Northmont area police reports

The following information has been provided by Northmont area police departments. The information listed in this column is considered public record and is available to anyone seeking information concerning what is provided below.

For purposes of this column, the term “arrested” or “charged” does not necessarily mean the person was taken into physical custody. It could also indicate that a summons was issued to the subject in lieu of physical custody.

All the people listed as “arrested” or “charged” are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Clay Township

Report 18-2976-11: The theft from a residence was reported in the 8100 block of Arlington Rd. The victim reported that while she was out of town her estranged husband had removed his property from the residence and had also taken things that were not his, such as their kids’ Social Security cards and birth certificates, as well as a cross bow, hunting box, wedding memories, marriage license, photo album, wedding glasses, pictures, numerous personal items, a Daisy BB gun, a muzzleloader (unknown make or caliber) and a Winchester 410 shotgun. The next day the victim also discovered that a 12-foot fishing boat and four shotgun shells from her grandfather’s funeral were also taken.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

Clay Township

Report 18-3054-11: An officer was dispatched to Wengerlawn Road to assist with a child custody exchange. The father stated the child was not currently home and was at her grandmother’s house. The child’s mother said the child should not be anywhere other than with her because tonight was her night for custody. The two began to argue and the officer had to intervene. Both parties were advised to either contact their attorney or the court. The child’s father was advised that he could be charged with interference of custody and could be taken to jail. He was advised that until the courts set a hearing and a disposition revokes the mother’s custody, he does not have the right to deny her custodial rights.

Thursday, Nov. 22

Clay Township

18-3077-11: Fraud was reported on Arlington Road. The victim stated that he is a convicted sex offender and that on Thanksgiving Day he was contacted by a male subject stating he was with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office who claimed he had two warrants for his arrest; one for failure to register and the other for failing to appear for a DNA swab. The victim was told that if he did not pay his bond that he would be locked up. He was told to buy Google Play gift cards. The victim purchased the cards and read the codes to the man over the phone. The following day the male called again and advised the subject that the state had just issued a warrant for his arrest. He then transferred the phone to another male subject who convinced him to buy more gift cards and recite the numbers off them. The victim stated that by the time he realized he was being scammed he had already purchased $21,000 worth of gift cards. A sergeant with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Clay Township about the incident. The sergeant stated he was aware of several similar incidents that had taken place, however the Sheriff’s Department was unable to do anything with these cases due to multiple fraudulent phone numbers and addresses and that it is virtually impossible to catch the suspects committing these crimes.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Clay Township

Report 18-3076-11: An officer was dispatched to North County Line Road and Red River – West Grove Road in reference to a suspicious circumstance. A gray Nissan truck crashed into a ditch on a resident’s property and the driver was last seen walking into harvested fields carrying heavy coats. Police discovered the truck had been stolen from Greenville the night before. The officer began searching for the driver and found a coat in a field south of the crash scene and east of Dodson Road. The officer continued to search for the driver without success. The officer placed the coat he found inside the vehicle, which was towed by Englewood Truck at the request of Greenville Police.

Monday, Nov. 26

City of Englewood

Report 18-093299: A theft in progress was reported at Walmart. A heavyset white female filled several reusable shopping bags in her cart with merchandise and exited the store without offering to pay. When confronted outside by an Asset Protection associate the female became uncooperative and abandoned the merchandise. She got into a green Honda four door and fled south on Hoke Route, turned right on State Route 49 and west on Interstate 70. The suspect was identified by comparing her license plate number and driver’s license photo with store security camera footage. Elizabeth M. Hobbs, 33, of West Alexandria, was charged with theft. Charges were forwarded to Vandalia Municipal Court.

Thursday, Nov. 29

City of Clayton

Report CL18-2148: An officer on patrol in an unmarked vehicle notified another officer that he was following a brown Volkswagen van that had committed several driving violations including failure to signal and multiple marked lanes of travel violations. The second officer pulled the vehicle over on N. County Line Road west of Old Mill Road. The driver was advised of the violations and he stated he was having some vehicle trouble. The driver did not show any signs of impairment. He was asked if there was anything illegal inside the vehicle. He stated there was not and consented to a vehicle search. Two passengers were asked to exit the vehicle. During a search the officer detected the odor of raw marijuana coming from a black book bag. Inside the book bag the officer discovered a Baggie containing marijuana and numerous pieces of camera equipment. A female passenger admitted the marijuana was hers. When questioned she declined to disclose who she bought it from. Katie C. McCormick, 18, of Ludlow Falls, was charged with possession of marijuana. She was issued a court summons and released. The marijuana was confiscated. The driver was given warnings for the driving violations.

Report CL18-2151: Police responded to Circle K on an armed robbery. A perimeter was established in an attempt to apprehend the suspect. A Dayton Police K9 unit also responded to the scene. The clerk stated as she was putting her phone in the manager’s office a black male with a light complexion entered the store and approached the counter. He was in his 40s, short and thin, wore glasses, with light colored or graying facial hair, wearing black pants, dark shoes, dark blue hooded sweatshirt, blue knit cap with blue latex gloves and a surgical mask around his neck. When she saw him he told her that he wanted the money and it was a robbery. He also had a black pistol in his hand. The clerk repeated to the suspect that it was a robbery and asked him if he wanted all the money. He said he did so she took out her Smith & Wesson SD40 pistol and pointed it at the suspect. The suspect dropped a blue latex glove on the counter and walked out the door headed south. The clerk watched the suspect walk away and called police. The K9 track ended in the northwest corner of the VFW Post 7741.

City of Englewood

Report 18-094019: An officer parked in the lot of Union Food and Gas observed a black Saturn VUE heading west on Wenger Road pull up to the flashing red light at Union Road. After briefly stopping the Saturn pulled into the intersection and came to a stop blocking the northbound lanes of travel and was stopped left of the east/west traffic center line blocking all eastbound traffic as well. An eastbound vehicle pulled up directly in front of the Saturn, which still did not move. The officer pulled in behind the Saturn and activated his overhead emergency lights. The driver of the Saturn slowly turned south onto Union Road and pulled over to the right partially parked in the southbound lane of travel. Upon approaching the vehicle the officer immediately detected the odor of alcohol. After failing a field sobriety test Chester T. Elliott, 31, of Dayton 45406, was charged with driving while under the influence, refusal of a breath test and slow speed below the posted speed limit. He was issued a court summons and released to a relative.

City of Englewood

Report 18-094250: Robert R. Toliver, 55, of Dayton 45408, was charged with theft at Meijer and was transported to the Montgomery County Jail. Toliver also had two active warrants; one through Montgomery County for a probation violation and one through Miami County for theft.

Saturday, Dec. 1

City of Englewood

Report 18-094605: An officer spotted a vehicle pulling into the Walmart lot at a high rate of speed. As the officer approached the vehicle two black female and two black males, all juveniles, exited the vehicle and entered the store. After checking the vehicle’s registration it was found to be entered as a stolen vehicle as reported by Trotwood Police. After 25 minutes the juveniles the juveniles returned to the vehicle and officers drew their weapons and order all four onto the ground. The driver, a 16-year-old male from Trotwood, was charged with receiving stolen property. He was transported to the Montgomery County Jail to be fingerprinted and then to the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center. Trotwood Police responded to Walmart and took possession of the stolen vehicle.

Report 18-094883: Police responded to Barkins Avenue on the report of a subject refusing to leave a residence. The subject renting the property got into an argument with his cousin and she refused to leave. The female was advised numerous times by police that if she did not leave she would be arrested for criminal trespass. The female insisted that police should call the property owner. She was not cooperative, began to yell and use profane language. She was given several more chances to leave the property but refused. Marina Sadikov, 39, of Dayton 45414, was charged with criminal trespass and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

Monday, Dec. 3

City Clayton

Report CL18-2174: Police responded to Brown’s Nursery and Produce on Salem Avenue on the report of a theft. An unknown subject stole four Stihl chainsaws from beside the driveway, which is clearly visible from Salem Avenue. Two were stolen on Nov. 18 and two more on today’s date. The victim’s uncle noticed a maroon sedan driving suspiciously through the company’s Brookville location on Nov. 18. The victim noticed a tan minivan driving suspiciously down the driveway just before the two chainsaws were stolen on Dec. 3. All four chainsaws were valued at $550 each and partly orange. All would have had sap residue on them.

Report CL18-2175: Burglary was reported on Barrington Drive. The residents left the home in separate vehicles and returned just over five hours later and discovered a rear window ajar and the latch broken. The front door was also found ajar. The home owners discovered $150 cash missing from a nightstand and a portable safe containing two small 9 millimeter handguns. A small box containing about 200 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition and 20 rounds on 9 millimeter ammunition was also stolen. Police found that the suspect removed a screen from the dining room window and leaned it against the house. There was a visible tool mark on the screen and in the woodwork of the window.

Clay Township

Report 18-3117-12: Burglary was reported in the 9200 block of National Rd. Unknown subjects gained entry to a locked garage and removed numerous items including weapons, ammunition, tools, yard equipment, and other items valued in excess of $57,000. There was no sign of forced entry.

Report 18-3121-12: Police investigated a domestic incident involving a mother and daughter on Pleasant Plain Road. No charges were filed.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Clay Township

Report 18-3126-12: Breaking and entering to an abandoned trailer home was reported at Brookville Lake Estates. The trailer park manager discovered a resident of the trailer park inside the trailer. The trailer had been ransacked since being abandoned so there was no way of telling if any damage had been caused by the resident.

By Ron Nunnari

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