Hillsboro Police Department reports


The Hillsboro Police Department has released the following information:


Caleb Caplinger, 19, New Vienna, citation for failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead.

Jesse Underwood, 47, Hillsboro, was arrested for disorderly conduct by intoxication.

Joseph Sandlin, 32, Peebles, arrested on a bench warrant for failure to appear out of Hillsboro Municipal Court.


On Monday, June 6 at 10:47 p.m. the police department responded to a semi-truck and car injury crash in the 1400 block of North High Street. A vehicle operated by Sarah Bowen, of Hillsboro, was pulling from a private drive at the Pepsi Warehouse to turn left onto North High Street and was struck by a northbound semi-truck operated by Kevin Tyson, of Zanesville. The semi-truck was owned by New Bakery Transportation Company of Zanesville. Bowen and a passenger in her vehicle, Joshua Wilcox, of Hillsboro, both claimed injury and were transported to Highland District Hospital by the Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District. Bowen’s vehicle received major disabling damage while the tractor of the semi-truck received functional damage. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Bowen was cited for failing to yield the right of way.


On Sunday, June 12 at 6:24 p.m. Zara Morgan, of Hillsboro, reported that her wallet had been stolen from her purse while at work at 609 Harry Sauner Road.

On Monday, June 13 at 12:48 a.m. while a Hillsboro police officer was conducting a security check at the Crestwood Care Center at 141 Willitsville Pike, a male and female subject were noticed in the parking lot. Upon further investigation, the male subject gave false information about his identity, but was eventually identified as Nathan Fowler of Martinsville. Fowler was arrested for obstructing official business and possession of drug abuse instruments. In addition, he was wanted in Clinton County on an outstanding warrant. Fowler was taken to the Highland County Justice Center for incarceration.


On Monday, June 13 at 7:42 a.m. Charles Johnson, 54, of Hillsboro, was arrested for criminal damaging.


On June 15 at 11:35 a.m. the police department responded to United Dairy Farmers in reference to a suspicious female nodding off in a vehicle. Upon arrival it found that Jennifer Lyons, 33, of Hillsboro, was in her vehicle, not alert, and nodding off. During contact officers found that

Lyons was in possession of a schedule IV substance which

she did not have a prescription for. Lyons was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substances.

At 1:01 pm the department responded to a call at the M&M Swap shop in reference to a man with a warrant. The subject in question was Daniel Hollon, 24, of Leesburg. Hollon was found to have a warrant for a probation violation and was arrested. Additionally, Hollon was found to be in possession of a substance believed to be heroin. The substance will be sent to the BCI lab for further evaluation. Felony possession of controlled substance charges are pending the results.


On June 15 at 5:55 pm the police department responded to an accident in the 100 block of West Main Street. Kathleen Brown, 50, of Hillsboro, was westbound on West Main Street and was stopped in traffic due to a red light. Betty Hatfield, 75, of Hillsboro, was backing from a parking space in the area and backed into Brown’s vehicle causing minor damage to both vehicles. No injuries were reported. Hatfield was cited for improper backing.

At 10:08 p.m. the police department responded to an accident in the 600 block of North West Street. Corey Cloud, 23, of Hillsboro, was traveling north on North West Street and had stopped in traffic to make a left turn into his driveway when his vehicle was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Jessica Jennings, 31, of Hillsboro. Jennings left the scene of the accident prior to an officer’s arrival. After investigation, Jennings was contacted and later issued two citations, one for failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead and the other for leaving the scene of an accident. Moderate damage was reported to both vehicles. No one was injured.

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