Information provided by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:
THEFT: An unknown subject gained entry to a barn in the 5000 block of Rudy Road, Tipp City. They took a large generator from the barn. This occurred sometime between 10: 30 p.m. Friday evening and 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE: A Richard Cheek came to the Sheriff’s Office complaining he was going to be evicted and trespassed from Motel Six in Troy. He advised he was staying in room 120. He advised he was not leaving the Motel Six even when requested. He then requested a deputy place barrier tape around his room.
Mr. Cheek began to rant about drug users and traffickers. He claimed to be of American Indian decent. He questioned the “white man’s laws” and compared them to “tribal laws” throughout the United States. He claimed to be a security enforcer for tribal law. He claimed tribal law did not free drug users and traffickers.
He claimed he was bringing several fellow Indians to Miami County to claim their land. He said the land in Hunters Ridge area of Pleasant Hill was Indian land.
He also claimed land around Troy but failed to reveal it.
Mr. Cheek admitted to being pink slipped in the past. He claimed the pink slip was for false accusations of threats toward police officers in German Township, Clark County, Ohio. He admitted to staying at Mercy Medical Center, Chillicothe Medical Center and the VA hospital for mental problems. He claims he does not trust non-Indian law enforcement. He said Springfield Police, German Township Police and Clark County S.O. are all corrupt and protect drug dealers like Mr. Mershon of Mershon’s World of Cars. Mr. Cheek did not make any threats of violence or verbalize suicidal thoughts. He did not appear immediately dangerous but showed hints of anti-government toward what he called “white man’s law”. Caution should be used when dealing with him.
STOLEN ITEMS: A deputy responded to 4705 W. US RT. 36 for a theft complaint and met with David Werling who advised his weed eater and leaf blower were stolen from outside the business. David advised the items were sitting in front of the building last evening around 8 p.m. When David returned to the business this morning, around 9 a.m.he noticed the items were missing.
BURGLARY COMPLAINT: A 3:15 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to 390 W. Peterson Rd. in reference to a burglary complaint.
OVI CRASH: A deputy responded to the 5000 block of Washington Road, Piqua, in reference a single motorcycle crash. The driver was charged with failure to control and OVI.
A deputy responded to the 700 block of S. Miami Avenue, Bradford, for a theft complaint.
STOLEN VEHICLE: Dispatch sent an information card out stating that Saunders Towing towed a vehicle from Big Mike’s BP on State Route 40, Tipp City. The dispatch card stated that a 2003 silver Buick Lesabre has been left in the parking lot for a few days. After further investigation it was found that the vehicle that was towed was a stolen vehicle out of Springfield.