BLANCHESTER — The following report is generated from incident reports provided by the Blanchester Police Department. All those charged/arrested are presumed innocent until possibly found guilty in court. Charges may be dropped or changed in court.
**This list does not contain all calls and matters handled by officers, nor does it include ongoing investigations and follow-ups on cases from previous weeks, traffic crashes, or traffic stops**
April 25-May 9
The police department was made aware of a video of a 15 year-old male being assaulted by a 16 year-old male that was being circulated via social media. This matter is under investigation.
A break-in was reported at a storage unit in the 900 block of S. Broadway Street, with several items being reported as stolen.
A 30 year-old man was arrested on a warrant in the 100 block of S. Broadway Street, and jailed at the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.
A fire was reported in the 200 block of S. Mill Street; upon the fire department and police department responding, no fire was found. Witnesses reported that a 46 year-old man called in a report of a fire after an argument occurred. This matter is under investigation.
A fire was reported in a restroom in the 900 block of Cherry Street. The building was evacuated and the fire was extinguished prior to the police and fire departments’ arrival. A 12 year-old is listed as the suspect, and the matter is under investigation.
Officers responded to the 100 block of W. Main Street for a fight between adults and juveniles. It was found that a verbal argument ensued in the line for the ATM when one customer thought the other honked at them. Two 18 year-old males and a 60 year-old male were warned for disorderly conduct.
A 38 year-old Blanchester man was arrested on a warrant through our department and jailed at the Clinton County Jail.
A 64 year-old man reported being bitten by a neighbor’s dog in the 7400 block of Willow Drive. This incident was forwarded to the Clinton County Dog Warden’s office.
A breaking and entering was reported in the 200 block of E. Fancy Street. A lawnmower was reported as stolen.
An officer observed a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of S. Broadway Street; upon checking the vehicle registration, the vehicle was found to be stolen out of Clermont County. A 33 year-old male is listed as the suspect, and the matter is under investigation.
While standing by as a peacekeeper in the 200 block of S. Mill Street for Clinton County Municipal Court bailiffs, the homeowner reported being threatened by the person being evicted. A 39 year-old Blanchester man was charged with menacing.
A 34 year-old was arrested on a warrant on indictment for 40 counts of pandering obscenity involving minors.
A 44 year-old Blanchester woman was arrested and charged with obstructing official business. The arrest stemmed from an incident in the 200 block of S. Mill Street, where it is alleged the woman alerted two individuals of officers’ presence, knowing the two had warrants for their arrest.
Two suspicious men were reported in the 600 block of W. Main Street. The men were not located upon the officer’s arrival.
A loose dog was reported in the 200 bloc of Bland Avenue; the officer checked the auditor’s website and located the address of the owner. The dog was returned home.
A suspicious person was reported in the 200 block of S. Broadway Street. Upon officers patrolling the area, the male was not located.
A man reported a possible stolen U-Haul truck being driven in Blanchester. The truck was not located, but the officer was provided with a license plate number. The truck was found to not be stolen.
An officer responded to the 100 block of Leeann Place for an animal complaint that occurred on Orchard View Lane the prior weekend. A resident reported that a cat attacked her dogs while she was walking them, and the dogs then responded by attacking the cat. The resident reported since then, the owner of the cat has been sounding an air horn, and screaming and yelling, at her dogs when she walks them. The officer warned the other half to desist their behavior, or they would be charged.
An officer was dispatched to the area of Baldwin and Blancet streets for the report of a dispute. The officer found the individuals, who stated an argument ensued over one smoking in the other’s vehicle. One half extinguished the cigarette by spraying it with water, causing the argument.
An officer responded to the 200 block of N. Grove Street for a possible break-in. It was found that a man lived at the address previously and wanted his belongings. The officer remained on scene as a peacekeeper while the man collected his property.
An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Orchard Circle for a dispute. Upon arrival, one half reported she got into an argument with her husband over what their children were wearing to school, and wanted her husband to leave.
A resident reported an argument that occurred in the 900 block of Cherry Street between and 11 year-old and a 12 year-old. The reportee stated that the guardians of the children then started yelling at one another. This incident is under investigation.
An officer was called to the 500 block of E. Main Street for a welfare check of a woman and her children. Everyone checked okay when the officer spoke to them, and indicated that the caller may have requested the welfare check because she was purposely not speaking to them.
A business owner in the 100 block of N. Broadway Street reported that a neighboring tenant of an apartment’s visitor was parking in the spot in front of their business. The business owner was told that the on-street parking is not designated to specific people. The other half also called to report that the business owner stated she was going to have their visitor’s vehicle towed. The business owner was informed they could not do so.
An officer responded to the 800 block of Cherry Street for the report of a panic alarm activation. Upon arrival, it was found to be an accidental activation while setting up security cameras.
An officer responded to a report of a man trying to fight other customers at a business in the 100 block of S. Broadway Street. Upon arrival, the business owner stated the man fled. The officer patrolled and did not locate the man.
A passerby reported juveniles were throwing rocks at cars in the 100 block of Pansy Pike. An officer patrolled the area but did not locate anyone in the area.
A resident in the 600 block of E. Main Street reported that several campaign and business yard signs were placed in his yard while he was gone in the afternoon.
A welfare check was requested on a man in the 7300 block of Fairground Road, as the caller stated the man had been sick and was not answering her calls. The man checked okay, and stated he did not wish to speak to the woman.
A resident purchased a knife from someone, then suspected it may have been stolen. An officer checked reports and did not find any information to indicate that the knife was stolen.
A dispute was reported in the 700 block of Bourbon Street; this matter is under investigation.
A parking complaint was reported on Orchard Circle; the owner advised they would move the vehicle to be compliant with the village ordinances regarding parking.
An officer assisted a Clinton County deputy in the 200 block of Lazenby Street, as they were attempting to locate a 4-wheeler in the wooded area.
A resident reported a neighbor was revving their motorcycle’s engine in the 800 block of E. Center Street. The owner advised they were working on the motorcycle, and was being considerate of the timing of doing so. The caller advised they would speak to management of the park about their concerns.
A passerby reported seeing a male walking in the area of the 700 block of W. Main Street, possibly wearing an orange inmate jumpsuit. An officer patrolled the area and observed a man wearing an orange t-shirt and camo pants with an orange stripe. No further action taken.
An officer responded to a business in the 600 block of W. Main Street for an alarm. An officer made contact with the owner, who stated they set the alarm off on accident when arriving for work.
Clinton County Dispatch advised of a 911 hangup that was coming from the area of the 300 block of E. Center Street. An officer made contact with someone in the area, and confirmed the phone number was theirs. It was found to be a pocket dial.
An officer responded to a request for assistance for the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office for a domestic dispute occurring in the 100 block of S. Broadway Street, Midland. An officer arrived and made initial contact, and then stood by for assistance once a deputy arrived.
An officer was requested to assist with a call for the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office in the 12000 block of SR 68 South, Midland, for a suspicious vehicle found in a wood line.
A civil matter was reported in the 800 block of S. Broadway Street. The caller wanted her roommate, whom she subleased to, to leave her residence. The caller was explained that she would have to go through an eviction process and to contact her landlord to do so.
An officer stood by with Clinton County Municipal Court bailiffs while they served an eviction notice in the 300 block of S. Mill Street.
A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 100 block of W. Fancy Street. An officer spoke to two men, whom were working on the vehicle, and explained that our office received a complaint about the vehicle being parked there for several days, and explained the parking ordinance within the village. The men finished the work and moved the vehicle to private property.
A woman reported that her ex-boyfriend stole her keys in the 200 block of S. Mill Street. The officer saw the man a short time later and asked him about the keys; he stated they were in his bookbag, and that the caller did not ask him for them. The man said he would return the keys. No further action taken.
An officer responded to a 911 call to the 800 block of S. Broadway Street for a dispute between two roommates. Upon arrival, the officer was told by the caller that he called because his roommate would not let him eat food from the refrigerator. The other roommate reported that she no longer wanted her roommate living there, and her landlords would not evict him. Both parties were informed that 911 is for emergencies.
An officer heard a woman yelling and using profanity in the area of the police station, and located a woman crying and upset in the 100 block of S. Street. The woman explained that she was on the phone with family, and was upset with them, apologizing for being so loud.
An officer was called back to the 800 block of S. Broadway Street; the caller reported she learned information about her roommate, whom she was trying to make leave. The caller reported that she was made aware of an old social media post made by her roommate, which she did not find to be appropriate, and said she felt that was enough to make him leave. The officer explained the process that her landlords would need to take.
A resident in the 100 block of S. Grove Street had a parking concern, due to several cars parking in the area for the circus. All vehicles were found to be parked legally.
A complaint of a white car driving recklessly in the area of S. Wright Street was reported to the police department, which was not occurring at the time. An officer spoke to the driver about the matter.