Information provided by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:
SCAM: A Brown Township resident reported he is receiving harassing text messages reference an attempted scam. The reporting party is selling one 1500 gallon tank and one 1000 gallon tank for $300 each on Craigslist. A potential customer contacted him via text message. The customer attempted to scam the reporting party by having him cash a check written over the amount of the asking price then send the suspect the cost difference.
THEFT: A deputy responded to 10220 N County Road 25-A in reference to a theft complaint. A female suspect admitted to taking the items and pawning them. She was found to be on probation for theft and was incarcerated at the Miami County Jail.
WIFI SEEKER SLIDES DOWN DITCH: A homeowner in the 4000 block of Rangeline Road, West Milton, reported that a vehicle stuck in the ditch in front of his house. The vehicle had been reviving its engine attempting to get out of the ditch and in the process caused damaged to the ditch and yard.
The deputy found the listed vehicle stuck in the ditch, buried up to the bottom of the door in water and mud. The deputy made contact with the driver Brian Bickel. He advised that he was searching for an open Wi-Fi signal and found one at this location. He said that he pulled of the side of the road to make a phone call and when he pulled away he started to slide down the ditch and ended up getting stuck. Saunder’s Towing was contacted to remove the vehicle.
WARRANT: A deputy was dispatched to 14 S. Main St. in Pleasant Hill, in reference to a disturbance that had occurred. After further investigation, the male subject involved, Joshua Robinson, was arrested on a warrant out of Mercer County.
OVI : A deputy stopped the listed vehicle for a moving violation on Upway Drive and Covington Avenue, Piqua. I made contact with the driver who was identified as the defendant Racket McGuire. After further investigation Mr. McGuire was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was taken into custody for OVI.
AGENCY ASSIST: The Ohio State Patrol requested assistance with a vehicle pursuit northbound on State Route 48. Dep. Shell assisted from the area of State Route 55. Another deputy was able to set up on the south edge of Pleasant Hill and get stop sticks ready to deploy. Dep. Shell advised the pursuit was still northbound on State Route 48 approaching Pleasant Hill. Another deputy then observed the suspect vehicle approaching at a high rate of speed and deployed the stop sticks which was struck by the suspect vehicle. OSP got the vehicle stopped at the north edge of Pleasant Hill and took the driver into custody.
DRUG RAID: Detectives assisted members of the Montgomery County RANGE Task Force in executing a search warrant at 351 Vincent Ave., Troy. The warrant was in relation to an on-going narcotics investigation originating in Montgomery County. Detectives were able to establish probable cause and a search warrant was issued through the Miami County Municipal Court.
THEFTS AT UVCC: Upper Valley Career Center Principal Davis informed deputies of a theft involving a teacher. An unidentified male entered into the teacher’s 2005 Chevy Trailblazer while parked on the east side of the school, just outside the overhead doors of the Auto Tech lab. The teacher stated that on April 7 at about 3:30 p.m., he discovered that someone had entered into his vehicle and taken his vehicle key and key fob from the ignition. A 5-quart jug of Mobile One motor oil was also taken. He stated that the vehicle had been parked there all day. The teacher reported the matter to the school and was informed that the security video footage would be reviewed. The principal advised that the security footage was reviewed and they observed an unknown white male, driving what appeared to be a tan GMC extended cab pickup truck, had entered into the teacher’s vehicle at approximately 11:35 a.m. on the morning of April 7. Mr. Davis will obtain the footage for the sheriff’s office as soon as possible. This matter is
Principal Davis also advised deputies of a theft of a flat bed trailer that occurred on April 7. Mr. Davis stated that the maintenance department discovered the trailer missing on April 8 and reported the matter.
It was discovered that the trailer, a 2003 Mac Lander, was seen being taken at about 2 p.m. on April 7 by an unknown white male, driving a tan GMC pickup truck. The trailer was kept next to a barn to the east of the school building.
The trailer with its VIN and the license plate were entered into LEADS as stolen. The school will provide the security footage as soon as possible. This case is related to case number 16SO04897, as the same suspect was observed in that matter. Cases are pending further investigation.
THEFT: A deputy responded to Miami East School for a theft report. Upon arrival, the vice principal informed me a male student was suspected of stealing money from a teacher’s purse. The male student was questioned about the theft and confessed to stealing the money.
STOLEN COMPUTER: A deputy was dispatched to the Piqua Police Department for a theft complaint reference a stolen computer.
SUSPICIOUS: A deputy responded to a suspicious call at U.S. Bank in West Milton. A suspect was found siting in a motor vehicle drinking Vodka from a water bottle. Subject was cited and released to a sober individual.
ATM AND STOLEN VAN & ATM RECOVERED: Officer Steffano from Troy Police Department called out a suspicious vehicle on Crescent Drive and Mckaig Road in their jurisdiction. It was discovered the listed vehicle was stolen from their jurisdiction. It was stolen from the First Church of the Nazarene at 1200 Barnhardt Rd.
Upon investigation there was an ATM inside the vehicle.The sheriff’s office had a report of an ATM stolen from the VFW on Fenner Rd. on April 8. Upon observation of the ATM it was determined to be a Hyosung ATM, which is the same brand stolen from the VFW. Case is pending investigation.