August 27, 1999 |
A man with an 8-inch knife stabbed two conductors and a passenger on an Amtrak train in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, outside Cleveland and was arrested after a rider pointed him out, police said. The passenger and one of the conductors were in critical condition. Police said they knew of no motive. The suspect, Aaron Hall, 41, of Ontario, Calif., told reporters that he acted in self-defense when a train porter pulled a gun on him. Amtrak said the three victims were stabbed as they tried to subdue Hall.
February 25, 1998 |
Larry Wayne Harris, arrested last week in an anthrax scare, was ordered to remain in custody Tuesday and be returned to Columbus, Ohio, to face charges that he violated the terms of his probation in an earlier exotic bacteria case. U.S. Magistrate Robert J. Johnston agreed with Harris' defense attorney that the Ohio microbiologist is not a threat to the community.
April 8, 1998 |
Stiff jail sentences given four black youths described by the judge as "racist savages" triggered a full-scale brawl Tuesday between their supporters and police, resulting in four more arrests. The melee began after Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Crush handed down sentences of up to six years against the four defendants. The melee spilled into the hall outside the courtroom.
September 30, 1996 |
A crowd celebrating Ohio State's victory over Notre Dame overturned cars, set fires and threw rocks in a neighborhood near the university in Columbus. Police said five people were arrested for minor offenses Saturday night and early Sunday, but no injuries were reported. The Buckeyes won, 29-16, at Notre Dame to boost their record to 3-0 and advance to No. 3 in the Associated Press rankings. * Notre Dame tumbled from the Top 10 and Florida strengthened its No. 1 status in the AP poll.
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September 19, 1991 |
An Oxnard woman has been arrested by federal agents on drug charges in connection with a Columbus, Ohio, cocaine and heroin distribution ring, the FBI announced Wednesday. Inez Caldwell, 52, was arrested without incident at her Seabreeze Way home on Tuesday, said Charlie J. Parsons, special agent in charge of the Los Angeles FBI office.
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April 11, 2011 |
A man believed to be the suspect in the bombing of a Santa Monica synagogue has been arrested in Ohio, police said Monday night. Ron Hirsch, 60, who was wanted in connection with Thursday's bombing at the Chabad House, was apprehended in Cleveland Heights, the Santa Monica Police Department said. He was taken into custody after local authorities received a call from someone who had come into contact with Hirsch. Hirsch is suspected of being responsible for the explosion that sent a 300-pound metal pipe encased in concrete crashing through the roof of the home of Janti Rashti, who lives next door to Chabad House on 17th Street, near Broadway.
June 25, 2007 |
A former classmate of the suspect in a pregnant woman's slaying was arrested Sunday on a related obstruction-of-justice charge, the FBI said. Myisha Ferrell was arrested hours after the body of Jessie Davis, 26, was found Saturday in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, still carrying her dead, nearly full-term fetus. The Summit County medical examiner confirmed Sunday that the body was Davis'.
October 30, 2010 |
A drug smuggling case in Ohio has captured the attention of South Koreans because of the defendant's claim that she is the estranged granddaughter of Samsung founder Lee Byung-chull. Lisette Lee, 28, of Beverly Hills was arrested in June for allegedly using a private jet to move suitcases packed with marijuana from Van Nuys to Ohio on a dozen occasions between November 2009 and June 2010. She later told federal officials that she is the heiress to the South Korean electronics fortune.
March 17, 1996 |
Charles Johnson knew his 15-year-old foster son was trouble almost from the moment the teenager walked into his suburban home in December. Johnny Jordan had a swagger about him and talked back. But Johnson says he didn't know the whole story until after he found his wife, her head crushed and body smoldering, dead on the kitchen floor of their home Jan. 29. The boy was charged with beating Jeanette Johnson, 62, with a hatchet and setting her on fire.
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April 18, 1992 |
San Diego police say they have cracked a nationwide electronic network of young computer hackers who were able to make fraudulent credit card purchases and break into confidential credit rating files. "These kids can get any information they want on you--period," San Diego police Detective Dennis Sadler said. "We didn't believe it until it was demonstrated to us."