Miami County Sheriff’s Office reports

Information filed by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:

Oct. 23

FALSE INFO: Joey Duvall, 40, of Piqua, was charged with furnishing false information to an officer.

ASSAULT: Jeremiah Hocking, 20, of Troy, was charged with fifth-degree felony assault.

FRAUD: A deputy was dispatched to the 800 block of Johnson Road, Newton Twp. in reference to a fraud complaint. Upon further investigation, it was found that the reporting party had a loan taken out in his name for $52,000. The reporting party requested that the incident be documented as the matter is being investigated through the loan agency.

Oct. 24

OVI: Thaddeus Sturwold, 29, of Tipp City, was charged with OVI, and reasonable control in the area of Ginghamsburg-Frederick Road.

DRUGS RECOVERED: Approximately 8.2 pounds of pills and medication were dropped off during the National Drug Take Back Day. The items were marked to be destroyed.

Oct. 25

THEFT: A deputy responded to a theft complaint in the 300 block of Coach Drive in Monroe Township. The homeowner reported a Troy-Bilt snowblower had been taken from his garage within the past week. Case pending.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: As a deputy was typing a report inside the road room at the sheriff’s office, a corrections officer advised that a male subject was throwing items at a cruiser. The deputy and two corrections officers went outside and located the suspect walking east through the parking lot, towards Cherry Street. The deputy made contact with Chad Avey and noticed him carrying used cigarette butts and a blue item. Avey became extremely agitated when questioned. The blue item was a tool used by the corrections officers that was accidentally left outside by a bench. Avey advised that he was homeless and would be staying under the bridge on North Market Street in Troy for the night. The deputy advised Avey not to cause any more issues, to which he agreed. There was no damage caused to the cruiser, as it appeared Avey threw a cigarette butt at the vehicle. This case is closed.

Oct. 26


CONSUMPTION: Jace Chamberlin, 20, of Sidney, was charged with consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle.

DRUGS FOUND: A deputy was dispatched to the 1700 block of North County Road 25-A, Concord Twp. in reference to a drug complaint. Upon further investigation, multiple pills were located in the vehicle. The male agreed to perform field sobriety tests. Taybor Phomdouangsy, 20, of Sidney, was charged with possession of controlled substances and OVI and was placed under arrest for physical control of a vehicle while under the influence. The pills and the sample collected from the male are being sent to the crime lab for results.

DRUGS FOUND: A black Jeep passed a deputy heading northbound on County Road 25-A. While passing, the driver appeared to be very rigid, head straight forward, and hands at 10 and 2. The deputy observed it cross the fog line several times and then stopped the vehicle just north of Fox Drive in Piqua. Upon further investigation, Larry Hargrave was cited for marked lanes and driving under suspension. Drug paraphernalia, a green leafy substance stated to be marijuana, a hardened brown substance stated to be hashish, and a vape pen stated to contain THC liquid were all located inside the vehicle. The narcotics will be sent to the crime lab for drug recognition.

ALARM: A deputy responded to the North Main Street area in Casstown for a burglar alarm. It was found someone banged on a window at the residence from the outside, which set off the alarm. The resident believed he saw his neighbor out by the apartment, but due to it being dark it couldn’t be confirmed. The neighbor denied hitting the window.

Oct. 27

THEFT: A Bradford resident in the 200 block of West Elm Street reported firewood was stolen from their back yard.

Oct. 28

DAMAGE: A report of criminal damage was filed at the Troy Elevator. No charges filed.

DUMPING: A deputy responded to the area of Hill and Klinger Road, Newberry Twp. on a littering complaint. A Newberry Township employee advised two couches were dumped off the bridge on Hill Road, and into a stream. ODNR was contacted and advised they would respond and do their own investigation. The deputy re-contacted the township trustee in regard to the removal of the couches. They stated that would be the property owner’s decision.

SIGNS STOLEN: A resident in the 9500 block of State Route 66, Piqua, advised through email that he had two Trump/Pence ”Make America Great Again” political signs stolen from the area of his driveway. The resident requested a report filed.