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The following information has been provided by Northmont area police departments. The information listed in this column is considered public record and is available to anyone seeking information concerning what is provided below.

For purposes of this column, the term “arrested” or “charged” does not necessarily mean the person was taken into physical custody. It could also indicate that a summons was issued to the subject in lieu of physical custody.

All the people listed as “arrested” or “charged” are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Wednesday, July 30


Police confiscated a go-kart in the 900 block of W. Martindale Road that a subject was trying to sell allegedly for a friend. During the course of an investigation the go-kart did not belong to either of the parties involved, so it was booked into the police property room until the owner can be identified.

Thursday, July 31

Clay Township

Breaking and entering to a storage barn was reported in the 8800 block of Baltimore-Phillipsburg Road. Unknown subjects entered the barn and removed a large amount of tools, most of which were Snap-On, Mac and Ingersol-Rand. On August 6 Officer Hawkins, Det. DeVore and Chief Van Gundy made contact with a suspect at the Phillipsburg Fuel Mart who had possession of some of the stolen property. The suspect was taken to his place of residence on Elm Street in the Village of Phillipsburg where several stolen items were discovered inside the garage. Police took a DNA sample from the suspect. All of the stolen property was seized as evidence.

Friday, August 1

City of Union

Unknown subjects scratched the passenger side of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Concord Farm Road. The scratch ran from the front fender and along the passenger doors.

Saturday, August 2

City of Union

A missing debit card and unauthorized transactions were reported by a resident in the 100 block of N. Main St.

Monday, August 4

City of Englewood

Residents of E. Wenger Road reported identity fraud. The victims had previously reported a breaking and entering at their residence and since then their credit scores had gone down. Unknown subjects had apparently opened a credit card using their identity and used another credit card to try to pay off the balance, but the charges were later reversed creating a loss. The victims contacted the bank that issued the credit card and a police report was requested to document the fraud complaint.

A counterfeit $20 bill was reported at Marathon. Police identified a possible suspect based on the vehicle’s license plate number. The counterfeit bill was taken as evidence. An investigation is pending.

Unknown subjects removed a purse from the front passenger seat of a vehicle by reaching through a partially opened window. The victim believes the purse was taken while she was at Buffalo Wild Wings but was not certain. At the time of the theft her doors were locked but her windows were partially open.

Police pulled a vehicle over for a traffic violation and found the driver to be a wanted person. Barbie Delane Fish, 37, of Huber Heights, was charged with driving without an operator’s license and was arrested on a warrant issued by Fairborn Municipal Court for failure to appear on an original charge of driving with no operator’s license and seat belt required. Fish was taken into custody and transported to the county jail.

Clay Township

David Towe, 28, of Dayton 45417, was charged with open container, operation without reasonable control and driving under the influence after an injury crash on Brookville Salem Road at the Interstate 70 exit ramp overpass. Towe exited I-70, failed to stop at a posted sign, crashed through several road control signs, collided with a large ditch and ended up partially into a soybean field. He was issued a court summons and transported to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment.

Disa Dandrea, 45, of Warren, was charged with failure to yield the right of way following a traffic accident on State Route 49 at Sweet Potato Ridge Road. She was transported by Phillipsburg EMS to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment.

Tuesday, August 5

City of Clayton

A resident of Inwood Avenue returned home and found a piece of gum at his back door that was not there when he left. The resident had just returned from buying back tools at two pawnshops that he believed were stolen from him previously. The resident noticed a business card placed in his door by a Clayton officer and immediately contacted the officer. Sgt. Sanders advised the resident that a female suspect was found with several items that possibly belonged to the resident, who then checked his home and discovered two pocket watches were missing along with a four piece tool set and a house key. The resident advised the female suspect was his son’s girlfriend and that his son and girlfriend had stolen from him before. Both were living at his residence until he kicked them out in mid-June. Sgt. Sanders showed the resident photographs of the recovered stolen property found in the suspect’s possession. The resident identified a Porter Cable tool bag containing a drill, Sawzall, light, circular saw and charger as belonging to him as well as a saw blade, two gold watches and a Panasonic phone. The property was released to the resident.

City of Englewood

An unknown white male subject entered an open garage in the 1000 block of Meadowrun Road and stole a leaf blower. The suspect ran east on Meadowrun after stealing the leaf blower.

Tiffanie A. Terrell, 29, of Dayton 45406, was charged with theft at Wal-Mart. She was issued a court summons and released.

City of Union

The theft of a boy’s bicycle was reported in the 600 block of W. Martindale Road.

Unknown subjects burned a cardboard box or paper bag on a resident’s front porch in the 200 block of W. Martindale Road. The fire was set next to a rug that was very close to the front door.

Unknown subjects placed a smoke bomb in a mailbox damaging the mail in the 100 block of Marrett Farm Road.

Clay Township

Breaking and entering to a barn was reported in the 7900 block of Sweet Potato Ridge Road. A pile of copper wire was stolen from the barn.

Wednesday, August 6

City of Englewood

Police responded to the Preble County Jail for a prisoner transport. Nathaniel A. Sorrell, 26, at large, was arrested on an Englewood warrant, released to an Englewood officer and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

Autumn Moon Netzley, 18, of Huber Heights, was charged with telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing. Charges were forwarded to Vandalia Municipal Court which will issue Netzley a summons to appear.

Michelle L. Gavin, 46, of Brookville, was charged with theft at Meijer. She was taken into custody and transported to the county jail.

An unknown subject removed a 55-inch Westinghouse LED television from stock and took it out of a locked side door at Kmart and fled the lot in a light tan vehicle, unknown make and model. Employees later discovered more items that had been stolen from the store. In each case the suspect left a lit candle next to where the item had been. Items stolen included two iPhone chargers, one pair of Joe Boxer socks, one air soft gun, two Fit Clip MP3 player cases and one Pay Anywhere credit card reader.

Clay Township

The victim of a recent theft in the township was contacted by a friend who saw property that was stolen from their barn for sale on Craigslist. The friend of the victim arranged to meet the seller at the Phillipsburg Fuel Mart. Officers also went to the Fuel Mart to intervene when the agreed upon sale item was presented to the buyer. Bradley Gardner, 26, of Phillipsburg, was charged with breaking and entering. He admitted to committing several break-ins and to selling a majority of the tools he stole on Craigslist as well as at Prosperity Pawn and Loan in Huber Heights. Gardner, who had been on parole for five years, had his parole revoked and was sentenced to 12 months by a judge due to his inability to pay court ordered restitution from a prior conviction.

Thursday, August 7

City of Clayton

A 1999 GMC Suburban parked at Winston Woods Apartments had a tire flattened, the paint scratched and antifreeze poured on the exterior and a 2000 Buick Regal also had antifreeze poured on it. The victim stated that on the evening of August 5 some teenagers began taunting him as he walked to his apartment. Words were exchanged and nothing further happened. A witness identified two suspects in the case. Police questioned one of the alleged suspects who denied any knowledge of the vehicles being damaged. The second suspect could not be located.

City of Englewood

Aaron Platts Scarberry, 20, of Englewood, was charged with criminal damaging after slashing the tires on a vehicle parked at the Vineyard Apartments. He was also trespassed from the property. Scarberry was issued a court summons.

Kelly Marie Gessner, 30, of Troy, was charged with theft at Wal-Mart. She was issued a court summons.

Carrie Louise Fleming, 27, of Clayton 45315, was charged with theft at Wal-Mart. She was issued a court summons and released.

Unknown subjects removed a 14-inch Stihl brand chop saw blade from a construction site in the Kmart parking lot.

City of Union

Police responded to Union Elementary for an arson fire. Unknown subjects set the dumpster on fire. Witnesses observed two males on bikes riding to the rear of the school prior to discovering the fire.

Friday, August 8

City of Clayton

Unknown subjects entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the 8100 block of N. Main Street and removed a pair of music CDs, a radar detector and a GPS unit.


Criminal mischief was reported at the city’s wastewater treatment plant where unknown subjects drove a pickup truck equipped with dual rear wheels between the blend plant and fresh water tank. The truck appears to have gotten stuck on a large rock and dragged the rock for several feet through the grass, a parking area and out into the street.

Unknown subjects removed a boy’s BMX bike from between a parked vehicle and a garage during the overnight hours in the 400 block of Brownstone Drive.

Unknown subjects removed a wallet from beneath a car seat in the Wal-Mart parking lot. The vehicle was unlocked with the windows down at the time of the theft.

Saturday, August 9

City of Clayton

Unknown subjects broke the driver’s side window on a work van parked in the 6300 block of Cheri Lynne Drive. Nothing was removed from the van.

City of Englewood

Kenneth D. Walker, 51, of Englewood (Clayton Zip 45315), was charged with theft at Kroger. He was issued a court summons and released. He was also trespassed from the property.

A 17-year-old female from Dayton 45417, was charged with theft at Wal-Mart. Charges were forwarded to juvenile court.

City of Union

William E. Reid, Jr., 38, of Phillipsburg, was charged with sexual imposition after grabbing a woman’s shirt and bra and pulling it away from her body on the front porch of Trish’s Café. Reid was taken into custody and transported to the county jail.

Steven Patrick Carpenter, 37, of Union, was charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated. He was issued a court summons and released.

Unknown subjects stole a boy’s bicycle from a front yard in the 300 block of Sheets St.

Sunday, August 10

City of Englewood

Jenny Marie Wintrode, 43, of Clayton 45415, was charged with driving under the influence and marked lanes of travel. She registered at .197 percent on a breath intoxilyzer test. She has one prior DUI conviction (Jan. 30, 2011). Wintrode was taken into custody and transported to the county jail.

Unknown subjects removed $70 cash from a wallet and a pack of cigarettes from a vehicle parked in the Pizza Hut lot at 565 S. Main St. The vehicle’s windows were down and the doors unlocked at the time of the theft.

Clay Township

Misti Blankenship, 46, of Gordon, was charged with criminal trespass in the 8500 block of Dodson Road. She was taken into custody and transported to the county jail.

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