West Milton police reports


July 31

FIELD DAMAGE: The owner of a farm field in the 5000 block of State Route 721, Laura, reported that there were juveniles in his field knocking over corn to make a maze. He said that he did not wish to pursue charges at this time and only wanted a deputy to talk with them. The owner provided the deputy with the names of the two listed juveniles. The deputy was able to talk with them about this report. They were advised to stay out of the fields and to tell their friends the same. They said that they understood and would stay out of the field.

DUS: A deputy was dispatched to the area of State Route 571 and S. Rangeline Road, West Milton, on a injury accident. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the driver identified as, Michael Farrell IV. Michael was the driver of the Chevy S-10. The deputy asked Michael for his driver’s license and Michael handed the officer an identification card. The officer asked Michael if he had a driver’s license and he stated no it was suspended. The deputy ran Michael through LEADS and the return came back that Michael had an administrative license suspension for refusal. Michael was cited for driving under suspension and given his copy of the citation. Michael was released to a valid driver.

Aug. 1

JUVENILES CHUCK CORN AT CRUISER: Deputies were dispatched to the 8700 block of Horseshoe Bend Road, Union Twp. on the report of a suspicious male knocking on the front door of the residence. On the way to the scene, several ears of corn were thrown from a corn field into the road in front of a sheriff’s cruiser. This was just down the road from the incident. The deputies announced their presence and told the subjects to come out and they did. There were eight juveniles in all. They were all identified and the deputies contacted their parents. They admitted to knocking on the door at the reporting party’s residence. The juveniles were warned for curfew and spoken to about their actions. They were turned over to their parents.

Aug. 3

CEMETERY GARAGE DAMAGED: A deputy spoke to the Union Township superintendent, Tony Hughes. Tony advised an unknown individual broke into the garage at the Old Ludlow Cemetery located on Coppock Road. Nothing was taken from the garage but, the door to the garage was damaged. Tony requested a report for insurance.

NO SWIMMING ALLOWED: A deputy responded on a complaint of individuals jumping off the falls to 10 Greenville Avenue in the Village of Ludlow Falls. Upon arrival, a deputy saw multiple individuals standing by the falls under the State Route 48 bridge overpass. The deputy then witnessed a male and a female jump from the bridge overpass into the river.

The deputy walked down to the falls and instructed everyone to leave. The deputy approached the two individuals who jumped and were now walking up the bank from the river. The deputy requested identification and they were identified as Bradley May and Maggie Lewis. The deputy informed them swimming at the falls is prohibited and it is extremely dangerous to jump off the falls or the bridge. Bradley and Maggie admitted to jumping off the bridge and apologized. Maggie and Bradley were each issued a minor misdemeanor citation for swimming at the falls.

Aug. 4

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Police were notified that several subjects were stripping a property on Lawndale Court. The reporting party said that subjects were destroying property, ripping out an air conditioner, and ransacking the house. Reporting party advised that the house may be in foreclosure.