EARLIER: State blames ‘Steve Rauch Way’ in illegal dumping case
The meeting regarding illegal dumping at the city’s Hydraulic Road land included Chief Code Enforcement Officer Carl Enterman and Robert Bell, a detective with that city’s police department. Enterman and Bell have been investigating the illegal dumping issues, according to court records.
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“The Rauch defendants anticipate that the state will improperly attempt to introduce statements made by Mr. Rauch during this negotiation (via either the secret recording or testimony from the West Carrollton officials who were present),” according to the defense’s filing.
O’Connell’s ruling filed Monday calls the defense’s argument “well-taken,” but notes: “This order granting defendants’ motion is a tentative, preliminary, or presumptive ruling about an evidentiary issue that is anticipated, but has not been presented in its full context.”
EARLIER: Who is Steve Rauch, the Dayton-area businessman facing illegal dumping charges
In a filing late Monday, the attorney general’s office asked to dismiss the charges two charges against Steve Rauch, two counts against SRI Inc. and the lone charge against Bearcreek Farms Inc.
No ruling has been filed on the motion, court records show.
Bearcreek was indicted on operating a solid waste facility without a license.
Rauch was indicted on five felony counts, including three open dumping and burning, and two counts operating a solid-waste facility without a license.
The state asked to drop two charges, one each of the different categories, records show.
SRI was indicted on five counts of unlawfully and recklessly disposing of solid wastes by open dumping not authorized, court records show.
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