CAMDEN — Camden law enforcement has been busy over the course of the last several weeks, making several arrests on drug and other charges.
On Monday, Oct. 1, Ashley Rose, 26, of Camden, was arrested for possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony, and possessing drug abuse instruments, a second-degree misdemeanor.
“I was on McGuire Dr. on a drug overdose and Rose walked to the scene and had heroin in her purse,” Camden Police Chief Matt Spurlock said. “Rose may have not been aware that she had a warrant, but law enforcement sure was.”
According to court documents, Spurlock stopped Rose on the outstanding warrant. “The suspect was in possession of a purse which contained her driver’s license and other personal identifying information. In a zippered compartment, the officer found a syringe and gel containing suspected heroin. The heroin field tested positive for the drug,” court records noted. “The suspect admitted that the purse and its contents belonged to her, but denied knowledge of the syringe and gel.”
Rose had an active felony warrant from Butler County for receiving stolen property, according to Spurlock.
“It’s always a good day when the criminals turn their self in to you and bring the illegal drugs with them,” Spurlock said.
Other recent Camden Police reports:
•On Sunday, Sept. 30, Alexander J. Brown, 22, of Camden, was arrested for criminal trespass at 201 W. Central Ave (BP Gas). Brown was loitering in the parking lot and also inside the store, and using the facilities without making any purchases. This was an ongoing issue which has been addressed with warnings in the past, according to Spurlock.
CPD Officer Stemp arrived on the scene and Brown was arrested and transported to the Preble County Jail and booked in oncriminal trespass. He was released from jail on Tuesday, Oct. 3, and on Wednesday, Oct. 4, Spurlock arrested him for trespassing on property north of Camden Elementary School on Bloomfield Ave. Brown was sleeping in a barn at this location, according to Spurlock. Brown was again transported to the PC Jail.
•Jessica Adams, 28, was arrested on Sept. 18, for an active felony warrant on a drug charge. Adams was located in the 600 block of McGuire Drive, according to Spurlock.
•Tyler Anderson, 24, was arrested on Sept. 25, for an active misdemeanor warrant for theft. Anderson was located on a traffic stop on Rose Blvd.
•Keith Taylor, 26, and his brother Joshua Taylor, 19, both of Camden, were arrested on Sept. 19.
“Both Taylor males had caused a disturbance in the Quail Creek Community on three separate occasions during a few hour period,” Spurlock reported. “Both Taylors admitted to being under the influence of illegal drugs.”
“On the third occasion the Taylors had a run in with the police they had gone to their mother’s residence on McGuire Drive and caused damage to her property,” Spurlock said. “The Taylors’ mother called police after her attempts to calm her sons down had failed.”
Joshua Taylor was arrested for criminal damaging after kicking his mother’s front door and causing damage to the locking mechanism, according to Spurlock. Keith Taylor was arrested for criminal trespass. “Keith continues to trespass on his mother’s property after being advised and arrested for the same crime multiple times in the past,” Spurlock said.
”There are many things that I love about this job, but from time to time things come up that you always hate to see,” Spurlock said of arresting the brothers. “When I continue to respond to deal with Keith and Joshua, victimizing their mother, I have to see the pain in a mother’s eyes when she has tried so many times to help these two — it begins to get to you.”
Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH.
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