Police Incidents


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

June 1

Trespassing/Prowling: At 1:43 a.m. while on patrol, an officer observed a male later identified as Tyler Evans trespassing on the property of St. Catherine Care Center, located at 250 S. Glenn Ave. Evans remained on the property prowling and hiding among trees. Management of the business was contacted and wished to pursue charges for trespassing. Evans was arrested and charged with trespassing and prowling.

Theft: At 11:57 p.m., Lorry Stroup reported that she was at Save-A-Lot and left her cell phone in the restroom. She later returned and discovered the phone had been stolen. A report was taken.

Theft: At 4:30 p.m., Scott Smallwood reported that an unknown person stole a push mower from 1025 Center St. A report was taken.

May 31

Criminal Damaging: At 3:36 a.m., Kathleen Criswell reported that unknown persons busted a window of her vehicle while it was parked at her place of employment. A criminal damaging report was completed.

Obstructing Official Business: At 3:21 p.m., officers observed Donald Jordan, who had an active warrant for his arrest. He fled on foot and was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.

May 30

Theft/Criminal Trespass: At 1:04 a.m., officers observed Donald Howland and Mindy Edwards on the Walmart lot, and both had previously been banned from the business. As the officers made contact with them, they observed stolen meat in their vehicle. Both were charged accordingly.

Assault/Disorderly Conduct: At 1:31 a.m., officers responded to Winkin Willys in reference to a fight. It was determined that multiple females were involved and one female suffered a laceration to her forehead. While conducting the investigation, Sarah Lister was arrested for disorderly conduct. An assault report was completed.

Criminal Damaging: At 11:33 a.m., Ashley Whiteman reported that unknown persons shot a BB through a window at her residence. A criminal damaging report was completed.

Theft: At 3:39 p.m., William Smith reported that unknown persons cashed a fraudulent check in his name to withdraw money. A theft report was completed.

May 29

Drug Abuse Instrument/Possession of Drugs/Drug Paraphernalia: At 2:04 a.m., officers stopped a vehicle that was involved in a robbery in Jeffersonville. The driver, Steven M. Miller, was arrested, at which time drugs and drug paraphernalia were located on his person.

Theft: At 7:54 a.m., Keith Kinzer reported at theft from his vehicle. He advised that sometime overnight, an unknown person entered his unlocked vehicle, popped the hood and stole the battery to his vehicle. A theft report was completed.

Theft/Criminal Damaging: At 9:39 a.m., Jennifer Ingram reported that while parked at the new reservoir, her vehicle was broken into. She advised that an unknown person busted the window to her vehicle and stole her purse. A report was completed.

Trafficking in Drugs F3/Drug Possession F3/Drug Paraphernalia: At 7:18 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. The driver, Jamaal Robinson, was advised of the complaint and officers observed drugs in plain view inside the vehicle. Robinson was arrested, at which time more drugs and paraphernalia were located. He was charged accordingly.

Theft: At 8:49 p.m., Roger Payne reported a theft of property. He advised that he gave an acquaintance a ride home, and then noticed his cell phone missing. A theft report was completed.

May 28

Theft/Criminal Damaging: At 4:12 p.m., Kirston Cordy reported that while her vehicle was parked at the YMCA, unknown persons broke a window out of her vehicle and stole her purse. A report was completed.

Theft/Obstructing Official Business: At 4:26 p.m., officers responded to Home Depot in reference to an animal complaint. Officers made contact with Richard Mick, who fled on foot through the store. After a short foot pursuit, he was arrested and charged.

Assault: At 5:05 p.m., a woman reported being assaulted by Brett Noel on May 26. She had visible signs of being assaulted, and an arrest warrant was clerked. Noel was later arrested and charged.

Theft/Breaking & Entering: At 6:32 p.m., Donna Bryan reported a theft that occurred sometime within the last few months. She advised that unknown persons stole her husband’s wedding band and $50 in cash. A theft report was completed. Bryan also reported that three window air conditioners were stolen out of a vacant rental she owns within the past year.

Open Container in a Motor Vehicle: At 9:16 p.m., officers responded to the parking lot of the Dragon Inn in reference to males consuming alcohol in a vehicle. Clayton Dyer was located in the vehicle consuming alcohol and was issued a citation for the offense.

Obstructing/Resisting Arrest/Disorderly Conduct: At 9:55 p.m., a woman reported a dispute between her and her live-in ex-boyfriend, Matthew Hammaker. He was intoxicated and very uncooperative with officers. Once he obstructed the investigation, officers attempted to arrest Hammaker, who began to resist arrest. He was taken into custody and charged.

Disorderly Conduct: At 1:06 a.m., officers observed Cole Hagler lying on the ground near Fayette County Memorial Hospital. He was under the influence and unable to care for himself. He was subsequently arrested.

Failure to Comply M1/Drug Paraphernalia: At 9:33 a.m., officers attempted to stop a vehicle, driven by Paul Henderson, for a traffic violation. He failed to comply and after a short pursuit was stopped. He was arrested and found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Theft of a Motor Vehicle: At 12:28 p.m., Dylan Tackett reported that his vehicle was stolen while parked at BP. He advised that it was unsecured with the keys in the ignition. A theft report was completed.

Misuse of Credit Card: At 12:47 p.m., Sherry Havens reported that unknown persons gained access to a credit card and made erroneous transactions on her account. A report was completed.

May 27

Failure to Comply F3/Trafficking in Drugs F2/Resisting Arrest/Drug Paraphernalia/Leaving the Scene of an Accident/No Taillights: At 2:56 a.m., officers attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Ryan Seymour for a mechanical violation. Seymour failed to comply and fled from officers. He eventually wrecked his vehicle during the pursuit and then fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit, he resisted while officers were attempting to take him into custody. Once in custody he was found to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Theft: At 2:50 p.m., an Ace Hardware employee reported a theft of merchandise. Officers identified the offender as Donald Jordan. A theft report was completed.

May 26

Prowling: At 2:06 a.m., officers observed James Trisdale in the rear of Cash Advance, and he quickly departed the site by going to the business’s dumpster. He was issued a citation for prowling.

Trespassing: At 5:04 a.m., officers responded to United Dairy Farmers in reference to a trespassing complaint. The complainant advised that Dallas Whaley and Cassidy Silvia were on the property after being banned for thefts. They were later located and charged.

Theft: At 9:55 a.m., Tony Sharp reported that sometime overnight, unknown persons entered his unlocked vehicle and stole items. A theft report was completed.

Inducing Panic: At 6:42 p.m., officers responded to Kohler Drive in reference to a male overdose in the grass. Blaine Bailey was treated for the overdose and arrested.

Obstructing/Resisting Arrest/Possession of Drugs/Drug Abuse Instrument/Drug Paraphernalia/Carrying Concealed Weapon: At 10:36 p.m., officers responded to 803 Kohler Drive in reference to a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, Phillip Davis fled from a vehicle on foot. After a short foot pursuit, Davis resisted while officers were attempting to take him into custody. After a short struggle, he was arrested and was found to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

May 25

Theft: At 6:31 a.m., Steve Balahtsis reported that sometime since May 5, his Rumpke trash can from his rental was stolen. A theft report was completed.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Drug Abuse Instrument: At 9:05 p.m., while officers were attempting to locate a male who fled from them, they made contact with Allison Trader, who was the male’s girlfriend. She was in possession of drug paraphernalia and was subsequently arrested.