Police reports


Oct. 27

DRUG TAKE-BACK:A deputy assisted at the Miami County Take Back Drug Program held at the Miami County Transfer Station site. A total of 230.4 lbs of prescription pills were collected and booked into the Miami County Property Room to be destroyed.

Oct. 28

THEFT: A report of a vehicle being stolen was reported in the 1600 block of Old Schoolhouse Road, Concord Twp.

Oct. 29

THEFT: A report of theft of title was reported in Concord Township. Case pending.

DAMAGE: A deputy responded to a non-criminal damage complaint at 57 E. Cross St., Union Township. Upon arrival, contact was made with the owner of the vehicle who advised while driving her windshield was hit with a piece of gravel while passing a gravel truck. The reporting party was able to provide a description of the vehicle and the license plate. The owner of the company was contacted in regards to this vehicle. The owner would not cooperate with providing information in regards to this matter.

BURGLARY: A deputy responded to the 200 block of East James Street, Bradford, on a burglary complaint. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the complainant who stated that someone had possibly entered the residence between Oct. 7-29.

LITTERING: A deputy responded to a littering complaint passed on by operations workers at the Miami County Park District. Upon arrival to the State Route 202 bike path, the deputy located a refrigerator, air conditioning unit, and table that had been left in the parking lot. The items will be removed by the park district. There are no suspects at this time.

ANIMAL ISSUE: A deputy noticed two large dogs chained up under a tree at the rear of a home in the 500 block of North Miami Avenue, Bradford. They had no access to shelter and only one had a food/water bowl. The area they are chained up was worn down with no grass where they are chained up so much. The deputy made contact with residents at the residence. One of the residents stated the dogs are out during the day, but the tree they were under was shelter. She advised she was told this by Darke County Animal Shelter and the sheriff’s office. The deputy explained to her that a tree was not adequate shelter for a companion animal. The resident became very belligerent and started cussing at the deputy. The deputy told her she had 72 hours to provide shelter if she was going to continue to leave the dogs outside all day or night. The deputy also contacted Darke County Humane Society who investigates animal cruelty complaints since the resident stated they had previously been there. They agreed a tree was not adequate shelter for a companion animal and they would deal with this call. They will be sending a humane officer out to investigate this further.

TRAFFIC STOP: A deputy initiated a traffic stop on the listed vehicle for an equipment violation in the area of state routes 202 and 571, Tipp City. After further investigation, the driver was cited for possession of marijuana, paraphernalia and having only one operational headlight on his vehicle. The driver was released on scene without further incident.

THEFT: A theft was reported in the 7000 block of Spiker Road, Washington Twp.

Oct. 30

UNDERAGE: A deputy initiated a traffic stop on the listed vehicle for an equipment violation in the 3200 block of Piqua-Troy Road, Troy. At the conclusion of the investigation, the two male passengers were charged with underage possession of alcohol.

WARRANT: A deputy responded to the Middletown Police Department and picked up Brennen Knouff who had an active warrant out for his arrest through Miami County. Knouff was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail after transport was complete.

OVERDOSE: A deputy responded to the 9200 block of Bellefontaine Road, New Carlisle, on the report of a possible overdose. Case pending.

Oct. 31

DRUG POSSESSION: A deputy initiated a traffic stop on the listed vehicle for a moving violation in the area of East Grant and South Main streets, Piqua. After further investigation, the passenger was found to have a warrant out of Miami County for a probation violation. After searching the subject, a small zip lock bag, which contained a clear crystal like substance, was found on his person. The subject identified the substance as methamphetamine. The male was charged with possession of drugs.