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July 12


WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?: A deputy responded to 135 Irvington Ave. in Bradford for an animal complaint in reference to a fox in village limits. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Morgan Nolan, owner of the fox.


The deputy questioned Morgan about the fox and informed her it is against village ordinance to have the fox as a pet. Morgan informed the deputy that the fox is license and she has documentation from Darke County Division of Wildlife. Morgan was able to provide a copy of her commercial propagation license. Morgan advised the fox is updated on all its shots.


The deputy informed Morgan about someone in the village being bit by the fox. Morgan did not have any information on the fox biting anyone. Morgan stated the fox did get loose at one time. She advised, she was able to retrieve the fox in a short period of time when it was loose. The deputy informed Morgan, that they will have to make contact with the victim and document the situation. The deputy informed Morgan, that they will be contacting the prosecutor’s office concerning the fox being in the village of Bradford.


The deputy made contact with Charli Bates at 304 Moody Ave. Bradford, in reference to the fox bite.


Charli advised she was at her father’s house at 226 High Street for a family cookout when the fox was loose. Charli stated, she tried to returned the fox back to Morgan when she was bitten. Charli stated she had grabbed the fox by its collar to return it, when the fox had bitten her hand. Charli advised the wound from the fox was not deep nor did it break the skin. The deputy observed a small red dot between Charli’s fingers were the fox had bitten her.


The deputy contact with the Troy Animal Clinic where Morgan takes the fox for treatment. Troy Animal Clinic was able to confirm the fox had its rabies and distemper shots on the 31st of May 2014, which is up to date. Photographs were taken of the fox bite and of the fox on the property at 135 Irvington Ave.


MARIJUANA FOUND: A deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a registration discrepancy in the 900 block of Scot Dr., Piqua. The deputy made contact with the driver, later identified as David Wolaver, and informed him of the reason for the stop. David stated he recently purchased the vehicle and had not transferred the plates yet. The deputy informed David the registration for the plate was also expired. David was able to provide me with the name of the individual he purchased the truck from. The deputy ran the VIN for the vehicle, it matched the information David provided.


The deputy issued David a traffic citation for driving a vehicle with license plates belonging to another vehicle. Once David was issued the citation and released from the scene. The deputy asked if he could have consent to search his vehicle for illegal contraband. David informed the deputy that he could search his vehicle, but the only thing he would find would be a “roach” in the ash tray. The deputy had David and his passenger, Josh Holman, exit the vehicle so the deputy could commence the search.


Once David exited the vehicle, he informed the deputy that he did have Marijuana inside a pill container in the glove box. Both individuals were giving a “pat-down” search for weapons. Piqua arrived on scene to assist with the stop. The deputy allowed Josh to stand with Piqua P.D. and the deputy placed David in the back of the cruiser. During the search, the deputy found the items David described as well as a marijuana smoking pipe and rolling papers.


David received a misdemeanor citation for possession of Marijuana in addition to his initial traffic citation. David was informed of his mandatory court date and released from the scene. The seized items were transported to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office and booked into evidence. This case is closed.


SHOTS FIRED: A deputy was dispatched to a shots fired call. It was reported to be automatic gunfire in the area of Kessler-Frederick at Iddings. There is no address for this property at the intersection of these two roads however a long lane that is gated leads back to several trailers and campsites. As the deputy arrived, he heard approximately 10-15 shots fired in rapid succession. The deputies were at the entrance to the property when a vehicle pulled up. Brian Crosley exited the drivers side of the vehicle. The deputies explained why we were there, he stated they were shooting but they did not have any automatic weapons. As the deputy was calling in Brian’s information, Deputy Boyer observed an AR in the back seat of the vehicle. Brian stated it was his but wasn’t registered due to him trading a Xbox to a guy in Cincinnati for it. The serial number was called in to dispatch, with no information returning on it. We then walked to the back of the property and met with Roger and Sandra Coffee. They stated they were there camping and shooting but again had no automatic weapons. Their backdrop appeared to be well constructed. Deputy Boyer and myself left the scene without further incident. Report is being taken as information only.


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