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Police search for suspects in Cedarville credit card scam

Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 6:05 AM



Courtesy Cedarville Police Department 

UPDATE @ 5 p.m (Mar. 17)

Cedarville Police are still looking for a pair of suspects that continue to use stolen credit card information in the area.

The pair has reportedly encrypted small cards with the stolen information and are using those cards at stores such as Wal-Mart or Kroger. The pair then utilizes the self check out options and swipe multiple cards until one of them works. 

If you have any information regarding the suspects pictured you are asked to call Cedarville Police at (937) 766-2881.

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CEDARVILLE — The Cedarville Police Department is searching for suspects involved in a recent credit card scam. 

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Several individuals in Greene County were defrauded after the suspects copied credit card numbers and potentially used a counterfeit telecommunications device allowing victims to incur charges without their knowledge or consent, according to police.

These suspects were recorded using counterfeit credit cards at shopping centers and superstores in the area, according to police.

The suspects typically use self-checkout lanes and potentially use more than one card. The cards used by the suspects usually do not include a chip.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects or has information is asked to contact the Cedarville Police Department at 937-766-5205, Greene County Sheriff’s Office 937- 376-5111 or your local police department.

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Child sex abuse case surfaces after girl looks up porn at school, police say

Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 3:14 AM

Anthony Garay, 31
Bexar County Sheriff's Office

A Texas man is facing child sex abuse charges after a girl was caught accessing pornography on a school iPad to learn more about what he does to her, according to an affidavit filed by police.

The 9-year-old told a teacher at San Antonio’s Elm Creek Elementary School that Anthony Garay sexually abused her "all the time at night," according to KSAT and the Houston Chronicle.

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The shocked teacher reportedly called Child Protective Services, who interviewed the child. After the interview, police arrested Garay, 31. He’s been investigated – but not charged – by CPS in prior sexual abuse cases.

Garay was subsequently charged with a first-degree felony for continuous sexual abuse of a child. He is being held on $75,000 bond in the Bexar County Jail.

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Mom who police said killed her kids tied to second molestation report

Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 4:39 PM

The Dayton mother charged in the shooting deaths of two of her children has been connected to a second report that her young son was molested.

Neither report was determined to have enough evidence for prosecutors to support charges, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

Claudena M. Helton, 30, is accused of shooting 8-year-old Khmorra and 6-year-old Kaiden Helton in the head on May 18. Both children died Sunday at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

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An October 2015 Dayton police report from the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery lists Helton as the complainant.

A search warrant affidavit filed then said a 4-year-old boy reported to his mother that he had been touched sexually in a bathroom at the Boonshoft on Oct. 2, 2015.

The employee, whose name was not reported because no criminal charges had been filed, was placed on administrative leave during the investigation.

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“In February 2016 it was determined that there was insufficient evidence to support the filing of any felony charges,” said Greg Flannagan, spokesman with the prosecutor’s office.

According to the affidavit, Dayton police Detective Elizabeth Alley said she spoke with a Dayton Children’s Hospital social worker on Oct. 5 about a 4-year-old boy’s report to his mother that he had been touched sexually in a bathroom at the Boonshoft on Oct. 2.

The social worker told Alley she spoke with the boy at a hospital emergency room.

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The boy’s mother told the social worker her son came home from school that day upset and told her the employee gave him a bear hug while in the bathroom, “unzipped his pants, put his hands down [the child’s] pants” and touched his penis.

The boy said that when he exited the bathroom, he told his teacher, who said she would call his mother, according to the affidavit.

Police searched the museum on Oct. 9, seizing several items including a desktop computer and the personnel file of the accused employee, the affidavit said.

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A Trotwood police report said her son claimed to have been the victim of a sexually related offense at his school last winter.

In February, Trotwood police opened an investigation after Kaiden said he was touched inappropriately by a school janitor, and that the janitor at Mother Brunner Catholic School sexually pleasured himself in front of Kaiden.

Legal authorities said this week that the complaint was investigated and charges were refused by prosecutors because of insufficient evidence. A Trotwood police Captain said the department did find out about the Boonshoft allegations as part of their investigation.

This news organization has been unable to contact either of the uncharged employees suspected of the alleged contact with Kaiden Helton because we have not been able to confirm their identities.

Local agency warns about Blue Whale Challenge app

Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 12:02 PM

DAYTON — Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Services is cautioning residents about the Blue Whale Challenge app which they say is targeting youth and has been linked to the deaths of more than 100 people.

The app, created in 2013, has used horrifying videos to lure children into the app before psychologically manipulating them.

The app, which has been removed Apple’s iOS store and Google Play store, includes a 50-day challenge asking users to complete tasks that range from listening to music to causing self-harm.

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The app also can be very difficult to remove once installed.

The app has been reported to hack into the user’s personal information that administrators use to threaten the player's family or releases personal information until the player ends his or her life.

Severed animal heads on Florida road was ‘cleansing ritual,' deputies say

Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 10:37 AM

Volusia County deputies are investigating after nine severed animal heads were found on the side of a Florida road.
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Volusia County deputies are investigating after nine severed animal heads were found on the side of a Florida road.  

The gruesome discovery was made last week.

Investigators said that they think the animals were part of a "cleansing ritual."

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The bodies of animals were found underneath an upside down recycle bin by a woman riding her bike.

Investigators said a family told them they killed the five chickens, two pigeons, one goat and a turtle to cleanse a man of his schizophrenic thoughts. All the animals were missing their heads.

Court records showed the man the ritual was being performed on was arrested for animal cruelty last year for hanging a dog, investigators said.  

He pleaded no contest to the charge.  

An official with the sheriff's office told Eyewitness News that it is still investigating the case, and charges may be filed.

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