Miami County Sheriff’s Office reports

Information provided by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:

Sept. 3

FRAUD: A Covington resident reported that someone had deposited two fraudulent checks into his bank account without his knowledge. He received a letter from his bank notifying him they froze his account because of the fraudulent checks.

POSSESSION: A deputy initiated a traffic stop on the listed vehicle for plates belonging to another vehicle in the 5000 block of County Road 25-A, Piqua. Upon further investigation the registered owner Mason Perkins was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

K-9 DETECTS POT: A deputy observed a green Chevy pickup truck traveling south on State Route 48 near Markley

Road in West Milton without a rear license plate. The deputy made a traffic stop for the violation and found the passenger Michael Farrell to have an active warrant. K9 Bear was used in the investigation and Mr. Farrell was also cited for possession of marijuana. The driver, Cody Bruner, was cited for not having a visible registration on the rear of the truck.

Sept. 4

THEFT: A deputy was dispatched in reference to a theft incident that occurred at 9090 N. Spiker Rd. Piqua.

Sept. 5

OVI: A deputy stopped the listed vehicle for a moving violation in the 1200 block of W. Main Street, Troy. The deputy made contact with the driver who was identified as the defendant Harvey W Steiner. After further investigation Mr. Steiner was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was taken into custody for OVI.

OVI: A deputy stopped the listed vehicle for an equipment violation in the 1400 block of S. Market Street, Troy. The deputy made contact with the driver who was identified as the defendant Marcie A Gregory. After further investigation Ms. Gregory was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was taken into custody for OVI.

Sept. 6

ERRATIC DRIVING LEADS TO OVI ARREST: A citizen reported the listed vehicle was northbound County Road 25A, near Tipp City, unable to maintain their lane of traveling going left of center almost causing several head on accidents. By the time a deputy had made it to the area, the vehicle had turned onto Evanston Road and then southbound on Peters Road. The deputy caught up to the vehicle as it entered Montgomery County and observed the vehicle driving in the opposite lane of travel with several cars approaching it.

The deputy made contact with the driver, Daniel Bowman, and advised him of why they had stopped him. Bowman’s speech was severely slurred, his eyes were extremely blood, and there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. The deputy also observed an open bottle of Bud Light beer on the passenger seat. Bowman was also slouched over in his seat. The deputy asked for his driver’s license and insurance card. He handed me his license and a credit card for his insurance.

After contacting the local jurisdiction and dispatch, the deputy re-approached the vehicle and Bowman was slouched over, passed out and the deputy had to wake him up. The deputy explained what had taken so long and asked him to step out of the truck. Bowman stumbled getting out of the truck and staggered back to the bumper of his truck.The deputy asked Bowman if he would perform some field sobriety tests. Bowman said, “I think I helped you out enough by the way I got out of the truck and walked back here.” Bowman refused.

At the sheriff’s office, Daniel E. Bowman was charged with OVI-refusal, consuming in a motor vehicle, left of center, and no seat belt. He was released to his grandfather Forest Bowman, who responded to the Sheriff’s Office from Springfield.

TRESPASSING: A deputy was dispatched to VFW Post #6557 on Fenner Road, in Newton Township, in reference to a trespassing complaint. Jerry Whitten was trespassed from the property on two different occasions by security. Security found him on the property for the third time and called the Sheriffs Office. Jerry was issued a citation for trespassing.

Sept. 7

COMPLAINT: A deputy responded to the 3100 block of Honeysuckle Drive, Tipp City, for a burglary complaint.

CELL PHONE FRAUD: A deputy was asked to call a Covington resident in reference to a fraud.

The deputy made contact with the resident by phone. The resident stated someone had opened up two lines on her Verizon account. The resident stated she had already talked to Verizon about this, who told her someone opened it up in Wilmington, Delaware.

Sept. 8

OVI: A deputy made a traffic stop of the listed vehicle for a moving violation at Virginia Street and Park Avenue, Piqua. After an investigation, the driver Lori Swob was arrested for failure to signal turn, OVI, DUS OVI, seat belt, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest. She was incarcerated at the Miami County Jail.