Monday, June 6
10:00 a.m. – The following property was turned over to Police frim information booths at the conclusion of the Strawberry Festival. 1. A black cigarette case with an open pack of cigarettes and a lighter. 2. 5 sets of keys 3. A stuffed toy rabbit wearing a police uniform. 4. A reusable grocery bag with an open drink and a Nikon camera. 5. Pink children’s sunglasses. 6. A black Sony case with two cables. 7. A white notebook with multi-color butterfly design on the outside and notes concerning Bible studies. The items were submitted to property.
3:10 p.m. – To Summit Ave. for a report of criminal damaging. A woman reported finding a small piece of metal sticking out of a tire on her vehicle. Investigation showed that the vehicle had picked up a small piece of debris while driving through a construction zone. There was no evidence to support criminal activity.
3:43 p.m. – To the 1300 block of W. Main St. for a report of a theft. A woman reported that some time overnight, someone entered her vehicle and took items from the center console. She was not sure if it was locked. There are no suspects.
4:36 p.m. – An officer saw a vehicle on the closed portion of McKaig Ave. and initiated a traffic stop. The driver did not know why he was stopped. The officer reminded him that “he went right past the big sign that said closed road.” The driver said he thought you could still drive on it since the intersection was not completely barricaded. He was cited for driving on a closed road and for driving under suspension. His passenger was a licensed driver and took control of the vehicle.
Tuesday, June 7
9:30 a.m. – While monitoring the construction zone on McKaig Ave., the officer saw a red pickup truck approach the sign at Ridge Ave. from the south, stop, then turn around. He then saw the same vehicle come from Summit Ave. and turn west on McKaig. There were workers present at the time. He initiated a traffic stop and cited the driver.
4:58 p.m. – Traffic stop on Sherman Ave. at Elm St. The driver said that he just got his license back from suspension. He was advised that he still has two active suspensions and that his insurance was cancelled. He was cited for driving under suspension.
8:10 p.m. – To E. Staunton Rd. for a report of a disturbance. A woman reported that she wanted to leave her mother’s home to go get her kids, but her mother would not allow her to leave. The woman’s mother said that her daughter had overdosed on heroin this morning and she was trying to keep her from leaving, expecting that she would go use heroin again. The mother was advised that the police could not stop the daughter from leaving, but expressed concern to her over her heroin addiction. A friend arrived to pick up the daughter. The mother was advised to contact Children’s Services to try to get custody of the children.
9:07 p.m. – To McKaig Ave. for a report of a theft. A man reported that a lawn mower was stolen from his property, and he suspects former tenants. The tenants were contacted and denied taking the lawn mower. They said that the man has already asked them about it several times. The officer asked for their address, and they said that they are currently homeless. The officer checked and found that the mower had not been sold to a pawn shop.
Wednesday, June 8
5:04 p.m. – An officer saw a vehicle turn from Ridge Ave. onto a closed portion of McKaig and initiated a traffic stop. The driver said that she was going to her home on Laurel Tree and did not know an alternate route. The officer agreed with her that there is a problem with people driving on the closed road. She was cited.
Thursday, June 9
1:17 a.m. – An officer saw a vehicle southbound on N. Short St. and turn right onto Main St. He initiated a traffic stop. The driver said that he had no license, only a temporary permit. He was cited for driving the wrong way on a one-way street and for no operator’s license.
7:55 a.m. – Traffic stop in the 1300 block of Experiment Farm Rd. The vehicle was clocked at 60 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. The driver said that he was running late for work. He was cited for speed.
9:24 a.m. – To S. Counts St. for a report of a theft. A woman reported that a leather binder containing her insurance card, vehicle maintenance book and registration was stolen from her vehicle. She said that the cover to her center console was damaged. There are no suspects.
3:53 p.m. – Traffic stop on Red Cedar Dr. at McKaig. The vehicle came from Ridge Ave. to Red Cedar and passed a road closed sign and active construction workers and heavy equipment. He said that he was taking someone home who lived on Cameo Circle. He was advised that there was an alternate route that he should have taken. He was cited for driving on a closed road.
6:18 p.m. – To the 1200 block of S. Ridge Ave. for a report of found property. A man reported that he found a bicycle lying in the bushes on his property. It was a red men’s mountain bike with “LB” written on the frame near the seat. It was not reported as stolen and was submitted into property.
9:05 p.m. – To S. Mulberry St. for a report of phone harassment. A man and woman reported that they have been getting phone calls and text messages from the man’s ex-girlfriend regarding their getting back together. They wanted the contact to stop. The officer tried calling the ex but got her voice mail. He left a message.
9:51 p.m. – An officer heard a loud engine noise while stopped at the light at W. Main and Experiment Farm Rd. He then saw a Ford Mustang peeling its tires in the Fazoli’s parking lot. The vehicle continued peeling its tires for about 10 seconds and the back end started to fishtail. When it stopped, smoke engulfed the vehicle and the area. There were two vehicles in the immediate area and the Mustang was about 30’ from the Fazoli’s building. He initiated a traffic stop and the driver apologized for his actions. He was cited for reckless operation on private property.
Friday, June 10
1:38 a.m. – While following a vehicle on N. Dorset Rd., the officer ran the plate which showed that the owner was under suspension and BMV requested that the plates be confiscated. He initiated a traffic stop. The driver was cited for driving under suspension and she walked from the scene. The plates were confiscated and the vehicle was towed.
5:32 a.m. – Traffic stop on N. Market at Ferguson Dr. The driver said he forgot to renew his registration and forgets every year. He was cited for expired plates.
2:05 p.m. – To W. Main near King’s Chapel for a report of a shoplifter. A store manager reported that a white male entered the store, selected 8 packages of underwear and 8 packages of t-shirts, concealed them in his jacket and left the store without paying. She said she confronted him and told him that she knew what he had done and that he needed to pay for the items. The suspect fled to the area of Kings Royal Dr. where she lost sight of him. A video of the theft was provided.
3:20 p.m. – To Wal-Mart for a report of a theft. Loss Prevention reported that they had in custody two suspects who had made a series of thefts from the store. One suspect was charged with 18 counts of theft, the other with 11.
3:56 p.m. – A Staunton Twp. man came to the Police Station to turn over a cell phone he found in a field that he farms. A possible owner was determined, but attempts to reach her were not successful. The phone was submitted into property.
5:58 p.m. – An officer saw a white SUV come to the stop sign on Summit at McKaig. There is a road closed sign at that intersection and the vehicle waited at the stop sign for a short time, then turned east onto McKaig. Another vehicle came to the stop sign on Ridge at McKaig and turned onto the closed portion of McKaig. Both were cited. The driver of the SUV became upset and said that she could not believe that she was getting a ticket. She said that she had only ever had one ticket and that police should not be ticketing good drivers. A check of her records showed she was issued a citation on 10/8/14 and warnings on 11/19/14, 12/21/14 and 10/20/15.
6:54 p.m. – A man came to the Police Station to turn in a wallet that his son found at Heywood Elementary School. The owner’s father was contacted and said he would tell his son to come pick it up.
8:10 p.m. – To Larch St. to assist Children’s Services in returning a female juvenile to her father’s home in Tipp City. Two other juveniles were with her, and one was found to be in possession of alcohol. That juvenile was charged.
8:25 p.m. – To Washington St. for a report of a disturbance. This was the second call today to this residence. A woman was threatening a man in front of the officers and damaged the front door. She was arrested for disorderly conduct, criminal damaging and menacing. The jail would not take her. She was ordered into court and released.
11:34 p.m. – Traffic stop on W. Main at Elm. The driver said that he didn’t know his registration had expired and he shares it with his mother. He was cited for expired plates.
Saturday, June 11
2:19 a.m. – Traffic stop on Drury Ln. near Garfield. The driver was cited for driving under suspension.
3:40 a.m. – To Stonyridge Ave. for a report of found items. A woman reported finding two hypodermic needles on her front passenger seat. She does not know how they got there. She said that she had returned home from an establishment in Dayton and had left her windows open while there. There were no other signs of paraphernalia in the vehicle. The needles were submitted for destruction.
6:08 p.m. – While stationary on S. Ridge Ave., an officer clocked a vehicle southbound on Ridge at 39 MPH in a 25 MPH zone. The vehicle then turned left onto McKaig, which is closed, then continued on S. Ridge. He initiated a traffic stop on Ridge at Wayne. The driver said that she thought she was allowed to drive on the closed road because she was just crossing McKaig. She was cited for driving on a closed road and issued a warning for speed.
6:38 p.m. – An officer saw a vehicle turn right onto McKaig from southbound S. Ridge Ave. He initiated a traffic stop, and the driver said he thought people were allowed to drive on that road because he has seen people doing it constantly. He said that he has been on that road on a daily basis. He was cited for driving on a closed road.
8:24 p.m. – To Gearhardt Ln. for a report of phone harassment. A woman reported that she was debating some issues with a woman and that things became “nasty.” She said that she asked the woman to stop calling and texting her, but she continues. The officer tried to contact the woman but reached her voice mail. He left a message instructing her to stop calling and texting the RP.
10:33 p.m. – To Staunton Commons Dr. for a report of a heroin overdose. One male was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and drug possession.
11:21 p.m. – To E. Franklin St. for a report of a found item. A man found a Visa debit card in the area of Staunton Rd. and Market St. The officer tried to find contact information for the owner but was unsuccessful. The card was submitted into property.
Sunday, June 12
3:16 p.m. – To Walker St. for a report of found property. A woman reported finding a syringe near the alley behind her home. She suspects a resident or visitor to a neighboring home. She asked that those residents not be contacted. The syringe was submitted to be destroyed.
4:53 p.m. – A hotel employee flagged down an officer in the parking lot of the Royal Inn. He said he found two glass crack pipes under a mattress when he was cleaning a room. He said he did not know how long they had been there. They were submitted to property.