Nov 22, 2013

Greenville Police Beat

Police respond to assault, rash of burglaries

On Nov. 18 police were dispatched to 219 E. Water St. regarding an assault complaint. Roxanne Longenecker was moving out of Sharon Snyder’s house. A dispute started over a microwave Snyder was going to hold until rent money still owed was paid. Longenecker admitted to spitting in Snyder’s face and attempting to choke her. Snyder had visible scratch marks and bruising on her neck area near her collar bone. Longenecker was cited for assault and warned reference trespassing.


On Nov. 6 an unknown suspect pulled into the Circle Mart Gas Station and pumped fuel, then left without paying. Suspect was driving an early 1990’s short bed pickup truck, dark blue or almost black. It was possibly an S-10 with no tail gate, had some rusted areas and has a white light showing to the rear of the vehicle on the passenger side. Suspect was a white male, 5 ft. 10 inches to 6 ft. tall wearing a heavy jacket with the hood pulled around his face.

On Nov. 17 police were dispatched to a residence on a theft of drugs. The victim had gotten her medication (methadone) in Richmond on Nov. 14. Three bottles were locked in a bag and stored. The victim took one dose on Nov. 15. Over the next couple of days the victim was transported to Wayne ER and also had a family emergency. On Nov. 17 the victim was going to take her next dose and discovered the bag was missing. There was no visible forced entry and no suspects.

On Nov. 17 police were dispatched to 643 Sweitzer St. to speak with Tracy Miniard regarding a burglary. She stated she was moving out of her residence and came home to find her front door forced open and a 55-inch flatscreen TV stolen. She named a suspect who had admitted to stealing a 48-inch TV before and selling it. She said she let that pass but felt this TV was stolen by the same person. Attempts to reach the individual have not yet been successful.

On Nov. 9 police responded to 209 Euclid Ave. Apt. A regarding theft from a shed behind the residence. The victim Todd Magato said an unknown suspect damaged the lock and took a Craftsman push lawn mower, Craftsman weed eater, Craftsman gas blower and a five gallon gas can. Nothing further.

On Nov. 11 police responded to 216 Rhoades Ave. regarding a theft and damage to Chasity Shumaker’s vehicle. Various items had been removed and the sunroof had been damaged by an unknown item. No suspects.

On Nov. 9 police were investigating a Breaking & Entering at 150 Central Ave. when they noticed a door standing open in a detached garage behind 144 Central Ave. The door had been forced open. The victim, Jaime Kiser, advised her son’s BMX style bicycle with foot pegs was missing. It was spray painted black and gold. No suspects or witnesses.

On Nov. 9 police responded to 211 Central Ave. regarding a burglary to a detached garage. The victim Jamie Acton advised his son’s mongoose bike had been taken. The victim’s vehicle had also been ransacked but nothing appeared to be taken. Nothing further.

On Nov. 9 police responded to 216 Harrison Ave. regarding a Breaking & Entering into a garage. The victim Sharon Condy advised subjects broke the window on the west side of the garage and took a Craftsman leaf blower; possibly a rake as well. While on the call at 211 Central Ave. a citizen advised there was a leaf blower and a rake near the citizen’s fence that did not belong to him. The leaf blower was a Craftsman. The items were returned to the owner.


On Nov. 14 police responded to 217 E. Fifth St. due to a small hole in the bedroom ceiling of the complainant, Pamela Miller. She also observed two markings on a wood hutch near the area where the hole was in the ceiling. Further searching revealed a bullet on the floor under the hutch. Police spoke with another resident regarding the possibility of accidental discharge of a weapon but were advised he was a convicted felon and not allowed to have any weapons. Police were given permission to check the area and discovered no weapons. The bullet was collected as evidence and identified as possibly a 9 mm or .380.


On Nov. 14 police went to 270 Dogwood Dr. and arrested Joshua E. Fink on a Felony Warrant from West Minster Police Department, Adams County, Col. The warrant was for sexual exploitation of a child via telecommunication, and indecent exposure. The defendant was transported to Darke County Jail.


On Nov. 13 police were dispatched to 511 Markwith Ave., Greenville City Schools bus barn, regarding a complaint from school bus driver Jennifer Bruns. She stated she was on 217 Rhoades Ave., had stopped the bus with stop sign out, door open and red lights flashing. A “gold/champagne minivan, license FSJ7004” passed the bus. The owner Matthew Stevens admitted passing the stopped bus, saying the sun was in his eyes and the windows were slightly frosted. He will be issued a citation.


On Nov. 6 police were dispatched to CVS Pharmacy, 1009 E. Main St. regarding a trespassing complaint. The store manager advised a female at the checkout counter was previously trespassed from the property. The officer knew her as Carissima Rapier. Dispatch verified there was a trespass for the location on Sept. 26, 2013. Rapier was escorted outside and cited for criminal trespass.


On Nov. 12 police were dispatched to 726 Martin St. regarding unauthorized use of a vehicle. The victim Angela Kotey said she allowed a named suspect to use her vehicle in March 2012 for a couple of months. The suspect was arrested on a warrant on Memorial Day 2012. The suspect said he would get an address where the vehicle was located and have his mother relay the information to Kotey. This did not happen; Kotey wanted to press unauthorized use of a vehicle charges on the suspect. Attempts to follow up on the suspect have not been successful.


The Greenville Police Beat is prepared from public records available at the Greenville Police Department. Every effort is made to balance the public’s right to know with the rights of the individuals involved. Readers are encouraged to contact Greenville Police if they have information or concerns regarding these or any other incidents they see. The Early Bird notes all suspects are innocent until proven guilty and welcomes comments and concerns regarding this community service.


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