The Docket: 01/06

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim

Researched and reported by Charles Grove

The following is a collection of real local police reports filed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day of various years.

Can it
After a physical argument with her boyfriend, a woman went next door to her son’s apartment to cool down. In response, her boyfriend chucked an unopened can of Busch beer through the son’s window while shouting, “You fucked with the wrong one, bitch!” He then opened another can of Busch and began walking down the street with it.

Midnight punch to the kisser
The live-in girlfriend of a 59-year-old man decided to have a few people over on New Year’s Eve. However, one of the guests who arrived was another male, which enraged the man in whose home the party was held. When police arrived the female’s shirt was torn, and she had a large lump on her forehead. The female told police her boyfriend had hit her with a closed fist in the face and then held her on the floor for upwards of 30 minutes. The man was arrested for assault and officers noted injuries to the man’s face and a bite mark on his inner thigh.

No good deed…
Officers arrested a 60-year-old man for domestic violence after an argument broke out between the man and his ex-wife, who had been housing and supporting the man since he had become homeless. During the course of his visit the man brought home multiple women, which upset the ex-wife. While driving in the car together, the two got in an argument. The man then punched his ex-wife with a closed fist. The man was arrested, and now faces a felony charge, after it was discovered he had multiple past arrests for domestic violence.

Family values
(1) A 32-year-old man was arrested after getting drunk and showing up at his ex-wife’s house but not being let in. The man started pounding on the front door demanding his ex-wife turn his phone back on. The man then pulled out a lighter, while his four children were watching through the window, and attempted to set the house on fire yelling, “I’m going to kill you. Tell you momma if she want you kids to live, she turn my phone on!” The woman told police her ex-husband has been stalking her ever since the separation, including him following them when she and the children moved to Texas.

(2) A 35-year-old woman was arrested for domestic violence after a physical argument with her boyfriend. The man had a half-inch cut on his forehead and was bleeding all the way down to his stomach. The woman claimed her boyfriend had choked her until she “almost blacked out” and that she hit him with a candleholder to protect herself. Eventually the woman fessed up that she had been angry with her boyfriend and had hit her own head against the wall multiple times to make it seem as if she had been hit, then attacked her boyfriend with the candle holder. This all occurred in front of their four children.

Do not pass go
Officers responded to a suicide threat call. Upon arriving, they were approached by an intoxicated man who was yelling, “Come on, cuff me up, take me to jail!” Officers tried to calm the man down and get him to explain what was going on, but the man was adamant about officers taking him to jail before he “bust something.” He then told police, “What do I need to do to go to jail? Do I need to hit one of you?” Officers informed him that wasn’t a good idea. The man then punched the window of a nearby van multiple times without breaking it and told officers to take him to jail before “I get stupid.” Feeling he had already reached the point of stupidity, officers placed him in handcuffs and arrested him for disorderly conduct.

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