Miami Twp. Target peeping Tom pleads guilty

Published: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 10:44 AM
Updated: Friday, April 08, 2016 @ 1:20 PM

UPDATE @ 1:14 p.m. (April 8)

Joshua Sheldon, 33, pleaded guilty Thursday to voyeurism, a second-degree misdemeanor, according to Miamisburg Municipal Court.

Sheldon was accused of looking under a woman’s dressing room door at a Target store in Miami Twp.

Sheldon was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with 60 days suspended; ordered to pay a $380 fine; required to register as a Tier 1 sexual offender; and ordered to attend a class for sexual offenders and counseling.

Sheldon has also been banned from all Target stores for two years.

FIRST REPORT (Feb. 10)

A man is charged with voyeurism after allegedly looking under a woman’s dressing room door at a Target store.

The incident happened Monday morning at the Target located at 2300 Miamisburg Centerville Road, said Capt. John Magill of Miami Twp. police.

The police department posted photos of the unnamed suspect on its Facebook page, and then at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, the man — identified as Joshua P. Sheldon, 33, — turned himself into police.

Sheldon is charged with a misdemeanor count of voyeurism, Magill said.

Magill said it’s believed a cell phone was used and a search warrant was used to recover the device in question. The investigation is ongoing.

The victim was a 21-year-old female, according to the police report.

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Police investigating shots fired at One Eyed Jacks in Fairborn

Published: Sunday, September 24, 2017 @ 1:13 AM

Located in the University shopping center across from Wright State, One Eyed Jack's is in its ninth year of operation.
Jim Ingram
Located in the University shopping center across from Wright State, One Eyed Jack's is in its ninth year of operation.(Jim Ingram)

Fairborn police are investigating a shots fired call that happened around 1 a.m. Saturday at One Eyed Jacks. 

When police arrived, people were outside the bar, and some had locked themselves into a back room. 

Fairborn police have no suspects as of now. Should a suspect be arrested, they could be charged with possession of a firearm in a liquor permit premise, a felony in the 5th degree, as well as inducing panic, and violating a city ordinance for discharging a firearm. 

Police could not confirm whether the incident will affect the bar’s liquor license. 

Minor incidents have been reported at One Eyed Jacks in the past, including a report of fighting last week. 

One Eyed Jacks is at 2638 Colonel Glenn Highway in Fairborn.

Exclusive: Man hit, run over in Riverside talks of ordeal

Published: Saturday, September 23, 2017 @ 9:31 PM

Exclusive: Man run over in Riverside talks of ordeal

A man said he’s lucky to be alive after he was struck by a vehicle, which then ran over him before leaving him in the street.

“From what I’m told, eight or nine cars drove around me,” Justin Wessler on Saturday told News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy in an exclusive interview. “Finally, a lady stopped and found me laying in the road. She happened to be a nurse. Thank God. Who knows what would have happened?”

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The Dayton man on Sept. 15 was trying to cross Airway Road in Riverside to start his 7 a.m. shift at McDonald’s. All he remembers is flicking his cigarette, changing the song on his cellphone, lighting a half cigarette, and stepping off the curb.

“Then it’s blank,” Wessler said. “When I see the video, I didn’t know I made it so far across the street. I thought it happened right when I first stepped off the curb.

“I don’t have a recollection of crossing the street at all, none; don’t remember getting hit, seeing the vehicle. Blank, completely blank.”

WHIO-TV reporter Sean Cudahy, left, interviews Justin Wessler, who was hit by a vehicle and left in the road.

He was in and out of consciousness on the road, in the ambulance and at the hospital, where doctors told him he was lucky to have no broken bones. Wessler did suffer a pinhole-sized brain bleed and concussion, along with large gashes, deep bruises and a big knot on his head. He still gets woozy when he stands up, and said his 6-year-old son cried when he saw him banged up and bandaged.

To the driver who hit him, “I would accept an apology,” he said.

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“Apparently after he hit me he ran me over, pulled up a little bit and then he went through my job at the drive-through and got food or something and went on his business.

“I understand accidents happen. Maybe he didn’t see me or maybe he was on his phone ... but you’re going to hit me and leave me?”

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Riverside police at 937-233-1801.

Warren Co. teen suffers hand laceration in dog attack

Published: Saturday, September 23, 2017 @ 1:16 PM

Warren County Chief Dog Warden, Nathan Harper, right, and Deputy Dog Warden, Eric Hancock, keep a close eye on Warren County strays. Jim Noelker/Dayton Daily News
Warren County Chief Dog Warden, Nathan Harper, right, and Deputy Dog Warden, Eric Hancock, keep a close eye on Warren County strays. Jim Noelker/Dayton Daily News

UPDATE @ 2:28 p.m.

Clearcreek Sgt. Curt Hensley said a 16-year-old girl suffered a bite to her left wrist when she attempted to break up a dogfight at her Ridgeville home Saturday afternoon.

Her father, Joshua Burnett, told our newsroom his daughter is being released from the hospital in a cast and will receive further treatment at Southview Hand and Orthopedic Center.

Hensley said the dog that attacked the teen was in the yard on a leash when it became involved in a fight with another dog at the address.

Burnett said the family has four dogs at their home that have been provoked by his father’s dog in the past.

UPDATE @ 2:11 p.m.

The father of a Warren County teen bitten by a dog said his daughter is at Kettering Emergency Center in Franklin with a serious hand injury. 

The 16-year-old suffered a severe laceration to her left wrist that may require a hand specialist, according to her father Joshua Burnett. 

Burnett told our newsroom his father owns the dog that attacked his daughter. He said the same dog attacked him years ago. 

"This has been a long, embroiled family issue [...] I've got scars and marks around my right knee from when [the dog] bit me," Burnett said. 

Burnett said he lives with his daughter at the Ridgeville home where she was attacked Saturday afternoon. 

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Burnett said his father, who lives in Waynesville, was at the house with the dog while picking up items for a family member. 

Doctors told Burnett they are concerned about nerve damage his daughter may have suffered in the attack. 

Burnett said the Warren County dog warden has begun an investigation.

EARLIER REPORT (Sept. 23)

Police are responding to a Ridgeville home after a teen was reportedly bitten by a dog Saturday afternoon. 

Crews were sent to the 6400 block of West Street after a caller reported a 16-year-old girl had suffered a dog bite. 

Initial reports indicate a family member is driving the teen to the hospital while the dog warden is called to the house. 

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The teen's injuries have been described as significant, according to scanner traffic. 

Initial reports indicate the dog has attacked a family member in the past. 

Our newsroom is working to confirm multiple details in this developing story.

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Surviving victim to undergo surgery after deadly heroin-related attack

Published: Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 6:39 AM

A couple is charged with murdering the husband's adoptive sister, badly beating her husband during a robbery motivated by a desire for money for heroin.

The surviving victim of last Friday’s alleged armed robbery in South Lebanon is expected to undergo surgery for head injuries sustained in the attack, a prosecutor said.

Ronnie Power remained in critical condition and is to undergo surgery for what Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell referred to as a “major, major head injury.”

Deborah Power, 63, of South Lebanon was pronounced dead from head injuries Sept. 15 at the Powers’ home in South Lebanon.

Both Powers were beaten “in the head with a blunt force object,” Fornshell added this morning.

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Christopher Kirby, 38, and his wife, Jaqueline Kirby, 30, are charged with murder, attempted murder and aggravated robbery in the case. The Kirbys were living with the Powers.

They are accused of beating the Powers to buy heroin, according to Fornshell.

Authorities are still trying to verify they have the murder weapon.

On Thursday, Christopher Kirby pleaded guilty to driving under suspension during a hearing Thursday in Warren County Court.

Judge William Wolff ordered Kirby to pay court costs associated with the driving violation, but waived any fines or jail time “under the circumstances.”

MORE: 2 arrested in South Lebanon; Woman killed, man in critical condition

Wolff, a retired judge appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court, also bound over for consideration by a grand jury charges of murder, attempted murder and aggravated robbery against the Kirbys during the hearing in court in Lebanon.

The driving under suspension case, filed on Aug. 22, predates the incident Sept. 15 that resulted in the murder and other charges.

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It was filed on Aug. 22, but Christopher Kirby had never appeared until his arrest in connection with the murder case, according to court records.

The couple is suspected of using Ronnie Power’s truck to get to West Chester Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment for head injuries he allegedly received from them, forming the basis for the attempted murder charges.

Power’s condition remained critical Friday, according to Fornshell.

MORE: Murder trial delayed due to defense lawyer problem

Power’s 1994 Dodge Ram was found in the parking lot of West Chester Hospital on Sept. 16, the day after the Kirbys are suspected of beating the Powers during a robbery at the house at 59 W. Broadway in South Lebanon, where they all lived.

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Deborah Power was found under a blanket on Sept. 15 and “cold to the touch with blood underneath” by sheriff’s deputies called to a home at 59 W. Broadway in South Lebanon just before midnight Sept. 15, according to a search warrant.

On Tuesday, Wolff set bond for the Kirbys at $250,000 each. They remained in the Warren County Jail on Friday.

Fornshell indicated the case would not be presented to the grand jury today.