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.
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Report 16-3143-11: Police stopped a vehicle for a speeding violation and discovered that the driver was a wanted subject. Ivan L. Casto, 23, of Columbus, was arrested on a warrant issued by the city of Albany for failure to appear in court. Casto was taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.
Thursday, Nov. 17
City of Clayton
Report 16-2674: Police responded to United Dairy Farmers to check the welfare of a subject. Upon arrival a store employee advised that a white male had entered the restroom approximately 10 minutes ago. She could hear water running and tried to make contact with the male but the restroom door was locked. Two officers made entry to the restroom and found the male unconscious on the floor but still breathing. A medic unit was summoned for a suspected overdose. Medics arrived and administered several doses of Narcan to the male, who they removed from the scene. A friend of the male who had brought him to UDF was questioned and police searched his vehicle. Police located a plastic bag in the vehicle containing 13 clear capsules that contained a white powder suspected to be heroin. The driver, Jordan M. Haynes, 25, of Celina, was charged with possession of drugs. He was transported to the Montgomery County Jail. While being booked into jail corrections officers located several more clear capsules containing a white powder that Haynes had concealed between his buttocks.
Sunday, Nov. 20
City of Clayton
Report 16-2690: A female subject who had recently completed an application for employment at United Dairy Farmers had returned to the store and had stolen a bottle of Jose Cuervo. A store employee reviewed camera footage from the previous day and discovered the female had also stolen a bottle of Smirnoff and a bottle of Nyquil. Trotwood Police assisted with locating the suspect at her residence and confirmed that she was home. A Clayton officer went to the female’s apartment. Treasure Shaw, 23, of Trotwood, was charged with theft, taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail. She was also trespassed from the United Dairy Farmers store.
Report 16-2695: Police were dispatched to Circle K on the report of an armed robbery in progress. The suspects were reported to be two black males dressed in all black and had displayed a handgun. The clerk was not harmed and the suspects fled on foot towards Barrington Drive. The clerk also advised that a suspicious tan sedan with a white roof was in the parking lot at the time of the robbery. Just before police arrived the vehicle fled in an unknown direction. Several adjacent police agencies responded to set up a perimeter for a K9 track of the suspects. Sgt. Bodine of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene with his K9. The K9 was unable to get a strong scent beyond the north section of parking lot. The clerk stated she was on a ladder stocking cigarettes behind the counter when the two unknown subjects entered the store. The first subject told her that this was robbery and she needed to “give the register.” She got down off the ladder to comply and at that time noticed that he was pointing a small black handgun at her. He told her that she needed to remain calm or he would shoot her. She stated she gave the suspect all of the money from the register. The second suspect had his hand in his pocket and also stated that he had a gun but never displayed it. Both suspects were described standing approximately 5-feet, 9-inches tall, average build, dressed in all black clothing and wearing facemasks that revealed only their eyes. After the suspects fled on foot she locked the front door and observed the tan vehicle with a white roof in the parking lot occupied by two unknown black males who never exited the vehicle and fled just before police arrived. The clerk said she did not see the suspects, exit, enter or interact with occupants of the vehicle but believed it was suspicious that the vehicle sat in the lot during the robbery. Police reviewed camera footage of the robbery and noted the suspects entered from the north side of the building and then casually walked to the north after the robbery.
Monday, Nov. 21
City of Englewood
Report 16-064872: Tommie L. Martin, 55, of Dayton 45402, was charged with theft at Kroger after attempting to leave the store with more than $718 worth of merchandise. Martin was taken into custody, trespassed from Kroger and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.
Report 16-3196-11: Tiffany A. Garner, 23, of Greenville, was arrested by Greenville Police on a warrant issued by Montgomery County Western Division Court for possessing drug abuse instruments. Garner was taken into custody, released to a Clay Township officer and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.
Tuesday, Nov. 22
City of Englewood
Report 16-064892: Police responded to The Englewood Inn on the report of a subject previously trespassed from the property now back on the property. Upon arrival the female subject was at the front desk attempting to get a key for a room. She argued with the clerk that her boyfriend had rented a room but she did not a have key. The clerk stated that she could not have a key because her name was not on the room rental and because the room was no longer being paid for. The female was told she could return in the morning to speak with management and was told to leave three times by police before leaving the office. Police learned she had gone to another room and was bothering people as she attempted to obtain information from them. Kaleena U. Carter, 29, of Cincinnati, was charged with criminal trespass and possessing drug abuse instruments after she was found to be in possession of a metal spoon with burn marks on the bottom and a white powdery substance on top, a glass pipe with a steel wool pad in one end and burnt crack cocaine. Police also found more steel wool type pads and a razor blade in her possession. Carter was transported to the Montgomery County Jail.
Report 16-064971: Destinie Brianne Irene Collins, 19, of Englewood, was charged with employee theft at Kroger and was terminated from employment. She was issued a court summons.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
City of Clayton
Report 16-2721: Police responded to King Oak Lane in the Stoneridge Apartment complex off Heathcliff Road on the report of a theft. The victim advised that between midnight and 10 a.m. an unknown subject entered her unlocked vehicle and removed her purse from the center console. The purse contained a credit card, a debit card, an Illinois driver’s license, a medical insurance card and approximately $10 cash.
City of Englewood
Report 16-065152: A female subject came to the police department to report an assault that occurred at her place of employment. Management asked her to file a report as they are in the process of terminating the other employee. The victim of the assault did not wish to press charges, only to document the incident.
Report 16-065157: Dustin M. Elam, 27, of Eaton, and Tiffany A. Lewis, 33, of Dayton 45417, were each charged with theft at Walmart. Elam and Lewis were taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.
Report 16-065199: Jocelynn D. Hansford, 19, of Arcanum, was charged with theft at Walmart. She was issued a court summons and released.
Report 16-3213-11: Lavender M. Martindale, 19, of Eldorado, was arrested by the Preble County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant issued by Montgomery County Western Division Court for failure to appear for a speed violation. Martindale was taken into custody, released to a Clay Township officer and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.
Friday, Nov. 25
City of Clayton
Report 16-2730: Unknown subjects entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the 6400 block of Freeport Drive and removed a 380 caliber semiautomatic handgun from the glovebox.
City of Englewood
Report 16-065436: Police were dispatched to an apartment in the 500 block of S. Main Street on the report of an unwanted person at the door. Upon arrival a male subject was located in front of Apartment 3. The officer asked for his identification and he stated he didn’t have one. The officer then requested the male’s Social Security number. The male hesitated and he would have to get it off his cell phone. He provided a number and a name of Shaquell Cooks and a birthdate. The officer had dispatch run the Social Security number and it returned with no queries or warrants. The male then asked if he could leave on foot and the officer allowed him to leave. After returning to his cruiser the officer ran the male’s Social Security number through the computer to confirm his identity by viewing his driver’s license photo. When he this he discovered the photo and physical description did not match the subject. Another officer learned from the owner of the apartment what the subject’s real first name was. The name was entered in the computer and his actual photo and identification appeared. The male was identified at Daniel N. Cooks, 24, of Dayton 45417. Cooks had an active3 warrant for his arrest. The officer exited the apartment complex and headed south on Main Street and spotted Cooks in the 600 block. As the officer turned around in a parking lot Cooks fled on foot. Two other officers helped search the area but Cooks could not be located. Cooks was charged with obstructing official business and charges were forwarded to Vandalia Municipal Court.
Report 16-065530: A subject reported that he purchased a 48-inch Vizio flat screen TV at Meijer on Nov. 24 and placed it in his car, then left it inside while parked at The Englewood Inn. When he returned to his car on Nov. 25 the TV had been stolen.
Report 16-065582: Police responded to the 400 block of Heather Street on the report of a subject not breathing. Police and medics arrived and found male a subject lying on the floor with a belt tied around his arm. The subject was administered Narcan to counteract the effects of heroin. He regained consciousness and was transported to Good Samaritan North Emergency Room for treatment. An officer followed and charged Devin C. Martin, 29, of Dayton 45415, with disorderly conduct while intoxicated for creating a serious risk of physical harm to himself. He was issued a court summons.
Report 16-3233-11: Police responded to the Sunoco station at National Road and State Route 49 on the report of subject passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle. Back up assistance was requested from Brookville and upon arrival Brookville Officer Mark Miller was knocking on the window of the vehicle trying to get the driver’s attention. The driver opened his car door and said to the Brookville officer, “I remember you.” Miller pointed to Clay Twp. Officer Justin Brown and replied, “Yes, you need to talk to this officer.” After the male stepped out of his vehicle an odor of alcohol was detected about him. When asked for his driver’s license the male handed over a credit card. After obtaining his license a vehicle search revealed a 32 ounce Speedway cup containing beer. After failing a series of field sobriety tests Douglas J. Criffield, 51, of Brookville, was charged with having an open container and physical control of motor vehicle while under the influence. He was issued a court summons and released to a sober driver.
Saturday, Nov. 26
City of Englewood
Report 16-065695: Kimberly K. Savage, 24, of Dayton 45417, was charged with theft at Walmart. She was issued a court summons and released.
Report 16-065848: Shannon R. Harris, 32, of Englewood, was charged with domestic violence, taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.
Report 16-3238-11: Police stopped a vehicle for having a broken windshield and no rear view mirror. The vehicle did not pull over immediately and traveled more than a mile before pulling into the Speedway Station on Arlington Road in Brookville. After making contact with the occupants of the vehicle an odor of alcohol was detected and neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt. The officer discovered the driver was a wanted subject. Amber D. Swink, 25, of Brookville, was arrested on a warrant issued by Brookville Police for failure to appear for arraignment. Swink was released to a Brookville officer and transported to the Montgomery County Jail. A male passenger in the vehicle was served with a protection order issued through Lee County, Kentucky. He was transported to a friend’s home on Wolfcreek Pike and released.
Sunday, Nov. 27
City of Clayton
Report 16-2751: An officer parked in the 8000 block of N. Main Street observed a vehicle traveling south at a high rate of speed come to an abrupt stop in front of VFW Post 7741. The vehicle sat in the roadway a few seconds before pulling into the parking lot and became stationary in the lot but not in an actual parking space. The vehicle sat stationary for 15 minutes and appeared to still be in drive as the brake lights remained activated. A second officer arrived and officers shined spotlights on the vehicle but did not observe any movement by the driver. The officers approached cautiously and observed a male subject behind the wheel with his head slump down and his eyes closed. An officer knocked on the driver’s window several times before the driver awoke. The officer opened the driver’s door and requested that the vehicle be placed in park and that keys removed from the ignition. The driver was asked to step out of his vehicle and could not stand up without assistance. After failing a series of field sobriety tests Steven W. Holderman, Jr., 32, of Clayton, was charged with operating a vehicle intoxicated. After being placed in handcuffs Holderman stated several times that the officer did not have the right to place him in custody and that he had done nothing wrong. Holderman was transported to the Montgomery County Jail. He has one prior operating a vehicle intoxicated conviction that took place in 2009.