Police Incidents


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

June 6

Theft/Criminal Trespass: At 4:38 p.m., James Trisdale, of Forest Street, was arrested for theft after he departed Tractor Supply Company without paying for items. Trisdale was also charged with criminal trespass as he had previously been banned from TSC.

Breaking and Entering/Theft: At 6:45 p.m., Demetre Balahtsis, of South North Street, reported that an unknown person entered a residence he is currently remodeling and stole tools.

June 4

Burglary: Officers responded to the Washington Cemetery in reference to a burglary complaint. An employee of the city was preparing to mow and found the door to a garage unsecured. Unknown person(s) entered the garage and removed property. The incident is under investigation.

Criminal Damaging: Officers responded to 1541 Delaware St. Amada Berry advised that she was away from the residence for a few days. Upon her return she found that unknown person(s) caused damage to the rear door on the residence and her vehicle. A report has been taken.

June 3

Suspicious Person: Officers responded to Fox Jewelers in reference to two males causing a disturbance. The males departed prior to officers’ arrival, but a description was obtained. The two males were located at the Mobil Station getting gas. Officers made contact with the suspicious males. K-9 officer, “Edo,” was utilized to conduct a free air sniff around the vehicle. Edo alerted on the vehicle for narcotics. The male was identified as Rem M. Skeens. While the vehicle was being searched, the stated male attempted to drop suspected narcotics on the ground to dispose of them. Other suspected narcotics were located on the male, who was charged with tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Theft: Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a theft complaint. A male fled prior to officers’ arrival, but was shortly located at McDonald’s. The male was identified as Mark A. Warner. He was found to be in possession of the stolen merchandise as well as suspected narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Charges were filed accordingly.

Criminal Damaging: Officers responded to 326 E. Market St. in reference to a damaged screen and kitchen chair. The complainant advised that during a domestic altercation between Zachary Goodwin and another person, Goodwin damaged the stated property. The complainant was referred to the city solicitor.

June 2

Suspicious Person: Officers responded to Kroger in reference to a male, later identified as Victor Guillermo Bentancur, sitting in his vehicle awake but slurring his speech. Officers made contact and he became argumentative with them. K-9 officer, “Edo,” was utilized and made a positive indication on the vehicle for narcotics the male was sitting in. During a search, drug paraphernalia was located and the male was arrested and charged with inducing panic and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Disorderly Conduct/Drug Abuse Instruments/Resisting Arrest: Officers responded to 834 Columbus Ave. in reference to an intoxicated male trespassing. Contact was made with Steve Brewer. He failed to follow direct orders given by officers and was arrested. During his arrest, he resisted. Several hypodermic needles were located in his possession. Brewer was charged with disorderly conduct, possession of drug abuse instruments and resisting arrest.

June 1

Assault: Around 1:06 p.m., officers responded to 721 Yeoman St. for an assault complaint. A woman advised that she was tackled onto a bed by a known female and struck several times. The incident was investigated by responding officers and the victim was referred to the city solicitor for charges.

Identity Fraud: Emily Riley reported that unknown person(s) had gained access to several of her accounts. The incident is under investigation.

Theft: Officers responded to 901 E. Temple St. in reference to a theft complaint. Misty Lowe advised that on June 1, she had went to Sav-A-Lot. While inside the business, unknown person(s) removed her wallet from her purse while it was in the shopping cart. The incident is under investigation.

Theft: Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a theft incident. Erika Wilson advised that she was at the self-checkout and her personal cell phone was left at the checkout station. When she realized it was left, she returned and did not locate the cell phone. An unknown white male was observed taking the cell phone, but cannot be identified due to him wearing a face mask and ball cap.

May 30

Criminal Damaging/Criminal Mischief: At 7:24 a.m., residents in the 200 block of West Market reported items moved, items stolen, and trash scattered about the area.

Criminal Damaging/Criminal Mischief: At 8:56 a.m., Summers Funeral Home, West Market Street, reported that sometime overnight, trash was scattered in the parking area, and a window was broken to a shed on the property.

Possession of Drugs/Receiving Stolen Property: At 6:09 p.m. while on a traffic stop, Karen McCollum, of Linden Avenue, was arrested for receiving stolen property after the license plates on her vehicle were found to have been reported stolen. While preparing to tow the vehicle, suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia were located.

Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments/Possession of Drugs: At 7:10 p.m., after responding to a possible overdose, Robert Coil was located slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle at Kentucky Fried Chicken. While being treated, a syringe and suspected drugs were located. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Theft/Criminal Trespass: At 9:36 p.m., Troy Perkins, of Washington Avenue, was arrested at Walmart after concealing several items and attempting to leave the store without paying. Perkins had previously been banned from Walmart and was also charged with criminal trespass.

May 28

Theft: At 9:32 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of East Market St. in reference to a theft. The victim advised while mowing his front yard, unknown person(s) stole his leaf blower.

May 27

Burglary/Theft: At 2:14 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of West Ohio Avenue in reference to a burglary. Contact was made with the victim, who advised that while he was not home, someone entered his residence and stole items.

Wanted Person: At 4:19 p.m., officers responded to Adena Fayette County Hospital in reference to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office having Roy McGlone in custody. McGlone had an outstanding failure to appear warrant.

Theft: At 8:55 p.m., officers responded to the police department in reference to a theft. Contact was made with the victim, who advised unknown person(s) had stolen her license plate.

May 26

Violation of Protection Order: At 6:53 p.m., officers were dispatched to 1025 Dayton Ave. in reference to a protection order violation. It was learned that the offender was inside the apartment of the protected person. The offender departed prior to officers’ arrival. A warrant was clerked for the offender.

May 24

Disorderly Conduct by Intoxication: At 6:25 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of East Market Street in reference to a disturbance. Officers made contact with Timothy Bart, of East Temple Street, who was highly intoxicated and attempting to start a physical altercation with a female. Bart was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication.

Obstructing Official Business: At 8:03 p.m. while on patrol, an officer attempted to make contact with a suspicious male near the Bluestone Inn. The male fled from the officer and refused to stop when ordered to do so. The male, Tyler Drake, of Heritage Drive, was caught and arrested.

Criminal Damaging: At 10:21 p.m., Sharon Dee, of Rawling Street, reported that some of her clothing was damaged by a known suspect pouring bleach on them. Dee was referred to the city solicitor for the filing of charges.

Criminal Damaging: At 12:38 a.m., Logan McCoy, of Peddicord Avenue, reported that a window to his residence was damaged by an unknown person striking it with an object, possibly a baseball bat.

May 22

Theft: At 3:35 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Columbus Avenue in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, contact was made with the victim, who advised her boyfriend had dropped her cell phone in the yard of the residence and when they called the phone, an unknown male answered it.

Criminal Damaging: At 2:44 p.m., officers responded to Independence Court in reference to a criminal damaging complaint. Upon arrival, contact was made with the victim, who advised that sometime overnight unknown person(s) had keyed her vehicle.

Assault: At 4:24 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Eastern Avenue in reference to a fight. Upon arrival, officers received conflicting stories from the individuals involved. All alleged victims were referred to the city solicitor for charges.

Theft: At 6:13 p.m., officers responded to 1397 Leesburg Ave. in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, contact was made with lost prevention and Danyelle Yerian. Yerian had swapped bar codes on multiple items and paid for a lesser amount than what she should have. Yerian was issued a summons for theft.

Criminal Damaging: At 11:57 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of East Paint Street in reference to a criminal damaging complaint. Upon arrival, contact was made with the resident, who advised unknown person(s) had broken a bedroom window. A report was completed.

May 19

Aggravated Menacing/Abduction: At 7:44 a.m., the victim came to the police department to report a forcible abduction with a firearm. The incident is under investigation.

Aggravated Menacing: At 1:36 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of Eastern Avenue in reference to the victim allegedly being threatened by a subject that lives with him. The victim was referred to the city solicitor for charges.

Assault: At 2:48 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Fourth Street in reference to a disturbance. While officers were en-route, the victim called back and advised that she had been assaulted by Rita Groves. Officers located Groves, who admitted to assaulting the victim. Groves was arrested and served a criminal complaint.

Theft: At 9:14 p.m., officers responded to Walmart in reference to the victim having her wallet stolen. The victim advised that the theft occurred sometime while she was shopping.

May 17

Possession of Drugs: At 7:57 a.m., officers responded to Yeoman Street on the report of an overdosed female. Contact was made with Alisha Rinehart from Jeffersonville. After being arrested on an active warrant, suspected drugs were located. The investigation is ongoing.

Disorderly Conduct by Intoxication: At 9:44 p.m., officers responded to Jenni Lane twice within approximately 30 minutes on a report of a disturbance. After speaking with all involved, Seth Wical was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication.