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May Day arsonist in Portland sentenced to probation

Published: Saturday, September 30, 2017 @ 2:23 PM

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
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A homeless woman with a lengthy criminal record was sentenced to three years probation Thursday for her role in the May Day demonstrations in Portland, OregonLive reported.

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Sarah Pugh, 36, pleaded guilty to second-degree arson and riot. Pugh was accused of setting one fire and holding a lit flare to a bonfire to help it grow during Portland's May Day riots. Pugh also allegedly urinated in the street and mooned police, OregonLive reported.

Pugh hails from Indiana, where she left her two children with family and traveled to multiple states, OregonLive reported. She was arrested on a variety of charges, ranging from assault to disorderly conduct, during her travels. Pugh's criminal record in Portland stems back to September 2016. Police in Portland have cited Pugh for public intoxication 10 times, and arrested her multiple times on a variety of charges, OregonLive reported.

Pugh allegedly told police that the May Day demonstrations were the first time she had been involved in an anarchist riot.

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Can you ID theft suspects from a Beavercreek AT&T store?

Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 5:18 PM

Beavercreek police took to social media to help identify two theft suspects who make off with more than $4,000 in merchandise from an AT&T store.

The two men entered the store at approximately 6:15 p.m. March 21 and stole iPhones and notepads, according to a Facebook post.

Both suspects are described as men in their early 20s wearing black hooded sweatshirts. One was wearing black jeans as well, and the second man had a hoodie with the letters “LB” on the back who also was wearing red Jordan shoes and khakis, police said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact detective John Bondy at 937-427-5520.

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Flames consume vacant house in Dayton

Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 11:12 PM
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 12:10 AM

Flames were shooting from the two-story house when crews were called around 11 p.m. to 917 Lorain Ave.

UPDATE @ 12:10 a.m. (March 24)

Flames consumed a vacant house Friday night on Lorain Avenue.

The two-story house had not been lived in for some time, and the source of the fire is under investigation because the dwelling had no utilities connected, Dayton fire officials said.

No injuries were reported, and no arrests have been made.


Crews were called late Friday night to a fire at a vacant house.

Flames were shooting from the two-story house when crews were called around 11 p.m. to 917 Lorain Ave.

We are on the way and will update this report as we learn details.

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Deputies: Man stabbed while walking in Jefferson Twp.

Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 11:53 PM

Deputies are searching for a suspect who stabbed a man Friday night as he was was walking on Maeder Avenue.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched around 9:35 p.m. to the 20 block of Maeder Avenue, just off West Third Street.

>> Man tells police he shot himself before running to his mother’s house blocks away

The victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. The stab wound is not life-threatening, deputies said.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Police: Man accused of brutal beating of boy hopes the two can be friends

Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 1:33 PM

Steven Darrell Nelson
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Steven Darrell Nelson(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

An Arizona man accused in the brutal beating of his girlfriend's 4-year-old son admitted to injuring the child, but claimed it was "in a playful manner," police said.

Steven Darrell Nelson, 25, was arrested Tuesday on child abuse charges for an incident that took place in early February, police told

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The child suffered multiple injuries, including a broken leg, a lacerated liver and a perforated bowel, reported. In addition, the child suffered extensive bruising and had his hair pulled out by the roots, according to court documents.

The boy's mother denied that she or Nelson abused the child, but the child allegedly told police, "Steven hurt me," reported.

According to court records, Nelson admitted to police that he injured the child, but said it was "in a playful manner." Nelson told police he hoped he and the child could be friends one day, reported.

Nelson is being held on a $50,000 bond, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

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