Danville officer shot and killed, suspect ID’d

Published: Monday, January 18, 2016 @ 12:55 AM
Updated: Monday, January 18, 2016 @ 6:30 AM


            Danville officer shot and killed, suspect ID’d

UPDATE @ 6:30 a.m.

Herschel Jones III has been identified as the alleged suspect in the shooting death of Danville police officer Thomas Cottrell, according to a release from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

Cottrell was found dead at 11:47 p.m. Sunday behind the Danville Municipal Building — less than 30 minutes after the dispatch center received a call from a female in Danville stating that the police officers in Danville were in danger.

She said that her ex-boyfriend, Herschel Ray Jones, had left with weapons and was looking to kill an officer, the release said. Dispatch personnel attempted to make contact with the Danville officer, but were unsuccessful. Deputies from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office searched the village.

When Cottrell was found, his weapon and cruiser had been stolen.

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. this morning, Jones III was observed running from a residence on E. Washington Street. After a short foot chase, Jones III was taken into custody by officers in the area of the Danville Park.

A female outside of the residence was interviewed by officers and later released.

Officers from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and B.C.I. are investigating the incident.

UPDATE @ 5:45 a.m.

Officials in Knox County have identified the Danville police officer killed in the line of duty as Thomas Cottrell.

UPDATE @ 4:10 a.m.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has confirmed an officer found shot in Danville has died.

The shooting prompted a statewide alert after the officer and police cruiser went missing around midnight in the village located in Knox County.

The officer, who has not yet been identified, was found shot outside the Danville Municipal Building.

The shooting suspect is also reported in custody after a two-hour search.

UPDATE @ 3:25 a.m.

While our newsroom has not received an official update on the condition of the shot officer, Franklin County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jim Gilbert said on Twitter the officer has died.

Gilbert tweeted “Prayers for Ohio’s first fallen officer for 2016 a Danville PD Officer was shot/killed this evening in Knox County.”

Danville is a village in Knox County with a population just over 1,000 according to the 2010 census.

UPDATE @ 2:15 a.m.

The suspect accused in the shooting of a missing Danville police officer is in custody.

Our news partner WBNS-TV in Columbus reports the suspect was arrested in Danville shortly before 2 a.m. after a two-hour long search.

Officials said the officer was found shot outside the Danville Municipal Building and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation heading to the scene to investigate.

We’ll continue to update this page as new information becomes available.

FIRST REPORT

A statewide alert has been issued by the Ohio State Highway Patrol for a stolen police cruiser from Knox County and a missing Danville police officer that may be injured.

Our news partner WBNS-TV in Columbus reports troopers said the missing officer was on duty at the time and his hat was found in the area with blood on it.

No information has been released about on how badly injured the officer may be, where he is, or if he’s with the missing cruiser. Information on a potential suspect was also not released.

Danville is located in Knox County and is over an hour drive northeast of Columbus.

We’re monitoring this breaking story and will update this page when new information is available.

Man seen in photos ‘main suspect’ in Indiana girls’ deaths

Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @ 2:48 PM

UPDATE @ 7:30 p.m. (Feb. 19)

A man photographed walking along the Delphi Historic Trails on Feb. 13, the same day two girls were killed, is now considered “the main suspect” in their deaths, Indiana State Police said today.

The unidentified man previously had been considered a person authorities wanted to speak to in their investigation of the homicides of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams. 

“He’s not just someone we want to talk to; we consider him a suspect in these murders,” Sgt. Tony Slocum said Sunday. “We’re officially calling him a suspect versus a subject we’re looking to speak to. He’s going to be our main suspect at this time,” he said. 

The man in the photo released by investigators was seen on Delphi Historic Trails around the same time the teens were dropped off by a relative, CBS affiliate WTTV reported.

UPDATE @ 3:10 p.m. ( Feb 15)

Indiana officials confirmed that the two bodies found in Carrol County on Tuesday were in fact the two missing teens. 

Officials said the bodies were taken to Terre Haute where a coroner conducted the autopsies that confirmed their identities.

EARLIER REPORT

Two bodies were located while authorities were searching for two missing Carroll County, Ind. teens, who were first reported missing Monday afternoon.

According to CBS 4 in Indianapolis, the bodies were found in Deer Creek in Delphi, a city located northwest of Indianapolis.

Officials have not yet released information on the identifications of the bodies, but officials did say foul play is suspected.

Authorities haven’t officially called off the search for the two missing girls, Liberty German and Abigail Williams, CBS 4 reported.

The two teens were supposed to be picked up by family members at a predetermined time and place, but when family arrived the girls were not there Monday, according to CBS 4.

Police said the teens were last seen around 1 p.m. near an abandoned railroad bridge just east of Delphi.

Fairborn police blotter for Feb. 9-17

Published: Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 4:20 PM


            Fairborn police blotter for Feb. 9-17

The Fairborn Police Department responded to the following incidents:

February 9, 2017 8:31 AM - 200 block Euclid Ave - Juvenile Complaint

February 9, 2017 8:35 AM - 0-100 block N Wright Ave - Criminal Damaging

February 9, 2017 9:48 AM - 300 block Buckeye St - Warrant

February 9, 2017 9:56 AM - 1700 block Wilbur Ave - Warrant

February 9, 2017 10:37 AM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Found Property

February 9, 2017 10:15 AM - 500 block Osborn Ave - Warrant

February 9, 2017 10:52 AM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Warrant

February 9, 2017 12:01 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Miscellaneous

February 9, 2017 11:52 AM - 200 block E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Suspicious Vehicle

February 9, 2017 12:38 PM - 200 block E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Theft

February 9, 2017 1:32 PM - 1700 block Miami Ave - Assist

February 9, 2017 1:43 PM - 300 block N Broad St - Theft

February 9, 2017 2:23 PM - 3000 block Old Yellow Springs Rd - Assist

February 9, 2017 2:31 PM - 0-100 block Meadow Dr - Juvenile Complaint

February 9, 2017 2:29 PM - 300 block W Dayton Dr - Crash - Property Damage

February 9, 2017 3:26 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Warrant

February 9, 2017 3:55 PM - 1200 block N Broad St - Theft

February 9, 2017 4:00 PM - 200 block Clover St - Assist

February 9, 2017 3:36 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Warrant

February 9, 2017 4:20 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Warrant

February 9, 2017 4:56 PM - 2100 block Rockdell Dr - Warrant

February 9, 2017 5:40 PM - 800 block N Maple Ave - Overdose

February 9, 2017 5:46 PM - 100 block Brown Ave - Peace Officer

February 9, 2017 6:37 PM - 0-100 block S First St - Overdose

February 9, 2017 6:04 PM - 0-100 block E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Theft

February 9, 2017 7:31 PM - 100 block Gilbert Ave - Suspicious Person

February 9, 2017 9:16 PM - 1700 block Cedar Village Ct - Welfare Check

February 9, 2017 10:24 PM - 100 block Lawndale Ave - Domestic Dispute

February 9, 2017 11:32 PM - 500 block Wayne Dr - Domestic Dispute

February 10, 2017 12:04 AM - 2600 block Colonel Glenn Hwy - Bar Check

February 10, 2017 12:12 AM - 1800 block S Maple Ave - Bar Check

February 10, 2017 12:18 AM - 500 block South St - Warrant

February 10, 2017 12:35 AM - 800 block Princeton Ave - Domestic Dispute

February 10, 2017 1:42 AM - 3200 block Ravenwood Dr - Assist

February 10, 2017 5:36 AM - 1200 block Kauffman Ave - Alarm - Business/Bank

February 10, 2017 5:59 AM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Miscellaneous

February 10, 2017 6:51 AM - 0-100 block E Dayton Dr - Fraud/Forgery

February 10, 2017 8:39 AM - 2200 block Pinnacle Ct - Miscellaneous

February 10, 2017 8:58 AM - 800 block N Broad St - Breaking & Entering

February 10, 2017 11:06 AM - 1800 block S Maple Ave - Theft

February 10, 2017 12:31 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Miscellaneous

February 10, 2017 12:33 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Animal Complaint

February 10, 2017 12:03 PM - 1000 block Channingway Dr - Suspicious Vehicle

February 10, 2017 1:20 PM - 700 block S Maple Ave - Warrant

February 10, 2017 1:47 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Miscellaneous

February 10, 2017 1:59 PM - 100 block Diana Ln E - Warrant

February 10, 2017 2:49 PM - 0-100 block S Broad St - Miscellaneous

February 10, 2017 3:34 PM - N Elm St / E Main St - Warrant

February 10, 2017 3:52 PM - 0-100 block N Elm St - Welfare Check

February 10, 2017 3:54 PM - 0-100 block E Dayton Dr - Assist

February 10, 2017 4:22 PM - 200 block Clover St - Disturbance

February 10, 2017 4:04 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Warrant

February 10, 2017 4:01 PM - 100 block Loretta Ave - Assist

February 10, 2017 4:17 PM - 200 block Fitchland Dr - Harrassment

February 10, 2017 5:32 PM - E Xenia Dr / Sports St - Suspicious Person

February 10, 2017 5:54 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Warrant

February 10, 2017 5:43 PM - 200 block Summit Ct - Juvenile Complaint

February 10, 2017 6:23 PM - 300 block E Emerson Ave - Disturbance

February 10, 2017 5:51 PM - 100 block Dickey Ave - Animal Complaint

February 10, 2017 7:15 PM - 1100 block N Broad St - Suspicious Person

February 10, 2017 7:35 PM - 400 block Vine St - Assist

February 10, 2017 7:02 PM - 300 block N Broad St - Harrassment

February 10, 2017 6:29 PM - 200 block Clover St - Neighbor Problem

February 10, 2017 8:00 PM - 2500 block Colonel Glenn Hwy - Suspicious Person

February 10, 2017 8:20 PM - 0-100 block W Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Suspicious Person

February 10, 2017 8:29 PM - 1200 block E Xenia Dr - Suspicious Vehicle

February 10, 2017 8:32 PM - 2200 block Pinnacle Ct - Welfare Check

February 10, 2017 8:39 PM - Colonel Glenn Hwy / N Fairfield Rd - Suspicious Person

February 10, 2017 8:43 PM - 300 block Wallace Dr - Juvenile Complaint

February 10, 2017 8:57 PM - 0-100 block Galewood Dr - Disturbance

February 10, 2017 8:59 PM - 100 block E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Suspicious Person

February 10, 2017 6:22 PM - 200 block Wallace Dr - Noise Complaint

February 10, 2017 9:32 PM - 200 block Lincoln Dr - Suspicious Person

February 10, 2017 10:11 PM - 1800 block S Maple Ave - Suspicious Person

February 10, 2017 10:33 PM - 400 block Oaklawn Dr - Miscellaneous

February 10, 2017 10:29 PM - 1800 block Montgomery Ave - Crash - Hit Skip

February 10, 2017 11:20 PM - Landmark Ct / Franklin Ct - Disturbance

February 10, 2017 11:23 PM - 400 block Thompson Dr - Alarm - Residential

February 10, 2017 11:33 PM - 2700 block Presidential Dr - Suspicious Vehicle

February 10, 2017 11:46 PM - S Wright Ave / W Dayton Dr - Traffic Complaint

February 10, 2017 11:54 PM - E Whittier Ave / N Maple Ave - Traffic Complaint

February 11, 2017 12:17 AM - 2900 block Presidential Dr - Alarm - Business/Bank

February 11, 2017 12:25 AM - 1100 block Kauffman Ave - Disturbance

February 11, 2017 12:22 AM - 200 block Summit Ct - Noise Complaint

February 11, 2017 12:52 AM - 1600 block Miami Ave - Noise Complaint

February 11, 2017 1:56 AM - 100 block Frahn Ave - Deliver Message

February 11, 2017 2:07 AM - 1800 block S Maple Ave - Bar Check

February 11, 2017 2:15 AM - 1800 block S Maple Ave - Suspicious Person

February 11, 2017 2:45 AM - 100 block E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Bar Check

February 11, 2017 3:17 AM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Miscellaneous

February 11, 2017 3:36 AM - 2100 block Rockdell Dr - Noise Complaint

February 11, 2017 3:50 AM - 200 block Fitchland Dr - Assist

February 11, 2017 4:08 AM - 20 I 675 N - Disabled Vehicle

February 11, 2017 5:01 AM - W Funderburg Rd / Centralia Ave - Traffic Complaint

February 11, 2017 5:02 AM - 1200 block Steinbeck Way - Disturbance

February 11, 2017 7:13 AM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Assist

February 11, 2017 10:11 AM - 1400 block N Broad St - Found Property

February 11, 2017 10:53 AM - 1500 block Glendale Dr - Miscellaneous

February 11, 2017 11:03 AM - 1000 block Victoria Ave - Criminal Damaging

February 11, 2017 11:15 AM - 100 block E Routzong Dr - Alarm - Residential

February 11, 2017 11:01 AM - 1800 block Ironwood Dr - Criminal Damaging

February 11, 2017 12:32 PM - 1200 block Kauffman Ave - Juvenile Complaint

February 11, 2017 11:55 AM - 0-100 block Cascade Dr - Peace Officer

February 11, 2017 1:07 PM - 1200 block Steinbeck Way - Criminal Damaging

February 11, 2017 1:08 PM - 1000 block Columbia Ave - Trespassing

February 11, 2017 2:58 PM - 0-100 block E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Welfare Check

February 11, 2017 2:43 PM - Tennessee St / Vine St - Traffic Complaint

February 11, 2017 3:35 PM - 0-100 block Meadow Dr - Assault

February 11, 2017 3:48 PM - 0-100 block Oak St - Domestic Violence

February 11, 2017 4:28 PM - 1100 block Kauffman Ave - Civil Complaint

February 11, 2017 5:59 PM - 100 block Oak St - Domestic Violence

February 11, 2017 6:00 PM - 1200 block Date St - Juvenile Complaint

February 11, 2017 6:09 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Assist

February 11, 2017 6:25 PM - 0-100 block Erie Ave - Weapons / Shots Fired

February 11, 2017 7:11 PM - 100 block North Haven Dr - Crash - Property Damage

February 11, 2017 7:41 PM - 800 block N Broad St - Disturbance

February 11, 2017 7:55 PM - W Yellow Springs Fairfield Rd / E Xenia Dr - Disabled Vehicle

February 11, 2017 8:44 PM - 200 block Summit Ct - Fight

February 11, 2017 9:07 PM - 200 block High St - Suspicious Person

February 11, 2017 9:08 PM - 1300 block Ironwood Dr - Juvenile Complaint

February 11, 2017 9:32 PM - 100 block Loretta Ave - Noise Complaint

February 11, 2017 10:04 PM - 2500 block Colonel Glenn Hwy - Harrassment

February 11, 2017 11:00 PM - E Doris Dr / S Maple Ave - Suspicious Person

February 11, 2017 11:07 PM - 200 block Wallace Dr - Suspicious Person

February 11, 2017 11:18 PM - 200 block Wallace Dr - Domestic Dispute

February 11, 2017 11:40 PM - 200 block E Doris Dr - Disturbance

February 11, 2017 11:37 PM - 400 block Patterson St - Domestic Violence

February 12, 2017 12:00 AM - Old Yellow Springs Rd / Rockdell Dr - Domestic Dispute

February 11, 2017 11:58 PM - Summit Ct / Landmark Ct - Disturbance

February 12, 2017 12:14 AM - 200 block Landmark Ct - Noise Complaint

February 12, 2017 12:30 AM - 2300 block Fieldstone Cir - Crash - Property Damage

February 12, 2017 1:08 AM - 0-100 block Old Yellow Springs Rd - Noise Complaint

February 12, 2017 1:47 AM - Wilbur Ave / Patterson St - Found Property

February 12, 2017 1:44 AM - 200 block Wallace Dr - Intoxicated Subject

February 12, 2017 1:57 AM - 1200 block Steinbeck Way - Criminal Damaging

February 12, 2017 2:53 AM - 0-100 block N Second St - Open Door/Window

February 12, 2017 4:44 AM - 600 block Adams St - Suspicious Person

February 12, 2017 5:33 AM - 1800 block Woodvine St - Assist

February 12, 2017 7:15 AM - 1800 block Successful Dr - Found Property

February 12, 2017 8:21 AM - 500 block N Broad St - Open Door/Window

February 12, 2017 8:47 AM - 100 block E Garland Ave - Warrant

February 12, 2017 8:50 AM - 300 block Buckeye St - Warrant

February 12, 2017 9:01 AM - 100 block Dellwood Dr - Warrant

February 12, 2017 9:16 AM - 1300 block Davis Dr - Warrant

February 12, 2017 9:52 AM - 100 block S Broad St - Suspicious Vehicle

February 12, 2017 10:06 AM - 1800 block Bordeaux Dr - Warrant

February 12, 2017 9:46 AM - E Mclaughlin Ave / S Maple Ave - Disabled Vehicle

February 12, 2017 10:20 AM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Miscellaneous

February 12, 2017 10:34 AM - 1300 block Superior Ave - Crash - Hit Skip

February 12, 2017 11:10 AM - 2600 block Colonel Glenn Hwy - Alarm - Business/Bank

February 12, 2017 11:15 AM - 200 block Lincoln Dr - Crash - Personal Injury

February 12, 2017 11:48 AM - 1300 block Redbud Dr - Assist

February 12, 2017 12:29 PM - 0-100 block Fig St - Dead Body

February 12, 2017 12:01 PM - 1200 block Date St - Neighbor Problem

February 12, 2017 1:50 PM - 1000 block Victoria Ave - Welfare Check

February 12, 2017 2:42 PM - S Central Ave / Powell Ave - Disabled Vehicle

February 12, 2017 2:52 PM - 1000 block E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Trespassing

February 12, 2017 2:58 PM - 1800 block S Maple Ave - Suspicious Vehicle

February 12, 2017 1:13 PM - 700 block Cleary Dr - Warrant

February 12, 2017 3:31 PM - 300 block Ridgewood Dr - Alarm - Residential

February 12, 2017 3:42 PM - 1200 block Kauffman Ave - Alarm - Business/Bank

February 12, 2017 3:33 PM - 200 block Orville St - Peace Officer

February 12, 2017 4:25 PM - 1600 block Stewart Blvd - Welfare Check

February 12, 2017 5:39 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Harrassment

February 12, 2017 5:18 PM - 1100 block Date St - Animal Complaint

February 12, 2017 5:58 PM - 700 block E Xenia Dr - Open Door/Window

February 12, 2017 6:15 PM - I-675 - Disabled Vehicle

February 12, 2017 7:16 PM - Ohio 844 S To Colonel Glenn Hwy - Assist

February 12, 2017 7:27 PM - S Maple Ave / Fitchland Dr - Crash - Personal Injury

February 12, 2017 8:05 PM - 300 block Chadwick Pl - Neighbor Problem

February 12, 2017 6:19 PM - 300 block Wallace Dr - Juvenile Complaint

February 12, 2017 8:57 PM - 1200 block Steinbeck Way - Theft

February 12, 2017 9:57 PM - KFC Fairborn Broad St - Suspicious Vehicle

February 12, 2017 10:19 PM - 100 block S Wright Ave - Warrant

February 12, 2017 10:47 PM - 200 block Ohio St - Noise Complaint

February 12, 2017 11:33 PM - 100 block S Wright Ave - Fraud/Forgery

February 13, 2017 12:08 AM - 300 block W Main St - Bar Check

February 13, 2017 12:08 AM - 1500 block Charterridge Dr - Suspicious Vehicle

February 13, 2017 12:12 AM - 0-100 block N Third St - Bar Check

February 13, 2017 12:13 AM - 0-100 block N Wright Ave - Bar Check

February 13, 2017 12:18 AM - 0-100 block N First St - Bar Check

February 13, 2017 12:21 AM - 0-100 block N Broad St - Bar Check

February 13, 2017 12:32 AM - 2600 block Colonel Glenn Hwy - Bar Check

February 13, 2017 12:35 AM - 1800 block S Maple Ave - Bar Check

February 13, 2017 12:42 AM - 300 block E Dayton Dr - Bar Check

February 13, 2017 12:44 AM - 100 block E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Bar Check

February 13, 2017 12:47 AM - 1100 block Kauffman Ave - Bar Check

February 13, 2017 1:47 AM - 200 block Wallace Dr - Unwanted Subject

February 13, 2017 4:53 AM - 200 block State St - Crash - Property Damage

February 13, 2017 8:48 AM - 400 block N Broad St - Suspicious Person

February 13, 2017 9:26 AM - 1800 block Woodvine St - Child Endangering

February 13, 2017 8:57 AM - 400 block S Second St - Theft

February 13, 2017 10:31 AM - 400 block Faculty Dr - Miscellaneous

February 13, 2017 1:26 PM - 1000 block Columbia Ave - Trespassing

February 13, 2017 1:36 PM - 0-100 block Diana Ln N - Harrassment

February 13, 2017 2:21 PM - 1000 block S Maple Ave - Animal Complaint

February 13, 2017 2:34 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Miscellaneous

February 13, 2017 3:13 PM - 200 block Orville St - Assist

February 13, 2017 3:11 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Warrant

February 13, 2017 4:12 PM - 2100 block Beaver Valley Rd - Crash - Personal Injury

February 13, 2017 4:30 PM - I-675 - Crash - Property Damage

February 13, 2017 4:59 PM - 2000 block Dorothy Ave - Child Endangering

February 13, 2017 5:17 PM - 1400 block Anna St - Theft

February 13, 2017 3:16 PM - 200 block North Huron Ct - Crash - Private Property

February 13, 2017 6:06 PM - 0-100 block Lindway Dr - Traffic Complaint

February 13, 2017 6:02 PM - 0-100 block Cascade Dr - Peace Officer

February 13, 2017 6:15 PM - 0-100 block Rockdell Dr - Theft

February 13, 2017 9:00 PM - 0-100 block W Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Domestic Dispute

February 13, 2017 9:33 PM - Kauffman Ave / Raider Rd - Crash - Hit Skip

February 13, 2017 10:41 PM - 1200 block Ironwood Dr - Theft

February 13, 2017 11:43 PM - 200 block Summit Ct - Intoxicated Subject

February 14, 2017 12:19 AM - 300 block Williams St - Animal Complaint

February 14, 2017 12:01 AM - 0-100 block Loretta Ave - Theft

February 14, 2017 2:26 AM - 300 block S Second St - Harrassment

February 14, 2017 3:15 AM - 500 block Ohio St - Suspicious Person

February 14, 2017 3:30 AM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Assist

February 14, 2017 5:55 AM - 1800 block Wilbur Ave - Missing Person

February 14, 2017 6:36 AM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Protection Order Violation

February 14, 2017 7:23 AM - 400 block W Funderburg Rd - Welfare Check

February 14, 2017 7:42 AM - 400 block Kirkwood Dr - Juvenile Complaint

February 14, 2017 8:16 AM - 2200 block Chapel Dr - Disturbance

February 14, 2017 9:09 AM - 1600 block Kauffman Ave - Abandoned/Junk Vehicle

February 14, 2017 9:30 AM - 0-100 block N Third St - Theft

February 14, 2017 10:25 AM - 0-100 block Joyce Dr - Breaking & Entering

February 14, 2017 11:16 AM - 600 block Jefferson St - Unwanted Subject

February 14, 2017 12:51 PM - 200 block Gilbert Ave - Peace Officer

February 14, 2017 1:48 PM - 1000 block Columbia Ave - Trespassing

February 14, 2017 2:25 PM - 200 block Ohio St - Disturbance

February 14, 2017 3:13 PM - 100 block Dellwood Dr - Domestic Dispute

February 14, 2017 4:12 PM - 100 block Diana Ln N - Dead Body

February 14, 2017 4:01 PM - 600 block Ramblewood Pl - Burglary

February 14, 2017 5:05 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Warrant

February 14, 2017 5:12 PM - 1800 block Ironwood Dr - 911 Hang Up

February 14, 2017 5:41 PM - Bordeaux Dr / W Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Suspicious Person

February 14, 2017 5:58 PM - 800 block N Broad St - Assist

February 14, 2017 6:19 PM - 0-100 block Mann Ave - Warrant

February 14, 2017 6:49 PM - 800 block N Broad St - Disturbance

February 14, 2017 7:47 PM - 1100 block Peebles Dr - Disturbance

February 14, 2017 5:09 PM - 800 block W Yellow Springs Fairfield Rd - Theft

February 14, 2017 7:24 PM - 200 block Corey Ct - Juvenile Complaint

February 14, 2017 8:16 PM - 200 block N Third St - Assist

February 14, 2017 8:05 PM - 22 I 675 S - Disabled Vehicle

February 14, 2017 8:45 PM - 1900 block Darrell Dr - Harrassment

February 14, 2017 8:18 PM - 2300 block Duncan Dr - Panhandling

February 14, 2017 9:41 PM - 300 block W Garland Ave - Domestic Dispute

February 14, 2017 10:02 PM - 0-100 block Thornton Dr - Suspicious Vehicle

February 14, 2017 10:19 PM - 1700 block N Broad St - Disabled Vehicle

February 14, 2017 10:29 PM - 1800 block North Blvd - Traffic Complaint

February 14, 2017 10:33 PM - 200 block Franklin Ct - Weapons / Shots Fired

February 14, 2017 11:50 PM - 1900 block Colonel Glenn Hwy - Bar Check

February 14, 2017 11:58 PM - 1100 block Kauffman Ave - Bar Check

February 15, 2017 12:55 AM - 200 block High St - Domestic Dispute

February 15, 2017 2:03 AM - 2600 block Colonel Glenn Hwy - Assist

February 15, 2017 3:08 AM - 1400 block Ironwood Dr - Suspicious Vehicle

February 15, 2017 3:21 AM - 1200 block Schwerman Dr - Suspicious Vehicle

February 15, 2017 3:54 AM - 1800 block S Maple Ave - Alarm - Business/Bank

February 15, 2017 3:59 AM - E Lindberg Dr / S Central Ave - Crash - Property Damage

February 15, 2017 4:27 AM - 100 block Wilson Ave - Domestic Violence

February 15, 2017 5:47 AM - 1300 block E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Animal Complaint

February 15, 2017 7:06 AM - 0-100 block E Doris Dr - Traffic Complaint

February 15, 2017 8:27 AM - E Dayton Dr / Archer Dr - Crash - Property Damage

February 15, 2017 8:52 AM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Miscellaneous

February 15, 2017 9:16 AM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Miscellaneous

February 15, 2017 9:30 AM - 1800 block Colonel Glenn Hwy - Peace Officer

February 15, 2017 9:32 AM - 2200 block Murphy Dr - Miscellaneous

February 15, 2017 10:42 AM - 0-100 block Galewood Dr - Domestic Dispute

February 15, 2017 10:20 AM - 1100 block Charleston Ct - Welfare Check

February 15, 2017 11:00 AM - 300 block Williams St - Dead Body

February 15, 2017 10:58 AM - 300 block Williams St - Assist Other Agency

February 15, 2017 11:36 AM - 400 block Wallace Dr - Disturbance

February 15, 2017 12:11 PM - 300 block N Broad St - Domestic Dispute

February 15, 2017 12:16 PM - 1100 block E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Unwanted Subject

February 15, 2017 12:29 PM - 2300 block Duncan Dr - Suspicious Person

February 15, 2017 1:25 PM - 0-100 block Ohio St - Solicitor

February 15, 2017 3:48 PM - 0-100 block E Xenia Dr - Disabled Vehicle

February 15, 2017 4:09 PM - 300 block W Garland Ave - Harrassment

February 15, 2017 4:41 PM - 200 block Madison St - Overdose

February 15, 2017 4:46 PM - 0-100 block North Haven Dr - Peace Officer

February 15, 2017 5:12 PM - 200 block W Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Welfare Check

February 15, 2017 5:21 PM - 600 block Swigart Dr - Suspicious Vehicle

February 15, 2017 5:03 PM - 0-100 block N Wright Ave - Theft

February 15, 2017 6:42 PM - 0-00 block Shade Dr - Alarm - Residential

February 15, 2017 7:09 PM - Commerce Center Blvd / E Garland Ave - Disabled Vehicle

February 15, 2017 7:26 PM - 700 block W Main St - Assault

February 15, 2017 7:50 PM - 100 block W Goodman Dr - Domestic Dispute

February 15, 2017 8:13 PM - 100 block Frahn Ave - Noise Complaint

February 15, 2017 8:36 PM - 200 E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Disturbance

February 15, 2017 9:02 PM - 0-100 block Diana Ln W - Assist

February 15, 2017 10:10 PM - 300 block Holmes Dr - Suspicious Person

February 15, 2017 10:31 PM - 400 block Wallace Dr - Disturbance

February 15, 2017 10:02 PM - 200 block Landmark Ct - Noise Complaint

February 15, 2017 10:09 PM - 200 block Woodlawn Dr - Noise Complaint

February 15, 2017 8:50 PM - 400 block Cleary Dr - Disturbance

February 15, 2017 11:44 PM - 100 block E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Overdose

February 15, 2017 11:56 PM - 2900 block Beaver Valley Rd - Assist

February 16, 2017 12:40 AM - 100 block E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Found Property

February 16, 2017 1:04 AM - 1200 block N Broad St - Suspicious Vehicle

February 16, 2017 1:43 AM - 100 block E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Suspicious Vehicle

February 16, 2017 2:07 AM - 300 block E Dayton Dr - Bar Check

February 16, 2017 2:17 AM - 300 block W Main St - Bar Check

February 16, 2017 2:24 AM - 0-100 block N Wright Ave - Bar Check

February 16, 2017 4:15 AM - 700 block E Xenia Dr - Suspicious Vehicle

February 16, 2017 4:48 AM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Warrant

February 16, 2017 7:54 AM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Miscellaneous

February 16, 2017 9:06 AM - 300 block W Garland Ave - Warrant

February 16, 2017 9:40 AM - 2300 block Pinnacle Ct - Warrant

February 16, 2017 11:01 AM - 0-100 block Lawndale Ave - Welfare Check

February 16, 2017 10:57 AM - 100 block Pat Ln - Warrant

February 16, 2017 11:40 AM - 400 block Kirkwood Dr - Warrant

February 16, 2017 11:51 AM - 200 block Landmark Ct - Harrassment

February 16, 2017 12:37 PM - 300 block E Emerson Ave - Peace Officer

February 16, 2017 12:32 PM - 0-100 block Ramona Dr - Theft

February 16, 2017 1:05 PM - 300 block W Garland Ave - Harrassment

February 16, 2017 2:19 PM - 200 block Lincoln Dr - 911 Hang Up

February 16, 2017 2:50 PM - 100 block Holmes Dr - Juvenile Complaint

February 16, 2017 3:08 PM - 500 block Cleary Dr - Open Door/Window

February 16, 2017 3:49 PM - Flintridge Dr / Diana Ln N - Traffic Complaint

February 16, 2017 4:04 PM - 100 block Oak St - Disturbance

February 16, 2017 4:08 PM - N Broad St / N Central Ave - Traffic Complaint

February 16, 2017 4:26 PM - 2600 block Colonel Glenn Hwy - Assault

February 16, 2017 4:37 PM - 1300 block Rona Village Blvd - Welfare Check

February 16, 2017 5:01 PM - 1200 block S Maple Ave - Criminal Damaging

February 16, 2017 5:34 PM - Spyglass Ct / Sentinel Ridge Dr - Suspicious Person

February 16, 2017 5:57 PM - 200 block W Garland Ave - Juvenile Complaint

February 16, 2017 6:51 PM - 300 block Williams St - Assist

February 16, 2017 7:43 PM - 1200 block Artesian Ln - Crash - Hit Skip

February 16, 2017 7:54 PM - 70 W Hebble Ave - Found Property

February 16, 2017 7:57 PM - 100 block Oak St - Domestic Violence

February 16, 2017 7:24 PM - 1100 block E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd - Crash - Private Property

February 16, 2017 6:28 PM - 1000 block Peidmont Dr - Welfare Check

February 16, 2017 6:43 PM - 500 block Mcintire Dr - Solicitor

February 16, 2017 8:26 PM - 200 block Landmark Ct - Noise Complaint

February 16, 2017 8:57 PM - 1000 block Harvard Ave - Welfare Check

February 16, 2017 9:18 PM - 2500 block Colonel Glenn Hwy - 911 Hang Up

February 16, 2017 10:01 PM - 1100 block S Maple Ave - Assist

February 16, 2017 10:44 PM - 0-100 block Erie Ave - Traffic Complaint

February 16, 2017 11:44 PM - 800 block N Broad St - Suspicious Vehicle

February 16, 2017 11:52 PM - 1800 block S Maple Ave - Welfare Check

February 17, 2017 1:01 AM - 1300 block Cimarron Cir - Assist

February 17, 2017 4:42 AM - 2800 block Colonel Glenn Hwy - Alarm - Business/Bank

Previous Fairborn Police Department blotters:

Fairborn police blotter for Feb. 8-9

Fairborn police blotter for Feb. 7-8

Fairborn police blotter for Feb. 2-7

Fairborn police blotter for Feb. 1-2

Fairborn police blotter for Jan. 30-Feb. 1

Fairborn police blotter for Jan. 27-30

Police: Victim uses Facebook to help catch home invasion suspect

Published: Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 3:18 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 3:18 PM


            Police: Victim uses Facebook to help catch home invasion suspect

The teenage daughter of a family held at gunpoint in their New Mexico home used social media to help nab one of the three intruders, police said.

The masked men forced a man into his home in January and held the family, including two children, at gunpoint while threatening them, according to a KOB report.

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The men said they were members of the Guadalajara Cartel. The men eventually left with the family's valuables, estimated at $1,700, but not before one of the men took off his mask and told the family his name: Luis Garcia. 

After the ordeal, the teenage daughter took to Facebook, where she was able to identify the suspect as Luis Daniel Garcia-Zarate, and provided the information to authorities. Police are still looking for the other two men.

Deputy accused in domestic violence case now on unpaid leave

Published: Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 12:46 PM
Updated: Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 9:42 PM

UPDATE @ 5:25 p.m. (Feb. 17): Sheriff's Deputy Douglas Gearhart is now on unpaid administrative leave, according to a letter from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office personnel director. 

Gearhart, in the letter dated Feb. 16, is required to surrender his weapon, ID credentials, badge, keys and entry card. He also is prohibited from accessing the sheriff's office computer systems and programs. 

As of Friday afternoon, he was still in custody in the Warren County Jail. NEW: As of 8:03 p.m., Gearhart was no longer listed as a jail inmate, indicating he has posted bond and has been released.

EARLIER REPORT (Feb. 17)

A Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy accused of assaulting his wife and stepdaughter earlier this week in Franklin Twp. was expected to be free on bond Friday.

Deputy Douglas C. Gearhart, 43, was allegedly intoxicated Tuesday evening when he fought with his step-daughters and wife, who lost three teeth during the incident.

Gearhart was arrested by Warren County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with two counts of domestic violence.

A charge of felonious assault was added later. He also is expected to face a drunk driving charge.

Judge Rupert Ruppert set bond at $35,000 cash or surety and Gearhart was expected to be released this afternoon.

He was being held in the Warren County Jail without bond, pending today’s hearing in Franklin Municipal Court.

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During the hearing, Ruppert also ordered Gearhart not to erase home surveillance video.

If released, Gearhart is expected to live with his parents. He is barred from contact with the alleged victims and be on a GPS monitor.

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Lawyer Ed Perry sought a low bond, noting Gearhart’s ties with the area.

Born and raised in West Carrollton, Gearhart first worked as a police officer in Middletown from 1996 to 2001, when he joined the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, according to Perry.

A police incident report said surveillance footage from inside Gearhart’s Franklin Twp. home showed him grabbing his wife, dragging her by the hair through the kitchen and slamming her head onto the edge of the kitchen island.

The report also said 911 calls from Gearhart’s residence indicated that Gearhart returned home intoxicated and “was hitting everyone in the house.”

“Our step-dad is beating our mom right now,” one 911 caller told a dispatcher at about 6:40 p.m. “Oh my gosh, I knew this was going to happen.”

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for next Friday in the Franklin court, although Gearhart could be indicted before that in Warren County Common Pleas Court in Lebanon.