BLANCHESTER —A Blanchester woman was arrested after police say she used her grandmother’s car without authorization — then later it was found she possessed drug-related items.
On Monday afternoon a Blanchester senior citizen received a telephone call from her grandson, who said he had been in downtown Blanchester and had seen someone driving her car, according to BPD Chief Scott Reinbolt. The woman, who is 78, checked her garage and saw that her car was missing, then called police.
“Later in the afternoon the woman called the police station and said that her granddaughter, Kathleen Stock, age 27, had returned to the house driving the car,” Reinbolt said. “The victim stated she had not given Stock permission to use the car. Ptl. Jeff Lemmons responded and placed Stock under arrest for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.”
Reinbolt said Stock has been staying with the victim from time to time. He said a search of her belongings inside the house turned up a hypodermic needle, several empty gel caps of the type used to package heroin, and several cut straws used to ingest illegal narcotics.
He said Stock is currently on probation in the Clinton County Court of Common Pleas. She was taken to the Clinton County Jail.
Reinbolt said in addition to the charges for unauthorized use of the car, she will face charges of possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia.