- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—Ohio 61 East resident Krista Appeman said Monday she has had enough.

Appeman, who said she was speaking on behalf of herself and several neighbors in the area of Ohio 61 and Seminary Road, said the entire “rural neighborhood” is tired of being “terrorized” by Corey T. Foster, 30, of 994 Ohio 61 E.

Foster is in custody at the Huron County Jail on the charge of receiving stolen property and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

His most-recent arrest stems from attempting to break a window at a Milan Avenue business and being caught in a stolen truck.

“I’m livid with it,” Appeman said. “None of this should have ever happened.”

Appeman said she can’t get any cooperation from the Huron County Sheriff’s Office and added the sheriff’s office hasn’t presented enough information to the prosecutor’s office to produce an indictment.

“Nothing is being done,” she said. “No one at the sheriff’s office will even call me back.”

Appeman said Foster should be the suspect in about five vehicle thefts in the area of Ohio 61 and Seminary Road, including her son’s in May.

The command staff at the sheriff’s office responded to the claims Monday.

“We’ve been dealing with Corey Foster since he was a very young juvenile,” Chief Deputy Ted Patrick said. “Our job is to bring them to justice, we can’t control how long they stay off the street.”

“He’s a frequent flyer,” Detective Sgt. Josh Querin said. “He gets arrested and incarcerated on a regular basis.”

Sheriff Dane Howard said he can understand the residents’ frustration.

“I’m sure it’s very frustrating for the residents out there,” he said. “This individual has been arrested and charged and brought before the court many times.

“Our detectives and deputies are doing everything they can on all the cases,” Howard said. “They will continue to work hard on all the cases covering 500 square miles of this county.”

The sheriff said several cases are waiting on DNA evidence to be returned from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Howard said, unlike television, that evidence isn’t processed overnight.

“Sometimes it can take a very long time to put a case together,” he said. “We have arrested this individual many times. Our men and women will continue to work hard on these cases.”


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