Police Incidents


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

Nov. 5

Felonious Assault: At 8:25 a.m., officers responded to a residence in reference to a person being intentionally struck by a vehicle. Contact was made with Anthony Hall, who advised that Donald Miller intentionally struck him with his vehicle and fled the scene. Hall had minor injuries and refused to cooperate. A report was completed.

Possession of Drug Abuse Instrument: At 4:42 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Police K-9 officer, “Edo,” was utilized to perform a fresh air sniff of the vehicle and indicated that narcotics were/had been in the vehicle. Officers searched the vehicle and located drug paraphernalia. Nicholas Hatfield and Sarah Schwalbauch were arrested and charged.

Nov. 4

Dog Running at Large: At 3:41 p.m., officers responded to a residence in reference to a dog running at large complaint. Contact was made with the complainant, who advised that the dog gets out of its fence on a continual basis. The information was confirmed and the dog owner, Angel Navarrete Gracian, was issued a citation.

Possession of Drugs/Drug Abuse Instrument/Drug Paraphernalia: At 5:10 p.m., an officers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. The driver, Ryan Tucker, did not possess a valid driver’s license and was issued a citation. The vehicle was towed from the road, at which time a vehicle inventory was completed. During the vehicle inventory, suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia were located. Tucker and the passenger, Donald Sullivan, were both arrested and charged. The drug possession charges are pending.

Nov. 3

Theft: At 10:45 a.m., officers responded to CVS in reference to a shoplifting complaint. Contact was made with the complainant, who advised that an unknown male stole a Monster energy drink and departed. The unknown male was not located and a theft report was completed.

Nov. 2

Theft: At 1:41 p.m., officers responded to Walmart in reference to a theft. Employees advised that they had witnessed Chad Ingles Sr., at large, discard the shoes he was wearing and put on a new pair. Ingles then attempted to leave the store without paying for the new shoes. Charges were filed.

Nov. 1

Criminal Damaging: At 12:04 a.m., April Holley reported a criminal damaging complaint. She advised that unknown persons caused damage to her vehicle while it was parked at her residence. A criminal damaging report was completed.

Theft/Criminal Damaging: At 7:25 a.m., John Rankin Sr., of East Market Street, reported the theft of items from a van that was parked at The Gathering Place church.

Burglary/Criminal Damaging: At 9:36 a.m., Seth Grim, of Home Depot Drive, reported that an unknown person or persons broke into his apartment and stole several items.

Assault/Theft: At 10:12 a.m., officers responded to East Paint Street in reference to a fight. Upon arrival, contact was made with Elmer Smith, of John Street, who reported medication stolen. Contact was also made with James Miller, of East Paint Street, who reported that he was assaulted after Smith accused him of stealing his medication.

Oct. 31

Criminal Trespassing/Possession of Drugs: At 1:12 a.m., officers responded to a residence in reference to a criminal trespassing complaint. The complainant advised that Austin Defisher was at the residence where he had previously been banned from. Officers located Defisher and he was arrested. During a search incident to the arrest, prescription pills were located on his person. Defisher was charged accordingly.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Obstructing Official Business: At 7:38 a.m., officers observed a male in the 800 block of East Temple Street carrying a generator. An office made contact with the male to investigate whether the generator was stolen. The male was identified as Shawn Harris, who had an active warrant for his arrest. Harris fled from officers prior to being arrested on the warrant. After a short foot pursuit, Harris was arrested and charged.

Possession of Drugs/Drug Abuse Instrument/Drug Paraphernalia: At 9:08 a.m., officers responded to the Point gas station in reference to a male in a vehicle possibly overdosing. Contact was made with the male, identified as Scott Gary, who woke up. In plain view officers observed a used hypodermic needle. During a search of the vehicle, officers located more drug paraphernalia and suspected narcotics. Gary was arrested and charged. The drug charges are pending.

Theft: At 7:06 p.m., John Rankin reported a theft complaint. He advised that sometime throughout the day, unknown persons stole property out of his unlocked enclosed trailer. A theft report was completed.

Oct. 30

Possession of Drug Abuse Instrument/Obstructing Official Business: At 8:45 a.m., officers responded to the area of Gibbs Avenue and Pearl Street in reference to a fight. One of the involved males, Arthur Johnson, departed and was located in the area. Once officers attempted to speak with Johnson, he fled on foot and was apprehended after a short foot pursuit. He was in possession of a drug abuse instrument. Johnson was arrested and charged.

Breaking and Entering/Theft: At 4:54 p.m., Brady Jenkins reported a breaking and entering complaint. He advised that sometime over the past three weeks, unknown persons cut off the lock to his storage unit and replaced the lock. The storage unit was ransacked, and items were stolen. A report was completed and an investigation began.

Theft: At 6:19 p.m., officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting complaint. On arrival, contact was made with the complainant, who advised that Janette Shaw stole items. Shaw was located in the parking lot, at which time she was arrested and charged.

Oct. 29

Assault: At 12:03 a.m., Corey Richards reported an assault complaint. He advised that while walking on the bike path near Chrisman Park, three subjects assaulted him. The offenders were not located and an assault report was completed.