CLAY TOWNSHIP, OH. (THECOUNT) — Steven Johnson, of Clay Township, has been identified as the man found dead wrapped in plastic at Browns Nursery in Clay Township, Monday.
The body of Johnson, 47, was located near the intersection of Baltimore-Phillipsburg Road and Arlington Road, in Clay Township, OH. He likey died previous to being placed in plastic as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, according to the coroner’s office.
A Browns Nursery employee discovered the body “wrapped in plastic,” several thousand feet off Arlington Road on nursery grounds, Sgt. M.D. Hutchinson of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said.
Police are not sure how long the body had been in the field.
An autopsy is to be performed Tuesday.
“The body was found wrapped in some items and we’re going to remove it just as we found it to preserve any evidence that could possibly be contained inside those items,” Hutchison said. Continue reading
ROSS COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Jeffrey Delgado, the suspect wanted by the Ross County Sheriff’s Office for felonious assault, kidnapping and rape, was found dead on Sunday.
Delgado, 53, was the alleged suspect in an aggravated burglary and felonious assault that occurred on Baker Road shortly before noon last Saturday, according to authorities.
The sheriff’s office said the body of Jeffrey Delgado was found by a property owner in the 500 block of Baker Road around 4 p.m., about 15 miles southwest of Chillicothe. Continue reading
COLUMBUS, OH. (THECOUNT) — Robert Coleman has been identified as the body found along I-70 Tuesday morning.
Columbus Police say 42-year-old Coleman wasn’t killed by a car driving on the interstate but they are still trying to learn how the body ended up on the roadway.
Police say the believe someone dumped Coleman near the mound street exit on I-70 eastbound before fleeing. “There were absolutely no signs of trauma that I’ve been told, so nothing… proof of being left there,” Sgt. Chantay Boxill, Columbus Police Spokeswoman Continue reading
MANSFIELD, OH. (THECOUNT) — Shawn Christy, the man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and other elected officials, is believed to have crashed a truck stolen from Pennsylvania in Ohio, say local reports.
The truck crashed on Interstate 71 in Mansfield and the driver fled on foot, Ohio State patrol told WCMH-TV. It is believed the truck was driven by Christy.
Federal authorities suspect Christy, 27, stole the truck from the same northeastern Pennsylvania business he is believed to have burglarized earlier this month.
U.S. Marshalls, the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service have been searching for 27-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo for more than two months, saying he has threatened to use “full lethal force on any law enforcement officer that tries to detain me.” Continue reading
SMITHVILLE, OH. (THECOUNT) — Ohio school resource officer, Maryssa Boskoski, has been placed on unpaid leave after being accused of waking a sleeping student, by firing her taser.
Boskoski, 32, was called to a classroom when a sleeping student wouldn’t wake up for a Liberty Prep teacher or principal. Officials say, the Smithville police officer, removed the cartridge from the Taser and “arced” it. Authorities say the sparking sound and noise from the other students woke the sleeping student up.
Liberty Prep Interim Principal Jenna Parnell told the station that the combination of the sparking noise and ensuing commotion in the classroom caused the student to wake up.
Liberty Prep’s Weapons and Dangerous Instruments rules as laid out for student: A student shall not bring to school, or threaten to bring, to any interscholastic competition or extracurricular event/activity on or off school property, or possess, handle, transmit, or conceal any object capable of injuring himself or others. This includes but is not limited to, explosives, pyrotechnic devices of any kind, and other dangerous weapons or ordinances, including objects made, constructed, or altered so that to a reasonable person the object appears to be a firearm. Continue reading
CLEVELAND, OH. (THECOUNT) – Ohio woman, Rachel M. Mack, has been identified as the victim found dead Friday afternoon on Cleveland’s west side.
Mack, 27, was identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office after homicide detectives responded to residence in the 3130 block of West 54th Street for a suspicious death.
A cause of death was not provided by officals.
The victim was identified as 27-year-old Rachel M. Mack. Continue reading
The Bath Township Police Department in Michigan says it’s “testing” new graphics for officers’ cruisers that replaces “POLICE” with “POPO.”
According to policemag.com, Popo is slang for “police.” Originally coined by Southern California Asian gangs, now nationwide and thought to be of African-American derivation. Urban Dictionary says the term was derived from beach bike officer’s shirts, which read PO for “police officer.” Popo is also “grandmother” in Chinese American slang.
Bath Township official said in a Facebook post that the new skins are an effort to “connect with younger members of the community.” Continue reading
Margaret Douglas, 98, was found dead inside her home and now a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in her death.
Douglas was reported missing from her home this month after a relative asked police to conduct a welfare check. The family member told police they had not been able to contact the senior for about four days. Ohio police later located the woman dead inside a closet under some articles of clothing.
After the initial call, officers did a walk-through of her home located on Portage Street Northwest, North Canton, OH, but didn’t see any evidence of foul play. Her body was found in a closet and was concealed with various items and clothing after another sweep of the home. According to a press release from Wadsworth police, the suspect was at a Cleveland area location when detectives learned of his involvement in her death on Monday. Continue reading
Just in: “Zombie-like” raccoons have invaded one Ohio city. Witnesses report the normally domicile creatures now taking on humans in the daytime. Reports detail baring of teeth, standing on back legs and unexpectedly falling backward in an apparent comatose state.
Authorities in Youngstown are stumped after responding to more than a dozen calls in recent weeks about the furry animals behaving badly in broad daylight, reports said Tuesday.
Robert Coggeshall was with his dogs outside his home last week when, he told the station, a raccoon headed toward them. He immediately rushed the dogs indoors and snapped photos of the furry creature. “He would stand up on his hind legs, which I’ve never seen a raccoon do before, and he would show his teeth and then he would fall over backward and go into almost a comatose condition,” Coggeshall recalled. Continue reading
Andrew Day has been named as the Hampton Inn employee killed in a shooting at Dayton/Fairborn hotel located at 2550 Paramount Place, Fairborn, OH.
A 911 call informed police of the fatal shooting of Day, 29, at the Hampton Inn hotel. He was later located dead behind the front counter.
“I think I heard gunshots,” the caller told police. “We just walked in the door…somebody shot the guy behind the counter.” The caller told dispatchers he was applying pressure to the victim’s wound while emergency crews responded to the scene. Continue reading