Here are three crime stories the Springfield News-Sun reported recently.
1. Man critically injured in stabbing at Springfield motel
A man was in critical condition after he was stabbed late Thursday night at the Fairfax Inn, according to a Springfield police report.
Officers were dispatched around 7 p.m. to the motel at 2418 E. Main St. on a reported stabbing in one of the rooms.
When crews arrived, they spoke to the victim who was being treated by medics for three stab wounds to the chest, one knife cut to the left side of his face, and cuts on both of his hands, the report says.
Police said Thursday night that a dispute began in the Fairfax Inn parking lot and moved to the parking lot of HD Transmission and Auto Repair.
The victim, a 49-year-old Springfield man, was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center, where doctors told officers that the victim was in critical condition, the report says. He was then taken by a CareFlight Ground Unit to Miami Valley Hospital for his life-threatening injuries.
No suspect information is available, and this incident remains under investigation.
2. Springfield police investigate New Year’s shots fired incident
As people were celebrating the new year just after midnight, officers responded to the 800 block of Rodgers Drive in reference to shots fired.
When crews arrived, they spoke with the victim who said that he and his wife were in bed on the third level of their home when the incident happened around 12:05 a.m.
“One shot came through the window located at the back of the residence. Broken glass was scattered over the bed and floor,” the report says. “(The victim) then noticed a hole in the wall on the other side of the room. The round went through the window and struck the wall.”
Officers checked for other rounds or shell casings as “there were multiple calls of shots fired in the area and could be heard throughout the city.”
“The angle of the round through the window at the third level of the house may have been a stray round shot into the air,” the report says.
No other information was available and Springfield police continue their investigation into this shots fired incident.
3. TV’s, tools reported stolen in Springfield home burglary
Officers responded around 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, to the 700 block of South Burnett Road on a reported burglary.
When crews arrived, the victim told them when he came home late Friday night he realized TVs and tools had been stolen after unknown suspect(s) entered through a bedroom window sometime between 8 and 10:15 p.m.
“The unknown suspect(s) had climbed on his backyard shed, which was up against his residence, and climbed up into the window after opening it,” the report says. “Once inside, the unknown suspect(s) had taken two TVs of his along with some expensive snap on tool sets.”
The victim also told police that the suspect(s) then used the back door to leave his property with the stolen items.
No suspect information was available and Springfield police continue their investigation into this burglary.