Dayton police officer faces arraignment for aggravated burglary

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Allegedly Intoxicated Off-Duty Officer Arrested After Mistakenly Entering Wrong House

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A Dayton police officer who was indicted earlier this month on a single count of aggravated burglary, stemming from a November incident, is scheduled to be arraigned in court today.

Torrence Laprath, 33, of Dayton, reportedly kicked in the door of a home on Strathaven Road Nov. 11 while he was off duty, prosecutors said.

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“The fact that this defendant happens to be a police officer does not change the circumstances of his actions – he will be prosecuted and held accountable,” said Montgomery County prosecutor Mat Heck Jr.

“According to the homeowner, the defendant entered the home and a brief struggle ensued,” a statement read.

Prosecutors said Laprath assaulted the homeowner and was “highly intoxicated.”


“The homeowner’s wife and young daughter were both traumatized by the actions of the defendant, and they both also made 911 calls for help during the incident,” a release read.

Laprath was identified as an 11‐year veteran of the Dayton Police Department. He was off duty at the time of the incident, having been at a party at the Dayton FOP Lodge earlier, prosecutors said.

Laprath is currently on unpaid administrative leave from the Dayton Police Department.

We will update this story with any new details that emerge from today’s arraignment.

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