Jacob Simpson

April 12, 2012

AC Unit Theft Indictments

Clermont County, Ohio - A Pierce Township man and a woman have been indicted by the Clermont County Grand Jury for forty-seven counts each related to their involvement in a series of Breaking and Entering and Theft offenses in Clermont and Hamilton Counties. Chief Deputy Rick W. Combs said the pair indicted on Wednesday, April 11 committed offenses in Batavia, Union, Tate and Pierce Townships in Clermont County.  Also impacted was Anderson Township in Hamilton County.    Jamie D. Prokop, W/M 8/30/70 of 1751 East Ohio Pike Amelia has been indicted for one count of Burglary a 2nd degree felony; 28 counts of Breaking and Entering, 5th degree felonies; and 17 counts of grand theft, 4th degree felonies.  Christina Marie Laub W/F ,5/29/86 of 5410 SR 286 Williamsburg has been indicted for one count of Burglary a second degree felony; 28 counts of Breaking and Entering, 5th degree felonies; and 17 counts of grand theft, 4th degree felonies.  Combs said “Beginning in June 2011 through March 2012, ten churches and eighteen businesses located in villages and townships in Clermont County and Hamilton County experienced a significant increase in theft of air conditioning units and parts.” “The Clermont County Sheriff’s Investigative Unit developed Prokop and Laub as suspects for a home burglary at 1543 Thornberry Drive in Batavia Township. Through the course of this investigation the suspects were identified and linked to other crimes listed in the indictments. Some of the A/C unit parts were sold to local recyclers.” Combs said.  Both Jamie Prokop and Christina Laub are currently incarcerated at the Clermont County Jail on a $30,000 cash or professional bond. Combs said that due to a provision in Ohio law all the charges, though some occurred in Hamilton County, were indicted here in Clermont County due to a continuous criminal act rule.  Locations impacted:  Clermont County Sheriff’s Office:  Burglary at 1543 Thornberry Dr Amelia    KOI Auto Parts 3218 Marshall Dr Amelia, reported 7-13-11 Total Damage $2,080    Concepts Fabrications 2740 Old SR 32 Batavia, reported 9-6-11 Total Damage $10,000    Bethel Pentecostal Church 2738 Ohio Pike Bethel, reported 10-16-11 Total Damage $10,000            Calvary Free Will Baptist Church 3969 SR 132 Batavia reported  10-16-11 Total Damage $10,500    Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church 171 Mt. Holly Rd Amelia  Total Damage $5,000    Norlynn Manor 4440 SR 132 Batavia, reported 1-6-12 Total Damage $35,000    Bethel Pentecostal Church 2738 SR 125 Bethel, reported 1-6-12 Total Damage $12,000    Nicholsville Pentecostal Church 2705 SR 222 Amelia, reported 1-8-12 Total Damage $3,200    Calvary Free Will Baptist Church 3969 SR 132 Batavia, reported 1-13-12 Total Damage $10,000    Wellington Orthopedics  1100 Hospital Dr. Batavia, reported 1-14-12 Total Damage $5,000     American Legion Post 237 Afton 2215 Old SR 32 Batavia reported  1-16-12  Total Damage $38,000    Clermont Animal Hospital 1404 Old 74 Batavia reported 1-17-12 Total Damage $2,500    Clermont County Fair Grounds 1000 Locust St Owensville reported  1-21-12  Total Damage $15,000    Wellington 1090 Hospital Dr Batavia reported 9-23-11 to 10-11-11 Total Damage $10,000   Union Township Police:  Jelly Bean Junction 533 Clough Pike Cincinnati reported 1-11-12 Total Damage $9,535    Grammas Pizza 944 Ohio Pike Cincinnati reported 1-25-12 Total Damage $15,000  Amelia Police Department:    Life Point Solutions 43 E. Main St Amelia reported 9-20-11 Total Damage $17,312    Dollar General 14 W. Main St Amelia, reported 9-26-11 Total Damage $5,000    Mallard Glenn Apartments 21 Lori Ln Amelia reported 9-26-11 Total Damage $2,500  Batavia Police Department:    Dr. John Teece 160 W. Main St Batavia OH 45103 reported 12-19-11 Total Damage $8,000    Lytle Auctioneer Service 675 College Dr Batavia OH 45103 reported  9-14-11  Total Damage $8,000    Wilson Seat Company 199 Foundry Ave Batavia OH 45103 reported  6-27-11  Total Damage $14,000     Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office:    Zion Lutheran Church 1175 Birney Lane Cincinnati reported 1-9-12 Total Damage $14,000    Kingdom Hall 7577 Forest Rd Cincinnati, reported 1-11-12 Total Damage $8,550    Clough United Methodist 2010 Wolfangel Rd Cincinnati, reported 1-2-12 Total Damage $5,000    Tire Discounters 7525 Wooster Pike Cincinnati, reported 9-23-11 Total Damage $5,000    Heritage Church 2710 Newtown Rd Cincinnati, reported 9-26-12 Total Damage $17,600    Clough Medical Associates 6620 Clough Pike Cincinnati reported 1-9-12 Total Damage $24,000    Damages by Jurisdiction:  Clermont County Sheriff  $ 134,080 Union Township Police Department  $ 24,535 Amelia Police Department  $ 24,812 Batavia Police Department  $ 28,000 Hamilton County Sheriff  $ 74,150

Jamie D Prokop

Clermont County, Ohio – A Pierce Township man and a woman have been indicted by the Clermont County Grand Jury for forty-seven counts each related to their involvement in a series of Breaking and Entering and Theft offenses in Clermont and Hamilton Counties. Chief Deputy Rick W. Combs said the pair indicted on Wednesday, April 11 committed offenses in Batavia, Union, Tate and Pierce Townships in Clermont County.  Also impacted was Anderson Township in Hamilton County.

Jamie D. Prokop, W/M 8/30/70 of 1751 East Ohio Pike Amelia has been indicted for one count of Burglary a 2nd degree felony; 28 counts of Breaking and Entering, 5th degree felonies; and 17 counts of grand theft, 4th degree felonies.

Christina Marie Laub W/F ,5/29/86 of 5410 SR 286 Williamsburg has been indicted for one count of Burglary a second degree felony; 28 counts of Breaking and Entering, 5th degree felonies; and 17 counts of grand theft, 4th degree felonies.

Combs said “Beginning in June 2011 through March 2012, ten churches and eighteen businesses located in villages and townships in Clermont County and Hamilton County experienced a significant increase in theft of air conditioning units and parts.”
“The Clermont County Sheriff’s Investigative Unit developed Prokop and Laub as suspects for a home burglary at 1543 Thornberry Drive in Batavia Township. Through the course of this investigation the suspects were identified and linked to other crimes listed in the indictments. Some of the A/C unit parts were sold to local recyclers.” Combs said.

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Christina Laub

Both Jamie Prokop and Christina Laub are currently incarcerated at the Clermont County Jail on a $30,000 cash or professional bond. Combs said that due to a provision in Ohio law all the charges, though some occurred in Hamilton County, were indicted here in Clermont County due to a continuous criminal act rule.

Locations impacted:

Clermont County Sheriff’s Office:

Burglary at 1543 Thornberry Dr Amelia

KOI Auto Parts 3218 Marshall Dr Amelia, reported 7-13-11
Total Damage $2,080

Concepts Fabrications 2740 Old SR 32 Batavia, reported 9-6-11
Total Damage $10,000

Bethel Pentecostal Church 2738 Ohio Pike Bethel, reported 10-16-11
Total Damage $10,000

Calvary Free Will Baptist Church 3969 SR 132 Batavia reported
10-16-11 Total Damage $10,500

Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church 171 Mt. Holly Rd Amelia
Total Damage $5,000

Norlynn Manor 4440 SR 132 Batavia, reported 1-6-12
Total Damage $35,000

Bethel Pentecostal Church 2738 SR 125 Bethel, reported 1-6-12
Total Damage $12,000

Nicholsville Pentecostal Church 2705 SR 222 Amelia, reported 1-8-12
Total Damage $3,200

Calvary Free Will Baptist Church 3969 SR 132 Batavia, reported 1-13-12
Total Damage $10,000

Wellington Orthopedics  1100 Hospital Dr. Batavia, reported 1-14-12
Total Damage $5,000

American Legion Post 237 Afton 2215 Old SR 32 Batavia reported
1-16-12  Total Damage $38,000

Clermont Animal Hospital 1404 Old 74 Batavia reported 1-17-12
Total Damage $2,500

Clermont County Fair Grounds 1000 Locust St Owensville reported
1-21-12  Total Damage $15,000

Wellington 1090 Hospital Dr Batavia reported 9-23-11 to 10-11-11
Total Damage $10,000

Union Township Police:

Jelly Bean Junction 533 Clough Pike Cincinnati reported 1-11-12
Total Damage $9,535

Grammas Pizza 944 Ohio Pike Cincinnati reported 1-25-12
Total Damage $15,000

Amelia Police Department:

Life Point Solutions 43 E. Main St Amelia reported 9-20-11
Total Damage $17,312

Dollar General 14 W. Main St Amelia, reported 9-26-11
Total Damage $5,000

Mallard Glenn Apartments 21 Lori Ln Amelia reported 9-26-11
Total Damage $2,500

Batavia Police Department:

Dr. John Teece 160 W. Main St Batavia OH 45103 reported 12-19-11
Total Damage $8,000

Lytle Auctioneer Service 675 College Dr Batavia OH 45103 reported
9-14-11  Total Damage $8,000

Wilson Seat Company 199 Foundry Ave Batavia OH 45103 reported
6-27-11  Total Damage $14,000


Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office:

 

Zion Lutheran Church 1175 Birney Lane Cincinnati reported 1-9-12
Total Damage $14,000

Kingdom Hall 7577 Forest Rd Cincinnati, reported 1-11-12
Total Damage $8,550

Clough United Methodist 2010 Wolfangel Rd Cincinnati, reported 1-2-12
Total Damage $5,000

Tire Discounters 7525 Wooster Pike Cincinnati, reported 9-23-11
Total Damage $5,000

Heritage Church 2710 Newtown Rd Cincinnati, reported 9-26-12
Total Damage $17,600

Clough Medical Associates 6620 Clough Pike Cincinnati reported 1-9-12
Total Damage $24,000

Damages by Jurisdiction:

Clermont County Sheriff  $ 134,080
Union Township Police Department  $ 24,535
Amelia Police Department  $ 24,812
Batavia Police Department  $ 28,000
Hamilton County Sheriff  $ 74,150

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February 29, 2012

Milford Heroin Arrests

City of Milford, Clermont County, Ohio
Sheriff Rodenberg announced today that the Clermont County Narcotics Unit and the Milford Police Department served three search warrants early Tuesday morning 2/28/2012  in the Oakbrook Apartment Complex in Milford, Ohio, following an intense investigation stemming from citizen complaints of illegal drug activity. The search warrants were obtained for the residents of 1800 Oakbrook Place Apt. 25,   2100 Oakbrook Place Apt. 65, and 2108 Oakbrook Place.  The search warrants resulted in two arrests, the recovery of approximately ten grams of heroin, $880.00 in US Currency, drug paraphernalia, and contraband acquired with proceeds from drug sales. Sheriff Rodenberg said, “the investigation had been ongoing since the Milford Police brought the case to the drug unit several weeks ago”.

Chief Deputy Rick W. Combs said Sean Wilson, a black male, DOB 3/19/93 was arrested at 1800 Oakbrook Apt. 25,  Stephanie Shadoan, a white female, DOB 11/18/90 was arrested at 2108 Oakbrook Place. Both were charged with one felony count of Corrupt Activities. Additional felony drug charges may be forthcoming when all the evidence is presented to the grand jury in the weeks to come, including child specifications on the charges due to children being present during several drug transactions.

A third suspect, Cassandra Highley, a white female, DOB 1/19/83, 2100 Oakbrook Place Apt. 65 was not present when officers served the warrants and is being sought for felony charges similar to the charges against Wilson and Shadoan.

Photographs of those arrested and charged can be obtained by contacting Mary Gregory at the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office at 513-732-7500. Chief Deputy Combs credited the successful operation to the teamwork of the Milford Police and the Clermont County Narcotics Unit.

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July 29, 2006

Two Motorcycles for a Buck Each

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

A. J. Rodenberg, Jr., Sheriff

“Leadership By Example”

Office (513) 732-7500

P R E S S  R E L E A S E

To : All Media

From: Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg, Jr.
Clermont County Sheriff’s Office

Date: July 29, 2006

Re: Two Motorcycles for a Buck Each

On Saturday, July 29th Sheriff Rodenberg and Chief Deputy Combs accepted two new Harley Davidson motorcycles for the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle Unit.  Since the Unit’s inception about two years ago Harley Davidson-Eastgate has leased the Sheriff’s Office two motorcycles for $1.00 per year each.  The two motorcycles received Saturday are the second set to be provided to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office is the first law enforcement agency in Clermont County to have a Motorcycle Unit supported by Harley Davidson.   “Without the support and generosity of the Eastgate Harley Davidson staff, a Motorcycle Unit for our office would be cost prohibitive,” Sheriff Rodenberg stated.  Chief Deputy Combs remarked, “Motorcycles provide greater mobility and maneuverability in certain situations, and have proven to enhance positive public relations.”

In the attached photo Bob Bacon, Sales Manager of Harley Davidson-Eastgate, who is the retired Police Chief of Terrace Park OH, displays the $2.00 that Sheriff Rodenberg and Chief Deputy Combs (standing to the right) gave him for the two motorcycles.

Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg – Clermont County OH

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May 31, 2006

Ohio congressman looks for ways to crack down on meth

BY MALIA RULON | ENQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU  05/31/06

QUANTICO, Va. – Staring down a dimly lit hall with rooms full of plastic figures meant to resemble drug traffickers – some hiding under bed covers, others wielding fake guns – isn’t how most congressmen study the nation’s burgeoning methamphetamine problem.

But Rep. Bob Ney, whose rural, central Ohio district is the scene of skyrocketing meth use and production, recently opted for an unusual tactic in researching how Drug Enforcement Administration programs combat the problem.

Those programs are in danger of losing money.

In Ohio, the number of meth lab discoveries has risen sharply from 14 in 1999 to 354 in 2004 and 429 in 2005, with many of those concentrated in the southern part of the state.

Clermont County, for example, is known as a hot spot for meth labs, accounting for 126 of the labs found between 2001 and 2004, according to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.

Arrests there have continued to climb, reaching 84 – or seven a month – in 2004.

In April, Ney donned a blue jump suit, flak jacket, gas mask and Kevlar helmet to charge a mock meth lab in Quantico, where DEA agents train about 1,200 local law enforcement officers each year.

“I wanted to come out here to learn, which I obviously did, how they work with local officials, how local officials get here, the costs of it, how they’re tackling the problem,” said Ney, the first member of Congress to visit the training lab. “The dangerousness of it is phenomenal.”

That training program could lose federal funding because of the cost of the Iraq war and hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The Bush administration has proposed severe cuts to federal programs that support state and local drug enforcement efforts.

Under the Bush budget, funding for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas would be curtailed; and the “Meth Hot Spots” program administered by the Justice Department’s Community Oriented Policing Services program would be reduced by 37 percent, from $63.6 million this year to $40 million next year.

At a May 23 hearing in the House government reform subcommittee on criminal justice, drug policy and human resources, the director of the Southwest Ohio Regional Drug Task Force told lawmakers that these cuts would eliminate some of Ohio’s drug task forces and cripple many others.

“Without these resources, the drug investigations and enforcement will dwindle to the point of extensive ineffectiveness,” said John Burke, a 38-year law enforcement veteran who also commands the Greater Warren County Ohio Drug Task Force.

Ney is among a growing number of House lawmakers working to restore the cuts.

The meth problem “needs to be more on the radar screen of Congress,” Ney said during his April 25 visit to the DEA training lab. “It’s not a small problem. It’s a huge problem. I’m just not sure that everybody’s aware exactly how big.”

A bill pending in the Senate would reauthorize the Office of National Drug Control Policy and create an information clearinghouse that would help communities and local law enforcement officers nationwide share “best practices” in combating meth.

“This clearinghouse will help us in our fight against meth by finding those who need assistance and connecting them with those who can help,” said Sen. Mike DeWine, a Cedarville Republican who authored part of the bill.

A version of the bill passed the House in March.

Also in March, Congress reauthorized the Patriot Act, which cracked down on meth by requiring pharmacies to strictly regulate the sale of popular over-the-counter cold medicines that contain pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient used to make meth.

The law requires these drugs to be sold from behind the counter and for people who buy them to show ID and sign a logbook.

The law also provides $119 million for local law enforcement and social service agencies to combat the meth problem and assist children victimized by the drug.

The federal law was enacted after Gov. Bob Taft signed a bill by Ohio state Sen. John Carey, R-Wellston, last January that forces pharmacies to strictly regulate the same chemical.

Meth, which goes by the street names of speed, crank, ice, chalk, glass, crystal and fire, was identified by the National Association of Counties as the country’s biggest drug problem, ahead of cocaine, marijuana and heroin.

Local and federal officials seized more than 17,000 meth labs in 2004.

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