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April 21, 2015

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  • Greenville Police Beat 4-17-15

    by - Apr 17, 2015
    Suspect arrested for firing shots from vehicle On April 11 police responded to multiple calls regarding a male firing shots from a gray or silver vehicle. The calls came from the general area of Anderson and...
  • Judge releases Webber after a year in prison

    by - Apr 15, 2015
    GREENVILLE – A father convicted for the death of his 16-month-old daughter was granted judicial release Wednesday morning in the Darke County Common Pleas Court. The judge found now 30-year-old Scott A. Webber guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter and Endangering...
  • GPD arrest man for shooting gun while driving car

    by - Apr 13, 2015
    GREENVILLE – The Greenville Police Department investigated several reports of shots being fired from a suspect inside a vehicle Saturday afternoon. According to reports, officers initially responded to the 300 block of Anderson Ave. in Greenville where...
  • Greenville Police Beat 4-10-15

    by - Apr 10, 2015
    Police arrest three for OVI, serve multiple arrest warrants On April 3 police were dispatched to Speedway, 201 Wagner Ave., regarding a possible OVI. All occupants of a Jeep Cherokee entered the store and appeared to...
  • Prosecutor releases Grand Jury report

    by - Apr 7, 2015
    GREENVILLE – R. Kelly Ormsby, III, prosecuting attorney for Darke County, released the following report on Grand Jury activity recently conducted by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Bruce D. Baldridge, Ansonia – Indicted on a charge of...
  • Greenville Police Beat 4-5-15

    by - Apr 3, 2015
    Juvenile found in possession of look-alike handgun On March 22 police received a call regarding a group of kids at the Greenville Junior High parking lot, 131 Central Ave., with what looked like a gun. The...
  • Hollansburg man busted for drugs in Preble County

    by - Mar 31, 2015
    PREBLE COUNTY – A Hollansburg man is jailed in Preble County after a traffic stop led to a discover of drugs. Bryan Adkins, 35, was initially stopped for driving without a license and deputies were going to...
  • Greenville man charged for drunk driving with daughter

    by - Mar 28, 2015
    UNION CITY, Ohio — A Greenville man was arrested after police say he was driving drunk with his 15-year-old daughter in the vehicle. According to a report from our media partners at WHIO, Matthew C. Thompson, 37, was...
  • Greenville Police Beat 3-27-15

    by - Mar 27, 2015
    Police investigate assaults, stabbing and CPO felony On March 22 police were dispatched to 144. W. Water St. regarding a subject with a firearm.  When police arrived, the officer observed the defendant, Patrick Covault, arguing with...
  • Greenville Police Beat 3-20-15

    by - Mar 20, 2015
    Police investigate multiple incidents of vandalism On March 12 police responded to several reports of vandalism during the early hours of the morning. On 705 Front St. there was damage to six vehicles in the back...
  • UC Ohio-IN work together to take drugs off the streets

    by - Mar 20, 2015
    UNION CITY – The Union City Ohio and Indiana Police Departments have had a couple successful days taking illegal drugs off the streets. On March 18, at approximately 4:55 p.m. an officer from the Union City...
  • Greenville detective talks about heroin needle hazards

    by - Mar 19, 2015
    GREENVILLE – With heroin usage continuously on the rise, local law enforcement is  dealing with many drug-related issues in Darke County. Detective Eric Roberts of the Greenville Police Department shared with The Early Bird how the...
  • Judge sends Hofacker to prison for 7 years

    by - Mar 19, 2015
    GREENVILLE – For the fourth time in less than 10 years, Randy Hofacker received a prison sentence for stealing from an elderly person. The 54-year-old Greenville man was sentenced to seven years after being found guilty by...
  • Grand Jury activity released

    by - Mar 18, 2015
    GREENVILLE – R. Kelly Ormsby, III, Prosecuting Attorney for Darke County, released the following report on Grand Jury activity recently conducted by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Daniel O. Richards, Greenville – Indicted on a charge of...
  • Greenville Police Beat 3-13-15

    by - Mar 13, 2015
    Shot fired; an assault two days later at same address On March 9 police were dispatched to 719 E. Main St. regarding a report of a shot fired behind the residence. On arrival the officer saw...
  • Suspected Heroin Trafficker Also Faces Meth Charges

    by - Mar 11, 2015
    UNION CITY – On March 9, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit served an arrest warrant on David Reffitt, 42, for trafficking in heroin.  Reffitt was taken into custody at his residence, 503 Beamsville...
  • Obringer serves time for crashing into police cruiser

    by - Mar 10, 2015
    GREENVILLE – A local man recently completed serving a five day jail sentence in the Darke County Criminal Justice Center after being convicted for crashing into a Greenville police cruiser while intoxicated in December 2014. Brent M. Obringer,...
  • Eldora Speedway among sites hacked by ‘ISIS’ group

    by - Mar 7, 2015
    ROSSBURG – Hearing the word ‘ISIS’ is not something most Darke County residents consider to be a local threat to the community. That changed Saturday as Eldora Speedway was one of several area websites hacked by...
  • UC Police tase suspect to make arrest

    by - Mar 7, 2015
    UNION CITY – On March 7, at approximately 12:35, officers from the Union City Ohio Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was speeding. Officers made contact with a backseat passenger and identified him as...
  • Greenville Police Beat 3-6-15

    by - Mar 6, 2015
    Jailed suspect says he has only stolen twice On February 28 Damon Dickey was served a citation for Theft and Criminal Trespass for shoplifting at Walmart, 1501 Wagner Ave. He had been cited for shoplifting and...
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