The Docket: 04/07

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim

By Researched and reported by Charles Grove

Damn the man
A parking enforcement officer came across a parked car with license plates on the tow list. While the officer was waiting for the tow truck, two women came outside and wanted to know what was going on. When they learned the car was going to be towed, the women got into the car and tried to pull away, but got boxed in. This didn’t stop the driver – she drove the car up onto the sidewalk and fled. An officer a few blocks away was notified and found the car speeding away, eventually pulling it over. When being arrested, the driver told the parking enforcement agent multiple times, “I’m going to fuck you up.”

It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood
(1) Officers responded to a call about an intoxicated male causing a disturbance. Upon arrival police discovered a fight had taken place between two tenants of the apartment building. One tenant was so intoxicated police couldn’t understand what he was saying. The other had a four-inch cut on his shoulder, presumably from a knife. A witness told police one of the men went into the other’s apartment screaming and was shoved out. The man had come back with a knife and a scuffle ensued in the hallway. Police found the knife and arrested the intoxicated man who screamed as he was being taken away, “Yeah, I cut the motherfucker. I’m gonna do it again. I’m gonna kill that motherfucker.”

(2) Officers responded to a report of a fight between multiple people. A few blocks away, they found a black male along with three bus employees. Apparently the man bumped into one of the employees on purpose and eventually a fight broke out. The manager of security for the terminal broke up the fight and the three employees followed the man for a few blocks. While he was being followed the man told the manager he was going to, “fuck his wife, fuck his daughter and kill him or shoot him.” He also told the man he was “dead and didn’t know it.” Police arrested the man for assault.

Jill of all trades
Police arrested a woman at a bus terminal after being informed by a bus employee the woman had been trespassed from the area for stealing food from the cafeteria earlier on the same day. Police told the woman she was being arrested for criminal trespassing and asked if they could search her, which she allowed. An officer noticed a pill bottle sticking out of her shirt. When asked, she told police it was heroin. She also had a crack pipe, a needle and bag of marijuana in her bra. She faces two felonies and three misdemeanors.

Family matters
Police responded to an assault report and discovered a 22-year-old male and his 19-year-old brother. The older brother told police he had gotten off a bus and seen the mother of his child. He asked her where his baby was. The mother was with a man who told the 22-year-old, “I’ve been to prison, I’ll shank you.” All four people ran into each other again at the bus terminal and again the man asked where his baby was. A fight then broke out between the former inmate and the 19-year-old while the older brother left the area. Security footage showed the fight and police charged the 19-year-old with an assault charge.

A helluva drug
Police responded to an assault complaint and met with a 54-year-old man who was in a wheelchair. The man said his brother punched him five times while the two were sitting in a van. The man had cuts and swelling along his left eye. The man told police his brother is using crack cocaine and seemingly without warning the brother punched him multiple times. Nearby video footage showed the altercation in the van. Footage showed the handicapped man getting out of the van and bracing himself against the hood of the vehicle to get away from his brother, who also happens to be his caretaker.

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