Judge cites public safety in serial peeper's bond

Published: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 3:29 PM
Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 8:31 AM

Serial peeper in Montgomery County

UPDATE @ 3:25 p.m.:

A judge set Harold Rimblert III’s bond at $50,000 during his initial appearance in Dayton Municipal Court this afternoon citing community safety during the hearing.

Rimblert had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf.


A registered sex-offender convicted on voyeurism charges at least six times in the past is back at it again after he’s suspected of peeping on women in bathrooms in Kettering and Dayton, according to Kettering and Montgomery County Sheriff’s detectives.

Harold Rimblert III, 34, is suspected of looking under a women’s restroom stall at the Montgomery County Administration Building last week. He’s scheduled in court Thursday afternoon for voyeurism and criminal trespassing charges in that case following his arrest Wednesday evening at his home on Burgess Avenue, according to court records.

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According to a county incident report, Rimblert is suspected of peeping under a women's bathroom stall on the sixth floor of the Montgomery County administration building, 451 W. Third St., last Friday, according to a Montgomery County Sheriff's Office report. 

According to the report, the female victim told deputies a man stuck his head and shoulders under the bathroom stall.  The woman said, “she immediately got up, pulled up her pants and ran out of the stall screaming,” the report read.

After reviewing surveillance video, deputies were able to identify Rimblert as a possible suspect in the case, according to the report.

Rimblert also is scheduled for a change of plea hearing Friday in a case, where he's accused of looking under bathroom stalls at women at the Christ United Methodist Church in Kettering.

Rimblert faces two counts of voyeurism is Kettering Municipal Court in connection to the case at the church, 3440 Shroyer Road. 

On Aug. 3, he was accused of "looking under bathroom stalls as women were using the restroom" and two victims were identified in that case, according to court records. 

Rimblert, a tier III sex offender, has at least six previous voyeurism convictions since 2008, according to state records. 

Geminid meteor shower peaks this week

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 7:36 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at our chance to see the Geminid meteor shower.

Despite the cold, the Geminid meteor shower in mid December is one of the best.

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This year, the Miami Valley won't have cooperating skies BUT the meteors can be visible before and after the peak so keep an eye out for activity. Wednesday night into Thursday morning is when the shower is expected to produce the most meteors. One meteor per hour is possible when sky conditions are good. The moon is in a waning crescent phase so it is thin and won't be visible until the very early morning hours.

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If you want to try your luck this week and hope clouds will be broken enough, dress warmly and give your eyes about 30 minutes to adjust to the darkness. Best time to view is between midnight and 4AM. 

If you want to watch the show without any clouds....check out the LIVE stream from NASA. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc

Part of Farmersville-West Carrollton Road to close this week

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 8:04 AM

Nick Blizzard
(Nick Blizzard)

Work being done by the CSX Railroad Co. is expected to close part of Farmersville-West Carrollton Road this week.

The road, which handles about 6,000 vehicles a day, is expected to close at Upper River Road, just west of the Great Miami River. The closure - for work on a railroad tie replacement project - may happen Tuesday, according to the city of West Carrollton.

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Traffic detour route signs will be posted at the site and the project is expected to last three to four days, according to the city.

The work is part of a project that began Nov. 14 in Tipp City and has gradually moved south to Carlisle, where it will end, according to the city.


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Miamisburg Bicentennial committee receives $50,000 for birthday celebration

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 6:58 AM

The Miamisburg Bicentennial committee has received a $50,000 anonymous donation to help fund next year’s 200th birthday festivities.

The contribution was announced Friday by Miamisburg Mayor Dick Church Jr., who is helping spearhead bicentennial planning efforts.

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Church said the anonymous donation - which represents 20 percent of the group’s goal of raising $250,000 – was made by a private citizen.

The bicentennial group is planning at least one event a month to commemorate the anniversary of the city’s founding, which occurred on Feb. 20, 1818. The main event will be a weeklong celebration scheduled for mid-June with most events planned for the downtown area, organizers said.

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Officers express concern over Miamisburg intersection following crash

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 6:39 AM

Officers expressed concern about the intersection of Jamaica and Upper Miamisburg roads after a crash occurred early Monday morning. 

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German Twp. police responded to a two-vehicle crash around 5 a.m., per initial reports.

According to officials, the driver of one of the vehicles failed to stop at a stop sign, hitting a pickup truck in the intersection.

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Officers told our crew that this intersection is concerning due to there being a stop sign on both sides of Jamaica Road, but not for Upper Miamisburg.

The driver of the at-fault vehicle was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries, but a citation is expected.

The driver of the pickup truck did not suffer any injuries.