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.
Wednesday, Aug. 5
Report 15-1876-08: Police responded to the area of Wengerlawn and Arlington roads on the report of a structure fire. Upon arrival a two story residence at 9241 Wengerlawn was on fire. The fire was determined to be an arson fire intentionally set by the property owner’s daughter. Attempts were made to enter the home but the smoke and fire was too heavy. The house was a total loss as a result of the fire. A person later turned themselves in to Yellow Springs Police concerning the fire. She was transported back to Clay Township and questioned about the fire. The 22-year-old female was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for a mental evaluation by Brookville Medics.
Friday, Aug. 14
Report 15-1960-08: Police were dispatched to the area of Arlington and Baltimore-Phillipsburg roads for a suspicious male walking in the street. Upon arrival police discovered the male was a wanted subject. Johnnie Lee Ditmer, 25, of Brookville, was arrested on a warrant out of Brookville. He was taken into custody and released to a Brookville officer.
Saturday, Aug. 15
Report 15-1962-08: An officer responded to the Clay Township Police Department parking lot to assist Brookville Medics with an unresponsive female in the parking lot. Medics were unable to revive the female, who was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:05 p.m. A jar containing 14 clear capsules of suspected heroin were collected from a car the female was brought to the police department in by a male subject.
Report 15-1968-08: Police responded to Melody 49 Drive-In on the report of found property. The chief of security handed over a white bag containing makeup and three hypodermic needles and a silver spoon with residue on it.
Sunday, Aug. 16
City of Clayton
Report 15-1549: A pair of girls’ bicycles were reported stolen in the 4000 block of Old Salem Road. Two juveniles removed the bikes, which had been against the left side of the victim’s house. One suspect was last seen riding one of the bikes towards Kinsey Road.
Report 15-1977-08: Breaking and entering to a barn was reported in the 9400 block of National Road. Unknown subjects entered the barn between 2:30 and 8 a.m. and removed drills, drill bits, bags, a chainsaw, a Sawzall, circular saw, a radio, a nut driver and miscellaneous hand tools. The homeowner said whoever stole the items climbed over a fence on the east side of the property and damaged it. The fence had not been damaged the day before.
Report 15-1976-08: Police were dispatched to the 7100 block of Dodson Road on the report of an auto theft in progress. A 2007 Silver Chevy C1500 pickup with a camper shell was unhitched from a trailer containing two zero turn riding mowers, a push mower and a commercial walk behind mower and stolen by unknown subjects. The subjects entered several out buildings on the victim’s property and stole several thousands of dollars worth of tools and equipment as well. The victim state he just had a new front put on his pole barn on Friday by a company out of Michigan.
Monday, Aug. 17
City of Englewood
Report 15-044441: Police responded to Wolf Avenue on a disorderly female subject damaging a vehicle. Three officers arrived and a male resident stated that the female had come home from her bartending job at a strip club drunk, acting crazy and attacked him. He stated she hit him on his left ear and bit his shoulder. He forced the female outside where she began damaging his black BMW, striking it several times with a concrete block. She then entered the vehicle and removed the title of a second vehicle he owns. An officer observed several deep gouges on top of the trunk and along the driver’s side rear quarter panel as well as several nicks on the driver’s side window. The officer observed decorative concrete block lying in the grass next to the vehicle. The officer asked the male if that was the object the female had used to cause the damage and he stated it was. When questioned about what had happened, the female stated the male is very violent and got rough with her in the bedroom. When asked if the male had hit her she stated that he had. She also stated the male had damaged his own car to make it look like she did it. She stated her had forced her out of the residence, locked her out and stole her keys. The officer asked if she had the title to the male’s truck and she said that she did. She retrieved it from her vehicle but wanted the key to the residence and her car before she handed the title over. Both the male and female claimed to be the primary resident of the home. The male had the key to the house but didn’t know where the female’s car key was. Both began arguing and the male stated he wanted to press charges. The female was placed in handcuffs and stated she wanted to press charges as well, so the male was placed in handcuffs. Mariah J. Crawford, 22, of Englewood, was charged with criminal damaging and assault while Gregory T. Colvin, 26, of Englewood, was charged with assault. Both were transported to the county jail.
Report 15-1985-08: Identity fraud was reported in the 10200 block of Brookville-Phillipsburg Road. The victim reported that unknown subjects gained access to her T.J. Maxx and Verizon Wireless accounts and incurred charges that were not approved.
Report 15-1981-08: Unknown subjects vandalized a vehicle in the 10500 block of Preble County Line Road.
Report 15-1983-08: A township worker found a wallet on the ramp from Arlington Road to eastbound Interstate 70. The wallet contained two bank cards, an Ohio driver’s license and an insurance card. The owner was contacted and came to the police department to claim his wallet.
Tuesday, Aug. 18
City of Clayton
Report 15-1559: Police responded to a burglary alarm in the 7800 block of Crestway Drive. After arriving at the scene a neighbor approached the officer and stated that she had observed a white male and white female walking around the house where the alarm was going off. The left on foot and walked towards Salem Street. While speaking to the witness dispatch advised that the complaint had just been received from a resident in the 500 block of Salem Street who stated she had just come home and found a white male and white female leaving the back of her home and that her garage door had been forced open. Police responded and the resident advised she observed the two suspects walk out from behind her house and into the woods. The pair then exited the woods, got into a gray car and headed west on Salem Street. The officer radioed the description of the car to other officers. Sgt. Hamlin later located and detained the suspects, which were bright back to the crime scene to be identified by the victim. The homeowner and a neighbor positively identified both suspects. The homeowner also provided surveillance footage of both suspects coming up the driveway to her home. Isaac J. McGlothin, 29, of Miamisburg, and Krystal A. Watt, 28, of Miamisburg, were each charged with burglary and transported to the county jail.
City of Englewood
Report 15-044782: Police were dispatched to the Comfort Inn to assist a medic. Dispatch advised a male was passed out but breathing with alcohol in his room. Upon arrival a male subject was found unconscious on the floor, turning blue and was barely breathing. Medics arrived and administered Narcan, a drug used to treat heroin overdose victims. The drug quickly revived the male. The male denied using heroin but another officer found two syringes next to the bed, one capped and one uncapped. Dalton G. Rudy, 24, of Grafton, was charged with possessing drug abuse instruments, issued a court summons and transported to Good Samaritan Hospital.
Report 15-044785: Daumynique R. Gregory, 26, of Dayton 45402, was charged with theft at Meijer. She was transported to the county jail.
Report 15-1995-08: Police stopped a vehicle for having an obstructed license plate and an unsecured load. A stolen motorcycle was discovered and the driver was arrested. Stephen S. Worley, 31, of Arcanum, was charged with receiving stolen property and having weapons under disability. He was transported to the county jail.
Wednesday, Aug. 19
City of Clayton
Report 15-1566: A mailbox was smashed with blunt object in the 5100 block of Sweet Potato Ridge Road. Other mailboxes in the area were also damaged.
City of Englewood
Report 15-044803: Police pulled a vehicle over for failing to signal a lane change. The driver provided a Florida operator’s license and the officer also observed an Iowa identification in his possession. Dispatch advised the vehicle’s registration had expired in June. The Florida operator’s license was also not valid and the driver had three prior convictions through Ohio for no operator’s license. Morris B. Harrison, Jr., 38, of St. Grimes, Iowa, was charged with driving without an operator’s license and transported to the county jail.
Report 15-2010-08: Police ran the registration of a vehicle that had an equipment violation and discovered the owner was a wanted subject. Jaykera Nashay Campbell, 23, of Trotwood, was arrested on a warrant out of Huber Heights for failure to appear on an original charge of driving under suspension. Campbell was transported to Englewood and released to a Huber Heights officer.
Thursday, Aug. 20
City of Englewood
Report 15-045012: Police stopped a vehicle on Main Street near wolf Avenue for a speed violation and found the driver to be intoxicated. Derek L. Padgett, 26, of Englewood, was charged with driving while under the influence and speeding. He registered at .162 percent on a breath intoxilyzer test. He was issued a court summons and released to his wife.
Report 15-2013-08: Police responded to the 11100 block of Baltimore-Phillipsburg Road on a suspicious white SUV driving up and down the road. Upon arrival an officer located a female in the SUV with a second female up the road shining a flashlight into the cornfield. When asked what was going on the female in the SUV stated they were looking for their friend’s purse, which had been thrown out of a car window. The woman said her friend and boyfriend were arguing and he threw the purse out of a moving vehicle. After a short period the female said they were giving up and asked if she could leave. She was released, drove up the road to pick up the other female and headed west towards Verona. The officer contacted Lewisburg Police and they advised the female in the SUV had just completed a program for drug abuse and was heavy into Methamphetamine use. The Lewisburg officer stated the females might have been searching for anhydrous ammonia. The Clay Township officer stayed in the area for about an hour to see if the women returned, but they did not.
Friday, Aug. 21
City of Englewood
Report 15-045386: Police responded to Shadowood Apartments on the report of smoke coming from the roof. Upon arrival it was discovered the smoke was coming from a grill on a second floor apartment patio. When police knocked on the door of the apartment the female resident immediately became highly defensive when officers explained why they were there. She became irate and used profanities while questioning police why they were there. She stated the police need to tell everyone with a grill on the second floor to stop grilling. She then knocked on an adjacent neighbor’s door to tell them to never grill again. Police ordered her to stop knocking on doors and being disorderly. A fire lieutenant arrived and stated he was obligated by state law to inspect the grill to ensure it was no longer burning since the incident had been called in as a structure fire. The female resident became even more irate and claimed police and fire personnel needed a search warrant to enter her apartment. An officer explained that fire crews only needed to inspect the grill but the female shut her apartment door and continued to yell inside the apartment. An officer told her through her closed door that she needed to let fire personnel in or she would be charged. She opened the door and continued arguing and refusing to let fire personnel in. She then shut and locked her door. Another subject emerged from the apartment and spoke with police on behalf of the female, stating she was messed up and would not listen to anyone. Christina R. Britton, 34, of Englewood, was charged with misconduct at an emergency and transported to the county jail.
Sunday, Aug. 23
Report 15-2051-08: Timothy M. Vancil, 47, of Fairborn, was arrested on a warrant issued by Vandalia Municipal Court. Vancil was taken into custody and released to Vandalia Police.