Vandalia police reports Dec. 6-8

By Darrell Wacker -

VANDALIA – The following police reports were received by the Vandalia Division of Police. All subjects are innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

December 6

Barend Dupreez, 39, was arrested for OVI after he was stopped on E. National Road after nearly striking a police cruiser. He was taken to the Montgomery County Jail due to not being a U.S. citizen and having no form of identification. His wife, Stephanie Dupreez, 28, was arrested for OVI/physical control after attempting to drive off in the vehicle. She was released to a friend.

Complainants on Westhafer Road reported damage to a pair of parked cars in the amount of approximately $1,000. The investigation continues.

December 7

A seventh grade student at Morton Middle School was arrested for making threats against another student at the school. He was transported to the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Center and recommended for expulsion by the Vandalia-Butler City School District. A full story on this report can be found in this issue of the Vandalia Drummer News or on our website,

An unknown subject spray painted the Jeffers Park building with pink graffiti. The investigation continues.

A complainant reported that someone at his employer took his jacket. The investigation continues.

Timothy E. Severt, 62, was arrested for public intoxication in the area of Scott and Bayonne with a bicycle. He was transported to the hospital for treatment.

A complainant came to the police headquarters and reported that a known employee of Joseph Airport Toyota stole his laptop. The laptop was returned, but the hard drive has been erased. The investigation continues.

James R. Wilson, 45, was arrested for receiving stolen property after a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Hampton Inn on Miller Lane for expired license plates. Investigation found that the vehicle Wilson was driving was was stolen out of Riverside. He was transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

Officers responded to the area of 22 Waller Ave. on the report of a suspect slashing tires. Tires on two different vehicles had been slashed but officers were unable to locate the suspect. The investigation continues.

December 8

A complainant stated that he placed his wallet on the kitchen table at Firehouse 1 on Peters Pike and cannot find it. He does not know if it is stolen or misplaced. A search of the building and trash had no results. The investigation continues.

Robin L. Stadler, 45, was arrested for disorderly conduct/public intoxication after an officer was dispatched to the area of Peters Pike and National Road. He was transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

A complainant reported the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle by his girlfriend that was supposed to be returned four days earlierr. The investigation continues.

William S. Macy, 28, was issued a citation for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop on E. National Road for an equipment violation. He was released with a warning for no head lights.

A complainant reported that funds were removed from his checking account without permission using a debit card that he still has possession of. The investigation continues.

After a report from a parent with a child on a school bus, a driver was cited for passing a stopped school bus with its flashing red lights on.

Diane A. Sydor, 63, was arrested for OVI after she was observed making two moving violations on Waller and Larry Avenues. She was issued a summons and released to a friend.

By Darrell Wacker