Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio

Courts

Man accused of causing vehicle collision with Toledo police cruiser appears in court

Bond set at $400,000 for Matthew Hartford

n6hartford

Matthew Hartford.

Enlarge

A 28-year-old Toledo man appeared in Toledo Municipal Court today after he was accused of causing a vehicle collision with a Toledo police cruiser that sent two officers to the hospital.

Bond for Matthew Hartford of 308 Oakdale Ave. was set at $200,000 on each of two counts of felonious assault, with no ability to pay a lower amount in order to be released from the Lucas County Jail.

The collision early Thursday morning sent officers Jeron Ellis and Todd Mikolajczyk, both 30, to the hospital, initially in serious condition. Officer Mikolajczyk was listed in fair condition today at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, where Officer Ellis is no longer listed as a patient.

According to police, Hartford was fleeing a Bowling Green state trooper who had tried to stop him for speeding. He collided with the Toledo officers' vehicle on East Broadway in East Toledo after running a stop sign. The Toledo officers were not involved in the chase.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. July 11 before Judge Michelle Wagner.

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2015 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…