Friday, October 22, 2004

Public safety briefs



Man ruled competent for trial in assaults

HAMILTON - A former Liberty Township man accused of twice attacking his wife has been ruled competent to stand trial.

Christopher Rezos, 35, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Rezos is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of felonious assault and aggravated burglary.

He is accused of attacking his wife, Amy Rezos, at a West Chester motel in July. About three weeks later, he allegedly hid in her van and shot her twice in the back of the head. She survived.

Overheated school kiln sets off sprinklers

LIBERTY TWP. - A faulty exhaust fan on a kiln made for a long night Wednesday at VanGorden Elementary School.

About 11:15 p.m., as the kiln was firing clay projects, the exhaust fan shut down, causing the temperature to rise, which set off the fire alarm and sprinkler system.

Custodial staff cleaned up water, set up dehumidifiers and scrubbed walls, floors and materials in eight classrooms. Books and supplies were still being dried Thursday. Damage was estimated at less than $5,000.

The art projects turned out fine, Principal Tim Weber said.




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