By Meladi Brewer
VANDALISM: At 10:25 a.m. officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Martin Street in reference to a report of vandalism. The victim advised he clocked out of work at 10:17 p.m. to find his vehicle had the back window smashed out. Video footage was available and it showed a tall slender subject, appearing to be male, wearing a light colored t-shirt, dark jeans, and a ball cap, stand in front of the victim’s vehicle. He left and came back with a long item where the subject proceeded to wing the object at the victim’s window causing it to break before leaving in a red Ford Fusion. The victim advised he believed he knew the subject, and officers attempted to make contact. This case will be updated through case management as officers continue to attempt to make contact with the suspected subject.
THEFT: At 8:12 p.m. officers responded to the 300 block of South Broadway Street in reference to a theft complaint that occurred on April 15, at approximately 11 a.m. The store owner advised a pair of black Bose Headphones were missing from the store, and when she had gone back through her sales paperwork, there was not a sale for the headphones. Video of the incident was able to be retrieved, and in the video, a subject identified as Thomas Lee, could be seen grabbing the box of headphones off of a shelf near the register. He then was seen taking the box to the back of the store where he takes the sleeve of the box off and puts the box containing the headphones into his jacket before passing all points of sales and exiting the store. Total loss is valued at $199. A misdemeanor citation will be filled out and given to Lee when he is located.
DRUGS: At 8:30 p.m. officers observed a vehicle traveling westbound on East Main Street make a few turns without the use of a turn signal. Through investigation, suspected narcotics were located. A small blue case was found under the passenger seat, and when the officer opened the case, a glass smoking pipe and two small containers that appeared the be holding dab wax were located. Officers also found two small jars with an unknown white substance inside them and multiple small straws- some appeared to have residue inside them. The evidence will be submitted to the lab, and if any come back positive for drugs, a felony drug charge will be administered. A follow up will be conducted once the results are received.
SHOPLIFTING: At 10:45 p.m. officers arrived at the 1500 block of Wagner Avenue in reference to a separate incident and located a male subject leaving the listed business with stolen merchandise. Nicholas Reeder attempted to leave the business wearing a large camouflage coat that appeared to have merchandise concealed inside. Several merchandise packages were found concealed in the coat, and Reeder was arrested and admitted to selecting all of the merchandise off the shelves inside and concealing them in his coat. The total amount rendered a total of $266.84, and a misdemeanor citation for theft was given to him.
RUNAWAY JUVENILE: At 12 a.m. officers were dispatched to the 500 block of East Harmon Drive in reference to a juvenile complaint. Upon arrival, the complainants reported that their 17-year old juvenile daughter had left the residence at approximately 11:07 p.m. without their permission. The parents advised they had arrived at the residence at 11 p.m. and noticed she was gone. The juvenile is described as having dyed black hair, brown eyes, and approximately five feet seven inches tall. She was last seen wearing a black Columbia jacket, burgundy pajama pants with black stripes, and crocs. The juvenile is reported to currently have pending cases for unruly charges in juvenile court, and a citation will be given to her once she is located.
DISORDERLY: At 1:40 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 300 block of East Third Street in reference to a verbal altercation that was occurring at that time. Stephanie Green was arrested for disorderly conduct in relation to the incident.
BREAKING ENTERING: At 5 p.m. officers responded to the 5400 block of State Route 49 in reference to a burglary complaint. Officers were advised the water heater had been stolen, and the back door was open as well as a window in the living room. The carpet in the bedroom had been entirely removed from the floor, and two Milwaukee tool bags containing various tools inside were also gone. During the investigation, a passerby advised officers he had observed a male subject loading a large quantity of plastic piping into a truck before taking it to lot #15. While checking out lot #15, a male denied stealing any items and refused to allow officers inside his residence. A pile of plastic piping was located on the male’s front porch, which the male stated he obtained from a friend. There is nothing further at this time.
SUBJECT W/WEAPON: At 3:52 a.m. officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Sweitzer Street in reference to a subject with a weapon. Upon arrival, the hospital staff notified officers that a handgun had been found in the vest pocket belonging to Donald Siegal while assisting him in searching for his keys. He had been receiving care in the ER after being transported by ambulance from the 1200 block of Russ Road. He had sustained injury after falling at the listed address while consuming alcoholic beverages. The handgun had been secured by security personnel who contacted dispatch. The defendant was advised he was allowed to legally carry a firearm, but it was illegal to carry the firearm while intoxicated. Due to posted signs about no guns and his admission of consuming alcoholic beverages while in possession of a firearm, Siegal was issued a citation for concealed carry of a firearm in a prohibited premises and having weapons while intoxicated.
WANTED PERSON: At 6:58 p.m. officers responded to the 400 block of Armstrong Street to serve a Misdemeanor Bench Warrant for Carla Wintrow. She was located, arrested, and transported to the jail.
WANTED PERSON: At 10:09 p.m. officers responded to the 100 block of Autumn Lane to serve a Felony Warrant for Thomas Hamilton on the original offense of dangerous drugs. Hamilton was arrested and transported to the jail.
VANDALISM: Officers investigated an incident where a restroom toilet was damaged at South Park, and two misdemeanor citations were issued. The juveniles admitted they were hiding from another male friend, and when he entered the bathroom they both stood on the edge of the toilet. When the other male entered the bathroom, both boys stepped off the toilet causing it to break off the wall and break into multiple pieces on the ground. All juveniles then left the area and did not contact anyone that the toilet had been damaged. Both juveniles stated they felt bad and intended to make it right by paying for the damages or by doing community service. They were issued citations for criminal mischief. The replacement costs for the toilet was approximately $250 and labor was $100.
WANTED PERSON: At 5:39 p.m. officers on patrol observed a listed Chevrolet truck traveling southbound on Washington Avenue near Sherman Street. The front passenger was identified as Joseph McCreery who had an active Mercer County Sheriff’s Office warrant for failing to report to jail on a child support offense, no bond. He was arrested and transported to North Star where he was released to Mercer County deputies.
To contact Daily Advocate Reporter Meladi Brewer, email [email protected].