8 cellphones stolen before Piqua pursuits, getaway vehicle scorched

Published: Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 3:02 AM
Updated: Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 5:33 AM

Stolen pick-up truck pursuit on I-75 into Dayton

UPDATE @5:16 a.m. (Sept. 1)

Eight cellphones, in addition to an undetermined amount of cash, were taken in the overnight burglary at a Cricket Wireless Store on North Main St. that occurred earlier this week, according to Piqua police. 

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The incident resulted in two separate police pursuits, with the suspects in stolen vehicles, each lasting 40 minutes with speeds up to 100 mph. Both vehicles were located by police after the suspects fled on foot, with one of the vehicles, a stolen Mustang, having been set on fire in Dayton. 

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The suspects, who are numbered between six and 10, still remain at large, according to officials. 

UPDATE @ 3:42 p.m. (Aug. 28)

Between six and 10 suspects used two stolen vehicles and one large brick to break into a Piqua cell phone store, police said.

The group left with an undetermined amount of cash and cell phones. The stolen vehicles, from Miami County, were located a few blocks from the Cricket store and both fled north to Dayton.

All the suspects remain at large after two police pursuits ended in Dayton.

UPDATE @ 8:50 a.m. (Aug. 28)

Two vehicles involved in separate police pursuits following a Cricket Wireless burglary were stolen. 

Each chase lasted 40 minutes with speeds up to 100 mph and ended in separate places. One chase ended at the 100 block of Helena St, and the other Rosedale and Riverview in Dayton. 

The occupants in both vehicles fled on foot and eluded police. 

We will continue to update this story as we find out more information. 


PIQUA — Multiple law enforcement agencies have engaged in the pursuit of two vehicles after a burglary at the Cricket Wireless store on North Main Street was reported early Monday, according to scanner traffic.

Local and state police are chasing a pickup truck and a Ford Mustang, according to scanner traffic. 

At least one of the pursuits reached speeds up to 100 mph. 

A witness called our newsroom and reported that sometime after 2 a.m., up to 10 Ohio State Highway Patrol cruisers were seen on Interstate 75 south. 

We will keep you posted on this developing story.   


Snakes die as a result of Englewood garage fire

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 2:54 AM

SCENE: Snakes die in Englewood garage fire

Snakes are among the animals that died after a garage fire occurred in Englewood early Monday morning.

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Crews responded to the 4500 block of Roblar Hills Drive around 1 a.m. on a fully involved detached garage fire, per initial reports.

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The garage, which was used as a work station, had animals, a vehicle, and propane tanks inside, which were all lost during the fire, according to fire officials.

No one was hurt as a result of the fire and damage estimates are unknown, but crews say the garage is a total loss.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 3:56 AM
Updated: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 12:38 AM

Police are on scene where a female juvenile hit was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital with minor injuries.
Police are on scene where a female juvenile hit was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital with minor injuries.

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  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction Nov. 29 - Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.


  • SR 705 near Groff Road, Daily lane closures Nov. 27 - Dec. 11 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 121 between SR 726 and New Madison-Coletown Road, ROAD CLOSURE Nov. 20 - Dec. 22. The official detour is: SR 722 to US 127 to SR 503
    • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, Daily lane closures Nov. 27 - Jan. 1 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. One lane will be open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers. 

    Clouds and more snow expected over coming days

    Published: Saturday, December 09, 2017 @ 5:19 AM
    Updated: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 4:50 PM

    The chance for more snow is returning to the Dayton area as we head through the work-week.

    Mainly clear skies are expected this evening, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures will fall into the 20s.

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    • Clouds return tonight
    • Chance for snow returns this week
    • Low temperatures remain

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    Overnight: Clouds build in overnight, which will be cold with lows in the lower to middle 20s.

    Monday: Mostly cloudy skies are expected with highs in the middle to upper 30s. There is the chance for a passing light rain shower in the afternoon, but most look to stay dry with a better chance for snow coming overnight into Tuesday. 

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    5-Day Temperature Trend(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

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    Tuesday Lake-effect snow showers are expected. Highs will be in the upper 20s.

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    Wednesday: A few flurries are possible. It's also going to be a cold day, with morning temperatures in the middle teens. Highs will only be in the middle to upper 20s. 

    Thursday: The chance for more snow returns with highs in the middle 30s.

    Friday: A few flurries are possible with highs in the lower 30s.

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    ‘Miracle baby’ takes first steps after surviving double-fatal crash

    Published: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 11:17 PM

    'Miracle baby' survives double-fatal crash

    A 14-month-old, the lone survivor of a crash that killed two family members, escaped the wreckage with only a few scrapes.

    The baby, Harlyn, was in her car seat when a pickup truck went off State Route 380, flipped, and slammed into a tree on a local campground. Her grandfather, 49-year-old Carl Perry and great grandmother, 73-year-old Linda Davis, were killed.

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    Not only did Harlyn escape with only a few scratches, her family said after getting home from the hospital Saturday night, she walked for the first time.

    “Thankful doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel,” said Trey Culp, Harlyn’s father.

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    Lynn Perry, whose husband and mother were killed in the crash, said Harlyn is a “miracle baby.”

    The family is now seeking answers after two members of their family were killed.

    “They were both great people and they shouldn’t have been taken out of the world like this,” Kia Coates said.