The latest roll call information from the Bryan Police Department
August 21 to September 7 Drive Sober or get Pulled Over
Each year on average, more than 10,000 people die on the road due to drunk driving.
New Police Reserve
Shown being sworn in is Tracy Harding (left) by Mayor Doug Johnson (right).
Legislation Effective July 1
Focuses on Experience
Instead of Age Restrictions on driving times and the number of passengers
during first 12 months of driving
COLUMBUS – Beginning July
1, 2015, drivers issued a probationary license will face restrictions on when
they can drive and how many passengers are allowed in the car while driving
based on experience instead of age. This change is a result of Ohio’s Drive
Toward a Safer Ohio Initiative and is an effort to increase the level of
experience for Ohio’s young drivers.
“The change in driving
times and the passenger restrictions during the first 12 months of driving
allows Ohio’s young motorists to gain more experience on the road, while
reducing their risks,” said Karhlton Moore, Executive Director of the Office
of Criminal Justice Services. “This will help them become safer drivers.”
Probationary drivers under
the age of 18 will have the following restrictions during the first 12 months
with a license:
No driving between
midnight and 6 a.m., unless that driver is accompanied by a parent or a
guardian. Those with valid documentation from work, school or church allowing
for travel for activities between these hours are exempt;
No driving with more
than one non-family member in the car;
All passengers must
wear safety belts at all times; and
No use of mobile
communication while driving.
For more information
regarding probationary drivers and new restrictions, visit
Did you know that when you send or receive a text you take your eyes off the road for 5 seconds? At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field, blindfolded.
Ohio Dog Friendly License Plates
By choosing to purchase the
Dog Friendly plate, a portion of the fees, $15.00, of the total plate cost
provides funds for spay and neuter surgeries of homeless dogs, cats and pets in
need, as well as educational programs concerning proper veterinary care, the
care of those pets for senior citizens, veterans, individuals on low income,
pets in shelters, humane societies, and foster/breed rescue groups.
Eligible organizations may apply for grant money by visiting
May be issued to any Ohio
These plates may be issued to
passenger vehicles, non-commercial trucks, recreational vehicles, house vehicles
and non-commercial trailers.
Type of Plates System
assigned plate number, initial reserve and personalized.
Requests for system assigned,
reserved, or personalized license plates may be made at any Deputy Registrar's
office, by mail or online at OPlates.com. For questions about this plate, please
Renewal of plates can be done
at any Deputy Registrar's office, online at OPlates.com, or by mail.
All plates will be mailed
directly to the address on your registration card unless customer requests
otherwise. The deputy will issue your registration card, stickers and provide
you with a permit which will allow you to operate your vehicle while your plates
are being manufactured.
Special license plate applications are available at all Deputy Registrar license agency locations or can be downloaded by visiting the BMW web site.
Photography Safety Tips
Operation Lifesaver (www.oli.org), the rail safety education nonprofit organization, urges professional photographers to refrain from taking photos of high school seniors, wedding parties, and other subjects on train tracks or trestles. Here are Operation Lifesaver's six “must-know" tips for professional photographers considering a photo shoot near the tracks:
Trains can’t stop quickly to avoid people or vehicles on the tracks.
Cops: Man buys car after
taking $150,000 left by ATM workers
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — One of
two men suspected of making off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash that was
mistakenly left behind by ATM workers bought an SUV with the money hours later,
Alton Harvey, 42, of
Hillside, was arrested Wednesday after police traced a white van that was
captured on surveillance video pulling up to the bag of cash that the ATM
employees forgot outside a business in Mahwah, in northern New Jersey, on
Monday. The video showed a passenger in the van grabbing the bag.
Police said the van was seen
in another video pulling into a nearby auto repair business and pilfering used
After finding the van in
Irvington, police arrested Harvey.
Harvey said he was driving
the van and told detectives that a Chevrolet Tahoe was purchased with cash from
the bag soon after it was grabbed, Police Chief James Batelli said in a news
release. The SUV, which has a starting sticker price of $46,000, was parked near
Detectives identified the
passenger as Jamar Bludson, 35, of Newark. Police issued a warrant for Bludson,
who also is wanted for a probation violation, Batelli said.
Harvey was held on $125,000
bail, charged with theft of mislaid property. It was not known if he has a
lawyer who can comment on the charge.
Investigators determined the
ATM workers were not involved in the theft, the chief said.
2014 Traffic crashes for the City of Bryan
2015 Traffic crashes for the City Of Bryan