Sheriff’s Office reports


By John Hamilton - jhamilton@civitasmedia.com



WILMINGTON — The following information comes from incident reports provided by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. All those arrested are presumed innocent until possibly proven guilty in court.

The sheriff’s office recently received the following reports:

• At 1 a.m. on Oct. 24 while on patrol a deputy observed a black trailer in a gravel pull-off on West Champlin Road in Wilmington. Upon checking the registration through the dispatch, authorities were advised the trailer was entered as stolen through the Wilmington Police Department.

• A deputy was called to a breaking and entering complaint on Sassafras Lane at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23. According to the report, the deputy was dispatched to a residence in Wilmington where a female subject stated the residence was broken into. The report noted that two vehicles were stolen along with three Chevrolet 350 motors, altogether totaling $9,600.

• At 10:56 a.m. on Oct. 23, a deputy was called to a residence in Clarksville in regards to a criminal damaging or endangering complaint. According to the report, the victim is a 33-year-old from Clarksville. There was no further information at this time.

• At 6:09 a.m. on Oct. 23 a deputy responded to a gas station on U.S. 68 North in reference to a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, the deputy was advised that a truck with Ohio plates was being driven by a male subject without the consent of the registered owner.

• At 4:34 p.m. on Oct. 22 deputies were dispatched to a business on U.S. 22 for an alarm drop. According to the report, an unlocked rear door was located and deputies cleared the property. The business owner, a 55-year-old male from Wilmington, arrived on scene and observed several items moved around inside his warehouse. Upon walking the property it was discovered that a pickup truck was missing. The deputies observed tire tracks leaving the property through a ditch line and heading south on Cherrybend Road.

• A deputy responded to a residence in Lynchburg on a domestic dispute at 9:40 p.m. on Oct. 21. According to the report, the deputy made contact with the 39-year-old female resident who advised that her boyfriend got into a verbal argument.

• Authorities were called to East Clinton Middle School at 12:35 p.m. on Oct. 21 after a faculty member reported a juvenile being in possession of a Vapor Stick. The juvenile admitted to smoking an unknown amount of a drug he called “Liquid Marijuana.” He was taken to Clinton Memorial Hospital Emergency Room by EMS. The case is currently under investigation.

Sheriff’s deputies recently arrested or charged the following people:

• Bobbie Saxon, 30, of Wilmington was arrested in regards to an alleged aggravated possession of drugs offense at 2:43 a.m. on Oct. 25. She was arrested after a deputy stopped and made contact with Saxon, who the deputy said attempted to hide behind a parked vehicle. According to the report, it was found that she attempted to hide a bag containing meth. The item was confiscated and will be sent to the crime lab for testing. She was released on scene and the case is pending lab results.

• Thomas Heywood II, 25, of Goshen, was arrested in regards to an alleged unauthorized use of a vehicle offense. He was arrested at 10:08 p.m. on Oct. 24 after a deputy was dispatched to a residence on US 68 North in reference to a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with a 41-year-old male from Wilmington who advised that his truck had gone missing after he left his residence.

• Joshua Smith, 23, of Wilmington, was arrested in regards to an alleged domestic violence offense. He was arrested after a deputy responded to a Wilmington residence at 11 p.m. on Oct. 23 p.m. According to the report, a 24-year-old female told authorities that Smith, the father of her child, assaulted her in a truck on Hopkins Road and in a ditch on Gurneyville Road.

• Kenneth Dunaway, 43, of Hillsboro, was arrested in regards to an alleged aggravated menacing offense. He was arrested after a deputy responded to a residence in Midland at 8:56 p.m. on Oct. 23 on the reports of a male subject with a firearm. The deputy made contact with the victims and arrested Dunaway.

• Melissa Trace, 42, of Blanchester, was arrested for allegedly possessing drug abuse instruments at 5:15 a.m. on Oct. 20. She was arrested after a deputy was dispatched to a gas station in Blanchester in reference to drug activity. Upon making contact with Trace, the deputy reported finding her to be in possession of four capped syringes.

• David Vanover, 32, of Batesville, Indiana, was arrested after a deputy discovered that he was wanted with a full extradition out of Indiana. According to the report, the deputy observed a car which appeared to be broken down at a gas station on State Route 68 North with several subjects sitting in the vehicle at 2:43 a.m. on Oct. 20. The deputy made contact with the vehicle to check on subjects and offer assistance. Upon making contact found out Vanover was wanted out of Indiana.

• Christopher Zeiter, 33, of Middletown was arrested in regards to an alleged aggravated menacing offense. He was arrested after a deputy was advised at 7:01 p.m. on Oct 18 that a 50-year-old female from Middletown had been harassed by Zeiter over the phone. According to the report, the victim stated that she feared for her safety due to a threatening voicemail.

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By John Hamilton

jhamilton@civitasmedia.com

Reach John Hamilton at 937-382-2574

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