Thursday, March 25, 2004

Public safety briefs



Hamilton man indicted in Oxford traffic death

HAMILTON - A 33-year-old was indicted Wednesday on five charges in connection with Oxford's first traffic fatality in nearly six years.

Lasonia K. Kerber of Hamilton is accused of aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, driving with a suspended license and failure to maintain reasonable control.

The charges stem from the Feb. 10 crash that killed passenger Don Isaacs, 49, of Oxford.

Oxford police said they last handled a traffic fatality on July 1, 1998.

If convicted of the most serious charge, aggravated vehicular homicide, Kerber faces three to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.

Sheriff warns of scam seeking taxes on prize

OXFORD TWP. - Butler County Sheriff Harold Don Gabbard is warning the public of a scam that recently victimized a local woman.

She received several phone calls telling her she had won a prize but had to prepay the taxes on the money. The victim continued to receive calls requesting more money.

To verify a caller's claims, call Ohio Attorney General's Office at (800) 282-0515.




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