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Police log


-7:10 p.m.: assault. Police are investigating an alleged assault in the 600 block of Second Avenue.

-8:40 a.m.: theft. Tractor Supply Company on Michigan Street reported the theft of a grooming kit, valued at $75.

-9:25 a.m.: warrant. Cody Striff, 20, St. Marys, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

-7:49 a.m.: criminal damaging. Heather Lloyd, 31, 114 E. Clay St., reported an alleged assault and a broken camper window at Park Street and Second Avenue.


-9:42 p.m.: disorderly conduct. Gregory Carnes, 51, and David Carnes, 53, both of 218 Stewart Drive, were arrested for disorderly conduct after police responded to the report they were in the street yelling, cursing and making threats.

-5:47 p.m.: forgery. Police investigated the report a counterfeit $20 bill was received at VP Racing Fuels on Michigan Street.

-5:02 p.m.: domestic violence. A 15-year-old juvenile was arrested for domestic violence.

-2:08 p.m.: theft. Douglas Eubank, 45, 123 W. Water St., reported the theft of a Jimenez firearm, valued at $100, from his unlocked vehicle.


-9:26 p.m.: trafficking in drugs. Charles Swiger, 51, at large, was arrested for trafficking in drugs.

-8:15 p.m.: burglary. Ty Latimer, 32, 805 Arrowhead Drive, Apt. D, reported someone damaged his front door frame.

-6:52 p.m.: assault. A juvenile was arrested for assault.

-1:33 a.m.: theft. John Cottom, 37, 220 E. Clay St., reported the theft of $100 from his car.

-1:11 a.m.: receiving stolen property. Shane Byrd, 42, at large, was arrested on a warrant for receiving stolen property.


-4:43 p.m.: found property. The driver’s license belonging to Christopher Taylor, 43, of Springfield, was found at Aunt Millie’s Bakery Outlet on Fair Road and turned into the police department.

Aug. 9

-12:30 p.m.: theft. Douglas Leslie, 61, 721 Linden Ave., reported the theft of a city issued trash can from his residence.


Jennifer Bowman, 38, 525 E. North St., was cited with improper lane change after a two-vehicle crash on Monday at 3:12 p.m.

Bowman was traveling westbound in the far right lane in the 100 block of East Court Street when she attempted to change lanes and struck the vehicle in the far left lane that was driven by Ronald Doak, 47, 18424 Herring Road.

• Police are investigating a crash on Sunday at 5:47 a.m.

Police responded to the report a vehicle struck a garage in an alley behind the 600 block of Broadway Avenue. A witness told dispatchers the vehicle was trying to leave but appeared to be stuck and saw a person leave the vehicle on foot before police arrived.

A passenger, Heather Reineke, 35, 500 N. Vandemark Road, Apt. 42, was still in the front seat when police arrived. Reineke was able to exit the vehicle from a rear door. She was intoxicated and told police she was not the driver of the vehicle.

The owner of the vehicle, Dawn Varney, 625 ½ Broadway Ave., said she did not give anyone permission to drive her vehicle and that she had left about 20 minutes prior to the crash. Varney said Reineke was the only person at her home when she left and that had been seeking a ride.

According to the police report, police believe they have no reason to suspect Reineke was the driver based on the reporting person’s statement. Police sent a swab sample from the driver’s compartment of the vehicle to the crime lab for analysis.

• Paula Ludwig, 27, 1037 N. Miami Ave., was cited with reasonable control following a two-vehicle crash on Friday at 1:40 p.m.

Ludwig was traveling eastbound and well over the posted speed limit on Court Street when an unknown driver of a truck and trailer on Harvard Avenue that had been stopped at the stop sign turned westbound onto Court Street causing Ludwig to lock up her brakes to avoid hitting the truck. Ludwig then crashed into retaining pavers in front of and into the yard of 200 Harvard Ave. The driver of the truck and trailer left the scene.

The car owned by Michael Payne, 1037 N. Miami Ave., was towed from the scene.

The Shelby County Sheriff deputy that was on the scene first told Sidney police it appears the car began breaking a good distance away from where it came to a rest.

Payne, who was a passenger, and Ludwig told police the truck had pulled out in front of them and she had to take action to avoid hitting it.

Police asked Ludwig how fast she was driving, to which she responded about 40 mph. The officer explained that after he took skid mark measurements, he determined Ludwig was driving approximately a minimum of 77 mph.

Police cited Ludwig, the report said, because the truck and trailer on Harvard Avenue would not have been able to see Ludwig coming at the speed she was traveling due to a dip and slight curve in the road.

• Paige Cline, 17, 311 Lunar St., was cited with assured clear distance ahead after a two-vehicle crash on Thursday at 3:03 p.m.

Cline was traveling eastbound on East Court Street when she stuck the rear of the vehicle stopped in front of her at the red light at South Miami Avenue that was that was driven by Bridgett Wick, 37, 9673 County Road 25A north.

Fire, rescue


-12:03 to 5:17 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to three calls.


-8:51 p.m.: fire. Firefighters responded to the report of an unauthorized fire.

-8:10 p.m.: fire. Crews responded to a fire alarm.

-6:54 p.m.: fire. Crews responded to a fire alarm that was accidentally set off.

-12:20 p.m.: crash. Crew responded to an automobile crash with no injuries.

-5:07 a.m. to 5:21 p.m.: medical. Crews responded to eight calls.


-10:37 a.m. to 11:19 p.m.: medical. Crews responded to seven calls.

Compiled by Sheryl Roadcap.

Compiled by Sheryl Roadcap.