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The Docket 3/8/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee  No butts about it An officer was driving on patrol when he noticed seven or eight individuals fighting in a parking lot in front of a gay nightclub. As he drove toward the tussle, the group stopped the brawling—except for one man, who continued throwing punches. The […]

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The Docket 3/1/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee Mud Monster strikes again The victim and her husband had been out of the house for about 30 minutes when her mother dropped by. The mother knew something was not quite right because the backdoor had been kicked wide open and her daughter’s TV was gone. Most […]

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The Docket 2/23/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee For the highest court Officers met with the pastor who called in the crime. He observed that one of the doors of the church had been forced open. According to the report, “he believed he may have info of who broke in.” The pastor noticed footprints and […]

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The Docket 2/16/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Probably not pooping  By Amanda Dee Officers were called to a convenience store. The call comments instructed the officers to “check for a [white male], [black] trench coat stole beer and is in bath room [sic] drinking the beer. Is still on seen [sic].” When officers arrived and knocked on […]

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The Docket 2/9/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee Another woman deals with another creep The female victim of unrelenting male advances summed the incident up concisely in her report: “I’ve asked the person to quit contacting me and sending text messages. He continues to send text messages and threats.” This is one recent case in […]

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The Docket 2/2/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee *69 A woman started receiving texts from an unknown number. The first line of the first text read, “U really hate me so much U F with my household and my kids livelihood?” Then, the sender clarified in the second line of the message: “OK this is […]

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The Docket

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee The loads we carry Two officers were dispatched to check on a public restroom. Witnesses on site reported someone had been in there for “an extended period of time.” One of the officers did what anyone would do to check on the status of a long-term bathroom […]

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The Docket 1/19

The peddling pirate Two officers were on patrol when they noticed a man riding an orange bicycle on the sidewalk. They pulled over by the biking man and asked him to stop and step off his vehicle. They informed him they stopped him because he was riding his bike on the sidewalk but ultimately patted […]

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The Docket 01/12/16

Infant disguised as adult man Another man walked into a store and committed another crime. The cashier who checked him out only rung up one item, but when the man was leaving the store, he was holding something other than the item he purchased: a 4 Loco. The cashier confirmed the man didn’t have the […]

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Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee Girls just wanna have fun A woman stuffed her pockets full of items from a store and attempted to walk out without paying. When the officer on duty confronted her, telling her she needed to come with him to the security, she asked why. He said, “You […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]