The Police Blotter

HAMILTON: Agnes Davis entered the grocery of William Rochelle, on Heaton Street, Third Ward, obtained some crackers, and not being satisfied, visited the kitchen in the rear of the grocery and stole a silver watch. Patrolmen Orb and Helvey found the watch in the house of Agnes, residing on Fourth street, arrested her and lodged the woman in the city jail. (Cincinnati Commercial, June 14, 1878)

Saturday last Constable Campbell returned from Steele, whither he went to secure Fred Johnson, who had been arrested for the alleged theft of a horse belonging to A.P. Rorick of the Goose Lake neighborhood. The hearing took place Monday before ‘Squire Kurtz, H.A. Armstrong appearing for the defense and F.D. Walker for the prosecution. The case was continued until Saturday to enable the defendant to procure witnesses. (Emmons County Record, September 24, 1884)

The preliminary examination in the case of Fred Johnson, for the alleged theft of A.P. Rorick’s horse, which had been postponed from a previous hearing to enable the defendant to procure witnesses, took place before Squire Kurtz last Saturday. The prisoner was committed to the Bismarck jail, and was taken there Sunday by Constable Walker. (Emmons County Record, October 1, 1884)

Fred Johnson, the man arrested for the theft of A.P. Rorick’s horse, last week swore out a warrant against Mr. Rorick, charging him with criminal assault on a girl of 17 who has been living with Johnson. This bears the ear marks of an attempt to “get even.” (Emmons County Record, October 1, 1884)

An assault and battery case was tried at Elston’s hotel last week, in which Horace Lateer of this two was plaintiff and Geo. Tuttle of Unionville defendant, resulted in defendant being fined $10. (Port Jervis Evening Gazette, March 25, 1886)

John Gallup was before justice Grant on Friday afternoon, charged with shooting a mule belonging to Charles Norman. The accused waived examination and gave bail in the sum of $300 for his appearance at the next terms of the circuit court. Both men live in Liberty township. (Daily Huronite, March 19, 1892)

It was John Rochelle, and not Ed Rochelle who was arrested yesterday, charged with abusing his wife. (Cincinnati Enquirer, July 10, 1895)

Isadore Beardslee, living on the Emerson Crawford farm, had a fine horse stolen from his barn Friday night. Dick thinks he knows the guilty party. (Oxford Leader, August 9, 1901)

In Judge Heckencamp’s court yesterday afternoon Edward Ryan, a young man, was fined $5 and costs for assaulting Charles H. Rorick, a barber. The charge was not denied by Mr. Ryan claimed justification for the assault as Rorick had made a disparaging remark about a female relative of the defendant. (Quincy Daily Herald, June 11, 1902)

Mrs. Hester Perkins, colored, called at police headquarters, this morning, and swore out a city warrant charging Charles Rorick with disturbing the peace. Rorick is a levee barber and the warrant was placed in the hands of Officer Tom Ryan for service, the case being set for hearing in the police court tomorrow morning. Mrs. Perkins charges that Rorick used bad language in addressing her and insulted her by his remarks. (Quincy Daily Herald, August 2, 1906)

Harry Jackson, claiming Pocahontas, Bond county, this state, as his home, was arrested late yesterday afternoon by Patrolman Tom Ryan on a warrant sworn out by Charles Rorick, the levee barber, who charged him with stealing two razors. Judge Scheid held a special session of the police court and after hearing the evidence imposed a fine of $10 and costs against the accused. Jackson paid $12.25 and took his departure, feeling, doubtless, that he had made a poor investment. (Quincy Daily Herald, August 3, 1906)

Charles Rorick, a levee restaurant keeper, was fined $2 and costs on a charge of intoxication. (Quincy Daily Whig, June 24, 1911)

Acting on information received from the authorities of McMinnville, Chief of Police Varney late yesterday afternoon placed under arrest Chester Walling of McMinnville, charged with the theft of several sacks of clover seed, valued at about $300. He was placed in the city jail and held awaiting the Yamhill county officer, who arrived this forenoon and took the man in charge. Walling made no attempt to deny the charge, merely giving as a reason that he was hard pressed for money on account of domestic troubles, his wife having recently sued for divorce. (Marshfield Daily Coast Mail, January 17, 1919)

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