Thursday, Nov 10
11:34 p.m. – Drug Arrest at Meijer Distribution Center, 4200 S. Country Road 25A. Background on the arrest: On Oct 24 officer met with employees who had received a complaint on Oct 5 that an employee, Ryan Lucas, was abusing his breaks and wasting company time. An Asset Protection employee began to monitor Lucas’ activity. Lucas was observed leaving the building numerous times during his work day. Lucas was also observed meeting unidentified people at the gate, walking to his car and coming back in. The suspicion was that Lucas was dealing narcotics at the facility. On Nov 10, TCPD officers and a MCSO deputy conducted surveillance at this location. Lucas was observed sitting in his car and constantly looking around. Eventually he exited the vehicle and placed a black draw string type bag the trunk of his vehicle. He then walked through the security gate and was shaking hands with coworkers. It appeared that he had handed one male something. K9 Gitta and her handler were requested to respond to the scene and perform a sniff of vehicles. Once near Lucas’ vehicle, Gitta alerted. Meijer security was requested to escort Lucas to his vehicle. The officer introduced himself to Lucas and informed him of the complaint of him possibly selling narcotics on the premise. Lucas was told the officer had been watching him for a few weeks and of the K9 alert on his vehicle. The officer informed Lucas he had probable cause to search his vehicle and asked for the keys so that he didn’t risk damaging the vehicle. Lucas stated he wanted to do nothing without his attorney. Officer explained that was fine but he was going to gain access to the vehicle and search it. Found in the car were seven (7) baggies of marijuana (total weight of 29.6 grams), two baggies of 15 pills that were identified as Acetaminophen and Tramadol (Schedule 4 narcotic). In the trunk, the black draw string bag contained another two bags of marijuana (total weight of 29.6 grams). Ryan O. Lucas was placed under arrest. Officer has also reviewed videos that supports Lucas selling drugs out of his vehicle.
Friday, Nov 11
9:36 a.m. – Officer responded to Flying J Truck Stop on Northwoods Blvd to meet with an officer from Vandalia PD. Tipp City officer took custody of Andrew Collins and transported him to the Miami County Incarceration Facility where he was turned over to correction officers.
Saturday, Nov 12
3:47 a.m. – Welfare check in the 700 block of Cheyenne Place. Officers responded on the report of male who had harmed himself. Officer was able to apply pressure to the wounds until Tipp EMS arrived to transport male to an area hospital. A female at the residence told officers the male had been using crack throughout the day.
Sunday, Nov 13
00:52 a.m. – Disturbance reported in the 200 block of Elas Court. Two brothers had been drinking when they began to argue about previous family issues. The verbal argument eventually turned physical in the front yard. Todd C. and Bryant W. Hunt were both charged with disorderly conduct.
1:50 a.m. – Disorderly conduct reported in the 100 block of E. Main Street. Officer was on a traffic stop near W. Main and S. Fourth Streets and throught there was a disturbance taking place. Another officer approached a small group of people and asked if there was a problem. One of the males was extremely intoxicated and had a bump that was slightly bloody on his right eye brow area. When asked if he had been in a fight, he won’t answer the officer. Another male stated there was an altercation when a young male mouthed off and punched the male in the face. The officer attempted to talk to the injured male but was uncooperative and refused to answer questions. The male, identified as Michael Bradley, was placed in the back seat of the cruiser and transported to a relative’s home. Bradley was charged with one count of disorderly conduct. Because of his inability to walk up to the house, the officer took his arm and assisted him. While doing so the officer’s thumb became covered in blood. A relative assured the officer that Bradley did not have any diseases but had been a heroin addict. Since the officer had been exposed to blood, a trip to the hospital was made to have blood drawn to test for exposure diseases.
11:28 p.m. – Missing juvenile reported in the 300 block of S. Second Street. Mother advised 16 year old son had not returned home at his curfew time. She had attempted to contact him but his phone went directly into voicemail. He also did not return any text messages. Contact was made with Miami County Juvenile Probation who advised if he was located he would be incarcerated on a probation violation. A BOLO was issued countywide and he was entered into LEADS as missing. The next morning the mother contacted the PD stating the missing male had contacted a family member and reported he was in West Virginia. Approximately an hour later mom called back to report she had a brief conversation with her son. He said he was with another female and they were near North Caroline and would be staying for one night and would be returning home. Mom told him to return home immediately and he hung up on her.
Monday, Nov 14
10:30 a.m. – Burglary reported in the 600 block of W. Main Street. RP advised Jenna M. Jaynes gained entry into the residence through a rear window. While in the residence Jaynes removed a TV, Galaxy Tablet, Porter Cable Combo Drill Set and took a vehicle without permission. RP felt that Jayne would attempt to pawn the items and wanted criminal charges filed. While speaking with the RP dispatch called to advised Montgomery County Sheriff’s office was with Jaynes and the vehicle. She had been in an accident in Harrison Township. RP followed TC officer to Harrison Township in order to get the vehicle back. Located in the vehicle was the stolen Galaxy Tablet. Jaynes was placed into custody and transported to the Miami County Jail on charges of Burglary, Driving Without Consent and Receiving Stolen Property. Jaynes told the officer the other stolen items were gone and mostly likely pawned.
Tuesday, Nov 15
1:22 a.m. – Welfare check in the 200 block of S. Fifth Street. Female was transported an area hospital for evaluation.
10:27 p.m. – Menacing complaint in the 10’s block of Ford Avenue. Male advised a female had threatened him with a revolver approximately one month ago. He took the firearm and requested to file a report and release the firearm to the PD.
Wednesday, Nov 16
4:20 p.m. – Drug offense at Menards, 75 Weller Drive. Officer dispatched on a suspicious complaint. The RP advised two white males were attempting to sell something to customers. Upon arrival, officers observed a vehicle leave the lot, pull back in behind the cruiser and then circled back into the business and park. Officers approached the vehicle and explained they had a complaint about suspicious activity. The males stated they returned a tool and received a store voucher and not cash. They were attempting to get cash to get home. They were able to provide a receipt and voucher. The two were asked for identification and the driver stated he didn’t have an ID but was able to provide a SSN. The SSN did not match the name the driver provided. At this time the male became nervous and the officer noticed a small blue pouch which is commonly used to transport drug paraphernalia. The male was requested to place his hands on the car in order to be patted down. He was asked if the pouch was a “rig”, a street terms for drug paraphernalia kit, and he replied it was and it had needles in it. The driver was confirmed to be Michael Morris who had two active warrants out of Montgomery County. Morris was charged with driving under suspension and possession of drug abuse instruments. He was incarcerated at the Miami County Incarceration Facility. The passenger was released from the scene.
9:37 p.m. – Welfare check in the 500 block of Windridge Place. After speaking with the officer, the female agreed to be transported to a crisis center.
Thursday, Nov 17
7:53 a.m. – Fraud reported in the 5600 block of Bradley Drive. Victim was contacted by what she thought was Verizon Wireless asking for pertinent account information. Victim disclosed the information and found out the next day that this account had been closed and ported over to a different phone company. She also had a phone call from a credit card company informing her that somebody had attempted to open an account in her name. This unknown person had the victim’s full name, address, social security number among other personal information.
8:16 a.m. – Civil dispute in the 1300 block of Chestnut Drive. RP advised that her and the father of her children had been in a domestic violence situation the previous night. She claimed the verbal argument turned into a mutually physical altercation. RP had left the shared residence for work and requested an escort to the home to pick up a few personal items. Officer accompanied the RP to the residence where she retrieved the items. She was also provided a voucher for food and hotel for the evening.