Police reports from Northmont area law enforcement agencies

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.

Thursday, June 16

Clay Township

Report 16-1637-06: Police responded to the 7000 block of Brookville-Phillipsburg Road on the report of bullet holes discovered in a barn. The bullets also damaged the cab of a tractor stored in the barn. The victim said he was aware of subjects firing weapons on Memorial Day weekend at a residence on Pleasant Plain Road directly north of his property and across Interstate 70. Police discovered that four rounds had struck the barn and one round had struck another building housing a workshop. The victim stated that his sons were playing outside that weekend and could have been easily struck by one of the bullets. The officer made his way to the residence on the other side of the highway and spoke to a family member where the gunfire allegedly had taken place. The resident admitted that he and his family members were shooting guns on Memorial Day weekend but claimed they could not have caused the damage as they were not shooting in that direction. He pointed to the area of a pond in the back yard. Beyond the mounded landscaping in the direction of the pond the officer could see the roof line of the Ridge Church on the opposite side of the interstate. Another officer had taken a criminal damaging report at the church where a window had been shot and bullet recovered (Report 16-1525-06). The officer also noted that plastic duck mounted on a pole was in straight line of sight of the victim’s barn and workshop. The resident said he would be willing to pay restitution to the victim but only if the officer also spoke with a neighbor who had also been target shooting on the same weekend. The officer made contact with the neighbor who admitted that he and several friends had been target shooting that weekend. The officer was shown three metal targets at the back of the property. Behind the targets was a mound of dirt and small stones. A Montgomery County evidence technician stated he did not have the necessary skills or equipment to investigate such a long range shooting. One of the subjects agreed to fill out a statement detailing dates, times, caliber types, serial numbers and names of people shooting at his residence but did not turn it in by the date promised. A meeting was set up involving Chief VanGundy, the victim and one of the residents that had been target shooting to resolve the issue. An attorney representing the resident who had been target shooting called to cancel the meeting.

Tuesday, June 20

City of Union

Report 16-034896: Paul D. Sapienza, 76, of Union, was charged with receiving stolen property related to credit card fraud. He was issued a court summons.

Thursday, June 30

Clay Township

Report 16-1789-06: Burglary was reported on Preble County Line Road. Unknown subjects forced open the door but might not have entered due to the presence of a dog. No items appeared to be missing from the home.

Friday, July 1

Clay Township

Report 16-1801-07: Two male subjects came to Clay Township Police Department to pick up a car. One of the males had been arrested on a prior date Both males were found to be under suspension. When asked who was driving, the males stated another person had driven them to pick up the car. The officer asked that the males to go get the driver. A female came inside and presented a Florida driver’s license. She was found to be a wanted subject. Danielle M. Woods, 34, of Greenville, was arrested on a Clay Township warrant and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

Sunday, July 3

Clay Township

Report 16-1826-07: Michael G. Martin, Jr., 36, of Springfield, was arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol on a warrant issued by Clay Township. Martin was released to a Clay Township officer and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

Monday, July 4

Clay Township

Report 16-1837-07: Brent M. Conover, 37, of Union, was arrested by Brookville Police on a warrant issued by Clay Township for failure to appear. Conover was released to a Clay Township officer and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

Report 16-1842-07: The theft of prescription medication was reported at a residence on Pleasant Plain Road.

Tuesday, July 5

Clay Township

Report 16-1852-07: A resident reported that a check she had mailed to an accounting firm in Tipp City ended up in the hands of a male suspect in Columbus. The suspect removed the name of the accounting firm from the payee line and replaced it with his name and also changed the amount of the check from $250 to $492. He attempted to cash the check at a Fifth Third Bank branch located inside a Kroger on East Broad Street in Columbus. The bank called the victim to verify that she had issued a check to the suspect. When she refuted the issuance of the check the suspect took his identification and fled the bank. The bank retained video of the suspect to provide to police.

Wednesday, July 6

Clay Township

Report 16-1854-07: A resident reported receiving letters from Best Buy and Kohl’s that stated credit accounts were attempted to be opened using her personal information. She also received a statement from Lowe’s showing that an account had been opened in her name in Georgia to purchase several items totaling $3,519. At the time of the report the victim was not sure if there were any other incidents regarding fraudulent use of her personal information.

Report 16-1855-07: Tara A. Allen, 36, of Bellbrook, was arrested by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office on an active warrant out of Clay Township. Allen was released to a Clay Township officer and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

Thursday, July 7

City of Union

Report 16-038453: Fraud was reported by a resident of Laurel Grove Drive who reported two fraudulent withdrawals from his bank account totaling $500. He had applied for payday loan online and the agent instructed him to purchase $300 worth of iTunes gift cards at Family Dollar and $200 worth at Kroger and then call the agent back and provide the numbers off the gift cards. When the resident went to the bank to tell them about this transaction he was informed by bank employees that it was a scam.

Clay Township

Report 16-1860-07: Matthew Hawkey, 28, of Union City, IN was arrested in Darke County on warrant issued by Western Division Court for failure to appear. Hawkey was released to a Clay Township officer and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

Friday, July 8

Clay Township

Report 16-1878-07: A resident reported that he tried to use his ATM/debit card and it was declined. After checking his account he discovered his card had been used several times in and around Melbourne, FL for charges totaling $395. He stated he had not been in Florida.

Saturday, July 9

Clay Township

Report 16-1892-07: During a traffic stop a passenger in a vehicle was found to be a wanted subject. Christopher S. Taylor, 25, of Arcanum, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

Monday, July 18

Clay Township

Report 16-1992-07: Kristi M. Ashmore, 26, of Dayton 45417, was charged with driving under non-compliance suspension, expired registration, failure to show proof of insurance and was arrested on a warrant for probation violation. She was transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

Tuesday, July 19

City of Union

Report 16-040874: Denise N. Henton, 39, of Clayton, was arrested by Clayton Police on an active warrant issued by Union Police. Henton was released to a Union officer and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

Wednesday, July 20

City of Union

Report 16-041061: A domestic dispute was investigated on Greencliff Drive. No charges were filed.

Thursday, July 21

Clay Township

Report 16-2024-07: Police responded to the report of Pit Bull attacking a Jack Russell on Shore Line Drive. No proof could be provided as to which dog was off its property even though the Jack Russell had visible injuries. No charges were filed.

Friday, July 22

City of Union

Report 16-041367: The theft of an iPad was reported at a residence on Lightner Lane. A possible suspect was identified. An investigation is pending.

Report 16-041375: William C. Truss, 50, of Springfield, was arrested at Proctor and Gamble on a 4th degree felony warrant for domestic violence out of Clark County. Truss was transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

Saturday, July 23

City of Union

Report 16-041628: Jessie L. Kier, 29, of Union, was charged with driving under two open suspensions. His ATV was towed by Englewood Truck. He was issued a citation and released.

Monday, July 25

City of Englewood

Report 16-042017: A resident reported that while waiting for a tax refund in the amount of $1,900 she checked her return status and discovered someone had used her Social Security number to file a return. According to the return filed without her knowledge she owed the IRS $1,300. The victim was instructed by the I.R.S. to contact her local police department to have an identity fraud complaint made and send them her correct 2015 income tax paperwork.

City of Union

Report 16-042028: Ray A. Petroski, 20, of Elko, MN, was charged with solicitation permit required. He was issued a court summons.

Tuesday, July 26

City of Englewood

Report 16-042071: Sammi Jo Elizabeth, 18, of West Milton, was charged with theft at Meijer. She was issued a court summons and released.

Report 16-042086: Assault was reported at United Dairy Farmers. Dispatch advised two black males had assaulted employees at UDF and ran from the store. The males were last seen running north on Union Rd. Officers checked the area, but were unable to find the suspects. Employees stated the suspects came into the store and wanted to buy a Cigarillo tobacco product. When asked for their ID to prove they were old enough to purchase tobacco neither suspect could provide any so the sale was denied. One of the males spat on an employee and threw a coin at the other employee. The other suspect began running his mouth threatened to beat up one of the employees. The suspect who actually committed the assault was described as a light skin black male, with a buzz haircut, approximately 5’6” tall. The other suspect was described as a dark skinned black male, with long dreads that went past his shoulders, approximately 5’8” tall.

City of Union

Report 16-042182: Identity fraud was reported by a resident of Main Street. The victim was notified by Lifelock that an account had been opened in his name with Discover Card without his knowledge.

Clay Township

Report 16-2083-07: Police responded to Dayton Children’s Hospital to investigate a sex offense that occurred in the township involving a 3-year-old girl.

Wednesday, July 27

City of Englewood

Report 16-042274: Unknown subjects shattered the front passenger side window on a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Katy Lane.

16-042304: The theft of a backpack from a vehicle parked in the 1000 block of Derringer Drive was reported. The backpack contained an iPad, a pair of engraved calipers, a computer mouse, computer charger and business cards.

Report 16-042388: Unknown subjects entered an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway in the 1000 block of Derringer Drive and removed an undetermined amount of change and a change tray.

Report 16-042389: The theft of $220 cash from a folder located on a bedroom night stand was reported at a residence in the 800 block of Browning Ave.

Clay Township

Report 16-2088-07: Jordan T. Jenkinson, 22, of Greenville, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was issued a court summons and released.

Saturday, July 30

City of Englewood

Report 16-043001: Unknown subjects entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the 1000 block Derringer Drive and removed an orange Sony underwater camera and two firefighter badges, one firefighter, one lieutenant.

Report 16-043029: Shalyce Seals, 19, of Dayton 45416, and Latrina Houston, 18, of Trotwood, were each charged with theft at Wal-Mart. Both were issued a court summons and released.

Police responded to the 400 block of Heather St. on a theft complaint. The victim advised that while down the street at a friend’s house his sister had entered his apartment and removed a TV, a washer and dryer and a coffee table. He advised his sister had lived in the apartment but not for the last six months. He stated he wanted his possessions back but wasn’t willing to press charges. The victim could not produce receipts for the television, or any type of proof of purchase.

Sunday, July 31

City of Englewood

Report 16-043131: Johnathon M. Williams, 28, of Dayton 45405, was charged with domestic violence following an incident in the parking lot at Best Western Inn. He fled before police arrived. Charges were forwarded to Vandalia Municipal Court.

Report 16-043226: Police responded to Kroger in reference to an incident with an employee. Store management reported that the employee became very angry during an altercation with another employee and threw her name tag at him striking him in the head. The male employee advised that his co-worker became angry because she thought he was talking about her. He asked her to cool down, and she yelled and cussed at him in the crowded store. She then stated that she quit and threw her name tag, which hit him in the head. A store security employee heard the female talking about getting her husband to come back to the store as she was leaving. She stated that he was a military man and that she was going to get him to come in the store and kill those “sons of bitches.” Both security and the management were alarmed at the physical threat. Moghnia Lewis, 49, of Dayton 45406, was charged with disorderly conduct and was trespassed from the property. Charges were forwarded to Vandalia Municipal Court.


By Ron Nunnari

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