A 25-year-old homeless man was arrested and taken to Clermont County Jail after he stole a mini van with a 3-year-old child still inside Dec. 9.
According to a release from Miami Township Assistant Chief of Police Sue Madsen, Donald Wolffram, 25, was arrested for theft of motor vehicle, kidnapping, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest and driving under suspension after the incident began in Miami Township.
Miami Township police were called to the Sunoco gas station located at 1398 State Route 131 at approximately 1:18 p.m. Dec. 9 for the report of a stolen blue Honda Oddyssey mini-van with the 3-year-old child still in the back seat.
Madsens said the Clermont County Communications Center broadcast the description of the vehicle over the air, and the vehicle was spotted by Officer Ball on State Route 28 near the intersection of Old State Route 28.
Ball lost sight of the vehicle on I-275 near Montgomery Road after the driver exited onto Loveland Miamiville Road, making several evasive maneuvers, and then back onto I-275.
During the pursuit of the vehicle, another broadcast was received that the 3-year-old child had been dropped off at the Meijer gas station on State Route 28. The male who dropped him off was described as having a big coat and driving a Honda Odyssey mini-van.
A deputy with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office later spotted a male in a big coat matching the description walking on Montgomery Road.
The male was stopped for further investigation and was found to be the driver of the reported stolen mini-van. The blue Honda Odyssey was found within walking distance of the suspect’s location. The suspect also had taken property belonging to the mini-van owner.
Madsen said Wolffram was arrested for theft of motor vehicle, kidnapping, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest and driving under suspension.
So far Wolffram has been charged with resisting arrest and driving under suspension. He remains at the Clermont County Jail and is scheduled for a hearing in front of Judge Anthony Brock at 3 p.m. Dec. 17.