Police investigate break-in at Huber Heights Sprint store

Published: Saturday, September 30, 2017 @ 5:11 AM
Updated: Saturday, September 30, 2017 @ 5:30 AM

Sprint Break In Huber Heights

UPDATE @ 5:25 a.m.

Police confirmed two phones were stolen after a break-in at a Sprint store in Huber Heights. 

Huber Heights police are investigating the break-in that happened early Saturday morning. 

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Huber Heights police are investigating a break-in at a Sprint store on Old Troy Pike from early Saturday morning. 

Reports indicate that a suspect or suspects used a rock to break in the door at the store to get inside. 

It wasn’t immediately known whether anything was stolen. 

We have crews on the scene and are working to learn more. 

Judge resigns after sending woman to jail over perjury, traffic ticket

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 9:08 AM

Decatur Municipal Court Judge Lindsay Jones poses in this undated photo. (WSBTV)
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Decatur Municipal Court Judge Lindsay Jones poses in this undated photo. (WSBTV)(WSBTV)

A Decatur municipal court judge has resigned after jailing a woman for perjury, saying she’d lied about a traffic ticket.

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Judge Lindsay Jones offered his resignation to Decatur Chief Municipal Judge Rhathelia Stroud on Wednesday, Decatur City Manager Peggy Merriss told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jones had earlier told The AJC he was not stepping down.

The controversy began when Shari Hurston Tatum appeared in court Nov. 8 for a traffic ticket. She waived her right to an attorney and jury trial, but demanded a bench hearing, Jones said.

When Tatum reappeared in court Wednesday for that hearing, Jones played video of the traffic incident and decided Tatum was guilty of blocking the intersection and further that Tatum was guilty of perjury. He sentenced her to two days in jail.

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“Tatum’s perjury was characterized as misbehavior before the court, and treated as a contempt of court process, for which she was sentenced to two days in jail,” Jones said.

Tatum said she was embarrassed and ended up spending her 20th wedding anniversary in jail.

After The AJC on Thursday published an article about the incident, Jones sent a letter refuting the idea that he had resigned. 

“I have not offered my resignation to Ms. Merris or the City Commission, nor have I spoken with Ms. Merris or the Commissioners as of this date relating to my judgeship,” Jones wrote on Thursday.

But Decatur officials say Jones had resigned verbally in conversation the day before with Stroud.

“After listening to his report and sharing my concerns and subsequent expectations for what had gone forth in the Court earlier, Judge Jones tendered his verbal resignation to me last night,” Stroud said in an email to Merriss.

Stroud further said she accepted the resignation immediately on behalf of the city.

Jones said on Sunday he meant only to maintain that he would not change his order in Tatum’s case and that he intended to seek further clarification from Stroud.

“I had no intent to offer the resignation of my position to Judge Stroud, I was merely expressing my intent do so in the future if the political pressures being exerting upon me to change my order were to persist,” Jones wrote.

Based on his resignation, Jones is no longer a member of the City of Decatur Municipal Court, Merriss said.

Police arrest, release 2 in slaying of Dayton man found shot in his home

Published: Friday, December 08, 2017 @ 1:31 PM
Updated: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 6:48 PM

Police arrest, release 2 in slaying of Dayton man found shot in his home

UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m. (Dec. 11): Police now say two young men arrested in the investigation of a homicide on Grafton Avenue have been released pending further investigation. 

They were booked into the Montgomery County Jail on Friday on suspicion of murder. They were released Sunday, according to Dayton police homicide investigators. 

Neither man has been formally charged, according to the county prosecutor's office, in the death of Sayed Villanueva, 42, who was found dead Friday afternoon on the second floor of the house in the 1100 block of Grafton.

According to the autopsy report, Villanueva had been shot in the neck.

Sayed Villanueva (Courtesy/Family)

Monday, his fiance said she is confident the person or persons responsible will be caught and that justice will be served. 

"I don't know whether or not it will be served today but it will definitely be served," Tawana Callaway said. "It will come, you will get your time, trust and believe that, you will get your time because he did not deserve this," she said.

Multiple people were detained and questioned after Villanueva was found by family members shortly before 1 p.m.

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Woman who posed as boy to date Springboro girl in 2010 wanted again

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 4:49 PM


            Patricia Dye in 2012 posed as teenage boy to have sex with a girl in Warren County, prosecutors said. Dye was released from prison in 2010 and moved to Middletown, but then went west without registering her address. Butler County Sheriff’s deputies retrieved her after the federal authorities located her in Orick, California. She is wanted again for failing to report a change of address. FILE
Patricia Dye in 2012 posed as teenage boy to have sex with a girl in Warren County, prosecutors said. Dye was released from prison in 2010 and moved to Middletown, but then went west without registering her address. Butler County Sheriff’s deputies retrieved her after the federal authorities located her in Orick, California. She is wanted again for failing to report a change of address. FILE

Area authorities are looking for Patricia J. Dye again.

Dye, 38, is accused of failing since June 21 to record a change of address as required because she is a registered sex offender.

Dye was wanted by Butler County in 2012 until sheriff’s deputies brought her back from Orick, California.

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Dye went there when she was released from the Warren County Jail in 2010 after serving six months for contributing to the delinquency of a child, sexual imposition and attempted sexual imposition.

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She was arrested after posing as teenage boy named Matt Abrams to build a sexual relationship with a Springboro girl, investigators said. After her release she moved to Middletown, but then moved west without registering her address.

She was “at large” on Monday, according to Warren County authorities, charged with failing to provide notice of a change of address, a fourth-degree felony.

Wright State ordered to pay $91K to doctor facing sex charges

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 2:06 PM

Former Children’s doctor arraigned in court

An arbitrator has ordered Wright State University to pay $91,799 to a former Dayton Children’s Hospital doctor who was fired amid an investigation into whether he inappropriately touched the breasts of two female patients.

The allegations led to four counts of felony gross sexual imposition against the doctor, Arun Aggarwal, filed in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court this year. He has pleaded not guilty and has a trial scheduled in January.

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Aggarwal practiced medicine at Dayton Children’s Hospital but was employed by the WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine under a contract between the hospital and the school.

He was fired from WSU in September 2015 after his admitting privileges lapsed from the hospital while he was on paid leave during a Dayton police investigation, according to court records. The university told him hospital privileges were a requirement for his employment.

“That was improper and an effective termination of claimant’s employment without affording him the due process right to which he was entitled,” wrote arbitrator Michael Jordan.

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Jordan decided Aggarwal should be paid through his three-year contract ending in June 2016, plus interest. That comes out to $10,534 in State Teachers Retirement System pension payments and $81,264 in salary and other fringe benefits.

The arbitration decision is subject to appeal, Wright State officials said when asked for comment Monday.

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“The arbitration is part of an ongoing federal court case,” WSU spokesman Seth Bauguess wrote in a statement. “Consistent with its long-established practice, Wright State does not comment on pending litigation.”

Reached for comment Monday, Aggarwal's attorney James Fleisher said the arbitrator's decision speaks for itself and they are awaiting Judge Thomas Rose to confirm the award.

Aggarwal filed the lawsuit that led to the arbitrator’s decision in October 2015 alleging wrongful termination. His contract required the dispute to go to binding arbitration.

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The arbitrator noted that university administrators were aware of the allegations against Aggarwal — incidents were reported in January and November 2014 — well before the police investigation led to his suspension in June 2015.

“At the time in question, with respect to the inappropriate sexual contact, there were only allegations,” Jordan wrote in a decision filed with the court Nov. 27, 2017. “(Hospital and university officials) had investigated the incidents and determined that no report needed to be made.”

Using police records, the Dayton Daily News reported in April 2017 that university and hospital administrators were aware of the alleged incidents and opted not to report them to law enforcement, instead issuing him a warning after the first complaint and requiring him to have a chaperone with young female patients after the second.

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In January 2015, a hospital supervisor notified police on her own, starting the police probe. Initially, no charges were filed, but the State Medical Board of Ohio revoked his license in May 2017. A grand jury indicted Aggarwal in August.