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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20 pounds of marijuana, $15K seized in Trotwood raid

Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 8:59 PM

Steven Gambill

Detectives who raided a Trotwood house today seized 20 pounds of marijuana, $15,000 and a gun.

The raid of 7148 Post Town Road ended a monthlong drug trafficking investigation, according to the Montgomery County Regional Alcohol, Narcotics and Gun Enforcement task force, which had a search warrant to enter the residence.

Steven Gambill, 55, was arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of possession of drugs.

The case remains under investigation by the RANGE task force, according to the sheriff’s office. Anyone with tips, which are kept confidential, is urged to call the Narotic Hotlin at 937-225-6272.

Mother sought in connection with $300 million meth operation

Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 6:20 PM

Woman Sought in Connection With $300 Million Meth Operation in Ga.

Police are searching for a woman they suspect was linked to a major methamphetamine operation in North Georgia.

Last week, authorities seized $3 million worth of meth after a traffic stop.

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The investigation led authorities to several homes where they seized 30 kilograms of meth. Investigators said the multimillion-dollar ring is accused of processing liquid meth into crystal meth, according to a news release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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The ring has distributed 385 gallons of meth onto the streets, with an estimated value of more than $300 million, according to authorities. 

Authorities said Tuesday agents located a meth conversion lab in Dahlonega, Georgia, consistent with a conversion lab discovered last week. Officials said both properties are linked to Clara Catarino Mendoza, 32. They believe she has fled with her two children.

Ohio man accused of violating new state bestiality law

Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 6:57 PM

Scott Turner has a lengthy criminal record.

An Ohio man is accused of violating Ohio’s new law banning sex with animals, according to Cleveland Municipal Court records.

Scott Turner, 47, of Cleveland, was charged by a Cleveland Animal Protective League officer with engaging in sexual conduct with an animal, court records show. He has been ordered to appear in court Oct. 5 for a hearing on the second-degree misdemeanor charge.

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Cleveland.com reports that Turner may be the first person charged under the Ohio law, which took effect in March.

Turner is now accused of having oral sex with a dog he was caring for in May, according to a Cleveland.com report.

The law was approved in December, after efforts in 2011 and 2015 failed to garner enough support in the Ohio Legislature. At the time, Ohio was one of the few states that did not ban bestiality.

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Turner served 11 years in prison on multiple convictions, including rape and kidnapping, involving sex crimes against children. He went to prison in 2004 and was released under supervision in 2015, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Web site.

Turner is now accused of having oral sex with a dog he was caring for in May, according to a Cleveland.com report.

Police: 2 Hamilton banks robbed by same suspect

Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 5:58 PM
Updated: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 6:13 PM


Police are looking for the person suspected in two Hamilton bank robberies Thursday afternoon. 

The Fifth Third Bank at 902 NW Washington Blvd. was robbed at 3:56 pm., then at 4:10 p.m. the US Bank at 540 Main St. was robbed by the same man, according to Hamilton police.

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The suspect is described as a white man with dark facial hair. He was wearing a long-sleeved black shirt, black baseball cap and gray sweatpants.


Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to contact Hamilton Police at 513-868-5811, ext. 2007.