1886 koch, richard safe

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 - CENCiNNATI, YERY CHUMPISH.- Serjeant Wilson in...
CENCiNNATI, YERY CHUMPISH.- Serjeant Wilson in Ludicrous Po-.' tition, To Folioo Commission ere IsTaitiga&ig Tast Safe Job. A Horse) an BnTJ Be Bought for Inspector Schmidt. Pointa of Interest la Teeter-day's lieet- lagr of tba Police Board, I Tbs arraignment of Sergeant Wliaon, of the Third -street station, before the Police Board yesterday afternoon for alleged Injudicious conduct for the part ba played in the Cincin nail, Hamilton and Dayton aafe-robbery fisale of last Wednesdsy night, developed a peculiar state of affairs. Richard Koch, whose arrest for, complicity in tbe case is mentioned elsewhere, was the only witness examined In the case, bat his testimony was sufficient to alearly stamp the entire affair aa the maa a mar xum oi a nzxx.m. Koch is the fellow who tipped tba Job off to Wilson. From his testimony he had known tba Sergeant about four weeks. Daring that time he had met blm on eeveral oeoaalona. Koch being rather "bard op," bad exprsaaad a desire to get on the police force, and Wilson had promised bim what assistance he could give in getting blm appointed. On this hangs the whole story of tbe sxpose by Koch of tbe alleged pin to rob the Cincinnati. Haaetiton and Day ton aafe. la bia aeeire TO HAXOTI BIS OHAKCKS For getting on the force Koch, wben he fell In with tbe fellow MeXannon, alias Lee, and, as be claims, heard the latter make a proposition to biosr tbe Baa Hive Building Associa tion aafe at No. 112 Weat Sixth street, sired blm up as a bold, bad maa whose capture woald serve tbe doaLle purpose of putting a feather in Wilson's bat and bringing bis own nama to the notice of the- Bobbles bonsee Instead of A BAsstno carxraAz, And desperate crook Las looks mora like a walking sign for some hospital, being a puny, little fellow weighing about 110 pounds, wbo seems to be perfectly satisfied with the fact that he la alive. When Koch first met him Lea, after a abort acquaintance, la alleged to bave disclosed a bold scheme to crack the Bee Hive safe. At once lumping at tbe opportunity to make himself stoat for a place on the force Koch, by pretending to enter into the lob with Lee, learned the letter's plans, and at onoe communicated tbem to Wilson. The latter, somewhat oversealous to catch this , . BOLD ASS BABTXO BOBBSB, Did not Ilka tbe Idea of the Bee Hive safe be ing tackled, as the ehaneee were in favor of the robber making his escape, even if sur prised at the work of cracking the safe. To make a sure-thing of the job, Wilson advised Koch to steer Lee against the safe at Cam. minsvllls, claiming tbat the chances of catching Lee oat there woald be much better than in the city. Koch consulted with Lee and persuaded the latter to abandon the building association Job for tbs one In Com minsvllle. Every arrangement was msde by this ca daverous disciple of Jeaae James to make bold rush on the atatlon-keeper. bound and gag bim at tba point of a pistol, and tben SBCUBB TBB BETS TO THI SAFB, After which it would be an easy matter to secure the wealth stored therein. Lee worked well with his mouth, bat bis plans were car ried oat In no other way. Wednesdsy night, seeordlng to arrangements. Lea and Koch, the latter In the role of a would-be-detectlve, repaired to the Cam minsvllle Station of the C. H. and D. about eleven o'clock, but upon arriving there the chicken heart of McNam Ion or Lea went back on blm, and he, witb his supposed acoompl'oe Koch, abandoned the lob, and came back to the city, while Lieutenant Currln, Sergeant Wilson and Offloer Ewbanke, who had been detailed to cap ture the daring villains. BBTVBBBD BBTPTT-BTAXDSDw The ludlcrouaness of the entire affair Pawn ing on Colonel Deltsoh yesterday, be ordered both Koch and Lee arreated, and Sergeant Wil son to appear before the Board to bave the case thoroughly ventilated. From tbe test! mony of Koch yesterday It became evident tbat Wilson In bis over-desire to distinguish himself bad allowed himaelf to be dictated to by aa out-and-out chump, wbo was mak lng a desperate play to what the edge of hie own ax. After the hearing of Koch's state ments, which are no doubt correct earn mary of the entire transaction.' the Board postponed a farther bearing of tbe ease to next Tuesday. In tbe mean time the matter will probably bave aa airing in tbe Police Court. WITHDkZW HIS JtOlfTlf STTOW. A communication was received from Mayor Smith withdrawing the name of Andrew J. Flaherty, wboee nomination was sent in last Tneeday, It being alleged by Sergeant Tom Gill, of Central Station, tbat Flaherty was one of the crowd that tackled blm la the Eighth Ward oa tbe night he killed Jim Ma- lone abodt two mouths ago, and, therefore. was an improper person to be on the foroe. Tbe Mayor thought so, too4aad withdrew bis tssFkCToB eon jmTa buoqt. Tbe absolute necessity for soma sort of con veyance for Night Inspector Schmidt

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 27 Nov 1886, Sat,
  3. Page 16

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