Butler Township Police Activity


By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@civitasmedia.com



BUTLER TOWNSHIP — The following police activity report was received from the Butler Township Police Department. All subjects are innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

November 29

Lightner Road, tires and rims stolen from vehicle that was parked in the parking lot of an auto shop.

N. Dixie Drive, The suspect, a cashier of the United Dairy Farmers, took money from the cash register, concealed it, and departed the store. The suspect was summoned into the Vandalia Municipal Court for theft.

Meeker Road, Victim reported that landlord changed the locks on the property she was renting from the landlord and thus has been deprived of her personal property located inside the residence. Landlord stated that property was abandoned. He entered, found a bed bug infestation, and disposed of the abandoned property left behind by the tenant in accordance with item twenty of their lease.

N. Dixie Drive, Responded to Wings Sports Bar for theft from a motor vehicle. Suspect was on video surveillance footage checking vehicle door handles. Suspect cut the soft top of victim’s Jeep and stole a laptop computer.

November 30

Epcot Lane, Suspect claimed to be father of a juvenile female who texted nude photos to victim, and demanded money from the victim to keep from contacting authorities. Investigation revealed phone number returned to a known “angry dad scam.”

December 1

Frederick Pike, Officers were dispatched to Soin Medical Center in reference to a sexual assault that occurred. Matter still under investigation.

York Commons Blvd, Walmart, Unknown subjects removed merchandise from store without paying.

December 2

N. Dixie Drive, Responded to Hearts and Hands for criminal damaging to a motor vehicle and a theft from a motor vehicle. The right rear passenger side window was busted out with a blunt object. Victim’s purse was also stolen from the vehicle. Victim provided suspect information.

Trailview Drive, Responded to Trailview Drive for theft of a UPS package. Resident advised that package was delivered and left by the front door before her arrival home. Package was missing when she returned home.

December 3

Walmart, Responded to Walmart for possible narcotics use in the parking lot. I located the suspect vehicle, and the operator was issued a summons into Vandalia Municipal Court for possessing drug abuse instruments.

December 4

Walmart, Unintentional overdose of two subjects in vehicle. Heroin and a needle found in vehicle.

Persons arrested or charged

Shannon T. Jackson, 45, warrant arrest for driving under suspension

Thomas L. Ross, 35, warrant arrest for driving under suspenson, aggravated burglary

Jazmine R. Kirk, 22, theft

William M. Trimble, 54, criminal trespass

Curtasey M. Brown, 21, warrant arrest for failure to appear

James D. Bumgardner, 33, warrant arrest for driving under suspension

Marcus E. Turnbill, 44, possession of drug abuse instruments

Linda L. Swain, 43, possession of heroin

Accident reports

November 28

Martindale Road

Unit #1 was traveling west on Martindale Road in the westbound lane and when at 651 Martindale Road, Unit #1 lost control of the vehicle, left the road right and went into a culvert located at this address.

Peters Pike @ Little York Road

Unit #1 was traveling southbound on Peters Pike in the left turn lane, and when at Little York Road, Unit #1 failed to stop within the assured clear distance ahead and collided with the rear of Unit #2, which was traveling southbound on Peters Pike in the left turn lane and was stopped in traffic.

Peters Pike @ Little York Road

Unit #1 was traveling north on Peters Pike in the northbound lane of travel, and when at Little York Road, Unit #1 failed to stop within the assured clear distance ahead and collided with the rear of Unit #2, which was traveling north on Peters Pike in the right lane and was stopped for a red traffic signal.

Benchwood @ Miller Lane

Unit #1 was traveling west on Benchwood Road in the right turn lane, and when at Miller Lane, Unit #1 failed to stop within the assured clear distance ahead and collided with the rear of Unit #2, which was traveling west on Benchwood Road in the right turn lane and was stopped in traffic.

November 29

Meeker @ Dog Leg Roads

Unit #1 was traveling west on Meeker Road in the right lane, and after having made the required safety stop at Dog Leg Road, Unit #1 proceeded into the intersection to turn left, and in so doing, failed to yield the right of way and was struck by unit #2, which was traveling south on Dog Leg Road in the right lane.

Miller Lane

Unit #2 was parked unoccupied in a parking space between the Red Lobster restaurant located at 6500 Miller Lane and the Drury Inn and Suites located at 6616 Miller Lane. Unit #1 either pulled into or backed into the space directly in front of Unit #2 and struck it. Unit #1 then departed the scene without providing any identifying information.

Kley Road

Unit #1 was traveling south on Kley Road in the right lane, and when at 11023 Kley Road, Unit #1 struck a tree that had fallen across the roadway.

November 30

Frederick Pike @ Little York Road

Unit #1 was traveling north on Frederick Pike in the northbound lane, and when at Little York Road, Unit #1 failed to stop within the assured clear distance ahead and collided with the rear of Unit #2, which was traveling north on Frederick Pike in the northbound lane and was stopped at a stop sign.

December 4

Little York Road

Unit #1 was traveling westbound on Little York Road in the westbound lane, and when at 3484 Little York Road, Unit #1 failed to stop within the assured clear distance ahead and collided with the rear of Unit #2, which was traveling westbound on Little York Road in the westbound lane and was stopped in traffic.

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By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@civitasmedia.com

Reach Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Reach Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.