Skip to content



August 11, 2019


On August 11, 2019, at approximately 4:19 a.m., District Five officers responded to investigate a report of a shooting in the 500 block of Orient Avenue.  First responders located a shooting victim who was deceased at the scene.   The victim has been identified as Benoit Essex, 31 years of age


The investigation by the Cincinnati Police Department’s Homicide Unit is ongoing.  Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (513) 352-3542.

$$ Cash for Clues $$

Donald Lee is wanted for a Felonious Assault, where Lee is accused of striking an officer with a closed fist during an arrest. Lee also has four Misdemeanor Capiases. Donald Lee is a white male, 51 years old, 6’0” and 150 lbs. Lee has a history of Robbery, Breaking and Entering, Assault and, Drugs charges. Donald Lee was last known to live on Texas Avenue in Price Hill.

An Aggravated Robbery occurred on 6/25/2019 at 2029 hours at Food Mart, 10440 Plainfield Rd.

The suspect is described as a black male approximately 6’00” tall, stocky build, wearing a gray sweatshirt and sweatpants, black fishing hat with red design armed with a black pistol. He was last seen running north on Plainfield Rd from Food Mart. If anyone has any information on the suspect please contact 
Detective Niehaus at Blue Ash Police Department or Crimestoppers 513-352-3040.

Cincinnati Police Departments District 2 is attempting to identify the suspect who broke into a vehicle at Lunken Airport. The suspect took Credit Cards, ID, and badge from Hamco prosecutor.  The Credit Cards were used in Mason Oh.  There was approximately $8000.00 charged on the cards.

If you can identify the suspect in the picture wanted for the investigation of this theft offense, please call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040. 

$ Cash for Clues $

Clermont County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Michael David Neal for Aggravated Burglary. Michael David Neal is a black male, 20 years old, 5’10”, and 210 lbs. Neal’s prior criminal history includes assault and traffic related charges, and his last known address was on Myrtle Avenue in Walnut Hills. 

$ Cash for Clues $

Robert Chilcoate is wanted for Misdemeanor Probation Violation and Felony Parole Violation. He was originally charged with Robbery, 1st degree. Robert Chilcoate is a white male, 38 years old, 5’07” and 220 lbs. His prior criminal history includes Aggravated Armed Robbery, Felonious Assault and Aggravated Menacing, and Chilcoate’s last known to live in Covington, Kentucky.


$ Cash for Clues $

Cincinnati Police Financial Crimes Squad is looking for Jerry Phillips for Felony Theft.  The victim stated Phillips deposited numerous bad checks into his bank account in order to inflate his balance and then withdrew the funds. This resulted in a loss to the victim in the amount of approximately $7700.  Jerry W. Phillips is a white male, 40 years old, 5’09”, and 150 lbs. Phillips’ criminal history includes Forgery and Theft, and his last known address was on Forest Avenue in Peebles, Ohio.

Cash for Clues
Cash for Clues
$ Cash for Clues $

On 06/07/19 at 1727 Casey Drive in the Ashwood Apartments a victim just returned from work and was parked sitting in her vehicle. When she exited the vehicle to go inside her apartment building she was approached by an unknown male black suspect. That suspect displayed a handgun and demanded the victims property. The victim handed over her purse which contained cash and other personal property. The suspect then fled the scene.

The apartment security video, inside the apartment building captured the suspect before he pulled his mask over his face to rob the victim.

Cincinnati Police Detective Wheeler is seeking help identifying the suspect. If anyone recognizes the suspect they are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040 or contact Detective Wheeler at 513-569-8537 or

$$ Cash for Clues $$
Cincinnati Police Department District 4 is attempting to identify the suspect who broke into Sam’s Market located at 2098 Seymour Ave. The pictured suspect below operated a green 2003 Saturn (OH) temp tag H136278, owned by Johnita Gamble. The suspect damaged the front glass window entered the business and stole $200.00 worth of cigarettes.
If you can identify the suspect, call Crime Stoppers immediately or the Investigator: Carl Blackwell, Cincinnati Police District Four Investigative Unit. Phone: 513-569-8600


$$ Cash for Clues $$

Kentucky Probation and Parole is looking for Ronald Glen Smith II for Felony Parole Violation. He was originally charged with Burglary, 3rd degree.  Ronald Glen Smith II is a white male, 31 years old, 6’02” and 190 lbs. Smith’s prior criminal history includes Breaking and Entering and multiple theft and drug related charges. Smith was last known to live on Fairmount Avenue in South Fairmount.