On Nov. 17 at 3:15 p.m., the Hillsboro Police Department received a report of theft from Shoe show. Upon officer arrival it was found that a store employee observed an unidentified male leave the store with merchandise that was not paid for that belonged to Shoe Show. This incident remains under investigation at this time.
On Nov. 18 at 11:03 p.m., the Hillsboro Police Department responded to a complaint at the Homeless Shelter at 145 Homestead Ave. The caller stated Darren and Derek were fighting. Upon officer arrival it was found that Derek Wescott, 20, of Hillsboro and Darren Huffman, 25, of Hillsboro had been in a physical altercation. Both parties had minor injuries and were both issued citations for disorderly conduct for fighting.
On Nov. 19 at 5:01 p.m., the Hillsboro Police Department responded to Rite Aid for a report of theft and the subject involved was in management’s custody. Upon officer arrival it was found that Tyler Hall, 19, of Hillsboro did have stolen merchandise that belonged to Rite Aid in his possession. Hall was arrested for theft and transported to the Highland County Justice Center.
On Nov. 19 at 3:56 p.m., the Hillsboro Police Department received a call reporting a single-car traffic accident. Upon officer arrival to the 400 block of East Main Street it was found that David Smith, 67, of Hillsboro was traveling westbound on East Main Street and failed to maintain control of his vehicle, traveling across the center line of the road. Smith’s vehicle then ran off the roadway, struck a tree and rolled over onto the passenger side and came to rest. Smith was transported by Hillsboro squad to Highland District Hospital. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
On Nov. 19 at 7:06 p.m., the Hillsboro Police Department received a report of a parked vehicle being sideswiped in the 200 block of South Elm Street. Upon officer arrival it was found that the parked vehicle belonged to Brittany Shaffer of Hillsboro. Vincent Strain, 83, of Hillsboro was traveling southbound on South Elm Street. Strain then moved to the right, resulting in the sideswipe of Shaffer’s vehicle, causing minor damage to both vehicles.
On Nov. 19 at 2:10 p.m., the Hillsboro Police Department responded to a complaint at FRS School. Upon officer arrival it was found that a male juvenile student was being disruptive to the class. The teacher attempted to stop this. The student then exited the room slamming the door, causing the door frame to break.
On Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m., the Hillsboro Police Department responded to a report of a traffic crash at the intersection of North High Street and Main Street in the southbound lane. It was found that Joanna Shepherd, 26, of New Vienna was stopped at the traffic light of this intersection. Teah Hall, 25, of Hillsboro was traveling directly behind Shepherd and failed to maintain assured clear distance. Hall struck the rear of Shepherd’s vehicle. Hall was cited for failure ACDA an failure to reinstate driver’s license.
Arrests and Citations:
Heather Nicole Conley, 24, Hillsboro, bench warrant failure to appear.
Jeremy C. Purdom, 32, Hillsboro, bench warrant failure to appear.
On Nov. 21 at approximately 9:27 a.m., the Hillsboro Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash. Bonnie Britton, 65, of Hillsboro was traveling west in the 800 block of West Main Street when several deer came across the roadway. One of the deer ran into the front left fender of Britton’s vehicle.
On Nov. 21 at approximately 2:40 p.m., the Hillsboro Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash. Cassie M. Mummert, 22, of Winchester was traveling southbound in the 600 block of South High Street when she stopped due to a vehicle in front of her turning left into a business. Betty Roush, 81, of Hillsboro failed to see Ms. Mummert stopped in traffic and struck the back of Ms. Mummert’s vehicle.
On Nov. 21 at approximately 12:29 p.m., the Hillsboro Police Department received a report that a push lawn mower had been taken from the 100 block of North East Street. This report is still under investigation.
On Monday, Nov. 25 at approximately 2:37 p.m., the Hillsboro Police Department received a report of a hit and run crash in the 100 block of Holmes Street. Upon officers arrival it was found that a dark blue Pontiac Montana was parked across the street from 104 Holmes St The Pontiac backed from the apartment complex onto Holmes Street and failed to maintain control by backing off the opposite side of the street. The Pontiac struck a wooden fence at 104 Holmes St. causing damage. The operator of the vehicle then left the scene southbound on Holmes Street. A report was taken and the crash remains under investigation.
On Tuesday, Nov. 26 at approximately 4:02 p.m., the Hillsboro Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash. Kevin Kline, 31, of Hillsboro was traveling westbound near the 200 block of East Beech Street when he struck a parked vehicle owned by Tracey Stemann of Hillsboro. Both vehicles suffered minor damage. Kline was cited for failure to maintain control and failure to reinstate.
On Wednesday, Nov. 27 at approximately 7 a.m., the Hillsboro Police Department received a report of a theft from a parked motor vehicle is the 300 block of Oak Street. The theft occurred from the hours of 9 p.m. on Nov. 26 and 7 a.m. on Nov. 27. The incident is still under investigation.
Ryan N. Scott, 26, Hillsboro, failure to display valid plates or sticker.
On Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 1:59 p.m., the department investigated a complaint from AEP on McDowell Street. It was reported that sometime between Nov. 23 and the time of the report, an unknown person or persons removed tools from a truck. This incident remains under investigation.
Also on Wednesday, a resident on West Pleasant Street reported that overnight, someone had entered their vehicle while it was parked in the driveway and removed items.
On Thursday, Nov. 28 at 1:01 a.m., the department received a report of a suspicious male walking westbound in the 800 block of West Main Street. When officers arrived in the area, 28-year-old Nicholas Dolph of Hillsboro was found in the roadway wearing only a T-shirt. Dolph was taken to the Highland County Justice Center and charged with public indecency and disorderly conduct.
On Thursday, Nov. 28 at 3:45 p.m., Rite Aid reported that they had a female detained for shoplifting. Sonya Cox, 32, of Greenfield was arrested for theft and transported to the Highland County Justice Center.
On Friday, Nov. 29 at 10:31 a.m., the Hillsboro Police Department received a report of theft in the 100 block of South High Street. The victim reported that she noticed items missing from her storage area that is a common area that other tenants also use. This report is under investigation.
Daniel M. Adams, 19, Hillsboro, underage consumption and OVI.
Reynaldo Rodriguez, Jr., 31, Hillsboro, disorderly conduct while intoxicated.
Tyler J. Hunley, 28, Hillsboro, hit/skip bench warrant and domestic violence.
Juvenile, 15, Hillsboro, assault.
Juvenile, 12, Jeffersonville, criminal damaging and disorderly conduct.
On Saturday, Nov. 30 at approximately 7:21 p.m., the Hillsboro Police Department received a report of a shoplifter in custody from the Walmart Loss Prevention office. Upon officers arrival, it was found that Colby Wade Freeman, 29, of Hillsboro was observed by loss prevention concealing items upon his person and attempted to leave the store. Mr. Freeman was charged with theft and was scheduled appear in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Monday, Dec. 2 at 8 a.m.
The wekday statistics from midnight until 4 p.m. are as follows: 196 calls, one 911, seven offense reports, four crashes, 15 arrests and130 security checks.
Types of Arrests: One open container, one failure to appear warrant, three disorderly conduct, one failed to display valid plates or sticker, one failed to maintain control, one failure to reinstate, one theft, one public indency, one underage consumption, one OVI, one bench warrant, one criminal damaging and one assault.
The weekday statistics from 4 p.m. until midnight are as follows: 101 calls, one 911, three offense reports, one crash, six arrests and 27 security checks.
Types of Arrests: One domestic violence, one disorderly conduct, one theft, one driving under suspension and two OVI.
On Dec. 1, Kristine Reese of Sardinia reported to the Hillsboro Police Department that her vehicle was broken into and various items were taken while it was parked in a parking lot at the Old Depot, North West Street. Report is still under investigation.
On Dec. 1, Irene Garman, Hillsboro, driving a 2001 Toyota was traveling in the northbound lane in the parking lot at Walmart and struck a 1997 Ford that was backing from a parking space and was being driven by Karen Sword, Hillsboro.
On Dec. 2, Amanda Griffith, State Route 73, Hillsboro, driving a 2013 Chevrolet, was stopped in traffic in the northbound lane in the 1200 block of North High Street when the side mirror of her vehicle was struck by a 2001 Lincoln that was being driven by Helen Griffith, State Route 124, Hillsboro.
On Dec. 2 at 3:32 p.m., the manager at Highland Terrace, located at 737 North West St., reported to the department that a male had been barred from the premises and was on the property. Upon officers investigation, the male subject was located inside one of the apartments. Jeremy Fletcher, 26, of Hillsboro was arrested for criminal trespassing and was transported to the Highland County Justice Center.
Arrests Dec. 2:
Jason Payne, Circleville, was cited for improper backing.
Donna Pugh, Winchester, was cited for failure to file for registration.
On Dec. 2, the Hillsboro Police Department responded to a report of a crash in the 300 block of South West Street. Upon officer arrival it was found that Jason Lee Payne, 22, of Circleville was backing from a private drive and failed to see an unoccupied vehicle owned by Michelle Thompson, 42, of Hillsboro, parked on the east side of the street and struck the vehicle in the left front. Payne was cited for improper backing.
On Dec. 3, the Hillsboro Police Department responded to a report of a crash in the 400 block of West South Street. Upon officer arrival it was found that Tonta Jennette Wilson, 19, of Hillsboro was pulling off of Oak Street and swerved and struck an unoccupied vehicle belonging to Curtis Brewer of Hillsboro, which was parked on West South Street. Wilson was cited for operating vehicle without reasonable control.
Arrests and Citations:
Benjamin R. McCarty, 34, Hillsboro, driving under suspension.
Fifteen-year-old male of Hillsboro, trafficking in drugs.
Steven Heath Huffman, 26, Hillsboro, forgery and receiving stolen property.
Heather Nicole Conley, 24, Hillsboro, possession of heroin.
Amanda Christ Dingus, 27, Hillsboro, bench warrant, failure to appear.
Fifteen-year-old female of Hillsboro, conspiracy to commit to trafficking in drugs.