Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Public safety briefs

2 shot in Lockland, 1 man arrested

LOCKLAND - Police are investigating two separate shootings Tuesday a couple of blocks apart.

In the first, the victim was shot about 3 a.m. in Lockland, but drove himself to Springfield Township, where police responded.

After the second shooting, about 11:40 a.m. in the 700 block of Mulberry Street, Acting Police Chief Lt. James Toles called the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office for help. Officials said they do not think the two shootings are related.

In the second, Tyrone Jackson, 48, of Cincinnati, was shot once in the stomach as he argued with someone in a gray 1990s Dodge or Chrysler minivan. Jackson was taken to University Hospital. Police described his injury as not life-threatening.

The sheriff's office said detectives arrested Harry J. Cocrel, 47, of Lockland, in connection with Jackson's shooting. He was charged with attempted murder.

Two pickup trucks collide, killing 1 driver

WASHINGTON TWP. - A 24-year-old Wilmington man died Tuesday after he pulled his Toyota pickup truck into the path of another truck on U.S. 22/Ohio 3 at Clarksville Road.

Ohio State Highway Patrol officials said Kurtis Cleaver had stopped at a stop sign, but then drove out in front of a Ford pickup driven by Christopher Dearing, 30, of Clarksville. Cleaver was pronounced dead at the scene after the 6:40 a.m. crash.

Dearing and three passengers in his truck - Maria Dearing, 30; Brianna Dearing, 9; and Courtney Dearing, 5 - were treated fkr minor injuries at Clinton Memorial Hospital and released.

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