Officer shoots, injures pit bull that charges at him and letter carrier in Dayton

Published: Saturday, April 08, 2017 @ 7:33 PM

Dayton Police Officer shoots and injures pit bull

A Dayton police officer shot and injured a pit bull that charged at him Friday after also charging at a letter carrier.

Police were called around 12:40 p.m. to an animal complaint in the 1000 block of Dennison Avenue in Dayton.

A U.S. Post Office employee said she was charged by the gray and white pit bull, and that it was not the first time it happened, according to a Dayton police report.

The dog had a metal chain attached to an anchor, but it was not in the ground and the dog was not restrained. The dog was behind the home when officers arrived and began to bark at them. Police contacted the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, but no animal control officers were immediately available, the report stated.

The two Dayton police officers used a loudspeaker to try to contact the dog’s owner in the house. Then, one kept an eye on the dog while the other attempted to knock on the door. While the officer approached the door, the dog trotted from behind the house, and then began to growl and started running at the officer, according to the report.

“I fired three shots at the dog as I was back peddling away from the pit bull. The pit bull was still charging towards me. I fired one more shot at the pit bull. The pit bull turned around and ran to the rear of the house,” the officer stated.

The dog’s owner, identified as Frances Daniel, had been away from home and returned shortly after the shooting. She and her two sons took the dog to get veterinary care for a gunshot on its back, according to the report.

An ARC van also responded, and the officer said there were several complaints against the owner and that the gray and white pit bull was deemed a nuisance, the report stated.

Daniel was cited for failure to control dogs, according to the police report.

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Fairborn woman fatally shot at Miami Twp. hotel; man behind bars

Published: Sunday, July 23, 2017 @ 8:33 PM
Updated: Sunday, July 23, 2017 @ 8:50 PM

Mathew P. Glass
Montgomery County Jail
Mathew P. Glass(Montgomery County Jail)

A 32-year-old Fairborn woman was shot to death early today at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham near the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp.

Police and medics were called at 12:50 a.m. to the hotel, 155 Prestige Plaza on a report of an accidental shooting, Miami Twp. police said.

The victim was identified tonight as Lynsie Davis by the Montgomery County Coroner's Office. She was taken to Kettering Medical Center, where she died. 

Mathew P. Glass was arrested this morning at the Miami Twp. police station and booked into the Montgomery County Jail just after 5 a.m. on suspicion of reckless homicide. He is awaiting formal charges, according to online jail records. 

The coroner's office performed an autopsy this morning but said they could not release any further information about Davis' death.

When contacted, the hotel staff said they had no comment about the incident.

We are working to learn more information from police about the shooting.

2 men hit by cars in separate fights in Dayton, Trotwood

Published: Sunday, July 23, 2017 @ 6:55 AM
Updated: Sunday, July 23, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m.

What started as arguments this morning ended with two men getting hit by cars in separate incidents in Dayton and Trotwood.

Two men were fighting, one armed with a knife, when one of the men was struck by a car around 6:45 a.m. near a Sunoco on Wayne Avenue in Dayton. No one was hurt, and it’s not clear whether the knife-wielding man was the one hit. It’s also not clear whether either man faces charges.

In Trotwood, a man said he was assaulted by his ex-girlfriend and her new befriend before they hit him with their car.

Police and medics were called just before 8 a.m. to the 4400 block of Shorham Court, but the victim refused medical treatment at the scene. It’s not clear whether anyone will be charged.

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A man told police his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend assaulted him and struck him with with a car. It’s not clear what led to the argument, and the victim refused medical treatment at the scene. It’s unknown whether anyone will face charges.

UPDATE @ 7:25 a.m.

No one has been taken to the hospital from the scene of a reported pedestrian strike on Wayne Avenue Sunday morning. 

Dispatchers said a police officer is at the scene, but it doesn't appear anyone was severely injured. 

Initial reports indicated two men fighting - one armed with a knife - were near a Sunoco when one of the men was hit by a car. 

Dispatchers said a medic unit left the scene with no patients and additional crews called to the scene have since left.


Police and medic crews are responding to a reported pedestrian strike in Dayton Sunday morning. 

Crews were dispatched to the intersection of Keowee Street and Wayne Avenue around 6:45 a.m. 

Initial reports indicate a man was hit by a car after fighting with another man near the Sunoco in the 900 block of Wayne Avenue. 

One of the men was armed with a knife, but it is unknown if anyone was injured during the argument. 

We are working to learn the condition of the person hit by the car.

Woman behind bars accused in two Dayton bank robberies

Published: Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 6:40 PM
Updated: Saturday, July 22, 2017 @ 10:27 AM

Santa Cruz police activity

UPDATE @ 10:27 a.m. July 22

A 32-year-old woman is in jail on suspicion of robbing banks in Dayton on Friday.

Nicole M. Brown is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of two incidents of aggravated robbery.

Brown was booked into jail around 9 p.m. after Dayton police arrested her in the 400 block of Santa Cruz Avenue.

Police said Brown is the suspect who tried to rob Key Bank on Linden Avenue then robbed the Fifth Third Bank on Patterson Road Friday afternoon.

Brown is scheduled to appear Monday for an arraignment in Dayton Municipal Court.

UPDATE @ 7:45 p.m. (July 21)

A suspect in a robbery this afternoon at Fifth Third Bank on Patterson Road is in police custody tonight.

"We had an attempted robbery and robbery of a bank, two different locations, Dayton police Sgt. Terry Bartlett said. 

Police apprehended a suspect at the home in the 400 block of Santa Cruz Avenue, the sergeant said. The woman's name was not released. 

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"The occupants did come out, the white female that was our suspect is being interviewed now for further details," Bartlett said. 

A man also was in the house, but there is no indication he was involved, said Bartlett, who would not discuss the baby and young child seen with police on the porch. 

A dog described by Bartlett as a black pit bull came running up on officers and was placed in a cruiser to secure it. The dog was taken by the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, he said. 

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Dayton police responded to a bank robbery that happened around 3:45 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank, 1032 Patterson Road, and about 10 minutes earlier to an attempted bank robbery at Key Bank, 4000 Linden Ave. The suspect was seen leaving Fifth Third in a blue truck, but Bartlett would not confirm the blue truck in front of the Santa Cruz house was the suspect vehicle in the case.

UPDATE @ 6:55 p.m.

A woman was taken away in back of a Dayton police cruiser tonight from a home in the 400 block of Santa Cruz Avenue.

A man was in the back of another cruiser, and a Dayton police officer was holding a baby on the front porch of the home. There also appeared to be another young child standing on the porch with several officers.


Police are surrounding a home tonight in the 400 block of Santa Cruz Avenue in Dayton.

Police search truck in connection to possible bank robberies in Dayton.

The police activity is connected to a robbery this afternoon at Fifth Third Bank, 1032 Patterson Road, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

A female bank robbery suspect handed the same note to two banks within 10 minutes, Dayton police said.

RELATED: Robbery suspect uses same note in Fifth Third, Key Bank incidents

Around 3:15 p.m. she entered Fifth Third Bank and handed tellers a note saying she had a gun, according to a 911 call. She fled the bank down Patterson Road in a blue pickup truck after getting a few thousand dollars, despite earlier reports she did not get any money. The suspect has brown hair and she was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants, according to a dispatch log from the regional dispatch center.

Patterson Fifth Third robbery

Dayton police said she handed the same not to employees at Key Bank, 4000 Linden Ave., but fled empty-handed.

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