Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Public safety briefs



Police seek killer in city's 56th homicide

OAKLEY - Cincinnati police are looking for the killer of a man found shot Monday on Cardiff Avenue near Ridge Avenue.

William Wilson, 22, was found just before midnight and pronounced dead at the scene. Police later found a black Mercedes they had been looking for in connection with the shooting, but no one was arrested as of Tuesday evening.

Wilson is the 56th person in Cincinnati this year to be the victim of a homicide. That's up nine from this time last year.

Man who fled with girl awaits extradition here

MILFORD - Police are awaiting the extradition of a Milford man arrested in Florida after police said he fled prosecution on theft charges and took a 16-year-old girl with him.

Milford police said Raymond Harris, 20, is in jail in St. Lucie County and awaits extradition to the Clermont County jail after he was arrested at an apartment in St. Lucie County on Sept. 10.

Police joined with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Network in August after Harris' girlfriend, a 16-year-old Milford girl, was reported missing.

Harris was wanted on theft charges when he boarded a bus to West Palm Beach, police said. The girl, whose name was not released, has been turned over to her parents.

Harris was charged with interference with custody, a felony, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor.

Little Miami senior, 19, charged with growing pot

HAMILTON TWP. - Police said Tuesday that a Little Miami High School senior and was arrested last week and charged with growing marijuana at his home.

Hamilton Township Police said 19-year-old Brian Seiler, who attends both the high school and the Warren County Career Center, was charged with cultivation of the illegal plant on his parents' farm property near the high school. He is free on bond pending a hearing Thursday.

Little Miami Superintendent Daniel Bennett said that despite the proximity to the school - less than a quarter of a mile - there is no indication that any other high school students were involved.

Roselawn man faces new gun, drug charges

OVER-THE-RHINE - A man out of jail on bond on gun and drug charges for less than a week was arrested again Tuesday after police chased him and allegedly saw him throw down powder cocaine.

Officers say they saw Larry Collier, 21, of Roselawn, sell drugs, then get back into a car and drive away. When they stopped the car, Collier ran, said Sgt. Bill Halusek, supervisor of District 1's Violent Crimes Squad.

Officers said they found in Collier's backpack a gun loaded with 32 rounds of ammunition. .

Collier also faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon, drug possession and drug trafficking. Those are in addition to the drug and concealed weapon charges he still faces from Sept. 22. He was released from jail that day after posting $2,500 bond.

Police seek Ohio women in fatal hit-skip crash

NEWPORT - Two Ohio women were charged Tuesday in the Saturday hit-skip crash that killed a 4-year-old girl.

Arrest warrants were signed Tuesday for Keesha R. Lynnville, 20, who is charged with driving without a license, leaving the scene of an accident and possession of marijuana, police said. Felicia N. Lynnville, 18, is charged with possession of marijuana.

The 20-year-old woman was identified by police as the driver of the vehicle. The two women were still at large Tuesday night.

"We believe they live in Ohio," said Newport Police Sgt. Robert Auteri.

Four-year-old Haley Conway, of Brighton Street, was killed at 7:08 p.m. Saturday in the 500 block of Brighton Street, police said. The two occupants of the car that struck the child abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

Batavia man, 37, injured when truck hit, overturns

WILLIAMSBURG TWP. - A 37-year-old Batavia man was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon in two-vehicle crash on Ohio 32 at McKeever Pike in Clermont County.

Brian Hundemir was driving a pickup truck east on Ohio 32 about 1:20 p.m. when his vehicle was struck by a car whose driver failed to yield the right of way on McKeever Pike, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

After impact, the pickup slid off the right side of the road and overturned, the highway patrol said. Hundemir, who was trapped in the wreckage for 45 minutes, was flown by Air Care helicopter to University Hospital. The hospital did not release any information on his condition Tuesday night.

The driver of the car, Angela M. Partin 18, of Williamsburg, and two passengers, Esther M. Brockman, 18, and Stacy R. Meadors, 18, both of Williamsburg, were taken to Clermont Mercy Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, the highway patrol said.

Partin was cited for failure to yield the right of way, the highway patrol said.

The crash occurred just outside the village of Williamsburg.




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