Sunday, September 10, 2000

Tristate A.M. Report

Police arrest suspect in robbery

        ANDERSON TOWNSHIP — Police have arrested one of two suspects who allegedly used a gun Friday to rob the Provident Bank in the 7500 block of Beechmont Avenue.

        Nicholas Sandlin, 20, was charged Saturday with aggravated robbery after police found him at his New Richmond residence early Saturday morning. Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies said Mr. Sandlin admitted to the incident, which occurred after 3:30 p.m.

        According to a police report, Mr. Sandlin handed a teller a note and said, “This is a robbery. I have a gun. Give me $100s and $50s.”

        Police say the other suspect is Mr. Sandlin's sister and describe her as possibly pregnant, in her mid-20s, 5-foot-1 and 140 pounds with long brown hair. The woman, who was wearing a black and white striped maternity smock, remains at large. After the robbery, police say, Mr. Sandlin and the woman fled in a teal green Pontiac with an undetermined amount of money.

Man arrested in golf cart DUI

        ELMWOOD PLACE — Police arrested a 38-year-old man Saturday on a charge of driving under the influence while operating a stolen golf cart.

        William Peterson of Elmwood Place was arrested by a District 5 police officer about 7:40 a.m. in the 1200 block of Ludlow Avenue.

High-speed chase ends with crash, fire

        MOUNT AIRY — Cincinnati police were involved in a high-speed chase that ended when the suspects' vehicle crashed and a police cruiser caught fire, officials said Saturday.

        The pursuit began at 9:14 p.m. Friday after officers noticed a vehicle being driven recklessly in the area of Spring Grove and Harrison avenues. Speeds reached 100 mph, police said, as the chase continued onto Interstate 74 and then Colerain Avenue.

        The suspects' vehicle drove over a tire-deflating device and crashed at Bahama Terrace, where the suspects fled on foot, authorities said.

        A police cruiser caught fire on I-74. The blaze was apparently the result of an electrical problem, and the officer escaped without injury, officials said.

Exhibit to feature transit systems

        Metro will hold a public exhibition Tuesday at Union Terminal Museum Center featuring some of the nation's best public transit systems.

        The exhibition is part of Metro's MetroMoves regional forum, designed to get public input on what possible changes the bus system should undergo.

        The public exhibit will run 5:30-6:30 p.m., while the forum work session is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Political sign vandalism probed

        FAIRFIELD TWP. — Police are investigating a report that two large political campaign signs were vandalized Friday.

        Robin Piper, candidate for Butler County prosecutor, reported that someone tried to knock down posts supporting his 4-foot-by-8-foot signs in the 2700 block of Tylersville Road. The signs also were defaced with black spray paint, he said.

        Mr. Piper, a former assistant county prosecutor, said he hopes the vandalism wasn't committed by supporters of his opponent, interim Prosecutor Dan Gattermeyer.

        Mr. Gattermeyer couldn't be reached for comment.

Bus collides with SUV, hits house

        MIDDLETOWN — A bus collided with a sport utility vehicle and then slammed into a house, slightly injuring four people in the bus, police said.

        The bus collided with the SUV after the SUV ran a red light Friday night. The collision caused the bus to go onto a sidewalk, glance off the front porch of one home and into the brick facade of another.

        No one in or near the homes was injured.

        Bus driver Charles Sherrick, 56, and passengers Brenda Bigby, 48, Vanessa Truett, 42, and Debra Ferguson, 44, all of Middletown, were treated for cuts and bruises at Middletown Regional Hospital and released.

        Police cited the SUV's driver, Hiriam Bowling, 56, of Middletown for running a red light, said Sgt. Leanne Morgan of the Middletown Police Department.


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