Information provided by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:

Jan. 21

NOT MY BONG: A deputy was traveling northbound on County Road 25-A, and observed a 2002 Chevy Impala commit two marked lanes violations. It was discovered the driver identified as Brian Grissom, possessed a suspended driver’s license.

Brian was detained in the cruiser while he was issued a citation for marked lanes and driving under suspension.

Since the registered owner was not present, Saunders Towing was called to take custody of the vehicle. At this point an inventory of the vehicle was conducted. Located in the trunk of the vehicle was an 18-inch multicolored glass bong that contained burnt marijuana inside of it. When Mr. Grissom was asked about the bong, he stated that it belonged to his girlfriend. The paraphernalia was then seized. The evidence was then booked into the Miami County property room to be destroyed.

Jan. 22

OVI: Deputies responded to 10825 N. Co Rd. 25A, Piqua in reference to an accident with unknown injury. While in route officers were informed the vehicle involved struck a house and left the scene. The vehicle was located by Piqua PD driving on Looney Road in the area of N. County Road 25-A. A traffic stop was conducted by Piqua PD. on Looney Road in front of Edison College. The deputy responded to the traffic stop while the other deputies responded to the accident scene. At the conclusion of the incident the driver Kelsey Harshbarger was taken into custody. Mrs. Harshbarger was charged with OVI, Leaving the Scene, Failure to Control, and Open container.

DITCHED: A deputy responded to the 10000 block of N. Hetzler Road, Piqua, on a report of a vehicle into the ditch. After investigation Lemone Upkins was arrested for OVI, DUS, and for a Warrant.

ABANDONED CARS: A suspicious vehicle in the tree-line behind the veterinary clinic on Brown Road, Piqua was reported. A deputy saw that the vehicle had been pulled into the bushes and the registration had been removed. Upon running the V.I.N. number it was found that the vehicle had been reported stolen on Jan. 20 by Piqua PD who responded to the scene and took custody of the vehicle.

Hours later, a deputy found a Ford Escort parked partially in the roadway on Peterson Road, east of Alcony Conover Road. The registration on the car had been expired since 2013 and came back to a Dodge Truck. The deputy checked the VIN and the registration that returned with the VIN had expired in 2010. Both names attached to each registration showed they were deceased.

At this time it is unknown who the owner of the vehicle is or if it was stolen. The vehicle was towed and there was a hold placed on it.

Jan. 23

NEEDLE FOUND: It was reported by staff from the Miami County Jail that a syringe was recovered from inmate Amanda Sparks. Charges will be filed on Mrs. Sparks for possessing a drug abuse instrument

Jan. 24

WARRANTS: Pursuant to a traffic stop for a moving violation, the driver was identified as Adam Sargent. Mr. Sargent was found to be driving under multiple FRA and Non-Compliance suspensions. Mr. Sargent was cited for his offenses and released to a valid driver.

The two passengers were identified as Holly Snyder and Kelsey King. Both Snyder and King were found to have warrants out of Miami County. The warrants were confirmed and they were transported to the Miami County Jail.

BETHEL BASKETBALL GAME SCUFFLE: A deputy spoke with the listed individuals in reference to a scuffle that occurred after a basketball game at Bethel High School. After speaking with those involved, it was determined no charges are going to be filed. All parties were advised a report will be taken to document the incident.

Jan. 25

FRAUD: A resident of Pleasant Hill reported that her child support account was fraudulently used at a Target Store in Nassau County, New York.

FRAUD: A Tipp City resident reported his Visa debit card account was used without his permission or knowledge. He contacted his back to dispute the transactions and they closed the account for him. They are also working on the claim and asked him to file a police report. It is unknown who made the charges.

Information provided by Troy Police Department:

Jan. 26

DUS: Joshua Zeigler, was stopped on Main Street by Taco Bell after his license was found to be under suspension for a license forfeiture. He stated he was unaware of his suspension. Citation issued for DUS and the vehicle was driven away by a licensed driver.

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