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Man killed on East Third was repeat offender

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 4:27 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 2:07 PM

A man who was shot and killed on East Third Street early Thursday morning had an extensive history of run-ins with police in that part of town.

Police said Michael E. Neibert, 41, was killed around 2 a.m. at a duplex at 3723 E. Third.

According to family members, Neibert was visiting his mother who lives on one side of the duplex and went over to the other half where some sort of argument ensued with the two people inside.

Police radio traffic indicated that one of the men inside the duplex called 911 at about 1:58 a.m. and said someone had broken a window and his friend had fired shots through the back door. When police arrived to investigate they discovered Neibert lying shot between two houses. They called for an ambulance at 2:09 a.m.

Neibert’s friends and family said he was sometimes hostile and was possibly arguing with the men about a TV that was stolen from one of them earlier in the evening.

“He just gets loud and wants to argue. He would have walked away,” said friend Darrell Hall. “It wasn’t nothing for them to have to shoot him for.”

Ciara Goff said her stepfather, who went by Mikey, has lived down the street and was well known in the neighborhood. “Everybody knows Mikey, they know how he is,” she said.

Police have not confirmed any details of the crime other than that there were two people inside the residence when Neibert was shot and they are questioning multiple people with knowledge of the incident.

Police are looking at the possibility that Neibert broke into the home Wednesday evening and returned early Thursday. Radio traffic indicates that police were at the address Wednesday at about 9:30 p.m. to take a burglary report.

Neibert’s criminal record includes 35 criminal arrests since 1992, according to Dayton Municipal Court records. Offenses he was accused of included domestic violence, assault and disorderly conduct. He had felony convictions for violating a protection order, theft and robbery.

Customs officials capture pigeon wearing drug-filled backpack

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 2:24 PM

Pigeons are historically known for carrying messages. The birds are now being used to carry more dangerous items.

Customs officials in Kuwait nabbed a pigeon this week that had been fitted with a makeshift backpack filled with pills close to the Iraqi border, according to the BBC

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The bird had a total of 178 pills of ketamine, which is often used as a club drug, the BBC reported. 

Customs officials said they are aware of pigeons being used to transport drugs, but “this was the first time they had caught a bird in the act,” according to the BBC. 


Middle school teacher resigns amid student sexual battery allegation

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 11:50 AM
Updated: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 5:22 PM

A veteran Miamisburg Middle School teacher resigned amid an allegation of sexual battery involving a student, according to the district.

The resignation of the unidentified woman came Wednesday, district Superintendent David Vail said, a day before Miami Twp. police began investigating a sexual offense at school on Miamisburg Springboro Pike, records show.

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Vail declined to confirm the name of the teacher, but said she had taught in the district for nine years. The superintendent said he first became aware of the allegations Tuesday morning, just prior to the start of the last day of school for students.

“Once we became aware ... the central office and human resources became involved,” Vail said.

He said “our investigation did not allege any sexual conduct.” But Vail said that the issue involved “some action that warranted further investigation,” and a decision was reached “that it was in her best interest to resign.”

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That occurred Wednesday, the last day for teachers, Vail said.

A sexual battery complaint report filed Thursday, and “we are cooperating fully with authorities,” Vail said.

“Because of the nature of the investigation, there’s a lot I’m not at liberty to discuss at this time,” he said.

This news organization has requested a copy of the former teacher’s personnel file and resignation letter.


Police on Friday acknowledged the allegations, but declined to comment further. A police record the department released Friday indicates the initial report of the allegations came in about 7:20 a.m. Tuesday.

It lists “sexual offense” as the nature of the call and “sexual battery” as the description of the offense. Additional police reports were requested by this news organization. Authorities declined to release those documents, citing the ongoing investigation.

Cincinnati police: Runaway may be headed to Dayton

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 10:09 PM

Kelssie Campbell (Cincinnati Police Department)

Cincinnati police put out an alert today that a runaway juvenile could be headed to the Dayton area.

Police said Kelssie Campbell, 17, left the Girls Stay Center youth home and has yet to return. 

Campbell, described as standing 5 feet, 5 inches with black eyes and hair, has a history of running away, police said. 

She is believed to be headed to Dayton, where she's from. Police have no word on her means of travel, but she was last seen wearing a purple dress and gray shoes. 

Anyone with information is urged to call police.

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WATCH: Florida man goes airborne after being shot with Taser

Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 4:24 PM

A Florida man’s unceremonious meeting with the ground after being shot with a stun gun was caught on camera.  

Carlos Sierra, a 26-year-old homeless man, was on the run from Surfside police in Miami-Dade County after authorities said he stole a bicycle from a condominium's parking garage, WFOR reported.

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When officers arrived to find Sierra with the bike in his hands, he dropped to the ground and allowed the officers to handcuff him and get him back on his feet.  

Sierra tried to run away, while still in handcuffs, before being stopped by a jolt from a stun gun, WFOR reported. The shock sent the man flailing into the air, which led to a forceful, and likely painful, landing in the middle of the road.   

Sierra, who is sporting bloody facial wounds in his mugshot, was charged with burglary, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.