FCSO Incidents


According to reports, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls:

JAN. 12

TRAFFIC CRASH: Amanda Storer, of Jamestown, was east bound on U.S. 35, when she exited onto the ramp to SR 435. Storer lost control of her vehicle on the snow and ice covered roadway, spun out and was subsequently struck by a semi-tractor trailer driven by Eugene Swarthout, of Horsehead, N.Y. Both vehicles sustained minor damage and were driven from the scene. Storer was cited for failing to maintain control.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Melissa Nebbergal-Lein was southbound on U.S. 62, south of Madison Mills, when she lost control of her vehicle on the snow and ice covered roadway. She traveled off the east side of the roadway and struck a DP&L utility pole. The vehicle sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene. Nebbergal-Lein was cited for failure to control.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Jessica Attard, Greenfield, was northbound on SR 41 north of Flakes Ford Road, when she failed to negotiate a slight left hand curve, and traveled off the right side of the roadway into the ditch where she stuck an AT&T junction box and a DP&L utility pole. Attard’s vehicle sustained moderate damage but was driven from the scene. Attard was cited for failure to control.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Lucinda Zindorf, Washington C.H., was northbound on U.S. 22, near the Clinton County line, following a snow plow in a line of cars, driving a Fayette County Transportation van. Zindorf signaled her intent to make a left turn into a driveway to pick up a passenger and began to make her turn, when she was struck by a semi-tractor trailer vehicle, driven by Bruce Evans, of Wilmington, that was attempting to pass the slower moving line of traffic. The semi struck the van and traveled off the left side of the roadway and into a plowed field. The Transportation van sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene. Evans was cited for passing without safety.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Peter Chase, Valley, Ala., was driving his semi-tractor trailer north bound on I-71 at the 65 mm, when he lost control of the vehicle on the snow & ice covered roadway. The truck jack-knifed and slid off the right side of the roadway into the ditch. The truck had to be towed from the scene. Chase was cited for failure to control.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Travis Wallace, Irvine, Ky., was south bound I-71 at the 62 mm, in a semi tractor trailer, when he failed to observe in the blowing snow that another slower moving semi tractor trailer. Wallace struck the rear of the other truck, which was driven by Karry Smielnski, of Knoxville, Tenn. Wallace’s truck sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene. Smielnski’s vehicle sustained moderate damage to the rear of the trailer. Wallace was cited for failing to maintain assured clear distance ahead.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Douglas Campbell of Spring Valley was traveling southbound on I-71 near mile post 66 when a tractor trailer began to merge into his lane of travel. The tractor trailer struck the front of Campbell’s vehicle while merging and continued without stopping. No injuries were reported. The vehicle sustained minor damage.

THEFT: Employees of Pettit’s Grocery in Bloomingburg, reported that a 17 year old male removed tobacco products from the store. The 17-year-old male was later located and charged in the incident.

JAN. 11

THEFT: Anderson Equipment reported someone made two charges to their bank account without authorization.

CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Heather Delarosa of Bloomingburg reports someone caused damage to her vehicle sometime overnight.

JAN. 10

CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Trent Anderson of Jeffersonville reported someone caused damage to his mailbox overnight.

UNRULY: A Jeffersonville resident reported his juvenile son departed the residence and refused to return home. Sheriff’s deputies made contact with the male juvenile at which time he was returned home and counseled on his behavior.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Joseph Meyers of London, Oh was traveling east on Bloomingburg New Holland Road. Meyers stopped at the intersection of SR 41. Meyers continued across S.R. 41 failing to yield for a vehicle traveling south on S.R. 41 causing a collision. No injuries were reported. Meyers was cited for Failure to Yield.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Douglas Stuckey of Washington CH was traveling south on Creek Road. Stuckey lost control of his vehicle traveling off the right side of the roadway striking tree overturning. No injuries were reported. Stuckey was cited for failure to control.

JAN. 9

TRAFFIC CRASH: Jacob Clegg of Creighton, Penn., was exiting I-71 to S.R. 435. Clegg failed to observe a vehicle in front of him stopped at the intersection striking the rear of the vehicle. No injuries were reported. Clegg was cited for Assured Clear Distance Ahead.

THEFT: An employee at the Bayonet Inn reports that a guest removed several items from the room and departed.

JAN. 8

TRAFFIC CRASH: Laura Worley of Jeffersonville was traveling north on S.R. 41. Worley failed to observe a vehicle in front of her making a left turn and struck the rear of the vehicle. No injuries were reported. Worley was cited for Assured Clear Distance Ahead.

JAN. 7

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Deputies responded to a domestic incident on Snow Hill Road. Upon the completion of their investigation it was determined at a 13 year old female was struck by another household member.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Randa Redding of New Holland was traveling northbound on State Route 753 near Branden Road and began to slow down for a stop. Derek Lafferty of Hillsboro was also traveling northbound and failed to observe Redding slowing and struck the rear of her vehicle. No injuries were reported. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. Lafferty was cited for failure to assure clear distance ahead.

JAN. 6

POSSESS DANGEROUS DRUGS: While assisting Municipal Court Probation on a home visit, drugs were located in the home. Bethany Benson of Washington C.H. was arrested in the incident.

THEFT: Employee of Travel Centers of America reported after a driver brought a semi in for an inspection, the driver departed without paying for the service.

THEFT: Employee of COACH Outlet in Jeffersonville reported that an unknown female concealed merchandise and departed the store without paying.

AGGRAVATED MENACING: A student at Miami Trace Middle School reported that a threat was written on a school desk. Upon the completion of the investigation it was determined that the threat was not credible.

JAN. 5

UNRULY: Employees of the Ranch of Opportunity reported that a 14 year old female that walked away from their facility. The juvenile was located a short time later and returned to the Ranch of Opportunity.

JAN. 4

TRAFFIC CRASH HIT SKIP: Unknown person was traveling west on White Oak Road and lost control of their vehicle. Unknown person traveled off the right side of the roadway striking a fence and departed the scene.

LITTERING: An employee with Ivy Glen Complex reports someone operating a blue Chevy pickup placed several bags of trash in the dumpster without consent.

CRIMINAL TRESPASS: William Keenan of Washington C.H. reports someone entered onto his property without consent.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Mary McMurry of Greenfield was traveling north on Washington New Martinsburg Road and lost control of her vehicle on inclement roadways. McMurry traveling into the south bound lane of travel striking a vehicle operated by Bonnie Stone of Sabina. Stone was transported to a medical facility by EMS for treatment. McMurry was cited for failure to control.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Derek Asher of Fairfield was traveling south on I-71 and lost control of his vehicle on inclement roadways. Asher travled off the right side of the roadway striking a fence. No injuries were reported. The vehicle sustained minor damage in the crash. Asher was cited for failure to control.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Christopher Wallingford of Hillsboro was traveling north on U.S. 62 and lost control of his vehicle on inclement roadways. Wallingford traveled off the right side of the roadway striking a ditch. No injuries were reported. The vehicle sustained minor damage in the crash. Wallingford was cited for failure to control.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Evan Tyree of Jeffersonville was traveling east on Matthews Road and lost control of his vehicle. Tyree traveled off the right side of the roadway striking a fence post. No injuries were reported. The vehicle sustained minor damage in the crash. Tyree was cited for failure to control.

JAN. 3

TELEPHONE HARASSMENT: A male reported he was receiving unwanted messages from a known male. He was referred to the solicitor.

TELEPHONE HARASSMENT: A female reported she is receiving unwanted text from a known subject.

THEFT: An employee of Shell Food Mart in Jeffersonville reported that an unknown male departed the store with unpaid merchandise.

JAN. 2

OVI: Deputies received a complaint of an intoxicated male leaving a business on Allen Road in a red Ford Focus. The vehicle was located near the Milledgeville Cemetery and stopped for a traffic violation. The driver was intoxicated and arrested for OVI. Jacob Holcomb was arrested in the incident.

UNRULY: Deputies were dispatched to the 5000 block of Route 41 for a 15 year old unruly. The juvenile was counseled on her behavior.

MISSING PERSON: Tammy Adkins of Washington C.H. reported that her daughter was released from the Fayette County Jail and has not had any contact since her release. The female was later located.

THEFT: Tamara Abdullah from Pinkerton reported that while at Tanger Outlet an unknown female removed bags of clothing Abdullah had purchased. Angie Roger of Amelia was arrested in the incident.

THEFT: Sheridan Smith of Washington C.H. reported that someone removed items from his rental property.

JAN. 1

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Deputies were dispatched to the 1400 block of Grace Street on a disturbance. An intoxicated female was located in the area causing a disturbance. The female also had an active warrant for her arrest. Tiffany Clifton of Wilmington was charged in the incident.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Shawn Wycuff of Mt. Sterling was traveling eastbound in the 13000 block of Cook-Yankeetown Road when Wycuff ran off the right side of the roadway. Wycuff then overcorrected traveling back onto the roadway and off the right side again striking the ditch. No injuries were reported. The vehicle sustained minor damage.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Deputies responded to a disturbance at 214 Woodsview Drive on a reported disturbance. Upon arriving they found Jason Mongold, who was intoxicated, to be the cause of the disturbance. Mongold was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail on this charge.

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