It was 12:15 am and my former housemate was coming home to his cottage down the street. He saw a guy on a bike riding down the street checking door handles on parked cars.
He went into his house- called the police and then went back out to see where our perp was headed.
Just then he heard glass breaking behind his house and over a fence. He went to investigate and found our thief digging through his neighbors car. A quick “Hey” to let the crook know he’d been caught in the act- lead to the thief beating feet to his bike that he’d stashed around the corner and my friend going to notify his neighbor that the crime had taken place.
They went looking for the perp- and followed him as he meandered through South Park and was sighted on Oak heading toward the South Park Tavern. From there he headed over to Greenwood St. just past Wendy’s- where he stole a jeep (note: don’t leave keys in car). The cops pulled him over on Xenia Ave. at Corwin and identifications were made around 2 am. The bike was found by my friend over on Greenwood and the location turned in to the police.
Another fine job by the Dayton Police Department with the help of vigilant citizens who are willing to actively take a part in keeping our community safe. Now, it’s up to the prosecutor to do his part.
Here is the booking info for Jessie Kier, Thief– apparently our prosecutor isn’t aware that stealing a vehicle is usually a grand theft auto charge.
?# COURT CASE NUMBER CHARGE DESCRIPTION CHARGE DEGREE CHARGE STATUS JUDGE BAIL TYPE BAIL AMOUNT DISPOSITION DISP DATE NEXT COURT DATE
1 MONT-DMC () THEFT F3 WAITING COURT ACTION *NOT ENTERED* *Not Entered* 0 *Not Entered* 04/16/10 01:30 PM
2 MONT-DMC () RECEIVING STOLEN PRO F4 WAITING COURT ACTION *NOT ENTERED* *Not Entered* 0 *Not Entered* 04/16/10 01:30 PM
3 MONT-DMC () POSSESSING CRIMINAL M4 WAITING COURT ACTION *NOT ENTERED* TEN PERCENT 1000 *Not Entered* 04/16/10 01:30 PM
4 MONT-DMC () THEFT F3 WAITING COURT ACTION *NOT ENTERED* *Not Entered* 0 *Not Entered* 04/16/10 01:30 PM
Place a bet, Matt Heck will drop all but one charge and do a deal.