Bethel Township

Friday, February 24

9:01 p.m. – Suspicious person/vehicle in the 6700 block of US Route 40.

Sunday, February 26

7:29 a.m. – Theft not in progress in the area of S. State Route 202 and E. State Route 571.  Two Polaris ATV’s were found in the roadway.  No further information available. 

Monday, February 27

11:30 a.m. – Accidental shooting reported in the 6400 block of Scarff Road.  Dayton Children’s Hospital Social Services Department contacted Miami County Dispatch Center to report a gunshot victim.  Their office advised a juvenile was brought in with a gunshot wound to the left arm.  This incident has been described to them as accidental.  Deputy responded to the listed address and made contact with the victim and involved parties.  Written statements were taken and photos of the residence, firearm and gunshot wound were taken.  This case is pending further investigation. 

5:38 p.m. – Abandoned vehicle reported in the 7100 block of S. Dayton Brandt Road. 

Tuesday, February 28

9:51 a.m. – Traffic stop in the 5700 block of S. Dayton Brandt Road.  Christopher Chaffman was stopped for driving a Zero Turn Riding Mower.  The stop was initiated because it was an unregistered vehicle and did not have a slow moving vehicle caution sign. When asked what he was doing on the mower, he said he was trying to get home.   Chaffman was found to have an active warrant from Clark County and was taken into custody. Deputy asked if he had anything on his person that would poke him, Chaffman stated he had a knife.  In searching Chaffman a Cheffield knife, Craftsman multi-tool knife, utility knife, ratcheting screw driver and wire cutters were found on his person. He also was wearing black gloves over rubber gloves.  Deputy also noted in this report that Chaffman was wearing three sets of clothing.   Again he was asked about the mower, he stated it belonged to a friend who lived at the dead end of Dayton Brandt Road. He further stated this friend was letting him rent it for the summer.  Deputy checked for the friend’s name in the area and was able to locate someone with this name on Rudy Road. Deputy made contact with the Rudy Road resident who stated he was not missing a mower and he didn’t know Chaffman.   Again the deputy asked Chaffman who owner the mower and did he have permission to have it.  Chaffman stated “yes sir”.  Chaffman was transported to the MCSO and turned over to a detective for further questioning.  The mower was towed to the impound lot.

4:12 p.m. – Criminal damage reported in the 8800 block of US Route 40.  The main electric to the barn had been cut.  Victim believes items had also been tampered with inside the barn, as well as additional damage to a window.  At the time of the report, the property owner did not believe anything and been stolen.  Information was forwarded to detectives due to a possible connection to recent incidents in the area. 

Thursday, March 2

10:29 a.m. – Abandoned vehicle in the 9300 block of S. Mann Road.  RP reported a vehicle had been blocking her driveway since Wednesday.  The truck is parked in the middle of the lane and is locked up.  The column didn’t appear to have been tampered with and nothing else suspicious would suggest it had been stolen.  Dispatch attempted to contact the registered owner with no answer.  The RP filled out a written statement confirmed the vehicle had been there a full day.  The truck was towed from the property.  Deputy left a message for the registered owner on where he could find his truck. 

Friday, March 3

2:47 a.m. – Traffic stop in the area of US Route 40 and S. State Route 202.  Deputy observed vehicle traveling at a greater speed than posted.  Traffic stop was initiated and contact made with the driver, Christopher Click.  A check through LEADS found that Click was driving under a suspended license.  He was issued a citation for speed and DUS, released to a valid operator. 

Monroe Township

Friday, February 24

7:08 a.m. – Theft not in progress in the 100 block of Lightner Blvd.  A business reported that several semi-trucks had been broken into overnight.  During the investigation a suspect was generated.  This case is pending. 

Saturday, February 24

9:24 p.m. – Disturbance reported in the 5200 block of David Drive.  Contact was made with a female juvenile who stated her brother and parents had been physical with her.  Deputy was unable to find any visible injuries and the juvenile did not cooperate in explaining details of the incident.  Deputy spoke with the parents and it was found the juvenile did not get her way and threatened to harm herself by consuming an entire bottle of Ibuprofen.  Her juvenile brother then pushed her down to remove the pills from her grasp before she took any.  After further investigation, it was discovered that no physical altercation occurred and the juvenile was warned for being unruly.  She left with an older sibling for the evening. 

Sunday, February 26

12:41 p.m. – Assist citizen in the 2600 block of N. Montgomery County Line Road E.  RP said a female neighbor had come to his doorstep at 4:30 a.m. this morning.  This same neighbor had pressed her face against the window two days prior, removed a tarp from his fountain and walked away.  RP said she frequently stands in the middle of the middle of the road and he is afraid she will get hit.  Deputy went to the neighbor’s house but she wasn’t home.  He spoke with a family member who stated he had taken her to an area hospital multiple times but she is released with medication.  Deputy provided some resources for the family member to contact for help. 

1:14 p.m. – Hit skip accident reported in the 3300 block of Tipp Cowlesville Road. 

Monday, February 27

4:04 p.m. - Theft not in progress in the 1300 block of Edward Drive.  Victim reported sometime between 5:30 on Feb. 26 and 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 27 a front license plate was removed from a vehicle that was parked in front of residence on the street.  Stolen plate was entered into LEADS.  No leads or suspects at this time. 

Tuesday, February 28

4:05 p.m. – Traffic accident with drug offense in the 7600 block of S. County Road 25A.  Deputy and EMS were dispatched on the report that a car had struck a tree and the driver was unconscious.  Upon Medics arrival, they found the doors to the vehicle were locked, the engine was still running and the driver appeared to be unconscious. Entry to the vehicle was gained by breaking out a window. The driver was administered two doses of Narcan but was still not breathing.  He was transported to an area hospital.  Deputy found a used syringe on the driver’s seat and a clear plastic bag with one cap of suspected heroin sitting in plain view on the passenger seat.  These items will be sent to the crime lab for testing.  Deputy spoke with a representative of the hospital and advised that Jerry Michael Carder was alert and talking.  Carder will be charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug instrument. 

Thursday, March 3

5:03 p.m. – Theft not in progress in the 2100 block of Gingham Frederick Road.  Deputy was contacted by Riverside Police Department in regards to two recovered license plates that were found on a stolen vehicle.  The two plates belonged to a Miami County resident.  Deputy make contact with the registered owner of the plates and discovered the plates belonging to the recovered stolen vehicle had been swapped with this person’s vehicle.  Deputy recovered the stolen plates in Miami County and returned them to the owner of the stolen vehicle.  The resident was told to contact Riverside PD to have their license plates returned.