Monday, February 29
8:02 a.m. – To Troy Jr. High School. The principal reported finding a plastic baggie containing an unknown green plant material in a boy’s restroom. He said that there was an unusual odor in the restroom. The baggie was submitted to property.
8:34 a.m. – A man came to the Police Station to turn over a pink purse he found at the Speedway on N. Market St. yesterday. He said he tried to contact the owner but was unsuccessful. He said he did not want to turn it into Speedway because there was $70 in cash in the wallet. The officer was able to contact the owner and her father came to pick up the purse.
9:56 a.m. – To Hawk Circle for a report of a domestic disturbance. A man was arrested for domestic violence and he was placed in the Miami County Incarceration Facility.
10:45 a.m. – To Hobart Arena for a report of a possible theft. A man reported that someone took the wood from trees that had been cut down around Hobart Arena. The officer then called a man who regularly takes wood from trees that the city cuts down. He said he had permission from Parks Dept. officials to take the wood. The RP was advised that this would be a civil matter since the man had permission to take the wood. He said that the Parks Dept. did not have the right to give permission. He was advised that the man has received permission to take wood from cut trees for years.
1:02 p.m. – Traffic stop on S. Market St. at Canal St. The vehicle had run the red light. The driver said that he was following another vehicle and didn’t see what color the light was.
2:24 p.m. – A Brukner Dr. resident called to report that his brother had used his identity when stopped and cited for a traffic offense. He said that a warrant was issued for his arrest for not showing up at court.
4:27 p.m. – To the area of Cookson School for a report of dogs running loose. A group of kids told the officer that the dog had been chasing them but appeared friendly. The dog was located – it was a brown pit bull with a collar but no tags. The dog jumped in the back of the cruiser and was taken to the animal shelter.
5:02 p.m. – An officer had stopped for the stop sign on Canal St. at Walnut St. and was proceeding through the intersection when a vehicle northbound on Walnut came through the intersection. The officer honked his horn to get the driver’s attention and the vehicle stopped. He spoke with the driver and told her that if he hadn’t honked, she probably would have hit him. She said that she stopped and was looking at a sign on a building. She was cited and released.
Tuesday, March 1
12:56 p.m. – Traffic stop on E. Main St. just east of the square. The driver had run the red light at the crosswalk. He was cited for that and for a child safety seat violation. He said that the 4-year-old child wanted to sit in the front seat.
3:13 p.m. – To Troy Jr. High School for a report of two students having marijuana in their possession. One student had a lighter and a small marijuana joint on his person. The second student had two pill containers containing marijuana in his locker. The two were given school discipline and sent home before the officer arrived. He charged them with possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. The evidence was submitted to property.
4:18 p.m. – To Green Oak Dr. for a report of a broken window. A man reported that sometime within the past hour, someone broke a window in his residence with a fire hydrant wrench. In the next block, the officer saw a hydrant that had just been installed. He contacted the Fire Department and they asked that the wrench be returned and advised that they would conduct an investigation into who installed the hydrant and why the wrench was not secured.
Wednesday, March 2
2:41 a.m. – The Police Department had received several calls from residents complaining about a vehicle with a loud muffler waking them up. The vehicle was stopped on Norwich St. near W. Main St. The driver stated that he had not received any prior warnings. His wife asked how long they had to fix the muffler since it was their only transportation and they did not have the money to fix it. They were advised to fix it as soon as possible. The driver was cited.
7:29 a.m. – An officer clocked a vehicle on Trade Square West doing 42 in a 25 zone. He initiated a traffic stop and the driver said that he was on his way to a job site and had people waiting on him. He was polite and cooperative.
8:21 a.m. – An officer clocked a vehicle on Trade Square West doing 45 in a 25 zone. The driver stated that she was taking her children to school. She also was polite and cooperative.
8:35 a.m. – An officer saw a vehicle parked on S. Mulberry St. with plates that expired last October. He knocked on the door of the residence but got no answer. While he was filling out the citation and tow slip, two girls emerged from the back door of the residence. They said that the vehicle belonged to their dad and that it hasn’t run “forever.” He advised them to tell their dad that the vehicle was being towed.
11:55 a.m. – A Harrison St. resident came to the Police Station to report a theft of medication. He said that approximately 52 Percocet pills were taken from his car while it was parked at his house. He said that the vehicle was unlocked. There are no suspects.
Thursday, March 3
3:04 a.m. – Traffic stop on W. Main St. for a loud muffler. The vehicle could be heard about 3 blocks away. The driver said that he was warned for this violation last fall. He was cited for a loud muffler violation.
4:56 a.m. – An officer ran the plate on a vehicle he was following. It came back that the owner’s license was suspended and that a police officer was to confiscate her license. He initiated a traffic stop. The driver said that she was tired of being harassed because of her name. She was cited for driving under suspension and she called for a ride. The vehicle was released to a valid driver.
8:32 a.m. – To the Market St. Bridge for a report of a two-car accident. Neither driver was cited due to the icy road conditions.
10:47 a.m. – To Lexington Ave. for a report of a scam. A woman reported that she has been speaking with “Don Willy” regarding watching his child for a weekend when he moved to Troy. He said that he got her number from a caregiver website. He advised her that he would pay $350 for the two days and would pay in advance. She said she received a check for $1800 with instructions to buy a wheelchair for the child. She checked with the bank and found that the check was counterfeit. She said that “Don” contacted her several times to see if the check had been cashed. The officer checked “Don’s” phone number and found that it was flagged as a possible phone scam.
5:52 p.m. – Traffic stop on Adams St. at Shaftsbury Rd. The driver was cited for speed (41/25).
6:46 p.m. – To W. Main St. for a report of a private property accident. A vehicle had driven over a concrete post which displayed a handicapped parking spot sign.
7:34 p.m. – To W. Main St. for a report of a shoplifter. The female suspect was being held by a store employee and was being compliant. She was charged with theft.
Friday, March 4
12:54 a.m. – While driving through a W. Main St. parking lot, an officer saw a vehicle park in a handicapped spot and three males exited the vehicle and walked into the store. None of them appeared to be handicapped. When they returned to the vehicle, the driver stated that the handicapped placard on the vehicle belonged to his uncle and the vehicle belonged to his mother. He said he thought he could park there since he had the placard. He was advised that he is not allowed to park in a handicapped spot if his uncle is not present. He was cited for parking in a handicapped spot.
3:12 a.m. – An officer ran the registration on a vehicle he was following and found the registration had expired and the owner’s license was suspended. He initiated a traffic stop and cited the driver for the two violations.