Monday, January 21, 2019

Sarasota News Anchor Jacqueline Matter in 3rd Week of Hosting ABC7 News At 7:00 pm Show Doing Much Better Job Than Alan Cohn

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Sarasota News Anchor Jacqueline Matter in 3rd Week of Hosting ABC7 News At 7:00 pm Show Doing Much Better Job Than Alan Cohn. News Anchor Jacqueline Matter offers a bright and balanced journalistic look at local Sarasota news, unbiased. Journalism has developed a variety of ethics and standards. While objectivity and a lack of bias are of primary concern and importance, more liberal types of journalism such as Alan Cohn's views, intentionally adopt a non-objective viewpoint.
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ABC7 News...Far left liberal news media outlet in Sarasota Fl is/was run by managing editor Alan Cohn. Alan Cohn's 'Bully Pulpit' is/was ABC7 News at 7:00 pm where he regularly has board members of the far left ACLU Sarasota chapter front and center criticizing law enforcement and anything Republican.
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ABC7 News at 7:00pm has Continued to Pander to the Sarasota ACLU Cop Haters and it's President Michael Barfield's Distrust of Law Enforcement. Sarasota ABC7 News at 7:00pm should be called ACLU News at 7:00pm. ABC7 News at 7:00pm liberal host Alan Cohn has repeatedly had members of the Sarasota ACLU on his show (Michael Barfield & Susan Nilon) to demonize law enforcement, specifically the Sarasota Police Department, and the surveillance equipment they use to catch BAD GUYS  

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Al-Qaeda Agents Anwar al-Awlaki, Ziyad Khaleel & Muneer Arafat Part of 9/11 Hijackers Support Network in U.S.

Al-Qaeda Agents Anwar al-Awlaki, Ziyad Khaleel & Muneer Arafat Part of 9/11 Hijackers Support Network in U.S.. Jihad preaching Imam Anwar al-Awlaki was based in Denver, San Diego and Falls Church VA prior to September 11, 2001. Al-Qaeda procurement agent Ziyad Khaleel was based in Denver, Detroit, Columbia MO and Orlando Fl prior to September 11, 2001. Jihad preaching Imam Muneer Arafat was based in Columbia MO, East St Louis and Sarasota Fl prior to September 11, 2001.
SOURCE: Karen Branch-Brioso
Post-Dispatch Washington Bureau
Peter Shinkle Of The Post-Dispatch Contributed To This Report.
PUBLICATION: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
DATE: January 20, 2003
ID#: 0301200539 In life, Ziyad Sadaqa aka Ziyad Khaleel attracted the interest of federal investigators who wanted to find out whether he was a knowing accomplice to terrorists or their unwitting tool. In death - if he is dead - he is still provoking questions. While living in Columbia, Mo., in 1996, Sadaqa bought the satellite telephone that authorities say Osama bin Laden used to orchestrate the bombings of two U.S. embassies in east Africa killing 300 people. Sadaqa testified before a federal grand jury but was never charged.

Al-Qaeda core member Ziyad Khaleel, also known as Khalil Ziyad, Ziyad Sadaqa, and Ziyad Abdulrahman, was a Palestinian-American al-Qaeda member, based in the United States, primarily in Colorado, Florida, Michigan and Missouri. He had been identified as a "procurement agent" for Osama bin Laden, arranging the purchase and delivery of "computers, satellite telephones, and covert surveillance equipment" for the leadership of al-Qaeda, as well as administering a number of radical Islamic websites as webmaster, including the website of the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Among the cities in which he resided at various times were Denver, Detroit, Columbia and Orlando. Upon moving to Columbia, Missouri, he was known as Ziyad Khaleel, but began using the surname Sadaqa as early as 1996. That year he was a fundraiser and one of eight regional directors of the Islamic African Relief Agency (IARA), which the government later determined was a front for al-Qaeda and Hamas. The FBI investigated Al-Qaeda core member Imam Anwar al-Awlaki, later linked to three of the 9/11 hijackers, the Fort Hood shooter, and the Christmas Day 2009 bomber, beginning in June 1999 through March 2000, after it learned he had been contacted by Ziyad Khaleel. Imam Muneer Arafat was a roommate of Ziyad Khaleel in East St Louis and Columbia Missouri before he moved to Sarasota Fl in March of 2000 and began work at the Sarasota Bradenton Islamic Center on Lockwood Ridge Rd.

A Missouri-based Islamic charity that was shut down after being identified by the federal government as a global terrorist organization admitted in federal court Wednesday, July 20th 2016, that it illegally funneled $1.4 million to Iraq in violation of U.S. sanctions. A representative of the Islamic American Relief Agency pleaded guilty in Jefferson City, Missouri, to conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. The agency, once based in Columbia MO, also pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit money laundering and obstructing the administration of internal revenue laws. At least three former IARA principals — the group's chief, a fundraiser and a board member — have previously been sentenced in the wide-ranging scheme to illegally transfer money, and a former Michigan congressman went to prison for lobbying efforts for the group. The indictment alleges the IARA lied when it denied ever employing an agent for al-Qaeda named Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa as a regional director who was also the roommate of Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat.bA secret CIA report in early 1996 concluded that the IARA was funding radical militants in Bosnia (see January 1996). US intelligence will later reveal that in the late 1990s, IARA is regularly funding al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. For instance, it has evidence of IARA giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to bin Laden in 1999.
A sheikh named Muneer Arafat came to St. Louis talking all that jihad talk prior to the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks“. In St. Louis, from 1996 to 2000, Imam Muneer Arafat became a well-known lecturer at different Masjids and built up quite a following. He gave lectures at local mosques that almost exclusively focused on Jihad week in and week out and this got him into trouble with Sheikh Muhammad Nur of the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis who at one point banned him from giving lectures at the Gateway Masjid.
Muneer Arafat was the Imam at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB) Mosque from early March 2000 to the end of 2003, at the time it was a little wood frame house on N. Lockwood Ridge Rd, he showed up just prior to Mohamed Atta and the rest of the 9/11 terrorists in nearby Nokomis Fl in June 2000. Another indication of the al-Qaeda support network in the U.S. which needs to be investigated, is the report that Muneer Arafat became the imam of the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton Mosque in Florida in March 2000, just before Mohamed Atta and the rest of the 9/11 terrorists showed up in nearby Venice, Florida, in June of 2000.
Muneer Arafat had been the roommate of Al-Qaeda procurement agent Ziyad Khaleel in Columbia, Mo., and the St. Louis area. Al-Qaeda procurement agent Ziyad Khaleel had bought the satellite telephone that al-Qaeda leaders used to bomb the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. Peter King also cited a San Diego terrorism task force which investaged an alleged link between Imam Anwar al-Awlaki, Osama Bin Laden, and Ziyad Khaleel, the former roommate of Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) is believed to have been born in Kuwait City into a family originally from the Pakistani province of Baluchistan. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, age 53, was born March 1st 1964 in Kuwait City and joined the Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood Lajnat al-Daawa al-Islamiya a designated terrorist organization at age 16 in 1980. In 1984 Khalid Sheikh Mohammed left Kuwait and migrated to North Carolina USA to attend college. Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat, age 54, born May 10th 1963 in Kuwait City, of Palestinian decent. Muneer Arafat joined the Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood Lajnat al-Daawa al-Islamiya (LDI) “Islamic Call Committee” a designated terrorist organization when he was in his teens along with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Muneer Kazem Arafat, Iman at the Sarasota Mosque and then the Boca Raton Mosque, was born in Kuwait City on 5/10/1963 the family eventually moved to Jordan in and around 1983. Muneer Arafat claims he is a Jordanian born in Kuwait of Palestinian decent BUT not related to Yasser Arafat. 

Muneer Arafat appears to come into the US in 1984 when he was 21 same time frame as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Muner Arafat said that in 1988, when he was 25 years old, terrorist Sami Al-Arian tried to recruit him into a faction of Palestinian Islamic Jihad. In St. Louis, from 1996 to 2000, Muneer Arafat became a well-known lecturer at different Masjids and built up quite a following. He gave lectures at local Mosques on the call to Jihad. 

As per a FDLE Report of 12/03/2003, Special Agent Scott McAllister (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) along with Special Agent Tom Baugher (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and Detective James LaPlante (Sarasota City Police Department) interviewed a confidential informant, under control of the Detroit office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The source spoke of Muneer ARAFAT as the Imam of the local Sarasota mosque and that ARAFAT was a member of the Islamic (Muslim) Brotherhood, who follows a radical belief and teachings of ALBAZ, and wishes harm to the United States. Imam Muneer Arafat shows up at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB) Fl in March of 2000 just three months before Mohamed Atta and the rest of the 9/11 Hijackers show up in nearby Venice Fl in June of 2000.
August 15, 2002: 9/11 Victims’ Relatives File Lawsuit Against Alleged Saudi Al-Qaeda Financiers. More than 600 relatives of victims of the 9/11 attacks file a 15-count, $1 trillion lawsuit against various parties they accuse of financing al-Qaeda and Afghanistan’s former Taliban regime. The number of plaintiffs will quickly increase to 2,500 after the suit is widely publicized. One of the defendants is Ziyad Khaleel. Federal prosecutors in New York alleged in a 2004 terrorism-related trial that a U.S. branch of a Yemeni charity for which al-Qaeda core member Imam Anwar al-Awlaki, served as vice president was a front that sent money to al-Qaeda. Documents filed around the same time in federal court in Alexandria assert that a year after 9/11, Anwar al-Awlaki returned briefly to Northern Virginia, where he visited a radical Islamic cleric and asked him about recruiting young Muslims for "violent jihad." That cleric, Ali al-Timimi, is now serving a life sentence for inciting followers to fight with the Taliban against Americans. "America is in a state of war with Allah," he said, referring to the fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. He praised the insurgency in Iraq and "martyrdom operations" in the Palestinian territories. Muslims must choose sides between President Bush and the "mujaheddin," he said. The solution for the Muslim world, he said, "is jihad."
Tampa PENTBOMB 9/11 investigation case file number 265D-NY-280350-TP. After the Broward Bulldog lawsuit was initiated against the FBI, the Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) contacted the FBI Tampa Field Office, since that office would handle any investigations in the Sarasota area, Tampa PENTBOMB 9/11 sub file numbering 80,266 pages of material of anti-terrorism investigation regarding activities at the residence at 4224 Escondito Circle, in the Prestancia development near Sarasota, Florida prior to 9/11/2001. The activities involve apparent visits to that address by some of the deceased 9/11 hijackers, the FBI’s PENTTBOM investigation is comprised of twenty-three (23) boxes of records.
The documents responsive to plaintiffs’ FOIA request, Bulldog 1
-81, were all compiled for law enforcement purposes. Section 552(b)(7)(C) exempts from disclosure “records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes, but only to the extent that the production of such law enforcement records or information ... (C) could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.” In this case, the “[d]ocuments responsive to plaintiffs’ October 27, 2011 request related to the FBI’s investigation into the residence at 4224 Escondito Circle. This falls within the FBI’s performance of its mission to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats.” In invoking these privacy exemptions, the FBI identifies five subcategories of “names and/or identifying information” of: 

(1) FBI Special Agents and Support Personnel; 
(2) Third Parties of Investigative Interest (ICE, Bureau of Immigration Custom Enforcement);
(3) Third Parties Merely Mentioned; 
(4) Third Parties Who Provided Information to the FBI (Federal Confidential Informant); and 
(5) Local Law Enforcement (Sarasota Police Dept, Sarasota County Sheriff Dept.).
In assessing an individual’s privacy interest in preventing the disclosure of an FBI report containing his name, the District of Columbia Circuit observed, “[i]t is surely beyond dispute that ‘the mention of an individual’s name in a law enforcement file will engender comment and
speculation and carries a stigmatizing connotation, 
the appellate court stated: We have admonished repeatedly “that disclosing the identity of targets of law enforcement investigations can subject those identified to embarrassment and potentially more serious reputational harm,” and that “[o]ther persons involved in the investigation – witnesses, informants, and investigating agents – also have a substantial interest in seeing that their participation remains secret.” Third parties discussed in investigatory files may have a similarly strong interest in non-disclosure.

9/11 hijack terrorists Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar received assistance from various other individuals in the Muslim community in San Diego during the year 2000, including Anwar Al-Awalki. Several of their new friends were foreign students in their early 20's who worshiped at the Rabat Mosque in La Mesa. One of them, an Illegal Immigrant named Mohdar Abdullah, became particularly close to Hazmi and Mihdhar and helped them obtain driver's licenses and enroll in schools. When interviewed by the FBI after 9/11, Abdullah denied knowing about the operatives' terrorist plans. Before his recent deportation to Yemen, however, Abdullah allegedly made various claims to individuals incarcerated with him about having advance knowledge of the operatives' 9/11 mission, going so far as to tell one inmate that he had received instructions to pick up the operatives at Los Angeles International Airport, and had driven them from Los Angeles to San Diego. Abdullah and others in his circle appear to have held extremist sympathies. While in San Diego, Hazmi and Mihdhar also established a relationship with Anwar Aulaqi, an imam at the Rabat Mosque.
On the East Coast, in May and June 2000, the three al-Qaeda operatives from Hamburg who had succeeded in obtaining visas began arriving in the United States. Marwan al Shehhi arrived first, on May 29, 2000, at Newark Airport in New Jersey. Mohamed Atta arrived there five days later, on June 3. He and Shehhi had not yet decided where they would train. They directed inquiries to flight schools In New Hampshire and New Jersey, and, after spending about a month in New York City, visited the Airman Flight School In Norman, Oklahoma, where Zacarlas Moussaoul would enroll the following February. For some reason, Atta and Shehhi decided not to enroll there. Instead, they went to Venice, Florida, where Ziad Jarrah had already started his training at Florida Flight Training Center, having arrived in the United States on June 27. Atta and Shehhi enrolled in a different flight school, Huffman Aviation, and began training almost daily. In mid-August, Atta and Shehhi both passed the Private Pilot Airman test. Their instructors described Atta and Shehhi as aggressive and rude, and in a hurry to complete their training.

According to published news reports, ANWAR NASSER AULAQI aka ANWAR AL-AWLAKI, ABU ATI Q, date of birth April 22, 1971 was arrested in Yemen. FBI is requesting approval from Yemen authorities to interview AULAQI regarding his involvement in International Terrorism, to include his association with September 11, 2001 AL-QAEDA hijackers NAWAF AL-HAZMI, KHALID AL- MIHDHAR, HANI HANJOUR and unknown others; his overseas travel in the years 2000 and 2001; his association with San Diego individuals believed to be involved with International Terrorism* his involvement in fund raising in the United States for known terrorist organizations; and his involvement in criminal activity in an effort to support terrorist organizations.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Small Towns Big Drug Problems Union City IN, Union City OH & Greenville OH Includes Bothast Clan.

Small Towns Big Drug Problems Union City IN, Union City OH & Greenville OH Includes Bothast Clan.  Barbara J. Bothast, 31, of Union City IN has been on a one woman crime wave for the last few years. Barbara J. Bothast, 31, Union City IN has multiple felony arrests mostly drug related: Date Arrested: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Charges: Warrant-Theft of Firearm, Level 6 felony. Date Arrested: Thursday, February 8, 2018. Charges: Possession of Meth, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Syringe, Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
Barbara Bothast Life of Crime in Union City IN: On March 27, 2010 at approximately 2:20 a.m., the Greenville Police Department, in cooperation with the Darke County SRT and Miami County Sheriffs Office K-9 Unit, executed a search warrant at 1125 Front Street, Greenville, OH. The search warrant stemmed from an ongoing narcotics investigation by the Greenville Police Department against various people. Detectives, confiscated cash, heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills, and drug paraphernalia during the search warrant. Arrested during the search were: Isaac B. Beavers (20) of Trotwood, OH; Otis L. Branham (25) of Dayton, OH; Barbara J. Bothast (22) of Union City, IN; and Kimberly A. Tolliver (51) of Greenville, OH. Charges range from distribution of heroin and crack cocaine, possession of heroin and crack cocaine, and tampering with evidence. Other charges are pending.

On February 8, at approximately 4:15 a.m., officers from the Union City, Indiana, and Ohio Police Departments, as well as a deputy from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, responded to 305 South High Street, Apartment #8, Union City, Indiana, in reference to a tip of a wanted person, Kelly Smith, being inside the residence. Inside the apartment with Kelly Smith, officers also made contact with Shawn D. Stewart, 42, of Union City, Indiana; Ariel M. Stewart, 24, of Union City, Indiana; Jesse P. Riley, 24, of Union City, Ohio and Barbara J. Bothast, 30, of Union City, Indiana. Barbara J. Bothast has another prior drug arrest in Union City, Date Arrested: Saturday, September 30, 2017 Charges: Possession of Cocaine/Meth 3 + grams.
Nathan P. Bothast, 34, also of Union City IN does not appear to have any drug charges listed by the Sheriff Dept but has multiple arrests in the last 3 years. His arrests include Domestic Battery in the presence of a juvenile, Strangulation Recent Arrest Photo:  Arrest City:  Union City, IN Arresting Agency. Monday, July 30, 2018 Charges:  Warrant - Failure to Appear.

See prior article about these towns: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Drug Ridden Poverty Level Towns of Union City Indiana & Union City Ohio Multiple Arrests for Meth and Heroin by Drug Task Force. Union City Indiana, Union City Ohio and Greenville OH have to be the worst places to live in the USA, no jobs and rampant drug use and sales. Enforcement is up in Union City with more drug raids taking place. Police say the small-time dealers in their town know where to find cheap suppliers. "The heroin is coming up from the Dayton area," said Union City Chief Ater. The two cities are only separated by a state line. Train Park recognizes the uniqueness of the community that straddles two states. But, Chief Ater says his officers often have to sweep the park for used drug syringes. "The drug problem here in Union City is bad," said Chief Ater. "We have a lot of, of course, marijuana. And then, we're also experiencing trouble with heroin and also meth." Small Town Big Drug Problem, Union City.

UNION CITY, Ind. – Union City is a town in Indiana with a population of 3,470. Union City is in Randolph County. Despite several praises about the Hoosier state, an Indiana city earned an unwanted title this week. Union City, Indiana was named one of the poorest towns by 24/7 Wall Street. With over 31 percent of the population living below the poverty line – more than twice Indiana’s statewide rate – the town was given the title. Union City Ind. median household income is $31,238 while the statewide median household income is $49,255. About 1 in 4 people, or 25%, living in Union City IN receive food stamps compared to 12.5 percent of Hoosiers statewide. These Are "The 10 Most Miserable Cities In Indiana For 2018", Union City Ind. is Number 7, Unemployment 12.8%, Poverty 27.0%. REVIEW: "Union City, Indiana is honestly just terrible. The town isn't really the safest, especially at night. The nightlife consists of one single bar and that's it. There aren't any houses to be bought that aren't abandoned or condemned due to meth labs. The upside to that is that the cost of living is lower than most other cities. There aren't any jobs to be gotten in Union City people have to work in cities an hour away".
Greenville is a city in and the county seat of Darke County, Ohio, United States, located in southwestern Ohio about 33 miles northwest of Dayton. The population was 13,227 at the 2010 census. October 2018: Officials from the Darke County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force, Greenville Ohio Police Department, Union City Ohio Police Department, and the Union City Indiana Police Department recently teamed up to make several drug related arrests in Darke County, Ohio and Randolph County, Indiana. Agencies have received multiple complaints of drug related activity in their communities. The departments joined together to investigate and arrest multiple suspects on drug trafficking charges. Darke County Sheriff Toby Spencer wants to send a strong message to drug dealers that this criminal activity will not be tolerated in our community. The Darke County Sheriff’s Office will continue to vigilantly enforce drug laws with the support of the citizens through out Darke County. Following are the list of people arrested or already in jail at time of indictment.
1. Dakoda J. Gilbert age 21, Greenville, OH
2. Keagan R. Fair age 27, Greenville, OH
3. Kyllian M. McNutt age 24, Greenville, OH
4. Timothy W. Spurlock age 49, Greenville, OH
5. Rebecca S. Lamma age 57, Greenville, OH
6. Taylor Swartz age 21, Greenville, OH
7. Alexander P. VanHoose age 19, Greenville, OH
8. Shaela N. Thompson age 25, Union City, OH
9. Dustin C. Copp age 27, Greenville, OH

10. Ryan S. Ruppe age 28, Greenville, OH
11. Sierra T. Hill age 30, Union City, OH
12. Lee F. Ware Sr. age 47, Greenville, OH
13. Amberly M. Williams age 26, Dayton, OH

Photos of those booked in Darke County Jail available at our online jail roster.

On October 12, 2018 Joseph Smith, age 37, of Greenville, Ohio, was arrested for one count of Trafficking Marijuana to a Juvenile, an incident that occured in the City of Greenville. Smith is being held on bond and has multiple additional charges pending in the Darke County Common Pleas Court. On October 30, 2018, authorities arrested Brittney Harris, age 26, of Union City, Ohio for Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs. Harris has since been released by the Darke County Common Pleas Court on her Own Recognizances. On October 31, 2018, authorities of the Union City Ohio Police Department, Union City Indiana Police Department. Darke County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force, and an investigator from the Greenville Police Department swept up the streets of Union City Ohio and Indiana and made multiple arrests.

Jesse Riley, age 24, of Union City, Ohio was arrested for one count of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs. Riley is being held in the Darke County Sheriff’s Jail without bond, and is awaiting arraignment in the Darke County Common Pleas Court. Ariel Stewart, age 25, of Union City, Indiana was arrested for two counts of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs. Stewart is being held in the Darke County Sheriff’s Jail without bond, and is awaiting arraignment in the Darke County Common Pleas Court. Kelly E. Smith, age 23, of Union City, Indiana was already being held in the Randolph County Jail, and was additionally charged with two counts of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs. Smith will eventually be turned over to Darke County Authorities and will be arraigned in the Darke County Common Pleas Court.
Shawn Stewart, age 43, of Union City Indiana was arrested for Dealing Methamphetamine and Visiting a Common Nuisance. Shawn Stewart is being held on bond at the Randolph County Sheriff’s Jail, where he is awaiting his initial court appearance in the Randolph Circuit Court. Upon serving an arrest warrant at a residence in the 900 Block of W. Hickory Street in Union City, Indiana, officers could smell a strong odor of drugs coming from the residence. During the investigation officers located drugs in the residence. Arrested at the residence was Tracy Riley, age 45, of Union City Indiana, Tiffany Nickel, age 29, of Union City, Indiana, and Makayla Riggs, age 21, of Union City, Indiana. Tracy Riley faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.
Also on October 31, 2018, members of the Darke County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force and the Greenville Police Department arrested Kayela Trittschuh, age 28, of Greenville, Ohio for two counts of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs. Trittschuh is being held in the Darke County Sheriff’s Jail without bond, awaiting arraignment in the Darke County Common Pleas Court. There are currently multiple cases pending, and several more arrests will be made for Trafficking Drugs in the near future. Chief Mark Ater of the Union City Ohio Police Department, stated “Area agencies are committed to working together to address the drug problem within the surrounding communities. It is an awesome feeling when multiple agencies can come together with one common goal, to take drugs off the street! We will continue to join resources in our fight against drugs in our communities.”
BOLO Ryan S. Ruppe, 28, of Greenville IN, get a load of this dirtball, he may be in the Union City area. – On Nov. 20, 2918 an aggravated robbery occurred at a residence in the city of Greenville. The suspect, Ryan S. Ruppe, 28, of Greenville, fled the area after the incident, he may be in the Union City area. An arrest warrant for Ruppe has been obtained through the Darke County Common Pleas Court in reference to this aggravated robbery. Ruppe also has multiple other warrants for his arrest. Anyone with information about Ruppe’s location should contact law enforcement immediately. 
Ryan S. Ruppe, 28, of Greenville IN has a prior arrest in 2017 indicted for trafficking in fentanyl, heroin, meth, cocaine and marijuana. From his Facebook posts it looks like he always wears a Cincinnati Reds baseball cap. In 2016 Ryan S. Ruppe, 26, of Greenville, was arrested on a warrant for a parole violation through Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. He was taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail. In 2013 Ryan S. Ruppe, Greenville – Indicted on a charge of two counts of Trafficking in Heroin and Trafficking in Counterfeit Controlled Substances based on an investigation by the Greenville Police Department. Please report any suspicious activity to the Greenville Police Department at (937) 548-1103. The Union City police departments in Ohio and Indiana have conducted back-to-back drug raids Tuesday, May 3, 2016, and Wednesday, May 4, 2016. According to Chief Cobie Wells of Union City, Indiana, investigators found marijuana, heroin, syringes, scales and more. "In fact, one of the individuals was just getting ready to use," said Chief Wells. He said many drug abusers are poly-drug users, meaning they use several different types of drugs. But, they sell the drugs, too, by mixing different drugs together. "They'll use that to cut the heroin so that they can sell more of it. And, that's what's happened in this instance," said Chief Wells. He works closely with Interim Chief Mark Ater of Union City, Ohio. The two cities are only separated by a state line. Train Park recognizes the uniqueness of the community that straddles two states. But, Chief Ater says his officers often have to sweep the park for used drug syringes.
UNION CITY, Ind. – On Friday at approximately 9 a.m., officers from the Union City Indiana Police Department responded to 510 S. Stateline Road, on a report of two suspicious subjects, who were in a parked vehicle in the driveway and appeared to be passed out. Chief Cobie Wells, Patrolman Trae Verneman and Patrolman Justin Riser responded to the scene and located the two subjects in the vehicle. After shouting several times for the subjects in the vehicle to wake up, Ptl. Verneman finally made contact with the person sitting in the driver’s seat, later identified as Jacob Evans, 23,  604 S. Main Street, Arcanum, Ohio. The passenger was identified as Dustin Sonner, 26,  202 12th Street, Greenville, Ohio. 
While speaking with the subjects, Ptl. Verneman noticed a hypodermic syringe in plain view in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle rendered drugs and drug paraphernalia. Officers located nearly 7 grams of crystal meth, which has a street value of approximately $700, as well as a small amount of heroin, a smoking instrument, scales, and small baggies commonly used to transport heroin and meth.

UNION CITY, Ind., (WDTN) -- Three people were taken into custody after police made a large drug bust at a Union City motel. Union City Police responded to the Ambassador Motel located at 125 W. Chestnut Street around 2:45 p.m. Friday on reports of a stolen vehicle. When officers arrived, they found 21-year-old Michael A. Antoine inside the motel with crack cocaine in his room. According to police, the suspect indicated more drugs were being delivered to the motel. Police then contacted two other people at the motel. Officers said they found 29-year-old Donald L. Garrett had rented a room and had a large amount of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Officers said Garrett was in the company of 39-year-old Angelina M. Besecker. Police sezied an estimated $1,500 to $2,000 worth of cocaine. "It was a great feeling knowing we removed that much cocaine from the streets of Union City," said Detective Justin Gower. The three were booked into the Randolph County Jail. Antoine and Garrett face charges of possession of cocaine, dealing cocaine, and maintaining an common nuisance. Besecker faces charges of visiting a common nuisance.

UNION CITY, Ind. — A Union City, Indiana, man is facing multiple felony charges following a Wednesday drug bust. On July 25, Chief Mark Ater, UCOPD, received information of a possible drug deal that was going to take place at 317 N. Union St. in Union City, Indiana. Chief Ater contacted officers with the Union City, Indiana Police Department and officers set up surveillance around the residence. At approximately 3:49 p.m., officers observed the person who was reportedly going to purchase drugs getting in to a utility trailer on the property. Officers responded to the residence and made contact with Niles W. Helmick, 40, of 317 N. Union St., and John T. Dryden, 37, of Lynn, Indiana.
Throughout the investigation it was determined that Dryden was at the residence attempting to purchase fentanyl. Dryden and Helmick were detained while Sergeant Logan Shoemaker applied for a search warrant. A search warrant was granted for the trailer in which Dryden and Helmick were found. A search of the trailer revealed more than 70 grams of suspected methamphetamine carrying a street valve of $7,000 and 15 grams of suspected fentanyl carrying a street valve of $1,200. Officers also found a bag of suspected marijuana, multiple syringes, and a loaded Mossberg shotgun. Helmick was placed under arrest and transported to the Randolph County Jail where he was lodged on the charges of attempted dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug (Level 5 Felony), possession of methamphetamine (Level 3 Felony), possession of cocaine or narcotic drug (Level 4 Felony), possession of a legend injection device (Level 6 Felony), maintaining a common nuisance (Level 6 Felony), and possession of marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor). It was discovered later that Helmick is classified as a serious violent felon prohibiting him from possessing firearms. The charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon (Level 4 Felony) was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office as well.

GREENVILLE — Darke County Common Pleas Court had a busy Thursday following a countywide drug operation conducted by local law enforcement. On Wednesday morning, officers from Greenville, Union City, Ohio, and Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 14 individuals indicted for drug trafficking offenses. Eleven of those arrested — six men and five women — were arraigned in court Thursday. All arraigned face felony trafficking charges of varying degrees. Two others have yet to appear in court. Present in court were Dakoda J. Gilbert, 21, of Greenville; Keagan R. Fair, 27, of Greenville; Timothy W. Spurlock, 49, of Greenville; Rebecca S. Lamma, 57, of Greenville; Taylor Swartz, 21, of Greenville; Alexander P. VanHoose, 19, of Greenville; Shaela N. Thompson, 25, of Union City; Kerry L. Meredith, 35, of Greenville; and Kyllian M. McNutt, 24, of Greenville. Sierra T. Hill, 30, of Union City, and Dustin C. Copp, 27, of Greenville, appeared via teleconference.

 screenshot of 719 w. hickory street union city Indiana,

UNION CITY – METH LAB BUST Union City Police Department Special Entry Tactical Team (SETT) served a search warrant after a lengthy investigation which concluded in the early hours Friday morning. Three people were arrested after officers’ located drugs, paraphernalia and items used in the manufacturing of meth. On February 5 at approximately 12:17 a.m., members of Union City SETT served a no knock search warrant at 719 W Hickory St, in Union City, Indiana. Officers identified eight people during the warrant service, five were children. The children range in ages of one to seven years old. Department of Children Services was contacted, and the children were transported to St. Vincent Randolph for evaluation. During the search, officers located methamphetamine, marijuana, paraphernalia and remnants of a methamphetamine lab. The residence had to be vacated until the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Unit could render the materials safe. Dustin Brock, 27 of Union City, Ohio and Tiffany Gale Barnes, 26 of Eaton, Ohio were arrested for:visiting a common nuisance- B Misdemeanor, possession of methamphetamine- level 6 felony, possession of precursors- level 6 felony, manufacturing methamphetamine- level 5 felony and reckless possession of paraphernalia C Misdemeanor.
Sierra J. Bolin, 24 of Union City, Indiana was arrested for maintaining a common nuisance- level 6 felony, possession of methamphetamine- level 6 felony, possession of precursors- level 6 felony, manufacturing methamphetamine- level 5 felony, dumping controlled substance waste- level 6 felony, possession of marijuana- B misdemeanor, reckless possession of paraphernalia- C misdemeanor and five counts of neglect of a dependent- level 6 felony. At the time of this release, all three are still incarcerated in the Randolph County jail.
UPDATE one year later....WINCHESTER, Ind. – A bid by Union City’s police chief to pull over a motorist for driving while suspended resulted in a brief pursuit, three arrests and the seizure of heroin, meth and other controlled substances. Arrested late Friday by Police Chief Cobie Wells were the driver of the vehicle, Tiffany Gale Barnes, 28, of Eaton, Ohio, and her two passengers, Jason A. Gerstner, 38, of Union City, and Aaron N. Sturgill, 32, Oak Hill, Ohio. After a police K-9 indicated there were drugs in the vehicle, a search resulted in seizure of 12.1 grams of meth, 2.2. grams of heroin and a syringe, according to an affidavit. Tiffany Gale Barnes, 28, of Eaton, Ohio, already faced a total of nine drug-related charges – including three counts of possession of meth – in three cases pending in Randolph County courts.
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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Fl State Senator Joe Gruters Elected Florida GOP Chair and Promises to Deliver Florida for Trump in 2020 Presidential Election

 Fl State Senator Joe Gruters Elected Florida GOP Chair and Promises to Deliver Florida for Trump in 2020 Presidential Election. SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE WRITES 11:34 AM January 12, 2019. Florida GOP activists voted overwhelmingly Saturday to make Joe Gruters, a state senator from Sarasota and early supporter of President Donald Trump, the chairman of the Republican Party in a key swing state that could play a decisive role in one of the most anticipated presidential elections in years. Joe Gruters had the backing of new Gov. Ron DeSantis and also touted his White House connections. He served as the co-chair of Trump’s Florida campaign in 2016.
Borrowing from Trump, Joe Gruters passed out red hats before the vote with the slogan “Keep Florida Great!” written in white letters. Joe Gruters promised to deliver Florida for Trump in 2020 and also has pledged to heal some of the divisions within a state party that has been fractured since activists rejected former Gov. Rick Scott’s pick to lead the party, leading Scott to stop raising money for the Republican Party of Florida.

Florida State Senator Joe Gruters files bill to prohibit smoking on public beaches no wonder he is the conscientious rising star of the Republican party. First-time violators could be punished with a fine up to $25 for 10 hours of community service. Smoking Prohibiting the smoking of tobacco on public beaches; providing civil penalties; authorizing a law enforcement officer to issue a citation as prescribed by a county or municipality to any person who smokes tobacco on a public beach, etc. 1/2/2019: Filed.

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Florida State Senator Joe Gruters files bill to prohibit smoking on public beaches no wonder he is the conscientious rising star of the Republican party

The Most Littered Object in the World are Cigarette Butts. Florida State Senator Joe Gruters files bill to prohibit smoking on public beaches no wonder he is the conscientious rising star of the Republican party. First-time violators could be punished with a fine up to $25 for 10 hours of community service. Smoking Prohibiting the smoking of tobacco on public beaches; providing civil penalties; authorizing a law enforcement officer to issue a citation as prescribed by a county or municipality to any person who smokes tobacco on a public beach, etc. 1/2/2019: Filed.

Alabama bans smoking on public beach” via The Associated Press — The sugar-white sand in Gulf Shores is Alabama’s most popular half-mile stretch of public beachfront. This area also is undergoing $15 million in renovations and city officials want to keep it looking nice. So, in June, city officials adopted a wide-ranging list of regulations that included an Alabama first: The public beachfront became smoke-free. The ban is part of a national trend as politicians try to keep popular attractions from looking like ashtrays and turning away tourists. In Florida, lawmakers are considering legislation that would implement a wide-ranging ban on smoking at any public beach, empowering law enforcers to cite offenders. “What Florida is doing is not surprising,” said Grant Brown, recreation and cultural affairs director with the city of Gulf Shores, comparing smoking bans on beaches with restrictions to smoking at outdoor athletic stadiums.

ABC7 News at 7 pm Sarasota with Jacqueline Matter took a weak stab at opposing views of State Senator Joe Gruters bill to ban smoking on public beaches by showcasing the far left liberal views of ex-con and ACLU president Michael Barfield. Ex-con Michael Barfield voiced his concern that homeless vagrants would be targeted by the cops for tossing their butts in the sand, Barfield is so full of it, he will use every opportunity he gets from ABC7 News to demonize people in law enforcement and they know it. Cop Hater Michael Barfield is the president of the Sarasota ACLU, he Couldn't Pass a basic Background Check to Flip Burgers at McDonald's. A convicted felon by his own admission and barred from calling himself a lawyer by the Florida Bar Association, Barfield serves as President of the Florida ACLU Sarasota and chair of the Legal Panel of the A.C.L.U.’s Sarasota Chapter.
Bills Sponsored By: Joseph Gruters FLORIDA (R)
  • Providing findings related to improvements to onsite sewage and treatment systems; adding registered septic tank contractors to the list of contractors authorized to make or install a qualifying improvement; revising the contract
    1/10/2019: Filed
  • Providing that certain dividends or premium refunds must be retained by the association's joint underwriting plan of insurers for future use, etc.
    1/9/2019: Filed
  • Requiring supervisors of elections to enter into agreements with clerks of the circuit courts to receive specified information; requiring the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to furnish monthly to the Department
    1/3/2019: Filed
  • Increasing the length of time before an election during which the Florida Elections Commission may not make public a probable cause finding and any related proceedings and records; prohibiting the Commission on Ethics from publicly
    1/3/2019: Filed
  • Revising the definition of the term "contribution" to conform to changes made by the act; revising the schedule governing campaign finance reporting for candidates, political committees, and electioneering communications organizations;
    1/3/2019: Filed
  • Providing an appropriation for certain projects related to the Indian River Lagoon Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan; requiring each wastewater facility that unlawfully discharges sewage into a waterway or aquifer
    1/2/2019: Filed
  • Directing the Department of Health to identify certain information for onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems, update the current database of such systems, and submit a report to the Governor and Legislature by a specified
    1/2/2019: Filed
  • Prohibiting the smoking of tobacco on public beaches; providing civil penalties; authorizing a law enforcement officer to issue a citation as prescribed by a county or municipality to any person who smokes tobacco on a public beach, etc.
    1/2/2019: Filed
  • Citing this act as the "Rule of Law Adherence Act"; creating provisions relating to federal immigration enforcement; prohibiting sanctuary policies; requiring state entities, local governmental entities, and law enforcement agencies
    1/10/2019: Referred to Judiciary; Infrastructure and Security; Rules
  • Prohibiting persons who are denied admission to, are excluded, deported, or removed from, or depart the United States under certain circumstances from entering or residing in this state, etc.
    1/10/2019: Referred to Judiciary; Infrastructure and Security; Rules
  • Prohibits dismemberment abortion; provides exception; provides penalties.
    3/10/2018: Died in Health Policy
  • Requiring the program to incorporate specified components to be considered an early childhood court; authorizing the office to hire a statewide community coordinator; requiring the Florida Institute for Child Welfare to conduct
    3/10/2018: Died in Messages
  • Specifies that animal owner who abandons animal has no expectation of privacy in animal's body or remains.
    3/10/2018: Died in Agriculture and Property Rights Subcommittee
  • Revises district boundaries; requires referendum.
    4/9/2018: Chapter No. 2018-178
  • Provides for name of child's guardian ad litem or attorney ad litem to be entered on court orders in dependency proceedings; requires court to advise parents during adjudicatory hearing of actions required to achieve reunification;
    3/10/2018: Died in Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee
  • Recognizes historical, religious, & cultural importance of Jerusalem, supports recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel & relocation of U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, & applauds Federal Government for recognizing Jerusalem
    1/31/2018: ADOPTED
  • Provides exemption from public records requirements for certain identifying & location information of current or former public guardians, employees with fiduciary responsibility, & spouses & children thereof; provides definition
    3/5/2018: Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/CS/SB 268
  • Authorizes malt beverage distributor to give branded glassware to vendors licensed to sell malt beverages for on-premises consumption; requires that glassware bear certain branding; provides an annual limit on amount of glassware
    4/2/2018: Chapter No. 2018-135
  • Prohibits person who engages in privileged communication, law enforcement crime stoppers coordinator or his or her staff, or member of crime stoppers organization's board of directors from being required to disclose privileged
    3/10/2018: Died in Criminal Justice
  • Designates act "Economic Redemption and Restoration of Constitutional Rights Act"; authorizes person suffering from legal disability due to criminal conviction to apply for relief; provides exceptions.
    3/10/2018: Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
  • Requires law enforcement officer to inform motor vehicle operator of certain rights; prohibits certain actions by officer; requires officer to record race & ethnicity of violator when issuing citation; requires law enforcement
    3/10/2018: Died in Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
  • Creates State Board of Community Colleges; revises function & mission of Florida K-20 education system; revises provisions relating to postsecondary education.
    3/10/2018: Died in Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee
  • Requires each district school board to adopt rules for display of official state motto in specified places.
    3/10/2018: Died in Education
  • Requires that specified entities that take receivership of lost or stray dogs or cats shall adopt written policies & procedures to ensure that every reasonable effort is made to quickly & reliably return animals to their owners;
    3/10/2018: Died in Careers and Competition Subcommittee
  • Provides an appropriation for The Renaissance Manor - Assisted Living Services for Mental Health Clients.
    1/9/2018: Bill is introduced or prefiled

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