Crestview Bus Driver Arrested On Sexual Imposition Charges

  • 5/21/2019 12:19:49 PM
  • Jenna Ramolt
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - 64-year-old Timothy Calame, a bus driver for the Crestview school district, was arrested Saturday on charges of sexual imposition, assault, and unlawful restraint in reference to an incident involving a 14-year-old juvenile.

Limited information is available due to the ongoing investigation and the age of the victim, but Calame is currently being held at the Richland County Jail and has been suspended from his job duties as a bus driver. 

According to a statement provided by Randy Dunlap, Superintendent of Crestview schools, Calame had been employed as a sub driver from 1998 until 2017, when he became a regular route driver. Dunlap says that Calame had passed all mandatory BCI and FBI criminal background checks and had a clean driving record.

The statement reads in part: "I am extremely disturbed to learn that Mr. Tim Calame had been arrested on charges of Unlawful Restraint and Sexual Imposition.  As a result of these serious and disturbing charges, as required by law, Mr. Calame has been immediately suspended from his job duties as a bus driver in the Crestview Local School District.  The safety and security of our students, both in school and on our school buses remains our top priority. We will cooperate with law enforcement during the investigation. While the alleged victim is not a Crestview student, this information is being shared as this issue impacts our school district community... The Crestview Local School District will have no further comment during the investigation."

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed anything suspicious in South Park between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 18th is asked to contact Lieutenant Rob Skropits at 419-755-9755.

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