Man charged with inducing panic, attempted robbery

Troy P.D. halt would-be robber after two false threats reported

By Melanie Yingst -

TROY —One Troy man is facing serious charges as he attempted to lure law enforcement officials away from the area of Abbey Credit Union bank on Crescent and Wayne on Friday afternoon.

Troy Police Department arrested David Winter, 33, of Troy, for inducing panic, making false alarms, attempted robbery as well as OVI and no operator’s license.

Troy Police Department School Resource Officer Brandon Fellers made a traffic stop on Winter’s truck near Abbey Credit Union on Wayne Street during a sweep of the city’s bank facilities early Friday afternoon.

According to Troy Police Department Captain Jeff Kunkleman, a search warrant of Winter’s vehicle recovered a robbery note and a BB hand gun modified to look as a real weapon. The two cell phones used to call in the fake bomb threat and bank robbery at Wright-Patt Credit Union were also recovered from the truck.

Officials received a bogus robbery in progress called into 9-1-1 dispatch at Wright-Patt Credit Union at 2501 West Main Street around 12:49 p.m. Friday.

Kunkleman said when officers arrived at the bank, no one at the bank had alerted authorities to any suspicious activity or attempted robbery.

Kunkleman said officials then dispatched officers to search for suspicious activity at various banks following the unusual call during the same period of time as the F & P America bomb threat.

Troy P.D. halt would-be robber after two false threats reported

By Melanie Yingst


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