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ICYMI: 4 Springfield crime stories that broke this week


Here are four crime stories from the Springfield News-Sun that broke this week:

Home, car stuck by bullets

Police responded to a home on Summer Street after shots were reportedly fired in the Springfield neighborhood.

According to a police report, several shell casings from different caliber guns were found, suggesting at least two guns were used. Both a home and a car were reported damaged by the incident.

» READ MORE: Bullets hit home, car in Springfield

Man charged with passing counterfeit money

A Columbus man is facing three counts of forgery after allegedly using fake $100 bills in several Dayton and Springfield stores.

According to a police report, Derrick Wilford, 29, was arrested after the German Twp. Police Department investigated the counterfeit bills showing up in local banks. He was identified as a suspect after a clerk pointed him out in a photo lineup.

» READ MORE: Man accused of using fake $100 bills at Upper Valley Mall

Man accused of hitting mother with cane

Charges of domestic violence have been filed against a Springfield man who allegedly hit his mother with a walking cane because she refused to give him money for drugs.

Officers were called to a home on West Jefferson Street regarding a domestic violence complaint and said they found the victim bleeding from a cut on her forehead. Medics were called to the scene and after she was loaded into a medical unit, she allegedly told medical workers her son had allegedly hit her with the cane after she refused to give him money.

» READ MORE: Springfield man accused of striking mom with cane over drug money

Man arrested after using handwritten note to rob bank

A Springfield man pleaded not guilty to robbery charges in the Clark County Municipal Court after allegedly using a handwritten note to rob the Security National Bank Western Office on Tuesday.

According to police reports, the man was arrested after he allegedly walked into the bank and pretended to ask about a loan. After speaking with an employee, he allegedly handed her a note saying he wanted “ten thousand in twentys no bag.” Police were able to track him down and arrest him due to an ID he left at the scene.

» READ MORE: Springfield man arrested after allegedly robbing bank with note



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