Miami County Sheriff’s reports

Information provided by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:

Sept. 22

FLEEING AND ELUDING: A deputy was dispatched to the 3000 block of Redbud Drive, Tipp City, on a suspicious priority call with dispatch advising they received multiple calls of a male pointing a gun at two females and it appeared as if the parties were going to fight. The deputy approached the apartments and saw a female run inside the apartment and heard a car door slam closed. The deputy had his gun drawn and approached the vehicle and it began to back out of the driveway. The deputy yelled several times for the white male driver, later identified as William Garnett, to stop the vehicle. He continued to speed out of the driveway and the deputy radioed to the other responding units that he was leaving in the listed vehicle, later found out to be stolen. Deputy Fraley was pulling down the street with her emergency lights activated and tried to get William to stop however he veered around her, almost striking her cruiser as he passed her. After a short pursuit, William had pulled into the backyards of several houses off of Honeysuckle where he ditched the car and jumped the retaining wall gaining access onto the highway. Several Tipp officers as well as Sgt. Bobb were able to get William into custody after a short struggle and William being tased. He is being charged with domestic violence, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property and driving under a suspended license.

Sept. 23

THEFT: The listed vehicles were left unlocked and unattended in the parking lot at 1947 W. State Route 36, in Washington Twp.

One victim had two footballs and some little league jerseys taken. Another had around $600 worth of Porter Cable cordless tools taken.

Sept. 24

OVI: A deputy was dispatched to the 11000 W. St. Rt. 571 on a report of a 50 year old male who appeared to be passed out in a pick-up truck in the yard of the address. The caller indicated that he attempted to awaken the driver without success. A squad was dispatched due to the possibility of the male having a medical issue.

The deputy discovered Robert Shepherd was passed out in the driver’s seat of his truck.

After awakening him, the deputy determined that he was under the influence of alcohol and arrested Shepherd for OVI.

OVI AND HAND GUN: A deputy initiated a traffic stop on the listed vehicle for a traffic violation on S. Dayton-Brandt, Tipp City. After investigation the registered owner Danny Hensley was arrested for Speed, Seatbelt, OVI, and Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle.

THEFT: On the above date, I responded to the 8000 block of E State Route 41, Alcony, in reference a stolen motorcycle.

Sept. 25

OVI: A deputy was dispatched to the area of E. US. RT. 36 in reference to a rolling domestic. The deputy located the involved vehicle and conducted a traffic stop at the listed location.

Upon the conclusion of the investigation the driver Bobbie J. Williams was arrested for OVI, and Domestic Violence.

Sept. 26

OVI: Deputies were dispatched to a two car accident with injuries at 10789 N. Hardin Rd Washington Township, Miami County. Subsequently the driver of the at fault vehicle was taken into custody for operating a vehicle while under the influence.

STOLEN CAR: A deputy responded to 2025 Dayton-Brandt Rd at the United Methodist Church in regards to an abandoned vehicle complaint in the church parking lot. The vehicle was discovered as being stolen out of Danville, Indiana.

WELFARE CHECK: A deputy was on patrol driving through Covington when the officer observed a small boy, approximately 3 years of age alone by the road. The deputy turned the cruiser around and drove onto Wright Road in front of house number 115 where he observed the young boy, still alone standing on the edge of the road. The deputy noticed the front door to the house to be wide open and no adults in sight. After a few minutes the deputy saw a female come to the door. The deputy explained to her that her son was very close to the road and did not see any adults around so he was stopping to see if he was okay. She called for him to come inside and the deputy informed her that it was dangerous for him to be so close to the road without anyone else around. She stated she understood.

HEROIN POSSESSION: Mr. James Tepker was incarcerated in the Miami county Jail by the Ohio State Patrol. During the book in process Correction Officer Sgt. Wells located one clear plastic cap inside Mr. Tepker’s sock. The cap contained a brown powder substance that appeared to be heroin. Sgt. Wells questioned Mr. Tepker about the the cap. Mr. Tepker stated he did not know it was in his sock. The cap was collected by O.S.P. and Mr. Tepker will be charged with illegal conveyance by the Sheriff’s Office and drug possession by O.S.P.

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