NEW LAW FORCES ARSONISTS TO GO ON STATE REGISTRY – Monday July 1 2013

– Under a new state law in Ohio, anyone convicted of an arson crime is required to register annually with the county sheriff where they live.
The Ohio Attorney-General’s Office will maintain a central database containing the names, addresses, photos of fire-setters and other personal information.
That registry, unlike a similar database for sex offenders, will be available only to law enforcement officials and not the public.
Ohio joins other states, such as California and Montana, with a statewide registry.
“It’s a good thing,” Barberton City fire captain Richard Hardgrove said. “It will help us do our job better when we look at these fires.”
He said it might help authorities more quickly identify a suspect.
Arson is a major problem in Ohio. The FBI reported there were 2850 arson incidents in the state in 2010.
There are about 300 men and women in Ohio state prisons for aggravated arson, attempted arson or arson.
Those prisoners must register upon their release.
Jill Del Greco, a spokeswoman for the state attorney-general, said people convicted of any arson-related crime are required to register – even if they plead to a lesser offence.
She also noted that once people are listed, their names remain on the registry for life unless a court determines otherwise.
Convicted arsonists are required to pay a $50 registration fee and a $25 annual fee after that to help maintain the statewide registry. Anyone who fails to register could be charged with a fifth-degree felony – MCT

Advertisements

About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
This entry was posted in Arson and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s