Greenville Police Beat

Woman who overdoses receives 16 doses of Narcan

On Nov. 3 an officer was called to the Towne House Motel on a possible overdose. The complainant had advised dispatch a female friend was staying in his room and was unresponsive. Upon arrival, the officer found Taylor Swartz unconscience. Greenville Township Rescue was attempting to revive Swartz and administered a total of 16 doses of Narcan. Swartz was transported to Wayne HealthCare, where medical personnel found a sock filled with a baggie containing eight capsules of what appeared to be fentanyl or heroin as they were attempting to insert a catheter. Swartz also was treated in the hyperbaric chamber in an attempt to regulate her body temperature. On Nov. 4, Swartz was transported to Miami Valley Hospital, where she was in serious condition this week. Officers learned that Swartz had been found unconscious earlier in the day on Nov. 3 and had been cited for possession of a hypodermic syringe, but was not treated with Narcan at that time


On Nov. 5 an officer conducted a traffic stop on East Main Street for a vehicle with no license plate light. Upon contact with the defendant, the officer found the driver, Ziathean Lemon, was not the registered owner of the vehicle. Lemon had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. The officer detected a slight odor of alcohol as well as a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The officer asked Lemon if there were any drugs inide the vehicle and Lemon replied there may be some marijuana. Lemon then admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana. The officer noticed an open container of beer inside the cup holder. Lemon was asked to step out of the vehicle. A baggie of marijuana and a glass smoking pipe were found inside the car. Lemon performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He was arrested for OVI and was transported to the Greenville Police Department, where he agreed to a breathalyzer test but refused to take a urine test. Lemon was placed under an ALS suspension for refusing the urine test, as well as cited for the OVI, license plate light violation, driving under suspension and drug paraphernalia. He was then released to his mother.

Juvenile Complaint

On Nov. 2 an officer was dispatched to CVS, 1009 E. Main St. in reference to three suspicious males in the area. Upon arrival, the officer located three males fitting the description walking on Imo Blvd. The officer stopped the subjects and found two juveniles, ages 14 and 16 walking with a 25-year-old male. The officer recognized the juveniles from past curfew violations and other calls. The three males told the officer they’d just been to the Speedway station. The officer asked the two juveniles if their parents knew where they were. One juvenile said his mother did know he was out of the house. But information received later revealed she was not aware. The other juvenile told the officer his mother did not know he was out past  curfew. Both juveniles were placed inside patrol cars while officers worked to contact their parents. Also, a representative from juvenile probation was contacted and asked officers to take the juveniles to the Greenville Police Department so they could be transported to West Central in Troy.

CPO Violation

On Nov. 5 an officer responded to a complaint in the 200 block of Harrison Avenue. Upon arrival, an officer made contact with suspect William Pollard inside the residence. There was broken glass and items scattered around the floor. The complainant, a neighbor working on his vehicle, told officers he heard Pollard yelling he was going to “kill” someone. Pollard appeared to be intoxicated, with bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. The officer learned the woman living at the apartment had an active civil protection order against Pollard. She was not there at the time the officer arrived. The residence was secured and Pollard was transported to the county jail, where he was incarcerated on a $1,025 bond. Another officer located the woman who had the CPO and advised her of the situation.


On Nov. 6 an officer was dispatched to Rainbow Vacuum Sales and Service on Front Street in reference to a vandalism complaint. The officer was told by the complainant, who rents the building, that someone had spray painted the east side of the building with the word “smore” along with another illegible word in black spray paint. The officer realized this was consistent with other vandalism complaints that had been recently reported in the city. The officer reviewed several reports of vandalism, which included complaints of buildings and other structures being “tagged” with names/words. The officer took photos of the vandalism and was going to follow up with another officer who is handling similar vandalism cases. The complainant contacted the building’s owner to advise him of the situation.

Wanted Person

On Nov. 7 an officer on patrol saw Joshua Baker walking on Fair Street near Central Avenue. The officer had prior knowledge that Baker had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest with the Darke County Common Pleas Court in reference to a probation violation. The officer stopped Baker and had the warrant confirmed. Baker was transported to the Darke County Jail where he was incarcerated without 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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