Thursday, March 18, 2004

Public safety briefs

Police say girl made up story about abduction

EAST PRICE HILL - A 15-year-old girl lied about being abducted Tuesday morning, police said.

The teen said she was forced into a bright red car about 7 a.m. at Glenway and Rosemont avenues.

But the Cincinnati Police Department's personal crimes unit said Wednesday that investigators determined the report to be false. The girl now faces juvenile charges of falsification, obstruction of official business and making false alarms, all misdemeanors.

Man arrested shortly after bank holdup

DELHI TOWNSHIP - A Dry Ridge man was arrested after the robbery of the Eagle Savings Bank at 5148 Delhi Road Wednesday morning.

Michael Holley, 35, was discovered in an apartment complex about two miles from the bank shortly after it was robbed, Delhi Township police said.

The robber walked into the bank about 10:47 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding cash. The robber got the money and ran.

"We got a real good detailed description of the suspect and vehicle," said Delhi Township Police Lt. Ric Idecker . "We located (the vehicle) about two miles down the road. He was in the apartment complex."

Money from the bank was found in an apartment in the complex, police said.

Drug suspect flees with officer's money

BLUE ASH - Police are looking for a repeat drug offender who they say fled a set-up drug deal Tuesday night with an undercover officer's money.

The officer met Chad Cooper in the 4700 block of Madison Road and paid $160 for cocaine, said Blue Ash police Sgt. Joe Boyatt But when the officer refused to get in Cooper's vehicle, Cooper pointed a gun at the officer and sped off.

Cooper, 31, of Madisonville, is wanted on charges of drug trafficking, illegally carrying a gun and aggravated robbery. "I think most of the police agencies in this area are familiar with him just because he was arrested so many times,'' Boyatt said.

Cooper was convicted last week of possession of drugs in Fairfax and is to be sentenced April 20, according to court records. He was arrested again last week by Cincinnati officers for possession of drugs after they searched his Chandler Street house.

Burglary, car chase end in man's arrest

FAIRFIELD - A West Chester Township man is charged with receiving stolen property, breaking and entering, fleeing and eluding and resisting arrest after police say he led a chase in a stolen car. Joel M. Lovins, 30, was arrested early Wednesday.

Police said Lovins earlier was involved in the burglary of a West Chester Township drive-through.

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