The Docket: 05/05

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim

By Researched and reported by Charles Grove

Donkey wrong
Police were flagged down by a 24-year-old female in regards to an incident with her sister’s boyfriend. When she flagged down police she was wearing only a bra and sweat pants. After getting home so she could clothe herself, the woman told police her sister’s boyfriend had broken her cell phone during a fight. To get back at him she went over to his place and took his game system, telling him he could have it back after he bought her a new cell phone. That night, the boyfriend came back, forcing his way into the female’s apartment to get his game system back, throwing the woman into a coffee table during the invasion. The man faces assault and burglary charges


First cut is the deepest
A 21-year-old female called police after an incident with her boyfriend. After an argument, the boyfriend was leaving the apartment when the woman told the man to come back and pick up his clothes he left on the floor. The man came back in and said, “I’m not ready to go. Get out of my way bitch!” He then shoved her against the closet door, tearing it from the track, and began punching the woman. The woman was able to get a knife to defend herself, but that didn’t stop the man from continuing to punch her and stab her during the struggle with the knife. The man faces felonious assault charges.

There goes the neighborhood
Officers responded to a call from a neighbor about a welfare check on a mentally disabled male who lived with his family. Neighbors said a nearby house was infested with maggots and feces were everywhere due to the toilets that had broken. After multiple attempts at knocking on the door, it took a family friend to get the mother of the house to come out. The woman did not want police in her home and told police her mentally disabled son did not live there. After some coaxing, she allowed police in who detected food, garbage, multiple birds, flies, a dead rodent and animal feces on the floor. Police then learned from the boy’s caseworker that the son did live in the home. After going upstairs they found the man and charged the mother with obstructing official business.

Dayton Police officers were working on foot patrol at a bus terminal. An employee approached police and told them a fight had broken out on one of the platforms. Police found one of the men involved and told him multiple times to stop. By the time police grabbed him he was in the middle of the street. The man then balled both hands up into fists but was taken down by police. After being handcuffed the man told police a young boy had taken his phone and he was trying to fight him over it. Surveillance footage showed the suspect walking on the platform with an unknown man. The suspect then sucker-punched the unknown man and a fight broke out. After the scuffle, an opportunistic young boy took the man’s phone from his pocket and fled. The suspect was arrested for fighting.

Making myself at home
Officers responded to a burglary-in-progress call. Upon arrival, officers met two men who were house-sitting for the homeowner while he was away. One of the men came to check on the house and saw a key sticking out of the front door and a female sleeping on the couch. Police announced themselves and the two people inside the house ran. Police were allowed into the home and found the two people. Those two claimed they gained access from the homeowner’s wife. The two were in the middle of a divorce and the husband had texted her telling her he was going away and she had no business showing up to his house. Officers found the wife when they took the other two suspects home.

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