Police blotter

VANDALIA (OCT. 10) – Police were called around 5 p.m. to the area of Inverness on a report of a woman attempting to open doors to residences. The woman was stopped after being seen nearby, attempting to open the door to another residence. She refused to talk with police and was arrested for obstructing official business. The woman had with her someone else’s ID and another person’s prescription medication, police said. She later was charged with aggravated menacing after allegedly threatening police, and was jailed.

VANDALIA (OCT. 15) – The owner of a BMW left it with its hazard lights on stopped in the right lane of travel from an Interstate 75 exit ramp around 11 a.m. The owner could not be located in a short period of time so the vehicle was towed for safety purposes because traffic was backing up on the ramp and the interstate, police said.

ENGLEWOOD (OCT. 19) – A man reported a friend took his car and wrecked it after the friend’s request to use the car was denied. The man said his wife and the friend drove him to work in the afternoon. The friend asked to use the car and was denied. When the wife went inside the business for a minute, the friend allegedly drove off. The vehicle was located several hours later in a nearby parking lot with heavy damage to its front portion, police said.

BROWN TWP., MIAMI COUNTY (OCT. 29) – A sheriff’s deputy traveling through the village of Fletcher on U.S. 36 around 11:30 p.m. saw three four wheelers pass with no lights. He attempted to stop the vehicles but none of the drivers complied. A short pursuit followed before the three drivers split up and fled by driving through fields.

TIPP CITY (OCT. 29) – A man seen walking on the railroad tracks around 5:15 a.m. ran off when asked by police officer to stop. The man was cited for trespassing and failure to comply and taken to a relative’s home.

TIPP CITY (OCT. 29) – Police were called to Menard’s on a report of three children left alone in a vehicle. They found children ages 2, 5 and 8. The mother was warned for child endangering after claiming “to be unaware that leaving three kids in a locked care for a few minutes was unsafe,” police reported.