Darke County Ohio Police Blotter

Greenville police blotter

TRAFFIC

Feb. 8, 9:51 a.m.: Police were dispatched to the Greenville Police Department in reference to a Passing a Stopped School Bus complaint. Upon arrival, officers reviewed video surveillance footage from the school bus. In the video, an Orange Ford Fiesta traveled eastbound in the 1000 block of East Fourth Street. A school bus is facing west bound in the 1000 block of East Fourth Street actively unloading children. The school bus had its red visual lights and extended stop signs deployed when the driver of the Ford Fiesta passes the stopped school bus at 4 p.m. and continued traveling eastbound on East Fourth Street. Video footage from the school bus was able to show the registration, which belonged to Ricky Yount, who lives in Greenville. Officers made contact with Yount at his residence. Yount stated that he’s the only subject who operates the vehicle. He admitted to driving the vehicle around the time of the incident, and stated that he went to Snap Fitness between Officers went to Snap Fitness and were able to get security camera footage of Yount arriving at Snap Fitness at 4:04 p.m. hours approximately three minutes after alleged traffic offense. Yount was issued a traffic citation for passing a stopped school bus.

DISORDERLY

Feb. 9, 9:54 p.m.: Police were dispatched to the intersection of South Broadway Street and East Third Street on a report of a fight. Upon arrival, officers separated the involved parties, and spoke with Matthew Sheard. He was highly intoxicated and admitted to drinking within the last few hours. Sheard was able to contact his mother, Joyce Dotter to come pick him up. He was transported to the Greenville Police Department to wait in the lobby for Dotter to pick him up. While waiting in the lobby, Sheard spit multiple times inside of the lobby, and urinated on the East wall of the Greenville Police Department. He is on video spitting in the lobby. Officers spoke with him about the incident, and he admitted that he urinated on the wall. The video was placed into the file in the report. Sheard was cited for littering and advised of his court date, was released to his mother.

Feb. 10, 8:48 a.m.: Police were dispatched to the 100 block of West Fourth Street in reference to a male subject being struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, police made contact with Steven Karnehm and Cody Bailey, who were standing on the sidewalk. Karnehm explained that Logan Fellers was driving a Dodge Charger eastbound on West Fourth Street in front of the courthouse. He advised that he threw up his hands and started yelling at Fellers as he drove by the courthouse. Fellers then stopped his vehicle in the middle of the street. Karnehm ran out into the middle of the street and used his fist to strike the rear door of Fellers’ vehicle, who then put the vehicle into reverse and attempted to strike Karnehm with the vehicle, Karnehm was able to get out of the way and started walking backwards towards the sidewalk. Fellers then put the vehicle into drive and accelerated quickly towards Karnehm, hitting Karnehm with his vehicle. Fellers then drove the Greenville Police Department to file a report of the incident. Karnehm refused any medical treatment and refused to fill out a written statement on the incident. He also stated that he did not wish to press charges and refused to cooperate any further. He did state that “he would take care of it.” Fellers at the Greenville Police Department. He filled out a written statement reference the incident and stated he did not wish to pursue charges against Steven. Due to the fact that both parties do not want any charges and refuse to cooperate any further, neither party was charged.

WARRANT

Feb. 9, 2:05 p.m.: Police were on patrol in the 100 block of Walker St. While on patrol officers noticed Joshua Johnson walking in the area. They had prior knowledge that Johnson had an active bench warrant out of the Greenville Police Department for failing to appear on a trial with the original charge of failing to reinstate his license. He was arrested transported to the Darke County Jail where he was held on a $225 bond. 

TRASH DUMPING

Feb. 10, 8:39 a.m.: Police were dispatched to the 300 block of  Washington Avenue in reference to a trash complaint. Upon arrival, officers observed several large trash bags sitting behind the residence, some of which were broken open causing trash to fall out. Police then observed trash on the front porch along with another large trash bag. They made contact with the resident, Derrick Taylor. He was issued a trash notification. Safety Service Director Ryan Delk was notified by phone. Nothing further at this time.

VANDALISM

Feb. 10, 10:48 a.m.: Police were dispatched to Las Marias, 1160 Russ Rd. in reference to a vandalism complaint. Upon arrival, police spoke with complainant, Roberto Munoz, who stated that sometime between 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, and 10 a.m. on Feb. 10, an unknown person or persons broke two windows on the west side of the building. The windows were measured approximately 48″ inches wide by 106″ inches tall and appeared to have been broken with a brick that was laying on the sidewalk. Munoz stated they have no working cameras. Munoz further stated no entry was made into the building. No further information or leads.

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