CAMDEN — Criminal activity is not welcome anywhere, and Camden Police Chief Matt Spurlock wants everyone to know that definitely includes the Village of Camden.
Spurlock recently reported on two separate arrests, one of a Camden resident on trespassing charges, and one on a Somerville man caught in Camden after committing a crime in Butler County.
David Walter Reynolds, 44, of 34 S. Liberty Street in Camden, was arrested on June 25, after he “unlawfully, by force, stealth or deception, did trespass” in a home in the village.
According to court records, on June 25, Officer David Stemp responded to 34 S. Second Street, to speak with a possible witness in an ongoing investigation involving the theft of medication. Stemp “upon approaching the door, noticed it was open approximately one foot.” He approached the door and knocked several times and announced his presence, and a man appeared “at the top of the stairs inside the residence.”
The man was identified as Reynolds. According to reports, when questioned about his presence, Reynolds advised the officer the resident had allowed him inside, talked with him for several minutes, and then Reynolds stated the resident was asleep.
Stemp placed Reynolds in handcuffs until he could confirm he was supposed to be in the residence. After speaking with the resident, it was determined he had been asleep for several hours and no one was in the house. He also advised he had only known Reynolds a short while, and that he had not been in his house that day, and was surprised he was.
A review of the house showed nothing missing. Stemp faces one count of trespass in a habitation, a fourth-degree felony.
In another case, Westin Edward Mosley, 28, of 6800 Hamilton-Eaton Road in Somerville, was arrested for receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony.
According to court records, on June 26, a 2000 Camaro with Texas license plates was stolen in Oxford. “The owner’s friend saw the Camaro at the BP station in Camden, approached the driver, and asked where he had gotten the car. The suspect, later identified as Westin Mosley, stopped pumping gas, got in the car, and fled.”
Officials said a video from the BP showed the person of interest was Mosley. Officers later found him in Deer Run.
While speaking to Sgt. Brown, Mosley appeared surprised that the vehicle was stolen in Oxford and he was being charged in Camden, according to Spurlock.
“Even if you commit an offense in another jurisdiction the Camden Police Department will also issue charges or make an arrest if the activity is brought into this town” “We are doing everything in our power to advise all criminals that their behavior and activity is not welcome in the Village of Camden,” Spurlock said.
At press time, the vehicle had not been recovered.
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