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New Year’s Eve gunpoint robbery one of two investigated in Middletown

Published: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 4:51 PM


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Thieves stole $3,250 during two recent robberies in Middletown, according to police reports.

A man who lives in the 500 block of Baltimore Street told police that two men robbed him of $2,500 at gunpoint at 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

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He told police that as he was walking to the neighborhood grocery store, two men approached him, pulled out a gun and told him, “Don’t move or I will kill you,” according to the report. As he ran away, he was tackled by the two men and repeatedly punched and kicked, he told police.

During the fight, his jacket was removed, and that’s when he lost the money that was in his wallet, he said.

He ran back to his residence and called police, but no suspects were found.

A Middletown woman also told police that after withdrawing $750 from Fifth Third Bank at Central Avenue and Main Street on Dec. 29, she walked through the parking lot toward the Mid-Pointe Library System. She said two men ran behind her, grabbed her purse and ran away.

When she found her purse a short distance away, the money was missing, she told police.

Police were unable to find any suspects.

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Tons of trash, overpowering stench at Moraine site of raid

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 6:55 PM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:50 PM

Deputies are moving years of waste

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.

  • Raid at home, garage in 6700 block of Germantown Pike
  • Tons of trash found dumped in wooded area behind home
  • Man jailed, awaiting formal drug possession charge
(MIKE BURIANEK / STAFF)

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.

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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.

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“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(MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL)

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.

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Crews also removed two dogs along with their food and water bowls from the home, Jacobs said.

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Harrison Twp. man accused of seriously injuring newborn son

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 5:01 PM

Hopeton M. Taylor
MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL
Hopeton M. Taylor(MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL)

A 22-year-old Harrison Twp. man is accused of seriously injuring his newborn son earlier this month.

Hopeton M. Taylor was indicted today for felonious assault and two counts of endangering children, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Taylor’s 8-week-old son was brought to Dayton Children’s Hospital June 6, when he was unresponsive and suffering from multiple skull fractures and other serious injuries.

Prosecutors said Taylor was home alone with the newborn when he was injured; when the baby’s mother returned home, she found him unresponsive and took him to the hospital.

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Taylor has been in the Montgomery County Jail since his June 8 arrest. He is being held on a $250,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

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Police: Texas deputy repeatedly sexually assaulted 4-year-old, threatened mother with deportation

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:14 PM

Texas Deputy Accused of Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old, Threatens Mother with Deportation if she Speaks Out

A Bexar County Sheriff's Department deputy was arrested on a felony charge of super aggravated sexual assault Sunday after a 4-year-old girl’s mother was blackmailed to stay silent about the abuse, according to police. The victim’s mother is an undocumented immigrant and was threatened with deportation if she spoke out.

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KENS reported that department officials arrested detention Deputy Jose Nunez, 47, after the victim told her mother about the abuse Saturday night in San Antonio, Texas.

Sheriff Javier Salazar said at a news conference Sunday that the mother went to a local fire station and Nunez was arrested. 

"The details of the case are quite frankly heartbreaking, disturbing, disgusting and infuriating all at the same time," Salazar said, adding that Nunez had physical contact with the victim and there was "at least some indication of minor injury."

"We have reason to believe that this goes back at least several months, possibly a couple of  several years," Salazar said.

Nunez, a 10-year veteran of the department, is on administrative leave pending an investigation.

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Springfield police seek public’s help in deadly shooting outside Wagon Wheel bar

Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 4:05 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:33 PM

Fatal shooting at the Wagon Wheel in Springfield

UPDATE @ 3:35 p.m. (June 18): Police are asking the public for help to track down a suspect or suspects in Sunday’s deadly shooting outside the Wagon Wheel.

Police so far have confirmed that someone pulled out a gun during an altercation outside the business, 1005 S. Burnett Road, that left one person dead and two people wounded. Police were dispatched sometime after 2 a.m. on a report of shots fired.

Jahream Daemond Beard, 35, of Springfield, died at the scene. Police said they arrived to find a woman, identified as a registered nurse, administering CPR. 

A witness told police she saw a vehicle speed out of the parking lot and head south on South Burnett Road.

One of the other victims, identified as Demetrius Clay, 29, also of Springfield, told police he was shot in one of his legs as he ran to his car when he heard multiple gunshots from the parking lot.

He was able to get into the car of a friend, who took Clay to Springfield Regional Medical Center, police said. 

Clay told police he did not see who was shooting or where the shots came from.

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The third victim, identified as Deric Hunt, 20, also of Springfield, told police he was leaving the bar when he saw a large group of females arguing and getting physical with each other.

Hunt said he then heard multiple gunshots, grabbed his mother and sister, and they all ran to a vehicle. He said one of the slugs hit him in his leg as he was running. His mother drove them to the hospital.

Hunt also told police he did not see who was shooting or where the shots came from.

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A Springfield police officer tries to console an emotional female outside of Wagon Wheel bar after fatal shooting.(MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF)

Clay and Hunt’s injuries were non-life threatening, police said.

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Police division homicide investigators said they are aware there were several individuals at the business during the shooting. Those witnesses, along with anyone who may have information about the shooting, are asked to contact police at 937-324-7685. 

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