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VIDEO: Springfield street fight caught on tape; victim speaks out

Published: Saturday, April 15, 2017 @ 8:42 PM

UPDATE @ 11:45 p.m. (April 16)

Six juveniles who were involved in a street fight on Friday afternoon in Springfield were arrested and charged with assault and robbery, police said.

Police say the youths attacked two young adult men around 1:10 p.m. on Morgan Street.

One victim spoke out Sunday evening, and said he believes the act was planned. It all started when Kyle Jacks was trying to leave in his car with a friend when he noticed a bike in the middle of the road.

“I was going to pick up the bike, get it out of the road. I was on my may somewhere, needed to get the bike out of the way,” he said. “Guys came off the porch and decided to surround me and my friend.”

The incident was caught on security camera from a home nearby.

“There was spitting going on, all kinds of punching and kicking,” said Jacks, who described injuries to his knees, head and hands.

He said his friend also had injuries to his head and legs, and a broken nose that requires surgery.

The teens, between 13 and 17, were taken to the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center on Friday.

Jacks’ mother, who declined to give her name, returned home to find her son with the police. She said what happened shocked her.

"They took their wallet, their cellphones, it's just terrible," she said. 

Jacks said he's glad it was not worse but said something needs to be done. 

"We have too much violence here in Springfield and that's something that needs to be cleaned up from up top from the police department, from the city, from community service ... everything that needs to go down to help this city be what it used to be," he said.


Six juveniles who were involved in a street fight on Friday afternoon in Springfield were arrested and charged with assault and robbery, police said.

Home security camera recorded the incident that happened around 1:10 p.m. on Morgan Street, which was shared by a resident on Facebook.

Springfield police said six boys arrested were each charged with robbery and assault for taking the wallet and cellphone of one of the two adult men they attacked. The youths were taken to the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center, but it’s not clear whether they are still at the facility.

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Hamilton police investigate shooting death

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 11:06 AM

            Hamilton police investigating shooting on Front Street.

Hamilton police are investigating a shooting in the 500 block of Front Street that led to the death of man over the weekend.

Sgt. Brian Robinson said the incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning and that the shooting is still under investigation.

“At about 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning, officers heard gunshots in the 500 block of South Front Street. Officers found the victim laying on the steps of 503 S. Front St with gunshot wounds,” Robinson said. “The victim was transported by squad, but died at the hospital.”

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He added that, “HPD detectives are and have been actively investigating the case since the incident’s discovery. Based on the circumstances, investigators feel there are more people who have information on this incident that have not come forward.”

Police are asking for people to contact the detective bureau at 513-868-5811 ext.2002 with any information they may have.

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The name of the victim is not being released at this time, and the coroner’s office is expected to complete an autopsy of the victim today.

Missing Florida teen considered in danger, may be with man she met on Facebook

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 1:45 AM

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a Florida teen who is missing and considered to be in danger.

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Victoria Stites, of Palm Bay, is 19, but her mental capacity is lower than her age, Palm Bay police say. She is possibly traveling to Jamaica, New York, with a man she met on Facebook.

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She was last seen Saturday leaving her Palm Bay home, north of Vero Beach, wearing a green shirt and black jeans, and carrying a purple duffel bag. 

She has blonde/brown hair and brown eyes. She is about 5-foot-7 and weighs 135 to 140 pounds. 

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-423-TIPS. 

Man who showed up stabbed to Dayton church remains hospitalized

Published: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

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UPDATE @ 9:03 a.m. (June 26):

The 28-year-old man that showed up to St. Mary Catholic Church in Dayton with a stab wound remains at Miami Valley Hospital being treated for his injuries, according to a spokesperson.

A condition for the man was not able to be released.

UPDATE @ 9:45 a.m. (June 25):

Police in Dayton responded to a reported shooting early Sunday morning, but it turns out a Hispanic male suffered a stab wound, not a gunshot, according to Sgt. Matthew Locke.

The victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment of the injury, which was not considered life-threatening, Locke said.

The emergency dispatch center got two calls related to the incident.

The first call came from the St. Mary Catholic Church on Allen Street where the victim showed up and asked for help.

Locke said the second call came from an address on Church Street, and evidence indicates the stabbing happened on Church Street.

The victim went into surgery and police have not had a chance to interview him.


Dayton police are investigating a shooting Sunday morning, according to Montgomery County dispatchers. 

Crews were sent to the reported shooting in the 100 block of Church Street around 7:24 a.m. 

Initial reports indicate investigators are collecting evidence at the address and found blood on a fence in the area. 

Dispatchers said the number of victims and further details are unknown at this time.

Deputies: Naked, bloody man is suspect in Jefferson Twp. hammer attack

Published: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 10:11 PM
Updated: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 11:45 PM

UPDATE @ 11:45 p.m.

A man was taken into custody tonight after employees at a wastewater treatment facility in Jefferson Twp. reported a naked, bloody man was trespassing.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded around 7:30 p.m. to Clean Water Ltd., 300 Cherokee Drive, and determined the trespasser was the suspect in an earlier felonious assault in the township. Deputies with the assistance of Trotwood and Dayton police searched the complex and were able to find him. They took the suspect into custody without incident, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies responded around 6:15 p.m. to an assault in the 20 block of South Northampton Avenue after one person hit another in the head with a hammer, the sheriff’s office said.

The suspect -- later identified as the man trespassing at the wastewater treatment  plant -- fled and the victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital.

The names of the suspect arrested and the victim were not released.

Deputies said the incidents remain under investigation.


One person was taken into custody tonight after a report of a bloody and naked man at a wastewater treatment facility in Jefferson Twp.

The incident was reported around 7:30 p.m. at Clean Water Ltd, 300 Cherokee Drive, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center. 

It's not clear why the man was bloody and nude, nor why he showed up at the business. 

Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies took one person from the scene to the county jail. 

We are working to learn more about the incident.