Driver that crashed head-on into ambulance to face citation

Published: Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 11:20 AM

State troopers say the Lebanon Fire ambulance was taking a patient to Atrium Medical Center with lights and sirens on. A pickup truck coming the other way on State Route 122 went around a car yielding for the ambulance and hit the ambulance head-on. The pickup driver, the car’s driver, two Lebanon medics and the patient on board were all hurt.

The Lebanon man driving the truck that crashed head-on into an ambulance on Friday in Warren County is to face a driving-left-of-center citation, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol.

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Five people were injured just before 8 a.m. Friday in the town of Red Lion when a pick-up truck crashed head-on into a Lebanon ambulance on Ohio 122 transporting a stroke victim with lights flashing and siren sounding, according to the patrol.

Get a bird's-eye view of the medic-involved crash in Warren County. Video courtesy of WCPO-TV's Chopper 9.

The ambulance wound up on its side and was totaled in the crash.

Marjorie Bottorff, 52, the person being transported at the time of the crash, remained in serious condition on Monday at Miami Valley Hospital.

Jesse Jones, 21, of Lebanon is to be charged with driving left of center today in Warren County Court, Lt. Chuck O’Bryon said Monday.

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O’Bryon indicated he did not expect that other charges would be filed in the crash.

“He wasn’t operating in a reckless manner,” O’Bryon said.

A preliminary crash investigation determined the Ford F-250 truck driven by Jones swerved left of center and side-swiped a silver Infiniti G37 stopped for the ambulance, before crashing into the ambulance about 7:50 a.m.

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Inside the ambulance were four people, including the driver and medic, who were not identified, front passenger Dale Bottorff, 63, of Lebanon, and his wife, the patient being transported after suffering a stroke, according to reports.

Jones was released after being treated at Atrium Medical Center for serious injuries, according to officials.

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Dale Botttorff was no longer being treated at Atrium on Monday.

One of the injured medics had been released Friday afternoon, but the other one was expected to remain in the hospital overnight for a head injury, officials said.

The Infiniti driver, Branden Baker, 17, of Franklin, was uninjured.

Investigation determined Jones was not speeding, driving under suspension or under the influence of alcohol or drugs or otherwise driving recklessly, O’Bryon said.

“There’s nothing additional we can do criminally,” O’Bryon said, “although it caused quite a bit of mayhem.”

The ambulance was on its side after the crash and was totaled, according to officials.

The road was closed, while emergency workers dealt with the three-vehicle crash.

A utility crew was also working near the crash site.

“All I seen was the ambulance hit the truck - I’m not sure which one - but when it hit it, it just kind of went airborne over the side,” utility worker Dustin Williams told News Center 7.

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Man arrested 18th time for indecent exposure, police say

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 1:03 PM

Nebraska Man Arrested For 18th Alleged Indecent Exposure

A Nebraska man has been arrested for the 18th time for indecent exposure, authorities said.

The latest incident took place Thursday at an Omaha food court, KETV reported.

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Witnesses told KETV that Shawn Noble, 39, was yelling obscenities when he emerged from the food court restroom completely naked. When the property manager ordered him back into the bathroom to put on his clothes, he lunged at her, witnesses said.

Food court employees were able to barricade Noble inside the restroom until police arrived, KETV reported. Noble was charged with indecent exposure and disorderly conduct and taken to the Douglas County Jail.

Noble, a lifetime registered sex offender and transient, has over 30 arrests, including 17 previous arrests for alleged indecent exposure, KETV reported. He recently completed a six-month jail sentence for a 2017 indecent exposure conviction, according to court documents reviewed by KETV.

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Florida woman ‘just out of rehab’ had open 12-pack of beer, child in car, deputies say

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:47 PM

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A Florida woman was arrested on Thursday after deputies said she drove intoxicated with a child sitting above an open case of beer tucked in the back seat.

A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over Miami resident Stephanie Roque, 30, about 11 a.m. after she made a complete stop in her SUV in the center of a lane, the Palm Beach Post reported. The deputy said that Roque’s drivers license was suspended, and noticed she had a “strong smell of alcohol,” the arrest report states.

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Roque told the deputy that she “just got out of rehab today for a drinking problem,” according to the report. The deputy found a child in the backseat of the car with an open 12-pack of beer sitting underneath the child’s feet, the Palm Beach Post reported. Only nine of the 12 beers were in the case, the report states.

The deputy had Roque perform roadside sobriety tests, and then arrested her on charges of DUI and child neglect. Roque was booked into the Palm Beach County jail and released Thursday after posting a $4,000 bond, according to jail records.

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Police: Woman said she was frustrated when she tossed dog out of moving car

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 2:36 PM

Janet Byas
Parker County Sheriff's Office
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A woman in Texas has been arrested after she was caught on camera tossing her small dog named Pumpkin out of a moving vehicle.

The Chihuahua-mixed breed survived the incident and was found Thursday roaming a family's rural property in Weatherford, WFAA reported. Surveillance cameras on the property provided clear identification of the vehicle. The dog's microchip further confirmed the owner's identity. 

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When questioned by Sgt. Ricky Montgomery, Janet Byas, 43, initially denied tossing the dog out of the vehicle. When the evidence of her involvement was presented to her, Montgomery said she admitted that she threw the dog out of the car because she was frustrated with it. She said Pumpkin would not stay on her property and she "couldn't handle it anymore," WFAA reported.

When WFAA asked for Montgomery's reaction to Byas' reasoning for throwing the dog out of the car, Montgomery said, "Grow up."

Byas was arrested and charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Pumpkin is recovering from the ordeal and will eventually be available for adoption, Parker County Animal Control said.

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Texas man accused of possessing 8,000 hits of LSD

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 12:27 PM

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American-Statesman staff

A Texas man has been accused of possessing 8,000 hits of LSD. Cody Wayne Wahrmund, 31, was indicted Thursday for possession of a controlled substance, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison, according to an indictment issued Thursday.

A Cedar Park police officer stopped Wahrmund in his vehicle Oct. 1 for a defective rear tail light, according to an arrest affidavit reviewed by the Austin American-Statesman.

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When the officer spoke to Wahrmund, the officer noticed a pipe with what appeared to be marijuana residue inside of it hanging from a walking stick in the back seat of Wahrmund’s vehicle, the affidavit said.

The affidavit said the officer searched the car and found methamphetamine inside a pill bottle. The affidavit does not include any information about where the LSD, otherwise known as acid, was found, the Statesman reported.

Wahrmund was released Oct. 1 from the Williamson County Jail after posting bail, which was set at $8,000.

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