Tuesday, Nov 22
7:28 a.m. – Criminal damages in the 300 block of North Fifth Street. RP discovered a shattered right rear window on a vehicle parked in the driveway. The vehicle was unlocked and nothing appeared missing.
2:52 p.m. – Fraud reported in the 700 block of Cheyenne Place. RP was selling household goods online and a buyer had sent a check for $1250.50 for a $100 item. The buyer asked the RP to cash the check, take what was owed to her and send the remained of the money to a “shipper”. RP was advised this was a fraudulent check and do not cash it. It was suggested the check be voided, send the subject a photo of the voided check and ask not to contact her again.
3:18 p.m. p.m. – Disorderly reported at Circle K, 3519 S. County Road 25A. Officer was dispatched on the report of a PT Cruiser that had left at a high rate of speed with a gas hose hanging out of the fuel tank. Miami County SO units stopped the car that was driven by a female. Tipp City officer responded to the scene to speak with the female. She stated that a male wasn’t paying rent as agreed and decided to leave him at the gas station. She didn’t realize the hose was hanging in the tank. The female was released from the scene since Circle K simply wanted their hose back. The male was transported home by an officer since the female refused to take him. The hose was returned to Circle K.
9:03 p.m. – Fraud reported in the 800 block of Rosecrest Road. Victim had three unauthorized charges on a credit card. Victim had also received notice from the Post Office that a change of address had been requested. Contact was made with the credit card company and they advised the victim that an unknown person had called pretending to be him, attempted to change personal information and requested new credit cards be shipped to this address. The victim was advised to contact the Post Office to make sure the mail did not get forwarded to this new address.
Wednesday, Nov 23
12:32 p.m. – Attempted fraud reported in the 400 block of Burnside Drive. RP reported an unknown person(s) attempted to open a credit card using his information without permission.
Thursday, Nov 24
00:51 a.m. – Attempted traffic stop in the 600 block of Meaghann Court. Officer observed vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed (radar showed traveling at 57 MPH in a 35 MP zone). Officer pulled in behind the vehicle in front of the Meaghann Court residence and the driver took off. Dispatch was advised the vehicle took off and officer was in pursuit. Driver ignored stop signs and the officer stated in his report that he reached the speed of 103 MPH and the driver was pulling away. Now traveling west on Evanston, three Tipp officers were now in pursuit of this vehicle. The driver not stopping at the Evanston and Peters stop sign, traveled in the front yard of a resident on Peters Road and then around the house through the side yard. The first officer followed the vehicle until both reached a fence. The driver lost control and drove into a tree line. A felony stop was executed on the driver with both officers pulling their weapons and began giving the driver instruction. It is believed that once the driver saw the red dots from a laser, he stopped and put his hands up. He was further instructed to walk to the back of his vehicle with his hands up, then turn around and walk back towards the officers. Once he cleared the trees and sticker bushes, he was instructed to drop to his knees and keep his hands up. Officer approached him and James Edward Green was placed into handcuffs. Officers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from him and the vehicle. Green admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the evening but declined to submit to the standardized field sobriety tests. Found in the vehicle was $655, 8 grams of marijuana, pipe, grinder, joint. In the trunk was a fake book that marijuana could be hidden in. Green said the reason he ran was because of the marijuana. He also admitted to heading to the 700 block of Hawk to see a friend. Miami County Sheriffs units reported on the wreck scene, the vehicle was towed to the city impound lot. James Edward Green was charged with OVI, Obeying Traffic Control Devices, Speed, Drug Possession, Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Comply With Order or Signal of Police Officer. He was transported to the Miami County Jail where he was incarcerated. It should also be noted that due to the speed of Green and failure to stop, the Dispatched Center locked a channel for the officers in the pursuit. Four Tipp City Officers and three Miami County Sheriffs were involved.
10:50 p.m. – Disturbance reported in the 1300 block of Chestnut Drive. Male and female had been in a verbal argument. While speaking with them a glass marijuana pipe was found sitting on a table. The male, Cody Harden claimed ownership. Harden was charged with drug paraphernalia and left the residence for the evening.
Friday, Nov 25
8:33 p.m. – Theft reported at Menards, 75 Weller Drive. Officer was met by the store manager and security personnel who advised they had Jennifer Brook Hallam in the security room. They showed the officer a video of the suspect removing clothing items and securing them upon her person to conceal. While viewing the video, Hallam exits the security room and was found outside in the parking lot. She was escorted back into the store where she admitted to stealing the items but had left them in the security room. Video footage shows that Hallam passed all points of sale and was confronted by security staff as she attempted to exit. Inside a purse that Hallam claimed was a family member’s were gloves, hat and leggings. She denied putting them in them in there and stated it had to be the family member that was stealing these items. Found inside the purse was Hallam’s billfold that contained a straw with while powder and was suspected to be cocaine. Also found was a folded up $20 bill also with a white powder stored in the folds. The unknown white will be submitted to the Miami Valley Reginal Crime Lab for testing. Hallam was cited for theft and drug paraphernalia and could receive further charges if the powder proves to be an illegal narcotic. After being trespassed from Menards, she was released to her family.
11:58 p.m. – Disorderly conduct in the 100 block of S. Second Street. Intoxicated female was at a residence causing problems. She was transported to a relative’s house on S. Third Street with a warning for disorderly conduct.
Saturday, Nov 26
2:32 a.m. – Intoxicated female was found walking home from bars in the area of the US Post Office, 520 N. Hyatt Street. She was provided a ride home.
3:01 a.m. – Criminal damages reported in the 1500 block of Harmony Drive. A Vectren metal pipe marker was knocked down with obvious numerous strikes.
10:07 p.m. – Attempted traffic stop on the I75 overpass, W. Main Street. Officer was traveling southbound on 25A when a Toyota truck, operating northbound, had the bright lights illuminated. The truck turned onto eastbound Main Street when a traffic stop was initiated. Overhead emergency lights were activated but the truck continued, officer utilized his siren but the truck continued eastbound. The driver finally stopped in the middle lane of a green light. As officer exited his cruiser and attempted to make contact with the driver when the driver began to drive off. Officer banged on the window, opened the truck door and pulled the driver from the truck before he could drive any further. Andrew Walters was then placed into handcuffs. Officer detected an extreme odor of mint gum or mouthwash on or about Walters but could not ascertain at this time if he was driving impaired. While searching the vehicle, it was discovered a child sideways in a car seat and unbuckled. At first Walters denied that the child was not secure but later stated the seat was defective. A female was contacted and she agreed to take custody of the child. The truck was towed to the impound lot. Walters was transported to the Miami County Incarceration Facility where he was incarcerated. He was charged with failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, failure to dim bright lights and child restraint system.
11:01 p.m. – Traffic stop for turn signal violation in the area of South Seventh and West Dow Streets. Operator, identified as Thomas Harmon, Jr., exited the vehicle and began walking away. Harmon was order to return to his vehicle, he turned and shouted “Why?”. Eventually he was convinced to return to the vehicle and the officer detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on or about his person. Harmon admitted he was coming from the bars in the downtown district. He was asked and agreed to submit to a series of field sobriety tests. Unable to perform the tests as instructed, Harmon was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was transported back to the PD where he agreed to submit to a breath test, which yielded a result of .192 BAC. Harmon was cited for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs in excess of .175 BAC and turn signals. He was released to a sober person.
Sunday, Nov 27
9:10 a.m. – Animal complaint in the 800 block of Westedge Drive. Female was in the area jogging when she was bitten by a dog. Officer observed a 3-4 inch laceration that was bleeding. The owner of the dog was contacted and was told the report would be sent to Animal Control and they would follow up on the incident. The female did received treatment an area hospital for the bite.
Monday, Nov 28
2:53 p.m. – Theft reported at Meijer Distribution Center, 4200 S. Country Road 25A. Victim reported theft of center caps from vehicle while working. Victim thought they had been put on another vehicle located in the lot. Owner of that vehicle stated they were on his vehicle when he purchased it. Victim requested a report. Case closed until further evidence could be found to continue an investigation.
5:31 p.m. – Fraud reported in the 30’s block of Regency Square. Victim had funds stolen from bank account by unauthorized online transactions. Victim didn’t not know about the transactions until the bank’s security alerted her. The transactions were stopped and an address in Miami, Florida was used for one of the purchases.