Indiana man arrested in child molestation investigation

Published: Sunday, August 21, 2016 @ 8:20 AM

An Indiana man has been arrested on multiple charges related child molestation, according to a release from Indiana State Police.

Rodney Boyd, 46, of New Castle was arrested August 20 on a five-count, felony warrant and is currently in the Henry County Jail with no bond.

An investigation into Boyd began in May when a female victim told police Boyd had started having inappropriate contact with her when she was a juvenile, according to the release.

The victim said Boyd had continued the behavior into her adulthood.

Boyd is charged with child molestation, sexual misconduct with a minor and three counts of child seduction.

A court date for Boyd has yet to be determined.

Child dies every 9 days from being left alone, inside hot car

Published: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 4:44 PM

A child dies alone in a hot car every 9 days according to kidsandcars.org. April 26 is National Child Vehicular Heatstroke Awareness and Prevention Day. STOCK PHOTO
Breaking News Staff

Summer hasn’t arrived yet in the United States and already 5 children have died if heatstroke after being left alone inside a hot car, according kidsandcars.org.

A child dies every nine days from being left in a hot car, according to the organization that is trying to raise awareness and prevent more tragedy.

A boy died in Moraine  last summer after being found inside a car. 

April 26 is National Child Vehicular Heatstroke Awareness and Prevention Day. 

What parents may not realize is how fast temperatures can rise in a car on an average temperature day. For example, a 70-degree day outside can mean temperatures of 125-degrees inside a car.  Heatstroke can set in quickly in kids.

 

Steps to prevent leaving a child in a hot car: 

  • Put something in the back seat so you have to open the back door when leaving the vehicle - cellphone, employee badge, handbag, left shoe, etc. 
  • Every time you park your vehicle open the back door to make sure no one has been left behind. "Look Before You Lock." 
  • Ask your childcare provider or babysitter to call you within 10 minutes if your child hasn't arrived on time. 
  • Keep a stuffed animal in your child's car seat and move it to the front seat to remind you when your baby is in the back seat. 
  • Focus on driving and avoid cellphone calls and any other distractions while driving.  

>>RELATED: Atlanta dad going to prison after leaving son in hot car

Kidsandcars.org also encourages citizens to call 9-1-1 if they discover a child left alone in a car, and try to locate the driver. 

"If the child is in imminent danger, it may be necessary to break the window furthest away from the child to rescue them," stressed Janette Fennell, president and founder of kidsandcars.org.

WATCH: Body camera captures cop saving man from jumping off 6-story building

Published: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 2:39 PM

A police officer’s body camera captured his dramatic rescue of a man who tried to jump off a 6-story building. 

The Hamden, Connecticut officer chased the man up six flights of stairs after being called to the Whitney Center building to check on an emotionally disturbed man. 

>>MORE BREAKING NEWS: Kidnapped woman found in hole, hidden under debris 

Almost immediately a chase began up six story staircase. 

The officer was able to grab the man and pull him back to safety as he tried to jump from terrace balcony. 

>>MORE BREAKING NEWS: Dash cam captures baby born along SR 725 in Greene County

Officer Justin Martin, who played basketball in college said he used his long reach to make the grab of his life. 

"Everybody got to go home safe and everything worked out well. I was able to help the community that day and I'm really glad it turned out that way," said Martin.

Inmate who had cell phone in jail sentenced in heroin case

Published: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 3:50 PM


            Julian Loeza

One of the Montgomery County Jail inmates who received a cell phone from a corrections officer was sentenced Wednesday for a heroin trafficking crime.

Julian Loeza, 27, was sentenced to six years in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Walter Rice after a negotiated plea deal. Loeza earned 13.5 months of jail-time credit.

Loeza, a U.S. citizen who lives in southern California, told Rice he obtained a cell phone to call Mexico to speak to his wife and young son with medical needs.

RELATED: Corrections officer pleads guilty to providing phones to inmates

Loeza said that without it, the cost to call Mexico from jail would have been $1 per minute. When asked by Rice why he needed a cell phone, Loeza answered, “The only reason why I got the phone was to keep in touch with my family.”

A law enforcement affidavit written last year had indicated that phones were being used to conduct drug trafficking business from inside the jail.

Former corrections officer Michael Rose pleaded guilty to providing phones to inmates and is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

Rice said “there may be more than meets the eye” about Loeza, but that he couldn’t sentence anyone based on speculation.

Traffic stop for speeding leads to $123k drug bust

Published: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 3:17 PM

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers in Preble County stop a car for speeding and discover 43 pounds of vacuum sealed marijuana, valued at $123,000. PHOTO COURTESY OF OSHP
Breaking News Staff

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers make a traffic stop in Preble County that leads to the discovery of $123,000 worth of drugs and contraband. The trooper pulled over a driver for speeding at 11:20 a.m. on April 19.

>>MORE BREAKING NEWS: Kidnapped woman found in hole, hidden under debris 

Troopers said they observed "criminal indicators" during the stop and called in a drug-sniffing do which alerted drugs were present and a search was conducted. 

>>MORE BREAKING NEWS: Dash cam captures baby born along SR 725 in Greene County

Troopers discovered 43 pounds of vacuum-sealed hydroponic marijuana, 10 ounces of marijuana edibles, 19 grams of solid hashish, 25 grams of liquid hashish and 73 vapor pipes.

STAY ALERT 24-7 OF BREAKING NEWS, WEATHER AND TRAFFIC BY DOWNLOADING OUR FREE APPS.