The Docket: 01/20

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim

By Researched and reported by Charles Grove

Spelling counts
An 18-year-old woman called police about a woman she had a protection order against spray-painting her car in front of her house. The victim saw the woman drive down her street with two accomplices multiple times, ducking their heads down as they went past. Officers went to the woman’s home and arrested her for violating the protection order. She then went on to admit to police she had done the damage. The violations? They spray-painted “H.O.R.” along the car and broke windows on the car. They told police they were calling her a whore. When asked by police how to spell whore, the woman responded, “H-O-R-E.”

Real world problems
A 24-year-old woman called police after a night on the town didn’t turn out well. The woman had lined up a double date for her and her friend using a dating service, but then realized when the four of them met that she knew one of the two men. Leaving the acquaintance for her friend instead, she then learned the other man was married. This ended the evening altogether – almost. Upon arriving home, the wife of the married man met the woman who had set up the date, and began chasing her down the street with a baseball bat.

Family matters
A 76-year-old man was run out of his house by his 33-year-old daughter who showed up to his house after being told by police she wasn’t allowed to visit. The man had been caring for her children who weren’t there when she arrived. The woman broke a window after being turned away by her father yelling, “I’m going to kill your damn ass right here, right now, in this house!” The man was able to run away as she continued to yell, “I told you not to never call the damn police on me!” She was later arrested for aggravated burglary.

Who put that there?
Dayton Police arrested a 24-year-old man on multiple charges after finding the man in possession of drug instruments and attempting to use them in a public bathroom. The janitor of the hub saw the man go into the restroom and not come out for 15-20 minutes. Fearing the man was in danger, he opened the door to find the man with a needle in his arm. Nearby police responded, and the man claimed he had merely found the needles and was trying to give them to the janitor to dispose of. He also tried to swallow the bag the drugs came in in front of police, unsuccessfully.

That escalated quickly…
A 39-year-old mother was arrested after calling police and reporting that her 13-year-old son was out of control and beating her with objects. When police showed up, she told police her son had run out of the house, but police saw him and called him over. The mother then yelled, “Don’t believe him, he’s a liar!” before one of the officers took her inside to speak to her. The son, in tears, claimed his mother became livid with him because they were out of syrup and then beat him with a broom handle. The son said he threw things around his room, but didn’t strike her. The mother had no signs of injuries but the son had a 2” gash near his private areas. The woman was charged with child endangering.

Get off my lawn
A 46-year-old man was arrested on multiple firearms charges after a neighbor called police claiming the man had fired his shotgun from his porch into the street. Officers detained the man at gunpoint after finding him sitting on his porch but without weapons. The neighbor then came out and spoke to police as the man told police his shotgun was upstairs in his bedroom. Officers recovered a 28-gauge shotgun from the room. While the man was detained, officers realized his eyes were glassy and he smelled of alcohol. The man faced one felony count of having weapons under disability as well as other misdemeanor charges.

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