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.

Friday, Jan. 8

Clay Township

Report 16-58-01: Unknown subjects removed the license plate from a trailer parked at a residence in the 8600 block of Pleasant Plain Rd. The zip ties that held the plate in place had been cut and were discovered on the ground near the trailer.

Saturday, Jan. 9

Clay Township

Report 16-71-01: During a traffic stop on National Road an officer detected the strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and observed the driver to have glassy eyes with dilated pupils. While checking the driver for possible weapons the officer discovered a bag of marijuana inside his pants and seized it as evidence. After a series of field sobriety tests Dustin D. Crowe, 27, of Gratis, was charged with driving while under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, marked lanes of travel, seatbelt required, and possession of marijuana. His license was suspended. Crowe was issued a court summons and released to a sober driver.

Monday, Jan. 11

City of Englewood

Report 16-002158: The theft of a batting tee was reported at Englewood Fun Center.

Tuesday, Jan. 12

City of Englewood

Report 16-002240: Police responded to the Carriage House Apartments on the report of an infant ingesting a prescription drug (muscle relaxant). The child was removed and transported to the hospital for treatment. Officers discovered one of the pills in a bag between couch cushions as well as marijuana and smoking pipes inside a drawer that could easily be reached by the infant. Possible child endangering charges are pending.

Wednesday, Jan. 13

City of Clayton

Report 16-89: Police were dispatched to La Fiesta restaurant on the report of a disorderly subject. The caller advised that a white male subject inside the restaurant was highly intoxicated and screaming and was attempting to leave without paying his bill. Upon arrival the subject was located in the parking lot walking away from the building. After obtaining his information officers discovered he was a wanted subject. Jeffrey B. Gudorf, 43, of Clayton 45415, was arrested on a warrant issued by Huber Heights for menacing. He was taken into custody and transported to the county jail.

City of Englewood

Report 16-002409: An officer attempted to stop a vehicle on Union Road but the driver failed to comply. The vehicle drove through the yard a Fire Station 99 and was headed north on Union Road. Other officers positioned themselves at Union and National roads to intercept the fleeing vehicle. As the vehicle approached National Road an officer observed that the vehicle had been in an accident an no longer had headlights or a front bumper and was producing sparks from something dragging on the ground. The vehicle was traveling well above the posted speed limit. The driver sped through the intersection at National Road and made a wide right turn onto Herr Street and into a grassy area on the north side of the street. The vehicle accelerated rapidly as it headed east on Herr. The vehicle did not slow down as it approached Beckenham and it appeared that it was going to crash into a home at Herr and Beckenham. The vehicle went into the yard and struck a large ornamental rock in the yard causing the back end of the vehicle to go into the air as the vehicle twisted to the right. The vehicle struck the northwest corner of the house with the vehicle coming to a standstill at the back corner of the house just inches away from the bedroom where the homeowner was sleeping. Dispatch was notified of the crash and as the officer approached the driver’s door the driver began to exit the vehicle and asked the officer to take his hands. The officer drew his Taser and ordered the driver to lie on the ground and put his hands behind his back. The airbags of the vehicle had been deployed. The driver would not comply and was warned if he did not get on the ground he would be Tased. The driver eventually complied and was held at Taser point until another officer arrived. While taking the driver into custody officers detected an odor of alcohol. The driver had incoherent speech and bloodshot, glassy eyes. A Clayton officer arrived and notified Englewood officers that the vehicle had been stolen from the Harem Night Club on North Dixie Drive. The information was relayed and a Deputy Sheriff responded to the crash location. While attempting to get the driver to provide his Social Security number in order to identify him, the driver began yelling, screaming and cursing at the officer and ranted about being Hispanic and urged the officer to just beat him because that’s what police do to Hispanic people. After getting the driver to calm down the officer obtained his name and date of birth. The driver was crying and begging not to be beaten. The deputy sheriff arrived on scene with the registered owner of the vehicle. The deputy was charging the driver with receiving stolen property while Englewood would be adding its own charges. Trotwood Police discovered where the vehicle had been involved in a crash in the area of Shiloh Springs Road and Salem Avenue. Adan Juan Martinez, 19, of Dayton 45410, was charged with failure to comply with the order of a police officer, driving under the influence, no driver’s license, failure to obey a traffic control device and reckless operation. He was transported to the county jail.

Report 16-002511: Dennis K. Snowden, 63, of Kettering, was charged with telecommunications harassment: failure to desist. Charges were forwarded to Vandalia Municipal Court.

Report 16-002577: A 16-year-old male was charged with domestic violence and transported to the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Center.

Friday, Jan. 15

City of Englewood

Report 16-002905: Fraud was reported in the 300 block of Katy Lane. A resident advised someone had opened an account in his name with AT&T at an address in Dayton where he had never resided.


By Ron Nunnari

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