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The Docket 10/20/15

The way we were A man approached the victim and asked for $8, but he acted like he knew him. The vic responded, “No, I don’t know you.” Au contraire, the man said, he does know him—they talked two weeks ago. The victim told the suspect au contraire: he was out of town two weeks […]

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The Docket 10/13

Cat fight A “female named Genevieve AKA Jenny,” valued at an estimated $100, has been kidnapped. The caller who reported the kidnapping told the officer her daughter called her and informed her that a “friend” stole Jenny, one of the two females the family adopted from the  street. The mother said the “friend” has been […]

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The Docket: 10/06

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee Ain’t nobody got time for this An officer on patrol spotted a man he knew had previously been trespassed from public property on that public property. The trespassed man then walked right in front of the officer’s cruiser. The officer stepped out of his vehicle and told […]

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The Docket 09/29

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee ‘Not in fact a crack whore’ At about 5:20 p.m. an officer responded to a call of criminal damaging. The victim told the officer that someone had slashed the back tires of her 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier. The words “crack whore” were also scratched into the hood.  The […]

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The Docket 09/22

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee You can’t handle the ‘truth’ The victim reached police on a grand theft auto call. She had parked her gold/tan 2001 Lincoln Town Car with “a lot of black Duck Tape holding of the front end together” (unrelated to this incident) in the driveway of her friend’s […]

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The Docket: 09/15

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee A magician never reveals his secret When taking out money from his pocket while he was waiting in line, a customer in a convenience store accidentally dropped $60. A man behind him then casually covered the money with his foot. He then bent down and swiped it. […]

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The Docket 09/08

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Love thy neighbor After his neighbor threatened him with a knife, a 42-year-old man decided to get the authorities involved. The man checked his mailbox at about 8:30 p.m., when his dog ran past him into his neighbor’s yard. The dog sat by the neighbor’s kids, who the man considered […]

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The Docket: 09/01

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee  Frenemies A man hailed a police cruiser and said he had just been robbed—by someone he thought he knew. He was giving his friend a ride, when the friend asked him to stop and drop him off in a nearby alley. The man got out of the […]

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The Docket: 08/04

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Amanda Dee I said, ‘excuse me’ A man called in on a trespassing complaint at about 10 p.m., not the time to intrude in the space “where he keeps a lot of items like table saws and extra scrap aluminum metal,” but here we are. The […]

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The Docket: 07/28

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   What’s at steak? “$85.85 worth of meet [sic],” apparently. An officer arrived to a grocery store on a theft call and asked where exactly the crime took place. The loss prevention employee disclosed that the dog food section was the scene of […]

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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 […]