Jun 14, 2013

Greenville Police Beat

Drug bust nets arrest, possible citations

GREENVILLE – A drug bust was executed on June 4 through a search warrant at 118 Montgomery St. Donald Lee Garrett was arrested and taken to the Darke County Jail. Another suspect, Ruth Caudill who is wanted on an active warrant, was cited for possession of drug abuse instruments. Numerous drug materials were found in the house. A third person, Courtney Weatherspoon, was provided a copy of the search warrant and advised the she could be facing charges as well. Both she and the owner, Larry Fourman, would be receiving a Notice to Abate a Nuisance.

Charles Jones, 701 N. Broadway, reported on June 5 that a wooden Indian statue was taken off of his front porch. There were no suspects.

On June 5, Darlene Delk, 217 Laurel Dr., reported theft of jewelry from her unlocked car. There was no damage to the vehicle.

On June 2, Tina M. Patterson, 307 Riffle Ave., made a noise complaint on Lanny Joe Spahr, 320 12th St. The defendant said he was sorry for having the music too loud but also said he played loud music purposely to upset Patterson. Greenville dispatch advised Spahr had already been contacted twice about the noise. Spahr was cited for the loud music.

On June 3, Marcie Manning, 430 E. Fifth St., reported that while she had been away earlier in the day, an RCA older tube box style television, $400 in $20 bills, three cartons of cigarette tubes and two boxes of tobacco had been taken. There was no forced entry and neighbors had not noticed any suspicious activity.

On June 7, Marie Edwards, 1335 N. Chippewa, reported her television and its remote were missing. Entry was through the back patio door, which had been damaged while being forced open. A canvas of the area resulted in no one noticing any unusual activity.

A known sex offender, Christopher Briner, has registered his address as 316 Tecumseh St., which is in violation of City Ordinance 11-10, which went into effect March 10, 2011. Briner was convicted on April 22 this year of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor. The residence is owned by Eugene Garber, Pitsburg, and is located within 1,500 feet of Emette B. Smith Park, 850 E. 4th St.

Jeremy Martinez was arrested on June 6 for violation of a civil protection order and transported to Darke County Jail. The CPO was awarded to ex-girlfriend Tracy Miniard. When the police arrived it appeared that Martinez was chasing after the vehicle that had Miniard inside. Martinez said he saw her at their residence and wanted to talk to her. When he arrived he kicked the door until the door frame broke. He said that he had not seen the civil protection order, however when officers searched it was in his pocket. The police were unable to cite Martinez for criminal trespassing or damaging as he hadn’t yet been evicted.


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