J. Edgar Hoover himself came to Toledo to arrest Alvin Karpis confederate Harry Campbell.
For a few days in June, 1985, Spencer Township was firmly in the national media spotlight as the Lucas County Sheriff’s Department conducted a large-scale dig for evidence of a Satanic cult.
Insurance man John L. Parker was murdered at the Sylvania Golf Club’s 15th tee in 1933. The killer was eventually caught, but not after a bizarre turn of events.
Hey, who wouldn’t be? But when police did nothing, residents turned to a Lucas County Probate Court judge to help break up the orgies – or more accurately, drinking parties – in Harbor View.
In the 1920s, the Sylvania village mayor’s court became a hub of enforcement of the Volstead Act.
Police found the exotic snake and spider gyrations of Zorita a little bit out-of-bounds in this 1941 case.