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Jury deliberating child sex assault case

3:04 AM Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

A registered sex offender admitted to watching an 8-year-old girl alone in his apartment, but denied sexually assaulting her as he took the stand Friday in his own defense during a rape trial. Craig Turpin, 46, is charged with two counts of rape, two counts of gross sexual imposition and one count of kidnapping in connection with the alleged...
Police: Heroin addiction causes robbery uptick
 Cold temperatures haven’t stopped an uptick in robberies in the eastern part Dayton, and police say heroin addiction coupled with a desperation for quick cash to get a fix may be behind the spike. Since the beginning of the year, 18 robberies have been reported. Many of the cases are armed robberies, each time committed by different...

11:41 PM Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Cold temperatures haven’t stopped an uptick in robberies in the eastern part Dayton, and police say heroin addiction coupled with a desperation for quick cash to get a fix may be behind the spike. Since the beginning of the year, 18 robberies have been reported. Many of the cases are armed robberies, each time committed by different...
Program makes parents pay child support
 Taxpayers end up footing the bill through social services for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in outstanding child support owed. But a new approach in Montgomery County is having success at making parents pay. There are 140 people in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court’s felony non-support court — all men. Of those,...

11:13 PM Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Taxpayers end up footing the bill through social services for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in outstanding child support owed. But a new approach in Montgomery County is having success at making parents pay. There are 140 people in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court’s felony non-support court — all men. Of those,...
Man who falsely accused officer of assault facing charges
 A Dayton man is facing charges for claiming officers assaulted him during a call-out after cruiser cam video proved otherwise. Michael A. Binegar, 35, was issued a summons for making a false allegation of police misconduct for claiming Dayton police officers assaulted him after they placed him in the back of a cruiser Jan. 24. Officers were...

3:55 PM Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

A Dayton man is facing charges for claiming officers assaulted him during a call-out after cruiser cam video proved otherwise. Michael A. Binegar, 35, was issued a summons for making a false allegation of police misconduct for claiming Dayton police officers assaulted him after they placed him in the back of a cruiser Jan. 24. Officers were...
Dayton police No. 2 to retire

11:22 PM Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

It’s difficult for Col. Robert Chabali to imagine his life without a badge. Even with three days left on the job, the city’s assistant police chief is working just as hard as he did the past 36 years — putting in time after hours at community meetings and making his way through the pile of paperwork that remains on his desk...
Montgomery County Sheriff processing CCW applications faster
 Conceal-carry permits are taking less time to process in Montgomery County compared to surrounding counties, thanks to more staff and an emphasis on customer service. Sheriff Phil Plummer said he made it a priority to process conceal-carry (CCW) gun permits faster in the county during 2014, and hired an additional full-time staffer to make...

11:49 PM Monday, Feb. 02, 2015

Conceal-carry permits are taking less time to process in Montgomery County compared to surrounding counties, thanks to more staff and an emphasis on customer service. Sheriff Phil Plummer said he made it a priority to process conceal-carry (CCW) gun permits faster in the county during 2014, and hired an additional full-time staffer to make...
Deputy suspended 10 days for OVI in county vehicle

9:45 PM Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

A Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputy will serve a 10-day suspension for being convicted of driving a county vehicle while intoxicated. Sgt. William “Terry” Ables will begin his suspension Feb. 9, beginning with five days of unpaid leave. He will also lose five days, or 40 hours, of paid vacation this year, Sheriff...
Hearings today in racist text message investigation

9:33 PM Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Pre-disciplinary hearings against five deputies accused of exchanging racial text messages began today after the Montgomery County sheriff reported they were found to have acted improperly following a month-long investigation. Two deputies, Capt. Thomas Flanders and Detective Michael Sollenberger, were scheduled to have hearings today, Jan...
Bomb threats may be tied to copycats

1:59 AM Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Copycats may be behind three bomb threats made in the Miami Valley within the past four days. The latest threat was called into the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Monday morning. The caller said there was a bomb at the RTA hub at 4 S. Main St. However, Dayton police did not find a device. The call came just two days after someone called...
Police officer fired following unauthorized chase
 UPDATE @ 4:25 p.m.: Former Dayton police officer Karim Hassan is appealing his termination. Currently, Hassan said his appeal is in arbitration and he cannot comment on his case while the process is ongoing, but said more details will come out. A Dayton police officer was fired from the force for neglect of duty, insubordination and conduct...

11:27 PM Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

UPDATE @ 4:25 p.m.: Former Dayton police officer Karim Hassan is appealing his termination. Currently, Hassan said his appeal is in arbitration and he cannot comment on his case while the process is ongoing, but said more details will come out. A Dayton police officer was fired from the force for neglect of duty, insubordination and conduct...
Sheriff investigating why man was in towed car
 The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is reviewing a case for a possible administrative investigation into how a man was reportedly left inside a crashed vehicle for six hours after it was processed and towed from the scene. The owner of the vehicle was identified as 42-year-old Mark Gilliam. However, the sheriff’s office hasn&rsquo...

11:40 PM Thursday, Jan. 08, 2015

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is reviewing a case for a possible administrative investigation into how a man was reportedly left inside a crashed vehicle for six hours after it was processed and towed from the scene. The owner of the vehicle was identified as 42-year-old Mark Gilliam. However, the sheriff’s office hasn&rsquo...
Man dies from injuries suffered during fight, officials say
 Sheriff’s detectives are awaiting autopsy results to determine whether a man severely beaten by a friend in Harrison Twp. died as a result of that assault, officials said Monday. Paul Lamb III, 48, of Lima, died early Saturday morning in the 2600 block of Onoata Avenue. Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies went to the address...

6:48 PM Monday, Jan. 05, 2015

Sheriff’s detectives are awaiting autopsy results to determine whether a man severely beaten by a friend in Harrison Twp. died as a result of that assault, officials said Monday. Paul Lamb III, 48, of Lima, died early Saturday morning in the 2600 block of Onoata Avenue. Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies went to the address...
Dayton police K-9s to get bulletproof vests
 Five Dayton police officers are working the streets without the safety of a ballistic vest, and often these officers are sent into dangerous situations. The department’s K-9 unit was not previously outfitted with ballistic vests. But thanks to a donation from Dayton’s 9th chapter of the Women of the Moose, the dogs will be just...

11:15 PM Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Five Dayton police officers are working the streets without the safety of a ballistic vest, and often these officers are sent into dangerous situations. The department’s K-9 unit was not previously outfitted with ballistic vests. But thanks to a donation from Dayton’s 9th chapter of the Women of the Moose, the dogs will be just...
City’s first-ever sex sting nets 15
 In the city of Englewood’s first-ever prostitution sting, police arrested 15 people for allegedly participating in the sex trade during a three-day operation. Some of those jailed even traveled across state lines. The sting was done in coordination with Dayton police’s street crimes unit as part of the new Regional Sex Trade Organized...

11:50 PM Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

In the city of Englewood’s first-ever prostitution sting, police arrested 15 people for allegedly participating in the sex trade during a three-day operation. Some of those jailed even traveled across state lines. The sting was done in coordination with Dayton police’s street crimes unit as part of the new Regional Sex Trade Organized...
Third man sentenced for role in murder
 The last of three people involved in the robbery and murder of a Riverside man on Easter Sunday in 2013 was sentenced to a combined 35 years to life in prison Wednesday afternoon. Jacob Gipson, 26, will serve 15 years to life for his role in the slaying of 45-year-old John Grachek. He was also sentenced to 10 years for aggravated burglary...

9:25 PM Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

The last of three people involved in the robbery and murder of a Riverside man on Easter Sunday in 2013 was sentenced to a combined 35 years to life in prison Wednesday afternoon. Jacob Gipson, 26, will serve 15 years to life for his role in the slaying of 45-year-old John Grachek. He was also sentenced to 10 years for aggravated burglary...
New DPD SWAT robot will save lives, officials say
 The Dayton police SWAT team recently purchased a robot that officials say will increase officers’ safety. Dayton city commissioners approved the purchase of the new robot at a November meeting. The Avatar III tactical robot designed by California-based Robotex Inc. costs nearly $60,000 and is scheduled to be delivered later this month...

11:41 PM Monday, Dec. 01, 2014

The Dayton police SWAT team recently purchased a robot that officials say will increase officers’ safety. Dayton city commissioners approved the purchase of the new robot at a November meeting. The Avatar III tactical robot designed by California-based Robotex Inc. costs nearly $60,000 and is scheduled to be delivered later this month...
Dayton misses out on ballistic vest funds
 Dayton police found themselves left out of federal funding for ballistic vests despite a need for the body armor that can equate to the difference between life and death for officers. The Dayton Police Department requested $72,000 to purchase 82 pieces of concealable body armor for new recruits and current officers in need of new vests as...

7:00 PM Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Dayton police found themselves left out of federal funding for ballistic vests despite a need for the body armor that can equate to the difference between life and death for officers. The Dayton Police Department requested $72,000 to purchase 82 pieces of concealable body armor for new recruits and current officers in need of new vests as...
Search is on for serial arsonist
 Investigators are asking for help catching a serial arsonist responsible for setting at least eight blazes in the Linden Avenue area the past two months. The latest fire occurred Monday evening at 160 Linden Ave. That home has been set ablaze at least four other times. In total, Dayton fire crews have responded to 10 fire reports at 152,...

11:39 PM Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Investigators are asking for help catching a serial arsonist responsible for setting at least eight blazes in the Linden Avenue area the past two months. The latest fire occurred Monday evening at 160 Linden Ave. That home has been set ablaze at least four other times. In total, Dayton fire crews have responded to 10 fire reports at 152,...
Coalition works to combat heroin problem
 Four days without suboxone — a drug used to wean addicts off heroin — Troy York said he and his wife couldn’t fight the urge anymore. So the Greenville residents drove to Dayton recently and sold a pair of shoes, and then used the money to buy drugs. “When you’re sick with it, you feel like you’re dying...

11:52 PM Friday, Nov. 07, 2014

Four days without suboxone — a drug used to wean addicts off heroin — Troy York said he and his wife couldn’t fight the urge anymore. So the Greenville residents drove to Dayton recently and sold a pair of shoes, and then used the money to buy drugs. “When you’re sick with it, you feel like you’re dying...
Judge orders $100K bond for alleged serial voyeur
 A judge set a high bond in a misdemeanor case against a serial voyeur suspect arrested twice last week for allegedly spying on women in public bathrooms. Harold Rimblert III, 31, of Clayton, pleaded not guilty to voyeurism and trespassing charges in Kettering Municipal Court Tuesday. Judge Frederick Dressel said after reviewing Rimblert&rsquo...

10:47 PM Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

A judge set a high bond in a misdemeanor case against a serial voyeur suspect arrested twice last week for allegedly spying on women in public bathrooms. Harold Rimblert III, 31, of Clayton, pleaded not guilty to voyeurism and trespassing charges in Kettering Municipal Court Tuesday. Judge Frederick Dressel said after reviewing Rimblert&rsquo...
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