Sunday, June 29, 2003

Tristate A.M. Report

Compiled from staff and wire reports

Boys, 10, suspected in rape of girl, 5

Police are investigating the rape of a 5-year-old girl that occurred Friday on Poplar Street in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati police said.

Two 10-year-old boys, who are acquaintances of the girl, are suspects in the crime, police said. No charges have been filed.

Roselawn man found slain in Avondale

A Roselawnman was shot and killed Friday night - the 35th homicide in Cincinnati this year.

Michael Dean, 19, was found lying in the front yard at 824 Hutchins Avenue in Avondale at about 11:05 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

There are no suspects, but anyone with information can call the Criminal Investigations Section at 352-3542 or Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.

Meanwhile, an East Walnut Hills man has been charged with the city's 34th homicide.

Michael Carson, 26, is charged with murdering William Christopher Wilson on Tuesday. Wilson, 26, was found shot, lying on the ground between two buildings on Grand Avenue in Price Hill around 10:23 p.m. He was pronounced dead at University Hospital.

Carson was arrested Saturday and is being held in the Hamilton County Justice Center.

Bridge demolition closes FWW west

The westbound lanes of Fort Washington Way downtown remain closed this weekend while crews demolish a pedestrian bridge connecting the former Cinergy Field plaza to the Scripps Center on Third Street.

Traffic from Interstate 71 will be detoured to Third Street, which runs parallel to Fort Washington Way. Motorists who are farther north on I-71 and are driving through to Kentucky should cross over on Ohio 562-Norwood Lateral to Interstate 75 south.

Fort Washington Way is scheduled to re-open 5 a.m. Monday.

Sobriety checkpoint in Sharonville nabs 4

The sobriety checkpoint in Sharonville Friday night took four drunk drivers off the road, police said.

Sharonville police also cited about 70 people for not wearing seat belts, and found some small amounts of marijuana.

The checkpoint, from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., was on U.S. 42, north of I-275. More than 1,000 cars passed through during that time.

The checkpoint was conducted in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's "You Drink, You Drive, You Lose" campaign. It also was supported by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Boy, 16, arrested after stolen-car chase

COLERAIN TWP. - A 16-year-old boy led police on a high-speed chase Saturday, then crashed the stolen car into a creek.

About 12:31 p.m. a Hamilton County sheriff's deputy spotted a car without a license plate on Colerain Avenue. Deputies chased the car at about 70 mph through Colerain Township for about 10 minutes.

When the driver drove to the dead end of Livingston Road he jumped from the car. The car, which had been reported stolen from Cincinnati, continued through a yard and crashed into a creek.

Deputies caught the 16-year-old driver in a nearby garage. He was charged with felony fleeing and eluding, receiving a stolen car, and criminal trespassing.

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