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Published: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 6:50 AM
QUINCY, Mass. — Police in Quincy, Massachusetts, are investigating a disturbing account of an incident one woman had at her front door.
The woman, whom WFXT is not identifying, says a man knocked on her door saying her tire was slashed and she should come outside to check it, but the man became more aggressive when she refused to come out.
"He knocked on my door and asked to come outside and check the tire that he had been walking by and I just refused to go outside," said the woman.
She kept telling the man through the door she would check it later.
"He was pretty aggressive trying to get me to come outside," she said.
Then, she decided she didn't feel safe.
"I just said thanks for letting me know and I made sure my door was locked and ran up the stairs, made sure my back door was locked and called 911," she said.
When police arrived, the man was gone, but they found the woman's tire slashed. Police are investigating whether the man knocking on the door was the one who actually slashed the tires.
"They informed me that most likely he was waiting for me or had known that I was a woman alone and it would be a lot easier to get me outside," she said.
The woman posted her story on Facebook to alert others. It has been shared more than 31,000 times.
"I guess if I had opened the door he could have pushed his way in. He could have waited until I checked my tire. I'm not sure," she said.
Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 7:09 AM
A Kettering teen accused of murdering a Fairmont High School student in 2016 is set to return to court today after a judge said most evidence questioned by his attorneys can be part of the trial.
A hearing in advance of the May 7 trial of Kylen Gregory, who turned 18 last month, is scheduled this afternoon before Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Dennis Langer.
RELATED: Trial of Kettering teen set for May
Langer recently ruled much of the evidence collected after the deadly shooting of Ronnie Bowers Sept. 4, 2016, will be admissible. He ruled a warrant for telephone records of two of Gregory’s relatives “failed to provide probable cause” for that evidence to be used in the case.
Gregory was 16 years old when the shooting occurred on Willowdale Avenue, and he is being tried as an adult on two counts of murder and related charges.
Authorities and witnesses have said Gregory fatally shot the 16-year-old Bowers while the victim attempted to drive away from a confrontation.
Bowers died two days later - just after hours after Gregory and two other teens were initially charged in juvenile court – in what was ruled Kettering’s first gun-related homicide since 2007.
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Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 12:17 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 12:40 AM
TROTWOOD — Residents reported hearing eight to 10 gunshots in a deadly shooting Wednesday night at the Pinewood Gardens apartments.
Shortly after midnight, an investigator with the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office was on the way to the complex on Pinewood Circle off West Main Street between End and High streets.
Medics and police were called sometime after 11 p.m. after there were reports of eight to 10 shots fired, according to the Miami County Regional Dispatch Center.
Residents reported hearing gunshots and then seeing ambulances, fire trucks and police cruisers at the rear of the parking lot.
In a 911 call to dispatchers, one resident reported that the multitude of shots actually forced them to get down on the floor inside of the apartment.
It was not immediately clear how many people were shot or injured by the gunfire, nor whether police have any suspects.
Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 6:13 AM
Kettering Fairmont substitute teacher Madeline J. Marx is scheduled to be sentenced today on sexual battery charges in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.
Marx, 24, pleaded and was found guilty of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with two students and was arrested last November. She is to appear today in front of Judge Steven Dankof.
A 17-year-old student told police he was given oral sex by a teacher July 19 in the parking lot of Big Lots on Wilmington Pike, according to the complaint, affidavit and statement of facts filed in court.
A 16-year-old boy told police he had intercourse with a substitute teacher Sept. 21 in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Smithville Road, according to court documents.
Marx was removed from Fairmont’s building Nov. 8 by police. Marx admitted to having sexual relationships with multiple students, according to court documents.
An affidavit said Marx also confessed to sending several nude pictures via Snapchat and Instagram.
A prosecutor’s office press release indicated Marx also substitute taught in Oakwood. School officials in Oakwood sent parents a letter saying that they did not know of any victims in their school district.
State records indicated Marx has a four-year teaching license as a K-12 education intervention specialist.
Marx graduated in 2012 from Chaminade Julienne High School in Dayton and graduated from the University of Dayton in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in education, according to CJ and UD officials.
According to her UD transcript included in her personnel file, Marx withdrew from a fall 2013 class on sexual ethics.
Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 10:43 PM
GREENVILLE — The Darke County Jail is shut down after 10 more officers were sent to the hospital Wednesday after a Tuesday meth spill got into air-handling system.
The white powder spilled at the jail around 1 p.m. while Stephen Garner was being booked, according to a release from the Darke County Sheriff’s Office. The powder was identified Wednesday as methamphetamine by the Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab.
Four officers and Garner had to be taken to WayneHealthcare, where they were treated and released. Garner was placed into the Ohio Adult Parole Authority’s custody, deputies said.
The jail resumed normal operations Tuesday and was believed to have been decontaminated.
However, in the morning hours Wednesday, In the morning hours, air-handling units were turned back on in the affected area.
“After several hours of routine operation, deputies and corrections officers began to feel ill and experienced abnormal vital signs,” the release stated.
Five corrections officers were taken to WayneHealthcare, and later as crews worked to identify and contain the situation, five more officers began to show signs of contamination and were taken to the hospital.
“It is believed that the methamphetamine was drawn into a ventilation air handler at the time of the spill,” according to the release. “When the air handler was turned back on it distributed enough methamphetamine throughout the prisoner booking and intake area of the jail to result in toxic exposure to jail staff.”
The Darke County Jail structure operations on multiple separate air-handling units, and other areas of the jail, including inmate wards, 911 dispatch and the road patrol areas were not affected.
However, 28 inmates were taken to Miami County and Mercer County jails and the jail operation will remain shut down until a private environmental contractor can clean and decontaminate the affected area, according to the sheriff’s office.
All sheriff's office numbers, and the 911 communications center, remain in service and will be answered as usual.