Neighbor: Man begged forgiveness when caught having sex with pool raft

Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 @ 12:58 PM
Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 6:46 PM

Neighbors of a man repeatedly arrested for public indecency said they are alarmed by his behavior and hope he receives mental help.

Edwin Charles Tobergta III, 34, of Harmon Avenue, was arrested June 17 for allegedly stepping out his back door naked at about 1:20 p.m. June 15 and having “sexual relations with a rubber pool float,” according to a Hamilton police report.

Tobergta was indicted by a Butler County grand jury Wednesday for public indecency, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, he faces 12 months behind bars.

Theresa Teague’s 10-year-old daughter was enjoying her new swimming pool June 15 when she ran back inside her house and said, “Edwin was doing something weird out there,” the Hamilton resident told the JournalNews Thursday.

Tobergta was caught in the sex act with an orange inflatable toy that Teague said a neighbor had put out for the trash.

“He was yelling, ‘Please forgive me. I won’t do it again. Don’t call the police,’ ” as he ran back into his house, Teague said.

The girl is now hesitant to play in the back yard, even though she knows Tobergta is in jail, Teague said.

“We are looking at putting her in counseling,” she said

Timothy Teague, the girl’s grandfather, said he is appalled by what happened.

“How can a man — a man — take and do something …. with a rubber raft in front of a 10-year-old child? Its very appalling,” he said.

Theresa Teague moved to the neighborhood in October and said she had no idea about Tobergta’s past.

“I feel like as public citizens, we need to be warned of things like that,” she said.

Tobergta has been arrested several times previously for similar offenses, according to Hamilton Municipal Court records.

In August 2011, he was arrested at his home after he was seen engaging in sexual conduct with a pink inflatable swimming pool raft, according to police records.

The incident allegedly occurred in an alley behind his home. The witness, who was the owner of the raft, reported to police that the suspect took the raft with him after being shouted at to stop, according to records.

After the 2011 arrest, police said Tobergta admitted to the act and told officers that he has a problem and needs help.

Kristen Proffit, a neighbor, said Tobergta is a “nice guy” and that whatever crimes he has committed can be remedied by therapy, not imprisonment.

“I’ve talked to him. He said he was trying to change,” she said.

Theresa Teague said incarceration alone wouldn’t help Tobergta.

“This man needs to have some sort of psychiatric evaluation … instead of turning back to living next door,” she said.

After a 2008 conviction for felony public indecency, Tobergta was sentenced to five years community control.

In that incident, officers responded to a home on Howell Avenue to a report of a naked man standing in a neighbor’s yard and engaging in sexual activity, according to records.

Butler County Common Pleas Judge Noah Powers said in 2oo8 that he sentenced Tobergta to community control so he could get help for a mental disability and drug problems.

In 2006, Tobergta was charged with public indecency and aggravated menacing while being held at the Butler County Jail. Deputies reported that Tobergta began to remove his uniform and exposed his genitals to a corrections officer.

Deputies reported that Tobergta refused to put his uniform back on, attempted to grab an officer and then threatened that officer.

Tobergta is being held at the Butler County Jail on $25,000 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned July 23 before Butler County Common Pleas Judge Charles Pater.

Dayton man, subject of missing adult alert, safely located

Published: Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 9:45 PM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 3:20 AM

Dayton man, subject of missing adult alert, safely located

UPDATE @ 3:20 a.m. 

The Veterans Affairs Police Department said Robert Spangler was safely located. 


An Endangered Missing Adult Alert was issued today for a 71-year-old Dayton man.

Robert B. Spangler was last seen after he left his Iowa Avenue residence. He is described as a white man with brown hair and blue eyes who stands 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 205 pounds. He was reported missing by the Veterans Affairs Police Department to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

The alert states Spangler left his residence at noon Dec. 23, 2016, did not return and that law enforcement is concerned for his safety.

VA police tonight would not answer whether the alert should have stated Feb. 23, which is today’s date, instead. It is not clear whether Spangler has been missing since December, nor, if that is the case, why it took a few months for him to be reported missing.

Anyone with information on Spangler’s whereabouts is urged to call 911 or the hotline at 866-693-9171.

Florida woman charged with shooting up heroin in 7-Eleven bathroom

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 2:56 AM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 2:56 AM

            Florida woman charged with shooting up heroin in 7-Eleven bathroom

A Florida woman was arrested Wednesday after reportedly shooting up heroin in a 7-Eleven bathroom, Port St. Lucie police said.

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Amanda Bello, 37, was arrested and faces heroin, cocaine and drug paraphernalia charges, police said.

Late Wednesday an officer was at the 7-Eleven and heard groaning from the women’s bathroom. Someone was banging on the walls, the officer said.

The officer knocked on the door and asked the person to come outside. Bello came out of the bathroom, was incoherent and “moving erratically,” according to police records.

Bello left an empty syringe behind the toilet, police said. Another woman, Alexandra Graham, 26, led officers to the car Bello had driven them in. The report identifies Graham as Bello’s partner.

Police found two bags of heroin, cocaine, glass pipes, a spoon with dried heroin, needles and other paraphernalia in the car, records state.

Graham also faces charges of heroin, cocaine and drug paraphernalia charges. 

S.C. chef creates sushi doughnuts

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 2:23 AM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 2:23 AM

            S.C. chef creates sushi doughnuts

You’ve heard of jelly roll doughnuts. A South Carolina chef has introduced sushi doughnuts to the Southeast.

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Will Bates, a sushi chef at Oktopi in Pawleys Island, told USA Today he was inspired to create a sushi-shaped doughnut after watching an online video that showed a similar creation. He said he created two patties made out of rice and spread avocado puree and spicy crab in the center. Bates then molded the patties into the shape of a doughnut, cut a hole in the center and layered fish on top of it.

"The variety is endless, you can put whatever you want on it," Bates told USA Today. "It's just like a roll in the shape of a circle, but you'll need a knife and fork or chopsticks to eat it."

A doughnut shape is not Bates’ first venture into imaginative sushi. He also has created sushi burritos and sushi corndogs. Other sushi lovers have created similar sushi doughnut concoctions, even sharing their methods on video.

"People jump on it because it's colorful, fun and different," Bates said.

Vehicle crashes into Bob Evans restaurant in Fairborn

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 1:58 AM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 2:31 AM

Vehicle crashes into Bob Evans restaurant in Fairborn

A vehicle has reportedly crashed into the front of a Bob Evans restaurant on Colonel Glenn Highway in Fairborn Friday morning. 

Police reported the crash around 1:45 a.m. at the restaurant located at 2648 Colonel Gleen Highway. 

The occupant of the vehicle did not suffer any injuries, according to police scanner traffic. 

Fire crews have been dispatched to check the stability of the structure, initial reports indicate. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as new details become available. 

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