Montgomery Co. sheriff announces multiple drug busts, arrests

Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 2:27 PM

Drug bust in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to announce the seizure of more than 50 pounds of cocaine and 1,100 grams of heroin, in addition to multiple arrests during two separate operations within the last 24 hours.

An undisclosed amount of cash and guns were also confiscated, Plummer said. Some of the drugs originated in California and were intended for distribution in the area, he said.

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Both operations were carried out by the Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force. 

The seizures and arrests were the culmination of an 11 month investigation into a drug trafficking operation in and around Dayton, Plummer said. 

Tuesday’s operation resulted in the arrest of Jamie Harris, also known as Snoop, and Charles Moore. Both have been selling large amounts of meth, heroine, cocaine and marijuana throughout the Miami Valley, the sheriff said. 
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The operation started about 6:30 Tuesday morning when the Homeland Security’s Special Response Team raided a home in the 2900 block of Moraine Avenue in Dayton. As officers were attempting to apprehend Moore, he threw two pounds of meth from his car, according to a press release. 

Detectives then went to two other homes in the 4900 block of Fortman Avenue in Jefferson Twp. and 10 block of Belle Meadow Drive in Trotwood to complete the operation, the release said. 

At those locations officials seized 12 pounds of meth, 750 grams of heroin, 350 grams of cocaine, 50 pounds of marijuana, thousands of dollars in cash and two handguns. 

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The other operation was carried out Monday when the Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force conducted a narcotics investigation in conjunction with the Illinois State Police. It resulted in the arrest of Armando Takata-Napoles, Sixto Flores-Zazueta Jr., Sixto Flores-Zazueta Sr., and Violet Zazueta. 

They were in possession of 20 pounds of cocaine, and 10 kilos was being taken to Springfield, according to the release, noting that Napoles was accepting the cocaine. 

None of the suspect in either operation has been charged. 

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Dayton police investigate shooting after victim shows up at hospital

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 11:07 PM

A gunshot victim arrived tonight at Good Samaritan Hospital, which notified police.

The shooting reportedly happened in the 700 block of Ferguson Avenue in Dayton, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

Dayton police were dispatched to the hospital around 9:45 p.m.

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The victim’s name, age and condition was not available tonight.

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Warren County resident loses $2,000 in fake arrest scam: Sheriff’s office issues warning

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 5:31 PM

Nick Graham / Staff
Nick Graham / Staff

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is warning people of a phone scam that cost one area resident about $2,000.

Sgt. Roy McGill said since Feb. 15, several residents who live inside and outside Warren County have received phone calls from someone identifying himself as a “Sgt. Corey Adams” of the sheriff’s office and telling them he has a warrant for their arrest.

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The fake deputy then tells the resident to purchase pre-paid debit cards from local retailers and subsequently requests the debit card numbers for payment, over the phone, to keep from being arrested on the warrant. McGill said at least one victim provided payment information and was scammed out of approximately $2,000.

McGill said the Warren County Sheriff’s Office wants citizens to be aware that they do not request payment for warrants over the phone. If anyone receives this type of call, they should hang up and contact their local police agency.

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1 dead in double stabbing at Massachusetts library

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 3:46 PM

Jeffrey Yao, 24, is accused of stabbing two people at a library in Massachusetts.
Winchester Police Department
Jeffrey Yao, 24, is accused of stabbing two people at a library in Massachusetts.(Winchester Police Department)

A 22-year-old woman is dead after a double stabbing Saturday at a public library in Massachusetts.

Winchester police tell Boston 25 News they were called to the Winchester Public Library just after 10:30 a.m.

When police arrived, they found a female and an elderly man both suffering from stab wounds, Boston25News reported.

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Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan says the 22-year-old female was in the library sitting at a table when the suspect,  24-year-old Jeffrey Yao, approached her from behind and stabbed her with a 10-inch hunting knife.

She suffered multiple stab wounds to the head and upper torso and was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Several people in the library ran to help the woman, including a 77-year-old man who also sustained stab wounds, Boston25News reported. He was taken to the hospital. 

Yao was arrested in connection with the stabbing. He is being held without bail and is facing murder and assault with intent to murder with a dangerous weapon charges.

Officials did not say if the stabbing was random or if Yao knew the victim. They are still investigating the stabbing - including the motive. 

The victim has not been identified.

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Florida man accused of burglary, sexual battery on sleeping woman, police say

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 2:44 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 2:33 PM

Lamarsh Shelly
Palm Beach County Jail
Lamarsh Shelly(Palm Beach County Jail)

Police arrested a Florida man Monday after he allegedly broke into a sleeping woman’s home and committed sexual battery.

Officers responded to an apartment in an undisclosed West Palm Beach neighborhood about 5 a.m.  Feb. 19 when a woman called and said she woke up to a man kneeling at the foot of her bed and touching her genital area, according to the arrest report.

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She told officers that she asked the man — who was later identified as 27-year-old Lamarsh Shelly — what he was doing in her house, and he said “your door was open,” the police report states.

According to the arrest report, Shelly then asked her if she wanted to have sex and asked her for a cigarette. She gave him a cigarette, and she demanded he leave the apartment. She told officers that she knew him from the neighborhood, and he went by the nickname “Honeycomb.”

The woman said Shelly was wearing a black shirt with tan pants, the Palm Beach Post reported. Officers then spoke to another witness who said that she saw Shelly outside of the apartment walking north while smoking a cigarette.

Officers located Shelly at 8th Street and Herietta Avenue, where he told officers, “I don’t burglarize and I don’t want sex,” the report states.

Shelly later admitted to officers that he walked into the apartment, opened the front door and saw the victim sleeping in her bed, the Palm Beach Post reported. He said that he made noises to wake her up to tell her that her front door was open, but did not mention touching her.

Police said children were sleeping in the apartment when the incident occurred.

Officers arrested Shelly on charges of sexual battery and burglary. He remains at the Palm Beach County jail on no bond, according to jail records.

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