Police Incidents


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

July 11

Disorderly Conduct/Obstructing Official Business: At 2:56 a.m., the police department was contacted by an intoxicated person who was unaware of where he was. Officers arrived and began speaking with the intoxicated person. The male refused to identify himself after several requests to do so. The male became agitated and argumentative with officers. Miguel Contreras was subsequently arrested for obstructing official business and disorderly conduct.

July 10

Criminal Damaging: At 6 a.m. while on patrol, officers located two vehicles damaged on the Bluestone Inn parking lot. Officers contacted the owners, Scott Clark and Ronda Bowling. Neither were aware that damage had been done to their vehicles. A report for criminal damaging was taken.

July 9

Receiving Stolen Property: At 2:02 a.m. while officers were investigating a suspicious vehicle, James Green, who wasn’t involved, interjected himself into the investigation. Officers made contact with Green, who wanted officers to know that he does not sell drugs and that everything that he owns, he steals, according to police. He advised that the clothes he was wearing were stolen. Green was arrested and charged. His clothes were seized as evidence.

Possession of Drug Abuse Instrument: At 2:30 a.m., officers made contact with two males riding bicycles without proper lighting. One male, John Fowler, advised that he was in possession of a “rig,” a used hypodermic needle. The drug paraphernalia was seized and Fowler was charged.

Possession of Drug Abuse Instrument: At 11:09 p.m., officers responded to the rear of a residence in reference to a male sitting in the vehicle, overdosed. The complainant advised that the male was holding a hypodermic needle in his hand and was passed out. Officers made contract with John Croy, who woke up and was in possession of the needle. He was treated, then arrested and charged.

July 8

Theft: At 12:10 p.m., Kennedy Lanke reported a theft complaint. She advised that sometime within the previous 12 hours, unknown persons stole her daughter’s electric riding toy from the back yard. A theft report was completed.

Assault/Criminal Damaging: At 11:05 p.m., officers responded to a residence in reference to an assault and criminal damaging complaint. Brad Forsythe and Melinda Patterson both had conflicting statements against one another. A report was completed and both were referred to the city solicitor for possible charges.