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Toledo police looking to double gang task force

The Toledo Police Department is placing bids for eight new gang task force officers that would double the size of the unit, said Sgt. Joe Heffernan.

Detectives were able to interview two hospitalized victims of last week’s shooting at the Eastpointe on the Mall subdivision in Lake Township that left three people dead, including a 3-year-old boy.

Mark Hummer, the township police chief, said Thursday detectives had interviewed Janet Brown, 45, 3749 Laketon Terrace,  and Mark McCrory, 39, of the same address, about the shooting.

Oregon City Council on Monday will consider buying a robot to help police de-escalate potentially dangerous situations.

“I know robots will raise some eyebrows, but this will be a tactical robot that will be used by the Oregon Police SRT [Special Response Team],” Police Chief Mike Navarre said at a committee of the whole meeting on Monday. “There is not another robot like this in northwest Ohio. The Northwest Ohio Bomb Squad has a robot that is used mainly for bomb detection. This will be a robot that is smaller, lighter weight, sleeker, faster and more agile.”

After meeting Friday in an early-morning emergency session to discuss a ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court, the Sandusky County Board of Elections agreed to authorize a new single ballot with only two county court races.

The ballots will be mailed to voters who have already voted an absentee ballot.

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