Greenville Police Beat – Man catches neighbor peeking at wife through bathroom window

On May 30 an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Westbury Drive in reference to a prowler complaint. The officer met with the complainant, who said as he was taking his dog for a walk at approximately 5:30 a.m. he saw a male subject wearing a robe looking into his bathroom window where his wife was getting ready to take a shower. The subject saw the complainant and took off running west bound through the yard toward State Route 49 North. the complainant said he chased the subject, and identified him as his neighbor, Dale Leensvaart, who lives in the 100 block of Greenhaven Drive.  Leensvaart ran across State Route 49 at which point the complainant stopped since his dog was running with him. The complainant then saw Leensvaart coming back to his residence on Greenhaven Drive and confronted him. The subject still was wearing his only a robe, which was open. Leensvaart told the subject not to call the police because it would ruin his life. The complainant said he was furious and told Leensvaart that he wanted to “beat his **s.” When the officer arrived, he checked the area next to the window for any visible signs of bodily fluids, but did not see anything obvious. After reviewing the complaint it was decided Leensvaart would be issued a citation for voyerism. Officers went to Leenvaart’s residence on May 31 to issue the citation and he asked if could contact the victims to apologize. The officer told him it would be best to wait until after the case was through the court system. The officer also  took six photos of the area, showing both homes.


On May 27 an overdose was reported at a residence in the 900 block of Washington Avenue. Police found Daniel A. Weaver with  drugs and paraphernalia. Weaver, who is homeless, was transported to Wayne HealthCare. The overdose took place at a family member’s home where Weaver had stopped to do his laundry. After starting laundry, Weaver went into the bathroom and closed the door for an unusual amount of time. One of his daughters could hear snoring and Weaver would not answer or open the door. The door was pushed open and Weaver was sitting on the toilet with his head hanging between his legs. He was unresponsive.  Paramedics were called and found a silver box sitting on the bathtub with two glass jars. One jar was open and contained an unknown white drug. A second glass jar was covered with a lid and contained a large amount of an unknown white drug. One uncapped syringe was on the floor beside the toilet. Another capped syringe was found inside the bathtub. All items were taken as evidence and transported to the Greenville Police Department. When officers questioned Weaver at Wayne HealthCare, he would not say what kind of drugs were inside the jars. Weaver was crying and stated he didn’t know what was wrong with him and couldn’t believe he did this in front of his girls. Weaver was given doses of Naloxone in the emergency room. The evidence will be sent to B.C.I. in London for analysis with charges pending upon the completion of the analysis.


On June 3 an officer was dispatched to McDonalds, 1301 Wagner Ave. on a drug complaint. The restaurant manager gave the officer a small plastic bag containing marijuana, which was found on the floor where customers pay for their food. The manager said he had no idea who the baggie belonged to. The officer transported the marijuana to the Greenville Police Department, where it was placed into the property room.

On June 4 an officer was flagged down by a man in the 300 block of East Fourth Street. The man said while he was working in his yard, he found a small clear baggie containing an unknown rock-like substance. The property was transported to Greenville Police Department where it was placed into the property room.

On June 6 an officer observed a vehicle parked on the north side of the Speedway parking lot, 1350 Sweitzer St. The officer had been at Speedway about 20 minutes prior and the vehicle was parked in the same location and running at that time as well. While driving by the second time, the officer noticed the occupant of the vehicle appeared to be hunched forward towards the steering wheel and was not moving. The officer also observed the vehicle’s windows were foggy with condensation. The vehicle was occupied by Steven Hawk. The officer knocked on the window to get Hawk’s attention. When Hawk had a hard time getting the window down, the officer asked him to open the car door. The officer noticed a baggie containing marijuana on the driver’s side floor board. Hawk told the officer he had been sleeping in the car for about two hours. He said he got off work and came to Speedway to relax just for a second. Hawk was issued a citation for possession.

Stolen vehicle

On May 27 a vehicle was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Montgomery Street. The complainant reported finding the car missing when she woke up. She said the keys were missing from the kitchen. She also said her front door was ajar and a light had been turned on. The complainant also told the responding officer she had kicked her brother, John Haberny out of the apartment and she believed he was the person who took her vehicle. Police went to Haberny’s mother’s residence on Martin Street and the vehicle was located at the rear of the residence. The mother of the victim and the subject told officers she had received a call from her daughter about the car and she found it parked behind her home, still running. She turned off the ignition and went inside to confront her son, who fled the scene when told by his mother the police were on the way. His friend, who had been sleeping in an upstairs bedroom came outside and told police Haberny did break into his sister’s home, take the car keys then drove the car without permission. He said they were going to eventually take the car back to the sister’s home and use her shower. John Haberny will be cited for driving without the owner’s consent when located.

Wanted Person

On May 30 officers were dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of East Main Street in reference to a subject with an active warrant. Upon arrival officers were able to locate suspect Ryan Klopfer, who had an active warrant through the Greenville Police Department. Klopfer was transported to the Darke County Jail where he was incarcerated on the original charge of child endangering. A bond of $1,525 was set.

On June 2 an officer responded a residence in the 100 block of Vine Street in Greenville in reference to a wanted person. Greenville Police dispatch advised they received a tip that the wanted subject, Taylor Swartz was at a residence on Vine Street. The officer  contacted Swartz’s mother, who said she was at the home. The officer entered the residence and the other advised Swartz an officer was there and to get dressed. Officers confirmed the warrant and Swartz was transported to the Darke County Jail for booking without further incident. The warrant was for possession of heroin and aggravated possession of drugs (fentanyl) with no bond.

On June 5 an officer was conducting a follow-up investigation in the 400 block of Harrison Avenue and learned that Michael Harris was at the residence. Harris had an outstanding arrest warrant from Darke County Municipal Court that was issued April 24 for failure to appear on an assault charge. Harris was located in bed and was arrested on the warrant. Since Darke, Mercer or Miami county jails were  unable to take Harris, officers contacted the Municipal Court and they agreed to arraign Harris at that time so officers transported him to the courthouse. While in the basement of the courthouse, Harris was unable to stand and another officer assisted in getting Harris to the courtroom. Harris entered a not guilty plea and was issued an own recognizance bond. He was transported back to the residence on Harrison Avenue and was released.


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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