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WATCH: Wild cruiser cam video as shoplifting suspect rams two cop cars

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 7:23 PM
Updated: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 3:21 PM

MUST SEE: Vehicle rams cruiser leading to pursuit in Butler Twp.

UPDATE @ 1:30 p.m. (Nov. 29):

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 26-year-old man police said was involved in a theft and pursuit from the Walmart store on York Commons, according to police.

Tylor Allen Hamm is wanted on charges of theft and felony failure to comply and police said additional charges will be reviewed by a grand jury.
Police said Hamm was the driver in the chase.

Anyone with information on Hamm’s whereabouts is asked to contact police at 937-223-2080.

Tylor Hamm, contributed photo


A male and female, both 26, will likely face several felony charges for damaging two police cruisers while trying to elude capture for being suspected of shoplifting from a Walmart Superstore, Butler Twp. Police Chief John Porter said. 

Porter said the irony is that had they cooperated after being accused of taking "less than $100 worth of miscellaneous items," they probably would have been given summonses to appear in court. Now, the potential stakes are much higher because they triggered a police pursuit that endangered lives, he said. 

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"They escalated into a very, very potentially dangerous situation in a short amount of time," Chief Porter said. The entire incident -- from fleeing the store lot to the crash -- lasted about two minutes, he said. 

How the Incident Began 

Porter said the pursuit began in the parking lot of the Walmart Superstore at North Dixie Drive and York Commons Boulevard, when the man jumped behind the wheel of a blue car and sped off through the parking lot just after 5:15 p.m. 

Butler Twp. police were approaching the car because they had been called to the store on a theft-in-progress call, the chief said. 

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The driver sideswiped the first police cruiser while trying to get out of the parking lot, then backed into a second cruiser after crashing into a Dumpster behind a Hooter's restaurant on Miller Lane. He fled onto York Commons, then onto Benchwood Road as police pursued the car onto Autumn Ridge Drive. 

The male and female were taken to Grandview Medical Center after suffering non-life threatening injuries when they crashed in a wooded area behind a home on Autumn Ridge Drive, which brought the pursuit to an end. 

The officers were not injured, Power said, and the cruisers will have to be repaired. 

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A couple returning to Canada suffered minor injuries when their vehicle was rear-ended in the area of Miller Lane during the incident, Porter said. Police interviewed them, had them checked out medically and released them. 

About the Suspects 

Porter said police believe the male was under the influence of drugs because of his behavior in speeding away from the Walmart. 

It's too early to say whether the drugs were opioids, the chief said, but police also found drug paraphernalia on the female. Police found no weapons, he said. 

Porter said criminal charges could include anything from robbery to felony fleeing and eluding. 

Police Pursuit Policy 

Porter said the incident fit the police department's pursuit policy because the male purposefully hit two police cruisers.

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Jury recommends life in prison for convicted killer of OSU student

Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 6:49 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 12:09 PM

The suspect in the death of OSU student, Reagan Tokes, was arraigned in Columbus Monday morning. After the arraignment, Tokes' father talked to the local media.

UPDATE @ 12:10 p.m. (March 21)

Jurors recommended Wednesday that Brian Golsby, the man convicted of killing OSU student Reagan Tokes, be senteced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Official sentencing will take place at 3 p.m. Wednesday. 


Brian Golsby, the man who was accused of killing Ohio State student Reagan Tokes, was found guilty on all counts in the murder of Ms. Tokes. 

Golsby was convicted of aggravated murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, rape and tampering with evidence. 

On February 8, 2017, Tokes was walking to her car after work in Columbus when police say she encountered Golsby and was later murdered.

Raegan Tokes

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Shooting victim found in vehicle at Butler Twp. hotel

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 9:56 AM

Gunshot victim found in hotel parking lot

A shooting victim was found in a vehicle in the parking lot of Motel 6 on Miller Lane this morning, according to police.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and their condition is not known.

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Police discovered the vehicle around 9:30 a.m.

Officers said they believe the shooting may have occurred in Dayton on Bentley Street, according to initial reports.

We’re working to learn more.

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Winter Weather Advisory continues, Winter Storm Warning issued for some

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 3:57 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:56 AM

Downtown AM Snow 1


  • Winter Weather Advisory continues until 8 p.m. Wednesday for all 
  • Winter Storm Warning issued for Butler and Warren Counties
  • Mix of rain and snow changing to snow overnight
  • 3 to 5 inches possible through this morning

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TODAY: The Winter Weather Advisory continues for all until 8 p.m. Wednesday. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Butler and Warren Counties until 8 p.m. Wednesday as well

Snow is falling steady enough that roads are covered and will continue to take on new snow through the night. “Snow stays pretty widespread with some pockets of intensity through the morning drive”, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. 

Moisture pulls away with this system and some showers should begin to fizzle out towards lunch. 

Winds will be gusty especially north of I-70 early this morning. 20 to 30 mph gusts are possible late this afternoon everywhere once snow stops, which can keep the threat for blowing and drifting.

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THURSDAY: Skies will become mostly sunny, with high temperatures in the low 40s.

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FRIDAY:  Sunny skies to start the day. Clouds will increase in the afternoon. Highs in the low 40s.

>> 5-Day Forecast

SATURDAY: There is a chance of snow in the morning, possibly mixed with rain. A wintry mix or rain will linger into the afternoon. Highs will top out near 40.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

SUNDAY: Skies are expected to clear, with highs in the lower 40s.

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No need for a debit card to use an ATM at this area bank

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 11:55 AM


Fifth Third Bank has launched an app that can be used instead of a debit card at its ATMs.

“Fifth Third is bringing new innovations to customers on a regular basis, and I’m excited that this new feature connects two channels our customers use frequently – our mobile app and Fifth Third ATMs,” stated Melissa Stevens, Fifth Third’s chief digital officer.

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Fifth Third — the largest bank in the Dayton region — said mobile banking is growing, with a 40 percent increase in log-ins to their mobile banking app from December 2016 to December 2017.

Fifth Third has about 2,500 ATMs in its 10-state retail footprint and they all have card-free access.

To use Fifth Third’s ATMs without a debit card, customers tap on the cardless ATM icon in the app, touch anywhere on an ATM screen and scan the code that appears, and then enter their PIN.

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