OSP searches for suspect who flees traffic stop in Clayton, Union area

Published: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 @ 11:02 PM

We are monitoring a developing story about a foot pursuit in the Clayton, Union area near U.S. 40 that began as a traffic stop.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Dayton Post has been searching for a suspect, even tracking him with K-9s.

We have a crew en route to find out why troopers were searching for the suspect, and why the suspect may have fled.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com.

Trial set in fatal hit-and-run allegation against Kenton Ridge teacher

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 10:14 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 4:06 PM

Trial date set in Baggs case

A trial date has been set for a Kenton Ridge High School teacher charged with vehicular manslaughter.

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Kristine Baggs faces charges in connection with an alleged hit-and-run pedestrian accident that killed Lawrence Mason, 45, of Medway, in September 2016.

Attorneys met in Clark County Common Pleas Court on Monday for a scheduling conference. A hearing wasn’t conducted in open court and she didn’t appear in the courthouse.

The trial against Baggs is set to begin June 7. She is expected to appear in court for pre-trial hearings on March 27 and May 22.

She was placed on paid administrative suspension from the school after she was charged in November.

District policy dictates licensed teachers must be placed on paid leave pending the outcome of their legal case, Northeastern Superintendent John Kronour said.

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Mason was standing on the side of North Tecumseh Road when he allegedly was struck and killed by a silver 2015 Dodge Durango in September 2016, according to an Ohio State Highway Patrol crash report. The vehicle and driver left the scene, according to investigators.

The case is being handled by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. They declined to comment. Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson said his office is unable to prosecute because of a conflict of interest.

Defense attorney Richard Mayhall, who represents Baggs, didn’t return a phone call from the Springfield News-Sun seeking comment Monday.

READ: Family of Medway man killed on Tecumseh Road files lawsuit

According to public records obtained during the Springfield News-Sun payroll project, Baggs made a little more than $52,000 last year.

Springfield woman accused of not treating 3-month-old with broken leg

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:46 PM


            Gloria Hoessli appears in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday. Jeff Guerini/Staff
Gloria Hoessli appears in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday. Jeff Guerini/Staff

A Medway woman has been accused of delaying care for a 3-month-old child with a broken leg.

Gloria Hoessli, 22, pleaded not guilty to a charge of child endangering in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday. Her bond was set at $20,000.

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On Dec. 26, investigators were called to Dayton Children’s Hospital where a 3-month-old child was being treated for a broken leg and a possible old fracture, according to a report from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Hoessli allegedly told them the fracture occurred on Dec. 25 when her 2-year-old child fell on the infant, the report says, and that the old fracture probably happened in a similar way.

When the infant was hurt, Hoessli allegedly had her mother look at the injury and she thought the child was fine, the report says. An officer spoke with Hoessli’s mother and confirmed that she had checked the injury and didn’t think it was bad, according to the report.

Clark County Children’s Services had been trying to reach Hoessli because the child allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine at birth, the report says. Hoessli allegedly told officials that she had tried to return Children’s Services’ calls and assured them she hadn’t been using drugs.

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A safety plan was set up for the children involving monitoring from Hoessli’s mother, according to the report, and a follow-up meeting was scheduled for Jan. 5.

During the meeting, Hoessli allegedly revealed that the child’s injury had actually occurred on Dec. 24, two days before she brought the child into the hospital. The injury allegedly occurred while the child was being cared for by the baby’s father, a wanted fugitive.

Hoessli also allegedly told officials that she used meth the night before their meeting.

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On Friday, Jan. 19, a Clark County officer spoke with a Dayton Children’s Hospital employee who said that didn’t Hoessli allegedly show up for an appointment to assess the child’s injuries and didn’t answer the hospital’s phone calls, the report says.

Springfield man accused of selling relative’s guitars to pawn shop

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 7:40 AM


            Vincent T. Ware
Vincent T. Ware

A Springfield man is facing charges after he allegedly stole about $2,000 worth of guitars from a relative and sold them to a local pawn shop.

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Vincent T. Ware, 32, has been charged with receiving stolen property and theft charges, according to Clark County Jail records. He’s expected to appear in the Clark County Municipal Court at 10:30 a.m. today.

In September, a Springfield man reported three guitars stole from his residence, according to a police report. On Dec. 15, the man told police two of his guitars were located at a pawn shop on East Main Street. An employee told police Ware sold the guitars to the business on Sept. 11 and a warrant was later filed for his arrest for receiving stolen property, the report said.

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Ware is also facing a theft charge for allegedly shoplifting about $50 in toys from Big Lots on Leffel Lane, according to a police report. On Nov. 30, an employee reported a man put toys in his jacket and walked out without paying. The employee then took a photo of the man before he started running towards Clifton Avenue. Police were able to identify Ware from the photo, the report said.

Ware was arrested at about 8:15 a.m. Sunday morning, jail records said.

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Flares, not improvised explosive devices, ignited at Florida mall, FBI says

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 9:33 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 1:04 PM

FBI Says Flares Ignited At Florida Mall

 

Lake Wales police are searching for those responsible for igniting two marine flares Sunday evening near the entrance of the JC Penney at the Eagle Ridge Mall Sunday evening.

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Firefighters responded to reports of an explosion at the mall on 451 Eagle Ridge Drive around 5:20 p.m.

Firefighters initially said that an improvised explosive device had been detonated in a corridor located next to the mall entrance of JC Penney.

The FBI later determined that there was no explosion and no pipe bombs were discovered. Officials also said that the incident didn’t appear to be terrorism-related.

"It appears two items, believed to be marine flares, were ignited in a mall hallway, creating a large amount of smoke, and a backpack was located at the scene," said Andrea Aprea, an FBI spokeswoman. "Bomb technicians examined the contents of the backpack and determined it did not contain any incendiary or explosive devices."

A witness who called 911 told WFTV that she heard a fire alarm sound and saw orange smoke billowing from an object.

The mall was evacuated. No one was injured, but a ceiling and a wall were damaged by the flares, officials said.

After speaking with witnesses, police said they are looking for a person of interest described as a stocky, middle-aged white man wearing a gray shirt and a hat.

Detectives said they will review surveillance footage recorded at a jewelry store in the mall.

The investigation is ongoing.

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