Feb. 22, 7:02 a.m.: Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Wellsley Ct. in reference to a male possibly not breathing.
Feb. 23, 5:19 p.m., police responded to the 500 block of Washington Avenue to serve a felony arrest warrant for Shannon Vanhorn. Officers had prior knowledge that Vanhorn had a felony warrant through the Darke County Sheriff’s Office for Vehicle Theft with no bond. Police knocked on the front door and made contact with Christopher Newberry, who advised that Vanhorn was home. Officers then made contact with Vanhorn and verified her identity through her social security number. Dispatch then verified the warrant. Vanhorn was placed under arrest into handcuffs that were gap checked and double locked. Vanhorn was then transported to the Darke County Jail where she was released to jail staff. The backseat of the cruiser was checked before and after transport with noting located.
Feb. 25, 5:53 a.m.: Police arrived in the 1000 block of Wayne Avenue to serve a misdemeanor warrant. Prior to arrival, police had prior knowledge that Sierra Meade was living at the listed residence. Meade has an active warrant through the Celina Police Department. Upon arrival, officers knocked on the front door to the listed residence. Sierra answered the door, and they then asked her to step outside. Officers then informed Meade of the active warrant, and then placed Meade into handcuffs which were gap checked and double locked. Meade was then searchedincident to arrest and no contraband was located. Dispatch confirmed that she has an active warrant out of the Celina Police Department on a charge of theft with a $2000 bond. The warrant was confirmed and the Celina Police Department requested that we exchange Sierra at the Darke County Mercer County line. They then transported Sierra to Pak-A-Sak gas station at on US- 127 where she was exchanged with Officer May of the Celina Police Department. The backseat of the cruiser was checked before and after transporting Sierra and no contraband was located.
Feb. 23, 7:15 p.m.: Police responded to the 100 block of Harrison Avenue reference a trash complaint. Upon arrival, officers observed an old broken desk sitting behind the residence that was not in an approved container. Police originally believed that the trash belonged to a residence on Harrison Avenue, and a trash noticed was posted there. On Feb. 24, police were made aware that the trash was actually at a different address on Harrison Avenue. Police were able to make contact with Cody Cantrell at the correct residence on Harrison Avenue. Police advised Cody of the complaint and he cleaned the trash up.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE
Feb. 24, 2023, 8:25 a.m.: Police were dispatched to Family Health Clinic on Meeker Road. The complainant advised that his vehicle was tampered with sometime last night while parked in the 200 block of Twelfth Street. Officers arrived to the listed address and identified the complainant as Charles Kuether. Kuether advised that he got home around 2100 hours on Feb. 23rd. Kuether advised that he parked his vehicle in the 200 block of Twelfth Street. When Kuether parked his vehicle it had a quarter tank of gas. When Kuether woke up on Feb. 24th, around 8 a.m., he went to his truck to leave for an appointment. Kuether noticed the gas cover was opened and the gas cap was sitting on the top of the truck. Kuether was in a hurry and left for Family Health. When Kuether got to family health he noticed he no longer had a quarter tank of gas but now his truck was on empty. Charles also advised there was scratch marks on the paint of the truck around the gas tank entry cover. The truck is a Red 2003 Ford F-150 registered to the complainant. Police took photos of the damage to the truck see photo log. I also checked the area in the 200 block of Twelfth Street and located nothing of evidence. Officers also checked the area for surveillance video but was unsuccessful. Kuether filled out a voluntary statement form and a victims rights form. There is no suspect and no evidence in this case. At this time there is nothing further.
Feb. 24, 4:59 p.m.: Police were dispatched to the Greenville Police Department in reference to a found cellular phone. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the complainant, Don Barnt who stated that on the previous day, Feb. 23, at approximately 5 p.m., he found a Motorola cellular phone on a bench at the Greenville City Park, by the large pond. Police observed that the phone is locked with a passcode, and that there’s no visible serial number or model. The phone was packaged and placed into property.
Feb. 25, 1:34 p.m.: Police were dispatched to the 100 block of E. Third Street in reference to a disorderly complaint. Upon arrival, officers made contact with victim Devinn Vietor. He advised that he seen his half brother, Christopher Newberry, in the rear parking lot of the apartment complex. Newberry caused many issues with Devinn and his neighbors in the past. Vietor advised that Newberry was not supposed to be on the premises. Vietor then told Newberry to leave because he was not supposed to be there. An argument ensued between Vieter and Newberry. Newberry pulled out a knife and swung it at Devinn. As he swung the knife at Devinn, he told him “I’m going to kill you.” This caused Vietor to feel threatened so he ran back inside and grabbed a baseball bat while he called our department. Newberry then left the scene prior to my arrival. Vietor described the knife as being approximately 6 inches in length with a black grip. Police spoke with tenants at a nearby apartment, Sheila Horne and Daniel Adams. They both advised they observed the incident happen. They both advised that Christopher swung the knife at Vietor before he had left. Horne, Adams and Vietor wrote statements of the incident. Vietor also filled out a victim rights form. Police checked the area for Newberry but was unable to locate him. Newberry will be charged with aggravated menacing when located. Nothing further.