Correctional facility prisoner still on loose after weekend escape

Published: Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 3:39 PM
Updated: Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 10:33 PM

A prisoner escaped MonDay Community Correctional Institution in Dayton on Sept. 16, 2017.
A prisoner escaped MonDay Community Correctional Institution in Dayton on Sept. 16, 2017.

A 40-year-old prisoner escaped custody at the MonDay Community Correctional Institution in Dayton on Saturday after being allowed outside to take out the trash, according to a police report.

Jason Bishop was placed into the MonDay treatment program after being convicted of two counts of felony grand theft earlier this year, court records show.

Jason Bishop (Courtesy/Ohio Dept. Corrections & Rehabilitation)

In April, Bishop took two cars that did not belong to him without the owners’ consent, the records show.

Bishop worked in the kitchen at the MonDay residential facility and was allowed to leave the facility to take trash to the dumpster, the police report states.

Bishop allegedly fled on foot, and correctional staff were able to follow him to the apartments near Germantown Street and Gettysburg Avenue before they lost sight of him, the report states.

Police set up a perimeter and tried to track Bishop using a K9 unit. They were unsuccessful in their attempts to locate him.

Bishop is white, about 5-foot, 11 inches with a gray hair in the style of a mohawk.

He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and faded black jeans.

MonDay is a residential treatment program that diverts drug abusers and other lower-level felony offenders from prison.

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Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 6:55 AM

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Police search for suspects in reported armed robbery 

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 10:12 PM

Police are currently looking for two suspects after a reported armed robbery at Rich’s gas station on Salem Avenue, according to dispatchers.

Initial reports indicated the two suspects were wearing hoodies. 

There was no report of shots fired. 

It is unknown if anyone was injured.

The report was made around 9:40 p.m. 

We are working to learn multiple details about this developing story.

Vacant home destroyed after it explodes in Dayton 

Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 2:19 PM
Updated: Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 10:28 PM

Dayton fire video

UPDATE @ 10:30 p.m: A vacant home in Dayton is destroyed after being the latest case of an explosion that occurred Sunday afternoon. 

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Crews responded to the 160 block of Bluecrest Avenue after receiving calls that a house was on fire around 1:30 p.m. While en route, responders were also told that neighbors  described hearing multiple explosions.

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The home’s front windows, in addition to stones on the front the house, were all blown off during the explosion. In total, firefighters estimate the damage to be about $45,000. 

No one was hurt as a result of the explosion, even though neighbors told our crew that they reported seeing a homeless person potentially living there.

“The home is vacant, and utilities were shut off months ago” said Tim Rose, District Fire Chief.

Investigators are still working to find out what caused the explosion.


Fire crews have been on scene of a working house fire in the 100 block of Bluecrest Avenue. 

Initial reports indicate there was an explosion. 

Dayton Fire District Chief Tim Rose told WHIO-TV that fire crews received a call at about 1:30 p.m. that a house was on fire. En route, responders were told witnesses heard an explosion.

“The house appears to have had explosions,” Rose said. “The front windows were blown out.”

He said investigators are looking into the situation. 

Police find no evidence of break-in at Fairfield Commons

Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 4:06 AM
Updated: Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 9:32 AM

(Joey Bryant/Staff)
(Joey Bryant/Staff)

UPDATE @ 9:30 a.m.

Police found no evidence of a break-in after a glass door shattered at The Fairfield Commons Mall early Sunday.

According to dispatchers, the glass was unstable and may have broken on its own. The glass was part of the door to Finish Line shoe store. 

Despite earlier reports, police found no evidence of a break-in.


Police are on the scene of a report of breaking and entering at 2727 Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek. 

Construction crews working at a Chick-fil-A said they witnessed broken glass at the front door of the Finish Line shoe store. 

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Mall security did not give any details to our crews on the scene. 

We are working to learn multiple details about this story.