Bethel Township

Monday, January 23

3:50 p.m. – Assist citizen in the 5500 block of Ross Road.  RP stated he had meet Barbara Neff through a mutual friend.  Neff was going through tough times and asked the RP if she could move in temporarily until she was able to get her affairs in order.  The week before the US Marshalls learned of Neff’s location and came to his house to arrest her on a warrant out of Clark County leaving her vehicle and personal property at the residence.  On this day the RP went out to move the vehicle out of the way and noticed the steering column was broken.  He became suspicious and called the MCSO.  Upon the deputy’s arrival, the license plate was run through LEADS and it was found the vehicle had a stolen hit from Cincinnati North Kentucky International Airport Police.  They requested the vehicle be towed to a local lot and it would be picked up at a later date.  They would also be filing charges against Neff.    

Saturday, January 28

00:33 a.m. – Traffic stop in the 7400 block of E. State Route 571.  Deputy was traveling westbound on St Route 571 when he observed a Ford truck traveling towards him and appeared to be traveling greater than the speed limit.  He activated his radar unit and the truck was traveling 78 MPH in a 55 MPH zone.  Traffic stop initiated and contact was made with the driver Lonnie Cantrell and an odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected coming from his person.   When asked, Cantrell stated he had consumed two beers. He was asked to submit to a field sobriety evaluation and he stated no and added he was not drunk. Due to Cantrell having blood eyes and a strong odor of alcohol, he was placed under arrest for OVI.  Cantrell was transported to the MCSO where he was read the BMV 2255 form.  He refused a chemical test.  After receiving his citation for OVI, he was released to a sober driver. 

8:40 p.m. – Traffic stop for equipment violation in the area of Shroyer Drive and US Route 40.  Contact was made with driver Levi Conley and reason for the stop explained.  Conley admitted his license was suspended.  Contact was made with the registered owner of the vehicle and she advised to leave the vehicle and it would be retrieved later.  Conley was cited for plate light and driving under suspension. 

9:42 p.m. – Parking complaint in the 4100 block of Gibson Drive.  RP stated a vehicle had been in the parking lot overnight, possibly for over 27 hours.  Deputy attempted to contact the registered owner with no success.  Randy’s towing responded and towed the vehicle to their lot. 

Monday, January 30

3:01 p.m. – Hit skip accident in the 9700 block of Bellefontaine Road.  Deputy spoke with driver of a garbage/recycling truck.  He had stopped attempting to collect the recycling when he heard a crushing sound.  He turned on his back up camera and observed a vehicle backing up and then drive around his truck.  The vehicle stopped and the driver asked if the male if he was okay.  The male said yes and there was no damage.  The vehicle then immediately drove off.  The driver exited his truck and saw pieces of plastic from the vehicle’s bumper and a license plate.  Information was gathered and deputy attempted to make contact with the male that resided in the 1200 block of Hemlock in New Carlisle.  A business card was left with instruction to call dispatch so the deputy could speak with him.  Approximately an hour later the officer received a call from Daniel Galbreath who admitted to rear ending the garbage truck.  Galbreath was advised he would be receiving a citation for assured clear distance ahead and leaving the scene of an accident. 

7:04 p.m. – Traffic stop for speeding in the area of S. State Route 202 and E. State Route 571.  While attempting the traffic stop for speeding, deputy observed the vehicle not stopping for the traffic light at St Rt 202 and St Rt 571.  Driver was identified as Bradley Rickels who informed the deputy his license was under suspension.  After this was confirmed through LEADS, Rickels was cited for speed, running traffic control lights and DUS.  He was released to a valid operator. 

7:47 p.m. – Traffic stop for equipment violation in the area of S. Dayton Brandt Road and S. State Route 201.  Contact was made with the driver identified as Samuel Fernandez Botello and he was advised the reason for the stop.  When asked for his driver’s license he was said he didn’t have one but was able to produce a Mexican identification card.  His female passenger also advised she did not have a valid license or any other type of identification on her.  Running Botello’s information through LEADS it was found his driving status was failure to reinstate.  Botello received a citation for failure to reinstate his license and a warning for the license plate light.  The female passenger telephoned for a ride and a licensed driver to remove the vehicle from the scene.  Upon their arrival, they were unable to remove the vehicle due to only one of the responding individuals had a valid license. 

Wednesday, February 1

9:33 a.m. – Fraud reported in the 9700 block of Wildcat Road.  A credit card had been used without the victim’s permission.  The bank was contacted and the fraud department will be investigating. 

Thursday, February 2

1:03 a.m. – Disturbance reported in the 8700 block of Bellefontaine Road.  Upon arrival deputies found Justin Neely sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle.  After investigating the incident, Neely was placed into custody for domestic violence, possession of drugs and open container.  He was transported to the Miami County Sheriff’s office and incarcerated. 

Monroe Township

Friday, January 27

00:18 a.m. – Welfare check in the 7100 block of Peters Road.  Dispatch made arrangements for a male to meet the deputy in the driveway.  Once speaking with him, deputy informed him why he had been dispatched to his residence.  Male admitted he has been depressed and was a heroin user but was adamant he was considering harming himself or anybody else.  His eyes were checked and the deputy determined the male was not currently under the influence of any narcotics. 

Saturday, January 28

7:51 p.m. – Welfare check in the 5800 block of Silver Drive. 

9:47 p.m. – Deputy responded to the 1000 block of Arapaho Trail on the report of a disturbance. 

Sunday, January 29

1:31 a.m. – Traffic stop for failure to dim lights in the 4000 block of Crane Road.  Vehicle was traveling southbound when the driver failed to dim the bright headlights.  Deputy observed the vehicle turn East on Crane Road and was at a slow crawl when a stop was initiated.  Contact was made with the driver, Heidi Knight and she advised she was coming from a residence and did not have her driver’s license on her person.  At the conclusion of the stop, Knight was arrested for obstructing justice and falsifying documents.  The original driver of the vehicle, identified as Daniel Padgett, was also arrested and charged with driving under suspension, obstructing and failure to dim lights.  Both were transported and booked into the Miami County Jail.  

7:48 a.m. – Criminal damage reported in the 6900 block of Curtwood Drive.  Victim’s mailbox had been damaged and was found lying on the ground with the post cracked at the bottom.  Deputy checked area and no others appeared to be damaged. 

12:36 p.m. – Littering complaint in the 6400 block of Tipp Canal Road.  Someone had dumped a large amount of trash on the RP’s property.  A possible suspect was developed by locating mail and a traffic citation in the pile of trash. 

Tuesday, January 31

1:38 a.m. – Attempted traffic stop on a white GMC Sierra Uhaul pickup truck in the area of Lightner Blvd an S. County Road 25A.  Vehicle continued into Montgomery County and deputy terminated pursuit.