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Published: Friday, December 29, 2017 @ 1:58 PM
MIDDLETOWN — A hearing for a Trenten man charged with robbing a bank has been continued.
Dustin F. Pedersen, 36, is charged with aggravated robbery for allegedly robbing the Fifth Third Bank on Dec. 16. According to Trenton police, he presented his girlfriend with ring the next day. Police believe that could be a motive to the robbery.
Pedersen was scheduled to appear in Middletown Municipal Court today for a preliminary hearing, but the case was continued after he retained an attorney. The hearing is now scheduled for Jan. 3.
West Chester police also have issued a warrant for Pedersen’s arrest in connection with the Dec. 22 aggravated robbery of US Bank on Tylers Place Boulevard.
He is being held in the Middletown Jail on $250,000 bond.
In an affidavit to search Pedersen’s residence on North Miami Street, Trenton Detective Sean Gill said a man robbed the bank wearing two-tone gray Columbia jacket, mirror sunglasses and an orange Titleist hat. The robber passed a torn piece of paper stating he wanted $20,000 and that he had a bomb strapped to him, according to the court documents. The man left with $8,800.
On Friday, the man suspected of being the same person, wearing the same jacket, a Titleist hat and white shoes with a black logo, robbed the West Chester bank. According to the court affidavit, the man also said he has a bomb strapped to his body.
Gill said numerous people called Trenton police stating Pedersen is the suspect in the robberies and pointing to his Facebook page that had pictures of himself wearing the same hat from both robberies.
“A search of his Facebook page confirmed that he does have pictures of himself wearing the same hats,” Gill wrote in the affidavit. “Mr. Pedersen gave his fiance … a ring on Sunday, a day after the Trenton robbery and (the fiance) stated that the ring was worth $5,000. Mr. Pedersen stated he paid cash for the ring.”
During questioning by Gill at the police station, Pedersen denied robbing the banks.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:14 AM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 6:09 PM
CENTERVILLE — A 16-year-old Washington Twp. boy has been accused of committing a sex crime as a result of an ongoing investigation by Centerville police after an incident alleged to have occurred at Centerville High School.
John Davis, community relations officer with the Centerville Police Department, confirmed the investigation began May 5 after an incident on the grounds of the high school.
“The suspect and victim are both juveniles, therefore, the details that I can provide are very limited,” Davis said.
The suspect is a Centerville student. The matter is now juvenile court.
School officials said that allegations involving sex crimes are taken seriously and police were notified immediately.
“We cannot go into much detail since the student involved is a juvenile,” said Sarah Swan, community relations specialist for the school district. “There were school consequences for the student, and the police were notified.”
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:08 PM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:25 PM
MIAMI COUNTY — A man accused of firing his gun is facing an inducing panic charge.
Deputies were dispatched around 6:45 p.m. to a report of a shot fired in the 700 block of County Road 25A north of Troy, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.
There were no report of injuries, but County Road 25A was briefly blocked at Lytle Road.
The name of the man taken into custody was not immediately released, but he is being booked into the Miami County Jail.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 6:16 PM
SPRINGBORO — A Springboro man was sentenced today to three years in prison for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old family friend in January, according to a press release issued by the county prosecutor’s office.
Warren County Common Pleas Court Judge Timothy Tepe sentenced Stephen Kinsey, 46, and ordered he be registered as Tier II sex offender.
According to the release:
On Jan. 12, the victim was assisting Kinsey’s family with moving.
Kinsey sexually assaulted the 11-year-old after driving her to the new home. The victim was able to get away from Kinsey and locked herself in a bathroom. There, she tried to call 911 from her iPod, but was unable to connect. Kinsey drove the victim back to the old house where she disclosed what had happened to others there.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 5:28 PM
— A 27-year-old man whose car was involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Trotwood in January was indicted again today, this time on drug charges unrelated to the crash.
Jamar Edward Hill of Trotwood is charged with two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, two counts of aggravated possession of drugs and two counts of possession of cocaine, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report.
According to the indictment, the drugs involved are fentanyl and cocaine.
Hill has been held in the Montgomery County Jail since his June 13 arrest.
He was indicted June 11 for tampering with evidence stemming from the Jan. 18 traffic death of a pedestrian, 40-year-old Nathan Hairston, in the 4800 block of Free Pike in Trotwood. He pleaded not guilty to the charge in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. It is not known who was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Hill is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on the latest charges, according to court documents.