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Published: Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 9:45 PM
Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 11:38 PM
HARRISON TWP. — Three Harrison Twp. strip clubs have been raided tonight and several arrests have been made in a long-term investigation authorities said uncovered evidence of prostitution, drugs and food stamp trafficking.
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Agent-in-Charge Michelle Thourot, with the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Ohio Investigative Unit, said OIU agents, members of the Range Task Force and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office executed search warrants at three liquor permit premises:
In all, 140 criminal charges have been filed.
Some arrests have been made and some of the indictments have been served, Thourot said.
Agents also filed 166 administrative violations against the liquor permit premises and more administrative and criminal charges are possible as the investigations continue, she said.
(UPDATE @ 11:30 p.m.):
All three strip clubs were raided at once, at 6:15 p.m.
Thourot said she was part of the raid at the Harem, where there was a large crowd, but could not speak to how busy the other two clubs were because she wasn’t part of the raids there.
The other two clubs were allowed to open once agents left the premises, she said, but agents were still at the Harem at 10:30 p.m. because it is the largest of the three businesses.
No more raids are planned at this time, Thourot said, but the investigation continues.
She said the overall OIU investigation, which includes tonight’s raids, began in January. Law enforcement operations at one club led to the next, she said.
Thourot declined to estimate the quantity of drugs or cash or EBT cards law enforcement seized in tonight’s raids. (The Electronic Benefits Transfer card is used in the distribution of food assistance benefits).
Those details about the raids are likely to be discussed at a news conference scheduled for Friday afternoon, she said.
The administrative case will be presented to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission at a later date. Possible administrative penalties include fines, suspensions, or revocation of the liquor permit.
OIU is charged with enforcing the state’s liquor laws and is the only state law enforcement agency specifically tasked with investigating food stamp fraud crimes.
Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 2:04 AM
TROTWOOD — The Montgomery County Coroner has been requested to a fiery crash in Trotwood.
The crash was reported around 1:20 a.m. in the 5200 block of Little Richmond Road. Initial reports indicated one person was trapped in the car after the car crashed and caught fire.
Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 1:47 AM
DAYTON — A man got into a physical altercation with at least one Dayton police officer and pepper sprayed the official, prompting a ‘Signal 99’ officer assistance call early Friday morning.
The incident was dispatched as a fight in the 100 block of N. Wright Avenue around 1:15 a.m., per initial reports.
Officials from several jurisdictions in Montgomery County responded to the call.
The man, who was reportedly injured as a result of the ordeal, was transported to Grandview Medical Center.
Officials say the individual was also resisting arrest.
Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 1:05 AM
DAYTON — A vehicle crashed into an apartment building on Jewelstone Drive and the driver fled the scene early Friday morning, officials said.
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The incident was dispatched as crash in the 3000 block of the Brownstone Apartments just after midnight, per initial reports.
There were no reported injuries to anyone inside the apartment, according to authorities.
Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 1:29 AM
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