Bellville police reports


Jan. 7, 2019

Bellville — On the listed date and time, Officer was contacted on station for a report of possible child abuse. This case is under investigation.

Jan. 8, 2019

Bellville — On the listed date and time, Officer was contacted in reference to a possible breaking and entering. Officer made contact with the victim, took pictures of property damage and gathered information. This case is under investigation.

St. Rt. 13 South — While patrolling, Officer observed subject vehicle without an operating rear license plate light. Officer activated overheads and initiated a traffic stop, while confirming the vehicle information through Dispatch. Officer made contact with the driver, who requested to exit the vehicle and look at the rear light. Officer and driver observed the light, which was very dimly lit, not visible from the required 52 feet distance. Officer confirmed driver information, which came back as Failure to Reinstate. Driver then received a citation for the offense along with the rear license plate light.

Jan. 9, 2019

Gorman Rupp Way — On the listed date and time while conducting business checks, Officer observed subject vehicle displaying suspicious behavior. Officer observed, as vehicle continued onto Gorman Rupp Way without coming to a complete stop at the Stop Sign. Officer activated overheads and initiated a traffic stop. Officer approached vehicle and made contact with the driver, who supplied all requested documents. Dispatch confirmed the identity of the driver, also stating that the driver was currently under suspension. The driver was cited for driving under suspension and a valid driver was contacted to retrieve the driver and the vehicle.

Loves — On the listed date and time, Officer observed vehicle travelling on State Route 97, near the Loves Travel Stop. Officer observed as vehicle made a turn into Loves, from the center lane without signaling. Officer ran the vehicle license plate through Dispatch, which confirmed the owner as having a valid warrant. The Officer then made contact with the driver and passenger and asked for the required information. Dispatch confirmed the information, the passenger as having the warrant but, outside of the pickup radius. The driver of the vehicle was showing suspended. The driver was cited for driving under suspension and improper turn and issued a warning for failure to use a signal. The occupants were able to make contact with a valid driver to retrieve them and the vehicle.

Jan. 10, 2019

Loves — On the listed date and time, Officer was dispatched to the listed location for panhandling. Officer arrived and located the vehicle in question. Officer questioned the occupants in the vehicle, who stated that they did not know what was going on inside the business. The Officer requested the required information and confirmed the occupants. At this time, the third party in the vehicle exited the business and the Officer questioned them as to the panhandling call. The Officer then gathered information, and verified through Dispatch one occupant had a valid warrant in hand. The Officer conducted a safety pat down and placed the handcuffed person into the patrol cruiser. The two occupants were advised and released, the local law enforcement agency with the warrant arrived and transported the subject with the warrant to jail. Officer then cleared the scene.

Jan. 11, 2019

I 71 northbound ramp — On the listed date and time, Officer observed vehicle with a continuous white light to the rear. Officer noted the tail light cover appeared to be missing. Officer activated overheads and initiated a traffic stop. Officer made contact with the driver and advised them the reason for the stop, driver stating that they were unaware that you could not have a continuous white light, to the rear. Officer requested required information and confirmed through Dispatch as suspended. Driver was cited for driving under suspension and the rear light. Driver contacted a valid licensed driver to retrieve them and the vehicle, Officer cleared scene.

Jan. 13, 2019

Bellville —

While on patrol, Officer was flagged down by a passerby on Main Street near Ogle Street. The person stated that they observed an off road vehicle travelling recklessly, at a high rate of speed, swerving and doing donuts moments before. The Officer travelled to the street in question and observed multiple tracks from the off road vehicle, crossing several intersections, sliding and going from roadside to roadside. The Officer was able to follow the clearly visible tracks to a residence where they made contact with the driver. The Officer then noted the strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the driver as they spoke. Field Sobriety Testing was conducted, the subject unable to successfully complete the tests. The person was then transported to a local law enforcement agency for further testing, which they refused. The driver of the off road vehicle was cited for OVI, reckless operation and release to a sober, valid driver.

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