Miami County Sheriff’s reports


Information provided by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:

Aug. 25

ID FRAUD: A deputy was dispatched to 916 Amelia, Troy in reference to identity fraud that occurred in the Miami County Municipal Court. Scott Dillinger was subsequently charged and incarcerated on identity fraud charges.

Aug. 26

OVI: A deputy stopped the listed vehicle for a moving violation on LeFevre Road, Troy. The deputy made contact with the driver who was identified as the defendant Rodney R Rudisill. After further investigation Mr. Rudisill was placed under arrest for OVI.

HIGH SPEED AND DRUGS: A deputy was traveling west on State Route 36 near Spiker Rd. The deputy then noticed the defendant’s vehicle traveling east on State Route 36, which appeared to be exceeding the speed limit. A check of the vehicles speed by radar showed 93 mph, which is in excess of the posted 55 mph speed limit.

A deputy made a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, Timothy D. Dovel, 20, of Bradford, the front seat passenger, Joshua Gambill, and the back seat passenger Kaleb Tamplin, 22, of Piqua. The deputy explained the reason for the stop to them. Upon further investigation, Timothy was then issued a citation for speed 93 mph in a 55 mph zone, driving under a license forfeiture suspension, and possession of Marijuana. Joshua Gambill, 33, of Piqua, who was a valid driver drove the vehicle from the scene.

Aug. 27

THEFT: A deputy responded to the 8000 block of Markley Road, Ludlow Falls, on a theft complaint. The homeowner advised sometime yesterday a Kindle Fire tablet was taken from inside her residence.

THEFT FROM SCHOOL PARKING LOT: A Fletcher resident reported a theft at Miami East High School parking lot. Upon arrival, the resident told the deputy someone between 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., someone had stolen her after market CD player from her vehicle while it was at the Miami East School. The resident told officers her doors were left unlocked, and there was no damage to the vehicle. The resident also said nothing else was taken.

The resident told the deputy she does not know who would do this, nor has she seen any suspicious persons at the school.

THEFT: A deputy responded to the 6900 block of Miami Shelby Road, Covington, on a theft complaint. Upon arrival the deputy made contact with the homeowner. The homeowner stated that sometime between August 26 from 4 p.m. to August 27 at 5 p.m. someone had stolen items from his property.

The homeowner stated that he went to check on his property on today’s date and noticed his trail camera was missing from the front of his property. He advised that the trail camera was chained to the tree with a lock on it. He also stated that he was missing around 500 feet of copper wire. The copper wire was located on the back of the property. The deputy asked him if he had any suspects and he did not. He stated that the suspects had to of walked in due to his gate to the property still locked when he arrived.

OVI: A deputy stopped the listed vehicle for a moving violation near UVMC Hospital. The deputy made contact with the driver who was identified as the defendant Tim F Potier. After further investigation Mr. Potier was found to be under the influence of alcohol and medication and was placed under arrest for OVI.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: A resident reported that he observed subjects known to him stop the vehicle in which they were in on the street in front of 308 N. Main Street in Pleasant Hill, Ohio. He stated that he saw at least one of the subjects get out and cause damage to the tires of the two listed vehicles. Both driver’s side tires of the two vehicles were flattened. This was the result of blade or sharp object puncturing the sidewall of each tire.

Contact was made with the owners or person having control of the vehicles with the damaged tires. They were provided with the report number and a calling card.

ABANDONED VEHICLE: A deputy was dispatched to Hetzler Road near Brokaw Road, Springcreek Township, Miami County, on report of a crash. Upon arrival the deputy noticed the described vehicle out in a field. The right front tire of the truck was off due to it hitting the ditch as it went into the field. It appears the driver missed a turn and went straight into the field.

There was nobody with the vehicle. The only damage was to the vehicle itself.

Dispatch attempted to contact the owner, Mitchell Rank, by phone, but was unsuccessful. Due to not being able to get a hold of the owner, the vehicle was towed by Knight’s Towing to their lot for safe keeping. A hold was placed on the vehicle. While inventorying the vehicle prior to the tow, the deputy located an Ohio driver’s license belonging to Mr. Rank. It was sitting on top of the center console.

Dispatch later advised that the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office found Mr. Rank drunk, passed out in a vehicle in their county. They took him to the Shelby County Jail. The deputy will attempt to make contact with Mr. Rank at a later time.

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