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Police Beat: Eleventh Edition

Police Beat: Eleventh Edition

The final police beat for the West Press Week involves stories mentioning a pedestrian struck on I-75, silence on Middletown’s Police Chief’s administrative leave, and a man who was shot in both of his legs in Sharonville. 

Pedestrian Stuck on I-75

A pedestrian was struck on I-75 on Jan. 21st at approximately 11:30 am near Shepard Lane. Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is unsure what caused the crash, and the condition of the driver who struck the pedestrian is still unknown. The southbound lanes of I-75 were closed for about five hours, but have since reopened. The stuck pedestrian was identified as 56-year-old Diane Ras from Cincinnati. 

Middletown Police Chief Placed on Leave

Middletown Police Chief David Birk was placed on paid administrative leave for unknown reasons. It’s still unclear who has been investigating as it has been over a month; Birk was placed on leave on Dec. 20th but Deputy Chief Eric Crank temporarily took over his role. Birk’s records showcase outstanding work followed by many promotions over the years. Birk was promoted to chief five years ago. If Birk doesn’t return to his position, Crank will take over. 

Man Shot in Both Legs in Sharonville

A 28-year-old man was shot in both of his legs in Sharonville. Police responded to the call at around 11 pm. Officers place tourniquets on both legs before transporting him to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Police have not released the man’s name nor made any arrests.

Enjoy the rest of the stories posted for the West Press Week! Stay tuned for the next police beat coming in February.

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This is Sandra Philip. She’s a junior and in her second year in Journalism. She usually writes opinions, news, and articles about the school. She loves to bake and take walks in nature. She loves traveling especially when she goes to India or Myrtle Beach. Sandra also loves dogs and cats. She loves to spend her free time with family and friends.

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