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Twins pinned under TV, dresser

Eighteen-month-old boy and girl twins were taken by CareFlight to Children’s Medical Center Monday after a dresser and television fell on them.

According to German Twp. Fire Chief Tim Holman, the twins were climbing on a chest of drawers when they pulled a 32-inch tube television and the dresser down on top of them. The incident happened in an apartment unit in the 2100 block of Troy Road around 10:30 a.m.

Emergency crews were unsure how long the children were pinned, so CareFlight was requested as a precaution, Holman said. The children’s injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.

The boy suffered injuries to his abdomen, and the girl suffered a laceration to her head, he said.

The mom was home at the time of the incident, and a neighbor was able to assist her with getting the furniture off the children. No charges are expected.

Man charged with child endangering

Marcus R. Cross, 27, of 373 Sherman Ave., was placed in Clark County Jail on several charges stemming from an alleged domestic assault early Sunday morning.

According to a Springfield police report, Cross punched a 27-year-old woman during an argument about 4:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of West Washington Street, and when doing so, hit an 8-month-old child in the head.

Officers observed a knot and bruise on the child’s head and an abrasion and swelling on the woman’s cheek. The child was transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center by medics.

Cross also faces a charge of assault in the case. STAFF REPORT

Man ordered in on assault charge

Carlos A. Deberry, 35, of 526 N. Murray St., Apt. 105, was ordered into court on an assault charge Sunday.

According to a Springfield police report, Deberry pushed a 30-year-old man to the floor of his nearby apartment, causing an injury to his knee, and grabbing him by the neck about 4:30 p.m.

Officers observed a gash to the victim’s knee and redness to his neck. STAFF REPORT

Woman’s purse taken by man

A woman told police that a man made advances to her in the 600 block of West Main Street, where she was resting about 4:50 p.m. Sunday, and when she denied his advances, he allegedly took her purse, which contained a bank card, house keys and phone charger. STAFF REPORT


• Car audio equipment, valued at $900, were reported stolen from a man who was attempting to sell the items to another man about 4:30 p.m. in the North Bechtle Avenue Walmart parking lot, Springfield.

• Purses, debit cards, cash and other items, valued $690, were reported stolen between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday from a vehicle in the 1900 block of East Main Street, Springfield.

• Four handguns and ammunition, valued at more than $790, were reported stolen during a home burglary between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of North Shaffer Street, Springfield. STAFF REPORT

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