Sheriff Reports

Bethel & Pike Twp

Sunday 1/14

10:00 a.m. To S. Dayton-Lakeview Rd. for a report of a theft. A store employee reported that a suspect with whom he is familiar, stole a carton of cigarettes. He showed the deputy surveillance video that showed the suspect reach over the unattended counter and gab a carton of cigarettes. While they were talking, another employee said she saw the suspect outside. The deputy looked outside and saw a person matching the suspect’s description. He motioned for the suspect to come to him and advised him that he matched the description of a theft suspect. While patting him down, the deputy noticed a syringe that was in plain view. He reached into the pocket and found two unopened packs of cigarettes the same brand as those stolen. In other pockets, he found several other packs of the same brand of cigarettes. The deputy learned that the suspect had prior convictions for theft and possession of drug abuse instruments. He was ordered into court but did not appear. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

Monday 1/15

8:45 p.m. To Dogwood Rd. for a report of a burglary. Deputies saw that a back door had been kicked in and was open. They checked the residence to see if anyone was in there. Dispatch contacted the homeowner, who soon arrived on the scene. The owner said he didn’t know who would have done this to him. The house was checked, and he said the only thing missing was a safe that contained his rent money and some jewelry. While checking the residence, deputies saw drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain view. The RP was contacted and said that the suspects were wearing all black clothing and were in a white Jeep and white Malibu.

Tuesday 1/16

6:25 p.m. To Galewood Dr. for a report of a possible domestic disturbance. A woman reported that her live-in boyfriend was upset and yelling at her all day. She said that he became angry and locked her out of the bedroom. She said she tried to go in to get items so she could shower, and he started screaming at her and left the residence. She denied any type of physical altercation and said that he was in the process of moving out. The RP stated that she thought there was a physical altercation because the woman had a knot on her forehead. The deputy did not see any signs of injury. She said that the couple lives with her and that the woman is afraid of her boyfriend and is lying. There was no evidence to support any physical altercation. 9:42 p.m. To Galewood Dr. for a report of a domestic disturbance. A woman reported that her fiancé was angry with her because she forgot to tell him that the kids didn’t have school today. She said he punched a hole in the wall and threw a can of pop, spilling it all over the floor. She said that they have been arguing all day, but that there were no threats or physical altercations. The fiancé was very uncooperative and kept saying that they were arguing about nothing specific. He admitted throwing the pop and said the hole in the wall was from a long time ago. Both agreed to stay separated for the night to prevent further problems.

Wednesday 1/17

9:25 a.m. To Galewood Dr. for a report of a domestic disturbance. A woman reported that her boyfriend pushed her and spit in her face. She did not have any injuries and nothing in the house was out of order. She said that she wants him out of the house. The deputy asked if her kids saw any altercation, and she said that they didn’t. The boyfriend said that they were verbally arguing, but no one touched each other. He said he did spit, but to the side of her. He denied pushing her. The boyfriend agreed to leave to let things calm down. Both parties were advised that the boyfriend can return at any time. The woman was given information on obtaining a protection order.

Thursday 1/18

2:13 p.m. To Snider Rd. for a report of a theft. A man reported that he received a bill from a business in Wisconsin for $488. He said he called the business to question the bill, and they requested a police report. He said that someone had opened a credit card with his information and used it at that business.

4:52 p.m. To Katherine Blvd. for a report of a domestic disturbance. A man reported that he and his wife were arguing and that she refused to leave without the kids. He said that things have been rocky for some time and he told her that he wanted a divorce, which caused the argument. The wife had left with the children before the deputy arrived. He said that the argument was verbal and never became physical.

9:25 p.m. To Stratmore St. A man reported that he received a lot of emails congratulating him on joining their online subscriptions. He said that he had not joined anything. Shortly afterward, he checked his bank account and noticed several charges to his debit card. There was a charge of $149 and charges totaling $340 that were declined. He said that the bank was able to suspend the $149 charge. He said that the card has been destroyed and the bank has issued a new one.

Friday 1/19

11:11 p.m. To S. Dayton-Lakeview Rd. for a report of a fight. A man, who was in need of medical attention, said that his niece got her hand stuck and two males were making fun of her. HE said his brother exchanged words with the males, and an altercation broke out. The girl’s brother said that he was jumped by two unknown guys and while his uncle was trying to break things up, he was punched several times. The girl’s father said that he overheard the males talking about his daughter and told them to stop. He said the two males then started throwing punches. An employee said that there was surveillance video, but he did not know how to make copies. Deputies watched the video which showed the brother confronting the two males in an aggressive manner. It was unclear who threw the punches.

Saturday 1/20

12:25 a.m. To Bayberry Dr. for a report of a domestic disturbance. Deputies went to the door and heard a woman yell, “You answer the door. You called them.” The woman said that her boyfriend got mad when their chat room did not have as many members as he would like to have. The boyfriend said she got mad when he would not kick a member out of the chat room. The woman left for the night to allow things to cool off.

8:12 p.m. To Rea Dr. for a report of a burglary. A man reported that he has video footage of his late father’s landlord and her boyfriend pulling into the driveway and entering his home. HE said they left and returned later that evening. He said he caught them the second time and the boyfriend was putting a padlock on the door. The boyfriend said that he was securing the home since the resident had passed away. He said he advised the boyfriend that his father had not yet passed. He said he checked the house and found a safe containing approximately $11,000, insurance papers and firearms was missing.

Monday 1/21

12:24 p.m. To Rea Dr. The park manager said he saw a U-Haul truck in the driveway of a recently deceased resident and didn’t know if it was supposed to be there. The resident’s son was in the truck and he said he came to get his belongings and important medical information and insurance paperwork. He said that the landlord had padlocked the door and he had made arrangements with her to meet, but she did not show up. He said he cut the padlock off. He said that he had contacted the landlord and told her what he had done, that he had put a new lock on the door and told her where she would find the key. He said that when he arrived today, the lock was missing. The landlord soon arrived and immediately noticed that two dirt bikes from the garage were missing. She believes the son took the bikes because he was the only one with a key. She said she wanted him to remove personal items and then be trespassed from the property. The son got all of his father’s property and was advised not to return.

Bethel Twp (Miami)

Saturday 1/27

10:42 p.m. Disturbance reported in the 7000 block of Palmer Road. RP called to report a male had crashed into her yard and was refusing to leave the property. Prior to the deputy’s arrival the male fled the scene on foot. The area was searched by deputy but was unable to locate the male. This case is pending further investigation.

Sunday 1/28

12:22 p.m. Theft not in progress in the 6700 block of Singer Road. Female reported when she got home from jail she noticed someone had stolen her TV and California King bed from her bedroom.

Tuesday 1/30

10:35 a.m. Disturbance reported at Bethel High School, 7490 S. State Route 201. A janitor was told to leave the premises but was refusing to do so. At the conclusion of the investigation Richard Spertzel was charged with criminal trespassing and escorted from the property.

11:52 a.m. Fraud reported in the 5600 block of S. Dayton Brandt Road. This case is pending further investigation.

6:07 p.m. Accident with no injury reported in the 6700 block of S. State Route 201.

Thursday 2/1

9:54 a.m. Suspicious complaint in the 9600 block of S. State Route 202. Two males had made entry into the residence and fled after being confronted by the household pets. This case is pending further investigation.

4:55 p.m. Burglary not in progress reported in the 100 block of Solar Drive. Victim reported several items were taken from his shed and backyard. Stolen was a generator that was sitting on the west side of the home, small tool box and miscellaneous tools from inside the shed.

Friday 2/2

1:30 p.m. Disturbance reported at the Sunshine MHP in the 100 block of Solar Drive. The suspect caused injury to two family members and removed one from the residence by force and against that person’s will. The suspect and one of the victims were located in Clark County. The suspect fled on foot and a warrant will be issued for two counts domestic violence and one count of abduction.

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