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Published: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 3:48 PM
— Some law enforcement agencies have been made aware of social media threats made against Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi.
Facebook posts referencing last week’s initial appearance of six teens allegedly involved in a Huber Heights cell phone store armed robbery appeared to try to intimidate the judge handling the case.
“If I ever see him I’m beating the (expletive) outta him he better pray I don’t catch him downtown coming out of that building,” said one post, including a photo of Capizzi that was obtained by this news organization.
Capizzi declined comment, but Jim Cole, juvenile court administrator, talked about the potential for criminal charges in the matter.
“You get a variety of emails, judges do, that people are unhappy with the decision, but it doesn’t rise to the level of something that could be charged under a criminal offense and it’s more just kind of logging that particular information,” Cole said. “But when it rises to the level where it qualifies potentially as a criminal offense … that’s when that’s turned over to the sheriff’s office and then they’re going to have to decide if it’s appropriate for a criminal charge.”
Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer said Wednesday that he hadn’t yet been notified of these threats against Capizzi. Plummer also said his office has worked recent threats against two area judges.
“That’s our job to look into a threat,” Plummer said, adding that in the case of a warning of violence, “We would do a complete workup on that and try to charge them.”
This news organization is not naming those associated with the Facebook posts because no one has been formally charged.
Messages seeking comment have been left with Dayton police and the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.
A seventh person charged in the Huber Heights armed robbery case is 18 and appearing in adult court.
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 10:37 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 11:10 AM
WARREN COUNTY — UPDATE @ 11 a.m.:
A man has been taken into custody without incident at the Franklin Twp. home.
U.S. Marshals and Warren County law enforcement are at a Franklin Twp. residence this morning for a person who reportedly is not coming out for warrant service, according to police scanner traffic.
At about 9:50 a.m. the Marshals were at a residence in the 3600 block of Wilson Farms Boulevard to serve a warrant for escape.
The person was reportedly hiding in the attic and not coming out, according to scanner traffic.
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
WEST CHESTER TWP. — West Chester Police have released additional photos of a suspect in a recent rifle theft from Cabela’s as well as thefts from a store in a neighboring township.
A man allegedly concealed a Savage model B22 .22 caliber rifle under his clothing and walked out of Cabela’s, 7250 Cabela Drive, on April 24, according to a police report.
West Chester Twp. police said it appeared the suspect may have been wearing a Houston Rockets basketball jersey under a jacket.
Police now have additional photos of a man and a vehicle they say may be connected to that theft and recent shoplifting from Walmart in Fairfield Twp.
Police say the man has a tattoo on his right forearm and appears to drive a late model black or dark blue Chevy Equinox with no front license plate.
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 5:00 AM
— A man who allegedly walked into a Middletown Subway restaurant with a gun and chased employees out the back door, has been indicted for aggravated robbery and robbery in Georgia.
In March 2017, Deandre Yates, 21, of Cincinnati, allegedly entered the Subway restaurant on Verity Parkway with a gun to rob the business and employees.
The suspect fled after several employees ran out of the restaurant and called police.
Yates allegedly was part of “serial robberies” in Cincinnati and Georgia, according to Middletown Detective Kristi Hughes.
After Yates robbed the Middletown Subway, he committed another robbery of a Subway in Georgia two days later, according to Hughes.
He was wearing the same clothes in both robberies, she said.
During the robbery in Georgia, a Subway employee shot Yates in the stomach and he was transported to a local hospital, Hughes said.
The car that dropped off Yates at the hospital matched the description of the vehicle that he drove to the Middletown Subway, she said.
Yates was charged with the robberies after he had multiple surgeries, Hughes said.
Hughes said she believes Yates was part of an “organized group” that was committing robberies throughout the country.
An investigation revealed Yates had robbed a Waffle House in Hamilton County prior to the Subway robbery in Middletown, wearing the same clothes and holding a gun.
Hughes worked with Harrison Police Detective Rick Sak on finding the suspect, investigating the robberies and building a case.
Yates has been indicted in Hamilton County Common Pleas Criminal Court on counts of aggravated robbery and robbery. After he serves 18 months in Cobb County, Ga., he will be extradited back to Hamilton County, Hughes said.
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 6:44 PM
lebanon — Two 13-year-old Mason boys on Wednesday were placed on probation and ordered to write an apologies for making threats against their school in separate incidents in April.
In a third hearing Wednesday in Warren County Juvenile Court, Judge Joe Kirby released to a Clearcreek Twp. boy to his father. The student was charged with threatening to shoot up his school on May 15 with Nerf guns.
Over the past three months, Kirby has presided over 15 or more school threat cases.
On Wednesday, the Mason boys appeared in separate hearings where they admitted to charges before being sentenced.
One boy was accused of “circulating a warning of an impending crime, namely someone wanting to shoot students at the Mason Middle School, knowing the warning to be false” on April 8, according to charging documents.
The threat, posted on the district’s Schoology page, contained “a great deal of vulgarity” indicated the boy was “impersonating a classmate, and that there was no credible threat to school or student safety,” according to a message from the district.
The other boy admitted “murmuring” a threat to shoot his teacher after being reprimanded for listening to videos with headphones during class on April 12.
Both passed polygraphs, admitted to inducing panic and received suspended detention sentences.
Kirby was harder on the boy who used his friend’s computer identity to make the threat. The friend’s parents said he had been shaken by the experience.
“Unbelievable,” Kirby said. “It sounds to me like you’re a jerk.”
In the other case, lawyer Ed Perry said violent video games arm the children with words like Glock, the kind of gun his client said he would use on his teacher, although he admitted during the hearing he didn’t know much about that type of gun.
“I don’t think the children appreciate what they are talking about,” Perry said.