Bethel Township

Thursday, January 12

5:30 p.m. – Littering complaint in the 3700 block of Rudy Road.  This case is pending further investigation. 

Friday, January 13

1:54 a.m. – Traffic stop for equipment violation in the area of US Route 40 and S. State Route 202.  Contact made with driver Arlay Day and reason for the stop explained.  While speaking with Day an odor of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle.  When asked if he had illegal drugs in the vehicle, Day advised there was and handed over a small zip lock baggie with a green leafy substance that resembled marijuana.  Day was issued a citation for drug possession.

Monroe Township

Wednesday, January 4

2:55 p.m. – Menacing complaint in the 3400 block of Redbud Drive.  RP stated two females pulled into the driveway next to her residence and were yelling out their window.  RP said they were threatening to beat up her step-daughter.  The two females did not get out of the vehicle and there was no physical violence.  Deputy spoke with the step-daughter who stated the argument started on Facebook.  She also stated the threats were verbal only.   Neither wanted to file charges and both said they wanted the incident documented.  Deputy also spoke with the two females and there were conflicting stories between all parties about who began the incident.  All parties agreed to stay away and have no contact with each other. 

Thursday, January 5

8:25 a.m. – Disturbance reported in the 2900 block of N. Montgomery County Line Road East.  Robert Ping call 911 to report a domestic disturbance and advised a female had come from next door and they argued.  During the argument, Ping stated the female knocked a table over and threw things around the room.  Ping advised the argument became physical when the female grabbed his hair.  At this point, Ping stated he grabbed the female by the hair and led her out the front door, taking her to the ground until she let go of his hair.  Contact was made with the female. She stated she had gone next door to speak with Ping and he became upset and began knocking things over in the house and then he grabbed her hair, led her outside when he threw her down.  Deputy observed a laceration to the female’s knee.  The female then requested a squad respond to the scene.  A male witness also provided a written statement that he saw Ping pushing the female to the ground.  Ping didn’t want to press charges against the female but she wished to press them again Ping.  The female signed the domestic violence charge and was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.  Ping was taken into custody and transported to the Miami County Incarceration Facility where he was book in on one count of domestic violence. 

3:26 p.m. – Accident with no injury in the area of W. Monroe Concord and S. County Rd 25A.  Emily Ann Mae Benge was cited for driving under suspension and failure to maintain reasonable control. 

Friday, January 6

10:04 p.m. – Assist squad at the Buzz Thru Drive Thru, 7031 S. County Road 25A.  A customer found a female slumped over the counter beside the cash register.  Tipp City EMS was able to awaken the female by using a sternum rub.  While the deputy was on scene, the female insisted she was fine.  Deputy reported she appeared to be dazed and did not have any odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person.  Deputy conducted a nystagmus test and she exhibited all six standard clues with the addition of vertical and resting nystagmus.  The female closed the business and called for a ride home.  The business owner was advised of the situation. 

Saturday, January 7

2:15 a.m. – Traffic stop red light violation in the 3400 block of S. County Road 25A.  While stopping the vehicle, deputy also noticed the license plate had been cut out where the registration sticker was supposed to be.  Contact was made with the driver, Robert Jones, Jr and passenger.  Jones was asked about the sticker and he stated he didn’t know it was like that.  He stated he had been at a bar in Centerville, was lost and looking at his GPS and that is why he ran the red light.  While speaking with him, an odor of an alcoholic beverage was detecting coming from his breath.  Jones was asked and agreed to submit to a series of standardized field sobriety tests.  Unable to complete the tests as instructed, Jones was placed under arrest for OVI.  Transported to the Miami County Sheriff’s office, Jones agreed to provide a breath sample with a result of .091% BAC.  Jones was cited for Traffic Control Devices and OVI.  Him and his passenger were given a ride to the Hampton Inn. 

4:22 p.m. – Fraud reported in the 3600 block of W. Monroe Concord Road. 

Sunday, January 8

1:33 a.m. – Traffic stop in the 70’s block of Weller Drive.  Running the registration through LEADS and Spillman it was found that the driver Stephan Hatton Jr’s privileges were suspended.  When the traffic stop was initiated the deputy observed the male driver getting into the back seat and the female passenger slide into the driver’s seat.  Deputy made contact with Hatton and a juvenile female passenger.  The female stated her boyfriend was feeling ill and asked her to drive.  Hatton admitted he knew he was suspended and that he was driving.  He was cited for Driving under Suspension and the female warned for curfew violation.  Since the female was a valid driver, she was permitted to drive the vehicle to her home. 

Monday, January 9

6:16 p.m. – Disturbance reported in the 1100 block of Shoop Road.  Tipp City PD assisted MC Deputy at this residence.  It was found a male and female were both intoxicated and fighting.  James Charf was arrested for domestic violence and disorderly conduct. 

Tuesday, January 10

2:39 p.m. – Accident with injuries reported in the S. County Road 25A and Gingham Frederick Road.  Three occupants were removed from the scene and transported to area hospitals.  One occupant was ejected from the vehicle through the rear window.  This accident is pending further investigation. 

Wednesday, January 11

11:30 a.m. – Suspicious person in the area of Michele Lane and Bradley Drive.  No further information available. 

3:16 p.m. – Suspicious object found in the 300 block of Wisteria Drive.  Resident located a small plastic baggie with some type of brown substance in between his two front doors.  The baggie was collected and will be sent to the crime lab to determine if it is an illegal substance. 

3:59 p.m. – Theft not in progress reported in the 3400 block of Neal Pearson Road.  Victim had a fraudulent transaction on his credit card.  A report was needed for the credit card company. 

4:19 p.m. – Fraud reported in the 3200 block of Dogwood Drive.  Female was the victim of an internet scam.