Crime

Oregon Police: Tire slashing suspect in custody

Rogelio Velez is lodged in the Lucas County jail and his vehicle has been impounded. Police noted if he is bonded out or otherwise released from jail, he will be on a GPS ankle monitor.

3 OH men arrested accused of child exploitation

An Oregon man was among those arrested after having a sexually-oriented conversation with who he thought was a 14-year-old but was really an undercover officer.

7 arrested in Defiance human trafficking investigation

Law enforcement officials in Defiance have arrested 7 people after an operation was conducted to deter human and sex trafficking in the city.

Student’s school essay leads to rape sentence for Fremont, OH man

“The class was asked, I believe, to write an essay pertaining to obstacles that they had overcome in their life and she had disclosed that she had been sexually abused as a child,” said Detective Sergeant Kenneth Arp with the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office.

Findlay man arrested on drug charges after police search home

A 28-year-old Findlay man is in jail on drug charges after police performed a narcotics search warrant at his home on Thursday afternoon.

Police investigating Central Toledo shooting

Police say the victim was walking outside when he heard gunshots and was hit in the neck.

Man arrested for stealing wallet from 89-year-old while giving him a hug

Police say the man gave the victim a hug, stealing the victim's wallet in the process.

TPD seeks help from public to identify suspect in Pizza Hut robbery

In the video, a man is seen entering the store with a knife-like object in his hand. He has the cashier open the cash register and the man removes some of the cash.

No charges returned in 2 officer-involved fatal shootings

The cases involved a Dollar General robbery on July 21 during which an officer shot a robbery suspect and and incident on July 27 in which two officers shot and killed a man wanted for questioning after he confronted the officers with a handgun.

Ex-Perrysburg Heights Community Association president indicted on corruption, money laundering

Jason Craig, former Perrysburg Heights Community Association president, is facing charges of money laundering, corruption and and aggravated theft.

Man accused of stealing UT scooter

Police say it was obvious that the scooter was stolen because the credit card machine attached to the scooter had been broken off.

Woman charged in stabbing death of another woman in central Toledo

One woman was stabbed near Woodruff and Linwood Avenue near the Toledo Museum of Art.

34-year-old man accused of killing mother because she wouldn’t make him food

Investigators say the suspect was found covered in blood upon their arrival.

Ohio woman accused of using 3-year-old daughter to make child porn

Parker confessed to investigators that she would undress her daughter and leave her alone in a bedroom with her ex-boyfriend.

Anson Pharmacy in Temperance suspected of over dispensing

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs suspended the controlled substance license for the Anson Pharmacy.

Police identify man suspected of slashing woman’s tires, following her

The woman told police while she was stopped, the woman heard a noise and her tire indicators notified her that she had low air in one of her tires. Police say the woman noticed an older man get back into his vehicle behind her, then proceeded to follow her down the road.

Police looking to ID suspected purse theft

Police say the woman was with the man, and there have been several purchases made with the victim’s credit cards since the theft.

Wife suspected of murder claims she tripped and accidentally stabbed husband

Detectives determined the suspect’s explanation of events didn’t make sense, and she was arrested on a charge of second degree murder, according to a press release.

One man is dead after crashing car into parked vehicle

Police believe the victim began to experience a medical emergency, which caused him to lose control of the car

Point Place Pizza Hut robbed at knife-point

Workers said a man walked in with a large knife and forced them to open the cash register.

Toledo arson suspect arrested

Police say the man was seen on video carrying a gas can into a home on Champlain.

Bowling Green police investigating shooting that left 1 in serious condition

That was the second time police were called to the home that night. Police say they were called to the residence earlier due to loud music and people yelling at a large party being held at the home.

Woman steals car with 4 children inside

Police say the car was parked and running when the woman stole the car.

TPD searches for gunman responsible for central Toledo shooting

TPD said one man was shot in thee shoulder near Waite Street and Norwood around 4 p.m. Sunday.

TFD finds body in west Toledo house fire

Investigators are working to determine cause of death and cause of fire in this incident

Fayette Police on the hunt for Axle Roark

The Fayette Police Department is on the hunt for Axle Roark.

Monroe man indicted for attempting to engage in sex acts with child

Riley Thomas Griffin, 21, of Monroe, Michigan, was indicted on one count of traveling with intent to engage in sexual conduct with a minor and one count of receiving and distributing child pornography.

Toledo man indicted for attempting to coerce minor into sex

A 28-year-old Toledo man was charged with one count of attempted sex trafficking of a minor and one count of attempted enticement of a minor.

Police: Mother leaves young children at home alone, kids say this happens all the time

The children told police that their mother leaves them home alone all the time so she can go to dinner, parties or the club.

Neighbors in fear after dozens of teen fights in West Toledo

Major concerns from neighbors in West Toledo after dozens of teen fights in broad daylight. They fear the issue is getting out of hand and will lead to serious harm for someone in their neighborhood.

Pastors’ trial delayed, pushed back to January

The trial of accused former pastors Anthony Haynes, Cordell Jenkins and former Lucas County Administrator Laura Lloyd Jenkins have been pushed back to next year.

  Joseph Jones guilty of unlawful restraint after 2017 incident at Wood Co. Meijer

Today was the final day of the Joseph Jones trial. Jones was accused of attacking a victim inside a Meijer store located in Bowling Green in the spring of 2017.

Police: Suspect stole wallet from mother tending to sick child

Toledo police are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman who stole a mother's wallet on September 25. Police say the woman stole the mother's wallet from the top of a car while the mother was distracted tending to her sick child.

Man found guilty on 1 charge in case involving women’s feet

Joseph Jones, who was charged multiple times in cases regarding fondling women’s feet, was found guilty on one charge and not guilty on two other charges Thursday. Jones is the man who was formerly found guilty of sucking on women's toes and massaging women's feet in public.

Perrysburg councilman fears conflict of interest in investigation

Perrysburg Mayor Tom Mackin wants the Lucas County Sheriff's Office to investigate conduct concerns within the Perrysburg city police. Councilman Haraz Ghanbari worries it’s a conflict of interest with Sheriff John Tharp being the brother in law to city councilman Tim McCarthy.

123 missing children located, 3 saved from possible sex trafficking, in Mich. operation

The recovery operation, called MISafeKid, was described as a “missing juvenile sweep” according to a release by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Crews battle fire on Oakdale Avenue

Fire crews worked the scene of a vacant house fire on Wednesday morning on Oakdale Avenue.

Home daycare owner accused of drugging, tying kids to car seats in dark closet

The 60-year-old woman is in jail, facing nine counts of child endangerment.

Texas officer killed as police move in to arrest robbery suspects

Police believe the suspects could be linked to 15 robberies since June that targeted bars with Hispanic customers.

Police: Man faked Down syndrome, hired caregivers to bathe him and change his diapers

Police arrested the 31-year-old, who faces charges of fraud and sexual abuse. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff/KNXV/CNN)

Elizabeth Smart outraged by planned release of 1 of her kidnappers

Elizabeth Smart said Thursday the news that one of her kidnappers will be released from prison next week was "a big shock," and she hopes there is a way the woman can be committed to a treatment facility.