Tipp City police reports

Aug. 11

ASSIST: A resident of Sequoia Apartments called police to report that a neighbor has been outside on his back porch naked and that they are worried children will see him out the window. Police advised the neighbor not to go outside naked or he would be charged.

Aug. 14

OVI: Officers were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on N. Garber Road near the Nu-Tec car wash. A vehicle crashed into a tree behind the business. The driver, Richard Zimmerman, told police that he was going to wash his car and his foot slipped off the brake and hit the gas before he hit the tree. While talking to the drive, an officer noted a strong smell of alcohol and that his speech was slow and confused, which EMS personnel also noted. An open beer can was found in the vehicle, as well as an open bottle of tequila, two more unopened beers, and a coffee tumbler with the remains of an alcoholic beverage. Zimmerman was transported to UVMC for treatment and issued citations for OVI and open container.

Aug. 16

THEFT: Officers were dispatched to the BP on West Main Street in reference to a stolen vehicle. The owner told police she went into the store and left her keys in the car. When she returned, it was gone. The vehicle was located on northbound Interstate 75 near the State Route 725 exit in a ditch with a flat tire. The owner later reported that several items were missing from the car, including fishing poles and BB guns, and that she had found items that were not hers, including paperwork, Swisher Sweets and marijuana, and phone chargers. She advised that the car was not operational due to damage.

Aug. 19

OVI: An officer stopped a red SUV with a broken taillight traveling northbound on County Road 25-A and observed the smell of alcohol while talking to the driver. The driver, Perfecto Garcia, presented a Mexican drivers license. The officer conducted a field sobriety test. Garcia was charged with OVI, driving without a license and operating a vehicle with one headlight.

THEFT: A resident came to the police department to report that her front license plate had been stolen from her vehicle. The plate was entered into LEADS as a stolen plate.

Aug. 20

CRIMINAL DAMAGING: An officer was called to the Frisch’s Big Boy on Weller Drive in response to a vehicle break in. The owner reported that the front passenger window of his truck was broken and items in the vehicle were disturbed, but nothing was taken. Another vehicle parked in front of the truck was broken into about the same time and items were stolen. A separate case was made.

THEFT: The front passenger side window of another vehicle in the parking lot of the the Frisch’s Big Boy on Weller Drive was broken and several items were stolen. The owner told police that a cash box containing approximately $1,400 was taken, as well as their granddaughter’s bag, which contained a coloring book and crayons. The cash box also contained a Square, which is used to process payments via smartphone. This break in is believed to have been down be the same suspect or suspects that broke into a truck parked behind it.

DRUG OFFENSE: An officer on routine patrol ran a registration check on a vehicle on northbound Interstate 75, determined that the registered owner’s license was suspended and initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Stephen Ali, was the owner and the officer explained that the stop was initiated because of his suspended license. The officer noted that Ali seemed “extremely nervous” and asked if Ali had anything illegal in the car. Ali told the officer that he had two pill bottles with a pipe and a small amount of marijuana, which was located. Ali was issued a citation for driving under suspension and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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