Sunday, May 10

9:12 p.m. – Sidney Police Department (SPD) officers responded to the 1100 block of 17th St. SW to a report of a male subject being assaulted by three other men in a residential area. No arrests were made, but the case is under investigation.

Monday, May 11

6:14 p.m. – SPD officer met with a person in the lobby of the Richland County Law & Justice Center turning themself in. “People get tired of looking over their shoulder all the time,” a SPD representative said of people turning themselves in to local authorities. “So they decide...it’s time to get this thing taken care of.” The representative was not able to report what the person turned themself in for.

7:38 p.m. – SPD officers responded to a call from the Sidney Health Center of an animal bite. (The law requires health-care representatives to contact local authorities whenever a patient arrives at a medical facility with an animal bite.) The bite victim reportedly was visiting with a neighbor; the dog was not loose. “Our officers confirmed the dog was current on their vaccinations,” an SPD representative said. No charges were filed against the dog owner. “If the dog was running at large, we would issue citations,” the representative said.

11:19 p.m. – SPD officers responded to the 1400 block of 9th Ave. SW, where a vehicle had reportedly been struck by another vehicle. However, there was no identifying information available; an investigation is pending.

Tuesday, May 12

10:27 a.m. – SPD officers responded to a call near Quilling Park after a report of a dog bite. The victim provided a description of the dog, which the officers located and contained. The owner was issued citations for a dog running at large and failing to have a license for the dog.

3:50 p.m. – SPD officers responded to the 2000 block of South Central Ave. for a report of suspected drugs and paraphernalia being found near some sheds for sale. The officers picked up the evidence, but there was nothing among the items with any “personal identifying” information, and there were no drugs found. The matter is under investigation.

10:36 p.m. – SPD officers responded to a “domestic violence” call at the 800 block of 5th St. SE. “In this case, it was a verbal altercation,” said a SPD representative, noting the person who called was correct in phoning the police. “It probably helped prevent the matter from turning physical. We’d rather be rolling on a call that doesn’t lead to an arrest than one that leads to an assault.”

Wednesday, May 13

1:07 p.m. – SPD officer assisted with a call of someone turning themself in for a warrant on failure to appear in court, issued by a local judge for a bench trial on a citation for operating a vehicle without insurance for “a third or subsequent offense.”

4:05 p.m. – SPD officers responded to a call at a local grocery store parking lot for an alleged hit and run. A vehicle was reportedly hit while the owner was inside the store. Officers collected video footage of the damaged vehicle and the matter is under investigation.

Thursday, May 14

11:44 a.m. – SPD officers responded to a local hotel after housekeeping personnel found drug paraphernalia in a room. Officers made contact with three individuals, according to a SPD representative. The room was searched and drugs and paraphernalia were found. “Charges may be forthcoming,” the representative said, explaining the matter has been turned over to the county attorney’s office with a request for prosecution.

8:35 p.m. – SPD officers responded to the 1000 block of 4th St. NW after a report of a reckless driver was made. Officers noticed a “cloud of dirt in the air,” said a SPD representative, noting the incident occurred close to where the officers were at the time of the call. Witnesses on the street “indicated vehicle, a blue car, traveled south bound, but no vehicle was found,” the representative said.

Friday, May 15

6:02 p.m. – SPD officer spoke with a reporting party who had sold their cellular phone on Facebook. The person reportedly sent the phone to an address but never received the promised payment. The officer investigated the address and discovered the phone was sent out of state to a storage facility. No further action was taken.

Saturday, May 16

6:21 p.m. – SPD officers responded to an alert of a “reckless driver” heading west on Holly St. The vehicle was described as a brown four-door, swerving and speeding. Two officers responded to the call, but the vehicle in question was not located, an SPD representative said.

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