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VIDEO: $550 shoes taken in Oakwood ‘ding dong ditch’ prank, police say

Published: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 4:08 PM

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Pkg removed from Oakwood property

A teen told police he was “ding dong ditching” with another person when he stole two packages from an Oakwood woman’s porch last week, according to an Oakwood police report.

The packages, which contained a $550 pair of shoes and over $60 in cosmetics, were taken from a front porch on Oakwood Avenue around 9:30 a.m., the report read.  The teen was caught in the act on home surveillance, which was turned over to police.

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After identifying the teen, he told police he stole the package and hid it behind a tree across the street “as a joke,” the report said.  However, when police went to look for the package behind the tree, the package was not there.

Officers said the teen could either face theft charges or agree to pay the woman back for the items that were stolen.  The teen agreed to pay the woman back and no charges were pursued.

The case is a reminder as holiday packages are delivered there are options to protect yourself from thieves:

  • Have packages delivered to your place of work
  • Arrange to have a neighbor pickup your packages
  • Purchase a package guard device

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Juvenile suspects in cruiser ramming have previous felony charges

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 11:18 AM

Cruiser ramming: Prior attempted stop on vehicle

The two juveniles among four identified suspects in the Monday ramming of a police cruiser have previous felony cases.

The 16- and 15-year-olds are among four suspected of using a stolen car to hit a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office cruiser on Monday at a Valero gas station at Siebenthaler Avenue and Philadelphia Drive in Harrison Twp.

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Juvenile court records obtained by this news organization indicate the 16-year-old’s first serious offense was stealing a golf cart from Madden Golf Course in May 2017.

In the months after that, however, the 16-year-old from Dayton was twice charged with receiving stolen property (both vehicles), breaking and entering and possession of heroin as well as some misdemeanors and violations of electronic home monitoring.

No family members were in court for the 16-year-old on Tuesday, when Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi told him, “Your record is only 13 pages long. Congratulations.”

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The 15-year-old’s felony record cases stretch back to July 2016 — when he was 14 — and include breaking and entering and attempted receiving stolen property as well as misdemeanor obstructing official business. The boy, who had family members in court on Tuesday, already is in treatment court.

Capizzi told them additional charges are likely, especially if investigators determine that one of them was driving a stolen Toyota Corolla involved in the latest incident.

According to the sheriff’s office, as deputies approached the stolen Corolla that was parked in the lot of the Valero, the driver noticed the deputies, got back in the vehicle and sped off, striking the patrol vehicle.

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Capizzi entered denials on the teens’ behalf and announced their appointed defense attorneys.

The judge said, “This was a very serious case. It’s not just stealing a car. … Someone stole a car, tried to escape, drove in to a police cruiser to escape and then hit a bunch of other cars. You know that’s going to mean a lot more charges against somebody,” Capizzi said. “I don’t know who the driver was.”

The boys’ next hearing is scheduled for May 3. Both remain in custody. Adults arrested in the case include Sha’King Jones, 19, and Nikeas Jones, 20. Both remain in the Montgomery County Jail.

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Rite Aid in Clark County reportedly robbed by suspect in ‘construction worker’ attire

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 11:54 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 11:59 AM

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Police are searching for a suspect in a reported robbery of the Rite Aid pharmacy location in the Park Layne neighborhood of Bethel Twp.

The robbery was reported at about 11:24 a.m. today, according to emergency dispatch traffic.

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“He came in wearing construction worker attire and a lime green vest,” Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett said.

The man was carrying a handgun, she said, and demanded pills from the store’s pharmacy.

Burchett said there was recently a similar robbery in the Dayton area and investigators are looking into whether they might be connected.

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Search continues for man suspected of shooting, killing deputy in Maine

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 11:46 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 11:46 AM

Suspected Shooter At Large After Deputy Shot And Killed In Maine

Authorities are searching for a man believed to have shot and killed a sheriff's deputy in Maine early Wednesday.

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Miami County man apparently strangled in Warren County cell

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 3:54 PM

A 40-year-old man serving an 18-month sentence for domestic violence in Miami County was apparently strangled to death in his cell at Lebanon Correctional Institution on Monday, according to authorities.

A 40-year-old man serving an 18-month sentence for domestic violence in Miami County was apparently strangled to death in his cell at Lebanon Correctional Institution on Monday, according to authorities.

Kevin Nill was found in his cell on Monday at the prison outside Lebanon, a rope around his neck, and pronounced dead at 9:43 a.m. Monday the Atrium Medical Center, according to Doyle Burke, chief investigator for the Warren County Coroner’s Office.

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Nill was to be released on May 24, according to on-line Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction records.

Nill was not hanging when he was found and injuries were consistent with strangulation, which was determined the cause of death, Burke said.

Today the Ohio Highway Patrol investigator assigned to the case declined to comment on the case, while the investigation continued.

Prison officials confirmed the fatality and investigation, but provided no other information.

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