Central State University student shot after another robbed 

Published: Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 8:48 PM
Updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 4:16 PM

Multiple investigations ongoing at CSU after shooting

UPDATE @ 4:18 p.m.

Central State students have gathered in the sunken garden on campus to pray, a day after an armed robbery, shooting, and an assault on a police officer were reported at a residence hall. 

UPDATE @ 2:25 p.m.

Central State University Police Chief Stephanie Hill commended her officers and those from other agencies who responded quickly to a shooting incident on campus last night. 

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Hill said at this point, there are several separate investigations being conducted. 

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported armed robbery, and the shooting that happened shortly thereafter. Those two incidents are still considered separate, Hill said. 

Central State student hurt during robbery

“At 8:30 p.m. on Monday evening we received a report of an armed robbery in one of our student dorms,” Hill said. “Upon arrival to investigate that crime, we heard shots fired and officers immediately responded to the first floor of that building.”

The female student who was shot in the leg is stable and "her spirits were high,” according to Hill who spoke with the girl and her family at the hospital. 

Police do not believe she was targeted, as the bullet went through the dorm room wall and struck her in bed. 

A female student was also arrested last night for an assault on Chief Hill, but that incident was completely unrelated to the other investigations, she said. 

There are several suspects in the robbery investigation and Hill confirmed they are students at CSU.

UPDATE @ 12:52 p.m.

A Central State University student suffered a gunshot wound in her leg after a bullet traveled through a wall, and struck her while she was in bed, according to authorities.

Police are unsure if the shooting is related to an attempted armed robbery in the same dorm building that occurred about 15 minutes earlier. 

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The robbery victim reported three CSU students entered their dorm room and demanded marijuana. One of the suspects was armed with a gun. 

As police were investigating the robbery incident, they heard a shot fired and discovered the injured student in another room. 

The robbery victim has identified the suspects, but no arrests have been made at this time. 

In a third incident, the university police chief was assaulted by a student who was taken into custody, according to authorities, however the chief is okay.

Darion Jones was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer. 

UPDATE @5:28 a.m.

A Central State University student was shot in a university dorm after a robbery was reported, according to police scanner traffic.

Three incidents happened on campus Monday night, including the robbery, the shooting and an assault on a police officer.

Police are working to confirm if the robbery and shooting, which happened in the same dorm building, are connected. The female student shot was taken to Miami Valley Hospital where she was listed in stable condition.

No arrests have been made in the shooting or robbery.

The incidents prompted a lockdown on campus.

Darion Jones was arrested at 10:33 p.m. at 1400 Brush Row Road, for assault on a police officer about 90 minutes after the lockdown order was issued. We are working to learn more about that incident.

Darion Jones (Contributed Photo/Greene County Jail)

FIRST REPORT

WILBERFORCE — A Central State University student was injured during a robbery and the campus was put on lockdown after gunfire was heard Monday night.

  • A Central State University female student was injured during a robbery in which officers heard gunfire.
  • The student was taken to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton and is in stable condition, according to a statement released by the university.
  • A woman was arrested on campus in an unrelated incident about  90 minutes after the lockdown was issued

CSU and Wilberforce University were on lockdown ordering students to shelter in place after an incident was reported around 8:30 p.m. inside one of the university buildings.

Crews were dispatched to Foundation Hall II in the 1400 block of Bush Row Road in Wilberforce.

The lockdown order was issued around 9 p.m. after a report of gunfire on campus amid reports that a woman was shot during an attempted robbery. 

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the lead investigative agency on the case, would not confirm those reports and said no information would be released until Tuesday morning.

Law enforcement officers recovered a weapon after searching a nearby wooded area, according to the university statement.

It’s not clear whether police have identified a suspect, and no suspect description was released. A 19-year-old woman was taken into police custody and charged with aggravated assault about 90 minutes after the lockdown was issued, but authorities said the arrest in unrelated to the robbery and shots fired report.

The lockdown was lifted by 11:47 p.m., according to campus police.

There were no other injuries reported, and the incident remains under investigation by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and campus police.

Students on campus tell our crew a woman was carried out of a co-ed freshman dormitory on a stretcher. 

"We saw the girl coming out on a stretcher, crying with things all over her leg and stuff and it was horrible to see," sophomore Jade Irving said. "Afterwards we saw Twitter alerts saying there was an armed robbery and gunshots on campus."

Campus police from Wilberforce and Central State universities, as well as crews from Xenia and the Ohio State Highway Patrol assisted the Greene County Sheriff's Office at the scene.

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Restaurant fire causes road closure in Dayton

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 4:58 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 5:16 AM

A neon sign caught fire outside of the restaurant at 865 North Main Street around 3:30 a.m., according to our first responder.

UPDATE @ 6:15 a.m.:

Crews are no longer at the scene of North Main Street at Miami Boulevard, according to regional dispatch.

INITIAL REPORT:

North Main Street at Miami Boulevard are closed after a small fire at Quincy’s Saturday.

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A neon sign caught fire outside of the restaurant at 865 North Main Street around 3:30 a.m., according to our first responder.

The road was closed as of 4:40 a.m. but crews were working on clearing the scene, according to a Dayton fire chief. 

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3 things to know about Dayton, Wright-Patt and drinking water

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 10:03 AM

Dayton confronts two Mad River well field sites that face contamination threats from contaminants in firefighting foam. One is at the city’s fire training facility site off Springfield Street shown here, and the other is Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, city officials say. The Mad River, right, flows past the Dayton fire training facility. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Dayton confronts two Mad River well field sites that face contamination threats from contaminants in firefighting foam. One is at the city’s fire training facility site off Springfield Street shown here, and the other is Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, city officials say. The Mad River, right, flows past the Dayton fire training facility. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Dayton city leaders said this week they’re concerned about two potential threats to well fields along the Mad River from firefighting foam contaminants.

One potential source of contamination is at the city’s firefighting training center on McFadden near the Tait’s Hill well field. The other potential source of contamination is from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where a tainted groundwater plume was believed to be approaching production wells at Huffman Dam, city and state officials say.

The contaminant is known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.

The city shut down both well fields over the past two years as a precaution, Dayton officials said. The two well fields stand about three miles apart.

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State and city officials say the water is safe and the contaminant has not been found in finished product to consumers.

Here’s a look at key developments this week:

1. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and Wright-Patterson officials say they did not know of the firefighting training center concerns until recent days. Among other actions, the state EPA this week directed Dayton to test treated water at its Ottawa treatment plant near the Mad River monthly for the contaminant beginning March 31, and to determine the source of the contamination. Late last year, the city detected PFAS at less than 10 parts per trillion in a raw water intake at the plant, officials said. The U.S. EPA has a health advisory threshold of 70 parts per trillion for lifetime exposure to drinking water.

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2. Dayton asked area city managers this month to co-sign a letter urging Wright-Patterson and the Air Force to act more quickly to resolve concerns a groundwater contamination plume could reach the Huffman Dam well field. The response to the city request thus far has been mixed.

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3. Dayton, Ohio EPA, and Wright-Patterson authorities most recently met this week in ongoing talks about how to handle groundwater contamination concern.

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Flood watch for entire Miami Valley

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 5:32 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 6:49 AM

A flood watch will be in effect for all counties until 10 a.m. Sunday. Rain develops and may be heavy at times, especially toward the evening. A few thunderstorms are possible in the evening and overnight. Isolated damaging winds and flooding will be the main threat tonight. Rainfall amounts of 1 inch to 3 inches will be possible by Sunday morning. Temperatures will rise into the lower to middle 50s into the evening, then will fall late tonight as a cold front passes.

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  • Rain at times for Saturday
  • Some strong to severe storms possible Saturday night
  • Main threat for isolated damaging winds and flooding
  • Additional 1 inch to 3 inches of rain possible 

TOMORROW: Any rain early will end quickly then clouds linger. Flooding still possible as rivers and streams continue to rise. Highs will be in the lower 50s and it will be windy at times. There will be gradually decreasing clouds through the night and chilly with temperatures falling into the lower 30s. Watch for isolated slick spots late with any leftover standing water. 

MONDAY: There will be a lot of sunshine and mild with highs in the lower 50s.

TUESDAY: There will be mostly sunny skies with mild temperatures in the upper 50s.

WEDNESDAY: Clouds return with the chance for showers. Highs will top out near 60 degrees.

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Ohio investigators test evidence from 14,000 backlogged rape kits

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 4:13 AM

Ohio investigators working to test evidence from 14,000 backlogged rape kits

Nearly 14,000 rape kits were tested by the State Crime Lab after State investigators proposed they would seven years ago.

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The kits provided thousands of pieces of evidence that could lead to suspects but it was difficult to keep up with them all, state leaders said.

New rules went into place in reviewing the kits for evidence to ensure a backlog like this doesn’t happen again, according to state leaders.

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“When agencies submit kits without delay, suspects can be identified faster, taken off the streets sooner and future attacks prevented,” Attorney General Mike DeWine said.

Almost 370 rape kits from Springfield that pointed to possible suspects in 135 cases were once a part of the backlog.

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