Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Police seek man who forced girl into car


Public safety

EAST PRICE HILL - Police are looking for a man who reportedly forced a teenager into a car Monday morning, then drove her around the neighborhood for two hours before letting her out.

The 15-year-old girl described the man as white, between 30 and 35 with brown hair and brown eyes, about 6-foot-2 and weighing 200 pounds. She said he drove a red car, possibly a Pontiac Grand Am with a spoiler and black-and-gray interior.

The suspect was wearing a green plaid flannel shirt, she said, with faded blue jeans and black boots. He had a couple of days' beard growth, and short hair in back with longer, feathered-back hair on top.

The girl, who was not hurt, said she was forced into the car about 6:50 a.m. at the intersection of Glenway and Rosemont avenues.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.

Child's fatal fall thought accidental

EAST PRICE HILL - Police do not suspect foul play in the death Sunday of a 16-month-old boy who fell through a laundry chute.

Firefighters and police responded to a house in the 600 block of Fairbanks Avenue about 5:30 p.m. They found the boy had fallen through the chute to a concrete floor in the basement.

The boy was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, where he died several hours later.

Man pleads guilty in Indian Hill stabbing

An 18-year-old who stabbed a 13-year-old girl as she jogged along Given Road in Indian Hill pleaded guilty Monday to attempted murder and felonious assault in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. Benjamin White, who was a juvenile when the offense occurred last July, had been bound over to adult court because of the seriousness of the attack. White will be sentenced March 29 and faces up to 18 years in prison. He was accused of dragging the girl off the street, stabbing her four times and slashing her across the face.

Police sergeant found not guilty of fraud

A Hamilton County jury found Cincinnati Police Sgt. Eric Schneider not guilty Friday of falsifying pay records worth $2,200. Schneider, 32, an eight-year-veteran, was accused of theft in office and tampering with records. He had been charged with mixing up arrests made while he worked off-duty details with arrests he made while on duty, purposely charging the city for hundreds of hours in compensatory time. But a jury found that Schneider did not try to defraud the city.




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