Friday, August 27, 2004

Public safety briefs

West Chester man dies in I-275 accident

SHARONVILLE - A 53-year-old West Chester man was killed Thursday night when he lost control of his sport-utility vehicle on eastbound Interstate 275 near Interstate 75.

According to police, Gregory A. Bonwell was driving east on I-275 about 9:05 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle.

The vehicle flipped, and Bonwell was ejected, police said.

Robber hits Fifth Third bank in Sycamore Twp.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP - Police are investigating a bank robbery at the Fifth Third branch at 10869 Montgomery Road Thursday.

No one was hurt, but the robber left with an undetermined amount of cash, Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies said.

The suspect walked into the bank about 9:25 a.m., pointed a handgun at a teller and announced a robbery.

After he got cash from one teller, he went to the next teller window and demanded money from that employee, deputies said. The gunman left the bank on foot.

The robber was described as a black man, 6-0 to 6-2 and weighing about 150 pounds. He was wearing an "NFL" multicolored baseball hat, a white long sleeve pullover shirt with a blue stripe down each arm, and "Enyce" written in cursive on the chest.

The weapon was described as a black revolver.

HIV sufferer facing propositioning charge

MIAMI TWP. - A Clermont County grand jury indicted a Miami Township man who suffers from HIV, charging him with propositioning a teenage boy for sex.

According to the indictment released Thursday, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Lawrence W. Higgins, 41, on a charge of solicitation after a positive HIV test, a third-degree felony.

According to police reports, Higgins pulled up to a 17-year-old boy about 10 p.m. July 6 on a Miami Township street, offered him $100 and asked if he could perform a sex act on the boy. The boy declined then made a report to police.

Man gets 10 months over child support

LEBANON - A man has been sentenced to serve 10 months in prison for failing to pay $34,414 in court-ordered child support.

Warren County Prosecutor Rachel Hutzel on Thursday said James McGuire, 33, of Miamisburg, near Dayton, Ohio, will be required to pay the amount he owes after he finishes serving his sentence.

McGuire had been given chances to pay but made his last payment more than two years ago, Hutzel said.

Boy, 1, injured after running into dad's car

FAIRFIELD TWP. - A 1-year-old boy was injured Thursday after he ran into his father's moving car while it was being backed out of the family's driveway, said police in this Butler County community.

Yousef Zayed suffered a head injury, Fairfield Township police said. He was airlifted to Cincinnati Children's Hospital MedicalCenter, but his condition wasn't released.

The boy's father, Raed Zayed, 35, was backing a 1996 Mazda out of the driveway at 7502 Redcoat Drive about 2:30 p.m. when the child ran into the driveway, Fairfield Township Police Chief Richard St. John said. The child fell to the ground after running into the car.

No charges are anticipated, St. John said.

Deputy charged with sexual imposition

A Hamilton County Sheriff's deputy was arrested Thursday and charged with sexual imposition.

It was the second time that 32-year-old Gregory L. Rabanus had been arrested in the past week.

Rabanus was charged with sexual imposition based on a complaint that he grabbed a woman's breast, according to court records. The incident occurred Saturday in the 1200 block of Main Street, the complaint states.

Rabanus, a sheriff's deputy for more than 10 years, was arrested early Sunday morning in the 200 block of East 12th Street and charged with assault and obstructing official business for allegedly hitting a man in the back of his head with his elbow.

The man Rabanus allegedly hit was charged with disorderly conduct.

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Murray Weiner, doctor, writer, pharmacologist