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Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 3:46 PM
Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 5:23 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 4:02 p.m. (March 9):
The Dayton man accused of stealing an unmarked detective vehicle from the rear lot of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office downtown headquarters was captured at Wright-Patterson Air Force base after a Five Rivers Metroparks Park Ranger spotted the vehicle, court documents show.
Gerald M. Davis, 51, is charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, after police said he allegedly stole the vehicle from the lot at 345 W. Second Street around 3 p.m. Thursday.
The vehicle contained a shotgun and ballistic vest, according to court documents.
A Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office sergeant confronted Davis before he exited the parking lot, but Davis got away, records show.
Davis was eventually arrested at Gate 12-A at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Davis’ bond was set at $2,500 in court Friday.
UPDATE @ 10:35 p.m. (March 8):
A 51-year-old Dayton man who was released from jail this afternoon is back behind bars tonight, accused of swiping a sheriff’s vehicle and driving it to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Gerald M. Davis was returned to the Montgomery County Jail and booked at 4:58 p.m. on suspicion of theft, just three hours after he was released at 1:49 p.m., according to jail records.
He was released when an aggravated arson case against him was dismissed in Dayton Municipal Court. He had been accused of setting small fires the evening of Feb. 26 inside the hallway and lobby of his apartment building at 475 W. Grand Ave., in Dayton.
Shortly after 3 p.m. today, the sheriff’s office issued a BOLO (be on the look-out) for a silver Ford Taurus after the unmarked Montgomery County Sheriff’s vehicle was stolen from the sheriff’s lot. The suspect was described as a white man with gray hair and beard who was wearing a green shirt and red plaid bottoms.
The suspect drove to Gate 12-A at WPAFB, where he was detained and the vehicle recovered by sheriff’s officials.
“My understanding is the individual approached the gate and the guards just delayed him until the civil authorities arrived and arrested him,” said Wright-Patt spokesman Daryl Mayer. “It was very quick.”
At no point was the base locked down. It is not known why the suspect drove there, nor whether he had a connection to the base.
A man who reportedly was just released from jail this afternoon stole an unmarked sheriff’s vehicle.
Law enforcement issued a BOLO (be on the look-out) around 3 p.m. for the vehicle, a silver Ford Taurus, that had been swiped from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office lot. The suspect was described as a white man with gray hair and beard who was wearing a green shirt and red plaid bottoms.
The vehicle later was found, and the suspect detained, at Gate 12-A at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the sheriff’s office confirmed.
The suspect’s name has not been released, nor what charges he faces.
We will update this report as we learn more details.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 12:08 AM
DAYTON — The owner of MJ’s Fish and Chips arrived Saturday to find that someone fired multiple shots into the building.
Surveillance footage from the restaurant at 1600 W. Riverview Ave. showed that just after 1 a.m. a maroon small sport-utility vehicle, possibly a Kia Sportage, slowly drove south in the wrong direction of Paul Laurence Dunbar Avenue. The SUV briefly paused in front of the store before leaving the area.
At 1:45 a.m., Dayton police officers are seen checking the area after someone reported hearing several shots fired.
Police discovered 11 bullet holes: six in the window to the west of the doorway; three in the sign above the door; and two in the door.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 10:04 PM
DAYTON — A Dayton man is jailed on gun-related charges this weekend after police say he threatened a clerk who used a racial slur against him.
Police were called around 9 p.m. Friday to Marathon gas station, 1845 N. Main St., on a report of a man with a gun.
The suspect had already gone, but an officer spotted a man who matched his description walking up North Main Street.
The officer, with backup, apprehended the suspect — identified as 46-year-old Nigel Harrison — at gunpoint, and found a loaded weapon in his waistband, according to a Dayton police report.
The clerk admitted to police he used the N-word against Harrison during an argument after he accused Harrison of shortchanging him.
According to the police report, Harrison left the store, but came back inside and was yelling, making shooting gestures with his hand. At one point he pulled a gun out of his waistband and held it next to his leg, the report stated.
Harrison was booked on suspicion of felonious assault and carrying concealed weapon. He is set to be arraigned Monday in Dayton Municipal Court.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 3:51 PM
DAYTON — Parents of a 10-month-old girl revived with Narcan had several other run-ins with police in previous months involving drugs.
Medics and police responded July 15, 2017, to a report of an unresponsive 10-month-old in the 200 block of Billwood Road in Dayton. They had to administer Narcan, an overdose reversal drug, to revive her.
Police charged her parents with felony child endangering, after police say 27-year-old Carmen Lovely and 30-year-old Andrew Reboulet tested positive for fentanyl, a drug also found in the baby's system. It’s not clear how the baby came in contact with the deadly drug, but experts say even a tiny bit of powder on her skin could have been enough to put her in shock.
Dayton police records from 2017 alone show a history of drug-related incidents involving the girl’s parents.
In January 2017, police used Narcan to revive Reboulet. The next month, they revived Lovely. After they found her battered and partially clothed, officers wrote: “It appeared as she had been thrown from a vehicle after overdosing.”
In mid-May both parents were with their children at an elementary school. Police arrested Reboulet after they say he drove under the influence with his kids in the car. Officers wrote that Reboulet “almost fell with the baby in his hands. Baby with possible injuries from being dropped on head. (Parents) are screaming at the little boy, like it was his fault that the baby is injured.”
Police took Reboulet to jail, and medics took the infant to the hospital. Less than two months later, medics had to revive the infant.
When asked why the couple still had custody of the baby at the time she was exposed to fentanyl, a Montgomery County Children Services spokesperson could only say: “We do have a current open case in this matter.” Case workers were not able to say when the case was opened nor where the children are now.
Both parents pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Reboulet did not get time in prison but was sent to the alternative MonDay Program.
Lovely will be sentenced April 9.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 5:35 PM
Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 7:34 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 7:34 p.m.
University of Dayton officials released a statement tonight regarding the decision to clear the large crowds in the student neighborhood.
“University of Dayton police and Dayton police determined that a large crowd blocking Lowes Street, throwing objects at police and others and not responding to police commands, presented an extremely dangerous situation on Saturday afternoon. Police orders to clear the street were not successful and police were withdrawn for safety reasons. Additional UD and Dayton police officers were called and moved to clear the street about 6:30 p.m. The street was cleared in about a half hour without incident. No one was arrested during the dispersal. A strong police presence will be in the student neighborhood Saturday night and on Sunday and if a similar crowd gathers, it will be ordered to disperse.”
UPDATE @ 7 p.m.
Police turned out in riot gear to disperse the St. Patrick’s Day revelry in the streets of the University of Dayton student neighborhood after students started throwing bottles and rocks at them, police said.
As police in crowd control gear were getting ready to walk down the street, a huge cheer went out for a Domino’s pizza delivery driver who brought a couple pies to a house nearby.
Other students started yelling at an officer who got out of the back of a SWAT vehicle. The officer said he’d rather be celebrating himself or at home watching NCAA tournament games.
UD police clearing out Lowes Street pic.twitter.com/YgyaO4PAqT— James Buechele (@JBuecheleWHIO) March 17, 2018
With the streets clear and most students inside their homes, police were walking the streets, ordering stragglers who remained in yards and porches to go inside.
UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m.
Police cleared the streets of people in the student neighborhood, which were filled with a couple thousand students celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.
Officers in crowd-control gear were walking the streets, ordering students who remain outside to go indoors and lock their doors.
Thousands of students are in the streets and front yards this afternoon, defying orders to leave or go inside.
The University of Dayton students, most wearing green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, took to the student neighborhood mostly in the Kiefaber Street area.
Dayton and University of Dayton officers in riot gear with shields in front blocked the street, using a loudspeaker to order students to return to their homes or leave the area.
There were earlier reports of students throwing bottles, rocks and firecrackers, with some hitting officers according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.
Vehicles were getting damaged, and some students had on football padding.
Around 5:30 p.m., there were 26 Dayton police cruisers with numerous Dayton police in riot gear. This was in addition to campus police on scene. There also were reports that police may be readying gas masks, possibly to deploy tear gas, according to scanner traffic.