Crime


ICYMI: 4 top crime stories from this week

Here are four crime stories from the Springfield News-Sun that broke this week: Woman charged with hitting 6-year-old in head with belt A Springfield woman has been charged with assault and child endangerment after allegedly hitting a 6-year-old boy in the head with a belt. The incident allegedly occurred at a home in the 2000 block of Clifton Avenue on Dec. 15. According to a report, the victim and...


Champaign County still investigating likely attempted murder-suicide

Champaign County still investigating likely attempted murder-suicide

Champaign County Deputies continue to investigate a shooting on New Year’s Eve and said they’re looking at it as an attempted murder-suicide, according to a sheriff’s office report. RELATED: 1 dead after Champaign County shooting: What we know now Officers were dispatched to a home in the 9800 block of Loveless Road in Mechanicsburg on the report of a gunshot wound...
Man accused of bringing drugs into Clark County Jail

Man accused of bringing drugs into Clark County Jail

A man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly attempted to hide drugs before being booked into the Clark County Jail. Donald R. Silvers III, 34, is facing charges of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility and drug abuse. He’s expected to appear in the Clark County Municipal Court at 10:30 a.m. today. He’s also facing charges for...
Springfield man accused of breaking in to home of woman, baby

Springfield man accused of breaking in to home of woman, baby

Springfield police claim a man broke into a woman’s home with a baby inside while he was trying to evade police. Ronald Cantrell Jr., 27, of Springfield, is charged with kidnapping, breaking and entering and obstructing official business in Clark County Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday and bond was set at $28,500. Police began their investigation about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday...
Clark County grand jury issues theft, robbery indictments

Clark County grand jury issues theft, robbery indictments

Clark County Prosecutor Andrew Wilson reports that the grand jury met and the following indictments were returned: Nicholas Dale Taylor, 32, 173 E. Main St., Donnelsville: Breaking and entering, two counts of theft. Deanna Marie Ulrich, 28, 173 E. Main St., Donnelsville: Breaking and entering, two counts of theft. DETAILS: 2 charged with attempted murder in Springfield shooting Rodney Oglesby, 32...
Springfield woman accused of hitting 6-year-old in head with belt

Springfield woman accused of hitting 6-year-old in head with belt

A Springfield woman has been accused of striking a 6-year-old child in the head with a belt and a children’s services employee has been disciplined in connection with the case. Semonicka Miller, 29, has been charged with assault and endangering children. She pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Tuesday. A Clark County Children’s Services employee, Johnnie Miller, allegedly...
West Liberty-Salem High School: What’s changed 1 year after shooting

West Liberty-Salem High School: What’s changed 1 year after shooting

The shooting at West Liberty-Salem High School will mark its one-year anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 20. The event rocked the small village of West Liberty, which received national attention as one of the shootings that occurred in 2017. Here are some of the things that have changed at the campus since the shooting and how the community is still working to heal . Several new security measures have...
Springfield man accused of whipping pregnant woman with belt

Springfield man accused of whipping pregnant woman with belt

A Springfield man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly whipped a pregnant woman with a belt. MORE: Springfield man arrested, accused of robbing Fifth Third bank Ethan S. Gavin, 20, is facing one count each of domestic violence, resisting arrest and obstructing official business. He’s expected to appear in court at 10:30 a.m. today. The Springfield Police Division was called to the 2600...
Springfield man arrested after brief standoff with police

Springfield man arrested after brief standoff with police

A Springfield man was arrested and taken to the Clark County Jail on Sunday morning after police said he refused to obey orders to exit a residence following a domestic dispute while officers believed he was armed, according to a police report. Tyren A. Thompson, 24, of 35 Englewood Road in Springfield, was arrested on charges of domestic violence, using weapons while intoxicated and obstructing officials...
Springfield woman arrested for stabbing involving steak knife

Springfield woman arrested for stabbing involving steak knife

A Springfield woman was arrested Saturday, accused of stabbing a man in the chest and arm, according to a police report. Iyana N. Carr, 23, of 830 E. Main St., was arrested on charges of felonious assault and domestic violence and was taken to the Clark County Jail. Officers responded to a residence in the 1500 block of Winding Trail around 3 p.m. Saturday. Medics treated a man for stab wounds on...
Springfield man accused of leaving dog to die

Springfield man accused of leaving dog to die

A Springfield man has been charged with two counts of cruelty to animals after police alleged they found a dead dog in his father’s home last week. Michael Thompson, 37, pleaded not guilty to the charges in Clark County Municipal Court on Thursday, Jan. 11. His bond was set at $3,500. He remained in the Clark County Jail as of Friday afternoon. DETAILS: Two Springfield residents accused of abandoning...
ICYMI: 4 Springfield crime stories that broke this week

ICYMI: 4 Springfield crime stories that broke this week

Here are four crime stories from the Springfield News-Sun that broke this week: Police responded to a home on Summer Street after shots were reportedly fired in the Springfield neighborhood. According to a police report, several shell casings from different caliber guns were found, suggesting at least two guns were used. Both a home and a car were reported damaged by the incident. A Columbus man is...
Springfield gas station robbed Friday morning

Springfield gas station robbed Friday morning

A Springfield gas station was robbed Friday morning at gunpoint, according to a police report. Speedway, at 1314 E. Main St., was held up at around 2 a.m., the report says. No arrests have been made at this time. MORE: Springfield man indicted on trafficking, possession charges Police began their investigation when they were called to the scene for an aggravated robbery, the report says, and spoke...
Springfield man arrested, accused of robbing Fifth Third bank

Springfield man arrested, accused of robbing Fifth Third bank

Video footage of a bank robbery provided to local news outlets helped the Springfield Police Division track down the man responsible for the robbery. FIRST REPORT: Report: Bank robber asked to open new account before demanding money Drew Boddie, 21, of 501 S. Ohio Ave., is expected to appear in court at 10:30 a.m. today on a charge of robbery. A Springfield police report says police were dispatched...
Springfield man arrested after allegedly robbing bank with note

Springfield man arrested after allegedly robbing bank with note

A Springfield man was arrested after allegedly robbing a west side bank with a handwritten note earlier this week. FIRST REPORT: Police searching for suspect in Springfield bank robbery Rodney J. Oglesby, 33, of 908 W. Rose St., pleaded not guilty to one count of robbery in the Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday. Bond was set at $10,000. The Springfield Police Division was called to the Security...
Springfield man accused of striking mom with cane over drug money

Springfield man accused of striking mom with cane over drug money

A Springfield man is facing domestic violence charges after he allegedly struck his mother with a walking cane because she wouldn’t give him money for drugs. Franklin L. Wilson, 31, pleaded not guilty in the Clark County Municipal Court on Tuesday. Bond was set at $1,000. Springfield Police Division officers were sent to a home in the 1300 block of West Jefferson Street about a domestic violence...
Springfield drive-through robbed at gunpoint

Springfield drive-through robbed at gunpoint

A Springfield drive-through was robbed by a man with a gun on Tuesday evening. RELATED: Man uses handwritten note to rob west side Springfield bank The Springfield Police Division were sent to John’s Drive Thru, 826 W. Main St, at about 8 p.m. for an alarm call. An employee then told police she had been robbed by a man with a gun, according to a police report. An employee was on the phone when...
Man uses handwritten note to rob west side Springfield bank

Man uses handwritten note to rob west side Springfield bank

A man used a note to rob a west side Springfield bank on Tuesday afternoon. The Springfield Police Division was called to the Security National Bank: Western Office, 920 W. Main St. at about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday. FIRST REPORT: Police searching for suspect in Springfield bank robbery The man walked into the bank and began asking about a loan, according to a police report. An employee told the man he would...
Springfield man convicted of child sex assault might see more time

Springfield man convicted of child sex assault might see more time

A Springfield man who was sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 3-year-old last year allegedly violated his probation. Kenneth Sammons, 25, pleaded guilty last year to gross sexual imposition in Clark County Common Pleas Court and was sentenced by Clark County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard O’Neill to serve six months in jail, five years of probation...
Man indicted in overdose death of Springfield woman

Man indicted in overdose death of Springfield woman

A man has been indicted on charges connected with the overdose death of a Springfield woman. Gerald Cupp, 46, has been charged in Clark County Common Pleas Court with involuntary manslaughter. Cupp is accused of buying drugs for Ashley Parr. Parr then overdosed on the drugs, court documents say. Cupp said in an interview with the Springfield News-Sun that he didn’t buy the drugs and is innocent...
Springfield man accused of biting woman’s face

Springfield man accused of biting woman’s face

A Springfield man is facing assault charges after he allegedly bit a woman he knows in the face last week. Israel R. Scott IV, 20, of 1374 W. Pleasant St., appeared in the Clark County Municipal Court on Monday but his case was continued. He’s set to appear again at 11 a.m. Wednesday. MORE: Woman accused of biting man’s face over online friend request Springfield Police Division officers...
Bullets hit home, car in Springfield

Bullets hit home, car in Springfield

A home and a car were each struck with bullets in Springfield over the weekend, according to a police report. A Springfield woman was awoken by gun fire at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning outside her home in the 700 block of Summer Street, the report said. The woman didn’t see the suspect, but heard a vehicle speeding out of the area. She told police a neighbor has had an ongoing issue with...
Man accused of using fake $100 bills at Upper Valley Mall

Man accused of using fake $100 bills at Upper Valley Mall

A Columbus man has been accused of passing fake $100 in Clark County and across the Miami Valley region. Derrick Wilford, 29, has been charged with three counts of forgery. He appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday but his case was continued. CRIME: Springfield woman accused of driving drunk, crashing SUV with 4 kids DETAILS: Do you know this man? Springfield police look for bank robbery...
Domestic violence, arson arrests in Springfield linked to Snapchat

Domestic violence, arson arrests in Springfield linked to Snapchat

A Springfield man and woman both face charges after a woman allegedly set her husband’s clothes on fire in the backyard after Snapchat posts. Renee Arnold, 26, was charged with arson and is expected to appear in Clark County Municipal Court today. Bryan L. Arnold, 28, also has been charged with domestic violence and is expected in court today. MORE: Springfield man accused of stealing $46K from...
Springfield woman accused of putting living dog in trash

Springfield woman accused of putting living dog in trash

A Springfield woman has been accused of placing a living dog in a trash bag for composting after not feeding it or providing the dog proper care. Tracy Brown, 53, faces two counts of animal cruelty. She appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Friday morning but her case was continued because she requested a public defender. READ MORE: Springfield man caught with 240 grams of cocaine gets 18 years...
Springfield woman charged after allegedly stealing dryer

Springfield woman charged after allegedly stealing dryer

A Springfield woman faces charges in the Clark County Municipal Court after allegedly stealing a dryer. Jessica Fenwick, 27, has been charged with one count of burglary. She pleaded not guilty in court on Jan. 2. Her bond was set at $11,000. READ MORE: Woman found asleep in truck in Springfield accused of drug trafficking Police were called to a home in the 800 block of East Columbia Street in August...
Woman found asleep in truck in Springfield accused of drug trafficking

Woman found asleep in truck in Springfield accused of drug trafficking

An Enon woman found asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle in Springfield faces drug charges. Katherine Bendall, 41, has been charged with one count each of drug possession and drug trafficking. Police were called to West Liberty Street on Dec. 29 on a report of a woman asleep behind the wheel of a truck. The odor of marijuana allegedly was coming from the vehicle upon approach, according to a police...
Do you know this man? Springfield police look for bank robbery suspect

Do you know this man? Springfield police look for bank robbery suspect

Springfield Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at a Fifth Third branch Wednesday morning and asking for the public help in identifying the suspect. The robbery happened about 9:30 a.m. at the Fifth Third Bank location at 20 S. Tuttle Road, according to a report from Springfield Police. READ MORE: Man accused of breaking into Springfield church The suspect is a young black male,...
Springfield woman accused of stabbing child’s father

Springfield woman accused of stabbing child’s father

A Springfield woman has been accused of stabbing her child’s father, allegedly causing minor injuries. Cheyenne Null, 19, 2627 Lagonda Ave., pleaded not guilty to a charge of felonious assault in Clark County Municipal Court on Thursday. Her bond was set at $10,000. READ MORE: 9-1-1 call released in Mechanicsburg attempted murder, suicide Springfield Police were dispatched to Null’s Lagonda...
Springfield PD report: $450 taken from unconscious hospital patient

Springfield PD report: $450 taken from unconscious hospital patient

Springfield police are investigating whether someone used a bank card to spend more than $450 that wasn’t theirs. Police received a complaint at around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. A woman told officers her uncle had suffered a major stroke and was unresponsive. However, his bank card was being used in Springfield. READ MORE: Springfield man caught with 240 grams of cocaine gets 18 years “While...
Ex-Springfield Twp. firefighter faces 37 years in sex assaults

Ex-Springfield Twp. firefighter faces 37 years in sex assaults

A Springfield man could face nearly 40 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he sexually assaulted minors in the Springfield Twp. Fire Department’s cadet program, where he served as the training instructor. Jonathan Scott Monroe, 24, pleaded guilty to charges that included two counts of sexual battery and one count each of gross sexual imposition, compelling prostitution...
West Liberty school shooting suspect to stay in adult court, trial set

West Liberty school shooting suspect to stay in adult court, trial set

The suspect in the 2017 West Liberty-Salem High School shooting will stay in adult court and has a new trial date. The state is expected to present its evidence against Ely Serna, now 18, starting April 10. The trial is expected to last through April 20. Serna is charged with numerous felonies, including two counts of attempted murder, in connection with the Jan. 20, 2017, school shooting. He&rsquo...
West Liberty school shooting suspect to appear in court Wednesday

West Liberty school shooting suspect to appear in court Wednesday

The suspect in the West Liberty-Salem High School shooting is set to appear in court on Wednesday. Ely Serna, who faces multiple charges in connection with the 2017 school shooting, will appear in court for the first time in months. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. MORE: West-Liberty Salem shooting suspect to be tried as an adult Serna has been accused of bringing a shotgun to school...
Man accused of breaking into Springfield church

Man accused of breaking into Springfield church

A man has been charged with breaking and entering after police alleged he broke a window to get into a Springfield church. Vincent Risner, 27, whose address is listed as at large, was arraigned in the Clark County Municipal Court on Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $4,500. MORE CRIME NEWS: Man charged with manslaughter in Springfield overdose death Police were called to the Victory...
9-1-1 call released in Mechanicsburg attempted murder, suicide

9-1-1 call released in Mechanicsburg attempted murder, suicide

Champaign County deputies are investigating a New Year’s Eve incident that left one man dead and one woman critically injured as an attempted murder and suicide. Joe Hooper, 51, allegedly shot his wife, Pamelia Hooper, 48, in the right forehead before shooting himself in what is believed to be a suicide, according to an incident report from the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office. RELATED...
Man charged with manslaughter in Springfield overdose death

Man charged with manslaughter in Springfield overdose death

A man charged in connection with a drug overdose death of a Springfield woman was arrested over the weekend. Gerald Cupp, 46, was arrested about 2 a.m. Dec. 30, according to jail records. Details about his arrest weren’t immediately available. Cupp was charged in December with involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide. Police allege in court records they responded to the overdose death...
1 dead after Champaign County shooting: What we know now

1 dead after Champaign County shooting: What we know now

A man died and a woman was taken to Miami Valley Hospital following a shooting in Champaign County. Here is the latest information obtained by the Springfield News-Sun. Police arrived to an ‘active shooter’ situation Officers were dispatched to to a home in the 9800 block of Loveless Road in Mechanicsburg on the report of a gunshot wound at around 1:40 p.m Sunday. When they arrived, the...
Top stories of 2017: Springfield’s opioid crisis

Top stories of 2017: Springfield’s opioid crisis

Here’s a look at one of our top stories of 2017. The Springfield region has been hit hard by the rise in opioid-related deaths over the course of 2017. Clark County has seen 101 suspected opioid deaths this year — a record for the county. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has responded to 732 overdose calls, almost 75 percent of the total number of overdoses in the county, alone...
In Case You Missed It: Top crime stories this week

In Case You Missed It: Top crime stories this week

Just in case they passed you by, here are the top crime stories from the Springfield News-Sun this week. Woman accused of bilking money from would-be renters A Springfield woman has been charged after allegedly defrauding would-be renters out of $1,000 for a rental property she does not own. Krysta Durden, 18, is facing charges on two counts of theft for allegedly taking money from people who believed...
Woman accused of snatching purse from Kroger parking lot

Woman accused of snatching purse from Kroger parking lot

A Springfield woman is accused of grabbing a purse and pulling it away from a woman’s shoulders in the parking lot of the Kroger on Bechtle Avenue. Amanda Summers, 38, is charged with robbery in Clark County Municipal Court. She pleaded not guilty Friday and her bond was set at $20,000. MORE: Springfield man accused of double murder back in Clark County Springfield police began their investigation...
Top stories of 2017: The West Liberty-Salem HS shooting

Top stories of 2017: The West Liberty-Salem HS shooting

Here’s a look at one of our top stories of 2017. The town of West Liberty was rocked in January when a school shooting disrupted the normally-calm atmosphere of the community. On Jan. 20, Ely Serna, then 17, allegedly opened fire in a restroom and in the hallways at West Liberty-Salem High School. The shooting left two injured, including student Logan Cole, who ended up with over 100 shotgun...
Two Springfield residents charged with abandoning dog

Two Springfield residents charged with abandoning dog

Update: 2 p.m. Kaffenbarger and Metz-Smith appeared in Clark County Municipal Court Friday and pleaded not guilty to the charges. An own recognizance bond was issued in the case. Orginal: A Springfield man and woman are charged in connection with an injured and abandoned dog. Nicolas Kaffenbarger, 38, and Barbara Metz-Smith is charged with abandoning animals in Clark County Municipal Court. A warrant...
Springfield man accused of stealing $46K from woman’s bank account

Springfield man accused of stealing $46K from woman’s bank account

A Springfield man is facing felony theft charges after allegedly stealing nearly $46,000 from a woman’s bank account over a two-year period, according to public records. MORE CRIME: Woman accused of biting man’s face over friend request in Springfield Richard Dean Burton, 41, of 2657 Aberdeen Drive was indicted by the Clark County Grand Jury on Wednesday. A woman called the Clark County...
Man accused of breaking into several Springfield businesses

Man accused of breaking into several Springfield businesses

A Springfield man is charged in connection with a string of December break-ins. Ernest Ewers, 33, is charged with three counts of breaking and entering in Clark County Municipal Court. He appeared in court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to the charge and his bond was set at $7,500. Police began their investigation on Dec. 14 when they were called to Veterinary Services at the 1400 block of Mitchell...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

Cases called Wednesday included: Janine A. Adams, 43, of Urbana, OVI, OVI/breath, improper turn and seat belt, innocent. Anitra Marchel Bass, 40, of 214 W. Southern Ave, theft, innocent. Jeremy Lee Beck, 41, of Enon, possession of drugs and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, innocent. Matthew E. Brown, 47, of Urbana, OVI, OVI/breath and head lights, innocent. Robert E. Chaney Jr., 36, of 1029 Farlow...
Deputies: Florida man tries to order burrito from bank, gets charged with DUI

Deputies: Florida man tries to order burrito from bank, gets charged with DUI

Police in Florida arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after authorities said he attempted to order a burrito from a Bank of America after confusing it for a Taco Bell, according to multiple reports. Records from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office show authorities arrested Douglas Jon Francisco, 28, on Wednesday. The manager of the Bank...
White supremacists responsible for most extremist killings in 2017, ADL says

White supremacists responsible for most extremist killings in 2017, ADL says

Far-right extremists – particularly white supremacists – were responsible for more than half of the deaths attributed to extremists in the United States last year, according to a report issued this week by the Anti-Defamation League. Twenty of the 34 extremist-related killings in 2017 were carried out by far-right extremists, more than double the number that group was responsible for in...
Paralyzed woman: Life ‘a living hell’ without stolen van

Paralyzed woman: Life ‘a living hell’ without stolen van

For the last two weeks, a paralyzed Middletown woman has been without the van that used to drive her to doctor appointments. Shirley English, 77, paralyzed from the waist down after an auto accident in 2007, said her 2003 tan Dodge Caravan was stolen from her residence on Crawford Street earlier this month. English said she allowed a former homeless man who lived with her to use the van to drive to...
2 arrested after infant, 4-year-old dumped along freezing roads

2 arrested after infant, 4-year-old dumped along freezing roads

Authorities have captured two teens they say stole an SUV with two children inside before abandoning them in below freezing temperatures. Khyree Swift, 17, and an unidentified 16-year-old have been charged with kidnapping, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said. Investigators said they tracked a stolen iPad to the home of one of the suspects, WSB-TV reported. Swift was arrested Friday...
Fights break out following Wilberforce upset victory over CSU

Fights break out following Wilberforce upset victory over CSU

Law enforcement from across Greene County responded Thursday night to a call for help from a police officer who was dealing with multiple fights occurring after fans exited the men’s basketball rivalry game between Wilberforce University and Central State University, according to county emergency communications records.  The incident happened following the Wilberforce Bulldogs’ upset...
4 jailed suspects did Facebook Live during standoff in Dayton

4 jailed suspects did Facebook Live during standoff in Dayton

Four people remain in Montgomery County  Jail in connection to a SWAT standoff in Dayton Thursday.  Around noon Thursday, Justin D. Simmons, 23, was taken into custody for aggravated burglary; inducing panic;  and various warrants for traffic and parole violations, according to the jail website. Also arrested with him were Nichole Floyd, 22, for inducing panic; ...
Woman shot, killed at Mississippi Walmart by on-again, off-again boyfriend, police say

Woman shot, killed at Mississippi Walmart by on-again, off-again boyfriend, police say

A man is facing a capital murder charge after Starkville police accused him of shooting and killing a woman described as his “on-again, off-again” girlfriend at a Mississippi Walmart where she worked as an optometrist, according to multiple reports. The shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Walmart in Starkville. Police Chief Frank Nichols said a man fired several shots...
Springboro teacher’s criminal case headed back to trial

Springboro teacher’s criminal case headed back to trial

A judge today denied a Springboro teacher facing criminal charges in a drug case also involving her son treatment in lieu of conviction during a hearing in Warren County Common Pleas Court. Amy Panzeca, 48, of Springboro, is facing charges of permitting drug abuse, contributing to the unruliness of a minor and endangering children in Warren County Common Pleas Court. Judge Donald Oda II denied the...
Police: Man, 18 shot another in chest; charges dropped against juvenile

Police: Man, 18 shot another in chest; charges dropped against juvenile

Charges have been dropped against a juvenile, but an 18-year-old Springfield resident remains accused of shooting a man in the chest last week. Elrashawn T. Dover, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Sunday in Clark County Municipal Court. His bond was set at $250,000 and a public defender was appointed. He also was ordered to have no contact with the victim, should he post bail. The victim...
Friend: Budget rental truck driver ran over man's body, kept going

Friend: Budget rental truck driver ran over man's body, kept going

David Saintiague cradled his friend, Derek Adams, in his arms until he took his last breath. It was all Saintiague could do after seeing a Budget rental truck driver hit and kill his friend — and keep going. “You can’t leave somebody in that situation like that by themselves,” Saintiague told WSBTV. The friends were headed to a bar Dec. 30 when the truck slammed into Adams&rsquo...
Teen gets jail, house arrest for beating puppy to death

Teen gets jail, house arrest for beating puppy to death

The suburban Boca Raton teen who beat a 4-month-old pit bull to death last year after the puppy urinated on the floor was sentenced Thursday to a month in jail, a year on house arrest and another two years of probation. The plea deal for 19-year-old Kevin Braganca comes nearly a year after the April death of Tank, one of two pit bulls who lived in an apartment with Braganca, his girlfriend...
Greene Co. releases long list of unclaimed funds from jail commissary accounts

Greene Co. releases long list of unclaimed funds from jail commissary accounts

More than $15,000 is owed to hundreds of people who were inmates at the Greene County Jail in 2016. The sheriff’s office has posted a list of people who have checks waiting for them for funds that were unclaimed from their inmate commissary accounts, according to a media release. The amounts range from 25 cents to $842, and the sheriff’s office release shows 35 pages of names of people ...
Gunman in skeleton mask steals cash drawer, hits Family Dollar worker

Gunman in skeleton mask steals cash drawer, hits Family Dollar worker

A gunman wearing a skeleton mask took a cash drawer and assaulted a Family Dollar employee Thursday night as he fled after robbing the store. Springfield police were called around 9 p.m. to a report of a robbery at the store, 1207 N. Limestone St. The suspect showed a weapon and then took the cash drawer from the register. He struck an employee, but it was not clear whether the worker was behind...
Springfield police arrest man on gun, drug charges after home invasion report

Springfield police arrest man on gun, drug charges after home invasion report

A Springfield man was arrested Thursday night on drug and weapon charges after police responded to a report of a home invasion. The man taken into custody was running out of the apartment in the 300 block of Lannert Avenue when police arrived. A woman with him was detained but not arrested. According to Springfield police, three people were in a basement who called police to report hearing yelling...
Federal court settlement reached between Greene County, human rights organization

Federal court settlement reached between Greene County, human rights organization

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the Human Rights Defense Center, a not-for-profit organization that provides books and literature to inmates. Greene County, Sheriff Gene Fischer and Jail Administrator Kirk Keller are named as defendants in HRDC’s complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio Western Division...
Dayton shopping center stores burglarized, damaged

Dayton shopping center stores burglarized, damaged

Police are searching for a male they said tried to break into one store at the Pinewood Plaza Shopping Center and also could have burglarized another there. Police said that just after 6 a.m. Tuesday, the male threw a rock at front door of the Shoe Show, 1038 S. Smithville Road, but did not break the glass. The male, police said, then used his shoulder to try and break the glass. When that didn&rsquo...
3 arrested after 3-year-old drinks soda spiked with meth, police say

3 arrested after 3-year-old drinks soda spiked with meth, police say

A mother and her two siblings are facing charges after a 3-year-old girl accidentally ingested methamphetamine that had been mixed into soda and poured into a water bottle while the siblings partied last month, police said Monday. Authorities arrested the girl’s mother, 30-year-old Lucinda Black, and her siblings, 27-year-old Ashley Black and 23-year-old Danie Black, after being called by employees...
Family says Springfield man’s death at Clifton Gorge was an accident

Family says Springfield man’s death at Clifton Gorge was an accident

The death of a Springfield man whose body was found in the river at Clifton Gorge Tuesday is still under investigation, but a family member of the man said they’ve been informed that it appears to be an accident. Michael Fowler lived his entire life in Springfield and was self-employed as a painter, according to his brother, Rich Fowler. Emergency personnel recovered the 65-year-old’s...
Teen girl sold drugs from bedroom window with mom’s permission, police say

Teen girl sold drugs from bedroom window with mom’s permission, police say

A 15-year-old Haverhill high school freshman is accused of running a 24-hour drug pickup operation from her bedroom window. The girl was arrested, and according to court documents, police believe she was selling the drugs with her mother’s consent. Police and neighbors said it was easy as walking up the back stairs of the multifamily home where the girl lived and making the exchange...
Butler Twp. police are looking for men who burglarized a Vandalia self-storage unit 

Butler Twp. police are looking for men who burglarized a Vandalia self-storage unit 

Butler Twp. police are still looking for as many as two men who eluded police after stealing property and a pickup truck from a self-storage facility in Vandalia. The storage units, in the 10780 block of Engle Road, are believed to have been broken into by one or two men Monday morning.  They broke into several storage units to steal furniture, electronics as well as a pickup and trailer to haul...
Man takes unloaded handgun into Dayton VA, expected to face charges

Man takes unloaded handgun into Dayton VA, expected to face charges

UPDATE: @ 3:55 p.m.  A man who took an unloaded handgun onto the Dayton VA Medical Center campus was expected to face charges over the incident, a spokesman said Tuesday. The man, a veteran, also had a second unloaded weapon in his vehicle on the West Dayton campus, Dayton VA spokesman Ted Froats said. The veteran was not a threat and apparently did not know federal law prohibits carrying...
Hamilton teacher and coach facing sex charges involving student

Hamilton teacher and coach facing sex charges involving student

A Hamilton High School teacher is charged with sex crimes involving a student. Hilary Dattilo, 30, a teacher and volleyball coach, was arraigned Tuesday in Butler County Common Pleas Court on one count of sexual battery, a third-degree felony, and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a first degree misdemeanor. The alleged crimes involve a female student, and the alleged encounters...
Vodka bottle worth $1.3 million found drained but intact at construction site

Vodka bottle worth $1.3 million found drained but intact at construction site

A vodka bottle worth $1.3 million -- stolen from a bar in Copenhagen last week -- has been recovered, dented and empty of alcohol but otherwise intact, according to multiple reports. Police announced on Twitter that the bottle, stolen from Cafe 33 in Copenhagen on Jan. 2, was found at a construction site north of the city just days after it was stolen. "I don't know what happened with the vodka...
Troy man who posed as Clark County firefighter pleads guilty

Troy man who posed as Clark County firefighter pleads guilty

By Nancy Bowman, Contributing Writer A Troy man who police said posed as a firefighter and forged documents pleaded guilty Monday to two felony forgery charges in Miami County Common Pleas Court. Jeremy Aldrich, 25, waived a grand jury’s consideration of allegations against him and made the plea before Judge Jeannine Pratt. He could face up to a year in prison on each of the charges. TRENDING...
Deputy shot, killed while responding to burglary in Washington state

Deputy shot, killed while responding to burglary in Washington state

A sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed in Washington on Sunday night while responding to a report of an armed burglary near Spanaway, officials with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said. One suspected burglar was also killed in the encounter, according to authorities. A second suspect was at large Monday morning. Officials identified the slain deputy as Daniel McCartney...
Hearing set in March for Greenon teen charged in double fatal crash

Hearing set in March for Greenon teen charged in double fatal crash

The next hearing in the case against Trey Blevins, charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in the deaths of two Greenon school district students, is set to happen in March.  An 18-year-old Greenon High graduate who was driving during a crash last August that claimed the lives of two Greenon boys is scheduled for a pretrial hearing on Monday in Greene County Common Pleas Court...
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