CCSO: Stops lead to chase, possible drug items


By John Hamilton - [email protected]



WILMINGTON — The following information comes from incident reports provided by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. All those arrested are presumed innocent until possibly proven guilty in court.

The sheriff’s office recently received the following reports:

Clinton County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a vehicle for a minor traffic violation on State Route 350 east of Clarksville at 11:15 p.m. Sept. 8. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and began a high-speed pursuit through Clinton County, according to the report.

The chase ended in a field near Accommodation Road where the suspect fled the scene leaving the vehicle behind. The vehicle, a red 1999 Chevrolet S-10 truck, was seized and secured in the impound lot at the Sheriff’s Office. The case remains under investigation.

• While on a routine patrol on Sept. 19 at 9:41 p.m. a deputy observed a Chevy Trailblazer fail to yield the right-of-way and almost cause a crash. The deputy performed a traffic stop and the driver was found to be suspended.

While inventorying the vehicle, a syringe was located that contained an unknown clear liquid, along with a clear bag containing an unknown white substance.

• Authorities were called to the 100 block of East Main Street in Martinsville at 10:22 a.m. on Sept. 18 for a theft complaint. A resident told authorities that the following items were stolen from his barn: a pellet gun with scope and red dot laser valued at $20, a Roku brand 32-inch LED TV valued at $158, and rolls of nickels and pennies still in the wrapping valued at $15.

• The office received a call about a theft at 7:54 p.m. on Sept. 17 in the 1200 block of SR 350W. Upon arrival authorities made contact with a 26-year-old female who advised that she was on vacation from Sept. 9 through Sept. 17 when she noticed an extension cord plugged into her house.

• Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 400 block of Ellis Street in Port William in regards to a theft complaint at 10:03 p.m. on Sept. 12. Officials spoke to a male who stated that he noticed three fishing poles and reels missing. The victim stated he was unsure when they might have gone missing.

• At 7:34 p.m. on Sept. 12 deputies were called to the 500 block of Port William Road on a theft complaint. A 46-year-old male told authorities that a car tuner device was stolen out of a vehicle at his residence early in the morning of Sept. 11.

• At 1:20 p.m. on Sept. 8 a woman from Blanchester reported to the Sheriff’s Office that she and her juvenile daughter were harassed and threatened by an adult male suspect.

• The Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence at the 5100 Block of SR 72 North in Sabina at 11:19 a.m. Sept. 8. A man from Wilmington advised authorities that he got into a verbal argument with a suspect at the residence. The victim left and went to the homeless shelter. He stated he found out later that the suspect burnt personal items of his and made threats by a third party.

• Clinton County Sheriff’s Office reported to the residence of a man in Blanchester for a theft report at 4:32 p.m. on Sept. 6. The victim informed authorities that one of his vehicles, a white 1998 GMC truck, was stolen the previous night from his driveway.

Sheriff’s deputies recently arrested or charged the following people:

• Sarah Ann Hale, 22, of Blanchester was arrested and charged with possessing drug abuse instruments. The alleged instruments found were located in a bedroom at her residence at 1:17 p.m., Sept. 11. Authorities say they found one capped syringe, one spoon, and one clear end cap.

• Vincent Reynolds, 47, of Wilmington was arrested and charged with one count of domestic violence. Redman was arrested after deputies responded to the incident the 2700 Block of US 22 West at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 17. Upon arriving at the residence officials made contact with a woman who made the call to the Office, where they observed visible injuries on her cheek and mouth region, according to the report.

• Eric Wagner, 41, of Wilmington was arrested and charged on one count of assault. The arrest was made after sheriff’s deputies were called the the 900 Block of Lacy Road in New Vienna at 10:35 p.m. on Sept. 18. A man informed authorities that Wagner had punched him in the eye causing minor injury, according to the report.

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By John Hamilton

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