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Information provided by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:


June 19


SUSPICIOUS: A deputy responded to the 5000 block of State Route 201, located in Bethel Township, for


a suspicious report. Upon arrival, a deputy made contact with the individuals who were reported to have been trespassing on the reporting party’s property. By the conclusion of the investigation, two subjects were arrested and one was incarcerated at the Miami County Jail.


CLUB BROKEN IN TO: A person reported a Breaking and Entering at the Upper Valley Fun Flyers grounds. Case is pending.


WALKING TO TOWN: A deputy responded to the area of Harrison and School St. in reference two intoxicated males walking their bikes in the street. The deputy made contact with the males and asked where they were heading. Robert stated they were walking their bikes to Gettysburg. The deputy asked one male how much alcohol he consumed this evening and he stated on a few at his friends on School St. The other male stated the same. The first male stated they had been off to the side of the road since they left School St. The deputy asked both if they were able to make it safely to Gettysburg. Both stated they were. One of the male’s bike had a head light and rear flashing light on his bike. He stated he intended to leave them on while walking home.


DUS: A deputy was on patrol in the area of Experiment Farm Rd. and Farrington Rd. and observed a vehicle traveling north as the deputy was traveling south on Experiment Farm Rd. When the vehicle passed, the deputy noticed the license plate light was not operating. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Crystal Douglas. Mrs. Douglas’s license was determined to be suspended. She was issued a citation for the equipment violation and her suspended drivers license status. Mrs. Douglas and the vehicle she was driving was picked up by a licensed driver.


June 20


BAD CHECK: Miami County Sheriff’s Office detectives began an investigation of a bad check written to Tackle Shack of Troy, Ohio.


VERIZON ACCOUNT FRAUD: A resident in the 4000 block of State Route 41, Troy, reported fraudulent charges were added to her Verizon account. An unknown suspect used her account to purchase cell phones and open three additional phone lines. The phones and the additional lines have not been used. The resident already alerted Verizon’s fraud department and she is not being held responsible for the addition charges. The resident also stated she had checked her credit report and did not find any other fraudulent uses of her information.


A deputy called Verizon but was unable speak with a live person without account passwords. The deputy called and advised the resident of this. The resident stated she just needed a report to document the incident and that she was going to notify her bank in case her accounts get hacked.


OUT OF GAS AND A LICENSE: A deputy observed a vehicle stopped on the shoulder of N. County Rd. 25A near Fox Dr., in Piqua, OH. A male was standing on the outside of the vehicle and the deputy stopped to see if he needed assistance.


The deputy spoke with the driver, identified as Jason Mowen, and he stated he was out of gas. His mother was in route and would be there momentarily. The deputy asked where he was coming from and he stated Troy. The deputy asked for his driver’s license and he stated it was suspended. The deputy asked why he was driving and he stated his cousin had a doctor’s appointment.


The deputy ran Jason, along with the two other individuals in the vehicle through LEADS and discovered no one had a valid license. Jason was cited for driving under suspension. A valid driver arrived and the vehicle and occupants were released.


June 21


POSSESSION: A deputy stopped a vehicle for not having a functioning rear license plate light at S. County Road 25-A and Monroe-Concord, Tipp City . The deputy made contact with the driver, Brie Bloomfield, 20, of Troy, and immediately could smell the odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The deputy conducted a probable cause search and located a blunt with marijuana in the driver’s cigarette pack and a plastic bag in the trunk containing marijuana. The driver was cited for both violations and given a court date and released.


POSSESSION: A deputy initiated a traffic stop on a tan Saturn for possessing a cracked windshield. The male driver, David Werst, 26, of Troy, was arrested and incarcerated for felony drug possession.


CLASSIC CAMARO STOLEN: A resident in the 11000 block of Hall Rd., Laura, reported her brother in-law and his spouse were visiting her from South Carolina and were working on her deceased husband’s vehicle, 1967 yellow/black Chevrolet Camaro, at 10 a.m. The resident said her brother-in-law stated he was going to drive the vehicle around the area to make sure everything was working OK and after approximately one hour, the man never returned with the vehicle.


The resident advised she wanted to pursue criminal charges on her brother-in-law. The vehicle was entered as stolen.


SPEED AND CRACK PIPE: A deputy stopped a vehicle for a speed offense at Stone Circle Drive, Troy. The driver was found to be driving under suspension and also in possession of a crack pipe.


A deputy was driving east on Ross Rd. when they witnessed the defendant’s vehicle turning left from State Route 202 onto Ross Rd. While making the turn the vehicle went over the white edge line.


DUS: The deputy initiated a traffic stop on Ross Rd. at Wildcat Rd. and made contact with the driver, Brittany Ramey, and advised her the reason for the stop. The deputy requested her license, registration, and insurance card. She provided the insurance card, registration, and an Ohio ID. The deputy asked if she had a driver’s license and she advised it was in her other wallet. She was found to be driving under non-compliant suspension. Brittany was cited for the lane violation, driving under suspension and advised of her mandatory court date. Brittany was released to a family members home where the traffic stop occurred.


June 22


OH DEER?: A deputy responded to 6100 block of Fenner Rd., Pleasant Hill, on a report of a one car accident involving a deer. Upon arrival, a deputy spoke the driver, identified as Jacob Hines. He stated the was traveling west on Fenner Rd. and struck a deer. The deputy collected his information and advised him a report would be filed.


On June 21, the deputy spoke with Deputy Carter in reference the car accident. He stated Mr. Hines was involved in a car accident on June 20 and left the scene in the area of Shiloh Rd., Union Township, OH. He stated he spoke with Hines today and Hines admitted to falsifying the car accident with a deer. Hines gave a statement stating he fell asleep at the wheel on June 20 and struck a mailbox. Hines is being charged with Falsification.


OVI: At 3 a.m. a deputy made a traffic stop at Rusk Road and Troy-Sidney Rd, Piqua. The driver was arrested for OVI. The driver was issued a citation for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.


LIGHTS OUT: A resident located in the 1000 block of Scottsdale Rd., Tipp City, reported someone damaged his landscaping light post overnight. The lighting fixture was broken off the post and hanging by its electrical wires. The cost for a replacement fixture was estimated at less than $50.


PAPER TRAIL: A resident located in the 6000 block of S. County Rd. 25-A, Tipp City, reported he observed several pieces of paper in his yard while retrieving his newspaper. He found the papers to be unopened mail upon further inspection.


He recovered his own mail and mail belonging to his neighbors. He suspects someone had went through several mailboxes throughout the neighborhood. It is possibly someone gathering information in an effort to commit identity theft.


A deputy spoke with some neighbors and they were advised to stay alert and report suspicious activity.


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