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Published: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 @ 7:45 AM
— A former Springfield Twp. firefighter instructor accused of sexually abusing multiple teen boys over several years has been indicted.
Jonathan Scott Monroe of Springfield has been indicted on charges of rape, gross sexual imposition, three counts of sexual battery, three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and compelling prostitution.
He showed up to the Springfield Police Division in April and allegedly confessed to assaulting multiple teenage boys he met through the cadet program at the fire department, according to court records.
The charges involve four victims — who now are 15 years to 17 years old — under whom he had authority as their training instructor.
Monroe resigned from his position at the fire department by sending an email to the fire chief on April 6, Springfield Twp. Trustee Tim Foley said.
EARLIER COVERAGE: Police: Springfield Twp. firefighter ‘tearful’ during alleged confession
A Clark County Grand Jury also returned the following indictments:
Marshall A. Hall, 34, 2740 Conastoga St.: Two counts of domestic violence.
Cody Johnathan Hatfield, 24, at large: Robbery.
Daniel Lee Crim, 29, at large: Receiving stolen property.
Virginia May Hennis, 31, 1726 Tarimore Drive: Endangering children.
Antone Maurice Youngblood III, 22, 913 Drexel: Two counts of aggravated robbery.
Calvin V. Mitchell, 46, 415 E. Liberty St.: Failure to comply with order or signal of police officer.
Robert Jeffrey Hartman, 52, 825 E. High St.: Robbery.
Joe Kelly Frederick Gohl, 21, 1730 Rutland Avenue: Discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises, improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle.
Dennis Baisden Jr., 66, 2034 N. Hadley Road: Two counts of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 11:12 PM
DAYTON — Crews were called late Friday night to a fire at a vacant house.
Flames were shooting from the two-story house when crews were called around 11 p.m. to 917 Lorain Ave.
We are on the way and will update this report as we learn details.
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Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 9:35 AM
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 9:00 PM
BUTLER COUNTY — UPDATE @ 9 p.m.
The owner of two emaciated dogs was arrested Friday night and charged with animal cruelty, according to Butler County Dog Warden & Humane Officers.
The “finder” of the dogs turned out to be the owner of the two female dogs that were brought Thursday morning by animal control officers to the Animal Friends Humane Society.
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones identified 42-year-old Brian Trauthwein as the owner of the two dogs: Porche, a fawn/white boxer; and Chloe, a black/white pit bull mix.
The Butler County Dog Warden & Humane Officers are reaching out to the community via Facebook to find the owners of two emaciated dogs.
The two dogs are female and appear to be older. One of the two appears to be extremely malnourished. They were found Thursday in the 1000 Block of Franklin Street in Hamilton.
“These dogs are safe at the Humane Society and are receiving medical treatment, but they have a long way to go,” the warden posted to Facebook.
One of the dogs needs timed feeding and monitoring and is receiving special treatment and care at the home of a deputy dog warden, the post said.
Those who feel they have information on who the owner is of either dog are asked to contact Supervisor Kurt Merbs at 513-785-6542.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 11:53 PM
JEFFERSON TWP. — Police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a man Friday night as he was was walking on Maeder Avenue.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched around 9:35 p.m. to the 20 block of Maeder Avenue, just off West Third St.
The victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. The stab would is not life-threatening, deputies said.
The incident remains under investigation.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:31 PM
DAYTON — A man who was shot in the arm tonight ran inside his mother’s house.
Police and medics were called around 6:35 p.m. to the 3100 block of East Third Street after a woman said her son was shot and was bleeding profusely.
He was taken by medics to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.
The man told police he shot himself in the 2800 block of East Third Street, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center. The area outside a home near the corner of East Third and Jersey streets was surrounded in yellow police tape.
The man’s name and age were not available.
A woman inside a residence where the shooting happened had a broken nose, and police said it’s under investigation whether the man shot himself.