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Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 2:49 PM
TROY — A Troy woman sentenced last week to community control for stealing medications from a dying relative had the probation revoked and was sent to prison Tuesday after she refused to participate in the MonDay treatment program.
Melissa Clark, 53, told Miami County Judge Jeannine Pratt she didn’t think she would benefit from the inpatient treatment program in Montgomery County, and didn’t want to take a space needed by someone else.
Pratt talked with Clark in Common Pleas Court about two letters Clark sent during the past week regarding the order to participate in the program as part of a five-year community control sentence.
“The court wanted to help you,” the judge said before ordering Clark to serve six months in the Ohio Reformatory for Women.
“I just want to get this over with so I can get on with my life,” Clark said. She said she saw MonDay as a program for someone addicted to drugs such as heroin, adding, “I don’t think it is right for me.”
Clark was charged with the Nov. 11 possession of three stolen medications, including morphine pills. She was on probation at the time of the offense after pleading to another charge involving theft of liquid morphine from the same relative in June 2017, according to court documents. Police reports said Clark initially blamed hospice workers for the missing medication.
“I don’t think you appreciate the fact you have a problem with drugs,” Pratt said Feb. 21.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 1:16 PM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 1:57 AM
A man pleaded guilty in Clark County court to stealing quarters from a coin machine in New Carlisle, according to online court records.
Jeffrey Hale, 36, of Huber Heights, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with tampering with a coin machine. He pleaded guilty to the charge and his sentence was not immediately clear.
Clark County deputies began their investigation when they responded to a laundromat in New Carlisle in reference to a theft.
“Upon arrival, the business owner advised he was reviewing his security camera from the weekend and observed a male using a metal wire to remove quarters from the coin machine inside the business,” the report says.
The deputy said he could not identify the man at the time, but did recognize a person with him.
A few days later deputies say they received a tip from an anonymous source who said the man was Hale.
“I located a social for Jeff and pulled up his BMV picture and was able to positively identify the suspect s Jeff Hale,” the affidavit says.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 12:39 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 1:11 AM
DAYTON — Officers are working to determine the location of an early morning shooting that left one person hospitalized.
The victim reportedly showed up at Miami Valley Hospital. Crews checked one location in Harrison Twp. and also Weselyn Park in Dayton for a possible shooting scene, but found no evidence of a crime.
According to initial reports, the gunshot victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. The victim’s name, age and condition were not immediately available.
We will update this report as we learn information.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 1:22 AM
HUBER HEIGHTS — A driver who crashed through a gate to the driveway of a Howland Place home Monday night was involved in crimes across two counties, police said.
Huber Heights police and Greene County Sheriff’s deputies were at the home in the 7200 block of Howland Place, where a stolen black pickup truck was towed from the property.
It’s not clear whether the driver is in custody.
However, a Greene County deputy said the driver is the suspect in two armed carjackings. He first stole a car in Dayton, then ditched it on Ohio 4 and later stole a black pickup truck at gunpoint, the deputy said.
The suspect reportedly headed into Greene County before he returned to Montgomery County and ended up on Howland Place, the deputy said.
We are working to learn more information about the incident.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 6:55 PM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:50 PM
MORAINE — Tons of trash dumped in a wooded area off Germantown Pike, which has caused an overpowering stench, is part of a Monday law enforcement raid at the property that led to one arrest.
A large law enforcement presence was at a Germantown Pike property all day.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies, a special weapons and tactics team and Regional Agencies Narcotics and Gun Enforcement task force members were on scene at a home in the 6700 block of Germantown Pike and deep into the woods of the property.
Deputies brought a semi and dumpster back into the woods. They were seen moving some of the trash around. They hauled away a backhoe as evidence.
Neighbors said deputies carried piles of items from that wooded area, as well as from a house and garage.
“They found stuff back there. They’ve carried out huge tubs, looked like it was really heavy. Big boxes of things. They carried out stuff in cloths, white cloths.”
Neighbors said the RANGE task force was ready to break down the home’s front door when one of them offered a key. They said they watched deputies carry out several guns, and then the task force did break a door to get into the garage.
One man was spotted handcuffed in back of a cruiser.
Logan R. Lucas, 23, was arrested at 2 p.m. during the raid in the 6700 block of Germantown Pike and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of drug possession, online jail records show. He has not been formally charged.
Deputies removed items from the home and deep in the woods behind the property, but so far have not said what led to the investigation.
Crews also removed two dogs along with their food and water bowls from the home, Jacobs said.