Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:12:55 GMT
Toledo Police are looking for a man they say is responsible for seven robberies in the city.More >
Toledo Police are looking for a man they say is responsible for seven robberies in the city. Surveillance video from the Stop and Go on the 2300 block of West Laskey in west Toledo caught a man in a red shirt and red hat robbing the store.More >
"A lot of people are defensive when they come into our office. They automatically assume that we're out to get them," said Daniel Sanchez, chief probation officer with the Fremont Municipal Court.
It's the 90-day mark for a program that's giving alcoholics, drug addicts and domestic violence offenders a second chance. To date, Fremont Municipal Court has referred more than 60 people to NO-BARS.
"Judge [Robert] Hart has been very proactive with the program, and I think with the program, it gives the offenders accountability. It allows them to show a proven track record by random drug testing, showing up on time for their appointments..." explained Sanchez.
So far, several people with alcohol-related offenses have completed the program and successfully avoided jail time. The rest of the trial class is still getting treatment.
Only a couple of offenders have not complied with the program's rules. Those who don't go to class must face their probation officer, and likely jail time.
"It's hard to say what happens to an offender after they walk out the door. There's no extended monitoring after that, but I certainly like to think that we made a great improvement in that individual's life. It's a good feeling to know that we're helping somebody," said Jarrett Roesch, program coordinator for NO-BARS.
Everything from anger management classes, mental health evaluations, and random drug testing is offered at NO-BARS. Officials say in the long run, this could be the answer to decreasing local jail populations and saving money for the state.
Currently, NO-BARS is only offered to offenders referred by the court.
Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:54 AM EDT2014-09-03 06:54:12 GMT
Police say a man taken into custody early Wednesday is a person of interest in three assaults at a Motel 6 in the Northland, and detectives are expected to question him about a quintuple shooting.More >
Police say a man taken into custody early Wednesday is a person of interest in three assaults at a Motel 6 in the Northland, and detectives are expected to question him about a quintuple shooting in south Kansas City.More >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-09-03 03:12:05 GMT
The World Food Program says it provided food to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month.More >
Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant...More >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:42:09 GMT
Canadian police say pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault after a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario.More >
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his...More >