Michael O’ Toole of Cincinnati, has been charged with theft stemming from an incident on March 17.Remember the stranded motorist that allegedly stole money twice from a Batesville couple in March?After an investigation and assistance from other law enforcement agencies, Batesville Police say they know who did it.“There were similar reports made to neighboring law enforcement agencies by complainants that described the same scamming technique used by the suspect in the Batesville incident,” Batesville Police Chief Stan Holt said Monday.Led by Detective Blake Roope, Batesville Police worked with police in Ohio, including the Harrison Police Department and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office to gather information and identify a suspect.The six week investigation led to Michael Chad O’Toole, 38, of Cincinnati.Prosecutors in Ripley County have charged O’Toole with Theft (class D felony). The suspect is currently incarcerated in a Hamilton County Correctional facility awaiting extradition to Indiana.The investigation began after the Batesville couple stopped to help what was believed to be a stranded motorist. Money was given to help with a mechanical problem on the vehicle.The following day, the suspect came to the home of the couple and allegedly stole a wallet that contained several credit cards, money and other personal information.
New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith walks off the field after the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Atlanta. The New York Jets won 30-28. (AP Photo/David Goldman)It’s been two weeks since the Steelers took the field and lost their fourth consecutive game to open the 2013 campaign. Two weeks to stew, two weeks to think about what’s gone wrong and two week to prepare for the surprising 3-2 NY Jets.The Steelers still say they think they are in the race, that they have a chance to win enough games and they still have the talent on the team to run off a win streak. Mike Tomlin says he’s going to turn it around.After having two weeks off and facing a team coming off a short week, we’ll learn everything about this version of the black and gold and how much hear they have.Here are the keys to a Steelers victory:They can’t panic if they get down in the game. Losing is infectious and the Steelers need to stop the bleeding here. The last thing they can afford is to panic if they are losing and assume the game is over just because they haven’t won yet.They can’t try to get the whole season back with this game. If they try to do too much they’ll fail to do anything at all. They need to play to their strengths and expose the Jets weaknessesThe defense must get after Geno Smith and force him into bad throws and perhaps even intercept a ball or two. They must instill fear in the rookie quarterback and prevent him from gaining any confidence at all.LeVeon Bell must be able to run the ball against a very tenacious Jets defense. Ball control will be pivotal.Here are a Few Things to Watch:Kelvin Beachum – He’s been given the nod to start at left tackle for the now benched Mike Adams. Will he step into the role and hold it or will he be another issue on the line?Levi Brown- Sticking with the line, will the newly acquired Brown play a big role in the hopeful resurrection of the worst unit on the team? If so, what will that role be and how big will it be?Cam Heyward-Keeping with the theme of the new changes, how will Cam Heyward step in as the new starter at left defensive end replacing Ziggy Hood?The overall play of the team – Will they come out hungry or will they continue to look like one of the worst teams in the league. Having two weeks off to prep for this game means they better come out with ferocity and show they have some heart.Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association www.steelnationassociation.com- Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. read more