Toledo woman arrested in stolen car


A Toledo woman has been arrested while sitting in a stolen vehicle.

On Tuesday around 11 a.m., a Bowling Green dispatcher sent out an advisory that a plate camera had indicated a hit on a stolen vehicle.

The vehicle, a red Kia Forte, which had been reported stolen Monday, was spotted traveling west on East Wooster Street near I-75. The owner, who lives in the 800 block of East Napoleon, told police she believed her son had taken it without permission, according to the Bowling Green Police Division report.

Soon after, officers began looking in the area dispatch advised they received a call from, the 800 block of East Napoleon, that the son was in the apartment and threatening people with a knife.

Upon arrival, officers heard the son, later identified as Frankie Hernandez, yelling in the background and while one officer went around to the back of the building to the patio door, another started talking to Hernandez through the closed apartment door, according to the police report.

When Hernandez saw the officer at the patio door, he approached that door. The officer there observed long kitchen knives in both Hernandez’s hands with one of them pressed against his throat. He was upset and was telling the officer he wanted to kill himself, according to the report.

The officer tried to de-escalate the incident and asked him to drop the knives and come outside. A family member came into the living room and began speaking with Hernandez.

The second BGPD officer gained entry at the front door. Hernandez ended up lying on the ground with his arms out and no knives in sight, according to the report.

He told officers the car was in the parking lot, and he didn’t drive it but had someone with him whom he owed money to.

Officers approached the vehicle and observed a person, later identified at Sheri Rister, in the driver’s seat with her head down.

She gave an incorrect name of the owner’s son, that they had met to “hook up,” and said she was doing the son a favor by driving the car, even though she did not have a driver’s license, according to the report.

A search of the vehicle uncovered a small wallet in the coat Rister was wearing and inside the wallet was a metal pipe with burnt and visible residue.

Rister, 43, was taken to jail and charged with receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She remained in jail Thursday with a $10,000 bond.

The son, Frankie Hernandez, 42, Bowling Green, was arrested on warrant through BGPD, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office and Hancock County. He also was taken to jail.

He remained in jail Thursday with a $34,000 bond.

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