Fugitive wanted from November shooting in Dayton arrested

Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @ 3:37 PM

Fugitive wanted from November shooting in Dayton arrested

The U.S. Marshal’s Office announced today the arrest of a man who was wanted in a November shooting on Germantown Street.

Isaiah Tucker, 20, was arrested Tuesday morning and is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of felonious assault and weapons violations.

Tucker was wanted by Dayton police for allegedly firing a weapon from a vehicle on Nov. 25, according to the release. The shooting is believed to be an act of retaliation for Tucker’s friend who was previously shot and killed, according to the release.

Tucker was tracked down by Dayton police and the U.S. Marshal’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team to an address in the 1700 block of Germantown Street, according to the release.

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Man seriously injured in altercation outside Oxford bar

Published: Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 3:32 PM

A Chicago man was seriously injured Saturday night in an altercation outside an Oxford bar, according to police.

Oxford police were dispatched about 10:20 p.m. to the Woods Bar, 17 N. Poplar St., on a report of an altercation. They found one of the parties, a male, unresponsive, according to Police Chief John Jones.

The man, who is visiting from Chicago and not a Miami University student, was transported by medical helicopter to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Jones said Sunday the man was in the intensive care unit. His name was not released by police on Sunday.

The man and another male and female, both also visiting from Chicago, were involved in a disturbance inside the bar and escorted outside by the staff. Then there was an altercation when the group began to attack the bar staff, Jones said.

Detectives are still investigating the incident and reviewing surveillance tape. The man and woman involved in the altercation who were not injured were charged with disorderly conduct. Jones said the three people involved were of legal age to consume alcohol.

Jones said anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is asked to call Detective Matt Blauvelt at 513-524-5240.

Hamilton police nab suspect accused of stealing Fairfield Twp. cruiser

Published: Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 1:10 PM
Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 8:47 PM

Hamilton police nab suspect accused of stealing Fairfield Twp. cruiser

A man who police say took televisions from a store, then stole a Fairfield Twp. police cruiser and fled to Hamilton before ditching the car and robbing a man on the street has been arrested.

Hamilton police reported on its Twitter account Sunday that 37-year-old Kevin Gabbard had been arrested.

The suspect was spotted by citizens in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Falls Target store at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday loading stolen televisions into a white van, according to Fairfield Twp. police.

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Officer Roger Gilbert was on patrol on Ohio 4 when he saw a vehicle matching the description of the van, said Fairfield Police Chief Matt Fruchey. When Gilbert stopped the van at Fairway Drive near Waldon Ponds, driver Shauna Maria Maco remained in the vehicle, but the passenger, Gabbard, fled.

The officer gave chase around a house and Gabbard doubled back, jumped in the cruiser and took off, according to police.

Gabbard drove the cruiser to Hamilton where he ditched it on Central Avenue near Hanover Street and robbed a person outside a barber shop, Fruchey said.

Maco, 46, of Hamilton, was charged with complicity to theft, and is housed in the Butler County Jail.

Fruchey said the cruiser was not damaged and the incident remains under investigation. The stolen televisions were found in the van.

Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones also made note of the arrest, with his tweet: “Good job Hamilton PD.”

WSU police: Suspect following women into bathrooms arrested off-campus

Published: Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 10:44 AM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 3:34 PM

UPDATE @ 3:30 p.m. (Feb. 24)

The Wright State University Police Department announced this afternoon that a suspect matching the description of a man entering a women’s restroom was arrested off-campus for similar indicents.

Wright State police will be investigating this person for possible involvement in the campus cases.

Anyone with information is urged to call university police at 937-775-2111.


The Wright State University Police Department has received two reports of a male subject entering a women’s restroom on campus, according to an email sent to students Wednesday afternoon.

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The male subject has been seen pacing near women’s restrooms and he appears to be talking on a cell phone. The man waits until a woman enters the restroom and then he walks in behind her, according to the email.

The man was reported to have made an excuse when confronted. At least one female subject reported that she saw the man on his hands and knees in a campus restroom, said spokesman Seth Bauguess.

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The man is described as African-American, tall, wearing a jacket with a black and white pattern, dark sweat pants, carrying a cell phone, a blue cloth, and a dark-colored back pack, according to the email. Bauguess said he will share any updates on the incident as they become available to campus.

Police reports for the incidents have been requested by this news organization. Wright State University Police have asked that anyone with information contact the department at 937-775-2111.


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Man accused of killing dog to avenge pet cat's death

Published: Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 8:47 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 8:47 AM

            Man accused of killing dog to avenge pet cat's death

Police arrested an Oklahoma man Friday after he allegedly killed a dog in retaliation for the death of his cat.

Officers say Darren White, 36, ran over a dog with his truck and then beat it with a baseball bat in north Tulsa Friday afternoon.

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Witnesses say White went after a second dog in his truck and even tried to beat the dead dog again with the bat before he was stopped.

White was charged with cruelty to animals and released on a $2,000 bond. He is scheduled for a March 3 court date.