Monday, February 3, 2003

Tristate A.M. Report



Dispute leads to West End shooting

A West End man was shot twice in the leg Sunday afternoon after a dispute over a CD player, Cincinnati police said.

Vernon Hubbard was found lying on the sidewalk about 12:30 p.m. outside Sam's Market II at York and Linn streets in the West End. Hubbard had been shot across the street, rode his bicycle to the market and put his own gun in a trash can before collapsing, said Det. Pat Galligan.

Investigators collected shell casings, blood, a crack pipe and other evidence at the scene. One of Hubbard's wounds might have come from his own gun, police said.

Substance sickens two police officers

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS - Two Arlington Heights police officers were treated for nausea and chest pain at a hospital early Sunday after they were exposed to an unknown liquid during an arrest.

Officers Kyle McNary, 25, and Eric Hoeffel, 28, were called to a fight at Lichty's Tavern at 681 Carthage Ave. about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. They arrested Brian Steelman, 27, address not unavailable, and Carl B. Sparks, 25, of Springfield Township.

The officers found the liquid in a plastic container hidden in a sheath in Steelman's pocket. The liquid leaked onto the officers' protective gloves and was absorbed into their skin, Arlington Heights Police Chief Mark Groteke said.

Fire displaces six men in group home

NORTH AVONDALE - A resident's discarded cigarette ignited a blaze that caused $20,000 damage Sunday to a group home for six men with mental disabilities.

The fire at 625 E. Mitchell, which started just before 1 p.m., was contained to a rear second-story bedroom and caused heavy smoke damage, said District 3 Chief Glenn Coleman.

Retirement home resident assaulted

DELHI TWP. - A 66-year-old female resident of a retirement community was sexually assaulted Jan. 26, township police said.

The incident at Bayley Place was reported Jan. 27, Lt. Ric Ideker said. No suspects have been identified.

Teen-age girls rob pizza delivery driver

A pizza delivery driver said he lost about $22 Saturday night when two teen-age girls stuck a gun in his face and demanded money.

James Fleming, working for Angilo's Pizza, had just made a delivery on Anthony Wayne Avenue in Carthage. He got into his car and started to shut the door - then saw the black pistol. "She said, `I ain't playin,'" he said.

The girl was 14 to 16 years old and had sculpted hair.

Suitcase left at gas station blown up

PADDOCK HILLS - A suitcase propped up next to a gas station pump Sunday evening closed a block of Reading Road for nearly two hours.

When investigators X-rayed the red suitcase left at Thornton's Food Mart, 4530 Reading Road, they detected electronic equipment inside. So they blew it up with a disrupter.




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