Nov 29, 2013

Greenville Police Beat

Suspect runs from police, but denies wrong doing

On Nov. 22 police responded to the 400 block of Washington Street regarding a suspect yelling and beating on the windows of a Ritter Plumbing van with a traffic cone. He was breaking the windows. Police observed the suspect running away and falling in the area of Wayne and Walker. He got up and continued running. Police told him to stop, which he didn’t. The suspect ran to an alley near Harrison but was blocked by fencing. With police continuing to tell him to stop, he attempted to climb the fence but couldn’t. Police took him into custody and discovered a baggie of what appeared to be marijuana in his pocket. The suspected denied any wrong doing and denied running away from police. He refused to give his name but reportedly told another officer it was Justin Shilt. He denied doing damage to the van. He advised the arresting officer he was just a passenger in a car and shouldn’t have been stopped, repeating he didn’t run from police. He said he was at a friend’s house the whole night. Statements were taken from witnesses. Shilt was arrested on charges of criminal damaging, drug abuse and obstructing justice, all misdemeanor citations, and transported to Darke County Jail.

On Nov. 19 police were dispatched to Greenville Transmission and Engine Repair regarding a criminal mischief complaint. Brittany Lipps stated approximately six to eight weeks ago her vehicle started running badly and continued to get worse. The shop discovered sugar had been dumped in the gas tank. Lipps stated she had no idea who might have done it.


On Nov. 20, police were dispatched to 636 Washington Ave. regarding a physical domestic. Clayton and Amanda Hans were arguing over a child losing a lens for Amanda’s glasses. Clayton had a large red knot above his left eye. Amanda had two small scratches on the right side of her face. Amanda said Clayton lost his temper and struck her; she kicked him to get him to stop. Clayton said Amanda started kicking him and he defended himself by raising his arm which came into contact with her face. Clayton called police. Amanda was found to be primary aggressor, arrested for domestic violence and transported to Darke County Jail. Clayton was also charged with Domestic Violence. Both were misdemeanor violations. Three children were placed with grandparents.


On Nov. 23 police were dispatched to Michael’s Resource Center regarding a fight. One resident reportedly was making obscene gestures toward another. That individual, in turn, shoved the other and punched him in the face. The other person then punched the first one. Police obtained written statements; juvenile probation arrived on the scene and requested police take one of the juveniles to the police station. He made arrangements for the juvenile to be transported to West Central.

On Nov. 24 police responded to Michael’s Home regarding four juveniles who had left the home without permission. An employee stated the four individuals left the home on foot with bags of clothing. They had been told due to getting into trouble they wouldn’t be able to go home for Thanksgiving with their families. Three of the juveniles were found and had to be pursued to be taken into custody. They were transported to West Central by juvenile probation. The fourth individual was still being sought at the time of the report.

On Nov. 20 police responded to an assault by a student on another one at Greenville High School that was caught on video. The suspect jumped the student from behind, punching the student and leaving the victim on the floor. The student said it was due to an argument the two had been having for nearly two weeks. The suspect was cited for assault and will likely be suspended from school. The suspect’s mother had to be contacted by the Darke County Sheriff as the listed phone number was out of service.


On Nov. 20 police responded to the Greenville Police Department to speak with Justin Shilt regarding a theft complaint. Shilt said someone had rifled through his vehicle and taken a number of items, including work papers in a backpack. He said the vehicle had been locked but there were no signs of forced entry. No damage. No suspects at this time.


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.


Anonymous said...

the police should be held actable for the way they treat people with mental problems

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