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Published: Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 9:32 AM
MIAMISBURG — A hearing on whether a 17-year-old robbery suspect from Dayton shot by an off-duty Miami Twp. police officer will face adult charges has been delayed.
A hearing for the Dunbar High School student is accused of robbing a Miamisburg gas station Feb. 5 had been scheduled for this afternoon. But it has been rescheduled for June 22, according to Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi’s office.
The teen is charged in juvenile court with seven counts of aggravated robbery, one count of felonious assault on a police officer, one count of impersonating an officer and a weapons charge, according to court records.
The teen was twice wounded in the right arm by James Swearingen after the off-duty officer fired at the suspect, who was seeking to flee the volatile Miamisburg crime scene scene near Ohio 725 and Interstate 75 through attempted carjackings, authorities said.
A grand jury cleared Swearingen of any charges.
The charges against the teen includes an accusation that he “did discharge the firearm at a peace officer or corrections officer while committing the offense,” court records show.
The suspect remains in juvenile detention.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 10:59 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 11:37 AM
— Some fast thinking by a Waffle House patron in Antioch, Tennessee, saved numerous lives after a man opened fire at the restaurant, The Tennessean reported.
Police said the suspected shooter, believed to be Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, Illinois, opened fire at about 3:25 a.m. at the Waffle House.
James Shaw Jr., 29, was sitting in the Waffle House when the gunman opened fire, The Tennessean reported. He said he saw a chance to tackle the shooter and does not feel like a hero
“I don’t really know, when everyone said that, it feels selfish,” Shaw Jr. said. “I was just trying to get myself out. I saw the opportunity and pretty much took it.”
Police spokesman Don Aaron said the shooter was rushed by the restaurant patron, disarmed him and threw the assault rifle over a counter, the Tennessean reported.
“When he heard the gunshots (Shaw) ran back to restroom area,” Aaron said. “He watched the gunman.
“He reported that he saw the gunman looking at his rifle. At that point, the shots had stopped,” Aaron said. “So he decided to rush the gunman, actually wrestled that assault rifle away (and) tossed it over the counter.
“At that point, the gunman then fled.”
The suspect fled on foot and was nude after removing his coat, police said.
Shaw Jr. said he was grazed by a bullet. He was taken to a hospital and treated and was released, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Shaw Jr. said what happened Sunday morning has yet to sink in.
“I don’t know if it has hit me yet as far as witnessing other people dying,” Shaw Jr. said. “Its kind of, it shouldn’t have happened. When I was in (the) ambulance to (the) hospital I kept thinking that ‘I’m going to wake up and it’s not going to be real.’ It is something out of a movie.
“I’m OK, though, but I hate that it happened.”
Chuck Cordero, a Waffle House employee who was off-duty at the time but pulled up to the restaurant while the shooting was in progress, said the patron “really saved some people.”
"Had that guy had a chance to reload his weapon, there was plenty more people in that restaurant," Cordero told the Tennessean.
A man, believed to be Reinking, was last seen in woods near the Waffle House, police said. He was wearing black pants and no shirt.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 4:57 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 11:22 AM
— We’ll once again see filtered sunshine today as clouds continue to pass overhead, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. More breaks in the clouds are expected later in the day as temperatures top out around the middle 60s.
Tonight: Partly cloudy skies are expected overnight as temperatures drop into the middle 40s.
Monday: A dry start to your Monday is expected but rain is expected to move in later in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the middle 60s.
Tuesday: A few scattered showers are expected. It won’t be a wash-out but you will want to keep the umbrella handy. Highs will be in the upper 50s.
Wednesday: A few lingering showers are expected for the first part of the day with highs near 60 degrees.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 1:11 AM
Police said Amier Windsor, 12, and Robert Windsor Jr., 11, went missing about 5 p.m. Friday.
According to a news release, the two brothers are known to frequent the Brookline area.
Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to call police at 412-323-7800.
MISSING KIDS ALERT— Pittsburgh Police (@PghPolice) April 21, 2018
Brothers Amier Windsor, 12, & Robert Windsor Jr., 11, went missing April 20 at 5 p.m.
Known to frequent Brookline area.
Anyone with info on their whereabouts, please call @PghPolice Missing Persons at 412-323-7800. pic.twitter.com/bN3BisiTQq
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 11:09 AM
NEW YORK — A New York City postal worker was arrested Thursday after 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail were found in his car, apartment and locker, authorities said.
Aleksey Germash, who has worked for the U.S. Postal Service for more than 16 years, possessed undelivered mail since 2005, WPIX reported. He told investigators he held onto the mail because he was overwhelmed by how much mail he had to deliver. Germash said he delivered “the important stuff,” WPIX reported.
Postal officials said they found 10,000 pieces of undelivered mail in his car, 6,000 in his apartment and another 1,000 in his locker. An investigation began when USPS officials found 20 full bags in his car Wednesday, WPIX reported. He was arrested the following day.
Germash is not the first postal worker to hold onto mail. Agents arrested a Long Island letter carrier earlier this month after they found dozens of bags filled with undelivered mail behind his home.
Earlier this month, an Indiana mail carrier was charged with throwing away or holding onto thousands of pieces of mail. In February, a postal carrier in Florida
refused to deliver packages inside the gates of a nudist resort.