Police respond to suspected arson, DUI’s
On June 3 police responded to 108 Sweitzer St. to assist Greenville Fire Department regarding a garage fire at that residence. The complainant, Steffanie Baker, said she woke up to her residence being full of smoke. The fire department advised the origin of the fire in the unattached garage was not known at the time but it would be investigated as a possible arson.
On June 7 police responded to a residence where the victim said Chris Wine accused her of going through his things. He allegedly jumped on her while she was in bed to the point she couldn’t breathe. She bit his arm to get away; he jumped her again and grabbed her neck, squeezing it so she had difficulty breathing. Wine threw her on the bed again and put his hand over her mouth. The victim then asked if he was going to kill her; he allegedly said yes. The victim had a small red mark on the left side of her neck and left pinkie finger. Wine, who had left the scene, went to the Greenville Police Department and said he and the victim had gotten into an argument, but would say nothing more. He was cited for Domestic Violence and transported to the Darke County jail.
On June 7 police observed a gray Pontiac traveling east bound on East Main Street, allegedly travelling 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. The driver, Carissa Lloyd-Foster, was stopped for speeding. The officer noticed her eyes were blood shot, her speech slurred and had an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from her person. The officer asked why she was going so fast. She allegedly answered, “I was just playing.” She did poorly on the field sobriety tests, and according to the report admitted taking prescription pills with the alcoholic beverages. Lloyd-Foster was placed under arrest and transported to Greenville Police Department. The breath test registered a .10. She was placed under ALS suspension and released to a friend.
On June 8 police responded to a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Washington and Cypress. Lori Lane was lying on the ground near the motorcycle, stating she was a passenger. She appeared intoxicated and complained of leg and back injuries. She stated her boyfriend, Frankie Barker Jr., was driving the motorcycle when it crashed. Lane was transported to Wayne Hospital for treatment. A witness advised she saw sparks coming from underneath the motorcycle when it turned onto Cypress and it appeared the operator lost control. Barker was sitting on the sidewalk; he had blood on his face and scrapes on his arms and hands. He told the officer when he attempted to turn Lane attempted to jump off the motorcycle. The officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol. Barker kept repeating himself and his speech was slurred. He said he’d had 4-5 beers. Barker was treated for his injuries and refused transport to the hospital. He did poorly on the field sobriety tests and was transported to Greenville Police Department. The breath test registered .13. Barker was cited for OVI and Failure to Maintain Reasonable Control, and placed under Administrative License Suspension.
On June 6, police observed a maroon pick-up on South Broadway swerve in the lane and cross the left of center. The driver, David Setser, was stopped. While attempting to do so the defendant ran into the curb. The officer noted Setser had slurred speech and a strong smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from him. Darke County had advised Greenville Police about a possible impaired driver, and a deputy arrived on the scene at this time. The deputy noticed a half full bottle of beer in an open container behind his seat. Setser performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for OVI. Setser was transported to Greenville Police Department where he took a breath test. It measured .17. He was cited for OVI, Driving in Marked Lanes and Open Container. Setser was placed under ALS suspension and released to his wife.
On June 7 police observed two individuals in the parking lot of 395 Martin St. They were known to the officer who did a check for warrants. Josiah Stevens had a warrant out of Montgomery County for a probation violation and a warrant out of Miami County for burglary with no bond. Stevens was taken into custody and transported to the Miami County line where he was turned over to a Miami County Deputy Sheriff.
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