Police search for suspects in Cedarville credit card scam

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

Courtesy Cedarville Police Department 
(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.


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.

(Courtesy Cedarville Police Department)

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.

(Courtesy Cedarville Police Department)

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.

(Courtesy Cedarville Police Department)

(Courtesy Cedarville Police Department)
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7-year-old takes wheel, crashes into ambulance after father allegedly overdoses on opioids

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 6:06 AM

Child at steering wheel of car (stock photo).
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A father in New York faces DUI charges after police said his 7-year-old daughter took the wheel of a car when he overdosed on opioids

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Officers said Eric Roman was unconscious in the driver’s seat while his daughter sat on his lap to try to steer the car to safety, WCBS reports. The car crashed into the back of a FDNY ambulance in Brooklyn around 5 p.m. last Thursday.

“When we asked her what happened, she said, ‘My dad was sleeping so I was going to finish driving him home,’" an emergency medical technician at the scene told the New York Daily News. “There’s no way her feet could reach the pedals. We were turning with her, telling her to pull over, waving our arms wildly at her, but she wasn’t pulling over.”

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Officials told WCBS that medical responders had to revive Roman with Narcan and then took him to a local hospital. Both Roman and the girl are reported to be OK, according to WCBS.

It is still unknown how the girl got into the driver’s seat, but she allegedly told medics that she was in the back seat when her dad passed out, according to the New York Daily News

Police arrested Roman on charges of driving while intoxicated, acting in a manner injurious to a child, and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, WCBS reports. 

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Convicted pedophile priest Paul Shanley to be released from prison

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 2:14 AM

FILE--In this Feb. 15, 2005 file photo defrocked priest Paul Shanley is led from Middlesex Superior Court in Cambridge, Mass. in handcuffs following his sentence of 12 to 15 years in prison for raping a boy repeatedly in the 1980s. Prosecutors in Massachusetts say that Shanley, one of the most notorious figures in the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal, has completed his sentence on child rape charges and will be released from prison this week. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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FILE--In this Feb. 15, 2005 file photo defrocked priest Paul Shanley is led from Middlesex Superior Court in Cambridge, Mass. in handcuffs following his sentence of 12 to 15 years in prison for raping a boy repeatedly in the 1980s. Prosecutors in Massachusetts say that Shanley, one of the most notorious figures in the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal, has completed his sentence on child rape charges and will be released from prison this week. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)(Charles Krupa/AP)

Convicted pedophile and defrocked priest Paul Shanley is set to be released from prison Friday.

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In 2005, Shanley was convicted of two counts of child rape and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child. The abuse happened between 1983 and 1989 at St. Jean's Church in Newton, Massachusetts. Shanley, now 86 years old, was sentenced to a 12- to 15-year prison sentence. He will be released on Friday and begin 10 years of supervised probation and cannot have contact with children under the age of 16.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan released a statement to WFXT:

“The Commonwealth is not legally permitted to seek that Shanley be confined further without expert testimony that he meets the legal criteria for civil confinement as a sexually dangerous person. To that end we hired two qualified examiners. We are awaiting their final reports; however, both doctors have informed us that they have concluded that Shanley does not satisfy the legal criteria for a petition to be filed.

"The defendant will be monitored by the probation department for the next ten years and has been ordered to have no contact with children under sixteen years of age. Our office continues to provide support and assistance to the victims in this matter.”

Other priest abuse victims are fighting his release, saying he is still a danger to the public.

"He sexually abused children for decades upon decades... dozens upon dozens of children. Why would he change now?" said Mitchell Garabedian, lawyer for victims. 

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SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, agrees with Garabedian, saying in a statement:

"While we understand and respect the American judicial system, we fear for the safety of children now that Shanley has been released.

"Research and experience teach us that age does not cure pedophilia. Often age gives predators an advantage. People may see an old man and assume he is harmless. That is not the case.

"The Catholic Church has many treatment facilities for clergy and former clergy with sexual issues. We hope that they will insist Shanley live in a facility where he can receive treatment and where he will have no access to children."

The Archdiocese of Boston sent WFXT the following statement about Shanley's release:

"Paul Shanley's crimes against children were reprehensible. No young person should ever have to experience such violations of their safety and dignity. We continue to assure all victims of abuse of our prayers and our concern. 

"Any person who has been harmed by clergy sexual abuse, and in particular those who may need additional support at this time, are encouraged to contact the Archdiocese's Office of Pastoral Support and Outreach at 617-746-5995."


Dixie Twin Drive-in armed robbery suspect empties register

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 12:40 AM

Robbery reported at Dixie Twin Drive-In

Police are seeking a gunman who robbed a drive-in movie theater early today in Harrison Twp.

The armed robbery suspect was wearing all black clothing and a black mask when around 12:30 a.m. he displayed a black handgun to workers at the box office of the Dixie Twin Drive-In, 6201 N. Dixie Drive. He fled with all the contents in the register, according to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch reports.

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The suspect, described as approximately 6 feet tall with a stocky build who weighs about 200 pounds, fled northeast through the woods toward Miller Lane, according to the dispatch center.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

No verdict tonight in heroin-related death; Jury resumes talks Thursday

Published: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 11:14 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 10:07 PM

Freddie Green faces up to 15 years to life in prison if convicted of murdering his father.

UPDATE @ 9 p.m.: 

The jury was unable to reach a verdict. Deliberations are to continue Thursday.

UPDATE @ 8:25 p.m.:

A judge is allowing a jury in a Warren County murder trial to deliberate up to 9 p.m.


A jury is deliberating in the murder trial of a Lebanon man accused of killing his father in December in Warren County.

Freddie Green, 42, is accused in the Dec. 2 fatal shooting of his father, Sidney Green, 64, in a rented home they shared in Lebanon.

The jury began deliberations at 10:57 a.m. Wednesday, the third day of the trial in Warren County Common Pleas Court.

On Tuesday while testifying, Green admitted waiting four hours, during which time he drove to Dayton for heroin, before calling 911 for help for his father.

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Green said he planned to commit suicide with the drugs.

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Green said he was unsure what to do after shooting his father out of fear he would pull out another gun after they struggled in the bedroom of a duplex in Lebanon.

A syringe containing the illegal drugs was found in the kitchen when police arrived to find Sidney Green dead in the bedroom from a single gunshot to the back of his head.

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Green is charged with murder and felonious assault.

If convicted, he faces as much as 15 years to life in prison.

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His father was one of six victims of deadly domestic violence in the last half of 2016 in Warren County.