On Jan. 5, an officer was dispatched to the 300 block of North Gray Avenue on the report of a possible overdose. Joshua Johnson was found not breathing in an upstairs bedroom of the residence. EMS used six doses of Narcan on Johnson. When he regained consciousness, he agreed to be transported to Wayne HealthCare. While officers were searching the defendant prior to placing him in the ambulance, they noticed he put his hand inside his pocket as though he was trying to search for something. An officer told Johnson to take his hand out of his pocket. He quickly brought his hand to his mouth, attempting to swallow something. For Johnson’s safety, the officer took him to the ground to keep him from ingesting the item. Another officer pulled out his Taser and Johnson stopped struggling. No contraband was found. He was transported to Wayne HealthCare. Adult parole was contacted and they issued a hold on Johnson. Once he was medically cleared from Wayne, officers placed him under arrest and he was transported to the Darke County Jail. Johnson was issued a citation for disorderly conduct.
On Jan. 6 an officer was called to the Sunoco station on Martin Street on a possible overdose. The caller said a female was sitting in a vehicle and had her hands stuck in her hair. She was unresponsive. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle parked on the east side of the building facing west. As they approached, officers noticed the vehicle was starting to pull out of the parking space. When the driver, Lindsey O’Neal saw the officers she got out of the vehicle and told them she just had a headache, but according to the report she seemed to be in an excited state of mind. When asked, O’Neal told officers she did not take anything. Officers asked if they could conduct a search of the vehicle. O’Neal would not give permission because she said the vehicle was not hers. She also said she didn’t know if there was anything illegal inside the vehicle. One of the officers observed a film canister behind the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Officers checked and found the contents resembled meth. The sheriff’s office canine deputy was called to the scene. O’Neal was advised the container had been found and the canine unit was on its way. She told officers a male was in the car the night before and the canister was possibly his. O’Neal admitted to using meth the week of Christmas and smoking pot a few days earlier. The sheriff’s deputy arrived and deployed the canine, which gave a positive indication for the presence of an odor of narcotics at the driver’s door. O’Neal said there were no narcotics or needles that she was aware of inside the car. After conducting a search of the vehicle, no other contraband was located. Officers transported O’Neal to her residence and the film canister to the police department. A small sample of the canister’s contents tested positive for meth. Samples also were sent to BCI for testing and charges are pending lab results.
On Jan. 1 at 1:54 a.m., an officer saw a 17-year-old male juvenile he recognized walking with four subjects on Front Street. The officer stopped all the subjects, realizing all were juveniles. The 17-year-old male had been cited for curfew violations on four previous occasions. He also received a citation for the Jan. 1 incident. Three of the juveniles are currently on probation, so Greenville PD notified their probation officers. The juveniles were released to family members.
On Jan. 5 an officer observed a vehicle being operated without a rear license plate light on West Main at Elm Street. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver of the vehicle was identified as Brandon Mills. While speaking with Mills, the officer smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and noticed he had bloodshot eyes. Mills admitted to having just left Danny’s Bar, where he said he had two beers. The officer asked Mills to step out of the vehicle to perform standardized sobriety tests. He agreed and performed poorly on the tests. Mills was placed under arrest for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the GPD, where he agreed to take a breath test and was placed under an administrative license suspension. He was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and was released to a friend.
On Jan. 6 officers were checking a residence in the 5400 block of State Route 49 for a subject who was known to have an outstanding warrant. Officers were aware the subject may have recently been inside a vehicle parked in the driveway. An officer knocked on the door of a residence and saw subject Bradley Hummel through a window. Hummel opened the door and an officer made entry into the residence to make an arrest. Hummel had a warrant through the GPD for a charge of criminal damaging and must serve 89 days with no bond. Hummel’s identification was confirmed and he was transported to the Darke County Jail.
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