Greenville Police Beat -K9 hits on vehicle during traffic stop


On Sept. 23 an officer observed a vehicle parked on the right side of the road facing eastbound on Front Street near Washington Avenue. The vehicle made a U-turn within 100 feet of the intersection. The officer conducted a traffic stop on North Main Street and West Street and identified the operator to be Lea Studebaker, a known drug user. When Studebaker refused to let the officer conduct a search of the car, the officer requested a K9 be brought to the traffic stop. Studebaker also requested a police sergeant come to the scene because she felt like she was being harassed. During an open air sniff, the K9 alerted to the vehicle. Studebaker was asked to exit the vehicle and stand to the side. During the search, officers found a kitchen  spoon in the back seat. The spoon was bent with white residue on the concave portion. Officers also found three packaged syringes in a make-up bag in the back seat. In the front seat they found opened syringe packages as well as opened packages in Studebaker’s purse. All the property was collected and taken back to the Greenville Police Department. Studebaker was given a warning for improper turn/U turn and also was issued a citation for drug paraphernalia.


On Sept. 28 an officer was dispatched to the 200 block of Riffle Avenue on the report of an overdose. Witnesses described the suspect to the officer, who located Jeremy Jones at the corner of 13th Street and Gray Avenue. While Greenville Township Fire and Rescue (GTFR) was giving Jones medical attention, he was checked through LEADS/NCIC and was found he had an active warrant for his arrest through Logan County for failure to appear on neglect of a child. Jones was placed under arrest and was transported to the Darke County jail. While at the jail, Jones made statements indicating he was in need of additional medical attention.  He was transported to Wayne Hospital. Greenville Police was advised by the Logan County Sheriff’s Office to release Jones following his medical treatment and that his warrant would remain active until he turned himself in to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.

Wanted Person

On Sept. 28 officers responded to the 300 block of West Water Street in reference to a wanted person, Shawn Martin. Martin answered the door and was arrested for a felony warrant, with an original charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs and DUS. Martin was transported to the Darke County Jail where he was incarcerated with no bond.

On Sept. 28 officers located Angelia Guerra at a residence in the 300 block of West Water Street while they were there to arrest another individual. Guerra was wanted for failure to appear for trial on the original charge of no moped license with a $525 bond. Guerra was transported to the Darke County jail, where she was booked and fingerprinted. She was then transported to the Miami County jail, where she was incarcerated.

On Sept. 29 an officer dispatched to West Main Street at Chestnut Street in reference to a crash without injury. The crash did not meet the state required amount of damage, so  both drivers exchanged information. Through an investigation, the officer checked all individuals present through LEADS/NCIC and was notified by dispatch that the passenger of one of the vehicles involved, Shanna Cates, had an active warrant in Darke County for failure to appear/contempt of court on a drug charge. Cates was transported to the Darke County Jail without further incident. The bond for the warrant was $500.

On Oct. 1 a known person was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Darke County Probation Department. A police officer was contacted by a probation officer who advised an arrest warrant had been entered for Bronson Fisher for a probation violation. On Oct. 1, while on patrol, the officer noticed the garage door to Fisher’s residence on 11th Street was open. The officer stopped and asked Fisher’s grandmother, who was outside working, if he was home and she said he was. The officer notified dispatch, then was invited into the residence by Fisher’s grandmother where Fisher was located. The warrant was confirmed and Fisher was taken into custody without incident. Fisher was transported to the Darke County Jail. The warrant was for probation violation for dangerous drugs in case with no bond. The officer contacted the probation officer and advised him Fisher was in custody.

Juvenile Complaint

On Aug. 25 an officer was contacted to assist in the 7th grade pod at Greenville Middle School with an 11-year-old female. The officer was told the child was not following directions and had attempted to leave school again. The student had been asked to report to a specific room (AIR) when she arrived at school per the principal, who made contact with the child at her locker to remind her. The student ran away and attempted to leave the building. Upon the officer’s arrival, he met with three school staff to learn what was taking place. The student was given several minutes to collect herself and comply. The principal requested assistance in getting the student safely to the assigned room due to the risk of her running out of the building and not complying with instructions. The officer and a staff member were able to escort the student to the AIR room, although she drug her feet, attempted to grab door handles and attempted to strike the officer and staff. According to the report, school staff became very alarmed by the students’ actions. After getting the student to the AIR room she became very aggressive, flipping desks and chairs, ripping up papers and emptying her backpack onto the floor. She also attempted to leave the room by shoving into the police officer and staff who were blocking the door. She was warned multiple times to stop her behavior but she continued. The principal contacted the student’s mother to remove her from the school. The student was issued a citation for disorderly conduct.


On Oct. 1 an officer was called to CVS on the report of shoplifting. The officer met with the manager and the suspect, Erin Pack at the front checkout counter. When the officer arrived Pack was emptying the stolen items from her purse. The items totaled $31.48. Pack admitted taking the items and offered to pay for them with a $20 bill that her mother gave her after she passed all points of sale without paying. The manager completed a written statement saying he watched the female enter the store and go to aisle 6, where she grabbed the Nivea products. She then went to other aisles, selecting additional items and placing them all in her purse. All items were recovered unopened from Pack, who was cited for theft and trespassed from CVS. An officer spoke with Pack’s mother who was unaware Pack took the items. Pack was given a court date of Oct. 9, and told she was required to appear.


The Greenville Police Beat is prepared from public records available at the Greenville Police Department. Every effort is made to balance the public’s right to know with the rights of the individuals involved. Readers are encouraged to contact Greenville Police if they have information or concerns regarding these or any other incidents they see. The Early Bird notes all suspects are innocent until proven guilty and welcomes comments and concerns regarding this community service.







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