Thursday, July 15, 2004

Public safety briefs

Bathroom videotaper sentenced to jail

A man who secretly videotaped children and adults who used the bathroom in his home was sentenced Wednesday to 180 days in jail.

Robert Wolsefer, 35, of Springfield Township, also was sentenced to three years' probation and was designated a sexually oriented offender.

Wolsefer was convicted in June on six charges of illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance.

Videotaping at pool brings stalking charge

SPRINGFIELD TWP. - Matthew Gardner, 33, of Springfield Township was charged with menacing by stalking Wednesday after an investigation revealed he had been secretly videotaping people at a swimming pool.

Responding to a report of a suspicious person, officers went to Brentwood Swim Club at 8490 Cottonwood Drive Tuesday and found Gardner videotaping individuals in and around the swimming pool, police said,

Ford transmission plant fire short-lived

SHARONVILLE - A fire in an exhaust system at the Ford transmission plant Wednesday morning caused minimal damage to ductwork in a heat-treating area in the plant at 3000 E. Sharon Road. The fire did not disrupt work at the plant, fire officials said.

Robbery, chase ends at police station lot

PRICE HILL - A suspected robber and car thief fled from police but rammed a cruiser before driving right into a police captain's parking spot outside District 3.

Macon Tucker, 37, of Price Hill, was charged with robbery, felonious assault and aggravated auto robbery Tuesday. Police said that at 2:25 a.m. the United Dairy Farmers store on River Road was robbed as a Cincinnati police officer was sitting outside doing paperwork.

The robber jumped into a customer's car and led the officer on a chase that ended at the police station on Warsaw Avenue. Tucker was shot with a Taser gun after he refused to get out of the car, police reports said.

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Local news briefs
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Neighborhood briefs
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Man executed for 1989 murder of woman, girl
Concealed-weapon law passes key test
State to conduct open-records seminars
Public safety briefs
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Woodland Elementary administrator named
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Bill Bunis turned from tennis, became sociology professor
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Hayden criticized for China seminar
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