The following information has been provided by Northmont area police departments. The information listed in this column is considered public record and is available to anyone seeking information concerning what is provided below.
For purposes of this column, the term “arrested” or “charged” does not necessarily mean the person was taken into physical custody. It could also indicate that a summons was issued to the subject in lieu of physical custody.
All the people listed as “arrested” or “charged” are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Monday, Dec. 3
City of Englewood
Report 18-095355: Police were dispatched to McDonald’s on N. Main Street on the report of an unconscious female in a vehicle with a young child. Police were able to awaken the subject. She had an orange pill container in her possession that she claimed belonged to her daughter. The drugs were sent to B.C.I. for analysis. The female was advised that she might face possession of drugs once the tests results were known.
Report 18-095365: Police responded to the 700 block of W. Wenger Road on the report of a friend refusing to return a car to its owner. The female victim loaned her car to male friend who promised to return it by 9 a.m. the next day but failed to do so. Police contacted the male and he stated he was in Tennessee and had loaned the car to someone else who was supposed to return the car to the owner. Ryan M. Huffman, 33, at large, was charged with the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Charges were forwarded to Vandalia Municipal Court.
Report 18-095442: The theft of a cell phone was reported at Kroger. The victim said she was shopping and after leaving the store realized she no longer had her phone. Upon checking the location of the phone with another device it was shown to be in the area of the Kroger Pharmacy. She returned to the store and after checking with the pharmacy staff and store personnel the phone could not be located.
Report 18-095469: Police responded to the first block of S. Main Street on the report of a crash with occupants of the two vehicles arguing. The officer could not locate the vehicles and dispatch advised the vehicles were now on Sanlor Avenue in West Milton. The officer found both drivers in West Milton, one of which had extremely bloodshot eyes, seemed confused and appeared to be under the influence of marijuana. His girlfriend stated he had been drinking and smoking weed. After failing a field sobriety test Zachary H. Saylors, 28, of Dayton 45402, was charged driving while under the influence. He registered at .101 percent on a breath intoxilyzer test. Saylors was transported to the Montgomery County Jail. The driver of the other vehicle was found to be at fault for the accident. He was cited and released.
Thursday, Dec. 6
City of Clayton
Report CL18-2194: An officer pulled a vehicle over on Hoke Road for having expired plates. The driver said he was driving his step-mother’s vehicle. He did not possess a valid license. Tywon Brown, 41, of Dayton 45417, was charged with driving under DUI suspension, administrative license suspension and expired plates. He was transported to the Montgomery County Jail. The vehicle owner was contacted by telephone and verbally warned for wrongful entrustment. Her vehicle was impounded.
City of Englewood
Report 18-096436: James G. Hannah, 62, of Lewisburg, was charged with driving while under the influence. He was issued a court summons and released to a sober driver.
Report 18-096585: Thomas J. Jones, 47, of Dayton 45404, was charged with criminal trespass in the 300 block of Herr St. Charges were forwarded to Vandalia Municipal Court.
Saturday, Dec. 8
City of Clayton
Report CL18-2210: An officer pulled a vehicle over on Hoke Road for a marked lane violation. The vehicle was occupied by two male subjects. The driver appeared to be extremely excited, anxious and difficulty staying still. He stated he and his passenger, a longtime friend he met in rehab, were on their way to look at a vehicle to possibly purchase. When the officer asked for consent to search the vehicle the driver was hesitant. He gave consent but advised the officer to ask the passenger for consent since the vehicle belonged to him. The officer asked the passenger to step out of the vehicle. He stated the vehicle belonged to his mother and granted verbal consent to a vehicle search. While waiting for a second officer to arrive the driver was found to have a warrant from Indiana that was outside of the arrest radius. While approaching the vehicle to begin the search the officer was informed by the passenger that he was offended of being suspected of using drugs. The officer told the passenger that due to his training and experience, he knew that people from Indiana drive to the Clayton area for the purpose of purchasing illegal drugs. During the vehicle search the officer located a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine in an open pocket of gym bag. A black bottle was also discovered containing what appeared to be crystalized methamphetamine. Another bottle containing suspected marijuana and synthetic urine was also found and a prescription bottle with one of the subject’s names on it containing two different types of pills. The passenger admitted that the gym bag was his but stated the driver threw the drugs and pipe into the bag when the traffic stop was initiated. The officer then spoke to the driver who denied ownership of the pipe and drugs. He was informed that the passenger had stated the pipe and drugs belonged to him at which point he became extremely irritated. He repeatedly denied ownership of the items. Trenton Smith, 45, of Connersville, Ind., was charged with failure to maintain marked lanes, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a drug abuse instrument. After being transported to the police department the officer found Smith to be in possession of a hypodermic needle. He was required to provide a DNA buccal swab. The passenger, Jonathon M. Schroeder, 42, of Aurora, Ind., was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a drug abuse instrument. He was also swabbed for DNA. He admitted that he and Smith were on their way to buy illegal drugs before they were pulled over. Smith and Schroeder were transported to the Montgomery County Jail.
City of Englewood
Report 18-097001: Police responded to Meijer on the report of two shoplifters that fled the store. A Loss Prevention associate said he spotted two people in the store that he recognized from previous thefts. He observed the female tearing opening packages and concealing the merchandise. A male subject took Carhartt sweatshirts into the fitting room and came out wearing them under his clothes. The male exited the store while the female purchased food but made no attempt to pay for the merchandise she had concealed. She was stopped and taken to the security office. She called the male on her cell phone and he came to the office as well. After presenting their identification to security personnel they were told the police were being called. Both fled the office and store. Joseph M. Bostick, 40, at large, and Chelsea L. Marcheski, 26, at large, were each charged with theft. Charges were forwarded to Vandalia Municipal Court.
Sunday, Dec. 9
City of Clayton
Report CL18-2211: A 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche was stolen while parked in the street in the 4300 block of Rundell Dr. The vehicle was locked and the owner had both sets of keys in his possession. There was no evidence of broken glass in the roadway.
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