DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine made a stop in the Miami Valley Monday.
He attended a Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting in Vandalia for a question and answer session.
“There are opportunities to exchange ideas. I come to meetings like these to learn what problems are in the local community,” said DeWine.
The attorney general told the crowd how important neighborhood involvement is in the fight against crime. He says residents must be ready to report what they see and help solve crimes.
DeWine also says advancements in DNA testing and matching have helped get more suspects behind bars.
He cited a cold case from Englewood that was finally solved. when Robert Bernardi was arrested for the rape of a 14-year-old girl.
“They took DNA from the scene, put it in a national DNA database where it sat for ten years until the guy was arrested going thru London, Ohio and we matched on the DNA database. He is now in prison,” said DeWine.