Ex-Phillipsburg cop was suspended for porn at juvenile courts job

Published: Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 7:45 PM

Personnel records of Phillipsburg police officer

The former Phillipsburg police officer released after an arrest in Vandalia on suspicion of rape was suspended for accessing pornographic websites on the job while employed by the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center in 2009, the Dayton Daily News and News Center 7 uncovered in a review of his county personnel records.

RELATED: Local police officer arrested for allegedly raping two women while in uniform

Justin Sanderson, 32, was arrested earlier this month by Vandalia police for allegedly raping two women at a Vandalia Knights Inn hotel last month, but was released after the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office said further investigation is needed.

RELATED: Phillipsburg officer resigned after Vandalia arrest, release

Sanderson, who resigned June 10 from the Phillipsburg department, is not currently facing criminal charges. A telephone number listed in Sanderson’s personnel records was not in service Monday.

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Personnel records from Phillipsburg show Sanderson previously worked at the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center from 2007 to 2013, attended the Dayton Police Academy in 2014, and briefly worked as a police officer for the Grandview Medical Center Police Department during the last four months of 2014.

Sanderson applied to become a Phillipsburg police officer in October 2015, during which time he said he worked for G4S, a security company, as a site supervisor for a Dayton Metro Library branch.

Mark Wysong — Sanderson’s supervisor at G4S, according to his application — is also the Phillipsburg police chief.

Although the Phillipsburg application asked him to disclose if he had been “counseled, reprimanded, suspended, or terminated from any employment,” the application mentioned only a problem during his G4S employment.

The application did not mention the problems during his employment at the Juvenile Detention Center as a control room operator. The job description for the position states the person is responsible for monitoring and controlling “all movement entering into and within the secure detention facility of juveniles, visitors and staff.”

Among the problems documented in his county personnel file, Sanderson allegedly:

• Made four telephone calls while at work in October and December 2008 totaling nearly four hours and received a one-day suspension in April 2009 for the infraction;

• Left his post during an August 2009 duress situation in the detention center and failed to properly wear his uniform, something for which he allegedly had already been given a warning. He received a one-day suspension in September 2009;

• Received a three-day suspension in September 2009 for using the court administrator’s Internet account on two days in July, according to a notice of suspension, which states, “All documentation from Data Services shows you are the one responsible for accessing pornographic websites on those dates whether you admit it or not”;

• In 2012 received two employee violations for insubordination and poor work quality, which led to a total of eight suspension days, according to his 2012 performance review. Violation records from that year show he once left his post for more than two hours and was “observed leaving the building … for a period of over an hour.”

By June 2013, Sanderson’s performance reviews improved, with a supervisor noting he “shows the ability to make good judgment in most situations.”

A handwritten, one sentence resignation letter in Sanderson’s county file is dated August 20, 2013, but does not give an explanation for the resignation. His Phillipsburg application states he resigned from the Juvenile Detention Center because he “wanted to begin getting into shape for academy.”

On Monday, the news organizations asked the Phillipsburg village attorney if the department was aware of the issues at the Juvenile Detention Center, but did not immediately receive a reply.

The news organizations also filed a public records request Friday with the Grandview Medical Center Police Department seeking Sanderson’s personnel file. On Monday, Kettering Health Network acknowledged the request and said it “will need some additional time to review” it.

News Center 7’s Kate Bartley contributed reporting.

Local teacher arrested in death of pedestrian in hit and run crash 

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 5:41 PM
Updated: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 6:52 AM

Crash victim's family files wrongful death lawsuit

UPDATE @ 6:53 a.m. (Nov. 21)

Our newsroom is working to gather more information on the arrest of Kristine M. Baggs, 40, of Springfield. She was booked into Clark County Jail Monday afternoon around 5 p.m. 

She is listed as a teacher in family and consumer science at Kenton Ridge High School. She made $52,788 in 2016, according to the Dayton Daily News Payroll Project.

EARLIER REPORT (Nov. 20)

A Northeastern School District teacher has been indicted in a deadly hit and run pedestrian accident that killed a man standing on North Tecumseh Road in Bethel Twp. last year.

Kristine Baggs is charged with failure to stop after an accident, tampering with evidence and two counts of vehicular manslaughter, according to the Clark County Common Pleas Court website. 

Lawrence J. Mason, 45, of Medway 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 vehicle was later traced to the Baggs family, and Mason’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Baggs was arrested Monday afternoon, more than a year after the deadly accident.

"I'm hoping the family may have some justice for their loved one with Ms. Baggs going to jail for this indictment and charges," said Lt. Brian Aller, commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Springfield post. 

Kristine Baggs is a teacher in the Northeastern School District, Superintendent John Kronour said. 

Kronour said he couldn't comment until he knows more about the situation. 

She hasn't been suspended or put on leave at this time. 

"Not yet, but I anticipate that might be forthcoming," Kronour said.

Victim shot in Dayton drives to Miami Valley Hospital

Published: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 3:35 AM

SCENE: Police look for clues in Dayton shooting

A shooting victim reportedly drove themselves to Miami Valley Hospital.

Around 3:20 a.m., a shooting victim reportedly arrived at Miami Valley Hospital. The victim said they were shot in the area of Fairview Avenue and Main Street in Dayton.

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This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

SEE: Cruiser cam video of pursuit, crash in Dayton carjacking incident

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 3:59 PM
Updated: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 5:37 PM

Cruiser cam video has been released of a pursuit that went through parts of Dayton on Nov. 10.

UPDATE @ 5:35 p.m. (Nov. 20): See cruiser cam video of the Nov. 11 pursuit and crash stemming from a carjacking incident in Dayton.

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UPDATE @ 12:30 a.m. (Nov. 11)

Police said they are continuing to look for suspects in the Friday afternoon carjacking.

UPDATE @ 6:10 p.m. (Nov. 10)

A carjacking suspect was caught this afternoon hiding inside a vacant house after a police pursuit ended in a car crash.

Pursuit in Dayton ends in crash

Police are still looking for other suspects who stole a car at gunpoint from a man in the area of Hoover and Gettysburg avenues about 2:10 p.m., Dayton police Lt. Eric Sheldon said.

“There were several suspects that robbed the owner at gunpoint,” he said.

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Dayton police spotted the stolen car in the area of James H. McGee Boulevard and Gettysburg Avenue. At that point, only the driver was in the car, Sheldon said.

“They attempted to apprehend the driver. He fled and then officers chased the suspect in their vehicles and it ended up here at Cornell (Drive) and Tennyson (Avenue) where it crashed into a fence.

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“The driver of the vehicle fled on foot and some of our officers were able to locate him hiding in a vacant house,” Sheldon said.

No one was injured, but the stolen car and a police cruiser had to be towed. The cruiser was damaged after the chase went off the road through a field when it hit a curb.

The name and age of the suspect arrested has not yet been released. Police said the suspects likely would face aggravated robbery charges.

FIRST REPORT

A police chase has ended with a crash in the area of Tennyson Avenue and Cornell Drive, according to initial reports.

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The crash was reported about 3:45 p.m.

We’re working to learn more.

20 hours of community service for students in Lebanon High knife case

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 11:42 AM
Updated: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 2:39 PM


            Two Lebanon boys were ordered to complete 20 hours of community service as part of their punishment for involvement in an incident during which three knives were carried into Lebanon High School. Judge Joseph Kirby also barred them from possessing weapons, ordered them to pay $65 in court costs and suspended 90-day sentences in local detention during a hearing Warren County Juvenile Court.
Two Lebanon boys were ordered to complete 20 hours of community service as part of their punishment for involvement in an incident during which three knives were carried into Lebanon High School. Judge Joseph Kirby also barred them from possessing weapons, ordered them to pay $65 in court costs and suspended 90-day sentences in local detention during a hearing Warren County Juvenile Court.

Two Lebanon boys were each ordered to complete 20 hours of community service as part of their punishment for involvement in an incident during which three knives were carried into Lebanon High School.

During a court hearing today, Warren County Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Kirby also barred them from possessing weapons, ordered them to pay $65 in court costs, placed them on probation and suspended 90-day sentences in local detention.

The judge referred to cases of violence involving weapons across the country.

RELATED: Lebanon student detained after knife incident at school

“Nobody knows who’s capable of doing something that’s going to make the headlines,” Kirby said.

The boys — one a 15-year-old from Lebanon, the other a 17-year-old from Clearcreek Twp. — admitted to attempting to convey a deadly weapon into a school safety zone.

One said he carried a box-cutter knife into school to sell to another student. The other said he kept in his locker three knives confiscated during the investigation.

They were charged on Oct. 6, several weeks after another boy who was sentenced last week in his case.

RELATED: Two more charged with bringing knives to Lebanon High School

The boy in the earlier case was originally charged with threatening another student with the knife, and he later admitted that he brought a knife to the high school on Sept. 15 to protect himself from another student.

Last Monday, he was placed on probation and ordered to complete 30 hours of community service for conveying a deadly weapon in a school safety zone.

RELATED: Lebanon student detained after knife incident at school

Unlike in the case of the first boy charged, Lebanon Officer Stephen Drake said in his complaints the two boys in court Monday “did bring a knife to Lebanon High School, but did not threaten anyone. Warren County wanted charges filed.”

After the Sept. 15 incident, school officials reported finding multiple knives after students reported that they had either seen or heard about the knives.