Citizens For A Better Norwood 2

Friday, September 28, 2007

Pastor Kevin Jobe’s Cincinnati Post editorial

What in the world is wrong with us? We are the nation for whom the Statue of liberty, symbolic beacon to the world’s tired, poor and wretched, stands as a symbol of welcome. We are the nation that calls itself the melting pot; the one which supposedly prides itself on being an unparalleled tapestry of races, cultures and ethnicities living together in a harmony the rest of the world cannot muster. Why then, after largely ignoring our own immigration laws for a generation plus, are we now so bent on enforcement that we stand on the verge of committing ourselves to one of the largest forced human migrations in all of recorded history? Does no one in a place of power have any idea of the ramifications of such thinking? What sort of behaviors will it lead us into?

Will it lead us to large scale raids for “criminals” which net overwhelming majorities of people whose only crime has been to overstay a visa because they love the USA? Last week, it did. Will we coerce, mislead, and lie to these men and women (without criminal history) we have rounded up in order to force their signatures on deportation papers? Last week, we did. Will we become so bent on carrying out “law enforcement” that we are willing to trash the spirit of our own US Constitution, spit on the Statue of Liberty and then raise ourselves up as champions of the American way? Last week, that happened. Shame on us all.

There is no question that our immigration policies need major reparations, but our current course of action is insanity. If this goes unchecked, the world’s greatest defender of human rights will go down in the annals of history in a manner that will not read well. Alongside the Trail of Tears and the shiploads of slaves, we’ll be known for the mass deportation of 11 million people and their children. The last world leaders to do this on such a level were named Stalin and Hitler. Is this what we want for the greatest country on earth?

Please don’t let this stand! Raise your voice! Call your US Representative or Senator, State Senator or Representative, the office of ICE or Governor Strickland and insist that this madness stops. What in the world is wrong with us?

Pastor Kevin Jobe
Grace Church
A United Methodist Congregation in Norwood

Monday, September 17, 2007

2006 NPD Annual Report - 3rd shift anecdotes

3/16/06: Officer Kilby was stationary on Montgomery Rd. at Prentiss running radar in the stationary mode when he observed a vehicle south on Montgomery Rd. at Williams Ave. at a high rate of speed. Radar unit picked the vehicle up 42 mph.

The officer pulled out to stop the vehicle and was following the vehicle south on Montgomery Rd. when he observed the vehicle cross the double yellow line three times. He activated his emergency lights, and it took the vehicle three blocks to pull over…on the Butternut Bakery lot. The driver was found to be operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and/or drug abuse and was taken into custody.

During the search of the vehicle the officer found two loaded magazines in the glove compartment. Officer read the defendant his Miranda Warnings and asked him about a firearm. The defendant stated that he had a weapon in the center console. Recovered from the center console was a Taurus Millenium 9mm automatic. Defendant charged with OVI, Speed, Marked Lanes and Improper Transportation of a Firearm.

5/15/06: Officer Nelson received a radio run in reference to the complainant being sexually assaulted by a neighbor in her apartment building. He interviewed the complainant and initiated an offense report. With the information Officer Nelson received, he took the initiative to respond to the apartment that the suspect was thought to live in. A subject answered the door and Officer Nelson was able to get information from this subject, and he ran the subject through dispatch and found the subject had an open warrant for Failing to Report as a Felon. Officer Nelson took the subject into custody and contacted the Hamilton County Identification Section and had a lineup put together. The victim was able to make identification of the suspect through the lineup and gave a written statement to Officer Nelson. The suspect was held at the Hamilton County Justice Center until Criminal Investigation Section came in to continue the investigation. Officer Nelson’s initiative made the follow up investigation by detectives much easier and immediately took the suspect off the street, which was a big relief to the victim.

6/21/06: Officers received a trouble run at 4571 Smith Road #2 in reference to a shot fired. Sergeant Rankin was the first officer on the scene and complainant pointed to a white SUV that was leaving the scene. Officer followed the vehicle until backup arrived. The vehicle was stopped on Robertson Avenue in Oakley with four occupants. All subjects were taken into custody without incident with a weapon recover.

It was ascertained that the victim was tricked into opening the door by one suspect when another suspect rushed the door with a gun forcing his way into the apartment. The victim and suspect struggled over the gun, and a shot was fired into the hallway door. the victim was struck over the head, receiving minor injuries.

One suspect was charged with Aggravated Robbery and had two warrants out of Shelby County, TN for Aggravated Robbery. The other three suspects were charged with Complicity to Aggravated Robbery. The weapon was a Kel-Tec 9mm semi-auto weapon, which was reported stolen out of Pennsylvania.

6/22/06: There was an All County Broadcast reference on an Aggravated Robbery that occurred at the Shell Station on Madison & Edwards. Officers Manning, Cintron & Price located the vehicle and suspect and placed him in custody before Cincinnati officers arrived on the scene. The suspect was turned over to Cincinnati officers at the scene and was subsequently charged with Aggravated Robbery.

6/26/06: Sgt. Rankin stopped a vehicle for Disregarding a Traffic Control Device-Red Light on the United Dairy Farmers lot a 5023 Montgomery Rd. The suspect was found to under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and/or drug abuse and was taken into custody. While performing an inventory search of the vehicle prior to towing the vehicle, Sgt. Rankin recovered a large piece of rock cocaine under the driver side floor mat. Also recovered was a .357 magnum handgun behind the passenger seat, a scale with cocaine residue, and a box of .357 magnum ammunition. the field test of the cocaine was positive, and it weighed 11.8 grams TPW. The stop resulted in the suspect being charged with three traffic charges, a Felony two Drug Possession, Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

Monday, September 10, 2007

2006 NPD Annual Report - 2nd shift anecdotes

2/1/06: Officers were dispatched to Fenwick Park to investigate a male white who was suicidal. Officer Ward and Sgt. Rankin arrived and observed a subject sitting in his vehicle holding a knife to his throat. Both officers were able to talk the distraught individual into putting the knife down, and he was taken to University Hospital for treatment.

3/22/06: Officers attempted to serve a warrant at 1818 Cleveland on Darryl
Isbel…who was wanted out of Clermont county on a warrant for Breaking and Entering. He was also suspected of several other break ins. Isbell fled on foot and was caught after a foot chase and K-9 track…

4/23/06: Officer Whitford stopped Langile Lewis…at 4539 Montgomery for a traffic offense. Located in the vehicle was a stolen firearm and crack cocaine. Lewis was charged with Felony Receiving Stolen Property, Weapons Under Disability, and Felony Drug Abuse…

5/1/06: Officers Ward and Lang went to 1941 Elm Ave. They arrested Tina Overbay…on a warrant for Voluntary Manslaughter. They also located drugs, and as a result, she was charged with Felony Drug Possession…

9/4/06: Bennie Taylor…entered the UDF at 3941 Montgomery Rd.; he pulled a knife out and began attacking the employee. He then reached into the cash register drawer and grabbed money. Taylor ran from the scene but was apprehended by officers in the area of Hopkins and Ivanhoe. He was charged with Aggravated Robbery.

9/17/06: A distraught subject barricaded himself in his home at 2012 Delaware. He refused to come out and turned all the gas on in the house bringing the concentration of natural gas in the home to very dangerous levels. Hamilton County SWAT team responded and was able to bring the subject out safely. All officers on 2nd relief did an outstanding job of keeping the residents safe and assisting SWAT…

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

2006 NPD Annual Report - 1st shift anecdotes

2/17/06: A male and female were arrested at 4500 Montgomery Road after buying a quantity of cold remedy capsules. A search of their out-of-state car revealed over 900 more pills. This investigation continued and resulted in the discovery a meth lab in the State of Indiana. Charges of illegal possession of chemicals to manufacture drugs.

2/19/06: Police were called to Surrey Square for a call of male suspect with a shotgun which he took from his trunk and placed in the passenger compartment. Car was stopped in the parking lot and the suspect was arrested. A 12-guage shotgun and ammo were recovered from the car near a two-year-old child. Charges of improper transportation of a firearm and child endangering.

3/1/06: Male suspect arrested for theft and resisting arrest after fleeing Dollar General. Suspect had to be tased when arrested. Officer sustained injuries to his hand while pursuing the suspect over a fence.

4/23/06: A traffic stop in the 1500 block of Sherman Avenue resulted in arrest of male suspect for DUS, felony drug possession, trafficking in drugs, and recovery of several bags of drugs and $4,000 in cash.

6/4/06: Female suspect arrested for forgery and the Secret Service was notified after she was stopped at Krogers with the forged check. Recovered from the suspect was stolen ID and $600 in counterfeit money.

6/6/06: Male suspect was arrested for Criminal Enticement at a Cleveland Avenue residence after trying to get a child to come to his vehicle.

7/15/06: All Officers working First Shift assisted in the evacuation of a residence in the 3900 block of Spencer Ave. The evacuation was due to unstable dynamite being discovered in the residence. Cinti. Bomb Squad and other Units from Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office responded. All involved worked for a safe disposition.

8/9/06: An Aggravated Robbery was reported at Check Smart. After a thorough investigation by 1st Shift and CIS, an employee was charged with theft of $26,000.

11/4/06: A tenacious business owner in the 4500 block of Montgomery Road pursued two juveniles on foot while talking to dispatch on his cell phone. Both were arrested in the basement of a vacant building located in the 2000 block of Mills Avenue. Property worth $190 was recovered.

11/13/06: A deranged emotionally disturbed man was arrested after knocking over merchandise in a Worth Avenue store. After leaving the store, the suspect became disorderly in the street, blocking traffic and disrobing prior to officers arriving. Suspect had to be tased when arrested.