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Wanted man barricades himself in apartment; Miamisburg officer talks him out

Published: Saturday, August 12, 2017 @ 4:55 PM
Updated: Sunday, August 13, 2017 @ 11:00 PM

FROM SCENE: Heavy police presence at Miamisburg apartments

UPDATE @ 11 p.m. (Aug. 13)

A 19-year-old man is jailed on suspicion of violating a protection order, resisting arrest and inducing panic.

Darrell Todd Gacy was arrested shortly before 5 p.m. by Miamisburg police.

Darrell Todd Gacy(MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL)

UPDATE @ 5:15 p.m.

A Miamisburg police officer talked a man armed with a knife into surrendering after he barricaded himself inside an apartment.

The man was wanted on a felony arrest warrant out of Miamisburg, according to a police sergeant.

No one was hurt, and police said more information would be released later this evening about the incident at the Beachler Place apartments.

A neighbor who said he’s lived in the area for two years witnessed multiple police units at the scene with officers surrounding the apartment with weapons drawn.

“I walked out back on the deck and seen them rushing with pistols [...] and I really didn’t know what was going on. I came inside, grabbed my fiance and little boy, and put them upstairs,” Jason Blevins said.

Blevins said he was surprised by the incident, saying Miamisburg police do a good job of keeping the neighborhood safe and quiet.

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Police are currently responding to the Beachler Place apartments on East Pearl Street in Miamisburg.  

Authorities said they attempting to make an arrest regarding an outstanding felony warrant.

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We are headed to the scene and will update you with the latest information. 

Police: Mom tried to breast-feed after being pulled over on suspicion of DWI

Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ 11:09 AM

Mother Tried to Breast-Feed After Pulled Over On Suspicion of DWI

A woman pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated attempted to breast-feed her child while an officer spoke to her, police said.

Natasha Abrams, 27, was pulled over Thursday night in Albuquerque after police observed her driving erratically, KOB reported. As an officer tried to speak to Abrams, he witnessed Abrams attempting to feed her baby, according to the police report. The officer noted Abrams had watery, bloodshot eyes and the odor of alcohol was present.

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Abrams told police that she had been looking at her phone when the dog jumped on her, causing her to swerve. She said she had a glass of wine earlier in the day. Abrams failed sobriety tests and blew at or above the legal limit during a breath test, police said.

Abrams was arrested and charged with child endangerment in addition to DWI. The baby was placed in the temporary custody of the grandparents, police said.

Police investigating after ATM stolen by forklift driver

Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ 1:17 PM

VIDEO: ATM Stolen With Forklift

Authorities in Arkansas are investigating the robbery of an ATM by a forklift driver. 

The incident happened Wednesday at a First Service Bank in Conway. 

The driver of the forklift removed the entire ATM and took an undisclosed amount of money. 

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A worker at the First Service Bank told police she noticed damage to the bank when she first arrived to work Wednesday morning. 

Police believe whoever is responsible works at a nearby construction site. 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Conway Police Department at 501-450-6130. 

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Woman who poured Windex into office coffee maker sentenced to prison

Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ 1:59 PM

Woman Poured Cleaning Products into Office Coffee Maker

A Virginia woman who admitted putting cleaning products in the coffee maker at her workplace for months was sentenced to prison Thursday.

Mayda E. Rivera-Juarez, 33, who was charged with one count of adulteration of food with intent to injure or kill for the 2016 incident, was sentenced to three years and six months in prison, the Commonwealth Attorney's Office in Leesburg said in a news release.

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Rivera-Juarez admitted to pouring Windex and Ajax dish soap into the coffee maker's water reservoir at Jas Forwarding Worldwide Inc., where she worked, WUSA reported. She tampered with the coffeemaker from January 2016 through October 2016, when she was caught in the act on surveillance video after employees suspected the office coffee was making them sick. She was immediately fired.

Authorities said Rivera-Juarez admitted to tampering with the coffee maker in order to make her supervisor ill. She admitted to pouring Ajax dish soap directly into her supervisor's coffee cup, authorities said.

Rivera-Juarez will serve her sentence in the Virginia Department of Corrections, and will then be placed on three years of post-release supervision.

Man who rescued newborn baby abandoned in bushes hailed as hero

Published: Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 7:13 AM

Albert Peterson
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez / Harris County Sheriff's Office
Albert Peterson(Sheriff Ed Gonzalez / Harris County Sheriff's Office)

If it weren’t for Albert Peterson, an abandoned newborn baby girl might not be alive today.

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Peterson is the man who, as he was rushing to work in the early morning hours, took the extra time to check on the muffled noise he heard coming from the bushes along the sidewalk of his Harris County, Texas, apartment complex.

The Houston area was quickly captivated by the story of the baby that Peterson found; CPS even received calls requesting to adopt her, according to KHOU.

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After lying outside naked for almost six hours, the baby was near death when Peterson found her covered in ants, authorities said.

Because he saved her life, he’s now been named a hero by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

On Wednesday night, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez gave Peterson a life-saving award to honor his actions.

“It feels good man,” Peterson said in an interview with KHOU. “There ain’t no feeling like it. I wasn’t even expecting this.”

The baby girl is still recovering in the hospital, where she is being treated for a bacterial infection.

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Her mother, Sidney Woytasczyk, was charged with child abandonment on Monday.

She faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Mom Charged With Child Abandonment After Newborn Found Outside, Covered In Ants