Flurry of Blan July 4th incidents keeps police busy

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BLANCHESTER — Several incidents which required police response occurred within less than a two-hour period Wednesday afternoon in Blanchester.

At around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday Blanchester police officers responded to a reported fight in the crowded midway of the July 4th festival downtown, according to a press release from Blanchester Police Chief Scott Reinbolt.

He stated that officers on foot patrol in the area arrived in the 100 block of S. Broadway St. and found a crowd forming and heard yelling coming from the crowd.

“The officers dispersed the crowd and learned that a drunk woman had assaulted several people near an attraction being used for the entertainment of children,” Reinbolt said. “Officers spoke to witnesses and the victims, as well as the suspect, who was still present. The drunken woman, Amy Noe, was apparently under the impression that the victims had somehow harmed her child, who was not present.”

He said officers arrested Noe, 42, of rural Blanchester “for assaulting two women and attempting to assault one woman,” said Reinbolt, who added that, “Noe was taken to the Blanchester Police station for processing where she attempted to bite an officer several times.”

Noe was charged with two counts of assault, one count of attempted assault and one count of resisting arrest; she was transported to the Clinton County Jail by a Clinton County Deputy Sheriff, said Reinbolt. Noe will answer the charges in Clinton County Municipal Court.

Alleged fight

At around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday police responded to the 200 block of West Main Street after receiving a report of a fight on the lawn there.

Officers arrived and found a man in his late 20s with scratches on his body, but he claimed there was no fight.

Suicide call

At around 4 p.m. Wednesday police were called to a N. Broadway St. residence where a woman reported her husband had a gun and was suicidal, but had left the house, Reinbolt said.

“Officers were able to speak to the man via telephone, convinced him to return to Blanchester, where they spoke with him, as well as some relatives, who stated he was not suicidal and did not have a gun,” said Reinbolt.

Wright Street domestic

At around 4 p.m. Wednesday Blanchester police responded to 313 S. Wright St. on a report of a domestic dispute.

”The lone responding officer — other officers were tied up with the woman trying to bite them and trying to find the ‘suicidal’ man — separated and spoke to the man and woman present,” said Reinbolt.

He said the officer learned that the two live together, but are in the process of separating.

”An argument ensued over the man’s request that the woman leave the house, which resulted in a physical fight,” Reinbolt said. “ The woman stated the man grabbed her by the pony tail and flung her about the house while attempting to punch her.

The man, William Adae Jr., 42, of 313 S. Wright St., was arrested and charged with domestic violence, Reinbolt said, and he was taken to the Blanchester police station for processing and was then transported to the Clinton County Jail by a Clinton County Deputy Sheriff.

Adae will answer the charge in the Clinton County Municipal Court.

Reinbolt added that he was grateful to Clinton County Sheriff’s Deputies who assisted with some of the Wednesday incidents.



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