Hamilton County Sheriff

Local News
1:48 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Deputies find real gun painted to look like toy

The suspect, identified as Orlando Lowery, was charged with Carrying Concealed Weapons and drug possession.
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Ohio legislators are considering a bill that would require toy guns only be sold in bright colors to help distinguish them from real ones. But it seems some criminals might try using that to their advantage.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office reports deputies responding to a call about a man with a weapon located the suspect with a .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun.

A picture of the weapon shows it's been painted red to look like a toy gun.

The suspect was also carrying 9 grams of crack cocaine.

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Public Safety
3:55 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Hamilton County Sheriff will get new Harleys

Credit Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department will get two new motorcycles after all.

Commissioners questioned the purchase request last week. But Greg Hartmann says he's satisfied with the Sheriff's response.

"I'm convinced an efficient and legitimate law enforcement purpose was established," says Hartmann.

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Public Safety
11:44 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Hamilton County K9 unit dies

Hamilton County Sheriff Canine "Kid"
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One of Hamilton County's canine units has died. The Sheriff's department reports Canine "Kid" died a week ago from an illness.

Kid was a 6 year veteran who worked in explosive device detection. The department says Kid and his handler, Deputy Steve Fischesser, worked every home Bengals game and responded to nearly 500 requests for service, 134 of which were threat incidents.

The pair also did demonstrations at local schools. The Sheriff's office says those demonstrations were the dog's favorite thing to do.

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Public Safety
4:30 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Silverton contracting police services from Hamilton County Sheriff

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department is now patrolling Silverton at the village's request.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Two former Silverton Police officers are now Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputies. They were sworn in Thursday along with a clerk, marking a change over in public safety in the Village.

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Hamilton County Sheriff
4:35 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Audit declares Sheriff's Dept. 'static' and 'resistant to change'

An audit of the Hamilton County Sheriff's department is recommending three issues be addressed. They include: staffing, technology and training.

The report concludes department staff are highly disciplined and resilient but also static and resistant to change. It says the agency, under former Sheriff Simon Leis, became "frozen in time" which prevents it from adopting more modern procedures and practices.

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