Weekend arrests from Washington Township Police


Washington Township Police made two separate arrests Friday.

First, officers were contacted around 2:45 Friday afternoon in regards to a male calling Indian Lake Schools.

The male, later identified as Bradley Clem, 37, of Lakeview, was cursing at several employees and advised them he was coming to the campus.

Authorities then learned Clem was on campus speaking with administrators.

Officers attempted to speak with Clem, but he entered his vehicle and drove to Indian Lake Elementary after being told not to leave.

Staff members were told to not let Clem inside the school.

As officers were speaking with him outside ILES, Clem yelled and cursed loudly after repeated warnings not to with staff members, students and parents present during this obscene behavior.

Clem was placed under arrest and lodged in the Logan County Jail.

He was charged with obstructing official business and disorderly conduct.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

Later in the afternoon, just after 5 o’clock, Washington Township Police conducted a traffic stop on State Route 235, near Township Road 215, for several equipment and lane violations.

Officers learned the front seat passenger, James Saunders, 26, of Saint Paris, had an active warrant for his arrest with a caution for violent tendencies.

Upon notifying Saunders of the active warrant, he opened the vehicle door and took off on foot.

Authorities were able to take Saunders into custody after a short pursuit.

He stated he ran because he knew he was going to jail for a long time.

Saunders was transported to the Logan County Jail and was charged with failure to comply with the order of a police officer and resisting arrest.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office and Russells Point Police Department assisted at the scene.