Bellville Police Reports

Dec. 4, 2018

Loves — At the listed date and time while conducting business checks, Officer ran license plate with the returning information from the BMV as, Officer to confiscate plates, status suspended. Dispatch confirmed the request to confiscate, Officer then contacted owner of the vehicle, who was inside the business, removed the plates and cleared the scene.

Dec. 5, 2017

Bellville — On the listed date and time, Officer dispatched to the listed business in reference to a theft. Officer arrived at business and made contact with the caller, who stated that on this date items that were stored outside of the business were missing. Caller stated that the items were too large to store inside and that they had been there the previous evening. Officer gathered information and a report was taken.

Bellville — On this date and time, Officer was dispatched to listed location in reference to a counterfeit bill that was received by an employee. Officer made contact with the owner, gathered information, this case is under investigation.

Dec. 6, 2018

Ohio 97 West — While on patrol, Officer observed vehicle on the side of the road with the hazards on, the driver appearing to be on the phone. Officer turned around, pulled behind the vehicle and activated overheads, due to the subject vehicle being partially in the lane of travel. Officer made contact with the driver, who stated that they were having engine issues, believing the belt had come off of the motor. The Officer requested the required information and the driver complied, having a driver’s permit from another

state. Officer confirmed the information, a tow was called for the vehicle and a valid driver was on the way. The driver was cited for driving without a license.

Dec. 7, 2018

Loves Travel Stop — advised that the suspect vehicle had left the business. Officer contacted OSP to advise of the vehicle description. Contact was made with the business, information and statements were gathered from employees, a report was taken, this case remains under investigation.

Ohio 13 — On the listed date and time while patrolling, Officer observed vehicle driving with bright headlights. As vehicle passed, Officer noted the rear license plate light was not lit, as required. Officer activated overheads, initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver. As driver exited the vehicle to observe the rear license plate with the Officer, they detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Officer had the driver step back into the vehicle and requested the required information from the driver and passenger information. Dispatch confirmed the driver and passenger information, Officer questioned the occupants as to the marijuana odor coming from the vehicle, occupant admitting to smoking the drug earlier in the vehicle. Observing drug paraphernalia in the rear of the vehicle, both occupants were asked to exit and an Officer safety pat down was conducted. Both occupants were placed into the rear of the patrol cruiser and a search of the vehicle was conducted. Citations were issued for rear lights/fail to illuminate license plate and drug paraphernalia. Subjects and Officers cleared scene