Monday, December 9 2013 5:32 PM EST2013-12-09 22:32:33 GMT
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"Me and my wife separated due to -- for several reasons; um, one of which being the way she treated my children," Terry Steinfurth told Nancy Grace Monday night. More >
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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
City and county officials have introduced a team policing unit that will be dedicated to patrolling the downtown and uptown business district area.
The unit will include one Toledo police officer and one Lucas County sheriff's deputy who will circulate the downtown courthouse square and business district area together. The area includes a mix of office and residential space, as well as social service and criminal justice buildings.
"This is yet another way the city and the county can partner to address the concerns of our citizens and businesses," said Toledo Mayor Mike Bell. "I appreciate the sheriff and the commissioner's efforts to devote staffing to this patrol unit and their ongoing efforts to collaborate for the benefit of Toledo and Lucas County."
Officials were joined by business leaders from the downtown area who voiced support for the dedicated patrol in the business district.
"Downtown is a neighborhood, and we're going to treat it that way. And we're going to do the community policing strategies we need to do to enhance public safety," said Police Chief Derrick Diggs.
Business owners are encouraged to meet and greet the two law enforcement officers as they see them on patrol.
"We're giving our officers business cards with their cell phone numbers on it. Businesses - if they need to talk to the officers - they no longer have to call 911," said Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp.
While the pair will have a specially-marked vehicle, they will also walk the downtown area, allowing them to reach out and interact with business owners, hear concerns and be aware of changing circumstances in the downtown and uptown districts.
Dennis Johnson, with Brooks Insurance Agency, says an increased police presence can help erase any perceptions of downtown Toledo being unsafe.
"With a dedicated resource in the downtown neighborhood, we now have a resource to go to when there is a problem and we can get some results," said Johnson.
Julie Champa, with UpTown Association, also applauds the move, saying it can go a long way towards retaining and attracting new businesses and residents to the area.
"They can be the eyes and ears on the streets. We at UpTown are big on boots on the streets. It's the only way you're going to identify the major problems," said Champa.
Bell says if the effort proves to be successful, the city and county can team up for patrols in other areas.
"Sheriff Tharp deserves a lot of praise for continuing to identify opportunities for jurisdictional coordination," said the Board of Lucas County Commissioners. "This is an extension of community policing. Community policing is not a program, but a philosophy that the sheriff and his deputies strive to uphold everyday."
Monday, December 9 2013 3:27 PM EST2013-12-09 20:27:38 GMT
Frankenmuth police said officers responded to an assault on Thursday which was reported to have happen at the Szechuan House Chinese Restaurant in Frankenmuth. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim,More >
Frankenmuth police said officers responded to an assault on Thursday which was reported to have happen at the Szechuan House Chinese Restaurant in Frankenmuth.More >
Monday, December 9 2013 12:01 AM EST2013-12-09 05:01:14 GMT
An elaborate Christmas yard display at a home on Louie Street in Lake Charles is the target of a string of neighborhood vandalism after three young men vandalized the yard late Saturday night. "It takesMore >
An elaborate Christmas yard display at a home on Louie Street in Lake Charles is the target of a string of neighborhood vandalism after three young men vandalized the yard late Saturday night.
Monday, December 9 2013 6:15 PM EST2013-12-09 23:15:45 GMT
Questions continue to swirl after a local animal control director was placed on administrative leave. TV5 reporters spent the day trying to figure out what led to a change at the Saginaw County AnimalMore >
Questions continue to swirl after a local animal control director was placed on administrative leave -- so what's the reason behind the suspension?More >
Monday, December 9 2013 11:56 AM EST2013-12-09 16:56:24 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Employees of First Med in Wilmington said they were not allowed into work on Saturday morning, their only indication something was wrong with the company. Their suspicions wereMore >
Employees of First Med in Wilmington said they were not allowed into work on Saturday morning, their first indication something was wrong with the company.
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information on obituaries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends in Mid-Michigan. Death notices are displayed during theMore >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones.More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 10:00 AM EST2013-12-08 15:00:14 GMT
PIXLEY, CA (KMPH/CNN) – A mom in California is searching for answers after she says a teacher locked her 5-year-old daughter in a dark classroom. The mother, Hilda Salazar, says it happened on TuesdayMore >
A mom is searching for answers after she says teacher locked her 5-year-old daughter in a dark classroom.More >