Tipp City Police

Thursday, Dec 8

1:19 p.m. – Report taken for fraudulent EBay transaction in the 20’s block of Ford Avenue.

2:57 p.m. – Welfare check at Randall Residence Assisted Living, 6400 S. County Road 25A. An elderly man was found walking by roadway. Staff retrieved him without any further issues.

Friday, Dec 9

7:21 p.m. - Counterfeit money reported by Menards, 75 Weller Drive. Menards received two counterfeit $100 bills.

Saturday, Dec 10

3:45 a.m. – Traffic stop in the 200 block of Elas Court. Officer was on routine patrol when he observed a vehicle turn north on S. County Rd 25A and immediately accelerate. The officer accelerated to approximately 80 MPH to catch the vehicle while it continued to pull away. For safety reasons, the officer maintained a visual on the vehicle and observed it making several lane changes without using a turn signal. A traffic stop was finally initiated at the dead end cul-de-sac of Elas Court. Contact was made with driver Devon Truman and asked if he was in a rush for an emergency. Truman said he was going to a friend’s house and was just being stupid. While speaking with him the officer detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage on or about his breath. After checking his license and registration, the officer returned to Truman’s vehicle to see he had placed a large amount of chewing tobacco in his mouth. When asked how many beers he had to drink this evening, Truman stated one or two. He was asked and agreed to submit to a series of field sobriety tests. He was instructed to remove the chewing tobacco from his mouth before the tests began. Unable to perform the tests as instructed he was placed under arrest for OVI. Found inside the vehicle were two unopened beer cans. They were secured to be destroyed since Truman is under the age of 21. Transported back to the PD, Truman also agreed to submit to a breath test (.109% BAC). Devon Truman was cited for OVI, turn signal violation and underage consumption. He was also warned for reckless operation, fingerprinted and released to a sober adult.

7:27 p.m. – Reckless operation in the area of Park Avenue and N. Fifth Street. RP stated a vehicle almost hit her twice on the highway while she was traveling north on I75. RP also stated she started following the vehicle in order to get the license plate number and the driver stopped the vehicle in the middle of the lane. RP further stated she got out of her car but was unable to give a good description of the other driver. Officer responded to the residence of the other driver. He stated he was traveling north on I75 and a vehicle was behind him and riding the rear of his car. He stated he got over and she also changed lanes. After getting off at the Tipp exit, the vehicle continued to follow him. He didn’t want this person to know where he lived so he didn’t go straight home. Officer called the RP and stated he had received another story from the other driver. The RP denied shining her brights at him or riding the rear end of his car. She stated she had three small children with her and was concerned for their safety. Officer told RP if she were that concerned for their safety, she should not have followed the vehicle and immediately called 911. The RP wasn’t happy with the officer’s answers and hung up.

10:10 p.m. – Theft reported in the 600 block of Copperfield Lane. Officer attempted to serve a warrant for Amity Dawson for failure to appear. He was told she had not been at this residence for several weeks. Dawson had been permitted to stay at this residence after a family death but had moved to Huber Heights with her boyfriend. In speaking with the resident, it was found out that she was missing jewelry and thought Dawson might be involved. A report was taken on the missing jewelry.

11:55 p.m. – Warrant served on Stephanie N. Moore in the 500 block of Windridge Place. Moore was transported to the Miami County Jail.

Sunday, Dec 11

11:06 p.m. – TCPD assisted MCSO in the double fatality accident on Nashville Road.

3:01 pm. Suspicious person reported in the 600 block of Banyon Tree Way. RP reported a juvenile was stumbling around. Officer made contact with Cody Sampson who advised he is not a juvenile and it wasn’t him stumbling. After speaking with him, Sampson drove away only to be stopped again since he didn’t have a valid driver’s license. He received citations for DUS and lanes of travel. He was picked up by an adult who had a valid license.

Monday, Dec 12

6:44 p.m. – Theft reported at CVS, 914 W. Main Street. Female had entered the store around 10 a.m. that morning and could purchase baby items on the Tipp City Community Services account. She also attempted to purchase Christmas items and the manager explained she could only purchase the baby items on this account. She hurried out of the store with a remaining of $28 to spend. She returned to the store around 5:21 p.m. and made another small purchase. She was given one bag for the items and upon leaving the counter she did not exit the store. The female moved to the back of the store instead. She was then observed coming from an aisle with two bags. The store manager reviewed the video and observed her walking down the lotion aisle and grabbed an Aveno Lotion ($15.29) from the display and place it in her bag. In her hand she also had baby wipes ($7.69). Neither of these two items had been paid for. Officer will contact Tipp Community Services to secure the female’s identity and address. She will be trespassed from CVS and charges of theft will follow. On Dec 13 at approximately 4:03 the female returned to CVS. Contact was made with her as she was exiting the store. Since it was cold and she had three small children she was asked to drive over to the PD. Esmeralda Hernandez was charged with theft and trespassed from CVS. She was encouraged to speak with Community Services if she felt this incident was a misunderstanding.

11:36 p.m. – Welfare check in the 800 block of N. Willow Glen Avenue. After speaking with the male, it was decided he would be transported to an area hospital for a consultation.


Miami County Sheriff

Bethel Township

Tuesday, Dec 6

2:07 p.m. – Menacing complaint at Bethel Middle School, 7490 S. State Route 201. Principal was approached by a student who was concerned about another male student commenting that he was bringing a gun to school and planned to shoot students. An Instagram page was found for the male student and a couple of photos with guns were found on this page. This male student was released to his mother and the deputy made contact with them at their residence. The student denied having possession of guns and making any statements concerning shooting people at the school. The seventh grader did receive a ten-day suspension based on the alleged threats.

Thursday. Dec 8

5:59p.m. – Trespassing complaint in the 6600 block of Bethelville Drive. Deputy responded in reference to a disturbance which had occurred during a child exchange. The RP requested a female be trespassed from the property. Contact was made with the female and warned for her trespassing. She stated she understood and would not return to the property.

Friday, Dec 9

2:50 p.m. – Criminal damages reported in the 6300 block of Studebaker Road. Back door glass and a window had been broken. No further information available.

Sunday, Dec 11

5:55 p.m. – Telecommunication harassment in the 6800 block of Wonder Way. RP works with an organization that helps veterans with PTSD. RP advised working with a male who called the night before needing money to support a possible heroin addiction. RP told the male there would be no monetary support and the male became upset. RP had a meeting the next morning with the VA to discuss this incident but also requested a report from the Sheriff’s office. RP was advised to call 911 if the male showed up at the residence.

Monday, Dec 12

4:20 p.m. – Disturbance reported in the 7500 block of US Route 40. RP reported a male, identified as Derekk Wilson, threatened to kill him. Wilson was at the residence with a female and the RP stated Wilson thought the female had been in the residence long enough and started yelling and made the threat “I will kill you”. RP requested menacing charges be filed against Wilson. Deputy was able to contact Wilson regarding the incident and he stated a female exited the residence and wanted to attack him. He further stated he got out of the car to defend himself. Wilson was advised he was being cited with menacing.

6:25 p.m. – Accident with no injuries in the 7900 block of Scarff Road. At the conclusion of the investigation, the driver Vickie S. Roberts was arrested for suspicion of OVI, open contained and failure to control.

11:36 p.m. – Traffic stop in the area of US Route 40 and S. State Route 202. Deputy observed vehicle did not have an illuminated license plate light and traveling in a weaving manner. Traffic stop was initiated and contact made with driver Casey Nawman. Deputy detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle. While Nawman was searching for his license and registration a beer can was observed on the front passenger floor. Nawman admitted to drinking, had been intoxicated and decided to take a nap. He was on his way to get food when he was stopped. He also admitted he still felt the effects of alcohol and that could be the reason for his erratic driving. Nawman agreed to submit to a series of field sobriety tests. Unable to complete the tests as instructed, Nawman was placed under arrest for OVI. He was transported back to the Miami County Sheriff’s office where he refused to submit to a breath test. Nawman was issued citations for OVI, lanes of travel and open container in a motor vehicle.


Monroe Township

Wednesday, Dec 7

11:49 a.m. – Fraudulent package in the 5700 block of Troy Frederick Road. RP received a package from an organization called the United States Deputy Sheriffs Association. They were asking for a donation from the RP. RP did not send money and was advised to discard the mail. At the time of the report, the validity of this association could not be determined.

Friday, Dec 9

4:00 a.m. – Suspicious person in the 7200 block of Peters Road. RP lives near the Good Shepherd Church of Brethren and observed a bright yellow car pull into the lot, parking behind the church. Two adults, presumably males, walked west bound away from the car. They continued walking into the field and disappeared from RP’s view. RP was concerned over the direction they were walking and the nice homes located down the long lane. Extra patrol was requested for this area.

Saturday, Dec 10

5:41 p.m. – Traffic accident in the 6800 block of S. County Road 25A. Male stated he was driving south bound on 25A when a vehicle traveling north came into his lane and struck him. Contact was made with the other driver, identified as Michael Jessup. He stated he was traveling north on 25A and was looking or the cap to his Mountain Dew bottle. He said when he looked up he was in the other lane of travel and struck the other vehicle. While speaking with him, the deputy noticed Jessup’s balance was off, his speech was slow and pupils were constricted. When asked if he had anything to drink, Jessup said he had not but was on prescription medications. Jessup agreed to submit to a field sobriety test. Unable to complete the tests as demonstrated and explained, Jessup was placed under arrest for operating a vehicle under the influence. Transported to the Miami County Sheriff’s office, Jessup was also asked to provide a urine sample. Jessup was unable to provide one, he was informed this would be considered a refusal. Jessup was charged with OVI and marked lanes violation. He was released to a sober adult.

Sunday, Dec 11

10:40 p.m. – Disturbance in the 5500 block of S. County Road 25A. RPs reported a male had returned to the residence, was throwing things, yelling and cussing. Deputies found the male who was highly intoxicated and passed out on the floor. Once awoken he stated the argument between him and a female were none of the deputies’ concern. While speaking with him, he attempted to speak around the deputies and intimidate the female. The male was warned for disorderly conduct and agreed to leave the residence for the evening. He left the residence, slamming the front door and went to the garage to wait on his ride.

At 11:39 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the residence for a second time. On this second trip Logan Beavers was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Monday, Dec 12

7:49 p.m. – Welfare check in the 5200 block of David Drive. A third party called Tipp City PD and advised a welfare check was needed at a residence. When deputy arrived, subjects were leaving residence and seeking medical assistance.