Police Blotter

June 17, 2019 13:05- 4700 block of Liberty: Property damage complaint involving a car backing into Goodwill. 13:17- 4700 block of Liberty: Property damage complaint involving a spray-painted wall. 14:08- 1100 block of Jackson: Trespassing complaint. June 18,2019 13:00- 5200 block of Shoreline Way: Property damage complaint. 14:10- 3900 block of Liberty: Traffic stop resulting…

Police Department saw dramatic increase in fraud and vehicle entries in 2018

Vermilion Police Chief Chris Hartung released the 2018 annual police department report at the recent Vermilion City Council Health and Safety Committee meeting stating it is being released later than normal. The following are excerpts from that report. Investigative Bureau The investigative bureau includes Detective Sergeant Stephen Davis and Detective Corporal Daniel Shupe. They work…

Vermilion resident chosen to christen museum tug boat

On Friday June 21, 2019, long time Vermilion resident Jane Smith will smash a ceremonial bottle of beer (yes, beer) over the bow rail of the recently restored tugboat, OHIO, which will open as a museum ship at the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio. Christopher Gillcrist, Executive Director of the museum…

Take time to visit Vermilion’s “Rubberneck” park

By Rich Tarrant There’s a reason many local folks refer to it as “Rubberneck” Park – and if you look close you can actually see why in this photo. The official name for it is “Exchange Place”. That’s because, a billion [an exaggeration of course] years ago Exchange Street was ostensibly supposed to run to…

YMCA Day Camp is grateful and still in need of life jackets

The Vermilion YMCA Day Camp set out looking for life jackets for their campers to ensure safety while having fun. They were overwhelmed with gratitude for those that stepped up to support their efforts including Ferry Legal, LLC, ACC Adult Home Care, Bulan’s Boatyard, Julie Mac, Joyce Sherwood, Rick Thrasher, and Romp’s. The first day…

Police Blotter

June 3, 2019 06:33- 900 block of Decatur: Vandalism complaint involving school buses. 10:08- 2400 block of Sunnyside: Traffic stop resulting in citations for DUS, Open Container, and Littering from an auto. 12:54- 4200 block of Telegraph: Property damage complaint. 16:09- 4600 block of Liberty: Traffic stop resulting in citations for DUS and Drug Paraphernalia…