Monday, July 21 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:10:13 GMT
Weeks after he shelled out thousands of dollars for a freestanding garage, Perrysburg resident Lynn Hankins was left with only a large trench in his back yard.More >
Weeks after he shelled out thousands of dollars for a freestanding garage, Perrysburg resident Lynn Hankins was left with only a large trench in his back yard. So he called the Ohio Attorney General and the Call 11 for Action Office.More >
Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:12:28 GMT
Rick Shriner was fed up with large trucks barreling down his residential street, so he called Call 11 for Action.More >
Rick Shriner was fed up with large trucks barreling down his residential street, so he called Call 11 for Action. After WTOL starting asking questions, the city will soon be enforcing weight limits on city streets for the first time in 5 years.More >
Thursday, May 15 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-05-16 03:30:38 GMT
Digital abuse is when one partner uses technology to control and intimidate their significant other. It's such a new problem you could even be in a digitally abusive relationship and not realize it.More >
Digital abuse is when one partner uses technology to control and intimidate their significant other. Mental health professionals say it's such a new problem you could even be in a digitally abusive relationship and not realize it.More >
(Toledo News Now) -
It can happen to anyone. You pull into a gas station and the next thing you know, your purse is gone. Many women are guilty of putting their purse on the passenger seat to walk into a gas station or use the pump. Now, police across the country are warning women to be on the lookout.
They are called 'sliders.'
Surveillance video from different cities across the US show criminals crouching below eye level and quickly opening up the car door, taking what's inside. Sergeant Heffernan of the Toledo Police Department says, "These are crimes of opportunity. If people see things that are lying out in the car, they're going to take it"
Police say there have been cases of sliding in the Toledo area in the past.
Tiffany Ortega, who works for the Valero gas station on Monroe Street, says she knows of instances where sliding has occurred and says, "We've actually had an employee that was watching and saw it happen and ran out and tell the woman. She had no idea. She didn't even hear the car door open."
Ortega says women are constantly letting their guard down at the pump. She stated, "I tell women you want to keep it on you at all times or know where it is or lock your door at least,"
A few simple tips to protect yourself and your belongings at the pump from the National Crime Prevention Council:
- Pick stations that are well- lit and have video surveillance cameras at the pump.
- Always remove your keys and lock the doors while pumping gas
- Keep valuables out of plain view in your vehicle and lock the doors even if you are going inside for a moment.
- Pay attention to your surroundings.
- Don't let your cell phone distract you
Whether it is sliding or other forms of burglary like it, car break-ins happen over and over again. In the city of Toledo, police tell us there were roughly 2500 car break-ins in 2013.
Sgt. Heffernan says, "I know we've had about 30 so far to date (as of January 20, 2014) which is pretty good.
Some of the deterrent techniques we've been using are the cameras, some of the prolific offenders that have been doing this have been caught, and the awareness is out in the community a little bit more."
But Toledo police say there is another type of crime plaguing the area. It's the theft of tires and rims from vehicles. Police say thieves will jack up a vehicle and take off the wheels, leaving the car up on blocks. Sgt. Heffernan says, "that's probably the biggest thing we have going on is the theft of wheels."
Police say they are trying to catch those responsible.
If you have any information on local crimes, call Crimestopper at 419-255-1111.
Copyright 2014 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.
Monday, July 21 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:39:19 GMT
A fatal crash on the Oregon coast went undiscovered for 12 hours until a hitchhiker heard cries for help. Emergency crews were called out to Highway 101 about a mile north of Cannon Beach at 8:30 p.m.More >
A fatal crash on the Oregon coast went undiscovered for 12 hours until a hitchhiker heard cries for help coming from a heavily wooded embankment.More >
Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:50:17 GMT
Oregon voters will be deciding this year whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use. State elections officials certified Tuesday that the petitioners submitted enough valid signatures to qualifyMore >
State elections officials certified Tuesday that petitioners to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Oregon submitted enough valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot.More >
Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.More >
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.More >
Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:14:49 GMT
The American Red Cross issued an urgent call for blood and platelet donors Tuesday. The organization said donations were down eight percent over the past 11 weeks, which amounts to 80,000 fewer donorsMore >
The American Red Cross said donations were down eight percent over the past 11 weeks, which amounts to 80,000 fewer donors than usual.More >