Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Police chief stops knife fight



The Cincinnati Enquirer

Cincinnati's police chief called for help to break up a knife fight downtown Saturday night and sent two men to jail.

Chief Tom Streicher was on his way to dinner about 5:30 p.m. when he saw two men fighting on Vine Street between Ogden Place and Fourth Street. Because he was out of uniform, he put out a call for help.

Other officers responded and arrested the two, both of whom had folding knives, their arrest reports said. One, Scott A. Jones, 43, of downtown, said he carried the knife for protection and also told officers he was a registered sex offender, the report said.

Both Jones and Robert Kuchera, 19, of Over-the-Rhine, were charged with disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.




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