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Published: Friday, 11/7/2003

9 indicted by Ottawa County grand jury

PORT CLINTON - Nine people were indicted yesterday by an Ottawa County grand jury, including two Port Clinton men charged with breaking into several local businesses over the summer.

Adam Koebel, 20, and Justin Guerra, 19 face multiple charges of breaking and entering, possession of criminal tools, tampering with evidence, and safecracking. They were charged after an investigation by Port Clinton police, Ottawa County sheriff s deputies, and the Ottawa County Drug Task Force.

Also indicted were:

w Michael S. Gaskalla, 32, of Toledo, on three counts of trafficking in drugs. The Ottawa County Drug Task Force alleged that Mr. Gaskalla sold drugs on three occasions in May, 1999, in Port Clinton, and that two of the incidents occurred in front of children.

w William Koza, 28, of Bowling Green, on one count of felonious assault. He is charged with attacking another man with a beer bottle in September in Put-in-Bay.

w Robby L. Adkins of Port Clinton, on two counts of possession of drugs and one count each of driving while intoxicated and tampering with drugs. Mr. Adkins was arrested by the Ohio Highway Patrol during a traffic stop in September on State Rt. 2 in Erie Township.

w Jamie Moracci, 25, of Ontario, on one count of possession of cocaine.

Officers said his boat was stopped in July on Lake Erie near Canadian waters by officers from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources division of watercraft.

w Max Olsen, 24, of Oak Harbor, and Anthony Blasetzky, 23, of Port Clinton, on charges of possessing cocaine, marijuana, and of drug paraphernalia.

The charges stem from a drug task force raid at Mr. Olsen s home in July.

w Willard B. Barnette, Jr., 44, of Marblehead, on one count of domestic violence. Mr. Barnette is accused of assaulting an elderly family member during an altercation at home.

He has a previous conviction for domestic violence and was indicted last month in Ottawa County on five counts of possession of dangerous drugs and single counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and of tampering with evidence.

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