Police planning more patrols for St. Patrick’s Day weekend

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 12:17 PM
Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 12:17 PM

There will be more police officers, deputies and state troopers on the roadways in Montgomery and Greene counties this St. Patrick’s weekend watching for folks who opt to imbibe and drive.

“Plan ahead. Drink where you stay. Call a cab. Call a friend,” Lt. Douglas L. Eck, the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Xenia post commander, said.”If you hurt somebody while driving impaired, an OVI (operating a vehicle impaired) can be a felony. You can go to jail.”

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the highway patrol and the Montgomery County Combined Agency Task Force plans to hold a sobriety checkpoint in Harrison Twp. this weekend. The exact location is expected to be announced today.

Ten additional Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies also will be on patrol from Friday to Sunday as part of a saturation patrol, Major Daryl Wilson of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies will be looking for OVI offenses, seat belt violations and other violations that contribute to serious and fatal crashes such as distracted drivers.

“St. Patrick’s Day is a big drinking day where ever you are,” Wilson said. “We’re not saying don’t drink. We’re saying, use good judgement when getting behind the wheel of a vehicle.”

Major Eric Spicer of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, said a sobriety checkpoint also will be held in Beavercreek near the Greene Towne Center on Saturday.

Throughout 2012 troopers made 24,520 OVI arrests statewide. Of those, nearly one in four – 23 percent – included a speed violation and 17 percent included a violation for driving without a valid driver license.There were 458 alcohol related crashes last year, including 20 fatalities, according to the Ohio Department of Public Safety,

Man accused of killing dog to avenge pet cat's death

Published: Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 8:47 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 8:47 AM

            Man accused of killing dog to avenge pet cat's death

Police arrested an Oklahoma man Friday after he allegedly killed a dog in retaliation for the death of his cat.

Officers say Darren White, 36, ran over a dog with his truck and then beat it with a baseball bat in north Tulsa Friday afternoon.

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Witnesses say White went after a second dog in his truck and even tried to beat the dead dog again with the bat before he was stopped.

White was charged with cruelty to animals and released on a $2,000 bond. He is scheduled for a March 3 court date.

Florida teen accused of fatally shooting friend while playing with gun

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 6:35 PM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 6:35 PM

            Florida teen accused of fatally shooting friend while playing with gun

Three young men were hanging out when one accidentally shot another, according to WPLG

WFOR reported that Brandon Velez, 19, and Bobby Duverny, 20, were in a friend’s bedroom when they got their hands on a gun. 

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According to police, Velez was allegedly pointing the gun at Duverny, who grabbed the barrel, which caused the gun to discharge. 

The third friend called 911, but Duverny died at the scene.

Velez was found at his house where he admitted to trying to burn the clothes he had been wearing and dispose of the gun. He confessed to the shooting and is now facing charges of manslaughter with deadly weapon. 

WPLG reported Velez was out of jail on bond for other charges before the incident.

Georgia man dies after deputy shocks him with Taser

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 6:02 PM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 6:02 PM

            Georgia man dies after deputy shocks him with Taser

A suspect has died after he was shocked with a Taser by deputies executing a search warrant. 

Butts County deputies executed a narcotics and meth search warrant around 5 a.m. Friday at a home near Jackson, Georgia.

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There was an altercation between deputies and the suspect, Douglas Tanner, 53. 

A deputy shocked Tanner with a Taser. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. 

Neighbor Ronald Ball told WSB-TV he had no idea there was a suspected meth lab just a few doors down. 

"I'm just totally surprised. Wow," he said. 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident. 

Deputies injured while arresting drug suspect

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 5:29 PM

Deputies injured while arresting drug suspect

An individual is in jail and sheriff’s deputies were treated after being injured in the man’s arrest. 

Around 11:45 a.m. Friday, Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies from the Jefferson Twp. substation were called to the area of Rossiter Drive and Dayton-Liberty Road for an illegal drug transaction.

Deputies in the area found an individual that matched the suspect’s description. The man fled on foot and a short pursuit ensued.

The suspect, who has not been identified, reportedly ran into a house on Hagen Avenue, and when deputies followed him inside, he assaulted the deputies, according to a media release.

During the investigation, deputies found illegal narcotics and a large amount of cash on the subject.

“During a search of the residence, a large amount of U.S. currency was located along with a gun, additional narcotics and drug paraphernalia,” according to a release written by Sgt. Papanek. “The suspect was charged with numerous felony violations and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.”

The arresting deputies were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.