Information filed by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:
JUVENILE ISSUE: A deputy responded to the 1000 block of Ginghamsburg Road, Monroe Twp. for a runaway juvenile. The deputy made contact with his grandmother, who stated that the boy ran away after setting his bedroom on fire by accident. The juvenile was located by Tipp City Police Department and waited with him until the deputy arrived at their location. After speaking with the juvenile for several minutes, he stated he ran away because he didn’t want to be in trouble with his grandmother for setting his bedroom on fire. The deputy informed him that he cannot just runaway from home and that he has to deal with the repercussions of his own actions. The deputy then talked him into allowing us to bring him back to the home. The grandmother didn’t want charges and only wanted him back home where he is safe. Tipp City Fire Department’s Chief stated he will be calling the family to talk about getting the juvenile into a fire safety class. The boy stated he would be happy to join the class and learn about fire safety.
ANIMAL ABUSE: A deputy responded to the 200 block of Brentwood Ave., Piqua, on an assist agency. Dispatch advised Piqua Police Department was on scene and a dog was abandoned inside the residence. They further advised the dog had been inside the residence for a week and did not appear friendly. Piqua Police Department contacted the owner of the residence, and he gave consent to enter to remove the dog. They advised the tenants had been moved out for about a week, and a neighbor also confirmed it. The deputy was able to take control of a large yellow lab/mastiff mix on the catch pole. The animal was taken to the Miami County Animal Shelter where he received food, water and was checked by staff. Charges are pending until confirmation of the owner’s name.
THEFT: A man stated he went to Fulton Farms Market on July 24. As he was checking out of the market, he realized his wallet was not in his back pocket. He was 100 percent sure he had his wallet when he arrived. Once he left the store to go home and search, he received a call from Fulton Farm employees, who stated someone turned his wallet to them. When he returned he discovered a large amount of cash was no longer in the wallet, but his credit cards and banking information was still inside. Case is pending.
THEFT: A deputy was dispatched to the 3000 block of Neal Pearson Road, Tipp City, on a report of a stolen utility trailer. The trailer was entered into LEADS as stolen. Case is pending.
OVI: Regina Smith was stopped for marked lanes violation and was charged with OVI in the area of Farrington and North County Road 25-A.
VAN GONE: A deputy was dispatched to Integrimark located at 7990 Sodom Ballou Road in Brown Township. It was reported by the owner of the business that one of his work vans was stolen sometime between Friday July 24 and Sunday July 26. Case pending.
PROPERTY RECOVERED: A deputy responded to a receiving stolen property complaint in the 1000 block of South County Road 25-A, Troy. A stolen trailer and a stolen CAT loader were located behind a residence. They were located by the owner of the property, who reported them stolen with the Vandalia Police Department. Detectives with the Vandalia Police Department responded out to the scene for their investigation, then released the property to the owner.
THEFT: A deputy made contact with a female subject in regard to a credit card fraud. The subject has been incarcerated since July 7. She advised someone had been using her credit card information since July 10 and fraudulent charges are coming from California. The amount missing from her account is roughly $500. The subject her bank is requesting a report for their investigation. She said her sister-in-law has power of attorney and she requested me to contact her and give her the case number. The deputy made contact with family member and provided her a case number.
BRUKNER BREAK–IN: A deputy was dispatched to Brukner Nature Center in reference to a breaking and entering complaint. After investigation, it was found that someone had broken into the building through a side door, and nothing appeared to be missing or stolen. Case is pending.
THEFT: A vehicle in the 7000 block of Singer Road, Bethel Twp. had items stolen from inside the cab.
ASSAULT: An assault was reported in the downtown jail. Case is pending.