Police Incidents


According to reports, the Washington C.H. Police Department responded to the following calls:

Jan. 28

Disorderly Conduct: At 10:28 a.m., John Kingery was arrested for disorderly conduct after he was warned several times to leave the area around 828 Aspen Drive, and failed to do so.

Theft/Drug Paraphernalia/Drug Abuse Instruments: At 4:47 p.m., a man reported his vehicle had been stolen without permission. Keith Lyons was arrested and charged with theft of the vehicle. He was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a hypodermic syringe.

Jan. 27

Criminal Trespass: At 9:21 p.m., Jahanshah Kohansimeh was arrested for criminal trespass after he was advised to leave 130 N. Fayette St. due to not having a legitimate reason for being there, and he failed to do so.

Jan. 25

Assault: At 4:24 p.m., a woman reported she was assaulted by a known male. She declined to pursue charges.

Overdose/Inducing Panic: At 7:26 p.m., the police department and Fayette County EMS responded to 742 John St. in reference to a suspected heroin overdose. Officers and EMS arrived on scene and discovered Sebastian Williams suffering from a suspected heroin overdose. Williams was administered Narcan and was transported to the hospital for further treatment. According to records, this is Williams’s fifth overdose. He was charged with inducing panic.

911 Call: At 11:41 p.m., officers responded to 312 Florence St. in reference to a 911 call. Officers arrived on scene and learned that Donald Pearson Jr. arrived very intoxicated, causing problems and attempting to fight the resident. Pearson was arrested for disorderly conduct and aggravated trespassing.

Jan. 24

Burglary/Theft: At 9:50 a.m., police responded to 1809 Columbus Ave., Room 220 (Bluestone Inn) in reference to a burglary and theft. Patricia Burlile reported that an unknown male knocked on the door to the room. Burlile opened the door and allowed the male inside the room. The unknown male then stole property belonging to Burlile and departed.

Overdose/Inducing Panic: At 1:25 p.m., police and Fayette EMS responded to 708 E. Temple St. in reference to a suspected drug overdose. Officers and EMS arrived on scene and located Samantha Bainter suffering from a suspected heroin overdose. Bainter was administered Narcan and was later transported to the hospital. She was charged with inducing panic.

Vandalism: At 3:05 p.m., Arleana Smith reported that while away from her residence at 424 S. Main St., property was damaged inside the residence.

Jan. 23

Vandalism: At 11:09 a.m., Jonathan Parsley reported that unknown suspect(s) caused damage to his vehicle. The unknown suspect(s) used a sharp object to cause damage to two tires on his vehicle. A report was taken.

Theft: At 1:57 p.m., an employee of CVS, located at 1795 Columbus Ave., reported that an unknown male entered the store. The unknown male concealed merchandise on his person. He attempted to depart the store and was stopped by a store employee. The male then fled the store and was not located by officers.

Suspected Overdose/Inducing Panic: At 2:04 p.m., police and Fayette County EMS responded to 1809 Columbus Ave. (Bluestone Inn) in reference to a suspected drug overdose. Officers and EMS arrived to find Danniel Minshall suffering from a suspected heroin-related overdose. Minshall was administered Narcan and began to respond to officers and EMS. Minshall was subsequently charged with inducing panic.

Obstructing Official Business/Underage Alcohol Possession: At 8:17 p.m., police received a complaint of two vehicles driving recklessly. One of the vehicles appeared to be chasing the other. Officers located the vehicles and conducted traffic stops. During the stop, a 13-year-old female gave false information to officers. The female juvenile was later discovered to be a runaway juvenile from Ross County. Inside the vehicle were several containers of alcohol. All of the occupants were under the age of 21. Courtney Smith, 18, was arrested for underage alcohol possession. Two 17-year-old males were also charged with underage alcohol possession.

Underage Alcohol Consumption & Assault: At 2:04 a.m., police responded to the area of Columbus Avenue near Ogle Street in reference to an assault complaint. Officers arrived and spoke with Dalton Snyder. He was found to be under 21 years of age and had been consuming alcohol. During the investigation, Snyder alleged that Steven Walker Jr. assaulted him. Snyder did have visible injuries from an assault. A witness verified Snyder’s account. Walker Jr. was located and arrested for assault. Snyder was subsequently arrested for underage alcohol consumption.

Jan. 22

Misuse of 911: At 8:05 a.m., the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office 911 center and Washington C.H. Police Department received numerous 911 calls from 318 N. North St. Apt. 209 (Washington School Apartments). The caller, later identified as Jahanshah Kohansimeh, repeatedly called 911 when no true emergency existed. Kohansimeh was subsequently arrested for misuse of 911.