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Published: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 @ 3:24 PM
Updated: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 @ 10:17 AM
CLAY TWP., Montgomery County — UPDATE @10:13 a.m. 11/12
Christopher Biddle is listed in serious condition this morning following yesterday’s crash, according to a Miami Valley Hospital official.
The Ohio State Patrol intends to pursue criminal charges against the driver of a car that continued through a stop sign on North Diamond Mill and split another car in half on impact, sending that driver to Miami Valley Hospital suffering from serious injuries.
UPDATE @ 8:16 p.m.: The driver of the at-fault car is Kelly Hooks, 35, of Celina in Mercer County. She initially refused to answer questions, but later submitted to having a blood sample taken for evidence.
Her passenger was released and will not be charged, OSP Sgt. Frank Simmons said.
Christopher Biddle, the victim whose car was split in half, is 27 and from West Alexandria. His condition was not immediately known, but was believed to still be serious.
Simmons said OSP will be pursuing charges of aggravated vehicular assault and OVI.
UPDATE @ 5 p.m.: The driver of the car that ran through a stop sign on North Diamond Mill Road and split another car in half on impact was believed to be under the influence of heroin, Ohio Highway Patrol Sgt. Frank Simmons said.
The female driver was given a field sobriety test, he said, and that’s when troopers made their determination.
“My troopers have reason to believe she is under the influence of heroin at this time,” Simmons said. A subsequent search of the vehicle the female was driving turned up “some anti-heroin capsules.” That search did not initially locate any heroin, he said.
The female driver has been taken into custody. Her male passenger is being detained under investigative custody, Simmons said.
UPDATE @ 4:20 p.m.
The driver of a Honda Civic is in critical condition and is being transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital following a crash involving another car and a school bus on near North Diamond Mill and National roads.
The impact split the silver Civic in two.
Troopers say the driver of a Pontiac Grand Prix headed north on Diamond Mill ran a stop sign and hit the Civic, sending it in to a parked UPS truck. The Grand Prix then hit a Brookville school bus with 10 to 15 students on board. No students were injured and were put on to another bus to be taken home.
The driver of the Grand Prix was taken in to custody. It is not clear what charges the driver may face if any, or if speed, drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.
UPDATE @ 3:55 p.m.
A Brookville local school bus was apparently involved in the crash, but it does not appear to be damaged.
Early reports indicated there were no injuries on the bus. CareFlight landed in a field nearby.
Early reports indicated one person suffered serious injuries.
There appear to be four vehicles involved, including a UPS delivery van.
The car with the most damage appears to have been cut in half. The rear part of the vehicle is up against the UPS truck and the front of the vehicle is in the front yard near a utility pole.
A crash involving a bus has been reported at North Diamond Mill and National roads in Clay Twp.
Multiple medics and CareFlight were dispatched shortly after 3 p.m.
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 12:02 PM
BUTLER COUNTY — The owner of dogs that attacked miniature horses in St. Clair Twp. has pleaded guilty to failure to restrain the canines.
Terry Foister, of Wichita Drive, and formerly of Sipps Lane in St. Clair Twp., pleaded guilty in Hamilton Municipal Court today to the the minor misdemeanor. He was fined $150 by Judge Dan Gattermeyer.
For several days in December, Merbs was looking for two dogs that were part of an attack on pet horses in one week. Merbs said that sheriff’s office detectives questioned Foister, the suspected owner of the dogs, and he confessed the animals where his.
“He has no idea they were getting out or were going off the property,” Merbs said. He added Foister thought the dogs may have killed raccoons.
When Foister learned of the death of the horses, he killed the dogs, according to detectives.
A trio of dogs, described as either pit bulls or a pit bull mixed breed, attacked and killed one horse and mortally maimed another horse Dec. 16 at Mike Powell’s farm in the 1900 block of West Elkton Road, according to Merbs.
Eight-year-old Bella and 6-year-old Pablo died as a result of their injuries.
The remaining two dogs, one still stained with blood, attacked another miniature horse at a neighboring residence in the 2100 block of West Elkton.
“They went after his face and his tail. Just tore him up,” Howard Campbell told this news outlet about the attack on his miniature horse, Simon. “I was at work, my wife was out there. She was throwing rocks at (the dogs) trying to get them off (the horse).”
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 10:42 AM
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Police at the University of Central Florida are warning students to be on their guard after a woman said a man tried to assault her in a campus parking garage Monday.
UCF police said a woman who attends the university was approached around 6 p.m. by an unknown man who asked for help with his car in Garage C.
During the exchange, the man tried to touch the student's leg, police said, causing her to scream and run away.
UCF police issue warning after student says man tried to touch her leg in campus parking garage https://t.co/kRUDf1OjUB— WFTV Eyewitness News (@WFTV) January 23, 2018
The student immediately called police and described the man as 5 feet 7 inches tall. He was wearing glasses, a gray sweater and dark pants, she told authorities.
UCF police said the description of the incident closely matches two similar incidents that happened on campus within the past month and a half.
In December, a student reported that she was inappropriately grabbed by a man inside the Business Administration II building, the UCF Police Department said.
The student told investigators that the incident happened at about 5:50 p.m., UCF police spokeswoman Courtney Gilmartin said.
The man, who she did not know, was lingering near a vending machine and started talking to her before grabbing her, Gilmartin said.
"It's just unfortunate that we have to deal with that here at UCF. I feel like we're so close as a family and as a university. It's incredible that we have to do this," UCF student Ponatoyas Jusakus said.
Investigators said the woman ran from the building and reported the incident about an hour later.
The man was described as being dark-skinned with a thin build and about 5 feet 7 inches tall. He was wearing a gray hoodie and jeans at the time of the incident, police said.
A similar incident happened in the same building Dec. 4, Gilmartin said. The victim in that case provided a similar description of the culprit, but no one was arrested.
Police said they do not believe the two incidents are related to a similar encounter at Valencia College this week.
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 10:26 AM
ABC News reported that the parents was moving from California to Oklahoma days before they were arrested and charged with torture and child endangerment, citing multiple unnamed sources.
David Turpin was getting a job transfer with a defense contractor he was working with, according to ABC News. Moving boxes were reportedly found at the residence. The report says the family has moved to multiple places over the years, including a home in Texas.
The couple’s 17-year-old daughter had escaped the home early Jan. 14 and called 911, saying her 12 siblings were “being held captive” at a Perris, California, residence by her parents.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a Jan. 15 news release that the siblings, ranging in ages from 2 to 29, “appeared to be malnourished and very dirty.” Six of the siblings are minors.
Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were charged with 12 counts of torture and a lewd act on a child by force or fear of duress. The siblings could only have one meal a day and take one shower a year.
Two dogs were found by authorities in the home, according to city spokesman Joe Vargo. Vadrgo said in a statement that the two Maltese terrier dogs were in much better condition than the siblings.
“The animals, one white and one black, appear healthy and friendly and are leash-trained, according to Christina Avila, a senior animal control officer,” a news release from the City of Perris said.
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 1:54 AM
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — An 81-year-old woman suffered minor injuries after she lost control of her Toyota Solara and backed into the glass windows of a McDonald’s west of Boynton Beach, Florida, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
The woman will be charged with careless driving, PBSO spokesperson Teri Barbera said Monday.
The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. at Military Trail and Boynton Beach Boulevard when the woman backed up and inadvertently drove through the window.
“Glass flew everywhere,” said a witness, who said she was drinking a soda inside when the car plowed through the window.
The witness, who asked not to be identified, said the glass cut her fingers. She said the driver then drove forward and hit her parked Volkswagen. The driver continued about 150 feet and hit a tree next to a canal, Barbera said.