22 removed from home after shots fired report

Twenty-two people were removed from a Middletown home at 3:30 a.m. Friday after police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1200 block of Yankee Road.

Because the residents refused to let officers in to check on the well-being of occupants — at one point the people who answered the door cursed at the officers and slammed the door — law enforcement from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Trenton police department and multiple troopers from the Butler County and Warren County posts of the State Highway Patrol were called in for assistance, according to the police.

There also were eight Middletown police officers and two sergeants on the scene, the report said.

At one point, dispatchers in the Middletown police department received a 911 call that someone had been shot in an apartment on Mount Vernon Street. Officers responded and determined the apartment number didn’t exist.

Later, they determined a female from inside the residence on Yankee Road allegedly called police, trying to lure officers away.

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Once the occupants were outside, police determined no one had any weapons or were injured.

Marcelle Matthers, of Cincinnati, became “very belligerent” with officers and she was charged with disorderly conduct and Frederekka Bonds, of Trenton, had a warrant through the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation is pending, according to the report.

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