Father, daughter hit by vehicle at The Greene

Published: Friday, April 14, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

This car was involved in a pedestrian strike at the Greene on Friday evening.

Beavercreek police are investigating a pedestrian strike at The Greene that left a child and her father injured. 

Officer Brian Cline said the father and his 9-year-old daughter were in a crosswalk at Walnut and Plum streets when they were struck. 

The father has been taken to Miami Valley Hospital. The child did not require a trip to a hospital, Cline said. 

Police and a medic were dispatched to the shopping center about 6:40 p.m. on a report of a pedestrian strike. 

Barcelona van attack: At least 14 killed in terror attack; arrests made

Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 7:44 PM
Updated: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 7:56 AM

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Authorities said a terror attack in Barcelona claimed at least 14 lives on Thursday and left 80 others injured after a van slammed into pedestrians on Barcelona's popular La Rambla street.

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Mossos d'Esquadra, the Catalonia police force, confirmed the attack in a Twitter post around 5:10 p.m. local time.

Butler Twp. man going to prison for Englewood bait shop B&E, gun thefts

Published: Friday, February 03, 2017 @ 8:11 PM
Updated: Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 10:30 PM

David Bowman (Courtesy/Montgomery County Jail)
David Bowman (Courtesy/Montgomery County Jail)

UPDATE @ 10:25 p.m. (Aug. 17): David R. Bowman is on his way to prison for two years for the Angler’s Bait Shop B&E and theft of guns.

He was sentenced Aug. 15, which includes a one-year mandatory year on a firearms specification because the shop is a federally licensed firearms dealer, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office and the Englewood Police Department.

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The criminal count on breaking and entering was dismissed and Bowman pleaded guilty to three counts of grand theft (firearms), according to county Common Pleas Court records. 

Bowman also was ordered to make complete restitution to the victim in the amount of $1,000, according to the police department.

Bowman pleaded guilty Aug. 2 and received 33 days credit on his sentence for time he has spent in the county jail, according to court records.

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UPDATE @ 3:05 p.m. (March 3):

A 20-year-old Butler Twp. man was indicted today for breaking into Angler’s Bait Shop in Englewood earlier this year and stealing three firearms.

David R. Bowman is charged with one count of breaking and entering and three counts of grand theft of a firearm, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report.

Surveillance video shows Bowman throwing a rock through the glass front store and entering the business Jan. 21 at 516 S. Main St., according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. The store owner reported that three handguns had been stolen.

Bowman, who is no longer in jail, is ordered to appear March 16 for arraignment in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

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EARLIER (Feb. 2)

A 20-year-old Butler Twp. man is in jail on charges accusing him of breaking into a bait and tackle shop in Englewood last month and stealing firearms. 

David Bowman was arrested Friday morning at the Englewood Police Department headquarters, according to a Facebook post by department officials. 

He's accused of breaking into the Anglers Bait & Tackle, on South Main Street, on Jan. 21. 

Bowman is being detained on felony charges of breaking and entering as well as three counts of grand theft involving a firearm. 

His bond has been set at $25,000. He is to be in court on Monday. 

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Former Children’s doctor indicted on sex charge

Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 2:23 PM
Updated: Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 3:05 PM

Former Children’s doctor indicted on sex charge

A former pediatric gastroenterologist at Dayton Children’s Hospital was indicted Thursday on four counts of gross sexual imposition for allegedly touching two female teenage patients’ breasts.

A warrant was issued for Dr. Arun Aggarwal’s arrest. He is scheduled for arraignment on Aug. 31. The charges are fourth-degree felonies. Calls for comment to an attorney who has represented Aggarwal were not returned Thursday.

The incidents allegedly occurred between Dec. 23, 2013 and Nov. 10, 2014. A 2015 investigation by Dayton police concluded with the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office declining to take the case to grand jury because one of the alleged victims wouldn’t testify, according to records obtained by the Dayton Daily News.

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Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck said Thursday they re-opened the case because additional evidence came out during testimony about the accusation before the state medical board. The board in May revoked Aggarwal’s medical license.

In announcing the charges, Heck said allegations like those made against Aggarwal should be brought to law enforcement immediately.

“When medical personnel commit crimes, especially sex crimes against children, under the guise of medical examination, it must be immediately reported to the police, and they must be held accountable,” he said. “History shows that inaction and failure to report such activity can start a pattern of continuous inappropriate and illegal conduct.”

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Aggarwal was employed by Wright State University’s medical school and practiced at Dayton Children’s under a contract between WSU and the hospital.

An investigation by the Dayton Daily News this year found hospital and university administrators opted not to report the allegations against Aggarwal to police. After the first complaint, they issued him a warning. After the second, they set up a policy requiring a nurse or other health professional to be in the room whenever he examined a female patient over the age of 10.

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Police learned of the allegations when a Children’s Hospital manager reported it to police on her own.

“This idea of ‘We’ll take corrective measures without reporting it to authorities or … the Dayton police department or without reporting it to those who are in charge of this hospital’ won’t fly,” Heck said. “Hospitals, doctors are absolutely mandatory reporters; that is a legal obligation.”

When asked if administrators could be charged with not meeting this obligation, Heck said “that is something we have been discussing.”

Dayton Children’s Hospital released a statement Thursday saying they have strengthened their processes in responding to allegations of this nature and have implemented “one of the most stringent chaperone policies in the country.”

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“The safety of our patients is our top priority,” the statement says. “We want to assure parents that we will not tolerate any actions which could impact our quality of care or breach the trust placed in us by patients, parents and the community.”

Wright State officials did not return messages left Thursday. They previously declined to comment on the Aggarwal case citing a lawsuit he has pending against the school.

Aggarwal sued Wright State in 2015 alleging wrongful termination. The case is still open, according to federal court records.

Aggarwal told state medical board investigators that his actions were medically necessary as parts of examinations of the two girls.


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County reaches $375K settlement with pepper-sprayed inmate

Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 1:04 PM

            Amber Swink is shown in 2015 at the Montgomery County jail. Up to four agencies are investigating the pepper spraying of Swink in a seven-point restraint chair by then Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Judith Sealey, court documents confirmed.
Amber Swink is shown in 2015 at the Montgomery County jail. Up to four agencies are investigating the pepper spraying of Swink in a seven-point restraint chair by then Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Judith Sealey, court documents confirmed.

UPDATED@3:19 p.m.:

The settlement in the Amber Swink civil lawsuit against Montgomery County was settled for $375,000, according to Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr.


A woman who was pepper sprayed by a corrections officer while strapped into a restraint chair at the Montgomery County jail has settled her lawsuit against the county, according to federal court records.

Amber Swink, 25, filed suit in September 2016 alleging civil rights violations, violations of departmental policy and claiming an attempted cover-up because video of the incident disappeared from county records.

RELATED: Montgomery County sheriff’s office sued over pepper spray incident

Swink’s attorney, Douglas Brannon, confirmed that the federal civil rights lawsuit was settled Wednesday after a private mediation. Brannon said there was monetary settlement but that he is bound by a confidentiality agreement from saying more.

“I can officially tell you that it’s an amicable agreement, Brannon said. “I can tell you that Amber is happy to be moving forward with her life at this point.”

Brannon said Swink is currently finishing the MonDay drug treatment program.

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Swink was pepper-sprayed by Judith Sealey in November 2015. Sealey was then a sergeant in the jail but was later promoted to captain. The lawsuit claims the promotion was political.

After the incident went public, Sealey was suspended pending an assault investigation but returned to duty when the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office declined to bring charges.

RELATED: Sheriff’s captain not indicted in jail pepper-spray incident

But court documents show that the incident led jail personnel to be investigated by U.S. Dept. of Justice’s civil rights division, the U.S. Attorneys’ Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dayton police department. Some of those probes are ongoing.

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Swink was in jail for assaulting a police officer. She was ordered to rehab in April after failing to comply with the terms of her sentence.

This news outlet has reached out to Montgomery County officials for comment, and this story will be updated with that information.