Miami County Sheriff’s Office reports

Information provided by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:

Nov. 12

TV STOLEN: A TV was reported stolen from 3400 block of State Route 41, Troy.

Nov. 13

SCHOOL INCIDENT: A deputy responded to Bethel High School in reference to a drug offence. Upon arrival the deputy made contact with the Principle Craig Vasil. After investigation a student was charged and released to guardian.

FAKE ID: Upper Valley Medical Center security reported a possible fake.D. presented by a patient for pain pills. Upon arrival, the deputy received the South Carolina I.D. belonging to a Arlene Estes. The I.D. was valid, however, dispatch advised Ms. Estes had a warrant out of Sidney, Ohio for Contempt of Court. Dispatched confirmed the warrant with jail. The deputy placed Ms. Estes in custody and then transported Ms. Estes to the Sunoco gas station on North County Rd 25A where a Sidney PD Officer took her into custody.

BAD CHECKS: The owner of Sunoco on 211 S. Main Street, Pleasant Hill, reported that Christina McCulloch wrote four different checks on four different occasions to the Sunoco Gas station. The checks were returned unpaid due to the account being closed. The owner additionally sent a certified 10 day notice to Mrs. McCulloch which she signed for. Charges will be filed on Mrs. McCulloch for passing bad checks.

Nov. 14

WINDOW DAMAGE: A resident in the 6000 block of State Route 41, Covington reported that a window on the front of his residence was damaged by someone. It appears that the window was shot with a pellet gun. The residence sits close to St Rt 41 and there is a lot of traffic that drives by at any given time. There was no suspects named in this matter and there were no further leads to follow up with.

Nov. 15

THEFT: A deputy was dispatched to 6205 U.S. route 40, lot 106. in reference to a theft incident.

MISCHIEF: A resident reported finding a suspicious vehicle in the driveway of her residence in the 7000 block of N. Rangeline Rd. She and her family had arrived home when they discovered the vehicle in their driveway. They noticed several addresses to the south of theirs had been toilet papered. They followed the vehicle and obtained an Ohio registration on the vehicle.

The registration on the vehicle led to contact with Kimberley Pond of Covington. It was discovered that her son, Jayce Pond and several of his friends, who are listed in this report, had been the ones in Ms. Lama’s driveway. However, they denied being involved in the mischief in that area. They did confess to mischief in other areas around Covington. They said several other vehicles with juveniles from Covington were also out toilet papering. They claimed they were only doing this to friends known to them.

All involved juveniles were warned for trespass, criminal mischief and curfew.

Nov. 16

FRAUD: A deputy was dispatched on a fraud complaint in the 2000 block of Owens Road in Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio. The reporting party stated around Nov. 2, she received a letter from Publishers Clearing House indicating she had won over $2 million. She was instructed to deposit the check in her bank account to collect the winnings. She was contacted a couple days after the check was deposited and instructed to withdraw $5,900 cash and send it to an address in Texas to process her winnings. She followed the instructions and sent the cash on Nov. 9. The reporting party never received any additional communication until her bank notified her that the check she deposited was fraudulent.

She stated she was working with her bank and needed a incident number to get the process started. The deputy referred her to contact a federal agency such as the U.S. Secret Service for additional help because they handle fraud cases and have a larger jurisdiction.

Nov. 17

DRUGS FOUND: Troy Police Department requested that the sheriff’s office walk K9 Bear around a car they had on a traffic stop. K9 Bear alerted to the car and a small amount of marijuana and pipe for smoking it were found.

IDENTITY THEFT: A deputy met with a Piqua resident at the Miami County Sheriff’s Office in reference to identity theft. He stated he received calls from collectors claiming he owned them money for lines of credit he had not taken out. The resident requested his credit report from Experian and noticed fraudulent uses of his credit.

The resident showed officers the report and pointed out in February 2008 his information was used to open a charge card in Florida which, had an outstanding balance of almost $2,000. The second fraudulent use occurred in August 2008 in California for an auto loan of $1,342.

The officer provided the resident with a report number and also provided him with our Identify Theft Packet for other resources.

ASSAULT AT SCHOOL: A deputy responded to Bethel High School in Tipp City, for an assault complaint that occurred on Nov. 17. Case is pending identification of suspect and speaking with them.