Thursday, January 19
10:52 p.m. – Drug abuse at Meijer Distribution, 4200 S. County Road 25A. Officer dispatched after the RP found pills in an employee’s locker. The RP, an Asset Protection, was conducting employee locker checks when he found 18 green in color pills in an Aleve bottle. This locker was assigned to Antoine Simmons. The RP believed the pills were a generic form of Xanax. RP completed a written statement and officer took possession of the pills and turned them over to a TCPD Detective. The Detective determined they were 2mg Alprazolam (generic Xanax) and responded to Meijer around noon to speak with Simmons in the private conference room. Simmons stated he was not selling the pills and he had a prescription for them at home. Detective told Simmons if he was saying this to avoid trouble, he would find out. Simmons then admitted he didn’t have a prescription but assured the detective he was not selling them. Simmons was cited with possession of drugs (M-3 for schedule 4 drugs under bulk amount).
4:35 p.m. – Disturbance reported in the 100 block of East Main Street. Officer made contact with five male juveniles who stated they were in front of the Library when a male went by on a long skateboard. One of the males stated he said “Nice long board” and the male became upset and beat him up. Officers took their names and sent them home. This male was located who stated he was riding his board in front of the Library when a group of juveniles began heckling him about his board. He further stated he stopped and told the juveniles they needed to learn some respect. He reported the boys continued to heckle him with slurs and profanity as he rode away. After going around the block and coming out from the Library, he saw one juvenile riding his board toward him. He attempted to pull the juvenile off the board and the juvenile went to the ground. He again told the juvenile to get some respect and pushed him into a bench on the sidewalk. The male was advised he should not have put his hands on the juvenile and he could be charged with assault or disorderly conduct. At 5:15 the officer went to the juvenile’s home and spoke with his father. The incident was explained and father stated his son had already told him of the events. He added the son said he was assaulted for no reason. Questioning his son, he finally admitted they were making fun of the male. The father advised he was not interested in pursuing charges against the male.
Friday, January 20
11:40 p.m. – Telecommunications harassment in the 700 block of Rosedale Drive. Officer met the mother and daughter at the PD. They reported a neighbor was harassing the daughter by telephone for some time. They also reported that the neighbor has been bulling her for months. The mother had contacted the TCPD early in the day to report this harassment. That officer spoke to the female and her mother about this harassment and the mom said she would take care of the issue. After reviewing the current alleged harassment, the officer went to the female’s house where she admitted that she continued to harass the other female. The juvenile female was cited for telecommunications harassment.
1:38 p.m. – Traffic stop for fictitious registration on northbound I75 at mile marker 69. When officer approached the vehicle, the driver advised she had just received a ticket for the registration violation. She was able to provide the bill of sale and stated she is still waiting on the title in order to switch the plates. It was noted that the driver appeared to be very nervous and her hands were visibly shaking. She was asked to step out of the vehicle so the officer could speak with her. She stated her and the passenger were coming from friend’s house. Officer then spoke with the passenger Robert Lee Waddle. When asked where they were coming from, he hesitated and the driver answered for him, “at a friend’s house”. While speaking with them the officer noticed a plastic grocery bag on the rear seat that had numerous prescription bottles. They were asked if they had any prior arrests and both stated that had some, but not a lot. The driver was asked if the officer could search the vehicle and she hesitantly said “yes” the same time Waddle said “no”. They were both asked to exit the vehicle and K9 Bob was deployed to perform a free air sniff. On the first pass Bob showed an aggressive interest on the driver’s door and tried to climb in the window. Continuing to walk around the vehicle, Bob showed interest and change of behavior on the passenger side door. Another walk around was performed and Bob tried to climb in the vehicle’s window. The driver and Waddle were advised the K9 gave a possible alert and the vehicle would be searched. Found inside the vehicle were two baggies of suspected Cocaine and two capsules of suspected heroin. Waddle admitted the items belonged to him and he was placed under arrest. Returning to the vehicle for a more thorough search resulted in locating a fully loaded syringe. The Cocaine weighed 3.4 g and there were three unit doses of Heroin. All items will be sent to the Miami Valley Crime Lab for analysis. Waddle was charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments. He was then transported to the Miami County Jail where he was incarcerated.
4:44 p.m. – Drug offense at Tipp City Fire and EMS Station 520 W. Main Street. Officer dispatched to the Fire Station on the report of a male who was brought in and not breathing. Upon officer’s arrival, he noticed the EMS crews were working on a male that was lying on the ground next to the building. An EMS crew member notified the officer he located some items on the subject and placed them in the EMS Chief’s vehicle for safe keeping. The items located were a used syringe, small baggie with a white substance, a knife and cell phone. A witness stated she was on a walk and noticed a vehicle pull into the parking lot next to the fire station. She then saw the subjects in the vehicle remove the male and place him on the ground. The witness was able to take a photo of license plate with her cell phone. When the officer spoke with an EMS crew member he stated the vehicle pulled into the lot with four occupants, two males and two females. They advised the EMS Chief that they had a male that wasn’t breathing. EMS Chief went inside to get other crew members to assist and the occupants removed the male from the vehicle and placed him on the ground. The male was revived by EMS after numerous administrations of Narcan and transported to an area hospital for treatment. Matthew Noah Ruley is being charged with possession of drugs (Heroin) and possession of drug abuse instruments.
Saturday. January 21
7:48 p.m. – Traffic stop for failure to dim lights in the 500 block of W. Main Street. Driver was identified as Lavar Cottrell and a heavy odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected on or about his person. Also observed were loose Bud Light cans in the back seat. Admitting to not having a license, Cottrell was asked to step out of the car and submit to a series of field sobriety tests. After beginning the tests, Cottrell stated he could not continue. He was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was transported back to the PD where he submitted to a breath test (.155 BAC). Cottrell was charged for operating a vehicle under the influence, operating a vehicle in excess of .08 but less than .17 by breath, driving under OVI suspension, open container in a motor vehicle and failure to dim bright lights. Reviewing Cottrell’s LEADS return, the officer discovered he had three prior OVI convictions in the past six years, making this incident a fourth degree felony. Cottrell was transported to the Miami County Jail where he was incarcerated.
Sunday, January 22
2:57 a.m. – Traffic stop in the area of Caymen Circle and Tipp Cowlesville Road. Contact was made with driver Joshua Wirick and officer detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage on or about his person. After admitting to consuming alcohol, he was asked and agreed to a set of field sobriety tests. Unable to complete the tests as instructed, Wirick was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A policy-mandated inventory of the vehicle resulted in finding an opened bottle of Bud Light on the floorboard of the driver’s seat. Transported to the PD, the BMV 2255 Form was read and consequences of refusing a chemical test was explained. Wirick refused to take the breath test. He was cited for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, open container in a motor vehicle and loud muffler. Wirick was informed that his Ohio Driver’s License was under suspension from the BMV and was advised not to drive. He was released to a sober adult.
2:42 p.m. – Theft reported at Circle K, 3519 S. County Road 25A. An older male appeared to overlook the fact he didn’t pay for his gas. Officer responded to the residence of the registered owner. The caretaker agreed to return and pay for the oversight.
8:24 p.m. – Drug offense in the 1200 block of Sequoia Court. Officers dispatched to an apartment in reference to two individuals possibly trying to break into an apartment. One officer was detaining a male and the other approached and detained a female identified as Ashlee Brown. Brown stated she was not breaking in, she was looking for a key. Contact was made with the resident who said Brown did have permission to stay at the apartment but didn’t give permission to break in if she wasn’t there. The officer went back to the bush where Brown was found and located a small plastic container with crystal like rocks inside known as crystal meth. Brown was placed under arrest and stated she was on probation for aggravated possession. Also found was a small glass pipe insider her purse and a small clear capsule that contained a light tan powder like substance. Brown was transported to the Miami County Jail where she was incarcerated for possession of drugs and drug abuse instruments.
Monday, January 23
1:45 p.m. – Drug overdose at Tipp City Fire and EMS Station. Upon officer’s arrival, he observed the EMS crews actively tending to a female in the back seat of a vehicle. Officer spoke to a male who was in the vehicle with the female. He stated him and a friend picked the female up at Speedway on Needmore Road in Dayton. He said the female began to nod (term typically used to describe someone fighting consciousness after consuming heroin). She then passed out and stopped breathing, he then climbed in the back seat and began CPR and told the driver to pull over and find help. The driver did not object to the officer searching the vehicle. Located in the female’s purse were three capsules with a white chunky substance, believed to be heroin, along with pieces to a syringe, band aides, cotton and two 1 mg Alprazolam tables (generic Xanax). The medics administered Narcan and the female regained consciousness. The female stated he used half of a capsule of heroin which was purchased in Middletown. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Officer will be submitting charges to the Grand Jury. Amanda Kreitzer will be charged with possession of heroin (F5) and possession of a schedule 4 narcotic for the Alprazolam (M4).
4:31 p.m. – Disorderly conduct reported in the 10’s block of W. Plum Street. A physical altercation between two 15 year old males. Contact was made with one of the fathers and he was told this was not the first time officers had responded to a call involving the two males being in possession of knives. The one male stated they were walking around and talking about fishing when they began to argue when the male pulled a knife on him. He said he knocked the male down and hit him. Officer made contact with the other male and asked him what happened. He stated it happened so fast he couldn’t remember everything. He was unsure if he pulled a knife on the other male but added if he did, it was after he was hit. Officer asked if he was in possession of knives and he pulled out two. Both knives were taken since this was an investigation of what appears to be an assault. His parents were advised since there were conflicting stories the case would be reviewed by the juvenile prosecutor. Both sets of parents advised they didn’t wish this to be presented to the juvenile prosecutor but wanted this incident documented.
9:19 p.m. – Accident with no injury in the 20’s block of W. Plum Street. Officer found a Nissan Sentra in the roadway against a parked Buick Encore. Officer approached the Nissan and observed a female, identified as Sandra K. Adkins sitting in the driver’s seat. She stated she was OK and said “I had an accident”. Officer detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle. When asked, Adkins said she had consumed a couple of drinks. She was asked to step out of the vehicle and immediately said she was not doing any tests. She was then asked to turn around and place her hands behind her back. She was placed in handcuffs and asked if she were transported to the PD would she submit to a breath test to which she stated “No”. She was then transported to the PD where she was again asked to submit to a breath test, which she refused. Adkins was charged with OVI and Failure to Control. After being fingerprinted she was released to a sober adult.
Monday, Jan 23
1:55 a.m. – TCPD assisted MCSO in a pursuit on southbound I75, mile marker 68. MC Deputy notified dispatch he was southbound on I75 near behind a stolen vehicle and waiting on back up before a traffic stop was initiated. Tipp City officer went to the 68 mile marker and prepared spike strips in case the subject didn’t stop. The stop was initiated on Julius Imperati and he pulled off at the 69 southbound ramp. Once reaching the traffic light, he re-entered the interstate and reached speeds of over 100 MPH. Tipp officer aired his location to the pursuing deputies and was prepared with spike strips. Once a MC Lieutenant approved the spikes, the TC office deployed the spike strips in the middle lane. The officer aired the that he had placed them so that the deputies could back off the suspect. Unfortunately, a civilian driver got caught in the pursuit and struck the spike stripes first. Seconds later the suspect vehicle also struck them. The suspect continued on and later wrecked near the Shoop Road overpass. A foot pursuit followed with MC deputies and two TCPD officers. Imperati was apprehended a short time later.
Tuesday, January 24
3:26 p.m. – Telecommunications harassment in the 1000 block of Stonehenge Drive. RP is receiving harassing text messages from various cell phone numbers. Officer took this last number and left a voicemail requesting the person responsible to call back. At the time of this report, the person has not returned the officer’s call.
7:22 p.m. – Telecommunications harassment in the 500 block of Windridge Place. RP advised a female was threatening her on Facebook. Officer was unable to make contact with the female and RP was told to block her.
8:25 p.m. – Civil dispute in the 1200 block of Sequoia Court. Male and female having custody issues regarding their son.