The Docket: 12/16

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

Researched and reported by Charles Grove

Photo: Orlando Bloom as Legolas in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”; Rating: PG-13, Grade: A-

That escalated quickly
A 19-year-old female was asked by her boyfriend if he could borrow her car, to which she agreed. The boyfriend returned a few hours later, driving a different car and with an unknown female in the passenger seat. The boyfriend then asked his girlfriend if he could give her his iPhone 5S for the car she gave him. She refused and asked where her car was. This enraged the boyfriend, who informed her he was leaving her for the other female and slammed her head into the refrigerator. Police were unable to find the suspect or the vehicle at the time of this reporting.

Is that a machete, or are you just happy to see me?
A 37-year-old man was arrested on carrying a concealed weapon charge after his wife called police saying he pulled out a shotgun in his home and was threatening family members, telling them to leave his house. After speaking to police outside the home, she pointed out her husband walking down the sidewalk. Officers spoke to the man, who told police he was carrying a machete. Officers retrieved a machete, measuring about 15 inches, from the man’s pants. He told officers he had the machete because he wasn’t allowed to have a gun.

Making myself at home
Officers arrested a 49-year-old woman on criminal damaging charges after an argument broke out at an apartment complex. The tenant of the apartment told police he allowed the female, whom he knows and who is homeless, over to his place for a Thanksgiving dinner and so she could do some laundry. After dinner, the woman began moving things from her car into the apartment. The tenant told her she could not move in since they have a history of fighting. An argument began, and the tenant pushed the female out of the apartment. She began banging on the doors and ripping the screen out of a window to gain access to the apartment. Police removed her from the complex.

Brotherly love
A 47-year-old man had to be brought to the hospital after trying to fight his brother, a 51-year-old amateur boxer, outside of his home after a night of drinking. The boxer’s father told police they had all “drank that slop” and the younger man kept egging on the boxer, ripping off his own shirt and trying to assault him. The boxer eventually hit the man with one punch, which caused a broken eye socket and a small amount of brain bleeding. On the way to the hospital, the intoxicated man kept changing his mind, one minute, saying he was just upset his brother would “black his eye,” the next, yelling, “I want to press charges!”

Graceful exits
Officers responded to a breaking and entering call at a restaurant where the premises were ransacked in the following ways: someone defecated under a table in the dining room; cash register cables had been cut; beer was consumed and poured all over the host stand; file cabinets and desks had been rummaged through; makeup was stolen, with some of it used to write the words “Bitch” on the manager’s desk; and orange juice had been thrown about the windows and walls. A pornography site was left up on the manager’s computer. The manager said three employees had recently been let go, with two of them making threats after being terminated.

The power of music
A 31-year-old man was arrested by police for aggravated menacing and criminal damaging charges after an incident with a neighbor. At about 4 a.m., his 51-year-old neighbor asked him to turn his music down, which enraged the man, who then went to her front door and punched through the glass, cutting his hand. Unable to get into the house, the man told the woman he was going to make her “take a dirt nap and blow her fucking brains out.” The woman fled to her car, but the man followed her, shooting his pistol into the air. Police caught the man, who then told police, “Next time you come to my door, you better bring the fucking SWAT team,” and that he had a rifle that would be “hazardous” to the officer’s health.

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