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Reminder: Media are encouraged to confirm reports from unofficial sources prior to presenting information to the public. For example, we have received multiple media inquiries regarding reports of naked women and women in chains at the Seymour home. Upon researching our call intake system extensively, only two calls for service from police are shown at that address. One call was from the resident, Ariel Castro, reporting a fight in the street. The second call was in relation to an incident regarding Ariel Castro and his duties as a bus driver. Police investigated the possibility that Castro had left a child unattended on a school bus. The investigation included an interview with Castro; however, officers did not enter the home. No charges were filed in that incident.
Given the level of criticism they're currently receiving, I'm not sure we can take the department's statement at face value. But recollections of neighbors might not be perfect either. So worth noting. Original statement here.