Local Crime

Grand jury to hear case of man who led Dalton Police on chase

DGKN staff report DALTON  A man who led village police on a chase last month up and down U.S. 30, through a field, and into driveways before stopping in a resident’s yard in the Lake Harmony area where children and parents were present will have his case reviewed by a grand jury. Dalton Police attempted…

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Patrol plans OVI sobriety checkpoint this week

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that troopers will operate an OVI checkpoint to deter and intercept impaired drivers this week. The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint, and the location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint. If you plan to consume…

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AREA NEWS Troopers investigating crashes that may involve alcohol

DGKN staff report Ohio Highway Patrol troopers are investigating fatal crashes over the past week where alcohol and/or drugs appear to be a factor. A two-vehicle fatal crash on June 4 left a man dead after he struck a windshield and was pulled down the roadway by horses, according to a news release. Eli A.…

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Investigators seek tips in Cuyahoga County arson case

COLUMBUS  The Division of State Fire Marshal’s Fire and Explosion Investigation Bureau is seeking tips from the public regarding an intentionally set fire at a home in Garfield Heights in Cuyahoga County. The fire at 4969 E. 84th Street occurred at around 9:30 p.m. June 3 after the home was broken into, according to a…

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Beware of scammers claiming to be Ohio Homeland Security

COLUMBUS  The Ohio Department of Public Safety has received reports of a possible scam being perpetrated on Ohioans from scammers claiming to be from Ohio Homeland Security, according to a news release. Ohio residents have reported receiving phone calls from scammers claiming to be from OHS and informing the call recipients that their identity had…

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Smithville man arrested after 15-hour standoff

A hearing has been set for next week for a Smithville man who was taken into custody on a federal warrant Tuesday after a 15-hour standoff. The Cleveland Division of the FBI, Canton Resident Agency’s Child Exploitation Task Force, announced Tuesday the arrest of Dennis E. Horn, age 69, of Smithville. A federal arrest warrant…

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FBI asks for public’s help in locating Smithville man with warrant for child exploitation

Dennis E. Horn, 69, of Smithville has a federal arrest warrant for child exploitation. (Photo provided by FBI) The Cleveland Division of the FBI, Canton Resident Agency’s Child Exploitation Task Force, is seeking the public’s assistance in the location of Dennis E. Horn, 69, of Smithville. A federal arrest warrant for knowingly receiving and distributing…

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Patrol seeks assistance with Saturday Amish buggy crash in Berlin

The Ohio Highway Patrol provided this photo which is believed to be of the at-fault vehicle, a newer gray Subaru Impreza, which reportedly struck an Amish buggy from behind Saturday morning in Berlin and left the scene. The buggy driver was not injured but the horse had to be put down at the scene. The…

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