Greenville Police Beat 4-5-15

Juvenile found in possession of look-alike handgun

On March 22 police received a call regarding a group of kids at the Greenville Junior High parking lot, 131 Central Ave., with what looked like a gun. The caller said it looked like the kids were pointing the gun at each other. When police arrived they found about 10 kids playing basketball. When they asked about the gun, a juvenile shouted “It’s my gun, so what! I wasn’t pointing it at anyone!” A BB gun with a CO2 canister was found concealed in a back pack; the juvenile confirmed it was his. It was indistinguishable from a real gun. When the gun was taken as evidence, the juvenile said, “So what? I got plenty more at home!” The juvenile was uncooperative and would not answer questions. The youth is currently suspended from South Middle School and is not allowed on any city school property. The gun was placed into property at the police station. The youth was cited for Illegal Conveyance or Possession of a Weapon in a School Safety Zone and Trespass, and released to his grandmother. The school district indicated it will take additional action.

On March 20 police were dispatched to Rural King, 695 Wagner Ave., regarding a theft. A generator and two circuit transfer kits were missing. The reporting employee also noticed he had an extra small generator in which the sales system showed it had been sold. The system showed the missing large generator and circuit transfer kits had not been sold. It was determined two suspects may have made their own bar code stickers and placed them onto the boxes before they went to the checkout lanes. The employee noted other thefts in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois that were similar. No other leads at this time.

On March 24 police picked up William Clarkson from Clay Township on a failure to appear warrant, original charge of theft. He was transported to the Darke County jail.

On March 25 police were dispatched to 195 Bellevernon Ave. regarding an unknown disturbance. A woman (full name not provided) was having an anxiety attack over a fall and was taken to Wayne Emergency. Police found she had a warrant from Montgomery County for a probation violation with the original charge of Cocaine Possession. When she was cleared from Wayne she was arrested and transported to Darke County jail for pickup by Montgomery County.

On March 26 police went to 304 Harrison Ave. regarding knowledge Dakota Bingham lived there and currently has an active warrant through Darke County Municipal Court for a tax violation. Bingham was placed under arrest and transported to Darke County jail.

On March 28 police went to 503 1/2 E. Third St. regarding Kyle Brown living at this address and having an active arrest warrant out of Montgomery County for probation violation. Brown was placed under arrest, transported to Pak-A-Sak on State Route 49 in Arcanum and released to Brookville Police.

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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