Man arrested again for sex act with inflatable pool raft

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 @ 2:54 PM
Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014 @ 1:32 PM

A Hamilton man who admitted last year to having sex with a pool raft has been arrested again for the same alleged behavior.

Edwin Tobergta, 35, of Harmon Avenue, was charged today with felony public indecency after a passerby observed him nude having simulated sex with a pink life raft at about 8 a.m. on Ohio 4, according to the Hamilton police report.

According to a 911 call, a man passing by the Wendell Greene Motors lot at 698 Dixie Hwy. said he saw “a guy back here naked having sex or something with something.”

Last November, Tobergta was sentenced to prison for 11 months by Butler County Judge Charles Pater after pleading guilty to public indecency for also having sex with a pool raft while in public view.

Tobergta was released from prison on May 17 and placed on five years parole, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections website.

Before he was sentenced last year, Tobergta begged Pater not to send him to prison.

“I do want to apologize for my actions,” Tobergta said. “I’m sorry. I do deal with mental issues, and if court would give me this chance for this program, sir, I would give it 100 percent. I’m ready to get my life together and quit all this nonsense.”

Tobergta, who has eight previous arrests, was arrested in June 2013 after stepping out his back door naked and having “sexual relations with a rubber pool float,” according to a Hamilton police report.

A 10-year-old neighbor enjoying her new swimming pool observed the act.

In August 2011, Tobergta was arrested at his home after he was seen engaging in sexual conduct with a pink inflatable swimming pool raft, according to police records.

Following a 2008 conviction for felony public indecency, Tobergta was sentenced to five years of community control.

In that incident, officers responded to a home for a report of a naked man standing in a neighbor’s yard and engaging in sexual activity, according to records.

Tobergta is being held in the Butler County Jail in lieu of $35,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Hamilton Municipal Court for a preliminary hearing on June 18.

Pike County Sheriff issues alert about criminal gang, heroin

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 3:30 PM

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader issued a warning Monday to residents regarding “gang members” coming to the area and “‘taking out’ believed snitches.”

The unusual message — posted on Facebook and confirmed as authentic by dispatchers — did not reference the April 22, 2016, murders of eight people that have become synonymous with the rural southern Ohio county.

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“MS-13, an International Criminal Gang and or Konvicted Family gang members are allegedly coming into Pike County this weekend,” the alert reads. “Possibly planning on ‘taking out’ believed snitches and spread (sic) ‘HOTSHOTS’ of heavily laced Heroin into the area that could cause an extremely large amount of overdoses in Pike County and surrounding counties.”

“This is according to very limited intelligence deputies have gathered in recent drug related investigations across the area in the past weeks,” the notice stated.

A dispatcher at the Pike County Sheriff’s Office said no additional details are available.

Jill Del Greco, a spokeswoman for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, said, “We are not involved with this.”

MORE: Pike County murder investigation leads to drug arrests

Gang or cartel involvement have long been theories in the mysterious deaths of eight people in Pike County.

Initial reports that investigators found a large marijuana grow operation at the crime scene fueled speculation that Mexican drug cartels could be involved, considering the apparent sophistication of the crime and prior reports that Mexican organized crime was previously active in the area.

But Reader played down the Mexican cartel idea last year in an interview with WCPO in Cincinnati.

“With the nature of the investigation, and the things that’s been revealed while conducting the investigation, there would be no indication to me as to any type of Mexican drug cartel being involved,” he said. “It wasn’t because they had a couple little indoor grows, wasn’t because there was just a couple of cars on the property that may have been stolen. It’s much bigger than that.”

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Man who shot wife in Germantown sentenced

Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 8:55 AM

Thomas A. Shockey (Montgomery County Jail)
Breaking News Staff

UPDATE @ 2:00 p.m.:

Thomas Shockey, 71, was sentenced to five years in prison for shooting his wife and hitting her in the head last September, according to court officials.

INITIAL REPORT:

DAYTON — A 71-year-old Germantown man accused of shooting his wife in the stomach and hitting her in the head in their home will be sentenced in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court today.

Thomas Shockey, a Germantown resident, called 911 and admitted he shot his wife on September 4, 2016

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Shockey is facing a felonious assault charge. 

MC Sheriff’s Office looking for garage break-in suspect

Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 12:45 PM

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying a suspect in a recent garage break in. 

The break in occurred on Lago Mar Drive in Washington Township. The suspect is seen carrying a flashlight as he walks around the garage and opens a vehicle's door.

The unknown male subject then notices the surveillance cameras and leaves the scene.

He is identified as a male who has a beard and is wearing a baseball style hat, a long sleeve shirt, and blue jeans. A vehicle was not seen leaving the area.

If you have any information regarding the person seen in the photos you are asked to contact Detective Ridgeway at 937-432-2766.

Police: Man allegedly hit wife with prosthetic leg

Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 1:01 PM



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A man in Ohio is accused of striking his wife with one of his prosthetic legs, police said.

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Police responded Friday to a home in Sandusky on a disorderly conduct call, The Associated Press reported. Ronna Wilson told police that her husband, Richard T. Wilson Sr., 63, threw one of his prosthetic legs at her, striking her in the head. She claimed she suffered wrist injuries while trying to defend herself when her husband attempted to hit her with his other prosthetic leg.

Police arrested the man on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. He denies assaulting his wife, The Associated Press reported.