Greenville Police Beat – Man cited for disorderly after exposing himself

On May 5 an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Armstrong Street in reference to a neighbor dispute. Upon arrival the officer contacted the female victim and her fiancé. While the female victim was inside their home, her fiancé was working on a car outside. She told the officer she heard banging on a window from across the street. She looked over at a residence in the 200 block of Harrison Avenue and observed William Pollard standing in the window naked, jumping up and down calling her inappropriate names. The victim was visibly upset about the incident and was emotional. She explained she asked  her fiancé to come inside so he could see Pollard exposing himself in the window. When the fiancé looked out, Pollard moved out of view, but moved back in front of the window when the fiancé moved out of view. During the investigation, two subjects from another home in the 200 block of Harrison Avenue told the officer they also saw the incident and heard Pollard banging on the window from inside the residence. Both witnesses stated they saw Pollard standing in the picture window naked. The witnesses also told the officer there were children playing in the neighborhood at the time of the incident. The officer went to the home where Pollard was exposing himself. His girlfriend answered the door and said Pollard was lying on the couch and that he was drunk. The officer entered the residence after being invited inside. Pollard was found lying on the couch and he appeared to be highly intoxicated. It also appeared he was naked and wrapped up in a blanket. He was barely coherent to acknowledge the officer’s presence. He was issued citation for disorderly conduct. The officer obtained written statements from all witnesses.


On May 6 an officer was dispatched to the 200 block of Gray Avenue on the report of menacing. The officer spoke with the complainant, who said he could hear the defendant, Carissa Foster outside on her porch, yelling profanities. The complainant said he asked Foster to go inside if she was going to yell. Foster became agitated and began yelling obscenities and threats at the complainant. She also started to throw various pieces of trash off the porch. While the officer was speaking with the complainant, Foster came outside her house and began screaming and making threats at the officer, including saying she was going to “blow you up” and threatened bodily harm. The officer approached Foster to talk to her about the incident. She eventually walked inside her house, leaving her dogs outside to wander around the neighborhood. The officer told Foster to get her dogs and she refused. She continued to yell out a window. Another neighbor approached the officer to report Foster also had been yelling and making threats at her. According to the neighbor, Foster also pulled down her shorts and exposed herself. Foster was arrested for menacing. She again threatened the officer. She was transported to the Miami County Jail where she was incarcerated with a $250 bond. The Darke County Humane Society came to the scene and collected Foster’s dogs.

Breaking and Entering

On May 7 an officer was called to Wayne Crossing apartments, on East Russ Road in reference to a subject breaking into a residence. The officer located the defendant, Matthew Stokes, who was noticeably intoxicated with bloodshot eyes. He also was loud and had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage around his person. Stokes told the officer he had been knocking on windows in the area. The officer spoke to the complainant who advised she walked outside her apartment and noticed Stokes removing a screen to the window in an apartment located on the north side of the building. She said it appeared Stokes was going to make entry into the apartment by climbing through the window. The officer spoke to the resident at the apartment in question, who claimed she heard the defendant knocking on her door/window. When she went to investigate, she located Stokes on her front porch. Stokes told her he was going to bring “the pain” and flipped her off. She later found out Stokes was trying to get into her son’s room by climbing through a window. Through an investigation it was found Stokes had returned to the apartment complex after officers warned him for disorderly earlier in the day. The earlier call was at apartment building 882, where Stokes was visiting a friend. When Stokes returned to the apartment complex he went to apartment building 892 thinking it was his friend’s building. When he could not get the building’s door to open, he proceeded to pound on the door. Stokes then walked to the side of the apartment where he forcibly removed a window screen from its window frame and tried to open the window but it also was locked. The victim told Stokes to leave but he continued to curse at her. The complainant said she saw Stokes standing in the grass near the victim’s window holding the window screen in his hands. She then called 911. When officers arrived, Stokes was very vocal about the situation. When Stokes began walking away, officers ordered him to stop. He was placed under arrest for attempted burglary and transported to the Mercer County jail where he was incarcerated with no bond.


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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