CCSO responds to thefts from elderly across county

By John Hamilton -

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:

• Officials met with a 75-year-old New Vienna man of the 300 block of North South Street on a theft report at 3:29 p.m. on Nov. 15. According to the report, the victim advised during the previous week someone stole his vehicle. The victim also advised that someone stole the plates from another vehicle. The case is currently under investigation.

• A deputy was dispatched to the 100 block of South Sugartree Street in Clarksville in reference to a breaking and entering and theft report, at 10:44 a.m. on Nov. 16. According to the report, the caller advised authorities that various power tools were stolen from his 74-year-old father. The report lists two cordless drills, a chop saw, and a circular saw, valued at a total of $650.

• At 1:39 p.m. on Nov. 17, authorities were advised of a theft. According to the report, a 72-year-old Sabina woman advised officials of the theft of her credit card number. The victim reported that someone ordered $138.78 worth of merchandise with the stolen number.

• At 5:19 p.m. on Nov. 30, a deputy responded to the 3500 block of New Burlington Road in response to a theft. According to the report, a 78-year-old male resident advised that someone stole a deer blind off of his property.

•At 7:06 p.m. on Nov. 18, a deputy responded to the 1800 block of Frazier Road in Midland in reference to a welfare check on a male subject. It was advised that there was possible drug activity. According to the responding officer, a vehicle was observed at the end of the driveway occupied by two male subjects. The report indicates that the subjects began to move rapidly inside of the vehicle. After giving consent to search, possible methamphetamine was located on the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

• At 8:21 a.m. on Nov. 22 a deputy was dispatched to the 4800 block of State Route 350 West in Clarksville in reference to the theft of a generator from the bed of a truck from a 57-year-old male victim.

• At 9:54 p.m. on Nov. 29 a deputy was responded to an unknown address on Levo Road in New Vienna to meet with a landowner for a report of trash dumping. According to the report, the male landowner showed the officer that there were hundreds of shingles dumped in his field access.

• At 7:13 a.m. on Dec. 1 deputies responded to the 100 block of Main Street in Midland on the report of an unresponsive male. According to the report, a 60-year-old resident was found to be deceased from natural causes.

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

• Matthew Fahnestock, 31, of Greenfield was arrested, listed as an alleged fugitive from justice. According to the report, officials were advised by a Highland County detective that there was a wanted fugitive traveling through Clinton County. A vehicle with a male and female subject was stopped on State Route 73 in Wilmington. The male was wanted out of Kentucky with full extradition, the female subject was found to be wanted out of the Xenia Police Department on an outstanding warrant.

• Christian Foreman, 19, of Blanchester was arrested for alleged burglary. According to the report, at 1:45 p.m. on Nov. 17 a 21-year-old Blanchester female advised that Foreman came to her residence at the 1500 block of Middleboro Road and entered the residence without permission. The victim advised that Foreman assaulted her in the residence. The owner of the property wished to pursue charges against Foreman for trespassing.

• April Cox, 42, of Wilmington, was arrested for allegedly operating a vehicle under the influence, aggravated trespassing, and criminal damaging or endangering.

By John Hamilton

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