Celina, OH - Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey this morning announced his office is investigating two unrelated incidents involving children.
On Saturday July 20, 2013, at 7:18 PM the Sheriff’s Office received a call from Children’s Medical Center in Dayton Ohio in reference to suspicious injuries to a 4 month old baby. The baby’s mother had transported the child to Joint Township St. Marys Hospital and was later transferred to Dayton. The investigation revealed the child was in the care of the mother’s boyfriend at the time the injuries were sustained. The boyfriend initially reported he had fallen while holding the baby, but his account of what happened did not match the injuries to the child.
Taken into custody and charged with felonious assault was 28 year old John Dziengelewski of 2115 State Route 29, Celina Ohio. Mr. Dziengelewski was taken to Montgomery County Jail, where he waived extradition and was transported to the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility. Bond was set at two hundred fifty thousand dollars by Municipal Court Judge James Scheer.
Deputies also applied for and were granted a search warrant for the residence at 2115 State Route 29 where the assault had taken place.
On Sunday July 22, 2013, at 8:04 AM, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from Mercer Health in Coldwater of an infant that was brought into the emergency room unresponsive. The infant was not able to be resuscitated, and was pronounced dead. The infant Aidyn Kitchen, was 27 days old. The infant was transported to the ER by his mother who is under the age of 18, and his father 18 year old Dustin R. Kitchen of 3344 St Anthony Road, Celina Ohio.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the child, and an autopsy was ordered by Mercer County Coroner Dr. Timothy Heinrichs. No other information is being released.
Both incidents remain under investigation.
More information regarding these cases will be provided as it becomes available.