Monday, September 18, 2000

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Abduction attempt reported in city

        Cincinnati District 1 police are investigating a report that a man tried to abduct a 9-year-old girl Saturday night in Over-the-Rhine.

        The incident occurred at 13th Street and Broadway at 9:15 p.m.

        A man in a black pickup truck tried to grab the girl from a group of children walking in the street, police were told.

        No other details were available Sunday.

Arrest made in
robbery, stabbing

               A Queensgate man was charged Saturday with aggravated robbery after a stabbing on a downtown street, Cincinnati District 1 police said.

        Lawrence Dunn, 23, of the 600 block of Clark Street, is accused of approaching a person in the 900 block of Elm Street at 2:01 a.m. Saturday, demanding money, then stabbing the victim in the stomach, police said.

        Mr. Dunn was arrested 14 minutes later in the 900 block of Plum Street, police said.

        The victim's identity and condition were not available Sunday.

Miami freshman
housing costs up

               Miami University trustees have raised freshman room and board for 2001-02 to an average of $5,970, an increase of $380 or 6.8 per cent.

        Of that increase, $140 will go toward renovation of Miami's 36 aging residence halls. The total for a single would be slightly more, or, for someone in a triple, slightly less.

        This is the first year dorm repair funds have been earmarked, and it will continue in subsequent years, spokeswoman Holly Wissing said on Sunday.

        Friday's decision also imposes the $140 renovation fee on other dorm residents, but their total bills vary widely, depending on meal plans.

Pair accused in
Dillard's incident

               GREEN TOWNSHIP — A Ludlow, Ky., man and woman were charged with robbery and assault stemming from a Friday store theft and the dragging of a police officer who became entangled in the getaway car, Hamilton County sheriff's deputies said.

        Christopher Maxwell, 30, of the 400 block of Elm Street, was charged Friday night with robbery, assault on an officer and resisting arrest.

        He was later found to have 14 warrants for his arrest on charges including drug abuse, DUI and carrying a concealed weapon, deputies said.

        Tami Bryan, 19, of the 400 block of Somerset Street, was arrested Saturday on charges of complicity to robbery and felonious assault on a police officer.

        The sheriff's department said Mr. Maxwell left Dillard's on Glenway Avenue with $2,000 worth of merchandise, struck an officer in the jaw, then fled. He was apprehended 15 minutes later.

        Ms. Bryan is accused of driving the getaway car, and dragging a sheriff's deputy 20 yards when his uniform became attached to her 1995 Dodge Neon, police said.

        The name and the condition of the deputy were not available.

SIDS benefit
at county park

               The fourth annual Tyler's Run/Walk, a benefit for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), will take place Oct. 14 at Miami Whitewater Park in Harrison.

        Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the event will start at 9.

        There will be children's music, entertainment, strolling musicians, medical massage therapists, face painting, clowns, food and drink.

        Money raised benefits the SIDS Alliance of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

        To make a tax-deductible do nation, mail checks payable to “Tyler's Run” to Frey Electric, 5700 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati 45247.

Trooper honored
for highway rescue

               An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was recognized Friday for freeing a woman after her vehicle crashed into a fast-moving stream.

        Capt. Dan Kolcum of the patrol's Wilmington district headquarters presented Trooper Matthew Beccaccio, 23, with a certificate of recognition.

Trooper Beccaccio, a Hamilton County resident, is assigned to the patrol's Hamilton post in Butler County.

        While off-duty April 3, Trooper Beccaccio was driving south on Interstate 75 when he saw a northbound vehicle slide down a culvert. It flipped onto its top and was submerged.

        He and another person entered the water and freed Roberta Ingabrand of Campbellsburg, Ky. Trooper Beccaccio attended to Ms. Ingabrand and the other rescuer returned to the water and retrieved her dog.

Vietnam veteran
heads Joseph board

               Vietnam veteran and registered nurse Barbara A. Rounds has been named president of the board at Joseph House, a nonprofit housing establishment.

        Joseph House offers long-term residential programs aimed at rebuilding the lives of veterans who have become homeless.

        Ms. Rounds joined the Army as a nurse in 1967 and was frequently exposed to combat conditions in 1968 and 1969 while she served in Chu Lai, Vietnam.

She completed her active duty in 1970 but continued to serve in the Army Reserves until last March, when she retired at the the rank of colonel.

        Ms. Rounds has been a research nurse at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, working on post-traumatic stress disorders and Gulf War syndrome.

        She is also a member of the Harrison, Ohio, City Council, earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Thomas More College and was recently appointed to Ohio Gov. Bob Taft's Force on Women Veterans.

Winton Place fire
damage is $25K

               A fire that caused $25,000 damage to a two-family residence in Winton Place is being investigated, District 3 Fire Chief Gary Scott said.

        The fire on McMakin Avenue was reported at 8:08 a.m. Sunday and was contained to the attic. The house was unoccupied when firefighters arrived, Chief Scott said.

        Five residents, two adults and three children, were being assisted by the Red Cross, he said.

Body in basement;
24-year-old charged

               COVINGTON — A 24-year-old Covington man was charged with murder Sunday after police found a man dead in his apartment building basement, Covington police said.

        William Chambers, of the 800 block of Perry Street, remained in the Kenton County Jail Sunday night.

        The identity of the victim was withheld pending notification of his family.

        At 3:02 a.m. Sunday, police received a call about an assault with injuries at the apartment house, and subsequently found the victim. An investigation led to the arrest Sunday morning of Mr. Chambers.

        No further information was available.


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