Affidavit: Woman whose girlfriend was hit by car was lured to area

Published: Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 3:56 PM

Woman whose girlfriend was hit by car was lured to area

The 18-year-old woman whose 17-year-old girlfriend police say was intentionally run over twice was told where to retrieve some items by an old girlfriend in a “set up,” according to court documents.

When Seantel McGairk and the 17-year-old got to the Chevrolet Impala near an abandoned fire station on Kimmel Lane in Jefferson Twp. on Oct. 31, they said a red Dodge Charger approached at a fast pace, according to a complaint and affidavit filed in Montgomery County’s Western Division Municipal Court.

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An altercation ended with the 17-year-old being struck twice by a vehicle and needing medical attention for several broken bones, according to police and McGairk.

The 17-year-old’s medical condition was upgraded Friday from critical to stable, according to a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office sergeant.

Tara Dunbar, 34, and Khadijah Thompson, 23, will be arraigned Monday on charges of felonious assault, abduction and improper handling of a firearm in a vehicle, according to court records.

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According to the affidavit, McGairk told a detective she briefly lived with another uncharged woman, but was kicked out due to issues with Thompson, known as “Tink.” The woman told McGairk to get her things from a white Chevrolet Impala.

“McGairk stated that she and (the 17-year-old) got into the Impala to protect themselves due to believing that the situation was a ‘set up,’ ” a detective wrote. “McGairk stated that a female named Jug (Dunbar) approached the vehicle” with McGairk’s old girlfriend and Thompson.

“McGairk stated that Dunbar tapped the window with a semiautomatic pistol and told them to get out of the vehicle. McGairk stated that Thompson was able to get (the 17-year-old) out of the vehicle and began assaulting her.”

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The detective wrote that McGairk said she was held back at gunpoint by Dunbar before she was able to intervene and told the 17-year-old to run.

That’s when Thompson got in the Impala and ran down the 17-year-old twice and both vehicles fled the area, according to the affidavit.

At 6:37 p.m. Oct. 31, a detective located the Charger, which had both defendants and McGairk’s ex-girlfriend inside, according to the affidavit.

Man pays Middletown water bill with fake cash

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 10:58 AM


            Counterfeit money passed in the Dayton area in the past few weeks. UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE
Counterfeit money passed in the Dayton area in the past few weeks. UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE

Middletown police are investigating counterfeit money used by a resident to pay a water bill in October.

A man paid a $200 bill on Oct. 26 with a $100 bill and five $20 bills, according to Barbara Bradley, assistant finance director. This news agency isn’t naming the man because he hasn’t been charged, said Lt. Scott Reeve.

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On Wednesday, police confirmed with Fifth Third Bank that the $100 bill was counterfeit, according to the report.

A video of the transaction was recovered for evidence.

On average $30,000 in counterfeit money is taken in monthly in the Dayton area and about $100,000 monthly for southern Ohio, which includes Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati, according to Secret Service Agent Kevin Dye of the Dayton office.

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“As the holidays approach, more counterfeit is received due to heavy cash intake for shopping. Retailers should carefully look at cash received during the holidays and call police if suspicious,” Dye said.

Texas officer arrested, accused of stealing $830 in groceries from Walmart

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 2:41 PM

SECAUCUS, NJ - NOVEMBER 20:  Shoppers enter the Wal-Mart store November 20, 2007 in Secaucus, New Jersey. 
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SECAUCUS, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: Shoppers enter the Wal-Mart store November 20, 2007 in Secaucus, New Jersey. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

A police officer in Texas has been arrested, accused of stealing over $800 in groceries from a Walmart, law enforcement officials said.

Christopher Hankins, 30, is a Dallas Police Department officer, WFAA reported. He was arrested at a Denton County Walmart Wednesday, accused of leaving the store with $830 in groceries and not paying for them.

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The store's manager told police that Hankins was wearing his police department jacket, and spent almost three hours in the store, acting suspiciously. Arresting officers reported smelling alcohol on Hankins' breath.

Hankins has been with the Dallas Police Department since 2014, WFAA reported. He has been placed on administrative leave pending and investigation.

Police: Self-professed ‘voodoo priest’ arrested in death of Ollie the pit bull

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 1:11 PM

Brendan Evans, 31, was charged with aggravated animal cruelty.
Palm Beach Post
Brendan Evans, 31, was charged with aggravated animal cruelty.(Palm Beach Post)

A man, who Florida detectives believe fatally stabbed and left a pit bull named Ollie in a suitcase is behind bars.

Brendan Evans, 31, was charged with aggravated animal cruelty Wednesday, the Palm Beach Post reported. 

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Hollywood police said that DNA evidence left on the suitcase is what linked Evans to the Oct. 11 crime, where Ollie was found behind an abandoned building with 30 stab wounds and died days later. 

During the investigation, Evans allegedly told police that he was “a voodoo priest” and it was “his right to kill” animals if he wanted, according to WPLG

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Detectives reportedly found rats with their scalps removed, cat paws and blood in Evans’ refrigerator, the Palm Beach Post reported. There was also a CrimeStoppers poster of Ollie ripped in two, WPLG reported.  

“We will not tolerate any form of animal cruelty or violence in our city. Each reported case of animal cruelty, be it physical abuse or neglect, is disturbing, and this case is particularly heartbreaking,” said Acting Police Chief Chris O'Brien. “We were all pulling for Ollie to survive, but unfortunately he didn't make it. However, due to our investigation, we are now able to provide justice for Ollie.” 

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Man cited after fight with older man over handicap parking space

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 10:17 AM

A Massachusetts man was cited after a dispute over a handicap parking space.
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A Massachusetts man was cited after a dispute over a handicap parking space.(Boston25News.com)

An altercation over a handicap parking space in front of a Boston Market was caught on camera Wednesday afternoon.

The 11-second video, which was shared across Facebook and with Boston 25 News, shows a younger man push an older man, knocking him to the ground.

The altercation started because the younger man, who isn’t being identified because he isn’t facing criminal charges, was sitting in his truck in a handicap parking spot.

When the older man approached him with his handicap placard in hand and asked for the space, things turned physical.

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“All he said was ‘my car is running and I’m allowed to sit here,’” Marcie, the woman who recorded the video, told Boston 25 News. “The word entitled is exactly what came to my mind at the beginning.”

In the video, Marcie can be heard telling the men she recorded what happened and was going to call 911, but that apparently didn’t stop it from continuing.

“After the older gentleman was on the ground, he got back up and they started to fight again, actually worse. I wish I got that (on) film,” she said.

The Swampscott Police Department tell Boston 25 News officers responded to the altercation. Officers say the man who was knocked to the ground declined to press charges, but the younger man was issued a citation for illegally parking in a handicap spot.