Miami County Sheriff’s Office reports

July 8

THEFT: A deputy responded to the 3000 block of Ginghamsburg-Frederick Road, Tipp City where the homeowner reported that someone had entered into the unlocked detached garage and took a lawn tiller and two chain saws.

BURGLARY: Deputies responded out to 1900 block of E State Route 41, Troy, after the homeowner called 911 to report a burglary complaint.

July 9

THEFT: A deputy responded to State Route 721, Laura, for a theft complaint. The homeowner advised he had multiple tools stolen out of his work garage on his property. He stated this incident might have taken place on July 7. The homeowner was able to provide a stolen property sheet.

July 10

THEFT OF PROPERTY: A deputy was dispatched to the 6000 block of Palmer Road, New Carlisle on a theft complaint. The deputy made contact with the homeowner who stated that she had a few items taken from her yard while she was at work.

The homeowner stated that when she came from work on July 8, 2015 she noticed that her washing machine was taken from the front yard. She stated that the washing machine was scrap but she put it at the end of her driveway behind a bush for her brother to pick up. She also advised that two bar stools were taken from her yard. She said she had two bar stools located in the front yard with a for sale sign in front of them. She stated that the sign must have blown over but they were not trash and were for sale. She noticed the bar stools missing on today’s date when she returned home from work.

She stated a white male driving a silver Buick stopped by the residence on Friday, July 3, 2015, asking about the washing machine. She told the male it was not for sale and she was giving it to someone. She stated she already spoke with her neighbors to ask if they saw anything and they did not.

BIKE RIDER BIT BY DOG: A man called 9-1-1 dispatch and reported he had been bitten by a dog. He explained while riding his bike on Markley road near Rangeline Road a small dog with a red harness ran after him. He stated the dog then bit him in the leg. He requested a squad respond to look at his leg.

The man had a small puncture wound in the back of his left leg on the lower calf. He advised us of the area where the house was that the dog ran back to. Deputies responded to 9300 block Markley Road and spoke to Pam Watson. She advised that it was her younger year old border collie that chased after the man on the bike. Further investigation will be conducted by the Animal Shelter and Health Department.

July 11

CELL PHONE FRAUD: A Troy resident advised he received a bill in the mail from AT&T for approximately $1000. The resident advised he does not own a cell phone. He contacted AT&T and advised them of the bill.

They were able to tell him a subject in Illinois had used his information to purchase a phone and a phone plan. They advised the reporting party to make a report with his local law enforcement, contact the three main credit report agencies and that AT&T would investigate the report.

DIRT BIKE STOLEN: A deputy took a theft complaint of a dirt bike in the 5000 block of Dayton Brandt Road in Bethel Township. The theft occurred sometime between July 8 and 9.

PASSED OUT AT THE PARK: A deputy was dispatched to Brukner Nature Center, located at 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Newton Township, Miami County, on report of a person passed out behind the wheel in the parking lot. David Locke was arrested for physical control.

July 12

JEWELRY FOUND: A reporting party called into the Miami County Sheriff’s Office to report that she had found some jewelry by a tree near the Greenville Falls. The reporting party said she would stop in the office to turn in the property.

July 13

THEFT FROM BARN IN BETHEL TWP.: A deputy was dispatched to the 5000 block of S. Dayton Brandt, Bethel Township, on report of a breaking and entering. The reporting party advised his motorcycle, John Deere Gator, a television, and a plastic tub full of fishing lures were stolen out of his barn.

CAR LOT THEFT: Independent Auto Sales reported that two of there vehicles had been broken into and items had been taken from interior and exterior of the vehicles.

TRESPASSING: A deputy was dispatched to the area of S. State Route 48 and Fenner Road to assist Pleasant Hill Fire Department on a report of possibly two people missing. The caller stated that he had left the scene to go get help for two people that had their truck stuck by the river.

He stated when he returned the truck was under water and he could not find the two people who were with the truck. After a brief search of the area, deputies were told by the two friends who had returned to the scene that both of the missing people were located and were safe at their residence.