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Published: Monday, April 03, 2017 @ 7:34 PM
— Dayton police previously found drug paraphernalia in the home of 13-year-old Nathan Wylie, the boy who died Saturday of a suspected heroin overdose. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said Nathan died at 11:56 a.m. April 1.
Police reports indicate that in February 2016, another minor child who then lived in Wylie’s Valley Street home sent a relative a photo of a plastic bag of white powder and a razor blade sitting on a plate. The photo made its way to law enforcement.
“The razor had white residue on the razor’s edge,” the Feb. 8, 2016 report said, later adding that Montgomery County Children Services was contacted. “Next to the plate was a metal crack pipe with a burnt end along with a cut straw.”
The boy’s father, Robert B. Wylie, 40, is in Montgomery County Jail on a $100,000 surety bond for a December 2016 case. Dayton Municipal Court officials said on Monday that Wylie technically was released March 30 in the overdose case.
A report from Dec. 17, 2016 shows police said they found Wylie with a needle, syringe, heroin and crack cocaine during a traffic stop of Wylie’s girlfriend, Tina Davis.
Davis, 37, was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of drunk driving, possession of drugs and physical control and was booked into the jail.
On March 28, Wylie and a roofing business co-worker showed up from a repair shop next door and were banging on the garage door at a fire station along with Nathan, who was unconscious, according to the police report. The co-worker said Wylie was on drugs and “the boy got into his stuff.”
The report said medics administered four milligrams of Narcan without any response before he was taken to Miami Valley Hospital because he was not breathing. An officer served Wylie an indictment warrant and added a child endangering charge.
Dayton police said Monday they were interviewing witnesses to determine how Nathan got access to drugs. “We don’t know what kind of drugs,” Dayton police Lt. Andrew Booher said. “We’re still waiting for a (toxicology) report from the coroner’s office.”
Booher said one child was removed from the house as a precaution and that charges were likely after consultation with the prosecutor’s office.
The February 2016 report indicates Dayton police arrested Wylie and Davis for child endangerment and possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia.
A Dayton officer wrote that he looked around the residence for proof that the photo of possible drugs was real. When the officer saw a knife that also was in the picture, he found in a dresser drawer two crack pipes and a capped needle.
“After finding these items, Tina told me to stop searching and I did,” the officer wrote, later adding that a child endanger packet was formed.
Davis was found guilty of misdemeanor child endangering and given a suspended 180-day jail sentence and ordered to undergo a life skills class. Her probation later was revoked, according to court records.
The December 2016 report shows Wylie was arrested after police stopped a car driven by Davis near South Broadway Street and West Stewart Street, an area “known for high drug activity,” according to the officer.
The report said Nathan was in the vehicle when officers asked Wylie to exit the vehicle. Wylie told officers before a pat-down that in his pocket he had a “rig” — a hypodermic needle and syringe.
Officers also seized more needles, a green bottle with what appeared to be heroin caps and a cigarette box of what Wylie said was crack cocaine. An officer wrote that, “Wylie stated that his son Nathan was allowed to stay with Tina and she agreed to it.”
Wylie’s December case is pending in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. Municipal court records show Wylie has multiple misdemeanor drug cases for drug abuse, marijuana possession and drug abuse in a park dating back to 1998.
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The Dayton Daily News reviewed jail, court and police documents to uncover drug-related incidents related to the caretakers of a 13-year-old boy who died of a drug overdose.
Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 12:45 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A domestic dispute led to a woman's arrest in Albuquerque Thursday, police said.
Davona Chavez, 21, was allegedly upset because her ex-boyfriend accused her of damaging his girlfriend's car, KOB reported. She allegedly told police that she had a few shots of Hennessy, put her three children in the backseat of her car and drove off.
At some point, Chavez allegedly stopped the car in the middle of the road and fired a shot in the air, police said. No one was injured. An officer who heard the shot followed Chavez and arrested her, KOB reported.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:31 PM
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 3:35 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 3:05 a.m.:
The man who said he shot himself Friday night in Dayton has been identified.
David Metcalf, 51, said he shot himself in the arm at his residence in the 2800 block of East Third Street then ran to his mother’s house, according to police.
Police recovered ammunition and suspected cocaine at Metcalf’s home following further investigation, a release stated.
It remains unknown if the man did shoot himself.
FIRST REPORT (Fri.):
A man who was shot in the arm tonight ran inside his mother’s house.
Police and medics were called around 6:35 p.m. to the 3100 block of East Third Street after a woman said her son was shot and was bleeding profusely.
He was taken by medics to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.
The man told police he shot himself in the 2800 block of East Third Street, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center. The area outside a home near the corner of East Third and Jersey streets was surrounded in yellow police tape.
The man’s name and age were not available.
A woman inside a residence where the shooting happened had a broken nose, and police said it’s under investigation whether the man shot himself.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 11:12 PM
DAYTON — Crews were called late Friday night to a fire at a vacant house.
Flames were shooting from the two-story house when crews were called around 11 p.m. to 917 Lorain Ave.
We are on the way and will update this report as we learn details.
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Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 11:53 PM
JEFFERSON TWP. — Police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a man Friday night as he was was walking on Maeder Avenue.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched around 9:35 p.m. to the 20 block of Maeder Avenue, just off West Third St.
The victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. The stab would is not life-threatening, deputies said.
The incident remains under investigation.