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Information provided by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:


June 1


STEALING FROM CHURCH: The Church Of God Of The Abrahamic Faith in Pleasant Hill was broken into and was reported on June 1. A safe containing a checking book was stolen from the location.


PARKING COMPLAINT: On the above date and time, a resident in the 2000 block of Brookview Drive, Concord Township reported a parking complaint that violates Concord Township Resolution 2013-10


BREAKING AND ENTERING: A resident in the 2000 block of Rudy Rd., Troy, reported a breaking & entering not in progress.


DRINKING BEER IN THE PARK: A deputy was working the Honey Creek Preserve bike trail off State Route 202, Staunton Township. The deputy was on the bike path by the bridge and observed two adult males drinking what appeared to be alcoholic beverages.


As the deputy approached these two males and saw each male holding in their hand a opened Busch Light beer can, and also visually observed two other opened Busch Light beer cans on the groundby them. The adult males identified themselves as Cody Cotrell and Joseph Hereford. The deputy informed Cody and Joseph that it was illegal to have any alcohol in the county parks. Both Cody and Joseph said they did not know it was illegal to drink alcohol there. The deputy then informed


Cody and Joseph that they will be getting cited for the open containers. The deputy then had Cody and Joseph empty out their been cans and bring all the cans to the cruiser where they were disposed of. The deputy then patted down Cody and Joseph for weapons and placed them in the back seat of my cruiser. The deputy then issued Cody and Joseph their copy of the misdemeanor citation for a open container and informed them of their court date.


PIT BULL DESTROYED: A resident in the 7000 block of State Route 46, Fletcher, reported that her new neighbor allowed his dogs to run loose. The dogs were described as two Pitbulls and one chihuahua. The two pit bulls showed signs of aggression. They consistently chase her and all of her visitors.


The data system reported history showed that the Miami County Sheriff’s Office responded to the residence on May 31 for


the same complaint. The animal shelter responded but was unable to apprehend the dogs.


A deputy observed the two pitbulls running free upon arrival. Both charged after the sheriff’s office officer as they exited the cruiser to speak with the reporting victims. The officers waited for the animal shelter to arrive and attempt to catch the loose and aggressive dogs. The animal shelter arrived and attempted to catch the dogs without success.


The dogs continued to advance in an aggressive manner. Shelter personnel advised the deputy that due to their aggressive and evasive behavior that the dogs needed to be destroyed. The deputy destroyed the most aggressive, white and black female


pitbull, using the duty weapon. The second, black male, pitbull ran from the scene after the shots were fired. The destroyed dog was removed from the scene.


The officer contacted the landlord, Mrs. Jackson. The deputy was informed that owner of the dogs was in negotiations with her to rent the property in the 7000 block of State Route 36, Fletcher. He has not officially moved in yet, but did advise the landlord he had dogs. He never informed her of the breed.


June 2


GUN STOLEN: A resident in the 6000 block of State Route 40, Tipp City reported that his Tarus pistol was taken out of his vehicle.


TOOLS GONE: A deputy responded to the 6000 block of Troy Frederick Rd., Tipp City for a theft of tools from a motor vehicle.


STORAGE UNIT DAMAGED: A deputy responded to the 9000 block of State Route 201, Tipp City on a report of criminal damage to storage units.


FISHING AND WARRANTS:A deputy observed a silver Chevrolet Impala parked in the parking lot of the Stillwater Church on Owens Road, near Pleasant Hill, after normal business hours. Contact was made with Phillip Whalen, Brittney Whalen, Matthew Baker and Heather Whalen. The subjects advised they were searching for “crawfish” underneath the Owens Road Bridge which they had several crawfish in a bag. Philip Whalen had an active warrant through Miami County Sheriff’s Office for driving under suspension which was confirmed. Consent to search was obtained from Heather Whalen (registered owner of vehicle) with negative findings of illegal contraband. All subjects were warned of trespassing from the church parking lot. Heather, Brittney and Baker were released from the scene without incident. Phillip was transported to the Miami County Jail where he was provided a summons for court on the warrant.


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