Police reports


Information provided by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:

Oct. 25

VANDALISM: A deputy responded to the 200 block of West Monument Street, Pleasant Hill, in reference to a criminal damaging complaint. A building on the property had been spray painted over the weekend. At this time, there are no suspects.

Oct. 26

OVI: A deputy initiated a traffic stop on the listed vehicle for a traffic violation on S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City. After an investigation the driver Ryan Gallagher was arrested for OVI and traffic control devices. He and his passenger were released to a sober driver.

WARRANT: A deputy was at the 1000 block of Garbry Road in Piqua. The deputy spoke with the defendant, Noah Mills who was sleeping on the couch. Noah had a warrant for his arrest out of the county. Piqua officers arrived on scene to assist. Mills was incarcerated without incident.

OVERDOSE: A deputy responded to a drug overdose call in the parking lot of Dayton Auto Sales at the corner of County Road 25-A and Kessler Cowlesille Road. Michaela Tufts was found in the driver seat of her vehicle unresponsive. Ms. Tufts was removed from her car and given medical treatment. EMS used Narcan, which revived Tufts. Tufts admitted to using heroin.

The deputy walked K9 Bear around her vehicle and he alerted to the open driver’s door area. A search was conducted and a used needle was found in a wallet on the driver’s floorboard. Tufts will not be getting charged at this time as the deputy only found one recorded overdose involving Tufts. Tufts is on probation and the deputy sent a message to her probation officer.

Oct. 27

THEFT: A deputy was dispatched to the 7500 block of Rangeline Road, on a burglary complaint.

Oct. 28

SIGNS GONE: Resident in the 7100 block of Bard Road, Monroe Twp. advised two political signs posted along the road were taken sometime this morning. A report was requested. No leads or suspects.

METER DAMAGED: A resident in the 1000 block of Peters Road, Concord Twp., reported someone had cut the lock off her DP&L electric meter and gained access inside. Once inside the suspect attempted to remove the digital meter but was unable to do so. Her electric never went out or showed any loss of power. The meter was damaged and quit counting usage. She called DP&L and they are sending a repairman. She advised she believes this happened around midnight when her dog began barking and growling.

SCHOOL ISSUE: A Milton-Union School representative advised the SRO of a student talking inappropriately to another student on the bus. After further investigation, the student will be charged with disorderly conduct.

WARRANT: A deputy was dispatched to the 3600 block of Farrington Road, Washington Twp., in reference to Matt Ault being at the location with an active felony warrant out of Montgomery County. The deputy made contact the Ault and advised him of the warrant and he stated he was aware of it. After the warrant was confirmed he was placed into custody. Montgomery County was unable to meet and he was transported to the Miami County Jail without incident.

Oct. 29

THEFT AND OVI: Deputies responded to a theft in progress in the 2000 block of Hemm Road, Piqua. Tina Thomas stole a vehicle parked on the property, but she crashed as she was trying to leave. There was a large gathering going on at the property, which is several acres in size. Thomas was found to be highly intoxicated and belligerent. It was reported she assaulted multiple people after she crashed and one of those assaulted wanted to press charges. The others who were assaulted left the area. Thomas had facial injuries that could have occurred from the crash or from fighting. Thomas was highly intoxicated and could not care for herself or make a sound decision. Piqua EMS transported her to the hospital. Thomas was charged with OVI, assault and theft of a motor vehicle.

INTERSTATE INCIDENT: Ohio State Patrol dispatch referenced a subject laying on the side of the interstate. The subject then began walking in the north bound right lane. Upon arrival, troopers had the subject, Eric Ramos, detained in their cruiser. Ramos was allegedly attempting to kick out the cruiser window. Troopers asked if the sheriff’s office could respond to detain the subject while they cleared up the crash.

Eric was highly intoxicated but cooperative when a deputy arrived. Eric was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and obstructing official business. Eric became uncooperative after learning he was going to jail and was taken to the Miami County Jail and incarcerated for OSP.

Oct. 30

FOUR WHEELING THROUGH FLETCHER: A deputy was traveling eastbound through the village of Fletcher. The deputy observed three 4-wheelers occupied by three white males pass heading westbound. All three 4-wheelers had no lights so I turned around to make a traffic stop on them. All three refused to stop and a short pursuit was initiated. The deputy lost all three as they split up and went off-road through fields. Case is pending further investigation.

OVI: A deputy stopped the listed vehicle for several moving violations on Roosevelt Avenue, Piqua. The deputy made contact with the driver who was identified as the defendant Anthony Collins. After further investigation, Collins was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was driving under suspension and was taken into custody for OVI.

PROPERTY STOLEN: A deputy responded to Bethel School in reference to subjects entering the construction area of the new school. Subjects were observed walking in the school by a teacher on scene. The deputy located the subjects a short time later and discovered property was stolen from the building.

Oct. 31

THEFT: Theft reported in the 2400 block of S. Dayton Brandt Road, Elizabeth Twp.

CANOE STOLEN: A resident in the 7800 block of Sugar Grove Road, Pleasant Hill, reports that someone broke into his detached garage. There are signs of forced entry to the side entry door and photographs were taken. A canoe is the only item that was taken.

Nov. 1

BURGLARY: A resident in the 700 block of Burnside Drive, Monroe Twp. reported a burglary.

SCHOOL ISSUE: The SRO spoke to a Milton-Union School representative in reference to a student entering her office and taking property. After the investigation a student was charged with unauthorized use of property.

GUNS STOLEN: A resident in the 7700 block of Agenbroad Road, New Carlisle, reported several firearms stolen.

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