Tag Archives: law and disorder

The Docket 10/27/15

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee Home of the free Two high school students stole the U.S. flag and their school flag at about 8 p.m. the other day. On the video footage that caught them in the act, one of the juvenile boys, donning a dark hoodie of course, started to take […]

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The Docket 10/20/15

The way we were A man approached the victim and asked for $8, but he acted like he knew him. The vic responded, “No, I don’t know you.” Au contraire, the man said, he does know him—they talked two weeks ago. The victim told the suspect au contraire: he was out of town two weeks […]

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The Docket: 09/01

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee  Frenemies A man hailed a police cruiser and said he had just been robbed—by someone he thought he knew. He was giving his friend a ride, when the friend asked him to stop and drop him off in a nearby alley. The man got out of the […]

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The Docket: 07/07

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   The cops tho An officer responded to a report of a stolen cell phone. The victim said her boyfriend last used her cell phone in May, right before he was arrested. Since the arrest, the phone was in the custody of the […]

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The Docket: 11/18

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove A new trend? A 36-year-old woman was arrested at a department store after she attempted to steal a wig by placing it under her shirt. After trying to leave the store, she was stopped by employees who asked for the wig […]

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The Docket 11/11/14

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Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Hail seizure! Officers responded to a Kroger and found a loss prevention officer and a 32-year-old man after what had obviously been a fight between them. After the loss prevention officer confronted the man, who was seen stuffing items down his […]

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The last word

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Thanks for reading By A.J. Wagner This will be my last week writing the “Law and Disorder” column for the Dayton City Paper. I’ve been in this spot since July 2011, but I want to do more writing and work on the issue of poverty. I believe poverty is at the heart of most of […]

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Law & Disorder: Shoot first

Ask questions later By A.J. Wagner Justice belongs to God; men only have the law. Justice is perfect, but the law can only be careful. – Juror No. 9 The above quote came from a journalist who sat on a New York jury with an itinerant preacher. After four days of deliberation and angst on […]

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Law & Disorder: Blowing up our democracy

Lawmaking for sale By AJ Wagner Last week, I noted how Republicans won’t be formally approving President Barack Obama’s war with ISIL. I quoted Representative Jack Kingston who stated: “Republicans don’t want to change anything. We like the path we’re on now. We can denounce it if it goes bad, and praise it if it […]

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Law and Disorder 09/16/2014

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To war or not to war by A.J. Wagner Does the Congress or does the president get to declare war? After announcing the four steps he is taking, the president said, “My administration has also secured bipartisan support for this approach here at home. I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL. But […]

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Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]