Police reports

Information provided by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:

Sept. 27

FRAUD: A Bradford resident reported that he was the victim of a phone scam. He advised that he received a phone call from an individual who said he was with USA Money Today. The person said he could get a loan for him for the amount of $5,000 on the day he called. The reporting party was in Wal-mart to go to Wal-mart and purchase an iTunes card for the amount of $150. The reporting party then purchased the card and provided the account information to the person at the phone number of (630) 518-4661 from which he was called. He said the person then requested more money and he became suspicious. This is when he contacted iTunes and they said the funds had already been taken from the account. He was advised by them to report the incident to local law enforcement. The reporting party advised the number for the fraudulent company has since been disconnected.

Sept. 28

THEFT: Deputies responded to the 3400 block of East State Route 36 on a theft from a business involving multiple firearms and accessories.

CLOWN ISSUES: A deputy was dispatched to the listed area in Bradford, in reference to two clowns were spotted walking around the village. The clowns were spotted on East Church Street near Miami Avenue on the bike path near the park, and also at Taylor Street and Miami Avenue. Three officers patrolled the area but did not locate the two clowns. Several citizens voiced their concerns about the two clowns that were spotted. They were advised to call 911 if they see the clowns again or have any information on who the two clowns could possibly be.

Sept. 29

THEFT: A deputy responded to the 8500 block of Troy-Sidney Road, Piqua, in reference to the theft of equipment from the organization. The incident was believed to have occurred within the last week.

SCHOOL INCIDENT: A deputy responded to the 4300 block of State Route 40 in Bethel in reference to an assault of a juvenile which occurred a day prior at Bethel High School by another juvenile. After an investigation, a juvenile was charged with assault.

TRAFFIC COUNTER: A deputy was dispatched in reference to a theft call. The deputy spoke with the reporting party over the phone. The reporting party stated he works for the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission. On Sept. 27, the reporting party placed a small silver traffic counter device on the south bound middle lane of County Road 25-A at Boone Drive. The traffic counter was taped down in the middle of the lane. He stated he checked on the device on Sept. 29 and the device was gone. The reporting party wanted the incident documented for insurance purposes.

BURGLARY: A deputy was dispatched to the 7200 block of South Route Route 202, Tipp City, for a burglary complaint. Forced entry was made into residence and items were stolen.

Sept. 30

STUDENT ISSUE: While working Milton-Union schools, the SRO was advised that a student left without permission. The deputy located the student at his house. After speaking with his mother over the phone, she stated he could stay home.

BIKE FOUND: A red Rand mountain bike was found in the ditch near 240 Kerr Road. Deputy Manns transported the bike to the sheriff’s office pole barn for storage.

FRAUD: A resident in the 500 Countryside Drive South, Troy, reported that someone had fraudulently used his credit card information in New Jersey.

MAIL ISSUE: Between Aug. 11 and Sept. 8, three paychecks were stolen from the reporting party’s mailbox in the 3000 block of State Route 48 in Newton Township. Another resident reported her package was stolen from their front porch in the same address there.

She was notified the package was located in someone else’s yard and they returned it to the post office in Pleasant Hill. The postmaster in Pleasant Hill called in and advised the package was dropped off there. She stated she was contacted about picking up the package but still needed to report the three missing paychecks.

The deputy advised the parties they had a suspect in custody for other mail theft and it may be related. The deputy advised her to have the reporting party call the payroll division of his company and find out if the checks were cashed and at what bank if so. She was further advised to have the checks canceled and re-issued if they have not been cashed.

Oct. 1

MAILBOX DAMAGED: A deputy responded to the 5000 block of W. Monroe-Concord Road, West Milton, on a report of a hit-skip skip accident involving a mailbox. A black Ford grill was seized and placed into evidence.

OVI: A deputy was traveling east on Broadway in the area of Wall Street in Covington when the listed vehicle swerved drastically to the side of the road as it was coming west-bound towards the officer. The deputy turned the cruiser to follow the vehicle and observed more marked lanes violations on High Street as it was traveling north out of town. The deputy initiated a stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Robert Rhoades. At the conclusion of the stop, Rhoades was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence and marked lanes. He was incarcerated at the Miami County Jail on those charges.

Oct. 2

DRIVER CITED: A deputy stopped a Honda Civic for a speeding violation on State Route 571 near State Route 201. The deputy walked K9 Bear around the car for a drug sniff. A search of the car was conducted and marijuana was found. The driver, Tyler Montoya, was cited for speed and drug possession.

Oct. 3

VEHICLE STOLEN: A resident in the 11000 block of Frederick Garland Road, Union Township, report a

FRAUD: A Pleasant Hill resident advised she received a letter in the mail from the Veteran’s Office. The letter stated that her request for a government-furnished marker for her late husband was denied. The letter had all of her late husband’s information on it including his Social Security number and date of birth and had been signed by her. The reporting party’s husband passed away in July of this year and he was a veteran. She advised she never filed out this form. She requested a report of the incident.

FRAUD: A deputy responded to Bradford in reference to a fraudulent credit card. He stated they received a Wal-mart credit card in the mail yesterday with his wife’s name on it. Today they received a bill in the mail from the Walmart credit card stating they owed $2407.41. The reporting party stated neither of them had opened a credit card up with Walmart. All transactions took place in Mayfield Heights, which is in the area of Cleveland. The reporting party stated the account was canceled and Walmart advised they would not be responsible for the charges.

Oct. 4

CRIMINAL DAMAGING: A deputy responded to the 3000 block of Dogwood Drive, Tipp City, after the reporting party called the Miami County Dispatch Center to report a criminal damaging complaint.

THEFT: A deputy responded to the 1800 block of Ginghamsburg-Frederick Road, Tipp City, in reference to a theft and breaking and entering complaint. The complainant advised a vehicle parked on the property had been stripped. Two outbuildings had also been entered, items moved and stolen, over the course of multiple days.

IDENTITY THEFT: A Monroe Township resident reported he received a letter on Sept. 13 advising him that someone used his identity to open a credit card with Citi Bank. He investigated further and found the suspect also opened an account with Apple and purchased iPhone merchandise using his identity.He said he never had an account or credit card with Citi Bank and never had an account with Apple or owned an iPhone.

The reporting party was provided with a report number to accompany his fraud affidavit for the investigation with these accounts. He was instructed to check his credit report for additional fraudulent accounts.

GUN FOUND: A Pleasant Hill resident reported that a pistol was found on his property by the people that were removing bushes from his back yard. The gun was recovered by the workers from underneath the bushes they were removing. He advised he has lived at the residence since sometime in 2001 and had no idea of how it may have got there. The reporting party turned the gun over to the deputy and advised he did not want it. The gun was found to be unloaded and without a magazine in it. The gun appeared to have been laying on the ground for a long while due to it having dirt and insects in the barrel. The deputy ran the gun through LEADS and Spillman without it coming back with any information. The gun was entered into an evidence locker at the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

ASSIST CITIZEN: A Staunton Township resident was contacted by and unknown physicians office in Huber Heights to confirm an appointment he did not make. The physicians’ office told the reporting party someone had made the appointment using his name, date of birth, address, and other personal information.

The reporting party wanted an officer to escort him to the physicians’ appointment in the morning in an attempt to locate the person using his information.The reporting party was advised Huber Heights would need to get involved and the deputy explained why. He said he understood and would re-contact them.