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Man charged after threats to engineer’s office

WARREN — A Cortland man is facing charges in Warren Municipal Court after reports a man called the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office making threats, according to court records.

Eric M. Olejnik, 61, 1539 Johnson Plank Road, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges of inducing a panic and telecommunications harassment, according to court records.

Tom Klejka, Trumbull County highway superintendent, said he called Trumbull County sheriff’s deputies to make a report after a man called the North River Road office about 40 times Wednesday. The man was swearing, “screaming” at employees and threatened to come to the office, Klejka said.

The man has been upset with the office for 10 or 15 years, Klejka said. Several years ago he bought a property on a road being developed, but the developer abandoned the project without finishing the road, Klejka said. So, the man owns property without a proper road to access it, he said. The county cannot do anything about the road, Klejka said.

“We can’t spend county money on a road that isn’t a road,” Klejka said.

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