Newcomerstown v. Ungurean, 146 Ohio App. 3d 409, 2001-Ohio-1754 -- Truckstop waitress reported seeing a beer bottle and a shot glass on the trunk lid of a Honda, and that the car's four occupants appeared intoxicated when they were in the restaurant. Information was broadcast to an officer who stopped the car without observing any offense. The tip was not anonymous since a name was given to dispatcher, though not passed on to officer. A greater degree of reliability is typically afforded informants who provide a name. Information from the waitress gave rise to a reasonable suspicion the driver was intoxicated.
State v. Bryant (2000), 138 Ohio App. 3d 343 -- Kentucky officers radioed they were pursuing a fleeing motorist across an Ohio River bridge, but did not state the reason why they wished to make a stop. Ohio officer responded at the site where the out of state officers finally stopped the car. Majority finds the broadcast justified the stop. Dissent finds failure to convey the underling reasons for making a stop makes that conclusion contrary to Maumee v. Weisner (1999), 87 Ohio St. 3d 295.
United States v. Hensley (1985), 469 U.S. 604 -- Evidence uncovered in the course of an investigative stop based on a flyer received from another police department is admissible if the issuing department had sufficient information to left the stop and whether, based on an objective reading of the flyer, the officers actually making the stop could defensibly act in reliance on the flyer.
Maumee v. Weisner (1999), 87 Ohio St. 3d 295 -- Syllabus: (1) Where an officer making an investigative stop relies solely upon a dispatch, the state must demonstrate at a suppression hearing that the facts precipitating the dispatch justified a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. (2) A telephone tip can, by itself, create a reasonable suspicion lefting an investigatory stop where the tip has sufficient indicia of reliability." See dissent, calling for corroboration or observation by officer making the stop when information is received in the form of an unverified report of erratic driving.
State v. Ramey (1998), 129 Ohio App. 3d 409 -- Citizen-informant flagged down a cruiser and related suspicion driver of a particular car was DUI. Information was relayed by radio, and a car matching the description was stopped for investigation. Since the citizen made no effort to conceal identity, information was presumptively reliable.