Tuesday, September 12, 2000

Local Digest

p9 Police turn to public to help solve slaying

        Cincinnati detectives want help finding a man suspected of shooting another man late Sunday in Over-the-Rhine.

        Witnesses described the man as African-American, in his 20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall and medium-built. He was wearing a dark baseball cap and baggy, dark shorts when seen running east on East 13th Street shortly after the 8:30 p.m. shooting.

        Investigators think other witnesses know the shooter's identity, but have not come forward. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040. Tipsters can stay anonymous and get up to $1,000 in reward money.

Monday morning
wreck is fatal

               STONELICK TWP. — A female in her late teens or early 20s was killed Monday morning when she lost control of her car and struck trees along Jackson Pike, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

        The woman, whose name was not released pending notification of her family, was traveling at a high rate of speed when the crash occurred, police said.

Forum spotlights
substance abuse

               The public is invited to attend the Hamilton County Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board's annual community forum 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

        The forum raises awareness about the effectiveness of substance-abuse treatment. The theme is “Recovering Our Fu ture — One Youth at a Time.”

        The forum will give participants the opportunity to share experiences — good and bad — and ask questions about the recovery of adolescents from addiction.

        The forum will be at the agency, 3009 Burnet Ave. in Corryville. Information: Call 621-7202.

Man guilty of
pirating movies

               A Cincinnatiman pleaded guilty Monday to selling pirated videotapes of first-run movies.

        Russell John Doggett, 73, pleaded to criminal infringement of copyrights in U.S. District Court. U.S. Attorney Sharon Zealey said he sold videotapes of copyrighted movies in May 1999 while many of those movies were still in theaters.

        She said an FBI informant bought more than a dozen videos from Mr. Doggett for $500. At least one, she said, appeared to have been videotaped in a theater by a hand-held camera.

        Mr. Doggett will be sentenced Nov. 9. He faces up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

15-car pileup
on Interstate 275

               LOVELAND — Six people were cited Monday for failing to maintain a safe distance while traveling westbound on Interstate 275, causing a 15-car pileup on the Little Miami Bridge.

        The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office reported the multiple-vehicle crash occurred about 6:40 a.m. when an auto came to a sudden stop on the bridge and was rear-ended by another.

        That crash started a chain reaction in which the driver of a pickup tried to avoid the crash and struck a van. About 300 feet east on the bridge, traffic came to a sudden stop, causing five more cars to be rear-ended.

        No severe injuries were reported.

Passenger in cab
when it was stolen

               A man who stole a taxi Monday was surprised to find a passenger in the back seat.

        Cincinnati police said Keith R. Wise, 40, of the 1100 block of Garden Street in the West End was arrested hours after a Skyline Taxi was stolen while it was parked and left running at 12:28 a.m. in the 3300 block of Clifton Avenue in Clifton.

        The woman passenger was uninjured.

        Mr. Wise was charged with auto theft and abduction. He remains in custody.


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