BLANCHESTER —Several incidents occurred over the weekend, Blancester Police reported.
On Saturday, Oct. 6:
• At around 12:40 a.m. Monday police responded to 302 E. Main St. on a report of a domestic dispute.
According to Police Chief Scott Reinbolt, Randy Demmery, 37, was arrested and charged with domestic violence and taken to the Clinton County jail.
• At around 1:45 a.m. police were dispatched to Ron’s Place at 126 S. Broadway St. for a fight.
“No fight was found, but officers recognized as man in the area as a fugitive wanted for a felony offense by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office,” said Reinbolt. “They arrested the man, Tommy Maffey Jr., 29, who provided his address as ‘homeless’. The Sheriff’s Office had no deputies available to transport Maffey to the county jail, and therefore a Blanchester police officer took him to the jail.”
• At around 2 a.m. the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office asked that an officer patrol the area of Second Creek Road and Rhude Road for a suspicious person, Reinbolt said, he suspicious person was not found.
• At around 3:30 a.m. Ptl. Ian Courtney attempted to stop a black Honda leaving Ron’s Place at 126 S. Broadway St. for operating with no headlights. The car fled and Courtney pursued the vehicle on State Route 133 South into Warren County.
“At that point the night shift supervisor called the pursuit off as provided for in departmental policy,” said Reinbolt.
Further investigation revealed that the car was driven by David Lloyd, 23, of Blanchester, Reinbolt said.
”He was arrested later in the morning and charged with fleeing a peace officer” and taken to the Clinton County Jail, said Reinbolt.
• At around 3:45 a.m. officers responded to Ron’s Place at 126 S. Broadway St. for a report of a car’s windshield being broken in the parking lot.
• At around 7:15 a.m. the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office asked that a Blanchester police officer check Reynolds Road for a suspicious man on foot.
“Ptl. Sarah Luken arrived and found the man to be John Lloyd, who was wanted on a warrant held by the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office,” said Reinbolt. “Lloyd was arrested and taken to the Blanchester police station, where he was released due to the Clermont County jail being full.”
• At around 10 a.m. an officer responded to 303 E. Main St. on a report of a burglary in progress. The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist; the house was found to be vacant and no one was inside, Reinbolt said.
• At around noon an officer responded to the theft of a bicycle at 510 E. Baldwin St.
“Further investigation revealed the bike was stolen by Shawn Fox, 30, whose whereabouts are unknown,” said Reinbolt. “A warrant has been obtained for his arrest.”
On Sunday, Oct. 7:
• At around 9 a.m. police, Blanchester Emergency Medical Service and the Blanchester-Marion Township Fire District responded to a traffic crash at S. Broadway and Burrough streets where an SUV had crashed into the front yard of a home, Reinbolt reported.
“The driver of the vehicle was identified as Christopher Pike, 35, who provided his address as ‘homeless’,” said Reinbolt. “Suspected narcotics were found in the car, as was a rig for injecting narcotics intravenously.
“Pike was unresponsive when police first arrived, but was revived by ambulance personnel with the use of Narcan. A Clinton County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to assist.”
Reinbolt said Pike was found to be under the influence of a drug of abuse and was arrested and charged with OVI and possession of drug abuse instruments; he was jailed and will answer the charge in the Clinton County Municipal Court.
“This case is a perfect example of why drug use should not be seen as simply a personal choice without consequences,” said Reinbolt. “Pike endangered the lives of others through his personal choices. I hope the penalty he receives in court reflects that fact.”
• At around 4:15 p.m. the Ohio Highway Patrol asked for assistance in stopping a vehicle they were in pursuit of coming into Blanchester. An officer staged on State Route 133 south, but the pursuit changed direction and did not come into Blanchester,” said Reinbolt.