Clinton County Sheriff’s reports

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 processed the following reports:

• A deputy was dispatched to U.S. 68 South near the Ohio Department of Transportation in response to a possible drunk driver heading southbound. According to the report, the deputy seized a Most Dope bag and a “rolled joint of unknown herbs.”

• At 4:30 a.m. on April 12, a deputy was dispatched to the 300 block of Dehan Road in Wilmington in reference to a possible assault. According to the report, a male subject allegedly assaulted a 39-year-old Sabina female. By the time the deputy arrived the suspect left the scene.

• At 9 p.m. on April 14, deputies responded to the 2400 block of Laymon Road in New Vienna for a non-responsive male. The 39-year-old male was transported to Highland County Hospital. The male’s phone was seized as evidence. No drugs or alcohol were believed to be involved.

• At 3:15 p.m. on April 14, deputies received a child endangerment report. According to the male reportee, his two-year-old son had bruises on his legs and arm while in the care of two subjects. The incident allegedly took place at the 100 block of North South Street.

• Deputies responded to the 300 block of Walnut Street in Port William at 4:05 p.m. on April 15 in reference to a theft. The report lists a dark green S&K tool box was stolen from the residence’s garage between April 6 and April 15.

• Deputies were dispatched to the 1800 block of Pratt Road in Blanchester at 6:59 p.m. on April 15 on a report of “firearm rounds entering the residence.” According to the report, a brass 7.62×39 rifle round was found. No injuries were reported and the report indicates alcohol may have been consumed.

• At 12:30 p.m. on April 16, deputies investigated a possible break-in at a business at the 4400 block of State Route 730 in Wilmington.The report indicates that someone pried an office drawer open and stole $290 in cash, four keys to exterior doors, and a third unidentified item.

• At 1:30 p.m. on April 17, authorities responded to the 900 block of State Route 380 in Wilmington on an alleged assault. According to the report, an unnamed suspect allegedly struck a 16-year-old female in the face several times during an altercation in the barn.

• At 2:04 p.m. on April 18, deputies were dispatched to the 4800 block of State Route 350 West in Clarksville in reference to a theft. The report lists a DVD player and an unidentified brown Philips item.

Sheriff’s deputies recently charged the following people:

• Ernest Booher, 52, of Blanchester, was charged with obstructing official business, making false alarms, and menacing. At 6:50 p.m. on April 10, deputies responded to the 1000 block of Shull Road in Blanchester in reference to someone making threats to their neighbors with a knife. According to the report, when they arrived Booher barricaded himself inside his residence. He reportedly refused to exit the home and began breaking the windows before making threats to harm himself with the glass shards. Deputies forced entry into the home and took Booher into custody. He was transported to the Clinton Memorial Hospital ER where he was treated and released. He was then transported to the Clinton County Adult Detention Facility and held on bond.

• Nina Willis, 41, of Martinsville, and Jamie Ross, 54, of Clarksville were charged with drug paraphernalia. According to the report, a deputy made contact with the two subjects in a parked car at the 200 block of Langdon Avenue in Wilmington at 5:13 a.m. on April 13. After further investigation, the deputy said he found them to be in possession of meth pipes.

• David Baker, 35, of Wilmington, and Benjamine Bach, 35, of Blanchester were charged with possessing drug abuse instruments. At 2:32 a.m. on April 14, a deputy stopped a vehicle on U.S. 68 South near Blanchester for a turn signal violation. According to the report, Baker and Bach were arrested after allegedly finding them in possession of drug abuse instruments.

• Charity Woodruff, 26, of Blanchester, and Anthony Rucker, 29, of Amelia, were charged with drug paraphernalia. According to the report, at 2:10 a.m. on April 16, deputies stopped a vehicle on North Broadway Street in Blanchester for a stop sign violation. Upon further investigation, the deputy found that Woodruff allegedly had drug paraphernalia at her residence. The deputy reportedly found meth pipes, which were taken. She and Rucker were arrested.

• Hiawatha Baker, 43, of Wilmington, was charged with assault. According to the report, deputies responded to Cowan Lake at 6:57 p.m. on April 18 on the report of a fight. Deputies came in contact with the subjects while in route. Baker was arrested for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old. He was also cited for possession of drugs and paraphernalia. Additional drugs were sent to the crime lab.

• Justin Jackson, 28, of Martinsville, was charged with an O.V.I. and possession of drugs. According to the report, at 9:40 p.m. on April 18, a deputy stopped a truck for a plate light violation. The deputy discovered the vehicle had fictitious plates. After further investigation, Jackson was allegedly found to be in possession of drugs and O.V.I. Items were sent to the crime lab and Jackson was arrested on scene for an O.V.I.

• Heather Dooley, 27, of Goshen, was charged with possessing drug abuse instruments. At 1:15 a.m. on April 21, a deputy performed a vehicle on U.S. 68 near Cuba for no front plates, marked lanes, and a stop sign violation. Dooley was asked to step out of the car and according to the report, “she dropped a used hypodermic needle that she tried to hide in her pants.”

By John Hamilton

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