Traffic stop turns into drug arrest


Man charged in drug use case

Kevin L. Thomas, 34, of 10443 Township Road 258, North Lewisburg, was charged with drug abuse and possession of drug abuse instruments after a traffic stop in the 50 block of Tuttle Road on Thursday afternoon.

A Clark County sheriff’s deputy stopped the vehicle about 1:45 p.m. after a passerby flagged him down to report subjects in it “cooking something on a can with a lighter” in the Walmart parking lot.

Thomas was found unresponsive under a pile of clothing in the rear passenger seat and was transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center for treatment. A needle suspected in heroin use was collected as evidence.

Arson suspected in car fire

Police were dispatched to a car fire about 1:45 a.m. Friday in the 1900 block of Edwards Drive.

It appeared something had been thrown through the sedan’s rear driver’s side window, according to a Springfield police report. Springfield fire crews extinguished the fire.


A purse, cash and prescription pills valued at more than $680 were reported stolen during the burglary of a home in the 1300 block of Hillcrest Avenue between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

One hundred fifty assorted DVDs, valued at $1,500, were reported stolen during the burglary of a home in the 2100 block of Woodside Avenue between 4 p.m. Wednesday and 8:10 p.m. Thursday. A television screen was shattered.

A handgun and television, valued at $1,150, were reported stolen during the burglary of a home in the 1700 block of Memorial Drive between 10:30 a.m. Thursday and about midnight Friday.

A refrigerator and stove valued at $1,000 were reported stolen during the break-in of a vacant apartment at the Susnet Hills Apartments, 924 Sunset Ave., between 5 a.m. Wednesday and 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

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