Nurse accused of endangering patients

Published: Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 7:16 PM
Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 7:16 PM

A Springfield nurse is wanted on 14 warrants for charges of endangering patients and patient abuse for reportedly failing to dispense medications to developmentally disabled adults.

Clark County Developmental Disabilities launched an investigation into Carla Howard-Daniels, 37, in July after receiving reports from the director of the Creative Learning Workshop that she allegedly wasn’t providing medications to patients there. The center is a private day facility for adults with developmental disabilities.

One of the county’s investigators allegedly uncovered Howard-Daniels had failed to give required medications to at least seven patients on multiple occasions in July, said Jennifer Rousculp, superintendent for Clark County DD.

The investigation was turned over to Springfield police. Warrants were issued for Howard-Daniels on Friday on seven counts each of patient endangering and patient abuse: neglect. Authorities have not released what the medications were, nor what happened to the drugs that weren’t dispensed.

The investigation is ongoing, and Rousculp said it’s unknown if any patients suffered serious harm.

“If it was a psychotropic or a medication for seizure activity, for diabetes, those type of medical concerns, certainly it could put someone at risk,” she said. “It can be very dangerous.”

Staff at the Creative Learning Workshop declined to comment and wouldn’t confirm if Howard-Daniels is still an employee. A resident at the address listed for Howard-Daniels said she no longer lives there.

She is a licensed practical nurse in the state of Ohio. Her license was listed as expiring Friday, but was noted to be in the active renewal process, according to the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Rousculp said Howard-Daniels’ cooperation in the investigation would be required to keep her license valid. She said the county agency will work with the Creative Learning Workshop to put safeguards in place to prevent similar issues in the future.

“That’s the whole goal of this, is to protect people and protect it from happening again,” she said.

Half-hour long pursuit down Ohio 235 ends with pickup in ditch

Published: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 12:28 AM

Multiple state troopers have ended a nearly half-hour long pursuit on Ohio 235 in Clark County, according to dispatchers. 

Dispatchers said troopers were pursuing a pickup truck out of Greene County in the chase that ended just before midnight.

Little is known about what began the pursuit on Ohio 4 around 11:26 p.m., or the man troopers were chasing. 

Dispatchers said the pursuit ended when the man crashed into a ditch on Ohio 235 just inside Clark County.

We are working to learn more in this developing story.

Man shot in hand, leg during large fight in Springfield

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 10:49 PM

A Springfield man was shot in the hand and leg tonight in the 1800 block of Rutland Avenue in Springfield.

“It originally came in as a large fight,” Sgt. Jeff Williams of the Springfield Police Division said.

Later, the report was updated around 8:30 p.m. that someone had been shot.

The gunshot victim was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center. His name and age were not released, but his injuries are not life-threatening, Williams said.

It’s not clear whether he was shot twice, or one bullet inflicted both wounds.

Police have identified a suspect, but he is not in custody. Formal charges are expected to be filed, the sergeant said.

Huber Heights gunshot victim said he was shot in Dayton carjacking attempt 

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 4:31 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 4:45 PM

A gunshot victim found inside a car Saturday, May 27, 2017, on Longfellow Street in Huber Heights said he was shot during a carjacking attempt in Dayton. DeANGELO BYRD / STAFF

UPDATE @ 4:45 p.m.

Huber Heights police said the shooting victim told them he was shot in Dayton during an attempted carjacking.

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

FIRST REPORT

Police are investigating a shooting this afternoon after a shooting victim was found in Huber Heights.

The victim was found inside a car in the 4600 block of Longfellow Street and was taken to a local hospital.

Police say the shooting happened in Dayton, possibly on Germantown Street. Dayton police are investigating.

We have a crew headed to the scene and will update this report as we learn details.

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Police: 'Movie money' being used to defraud Florida retailers

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 1:16 PM

Thieves have used apparent U.S dollars stamped bearing a “For motion picture use only” stamp to defraud at least five businesses, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office says.
Martin County Sheriff’s Office

The “money” looks real and feels real, but to the right of Benjamin Franklin’s head, the $100 bill reads, “For motion picture use only.”

Despite the warning, a manager at Forever 21 at the Treasure Coast Square in Jensen Beach was fooled Wednesday by the $100 bill someone used to pay for $93.81 worth of women’s clothing and accessories, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said. It was the fifth recent case of the “movie money” being used at county retailers.

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Deputies arrested the teenager suspected in the Forever 21 fraud case when managers at another chain store contacted authorities and said he tried to purchase $400 worth of merchandise with the fake bills.

A manager at the Forever 21 store told the Post on Friday that another manager took the counterfeit money. She said the scammers, a young male and  young female who looked to be about 16 or 17 years old, were purchasing items such as a bodysuit, fake eyelashes and an eyelash curler.

She said the bill appeared to be real, aside from the label saying it was for movies only, and she hadn’t seen the “movie money” used previously in the store.

The store has a machine to check for counterfeit money, but it wasn’t working at the time of that purchase, the manager said.

Deputies withheld the name of the teen apprehended in the fraud cases at the mall.

Other cases include using fake $20 bills as well as well as $100s.

The Sheriff’s Office encouraged retailers in the area to make their employees aware of the fake bills being circulated.