After rash of crime, Mt. Healthy police urge parents to keep kids at home

The violence stems from unattended kids and teenagers around the Clovernook Apartment complex, police say.
Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 4:58 AM EDT
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MT. HEALTHY, Ohio (WXIX) - Mt. Healthy police are investigating a shooting that sent a 20-year-old man to the hospital Tuesday night.

Officers responded to the 7900 block of Clovernook Avenue around 9 p.m.

They found the victim, who was receiving aid from community members, suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

He was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and is expected to survive.

Mt. Healthy police described the suspect as a man in his mid 20′s, last seen wearing a black hooded jacket that had writing on the sleeves. No other description was given.

Anyone with information on Wednesday’s shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers 513-352-3040 or Mt. Healthy Police Detective Jones 513-728-3182.

The area around the Clovernook Apartment complex has become a crime hotspot recently, according to Mt. Healthy police, in part due to kids left unattended by their parents.

“Unfortunately we’re having an uptick in violence, specifically involving juveniles, and a lot of it has occurred in the Clovernook Apartment area,” said Sgt. Allen Fath.

Police last month instituted a curfew for the area due to increased violence, such as the shooting that killed 19-year old Timonthy Jordan.

“We’ve heard gunshots at night here, at night when we’re just out in our yard,” said Vicki Corbett, a Mt. Healthy resident since 2003. “We know where they’re coming from.”

The curfew runs until Oct. 5.

Fath says it’s not just kids in the area causing trouble. Some kids police encounter aren’t from Clovernook.

“Some of them live there,” Fath said. “Some of them live elsewhere.”

The sergeant says parents have to be part of the solution here.

“We need parents to keep their children at home and make sure they’re not unattended in a place where we’ve had a large amount of violence recently,” he said.

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