Monday, February 22
10:19 a.m. – An officer saw 7 vehicles on E. Canal St. that were in violation of the city junk vehicle ordinance. A 46’ trailer had a dealer plate that expired in May, 2008. It came back as non-existent. A Shasta motor home had a plate that expired in December, 2007. The front tires were flat and dry rotted. A Chevy pickup truck had plates that expired in April, 2013. It had three flat tires. Another Chevy pickup truck had plates that expired in December, 2015. It had a flat tire. A popup travel trailer had a flat tire. A boat trailer had no registration. The boat was uncovered and in poor condition. Another trailer that appeared to be homemade had no plates or VIN. IT was loaded with junk and debris and was in poor condition. All vehicles were photographed and green tagged and given until March 10 to be removed. The officer spoke with the property owner about a notice sent in September about the many junk vehicle violations. He was advised that if the violations were not corrected, the vehicles would be impounded.
11:24 a.m. – To W. Main St. A store manager showed the officer surveillance video of a male subject trying to steal scratch-off lottery tickets. He was unable to provide a copy of the video, but said that police would be notified when it was ready. Fingerprints were lifted from the ticket boxes. The incident is under investigation.
4:40 p.m. – Traffic stop on W. Market St. at Garfield Ave. The driver was cited for expired plates.
5:02 p.m. – Traffic stop on E. Canal St. at S. Market St. for expired plates. The driver said she had just purchased the vehicle and had not yet completed the paperwork. She was cited for expired plates.
5:19 p.m. – Traffic stop on Experiment Farm Rd. The vehicle was clocked at 48 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. The driver said her speedometer was broken. She was advised that her registration had expired, and she said she forgot to renew it and that this was the first time she had a vehicle registered in her name. She was cited for speed.
5:33 p.m. – To Experiment Farm Rd. for a report of an accident. A woman reported that she was leaving the shopping center onto Experiment Farm Rd. when she was struck by a vehicle entering the center. She said she did not see it because of the sun. The other vehicle was located and both exchanged information. No charges were filed because it occurred on private property.
7:58 p.m. – Traffic stop on Rt. 718 at Washington Rd. The driver had run the light at 718 and Dorset Rd. and was travelling between 65 and 70 MPH. He admitted to the offenses. He was charged with failure to obey a traffic control device and issued a warning for speed.
10:05 p.m. – To the 700 block of W. Main St. for a report of an accident. A driver had hit the gas instead of the brake and struck landscaping rocks on private property.
11:33 p.m. – Traffic stop on N. Market St. at Troy St. The driver was cited for driving under suspension and the passenger was arrested for warrants out of Champaign County and Montgomery County.
Tuesday, February 23
8:09 a.m. – To Leedes Rd. for a report of a disturbance. A suspect was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Miami County Jail.
3:43 p.m. – A man came to the Police Station to turn in a digital camera that he found on the street in the 900 block of N. Dorset Rd. The camera was not reported as stolen. It was entered into property.
4:04 p.m. – While on patrol on S. Walnut St., an officer saw a male subject working on a vehicle. The officer recognized the subject as having an outstanding warrant for theft. The warrant was confirmed and the subject was taken to the Miami County Jail.
10:50 p.m. – While stopped for a train on Staunton Rd., the officer saw that the plates on the vehicle in front of him expired in August, 2015. He verified that the plates were expired, walked up to the vehicle and issued the driver a citation.
9:04 p.m. – Traffic stop on Staunton Rd. at Ohio Ave. The vehicle was clocked at 51 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. The driver stated that he was 19 and the passenger was 16. The officer asked where they were coming from and the driver thought for a moment and said “Maplecrest.” The passenger was asked for his name and he refused to provide it. He then stated that he was Austin Lee and was born June 29, 1998. The officer said that would make him 17 and the driver said that he was 16. The driver then identified the passenger, and the passenger then confirmed his identity. He said he didn’t want to give his name because he had an outstanding warrant for cutting off his ankle bracelet. Dispatch confirmed that the juvenile was missing. His probation officer was contacted and he advised that the juvenile should be incarcerated. He was cuffed and incarcerated. The driver said that he knew that the passenger was listed as missing and had been trying to get him to act better because he had been hanging out with bad kids. He was warned about doing such things and was released.
11:13 p.m. – Traffic stop on Staunton Rd. near Market St. The vehicle had accelerated to beat the red light and was clocked at 50 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. The driver said he was aware of the violation. He was cited for speed.
Wednesday, February 24
12:22 a.m. – Traffic stop on Staunton Rd. The driver was found to be under suspension, but he said he was not aware of the suspension. He was so cited and called for a friend to pick up him and his vehicle.
12:45 a.m. – To Fairview Ct. for a report of phone harassment. A woman reported that a male subject called and threatened her. The male subject was identified and charged with menacing.
1:56 a.m. – Traffic stop on W. Main St. near Elm St. The vehicle was stopped for having only one operational headlight. The officer learned that the driver had received multiple warnings for one headlight since January. He was cited for having only one headlight.
7:59 p.m. – Traffic stop on S. Stanfield Rd. The driver was cited for speed (55/35).
Friday, February 26
7:20 a.m. – An officer drove through the Walmart parking lot and saw a Chevy Prizm occupied by a female passenger. When she saw the officer, she reclined her seat. The officer ran the plate and found that the registered owner had an outstanding warrant. He approached the vehicle and found that the passenger was the owner. He informed her of the warrant, and the woman said that she had missed a court date for a theft charge. The jail would not accept her, so the officer issued a summons.
1:39 p.m. – To Mystic Ln. S. for a report of a theft. A woman reported that the temporary tag had been removed from her vehicle while it was parked in front of her residence. She said that this morning she found the doors ajar. The plate was entered into the system as missing.
8:09 p.m. – To Atlantic St. for a report of an abandoned bicycle. A woman reported that a bicycle had been abandoned outside of her residence. The officer found that the bicycle had been reported as stolen. The owner was contacted and advised that he could pick up his bicycle.
8:36 p.m. – To Walker Dr. for a report of a dog complaint. A woman reported that a neighbor’s dog had been barking. The officer arrived to hear a dog barking. The woman said that the dog has been barking non-stop, and that this has been a problem for some time. The officer could not get an answer at the neighbor’s door. Checking the system, the officer found that the neighbors have been charged multiple times in the past for barking dogs. Charges were filed again.
Saturday, February 27
1:23 a.m. – Traffic stop on W. Main St. near Monroe St. The driver was cited for OVI and no headlights on.
2:57 a.m. – To Kroger’s for a report of shoplifting. A male subject was apprehended and charged with theft and open container.
8:00 a.m. – To Fountain St. for a report of phone harassment. A woman reported that a man who had just been released from jail has been calling and texting her repeatedly. She said he was in jail over a domestic violence charge involving her daughter. She said he had called her home phone 30-40 times within a day. She said that she asked him to stop but he continues to call and text. The officer spoke with the man and warned him not to call the RP or any member of her family again.
8:24 a.m. – While on patrol on S. Walnut St., an officer saw a blue Mazda parked on the street with its hood up. A neighbor stated that the car had been there for about three days. The registered owner was from Englewood and is deceased. It appeared that someone was working on the vehicle as there was a spark plug wire on the street and an empty anti-freeze jug in the engine compartment. The vehicle was towed and will be held until someone claims it.
11:34 a.m. – Traffic stop on W. Main St. The driver was cited for speed (49/35).
2:56 p.m. – To Willow Point Ct. for a report of a man in a wheelchair knocking on the door. The man was located and transported to UVMC for mental evaluation.
5:13 p.m. – Traffic stop on Staunton Rd. just past the city limits. The vehicle was clocked at 51 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. The driver said he thought the speed limit was 55. The officer detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle, but the driver was found not to be impaired. He was cited for speed.
7:31 p.m. – To Penn St. for a report of a theft. A male subject stated that he went to a friend’s home and parked his bike outside. HE said that about 30 minutes later and the bike was gone. The bike is a BMX mountain DK with a light blue frame and a black seat. There are no suspects.
8:32 p.m. – To Crescent Dr. for a report of phone harassment. A man reported receiving harassing phone calls from his ex-girlfriend. She was warned for phone harassment.
10:10 p.m. – An officer was following a red truck into the square. As the truck entered the square, it suddenly changed from the turn lane to the thru lane. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the driver said that he had made a mistake. The plates on his vehicle were expired. He was cited for expired plates and warned for the lane change.
11:36 p.m. – Traffic stop on W. Market St. at Barnhart Rd. The driver had received a warning for expired plates on January 1, 2016. He was cited for expired plates and warned for having only one working headlight.
Sunday, February 28
5:17 a.m. – To Williams St. for a report of an unattended bonfire. The officer arrived to find two males standing by the fire. One of the males was found to have an outstanding warrant. He was arrested on the warrant and taken to the Miami County Jail.
5:18 a.m. – To S. Walnut St. for a report of a theft. A woman reported that her debit card was stolen. She named a possible suspect. The case is under investigation.
9:05 a.m. – Traffic stop on N. Market St. The driver said that he was late for church. He was cited for speed (50/35).
12:08 p.m. – To Lake St. for a report of dogs running loose. A woman reported that her grandson accidentally let her dogs out of the back door. One was still loose, but the second had been caught. She was warned for the dogs running loose and warned for not having current dog tags.
1:08 p.m. – To Duke Park for a report of a dog running loose. The officer arrived to find that the RP had the dog on a leash. The dog had no collar and no license. It was a neutered male pit bull and was friendly and well-mannered. The dog was taken to the Miami County Animal Shelter.
1:13 p.m. – To Archer Park for a report of a vehicle squealing and peeling tires in a private property parking lot. The vehicle was located and the driver was cited.
4:34 p.m. – Traffic stop on Experiment Farm Rd. The vehicle was clocked at 50 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. The driver said he did not see the speed limit sign. He was cited for speed.
6:15 p.m. – Traffic stop on Dorset Rd. at W. Main St. The vehicle was clocked at 50 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. The driver said he was on his way home from work and did not know he was speeding. He was cited for speed.
6:36 p.m. – To S. Clay St. for a report of child abuse. An investigation showed that a man had accidentally pushed a 5-year-old child. There was not enough evidence to support charges.
Monday, February 29
3:17 a.m. – Traffic stop on W. Main St. at Stanfield Rd. The driver was cited for a seat belt violation and given a warning for going left of center.