March 8, 3:09 p.m.: Police were assigned as the School Resource Officer at the Greenville City Schools K-8 building. During this time a student was on the Greenville City Schools school bus and acted in a way to cause others to be inconvenienced, annoyed or alarmed by his behavior. The student was removed from the school bus and transported to the Greenville K-8 building by school administrators. Investigation was completed and charges were filed for disorderly conduct.
PRIVATE PROP ACCIDENT
March 7, 10:36 p.m.: Police responded to Walmart in reference a private property vehicle accident. Upon arrival they made contact with the complainant, Tamara Patterson who stated that she had just ended her work shift, before walking out to her vehicle which was parked in row five, and noticing that her 2022 Chevrolet Cruze had been struck by another vehicle sometime during her shift. Patterson stated that a note was left on her windshield. I read the note and learned that the person who struck Patterson’s vehicle left a phone number. Police called the number and left a voicemail after getting no answer. Police observed several scrapes on the back passenger tire, rim, and quarter-panel of Patterson’s vehicle. Patterson stated that she will call the number tomorrow, to see if she can contact the person who struck her vehicle.
March 13, 5:38 p.m.: While on patrol, police observed a 2016 Hyundai Elantra traveling westbound on Tiffin Street near Plum Street. The vehicle passed officers, and they immediately recognized the front seat passenger as Lindsey Swihart, who they knew to have two active warrants for her arrest. Police observed the vehicle park on the 200 block of Plum Street, and police approached the vehicle and made contact with Lindsey. Dispatch advised that Lindsey has two active warrants for her arrest: A Greene County Sheriff’s Office felony warrant on a probation violation with a bond of $25,000, and a Miami County Sheriff’s Office warrant for failing to appear on a traffic offense with no bond.
Officers asked Lindsey to exit the vehicle before placing her into handcuffs which were gap checked and double locked. Lindsey’s warrants were confirmed, and she was transported to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office jail where she was released to staff pending extradition.
March 14, 8:29 p.m.: While on patrol, police observed a Ford Focus traveling southbound on Chestnut Street at West Third Street. Officers observed the vehicle make a left turn onto West Third Street, before making a right turn into an alley without using a turn signal. Police initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, and the vehicle pulled into the driveway in the 200 block of Chestnut Street. The female driver and a male passenger then exited the vehicle and attempted to walk away. Police ordered the two subjects to get back into the vehicle several times before they complied. Officers approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Melissa Mead. Dispatch checked and learned that Melissa has no valid driver’s license. The male subject refused to identify himself on multiple occasions. The male subject then identified himself as Shawn Houpt, who officers knew to have an active warrant for his arrest. Police placed Shawn into handcuffs which were gap checked and double locked. Dispatch confirmed that Shawn has an active Darke County sheriff’s Office warrant for failing to appear on a DUI offense, with a bond of $2,025.00. Shawn was placed under arrest and transported to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office jail where he was released to staff.