Tuesday, June 27
Update: On Friday, April 7 officers responded to McDonalds to find a male lying on the bathroom floor and a used syringe found. A total of eight units of Narcan was administered and found on his person was a capsule of suspected heroin, marijuana pipe and roach. The charges were pending until results were received. The Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab emailed the lab results on a gel capsule that had been found on a male. The capsule contained a mixture of Cocaine and Carfentanil. Cole Gilliam will be charged with one count of drug possession.
Wednesday, June 28
10:34 a.m. – Criminal damages reported in the area of N. Kinna and Harmony Drive. A No Parking sign had been knocked over with tire damage to grass area. At this time, no suspects.
Thursday, June 29
7:23 a.m. – Littering in the 200 block of W. Walnut Street. RP noticed somebody had dumped concrete blocks by a fence on his property. He asked the officers to keep an eye on his property.
8:12 a.m. – Drug offense at Circle K, 3519 S. County Road 25A. While on routine patrol, officer observed a gold colored Pontiac Grand Am parked on the side of the building. The vehicle had been there for over an hour and it appeared the person was sleeping. Officer saw a multi colored glass pipe on the driver’s seat next to the sleeping male. The male woke up when the officer knocked on the window. Steven M. Hall stated he was fine, just tired after work. He was asked if he had any marijuana, he stated “I believe that I smoked it all.” Giving the officer consent to search, located in a cigarette pack was a baggie of marijuana. Hall was cited for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
11:53 a.m. – Traffic stop for equipment violation on northbound I75, mile marker 69. A check on the registration showed the registered owner’s license was currently under a non-compliance suspension. The driver matched the physical description of RO and a traffic stop was initiated. Contact was made with driver James M. Coy and passenger David Loy James and reason for stop explained. Coy stepped out of the vehicle and gave consent to search the vehicle. Located was a can of an alcoholic beverage, a cigarette pack containing a “one hitter”, rolling papers and empty baggies with the odor of marijuana. James M. Coy was issued a citation for driving under suspension. David Loy Jones was charged with Open Container in a Motor Vehicle.
2:22 p.m. – Theft in progress at Menards, 75 Weller Drive. The RP stated the female took an item and then returned it. Upon arrival, officer made contact with a female, identified as Tina A. King, sitting in a vehicle. She stated she got the item from her mother and then wanted to return it. Mendards showed the item was never sold and should still be in their inventory. The RP also stated there was a man who had returned numerous items and became upset about the process and walked away. He returned to the vehicle and that is when King entered the store, walked around and then went to the return counter. Her return was valued at $44.99 and received a store credit for $37.44 and returned to the vehicle. King finally admitted she had not purchased the items that she returned. She was issued a citation for theft.
Friday, June 30
3:37 p.m. – Unruly juvenile reported in the 300 block of S. Second Street. Mom contacted dispatch and advised when she got home from work her son, who is on house arrest, wasn’t home. She contacted his juvenile probation officer and was advised the juvenile needs to be entered as missing. While filing out the necessary paper work, mom received a message from her son that he left home because he would go to jail because he will fail his drug test. Juvenile was entered as missing. If found, Probation advised he should be held and there will be a bed for him at Juvenile Detention Center.
Saturday, July 1
2:46 a.m. – Disturbance reported in the 800 block of W. Main Street. While enroute to the residence, dispatch advised the male had left the residence driving possible an older model Chevrolet. While an officer was searching for the male, the other responded to the residence. Upon arrival officer observed a broken front east window with the glass still on the ground. Victim stated a male had been drinking at a friend’s house in Troy and returned to this residence intoxicated and holding several beers in his hand while banging on the front door. Victim told the male to sleep it off in his car and that was when he started banging on a bedroom window. She again told the male to “sleep it off” and that is when he struck the window again causing it to break. A male matching the description given to dispatch walked around the corner of the residence and started disputing everything the victim had stated. When asked what happened, the male stated he had been out drinking and what the victim was a liar. He stated he didn’t realize the glass was so thin on the window he was banging on and he did break it. He declined medical attention for his injury and was detained. Victim wished to file charges, have the male trespassed and provided a written statement of the night’s events. The male was transported to Tipp City EMS to have his injury cleaned and bandaged. Aaron L. Hereford was arrested and charged with Criminal Damaging and Disorderly Conduct while intoxicated. He was transported and incarcerated at the Miami County Jail. He was also informed he was trespassed from this residence.
7:41 p.m. – Hit/skip accident in the 600 block of Thornburg Place. Officer was dispatched to Thornburg Place on the report of mailboxes being struck by a black Nissan. A minute or two before the call was placed to dispatch, the officer observed a vehicle matching that description at the stop sign on S. Garber and Tippecanoe and squeal its tires. The vehicle pulled away from the stop sign at a high rate of speed. Upon arrival at the scene, officer met with the complainant who advised the person responsible for striking the mailboxes was intoxicated and drove to a residence on Thornburg Place. Officer found the residence and observed damage to the passenger’s mirror, red paint transfer on the hood and damage to the front passenger’s side. A man was heard yelling inside the residence so officers responded to the front door. A female answered the door and told officers the man was inside. Shane M. Raterman stepped outside and he was found to have a cut and blood on his toe and some blood under the right side of his nose. A strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected coming from his person and he admitted he was driving the vehicle. He was asked to step out to the car for a field sobriety test. He was hesitant at first but told the officer he would submit. Unable to perform the tests as instructed, Raterman was transported to the PD for a breath sample. The consequences for refusing this test was explained and Raterman decided to refuse the breath test.
An officer stayed behind with the female who was visibly shaken and holding her left wrist and stated that she and Raterman had gotten into a physical altercation before and after the mailboxes were hit. The female would be seeking treatment at an area emergency room for her injuries. A domestic violence package was explained and officer would be filing charges against Raterman.
Raterman was fingerprinted on the OVI charge and domestic violence charge. He was transported to the Miami County Jail and incarcerated on charges of OVI, Failure to Control, and Domestic Violence.
Sunday, July 2
6:00 p.m. – Disturbance reported in the 200 block of Miles Avenue. RP reported a male and female stopped in front of her home while she, her husband and child were outside. The male yelled at her husband that he would cause bodily harm. The husband calmly asked the make to leave, then the conversation turned into a screaming match. While the officer was speaking with the RP, the husband was irate, yelling there are children on the street and the male races up and down the street nonstop. The RP and a neighbor filled out statements on what had happened. Officers responded to the male’s residence to speak with him. He said he did drive past the residence and the RP’s husband waved him down and thought he was going to apologize for a previous incident. Instead the RP’s husband started yelling at him. Male added that RP’s husband had been at his house the day before and threatened to assault him but didn’t call the police. Officer recommended the male not to stop by the house even if he is flagged down. He was warned that if there are more instances or arguing in the roadway in in public, he could be cited for disorderly conduct. Officers returned to the Miles Ave residence to speak with RP and husband. The husband became argumentative with the officer and was warned for disorderly conduct. The husband also told the officer that he would not call the police in the future, he will handle the situation himself and would gladly be arrested for the “assault charge”. After telling the officer he was useless, he was instructed to go inside the residence.
Monday, July 3
9:46 a.m. – Fraud reported at Speedway, 1000 W. Main Street. Manager advised an employee accepted a counterfeit $50 on July 1. The counterfeit bill will be send to the Secret Service.
10:25 a.m. – Trespassing complaint at Masonic Lodge, 108 E. Main Street. RP suspected it was juveniles that were going up the outside fire escape and onto the roof. They have kicked the door and smashed some of the water drainage pipe that will need repaired. RP believes this is happening in the evening and requested extra patrol during the evening hours. RP will also be posting a “No Trespassing” sign.
8:44 p.m. – Disturbance reported in the 700 block of Comanche Lane. Female reported her boyfriend smacked her in the face, boyfriend denied this. He left for the evening and female didn’t wish to press charges.
Tuesday, July 4
2:49 a.m. – Traffic stop on the off ramp of northbound I75, mile marker 69. Officer observed vehicle with only one working headlight and unable to maintain the lane of travel. Traffic stop was initiated and contact made with driver, Zachary Bunch. An odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected and Bunch admitted to consuming two beers. He was asked and agreed to submit to a series of field sobriety tests. Based on her performance during the tests and his inability to safely operate the vehicle, he was placed under arrest for OVI. Transported to the PD he agreed to submit to a breath test (BAC level .072). Bunch was cited for OVI, marked lanes and released to a sober adult.