Vandalia Police Reports

By Darrell Wacker -

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

May 31

Matthew S. Irvin, 45, was arrested on a warrant out of Vandalia Municipal Court for probation violation on an original charge of assault. He was taken to the county jail after bond was not posted.

A woman was transported to Grandview Hospital on an emergency mental health evaluation after she was seen running on Peters Pike and throwing items.

Eric D. Hatmaker, 23, was issued a summons for theft after an incident on E. Van Lake Drive.

June 1

Police responded to Sunbelt Rental on the report of a female being disorderly and refusing to leave the business. She abruptly left but left without her drivers license and trespass notice. They were logged in police property.

Police responded to an address on Crestwood hills Drive on the report of a package stolen from the front porch. The investigation continues.

Michael M. Walker, 26, was arrested for OVI and driving under suspension after an initial stop for driving with one headlight. He was released to a family member.

A vehicle was towed from Webster St. and Wyse Rd. following a vehicle fire.

June 1

License plates were confiscated from a vehicle on N. Dixie Drive after an initial stop for speeding. The vehicle was towed.

A vehicle struck a light pole on Poe Avenue and fled. The investigation continues.

June 2

Police responded to Kroger on the report of a stolen tablet. The stylus was found near the door but the tablet was missing. Video shows an employee walking out with the tablet. The investigation continues.

June 3

Police investigated a burglary at the Knights Inn on Poe Avenue in which unknown suspect(s) entered the locked office and stole cash. The investigation continues.

Residents on Brown School Road reported that a generator was stolen from their property. The investigation continues.

James T. Jeter, 58, was arrested for domestic violence after an incident at the Knights Inn. He was taken to the county jail.

A resident on Donoroa Drive reported that his wallet was stolen from a possible known suspect. The investigation continues.

Police investigated a theft from Longhorn Steakhouse in which a family of five ordered and ate meals and then left without any attempt to pay. The investigation continues.

A male was transported to Grandview Hospital on an emergency admission for a mental health issue.

June 4

A resident on N. Dixie Drive reported a burglary in which electronics and other valuable items were stolen. The investigation continues.

Donald E. Thagard, 42, was arrested for disorderly conduct/public intoxication. He was transported to the county jail after being unable to find someone to take custody of him.

A juvenile female was transported to Children’s Hospital after taking pills in an apparent suicide attempt.

June 5

Daniel Badalamenti, 54, was cited for criminal damaging after police responded to the report of a domestic issue on Stoney Springs Road.

A complainant reported a lost or stolen purse from a pair of businesses. The investigation continues.

Airline Dairy Creme reported a counterfeit $100 bill received. There are no suspects at this time. The investigation continues.

Vincent K. Crespi, 41, was arrested for domestic violence after an incident on Stoney Springs Road. He was taken to the county jail.

A resident on Foley Drive reported that unknown persons opened credit cards without his permission. The investigation continues.

June 6

A woman was transported to Grandview Hospital on an emergency admission after being found walking in the roadway on Peters Pike.

A complainant reported that his mother was wearing a diamond necklace at Hearth and Home and the necklace was missing the next day. The investigation continues.

Joanne C. Crespi, 51, was issued a summons for theft after stealing electricity from a neighbor by running an extension cord from the neighbor’s outside outlet.

A complainant reported that an unknown person attempted to forward his mail to a post office box without his consent. The investigation continues.

A complainant reported that her grandson’s shoes were stolen during a robbery at Art Van Atta Park. A witness returned the shoes and the complainant signed declined to prosecute.

Central Transport reported a suspicious package that was listed as a mattress but weighed 180 pounds. Butler Township’s K-9 unit indicated it was positive for drugs. A search warrant was sought for the package. The investigation continues.

An anonymous caller reported that a semi truck hit a traffic signal at the intersection of W. National Road and Dog Leg Road. No further action is required.

By Darrell Wacker

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

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


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