Darke County Ohio Police Blotter

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DEATH

April 1, 8:30 p.m.: Police were dispatched to a call regarding a deceased subject in the 500 block of Washington Ave. Upon entry into the home, the subject was located in the living room  laying on the couch on his back deceased. Greenville Township Rescue arrived on scene and called time of death at 8:40 p.m. Darke County Coroner Investigator also arrived on scene. The deceased subject was transported to the Darke County Morgue.

April 4, 2:04 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Treaty Way reference a deceased person. Upon arrival, police made contact with the complainant who stated she found her mother in-law deceased. Greenville Township Rescue arrived on scene and confirmed the death. Conferring with the Darke County Coroner’s Investigator the descendant was subsequently transported by Greenville Township rescue to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home.

TRASH/DUMPING

April 4, 2:09 p.m.: Police responded to the 100 block of Sweitzer Street in reference to a trash complaint. Upon arrival, police observed several loose trash bags laying in the backyard of the residence, along with other miscellaneous trash. Neither the trash or the trash bags were in the proper containers and the bags were not the approved city bags. Officers made contact with the home owners, Jordy Wolford and Alice Wolford. They were given a trash complaint and advised that they had five days to clean up the trash or clear it from the street. An e-mail was sent to the safety service director regarding the incident. Police will check back in five days to see if the trash is cleaned up.

WARRANT

April 4, 3:15 p.m.: Police were with Jason Thomas and Skyann Floyd in the parking lot of 695 Wagner Avenue, Rural King  in reference to a separate incident involving both subjects. Upon ending the investigation officers released both subjects from the scene. Thomas and Floyd both got into a 2004 Pontiac Montana mini van operated by Cheryl Baker. The vehicle left eastbound through the parking lot of Rural King. Then the Darke County Municipal Court advised dispatch that they had a signed bench warrant for arrest for Thomas. Dispatched informed police of the active warrant. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the Pontiac mini van near the parking lot of Hardees. They ordered Thomas out of the vehicle, and placed him into handcuffs which were gap checked and double locked. Dispatch confirmed that Thomas had an active warrant out of the Darke County Municipal Court for failure to appear for arraignment on an original charge of theft with a $525 bond. Thomas was searched incident to arrest with no contraband located. Police transported him to the Darke County Jail were he was incarcerated.

THEFT

April 4, 5:14 p.m.: Police responded to the 308 S. Broadway Street, Danny’s Place on a reported theft. Officers made contact with the complainant Larry Baker. He advised when he entered the bar today he realized a piece of stereo equipment was stolen and replaced with a different less expensive one. Larry advised this occurred on April 3, 2022 at approximately 9:26 p.m. Baker showed police video of the incident in where two individuals later identified as Joseph Teteer and Daniel Venrick can be seen unplugging wires from the stereo equipment and later turning the camera away to face the ceiling. Teteer and Venrick can also be heard on the video speaking back and forth where Venrick can be heard saying, “I’ll get the other one and we can walk it back in.” Baker provided officers with the video which will be attached with this report. Police collected the Ammoon branded equipment which was left behind as evidence. Baker completed a witness statement form and victims rights form which will also be attached with this report. Police then responded to the 400 block of E. Main Street to make contact with Venrick and Teteer. Officers were able to make contact with both Daniel and Joseph at the residence where Daniel admitted to taking the equipment and replacing the one they took with his. Venrick advised Teteer was not a part of the incident and was just present with him. Venrick also returned the Tapco branded equipment to officers, who completed a misdemeanor citation for theft and issued Venick his copy. Police also informed Venrick of his court date. All property was returned back to the rightful owners.

PROPERTY

April 4, 10:58 p.m.: Police responded to 100 E. Main Street, Circle Mart on a report of found property. Officers made contact with the complainant, Vicki Hiestand who works as a cashier at the business. Hiestand stated she located a small baggie containing a white crystal substance in the business. Officers took possession of the property, and transported it to the Greenville Police Department where they properly bagged it, and placed it into the property room for destruction.

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