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.

April 20

A resident on W. Alkaline Springs Road reported that his adult grandson used his credit card fraudulently. Due to the age of the victim, the fraud is a felony. The investigation continues.

Officers were called to Scene 75 on the report of an ex-employee stealing an unknown amount of gift cards. The investigation continues.

Officers transported a make to Grandview Hospital for emergency admission after he held a knife to his wrist and threatened suicide.

April 22

Thomas E. Willett, 49, of Torrance, California, was issued a summons for assault after an altercation at the Travelodge on Poe Avenue.

Police attempted to issue a summons for assault to a known person staying at the Knights Inn but no one answered the door. The investigation continues.

Officers responded to the Auto Zone on E. National Road on the report of a robbery of a person. The investigation continues.

April 23

Complainants reported that their car window was broken out while they had lunch at the Ruby Tuesday on Miller Lane. The investigation continues.

A complainant reported the theft of a wallet and car keys from a locker at the Vandalia Recreation Center. The investigation continues.

April 24

After being approved for transient aid by St. Christopher Church, the Super 8 Motel manager reported a listed suspect had stolen several items and damaged the room. The hotel declined to prosecute.

An employee of Rite Aid reported that an unknown person attempted to fill a fraudulent prescription for Vicodin.

An officer responded to Taco Bell on the report of a hit and run accident. It is not clear if the other driver knew the vehicles made contact due to the slight damage. The investigation continues.

Cory L. Dear, 32, was arrested for OVI after a report of him being slumped over the wheel of his vehicle on Pool Avenue at Karns. He was released to a family member.

April 25

Officers responded to an address on Scott Avenue on the report of a runaway juvenile male. He was entered as a missing person.

Jerome G. Harris, 57, was arrested on a felony warrant for OVI out of Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. He was taken to the county jail.

April 26

Regina M. Holt, 37, was arrested on three warrants out of Dayton Municipal Court after calling the police department for a ride after being too intoxicated to find a bus stop. The warrants were for making false alarms and public intoxication. She was taken to the county jail.

A resident reported that he suspects a known person is hacking social media accounts and sending him messages from fake profiles. He has an active temporary restraining order against the person. The investigation continues.

April 27

Kyle R. Keefer, 31, of Camby, Indiana, was arrested for OVI after crashing into a vehicle on Helke Road. He was taken to the county jail.

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.