Bellville police reports

Jan. 14, 2019

Comfort Inn — On the listed date and time, Officer dispatched to the listed location for a report of property damage. Officer arrived and made contact with management of the business who stated that it appeared that the front window of the lobby may have been shot out. The Officer inspected the damages and viewed the video footage. A report was taken.

Jan. 15

Bellville — While on patrol, Officer observed subject vehicle pass with an expired registration sticker. Officer contacted Dispatch to confirm the registration which returned as valid but, with the owner as showing a suspended driver’s license. The Officer caught up with the vehicle, activated overheads and initiated a traffic stop. Contact was made with the driver, who was identified as the owner, and they stated that they do remember placing the valid sticker on the vehicle but, it must have fallen off. The driver was cited for driving under suspension and registration sticker violation. A valid driver was contacted to pick up the driver and vehicle.

Jan. 17, 2019

Bellville — On the listed date and time, Officer advised subject would like to make a statement referencing a domestic assault. Officer made contact, gathered information, advised the subject and a report was taken.

St. Rt. 97 West — While on patrol, Officer observed subject vehicle exit a local business parking lot, turn right, cross over the right lane, turn into the center lane then swerve back into the right lane. After a short distance, Officer observed as vehicle crossed over the left lane twice more. Officer activated overheads and initiated a traffic stop. Officer approached the vehicle and met with the driver, who was identified as the owner. Dispatch returned the vehicle information, the driver as showing suspended. Officer requested the driver exit the vehicle and they complied. A safety pat down was conducted and the driver was placed into the rear of the patrol cruiser. A tow was contacted to retrieve the vehicle as no valid driver was available. At this time, subject began to change behavior and an Officer from a neighboring village was contacted to assist. The Officer arrived and field sobriety testing was conducted. The vehicle tow inventory form was completed as the tow arrived to retrieve the vehicle. Subject refused all other testing and was transported to the Richland County Jail. Citations were issued for driving under suspension, disorderly conduct, marked lanes, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence.

Jan. 18, 2019

St. Rt. 13 South — On the listed date and time while patrolling, Officer observed as vehicle passed with driver exhibiting suspicious behavior and appearing to try and duck down into the driver seat, to not be seen. Officer contacted Dispatch with the license plate information and the information returned showed the registration as valid but, the owner, identified as the driver as under suspension. The Officer caught up to the vehicle, activated the overheads and initiated a traffic stop. The Officer made contact with the driver and advised them the reason for the stop. A tow was called for the vehicle and a tow inventory form was completed. The driver was issued a citation for driving under FRA suspension and given transportation to a local business to await their ride.