Piqua man indicted on multiple rape charges

Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 3:35 PM

Justin Griffin, 28, was indicted by a Miami County grand jury for the alleged sexual conduct in January and February in Piqua with an adult who was physically or mentally impaired.

A Piqua man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two felony indictments for rape.

Justin Griffin, 28, was indicted by a Miami County grand jury for the alleged sexual conduct in January and February in Piqua with an adult who was physically or mentally impaired.

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Griffin pleaded not guilty in Miami County Common Pleas Court, where a pretrial hearing was scheduled for July 23. Assistant Prosecutor Janna Parker opposed his release on a recognizance bond, citing the nature of the offenses alleged.

Bail was set at $15,000 cash or surety by Judge Christopher Gee.

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Ohio BCI, detectives investigate fatal shooting at Sugarcreek Twp. apartment building

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 12:21 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 4:20 AM

Crews respond to shooting in Sugarcreek Twp.

UPDATE @ 4 a.m: The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation as well as Sugarcreek Twp. detectives are leading the investigation after a fatal shooting occurred at the Cedar Trail Apartments early Wednesday morning.

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Officials responded to the 1800 block of Surrey Trail just after midnight and found a male deceased from apparent gunshot wounds in the hallway of the apartment building, according to Sugarcreek Twp. Police Chief Michael Brown. 

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When police were arriving on scene, they noticed a black Cadillac leaving the area at a high rated speed. Believing it could possibly be connected to the shooting, authorities pursued the vehicle down Wilmington Pike to I-675 and called the pursuit off in Dayton with the vehicle last seen on northbound I-75 from U.S. 35.

A short time later, a man approached officials at the scene and said he had been inside an apartment unit with a woman when the victim began knocking on the door. That man was taken in for questioning as a person of interest.

Brown says that the Ohio BCI were called to process the scene due to them being well trained technicians and investigators. 

The identity of the victim was not immediately available, however, the Greene County Coroner’s Office were called to the scene as well. 

We’ll continue to update this story with more. 

UPDATE @ 12:50 a.m: The Greene County Coroner’s Office has been called to the scene of a shooting that occurred at the Cedar Trail Apartments early Wednesday morning.

INITIAL REPORT

Multiple police units are on scene of a reported shooting that occurred at Cedar Trail Apartments early Wednesday morning.

The incident was dispatched just after midnight in the 1800 block of Surrey Trail with at least one victim reportedly unconscious, per initial reports.

A police pursuit ensued on U.S. 35 involving a vehicle and reported armed suspect possibly connected to the shooting soon after the incident was dispatched. The pursuit reportedly reached up to 100 mph and the vehicle, described as a black Cadillac, was last seen on northbound Interstate 75 from U.S. 35 in Dayton.

We’ll continue to update this story with more details. 

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Alaska man accused of defrauding people in Ohio, other states of hundreds of thousands of dollars

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 1:18 AM

Andrew Jensen
Andrew Jensen

An Alaska man is accused of defrauding people in Ohio and other states of hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

Andrew Jensen, 30, of Anchorage, was arraigned Monday in Morgan County Common Pleas Court in McConnelsville, about 82 miles southeast of Columbus.

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He is jailed in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville following his indictment by a Morgan County grand jury on 29 felony counts, including telecommunications fraud, identity fraud, grand theft of a motor vehicle, theft from the elderly, money laundering and misuse of credit cards, according to a release from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

Investigators said Jensen lied to people, telling them he was a successful businessman or military veteran, to convince them to give him money, property or services. He also allegedly made misleading statements to obtain loans, lines of credit, vehicles and other goods or services.

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Investigators believe at least 22 people, including an Ohio senior citizen from Morgan County, were affected and that losses total more than $450,000, according to the release.

An attorney with the Ohio Attorney General’s Economic Crimes Unit has been appointed by the Morgan County prosecutor to handle the case as a special prosecutor. The case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Economic Crimes Unit and Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

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ATM theft from area convenience store continues rash of similar crimes

Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 8:33 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 4:02 PM

Police looking for two masked men that cut locks on doors and used pickup to drag ATM away from store on Germantown Pike

A thief used a truck to break into the Citizen Mart and pull its ATM out of the ground Tuesday, continuing a recent trend of ATM thefts from area convenient stores, according to a Dayton police report.

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Citizen Mart on Germantown Pike is latest store to have cash machine stolen.

Police were called around 5 a.m. to the convenience store, 4567 Germantown Pike, on a breaking and entering call.

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One of the store’s double doors was ripped off the hinges and the other had the glass broken out.

The top part of the ATM was sitting just inside the double doors and the lock was cut off the roll-down cage, the report said.

The bottom part of the ATM was missing. The amount of money taken was not made available.

The theft is at least the fourth ATM theft from a Dayton convenience store in recent months.

The Estridge Market on Hoover Avenue was burglarized and damaged twice in recent months while someone targeted the ATM there.

ATM taken in break-in from Estridge Market in Dayton

Four Points Market on Gettysburg Avenue also has had its ATM targeted by thieves recently.

Thieves also hit the Crown Drive-Thru on West Third Street recently, where the cash machine was pulled through the front doors of the business.

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Police attempted to locate the suspect vehicle Tuesday morning, a black Dodge Ram truck, that had reportedly headed north toward downtown after the incident but were unsuccessful. 

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Taser prong stuck in face of suspect fleeing Dayton police

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 11:50 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 11:25 PM

Jeremire Jamal Perrey
MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL
Jeremire Jamal Perrey(MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL)

A 22-year-old man had a Taser prong stuck in his face when police finally caught up to him, according to a Dayton police report.

Jeremire J. Perrey was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of possession of a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and having weapons under disability, all felonies, and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business. He also is accused of a possible parole violation.

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A caller reporting suspicious activity around 8:30 a.m. Monday on Arlene Avenue precipitated the foot chase and an arrest after two people fled when police arrived, according to the police report. 

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Around 8:30 a.m. a caller saw suspicious activity in the area of Arlene Avenue and when police arrived two suspects immediately attempted to flee. 

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Perrey was arrested but the other suspect got away.

A loaded handgun was recovered at the scene, police said.

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