I came across a tabloid-sized newspaper that was maybe 20 pages of nothing but mug shots, people arrested in the Toledo area. There was a special section for photos of sex offenders living near schools. I didn't find any publication info and I don't remember the title, but it said it can be picked up in convenience stores. Has anyone else seen this? I am probably way out of the loop -- feel free to point that out ;-) !
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I have not seen it. I would love to see a copy, maybe someone can scan it in and post online?
Forgot to say, there were a few ads by bail bond companies and maybe criminal defense attorneys (?). This might be better known among the courthouse crowd.
We saw a paper like this is Florida last year, and joked about starting on in Toledo. I was so happy to see them here now... it's such an incredibly awesome time killer to flip through
Haven't seen it either, but I can picture the "meth faces" part. Damn, that stuff just steals people's humanity right out of their eyes. Very sad.
There are at least 2 different versions of those being sold around Toledo.
not sure how long they've been doing it, but the blade now has a "most wanted" page with mugshots as well.
It's scary to see how many sex offenders live within a three mile radius of a person's home. I am always surprised how many there are out there, and those are just the ones they have caught.
The BP at dussel and ford has them at the counter.
Thank you, SensorG. Upso, you're right about these being the ultimate time-killer. I came across it when I was eating lunch at someone else's desk and I couldn't put it down ... which is why I slunk away without knowing the title or anything else about it.
I wonder if the Blade started their mug shot feature to compete against a new print publication. On another thread someday, I will post my fears that all print media in the future will consist of information that's already in the public domain, like crime photos and corporate press releases that keep getting printed as "news." And "nutrition" articles by giant food companies.
There are now three competing publications featuring Lucas County arrests. The question to me is how these publishers are getting all of the mugshot pictures from the sheriff's office. Are they making public records requests? Are they paying for the pictures? How much of the sheriff's employees' time is being used to distribute these pictures?
The photos are public domain. Other than paying a staffer to make the phonecalls & requests, and setting up the paper... it's pure profit!
I can't imagine a random person can walk into the sheriff's office and just say, "Give me one copy of every booking photo from the past seven days, and include each person's name and a description of what each person was arrested for." Just because the photos are public domain, doesn't mean it is easy or inexpensive to distribute them to the publishers of these newspapers. I hope the sheriff's office is following all proper procedures, and not wasting any county resources in distributing these photos.
They carry it at the Sunoco at the corner of Holland-Sylvania and Sylvania Ave.
Saw the cover once while I was waiting for my son to use the restroom. Did a double-take at first, didn't realize that they had such things for sale.
Also visit the Facebook page.
I would think the sheriffs would welcome anyone who says they will post mug shots and help them catch criminals.
When some of these people turn out to be innocent, will that also be printed? I don't think so.
I don't think so either. The paper I saw was called Busted! and it was in Memphis, TN. Photos and cases listed were collected at the time of sentencing; otherwise, nothing was printed.
JohnnyMac, my guess is that the photos are digital and no one has to print out a paper copy to give to anyone else ... it could be e-mailed I suppose. I would imagine that as a citizen, I have the right to go to the proper place and see crime info. It would be the same for zoning or real estate or restaurant inspections -- seems like I would be able to ask to see what's on the public record. Just guessing. LOL, maybe I'll go to Ottawa Hills police and ask to see all of their arrest records for 2010, just for kicks!
This publication is still running and I have bought a few. I've seen them at press stands all over Toledo, even in gas station stores. In a day or two, I will post photos of it.
the publication costs only $1.
Here you go, more photos soon.
This was taken back in December, and was several pages in size of mug shots and other information that is public record.
IIRC I think they have it at the 7-11 at Lewis & Eleanor.
Yep, I got one a couple of weeks ago. Even had that Skelton fella in it due to his charges here in Toledo. Awesome pictures. Definately worth a dollar of laughs.
Go to the sheriff's (cough, cough) website and click on "booking summary". There is a moving three day window of persons booked into LCJ.
These pics and booking charges are public info and FREE !
Free is good.
Went to the sheriff's (cough, cough) website but where is this booking summary? I scoured all over looking for it.
Googled: "booking summary" lucas county
djimpelr - Look under "resources" on LCSO website.
click on "Lucas County Correction Center arrest information".
sorry about the misinfo - the address comes up as lccc-booking summary, obviously.
not enough coffee yet.
The one pdf. showis the inmates but no photos. Not enough coffee for me also.
The publication is only a dollar - Ill support it for a dollar as it helps raise awareness and interest on the streets toward potential dangers.
Well, it IS worth a dollar if you see someone you know in there, turn them in and get the reward!
Heck, it could be worth $5,000 or $10,000, or whatever they are offering these days.
turn them in for WHAT, Annie ?
It is not a 'Toledo's Most Wanted" rag.....
it is a gossip rag that shows the booking picture and lists the charges that defendant was booked on.
djimpelr, the photos are in that PDF - what reader are you using?
toledoan: I'm on Windows XP and clicked on the pdf. link above, but it took forever to load and then a timed out box popped up.
It's a 44-page, 8.9 MB file... so I guess your connection/machine is having issues handling it. Works fine for me. The images are pretty good resolution, hence the large file.
I think the value is there and it is real. My real interest is in the registered sex offenders who leave near schools photo op that is included in the publication. There are also prostitutes, and more included...people you wouldn't want in your neighborhood around your family.
Kimono - sex offender list is also on LCSO website.
FREE FREE FREE !!!!!
Yes, and I know a good chunk of the population who are not online. Just because we are online does not mean there is equal access across the board.
Sorry, NoSheet, I was thinking of the page in The Blade.