Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Local Digest


Police seek gunmen in robbing spree

        In four separate incidents during a 30-minute span early Monday, two men robbed people at gunpoint in Corryville and University Heights, but took only small items of little value, Cincinnati police said Monday.

        Between midnight and 12:30 a.m. Monday, the robbers, described as African-American teen-agers, held up people in the 100 and 200 blocks of West McMicken, 100 block of Calhoun and 2300 block of Stratford, police said.

        Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.

Sheriff's patrol to encourage safety belts

        The Hamilton County Sheriff's Patrol will participate in the “What's Holding You Back” campaign, Friday through June 3. During that time, enforcement of safety belt and child safety restraint systems is encouraged, as opposed to warning violators.

        In Ohio, children under 4 years of age and 40 pounds are required to be in safety restraints while riding in vehicles. Based on the officer's observation, a traffic stop is permissible.

        All other safety belt restraint violations are secondary offenses and probable cause for officer/violator contact must exist before enforcement action can be taken.

Son charged in mother's stabbing

        NORTH COLLEGE HILL — A local woman was in serious condition at University Hospital this morning after she was stabbed Sunday.

        Debbie Wrenn, 46, was wounded in the upper chest about 4:45 p.m. Her son, Brandon Wrenn, 22, was arrested Sunday evening and charged with felonious assault in connection with the stabbing.

        Ms. Wrenn, who was found in the front yard of her home at 8356 Bobolink Drive, identified her son as her attacker. Mr. Wrenn had left the residence before police arrived but was picked up by other family members, who returned him to the Bobolink Drive residence.

       



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