Police blotter: Vandalia and Miami County

STAUNTON TWP., Miami County (JUNE 9) – Vehicles following a dump truck driving on Ohio 202 were damaged when the truck’s tailgate fell to the road. One vehicle received damage to the front and undercarriage and was inoperable. The second vehicle was damaged but could be driven away. Sheriff’s deputies said it appeared a hinge pin broke on the tailgate, causing it to fall. The report was made for insurance purposes.

LAURA (JUNE 5) – Miami County deputies were called around 10 a.m. to an Emerick Road residence on a possible disturbance following calls to 911 by both parties. The man and woman said they were in a verbal argument about one’s decision to allow girl to walk alone to a neighbors’ home. The man opened an energy drink belonging to the woman, who went to grab the drink but ended up spilling it over both of them. Deputies said there were no threats made and no physical contact. The woman decided to leave the home for the night. No charges were filed.

VANDALIA (APRIL 21) – Police were called to a residence on a report of a young man who allegedly threatened to harm himself after being confronted about money missing from a relative’s bank account. The young man said he took the credit card information and used it without permission to obtain cash to pay a drug dealer he owed. When the bank called about the suspicious account activity, he said didn’t want to face the consequences of criminal charges, police report. The young man agreed to seek help for mental health and substance abuse issues.

PIQUA (JUNE 9) – A Main Street residence called police to report his neighbors were being loud and slamming doors. The neighbors the man was complaining about were not even home, police said. The man was warned for disorderly conduct.

PIQUA (JUNE 10) – A postal worker reported concerns about a residence where mail was piling up in the mailbox and a foul smell was coming from the inside. The residence was checked, found to be vacant and the owner notified of the police officer’s findings.

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