Dayton No. 1 in nation for drug overdoses

Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 8:53 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 9:44 AM


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New heroin court offering hope for addicts

Dayton ranked worst and two other Ohio cities ranked in the top 10 for drug overdoses in a list released today by an online site.

The rankings are compiled by ArrestRecords.com, which rated Cincinnati sixth and Toledo 10th on the list.

This news organization has detailed the heroin and opiod epidemic locally and across the country.

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The new list was compiled using CDC and state health data for major cities in the United States, ArrestRecords.com said in a news release.

“It’s really sad and shocking to see how this opioid epidemic is destroying lives across the country”, said Jennifer McDonald, an ArrestRecords.com analyst. “Communities large and small are being torn apart, and this map and data really shows how bad it is.”

ArrestRecords.com describes itself as a criminal justice and crime portal devoted to compiling data and information on public policy.

The Top 10 Worst Big Cities for Drug Overdoses

  1. Dayton
  2. Baltimore, MD.
  3. Philadelphia, PA
  4. New Bedford, MA
  5. Birmingham, AL
  6. Cincinnati
  7. Warren, MI
  8. Knoxville, TN
  9. Albuquerque, NM
  10. Toledo

 

Source: ArrestRecords.com

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911 call: Woman’s shooting death was accidental

Published: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 3:22 AM
Updated: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 9:28 PM

Woman's death investigated as homicide

UPDATE @9:30 p.m.

In a 911 call, a caller stated a gun accidentally went off, and a woman had been hit.

“We were trying to unload this gun, and it went off, and it hit her in the shoulder,” the 911 caller states.

A dispatcher asked the caller if it was an accident, and the 911 caller said it was.

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The victim, Eileen Jones, 30, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The coroner’s office said an official ruling has not been made, but a Dayton police report lists the dead as a felony homicide/murder investigation.

We are working to learn if a suspect has been taken into custody. 

This story will be updated as we learn more.

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UPDATE @ 12:30 p.m.

The death of a 30-year-old Dayton woman is a homicide, Dayton police said.

The shooting was reported around 1 a.m. in the 600 block of West Fairview Avenue.

The victim, who was pronounced dead at Miami Valley Hospital, has been identified as Eileen Jones.

There is no information about a suspect or whether any arrests have been made.

FIRST REPORT

There has been a reported shooting in the 600 block of West Fairview Avenue, per initial reports.

Crews were dispatched to the incident  just before 3 a.m. on Sunday.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and are working to learn more details. 

Local county now letting women inmates pick up trash on side of road

Published: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 2:58 PM
Updated: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 2:58 PM

Clark County female jail inmates now help clean trash from county roadways.

Women inmates at the Clark County Jail are being given the opportunity to pick up trash on the side of the road.

Previously, only men inmates were allowed to pick up trash while women inmates earned credit on their jail time by working in the laundry.

Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett said gender roles are outdated and now the women inmates can labor on the side of the road, too.

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“We are picking up trash on the side of the highway to make Clark County look better,” inmate Jennifer Scott said. “We do I-70, Route 4 and sometimes when the weather is to0 bad we will go to the dog shelter and help out.”

Scott is a non-violent criminal who was sentenced to jail after a probation violation. She said getting out of the jail for a few hours can be a big morale booster.

“I think its a great opportunity for some of the girls,” she said. “I think it could be a way for women to change their lifestyle.”

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Scott said she has picked up a lot of beer cans and bottles on the side of the road and more clothes than she expected. The garbage on the side of the road is bad for the environment, Scott said, and an eye-sore for the county. Her experience picking up trash will lead to her being more thoughtful, she said.

“It is going to make me think twice before I throw stuff out my window,” she said.

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Overall, Scott said the goal is to get out as soon as possible and be a better person after the stay in jail.

“When we walk out of here we will change our lives and be productive members of society,” she said.

Driver ‘jerked the doors out’ of Estridge Market in Dayton

Published: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 7:56 PM



Steph Muhlenkamp / Contributed
(Steph Muhlenkamp / Contributed)

The driver of a pickup truck “jerked the doors out” Sunday morning to the entrance of the Estridge Market, but the grocer was as busy as ever.

“We’ve always had good customers,” Estridge Market owner Stan Angel said.

A tarp covers the doorway to the business at 4240 Hoover Ave., and Angel said he hopes to get new doors installed as quickly as possible.

The doors were pulled off the frames around 6 a.m., according to a Dayton police report. 

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A witness reported a driver backed up his pickup truck to the front doors, The suspect, wearing a sweatshirt with the hood up covering his face, got out of the truck for about a minute before getting back in.

It was then the suspect apparently attached a chain that secures the doors from would-be thieves to the back of his truck, according to the report.

The suspect then drove off, pulling the doors off the frame. One door remained in front of the store, and a second was found at the intersection of Hoover Avenue and Verona Road.

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The doors were wide open, but nothing was found missing, the report stated.

Damage to the front of the store is nothing new, Angel said.

 “Someone drove through them,” Angel said of the doors, “we’ve had the glass broken a couple times this year.”

He’s not hopeful the suspect will be caught. “It’s sad the world we live in.”

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This market sustained damage that can be repaired, but last month another local market, Mor For Less on East Third Street, was destroyed by a massive fire. The owner said he hopes to rebuild.

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Suspect faces murder charge after man found dead in Dayton home

Published: Friday, December 08, 2017 @ 1:31 PM
Updated: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 2:40 PM

Initial reports indicate medics and police were dispatched to a house in the 1100 block of Grafton Avenue on a report of a person down with an unknown problem.

UPDATE @ 2:40 p.m. (Dec. 10)

A 23-year-old Dayton man will be arraigned Monday following his arrest in the death of a Dayton man found shot to death in the upstairs of a Dayton house.

Markale Thomas was arrested Friday night and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of murder, a Dayton police report and jail records show.

Markale Thomas(MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL)

He is accused of fatally shooting 42-year-old Sayed Villanueva, who was found around 12:45 p.m. Friday by family members at the home in the 1100 block of Grafton Avenue.

UPDATE @ 9:10 a.m  (Dec. 10)

The man found shot to death in the upstairs of a Grafton Avenue home Friday afternoon has been identified as Sayed Villanueva, 42, of Dayton.

The preliminary cause and manner of his death is not available at this time. An autopsy is scheduled for today, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s office. 

UPDATE @ 4:09 p.m.:

Multiple people are being detained and questioned after a man was found shot to death in the upstairs of a Grafton Avenue home Friday.

The man was discovered by family members in the house in the 1100 block of Grafton shortly before 1 p.m.

The man’s identity has not been released.

EARLIER

A man has been found shot dead inside a home on Grafton Avenue in Dayton, according to regional dispatch traffic between officers. 

We’re working to confirm these reports and learn more on the status of the investigation.

An investigator from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has arrived at the scene.  

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Additional details have not been released from officers on scene and dispatchers. 

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Our crew remains on the scene and we’ll update this page as we learn more.