To Whom this may Concern:
My name is Ron Haines, and I am a State Park Police Officer at Cleveland Lake Front State Park. I attempted to stop and arrest a male subject sitting inside a motor vehicle drinking alcohol. When the male subject saw me walking over to his location, he started the vehicle up, placed it in reverse and began to back out of the parking slot. The vehicle struck me; knocking me backwards, and away from him. At which time he continued to travel in reverse at a high rate of speed putting numerous park visitors, including a day care group of children, at risk of injury.
The vehicle had an Ohio Personal plate which came back to an elderly female, whom was clearly not the driver of this vehicle.
My point in writing this is to let you, the good people at OHLEG and Attorney General Mike DeWine, know what a wonderful tool you have placed in our (The Law Enforcement Officers of Ohio) hands. If it were not for the Location Search section on this web site, I would have never been able to identify the driver of this vehicle.
The driver, who turned out to be the owner’s 49 year old son, was located later in the day hiding behind his mother’s sofa, where he was promptly arrested and is currently in jail, unable to make bond on the charge of Felonious Assault on a Police Officer.
Thank You for giving us this most valuable tool.
Park Officer Ron Haines
Cleveland Lake Front State Park
8701 Lake Shore Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44108