motorist was beside and both continued northbound to Dollar General, 308 N. Main St., where both stopped as the officer initiated a stop.
As Carey was sitting in his car, the officer observed a box of ammunition in the glove box as the motorist retrieved the vehicle registration. When asked about the presence of a firearm, Carey pointed to his waist.
He was ordered out of the car and secured in handcuffs.
A 9 mm handgun with loaded magazine was removed from the front waist line of Carey’s pants by the officer.
He was lodged in the Logan County Jail.
• Paul F. Dieringer, 41, of 128 W. Williams Ave., was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia after a 2 a.m. traffic stop Sunday.
An officer observed him northbound on Central Court and turn east onto Sandusky using the center lane instead of the curb lane committing a turning violation. A traffic stop was conducted on north Detroit Street.
Upon contact, the officer detected an odor of alcohol and learned Dieringer’s driving privileges were suspended. Field sobriety tests indicated he was impaired by alcohol.
A pipe commonly used for smoking crack cocaine was found in his left front pocket.
He refused to provide samples for chemical testing of his blood alcohol level and was lodged in jail.
He was cited for the improper turn and driving under suspension.
Woman lodged for drunken behavior
Kelsey N. Fox, 22, of 1032 Heritage Court, was charged Monday with persistent disorderly conduct.
She was taken into custody around 12:20 a.m. after two separate drunken altercations involving Tyler Clem, the father of her child.
At the jail, the officer discovered she had passed out and vomited on herself and in the cruiser.
She was taken by a Bellefontaine squad to Mary Rutan Hospital for treatment.
In the earlier incident, Fox was charged with criminal damaging and having an open container of alcohol.
She was contacted around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, sitting outside 817 Heritage Court and drinking from a bottle of vodka. She admitted to pouring a green cleaner on a trash bag containing Clem’s clothing.
A Bellefontaine woman reported Monday she fell for a Facebook scam which compromised her bank accounts. She reported a loss of $8,300.
• Samuel Browning Jr., 312 W. High Ave., reported Saturday a stereo was removed from the dash of his car in the past week.