Dayton police clear out '6-unit condo' under bridge

Published: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 11:36 PM
Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 11:36 PM


            Dayton police clear out '6-unit condo' under bridge

Sleeping bags. Pillows. And lots of stolen copper and scrap metal.

Those are among the items Dayton police found in a homeless enclave under the U.S. 35 bridge on Perry Street Tuesday morning.

"It was basically like a six-unit condo up there," said Sgt. Steven Abany.

Aside from the shopping carts and piles of scrap metal, the people who had been sheltered by the concrete structure had stacks of books, bedding, an American flag and other items to make the place homey.

Abany said most of what was down there was stolen, but no one was arrested because it's impossible to prove who stole the property.

"Basically we're going to come in, clean it out, recover the property and trespass the people we found up underneath there," he said.

Jermaine Wynn walks by the location every day and wasn't surprised by what was found.

"It's sad, but it doesn't surprise me. I see it every day," he said. ""Any of us could be one job away from where they are right now. I feel for them and I wish the best for them and I pray for them every day."

Man accused of killing dog to avenge pet cat's death

Published: Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 8:47 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 8:47 AM


            Man accused of killing dog to avenge pet cat's death

Police arrested an Oklahoma man Friday after he allegedly killed a dog in retaliation for the death of his cat.

Officers say Darren White, 36, ran over a dog with his truck and then beat it with a baseball bat in north Tulsa Friday afternoon.

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Witnesses say White went after a second dog in his truck and even tried to beat the dead dog again with the bat before he was stopped.

White was charged with cruelty to animals and released on a $2,000 bond. He is scheduled for a March 3 court date.

Florida teen accused of fatally shooting friend while playing with gun

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 6:35 PM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 6:35 PM


            Florida teen accused of fatally shooting friend while playing with gun

Three young men were hanging out when one accidentally shot another, according to WPLG

WFOR reported that Brandon Velez, 19, and Bobby Duverny, 20, were in a friend’s bedroom when they got their hands on a gun. 

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According to police, Velez was allegedly pointing the gun at Duverny, who grabbed the barrel, which caused the gun to discharge. 

The third friend called 911, but Duverny died at the scene.

Velez was found at his house where he admitted to trying to burn the clothes he had been wearing and dispose of the gun. He confessed to the shooting and is now facing charges of manslaughter with deadly weapon. 

WPLG reported Velez was out of jail on bond for other charges before the incident.

Georgia man dies after deputy shocks him with Taser

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 6:02 PM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 6:02 PM


            Georgia man dies after deputy shocks him with Taser

A suspect has died after he was shocked with a Taser by deputies executing a search warrant. 

Butts County deputies executed a narcotics and meth search warrant around 5 a.m. Friday at a home near Jackson, Georgia.

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There was an altercation between deputies and the suspect, Douglas Tanner, 53. 

A deputy shocked Tanner with a Taser. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. 

Neighbor Ronald Ball told WSB-TV he had no idea there was a suspected meth lab just a few doors down. 

"I'm just totally surprised. Wow," he said. 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident. 

Deputies injured while arresting drug suspect

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 5:29 PM

Deputies injured while arresting drug suspect

An individual is in jail and sheriff’s deputies were treated after being injured in the man’s arrest. 

Around 11:45 a.m. Friday, Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies from the Jefferson Twp. substation were called to the area of Rossiter Drive and Dayton-Liberty Road for an illegal drug transaction.

Deputies in the area found an individual that matched the suspect’s description. The man fled on foot and a short pursuit ensued.

The suspect, who has not been identified, reportedly ran into a house on Hagen Avenue, and when deputies followed him inside, he assaulted the deputies, according to a media release.

During the investigation, deputies found illegal narcotics and a large amount of cash on the subject.

“During a search of the residence, a large amount of U.S. currency was located along with a gun, additional narcotics and drug paraphernalia,” according to a release written by Sgt. Papanek. “The suspect was charged with numerous felony violations and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.”

The arresting deputies were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.