Information provided by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:
REFEREES REPORT MONEY MISSING: On Feb. 17, a deputy spoke with a basketball referee in reference to a theft which had occurred on Tuesday, February 9. The reporting party stated he had been a referee at the Bethel High School varsity basketball game. When he finished his duties, he found money had been stolen out of his wallet. He advised $21, possibly more, was missing. Another referee from that game was also missing money.
He stated, during the game, his wallet was in a suitcase. It had been stored in an office in the school, designated as a changing area for referees. There is limited access to that area during sporting events, and is considered a safe area for referees to leave personal belongings.
The reporting party further advised he had reported the theft to the referee assigner, those in charge of scheduling referees for various sporting events in the area. They had determined another referee who had worked during the junior varsity game had taken the money from the other two referees. The agency requested a report documenting the theft.
ILLEGAL DUMPING: A deputy responded to the area of New Carlisle Rd and Dayton-Brandt Road, located in Bethel Township. The reporting party advised a large amount of carpeting and flooring were discarded on the side of the roadway. Receipts were found in the debris, which resulted in identifying a suspect. This case is pending.
STOLEN VEHICLE: The reporting party stated she went to Plastic Recycling in Piqua to pick up the listed vehicle and it was gone. The vehicle was entered into LEADS as stolen.
DRUGS RECOVERED: A deputy stopped the listed vehicle for a speeding violation on State Route 571, Tipp City. During the investigation, it was found that the driver, Jacob Conrad, was also driving under suspension and was found to be possessing controlled substances. The male was incarcerated on charges of possession of drugs, driving under suspension and speed.
OVI: A deputy stopped the listed vehicle for a marked lanes violation on southbound Interstate 75 mile marker 72. After further investigation, the driver was found to be driving under suspension and under the influence of alcohol. The driver was cited for OVI, fail to reinstate, and marked lanes and released.