Vandalia Police Reports

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

July 16

Michael A. Morgan, 52, was issued a summons for disorderly conduct after becoming intoxicated and falling asleep with food on the stove that caused smoke to fill his residence and alarming other residents of the apartment building.

July 17

Unknown subjects shattered the passenger door window of a van on Cassel Hills Pool and stole a tote bag. The investigation continues.

July 18

A complainant on Crestgrove Avenue reported a vehicle being broken into and items stolen. The investigation continues.

Brian J. Guthrie, 42, was arrested for assault after an incident with his girlfriend on Thoma Place. He was taken to the county jail.

A complainant on Imperial Court reported that a known female subject robbed him at gunpoint while at his residence. The investigation continues.

Jamie D. Amos, 42, was arrested for OVI after being found asleep in her vehicle on James Bohanan Drive. She was released to a friend.

July 19

Preston A. Pettengill, 29, was arrested on a warrant out of Dayton Municipal Court after turning himself into Vandalia Police. He was transferred to the custody of a Dayton officer.

Zebib K. Tesema, 40, was issued a summons for disorderly conduct after being warned about playing music too loud at his apartment.

July 20

Lucinda L. Blythe, 53, was arrested for disorderly conduct/intoxication after an argument at the Super 8 on National Road. She was taken to the county jail.

A complainant on Kenbrook Drive reported that someone entered his pickup truck and took several items. The investigation continues.

A complainant on Bright Avenue reported that someone forced entry into her home through the front door. The investigation continues.

A woman reported a counterfeit $20 bill at the police department. It was placed in police property.

July 21

Kenneth J. Jackson, 29, was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after an incident on Continental Court.

A complainant on S. Brown School Road reported damage caused by an unknown vehicle on her rear bumper. The investigation continues.

July 22

Police responded to the KFC on E. National Road on the report of a theft from an employee wallet. The victim stated this was the third time money has been stolen from her while working. The investigation continues.

Police responded to the Knights Inn on the report of an iPhone. The investigation continues.

Douglas E. Martin, 28, was arrested for OVI after a stop for a marked lanes violation. He was released to his girlfriend.

A complainant reported that his personal information was used to open several accounts and that his mail has been diverted to an address in Florida. The investigation continues.

July 23

An adult female reported that she was sexually assaulted by an unknown person in a vehicle parked behind an apartment building. The investigation continues.

Aaron Anderson was issued a summons after ordering over $90 of food and beverages at Red Robin and then leaving without paying.

July 25

Police responded to the Vandalia Recreation Center on the report of a stolen wallet. The investigation continues.

A complainant reported an unknown person got control of his bank accounts and attempted to take $9,000 from his bank account. The investigation continues.

A complainant on Bright Avenue reported unknown suspects forced entry into an apartment that was undergoing remodeling. The investigation continues.

July 26

The manager at Rite Rug came to post to report two bad checks that were returned due to account closed. The investigation continues.

A complainant reported her fanny pack was stolen at the library. The investigation continues.

License plates were confiscated from a car parked at the Travelodge on Poe Avenue per BMV order.

Sean A. Williams, 34, was arrested on a warrant out of Miami County for failure to appear o a theft charge after being stopped for a traffic offense.

A complainant reported her phone being stolen from a bench at Vandalia Municipal Court. After viewing security video, Lajuana N. Matson, 46, was identified as a suspect. She returned the phone to the police department and was issued a summons for theft.

By Darrell Wacker

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