Trying to slip away with KY jelly

Published: Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 5:11 PM
Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 5:11 PM

BUTLER TWP., Montgomery County – While a woman he apparently knew very well was checking out at a big box department store, a male was seen opening a box of KY jelly and slipping it into his pocket just after 2 a.m.

He joined the female at the checkout lane, but did not offer to pay for the jelly.

Apprehended, the subject was found to have a warrant through Fairborn Police for domestic violence with a Temporary Protection Order violation. Now, he had a complaint for theft, and a trespass notice as well.

Another discovery came while he was being handcuffed as three pairs of ladies panties were found in his pocket, untagged. The store employee did not recognize them as a brand sold there, and the subject said they belonged to him, although he did not say why he needed extras on a shopping trip.

On the way to jail, the subject said the store employee was stupid, since the subject did steal the panties from the store. There was no indication of what size he wore.

Dayton boy, allegedly killed by mom, claimed he was molested by school janitor

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 4:39 PM

The Dayton mother accused of shooting and killing two of her children said she did it to “save them from the evils of the world,” according to court documents.

Claudena Helton’s children, Khmorra, 8, and Kaiden, 6, died Sunday at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Those court documents do not shed light on what Claudena Helton meant by the statement.

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But a Trotwood police report obtained by this news organization states that her 6-year-old son claimed to have been the victim of a sexually related offense at his school last winter. Legal authorities said this week that the complaint was investigated and charges were refused by prosecutors because of insufficient evidence.

In February, Trotwood police opened an investigation after Kaiden said he was touched inappropriately by a school janitor, and that the janitor sexually pleasured himself in front of Kaiden, according to a Feb. 14 police report. Kaiden was a student at Mother Brunner Catholic School, 4870 Denlinger Road.

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Spokesman Dan Andriacco said the Archdiocese of Cincinnati first heard about the case when police came to the school to investigate a complaint made by Claudena Helton.

“The janitor was immediately put on leave until the police resolve this,” Andriacco said Monday. He said the worker is “a longtime employee.”

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This news organization could not reach the uncharged employee, whose name was not listed in the police report nor provided by the school.

The principal of Mother Brunner received an email Monday from an investigator in the Montgomery County prosecutor’s office saying they’re not going forward with the case, Andriacco said.

Trotwood police Capt. Dan Heath said charges in the case were refused on the first presentation to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office because of insufficient evidence.

The boy’s claim also was being reviewed by CARE House and children services. Representatives of all the groups were supposed to meet with Claudena Helton last week to discuss how and whether to proceed, Heath said, but the meeting had to be rescheduled because not everyone could attend. Their meeting was rescheduled for Monday, but that meeting did not take place since Helton now is incarcerated, Heath said.

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“There will be a debriefing about what course, if any, to take on this,” Heath said.

The case is not officially closed, Heath said.

Andriacco said all archdiocesan employees are vetted when hired. He said there were no sex offenses or offenses involving children in the janitor’s past.

“I don’t see any reason why (the janitor) would not return,” Andriacco said. “It’s always been the expectation that as soon as this was cleared away, he’d be returned to service.”

Florida man accused of nearly beating dog named Elizabeth Taylor to death

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 2:10 PM

A Florida man is facing charges that he nearly beat to death a dog named Elizabeth Taylor, according to an arrest report.

Jason Robert Snead, 40, is facing charges of animal cruelty, possessing a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug equipment and is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $9,000 bail.

The dog, a 2-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, has a fractured skull, according to Animal Care and Control Capt. Dave Walesky.

“We’re hoping she makes a full recovery, but she’s not in the clear yet,” Walesky said late Monday.

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Snead was seen by a witness and caught on surveillance video brutally beating the dog outside a car dealership in Palm Springs , the report said.

The video appears to show Snead kicking, punching and “aggressively swinging” the dog against the inside the vehicle, the report said.

A witness told Palm Springs police that the dog looked “lifeless” as Snead swung it around by its leash.

Snead told police that the dog, which belongs to his girlfriend, was injured when he was forced to brake hard while driving. Snead said he hit his lip against the steering wheel while braking, but the report states the man “did not exhibit any injuries to his face consistent with his story.”

During a search of Snead’s vehicle, 0.5 grams of methamphetamine, a glass pipe, multiple syringes and a straw with drug residue were found, the report said.

Of the methamphetamine discovered in the vehicle, Snead allegedly told Palm Springs police: “Off the record, I started today.”

Walesky said that Snead’s girlfriend originally agreed to renounce ownership of the dog, but changed her mind Monday. Walesky said the agency will not willingly give the dog back to the woman and will go to court to remove it from her custody.

The dog is under the care of a private veterinarian, Walesky said.

Elizabeth Taylor weighs 8 pounds. The arrest report lists Snead as 6 feet 5 inches and 200 pounds.

Who are key players in Kettering homicide case of Fairmont teen?

Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 8:31 AM

            Ronnie Bowers was shot to death Sept. 4, 2016, an innocent victim in a dispute between two groups of people, according to Kettering police.

Seventeen-year-old Kylen Jamal Gregory faces murder charges in the Kettering shooting death of Fairmont High School junior Ronnie Bowers last Labor Day weekend.

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Depending on a judge’s decision, the Kettering defendant could face those charges in adult court. Since late October, prosecutors have sought adult charges in connection with the Sept. 4 shooting on Willowdale Avenue that – two days later when Bowers died – became Kettering’s first gun-related homicide since 2007.

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The case has revolved around Bowers and Gregory, who by all accounts were strangers. But for more than eight months, several other people have had an impact. They include:

-Two teen witnesses. Kettering residents ages 16 and 14 at the time of the shooting, both males testified under a sealed plea agreement. Both said they were with Gregory when a dispute occurred at AlterFest earlier that night between their group of five and Bowers’ friends.

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Both said their group tracked Bowers – who neither knew - and his friends to Willowdale. Both said they saw Gregory fire a shot toward Bowers’ Lexus as the victim sought to drive away. They were sentenced to the maximum punishment and may stay in custody until turning 21.

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-Judge Anthony Capizzi. Has used a broad authority to keep all defendants in custody since hours after the shooting. He has repeatedly pointed out a desire to protect the community and to protect the defendants from the community.

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-Benjamin Swift. Gregory’s counsel after the shooting, Swift sought a second psychological evaluation for his client. He also politely objected to the courtroom presence of something few – if any – court observers have ever seen: an urn holding the victim’s remains.

-Lynda Dodd. The lead prosecutor entered the case when it became apparent the county would seek to have Gregory’s case transferred to adult court. She has been the chief prosecutorial presence for most of the way.

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-Jessica Combs. The mother of the victim said shortly after her son’s death in September that she would seek to see that “justice is served.” Combs - along with several relatives and friends - has been a steady courtroom presence.

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Police: Manhunt underway for killers who lured 2 people in Craigslist-type transaction

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 7:06 PM

Sheriff Joe Chapman says two victims were lured to Walton County in Georgia for a Craigslist-type transaction and killed.

A multiagency manhunt is underway for the people who allegedly killed two men during a robbery in Georgia.

Sheriff Joe Chapman said the two men were lured to Clegg Farm Road in Social Circle, Georgia, on Monday to be robbed. They ended up being shot.

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Tire marks can be seen where a truck veered off the road and crashed into the fence. Investigators said the victims had posted something on a website -- it was that item the suspects were after.

“With the ambulance, the fire truck and the police tape going up, it looked more like a crime scene,” neighbor Larry Sneed said.

Sneed said the crash happened about 150 yards from his driveway. He said a truck had veered off the road and slammed into his neighbor’s fence.

“This is something more than a one-car accident,” Chapman said. “Two people had been shot. There were two fatalities.”

Chapman said the victims were lured to the county.

“Robbery. It was a transaction, some social media-type transaction, Craigslist-type situation,” Chapman said.

The sheriff said the two victims drove 75 miles from Meriwether County to sell an item they had advertised online. Something went wrong during the transaction and both men ended up shot to death, investigators said.

Chapman said a 16-year-old is in custody and charged with two counts of murder and aggravated assault.

Investigators don't think he acted alone.

“We're looking for any and all persons involved,” Chapman said. “It is a current and ongoing investigation continuing as we speak … one more, two or three more."

The sheriff has put up a $5,000 reward for an arrest and conviction.

“We're not Atlanta. This doesn't happen every day so (we’re putting) all effort we have into it,” Chapman said.

There are five agencies actively working on this case.

If anyone knows anything about this crime, they are asked to call the Walton County Sheriff's Office at (770) 267-6557 immediately.