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Published: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @ 11:34 AM
Three Dayton residents — including two brothers who have illegally entered the United States several times — have run a fake identification business catering to people who want immigration, state and federal IDs, according to the United States Secret Service.
Blas Martinez-Roldan, 41, Miguel Martinez-Roldan, 44, and his wife, Angela Martinez, 44, have been charged in Dayton’s U.S. District Court with producing nearly 100 fraudulent Social Security cards, U.S. Permanent Resident Identifications, Ohio driver’s licenses and IDs as well as California IDs.
They had their initial court appearances Wednesday and were charged with fraud and misuse of an alien registration document, aggravated identity theft and misuse of a Social Security card number, according to a criminal complaint.
Assistant U.S. attorney Dwight Keller said the penalties for those crimes are up to 10 years in prison, a mandatory minimum two years, and up to five years, respectively.
Blas, also known as Carlos Martinez, and Miguel, aka “El Vecino” (which translates to “The Neighbor”) were to be incarcerated without bond until a Tuesday detention hearing.
Homeland Security said Miguel has been removed from the United States five times and Blas has been removed four times, according to the complaint.
Angela Martinez, an American citizen, was released on her own recognizance with certain conditions. All three have a preliminary hearings scheduled for Sept. 13.
The 2½-year investigation was a cooperative effort, according to Kevin Dye, Resident Agent in Charge for the Dayton office of the United States Secret Service.
“The Secret Service, in conjunction with our law enforcement partners and the (Greene County) ACE Task Force, conducted this investigation,” Dye said. “Law enforcement’s partnership was key in the pursuit of these defendants.”
Dye said more arrests and prosecutions are possible, including of those who purchased the IDs to possibly stay in the country illegally, get jobs, file taxes or get public assistance.
Other agencies involved included Dayton police, the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Social Security Administration, the Montgomery and Greene County sheriff’s offices, Sidney police, Beavercreek police and the Southern District of Ohio Financial and Electronic Crimes Task Force.
All three defendants were arrested Aug. 23 pursuant to outstanding Fairborn Municipal Court arrest warrants and face state felony and misdemeanor charges for conspiracy, money laundering and forgery, according to the complaint.
Task force member Fred Meadows wrote that between November 2015 and March 2016, “Carlos” sold fake IDs eight times, exchanging them for money in the Chuy’s parking lot in Beavercreek.
Between April 17 and June 21, 2017, law enforcement oversaw six separate undercover controlled purchases of IDs by a confidential source, Meadows wrote.
Meadows wrote that all those exchanges included Miguel and/or Angela were made at Beavercreek’s Home Depot, with sources usually paying $240 apiece.
Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 11:41 AM
DAYTON — A woman who said her neighborhood was overrun with cats tossed kittens into her garbage can, according to a Dayton police report.
An officer was dispatched around 10:55 p.m. Tuesday to the 500 block of Lone Pine Lane.
The officer made contact with a Lone Pine resident about the kittens and the woman said she put them in the garbage, read the report.
The woman reportedly claimed that the neighborhood was overrun with cats.
She found the kittens in her yard and said the mother cat already had more than three litters, according to the report.
The woman showed the officer the garbage can, where the kittens were reportedly in a plastic bag covered in grass clippings and leaves.
The officers reported being able to hear the kittens from inside the bag.
He removed three kittens from the bag and placed them in his cruiser, according to the report.
The officer reported that the woman showed possible signs of mental instability and was confused as to why anyone would care about cats.
The officer transported the kittens to an animal rescue clinic for evaluation, read the report.
Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 12:01 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 9:06 AM
PERRY TWP. — UPDATE @ 5:45 p.m.:
Enon Police Chief Lew Wilcox said his department is in the process of placing officer Dwight Richard on leave after he was arrested in connection to a stabbing.
Richard has been a part-time officer since September 2008 at the Enon Police Department.
UPDATE @ 12:12 p.m.:
A part-time Enon police officer and another man were arrested Wednesday following a stabbing that left a woman in critical condition, records show.
Dwight Richard, 49, and Tyler Minton, 31, were arrested at the same address where the stabbing was reported and were booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of felonious assault. Formal charges in the case are still pending, records show.
Richard identifies himself as an off-duty police officer when he called 911 to report the stabbing.
“I’m an off-duty officer,” Richard said in the call to police.
In addition, he refers to himself a part-time officer with the Enon Police Department on his LinkedIn profile.
Enon Police Chief Lew Wilcox told this news organization he is unable to comment at this time.
The stabbing was reported in the 11000 block of Wolf Creek Pike around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Richard told authorities the female victim was stabbed in the neck. The victim was transported to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries, police said.
Richard asked Minton not to shoot him.
“Tyler please don’t shoot me,” Richard said on the 911 call. “I love you please don’t”
Richard tells the dispatcher there were multiple guns in the house and that he was about 100 yards behind the property when police arrived.
“I’ve gone out back because I think he has a weapon,” Richard said. “There are multiple firearms in the house and I believe he has one.”
Police have not said what roles Richard and Minton had in the stabbing. Both men were in the Montgomery County Jail at noon Wednesday on pending charges.
UPDATE @ 9:25 a.m.:
Two men are in custody after a woman was critically injured in a stabbing on Wolf Creek Pike in Perry Twp. late Tuesday, according to investigators.
The victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital following the stabbing in the 11000 block of Wolf Creek around 11:30 p.m.
Tyler Minton, 31, and Dwight Richard, 49, were arrested at the same address where the stabbing was reported and were booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of felonious assault. Formal charges in the case are still pending, records show.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called to assist in the investigation.
Police said the stabbing was an isolated incident, however did not disclose the circumstances that led to the violence.
UPDATE @ 9 a.m.:
Police are still on scene of a reported stabbing from late Tuesday in Perry Twp.
Evidence markers are in the road and the driveway of a two-story white house in the 11000 block of Wolf Creek Pike.
Wolf Creek Pike is currently closed, according to our crew on scene.
Police were dispatched on a report of a stabbing around 11:35 p.m.
We are working to learn more on this developing story and will update this page as information becomes available.
INITIAL REPORT (Tuesday):
Crews responded to South Wolf Creek Pike on a reported stabbing late Tuesday.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Shooting in Greene County leaves one dead
Initial reports indicate a person was possibly stabbed in the 11000 block around 11:35 p.m.
The condition of the victim was not immediately available.
Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 1:08 PM
DAYTON — A Dayton man was arrested Tuesday after he crashed a vehicle into a dumpster and attempted to flee, according to a Dayton police report.
Eli D. Price, 37, was reportedly arrested on a warrant for trespassing along with suspicion of drug possession, illegal occupancy of a public place, unauthorized use of a vehicle and probation violation, according to Montgomery County Jail records.
According to the report, Price crashed around 8:45 a.m. into a construction dumpster on West Fourth Street.
He was then apprehended by a Sinclair officer while he attempted to flee the crash scene on foot. He had been driving the vehicle without a license, read the report.
Price was transported to Grandview Medical Center, and after his discharge was arrested by Dayton police. While searching Price, police discovered a small flashlight that contained 17 clonazepam pills, according to the report.
Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 12:05 PM
DAYTON — Police are searching for a male suspect who broke into a manufacturing facility and stole an electric chop saw early Tuesday morning, according to a Dayton police report.
Police were dispatched around 8:40 a.m. to Forterra Pipe on North Gettysburg Avenue on a report of a breaking and entering. The plant’s manager told police that someone had broken into the facility around 12:45 a.m., and that this suspect has broken in several times, the report read.
The suspect entered through a side wall that was reportedly already pried open from a prior break-in, according to the manager.
Security alarms went off upon his entering, and he stole an electric DeWalt chop saw as he escaped, according to the report.
The male suspect is described as standing around 5 feet, 9 inches who weighs 160 pounds last seen wearing a blue Captain America shirt, tan shorts and a hat.