Greenville Police Department Blotter October 14 – November 2

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October 14, 2:25 pm. P.O. William Daugherty was dispatched to GPD in reference to found property. Upon arrival, dispatch advised that Gerald Derange found a red iPhone in a red case in the roadway on Orchard Drive. The cell phone contained $170 in cash between the case and the cell phone. The cell phone was locked, and no emergency contact information was listed. With no other information to identify the owner, the cell phone and money were placed into GPD property for safekeeping.

October 25, 1:24 pm. Lt. Benge, Det. Hawes, Det. Dickmann and a confidential informant conducted a covert operation at the local smoke shops. The informant, who is under the age of 21, was given $40 and instructed to go inside Smokablez and attempt to purchase nicotine products. The clerk, Fawwaz Haidrah, did not ID the informant and sold the products to them. Haidrah admitted fault and was issued his copy of a citation for underage tobacco sales. They repeated this process at Best Smoke Shop. The clerk, Angel Price, asked for the informant’s ID but, after being told they didn’t have it, completed the transaction. Price was issued her copy of a citation for underage tobacco sales. They also conducted this operation at Darke Pipes Emporium. The clerk, Shawn Plessinger, completed the transaction after being told the informant didn’t have their ID with them. Plessinger was issued his copy of a citation for underage tobacco sales. 

October 27, 9:50 am. P.O. William Daugherty was dispatched to GTI in reference to a white powder substance found on the factory floor. Upon arrival, Daugherty made contact with employee Casey Frazee, who advised another employee found a small plastic baggy containing a white powder substance suspected to be cocaine on the factory floor. Frazee stated they were unable to identify who dropped the suspected cocaine or how long it was sitting on their floor. The small plastic baggy has been placed into GPD property to be disposed of. 

October 28, 1:46 am. P.O. Ben Conley responded to West Main Street in reference to Charles Vargo making homicidal statements. Prior to Conley’s arrival, dispatch advised that Charles was being treated at Wayne Hospital for chest pains. Charles stated that he no longer wanted to be treated and that he was going to go home and kill his neighbor. P.O. Smith made contact with Anita Rice and Madison Lindemuth, who are both employees at Wayne Hospital. They stated that Charles stated his neighbor, Joseph Egan, was the cause of the pain. Charles stated to them that his neighbor was going to cause him problems and that he was going to kill him. Anita stated that she told him to call the police if there were problems and that Charles told her that he had and nothing has happened, so he would take care of it himself. Both subjects stated that Charles then left. Conley then made contact with Charles at West Main St. Charles stated that he did make these statements to Wayne Healthcare staff but advised that it would be self-defense if he killed his neighbor. Due to the statements, Charles was transported back to Wayne Hospital and held on an involuntary admission. Charles stated he did own a firearm, but it was currently at Greenville Pawn. Later on this date, P.O. Ganiron contacted Greenville Pawn, who advised the firearm was there. Ganiron placed a police hold on the firearm to prevent Charles from obtaining the firearm prior to being cleared by mental health officials. 

October 29, 5:48 pm. P.O. Aaron Hall was dispatched to GPD in reference to found property. Upon arrival, dispatch advised Kali Bunger brought in a wallet she found at South Towne Laundry in a washer. The wallet contained Michael Anderson’s ID and three bank cards. There are no phone numbers for the subject in our system. The wallet was placed into property for safekeeping until the owner can be reached. 

October 31, 9:37 am. P.O. Archer was dispatched to Jaysville St. Johns Rd, in reference to a private property accident. A Semi and Trailer owned by Werner Enterprises stopped in the parking lot on the southeast side facing southbound. The semi’s driver, Jordan Castleberry, stated he left the cab of the vehicle in order to do his pre-travel inspections when the vehicle began to move. Castleberry advised when he was able to enter the cab of the vehicle, he observed the semi to be in neutral. The Semi hit four parked cars. 

November 1, 4:46 pm. P.O. William Daugherty observed Carla Wintrow walking on Walnut Street and confirmed through LEADS/NCIC that she had an active warrant for a failure to appear on an original theft charge. Carla was transported to Darke County Jail. 

November 1, 6:50 pm. Sgt. Monnin observed a Blue 1993 Cadillac Deville being operated westbound on East Main Street. Through LEADS/NCIC, Monnin confirmed the license plate displayed on the vehicle’s rear returned to a Blue 2104 Chevy. A traffic stop was made on the listed vehicle, and through investigation, the operator was found to be under the influence of alcohol and arrested. 

November 2, 10:41 am. P.O. Kreitzer was dispatched to Sater Street in reference to a theft not in progress. Upon arrival, Kreitzer made contact with employee James Garland who stated approximately 30 wood pallets had been stolen from behind the building. A victim’s rights form was completed, and a statement form was obtained from Garland. The pallets are valued at approximately $120 and have no identification marks.