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Pickup found submerged in Loramie Creek; muddy woman found nearby in morning

Published: Sunday, March 19, 2017 @ 7:52 PM
Updated: Sunday, March 19, 2017 @ 11:30 PM

UPDATE @ 11:30 p.m.

A pickup truck, with no one inside, was pulled tonight from Loramie Creek. But it was not the first time today that crews were called to that location.

Crews this morning responded to a report around 7:50 a.m. that a woman was found wet and muddy sitting by the creek, said Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Schaffner. She told deputies she was fishing with family along the bank when her children went back inside the house and that she later fell down the steep bank and became wet and muddy as she climbed her way out. She was taken to WilsonHealth by Houston Rescue, Schaffner said.

Deputies returned to the 5000 block of Houston Road after the truck was reported submerged in five feet of water around 6:30 p.m. in Loramie Creek. How it got there has not been determined.

“Right now, it’s still under investigation,” Schaffner said.

Deputies spoke again to the woman found by the creek in the morning, and she said the pickup had been stolen from her driveway. It had not been reported stolen, and is registered to the woman’s family member, the sergeant said.

Now, deputies want to speak to the registered owner.

In addition to the sheriff’s office, Sidney Fire and Rescue and Houston Fire and Rescue crews responded. Sidney Fire deployed a boat into the water and were able to put a cable around the truck to make sure no one was inside. Meyers Towing pulled the truck out of the water.

UPDATE @ 8:25 p.m.

The car was removed from the water, according to reports.

There was no one inside when it was pulled from the water.


A car was reported submerged in five feet of water in Shelby County.

The car was found in a body of water in the 5000 block of Houston Road.

A boat was launched into the water. It was not clear whether they found anyone inside. We are working to get more information.

Strong storms may threaten Miami Valley today

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 7:17 PM
Updated: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 6:05 AM

A couple rounds of showers and storms today will affect the Miami Valley.

A powerful spring storm system moved through the Central Plains Wedneday night produced strong to severe storms in that region. The storms spread eastward into the Mississippi Valley Wednesday night and will move into the lower Ohio and Tennessee valleys today.

RELATED: Track storms with WHIO Interactive Radar

Showers and storms expected to redevelop in our warm and moist environment for late day and mainly for the evening hours. Storms could become severe with most of the Miami Valley under and "Slight Risk" for severe storms. 

RELATED: Severe storms Thursday afternoon

Damaging winds will be the main threat but large sized hail or even an isolated tornado can't be ruled out. We look to be the most active from 5 p.m. through midnight. Some scattered showers then overnight into early Friday.  

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Stay "weather aware" for the evening hours with the threat for severe storms. 

Showers and a few storms will still be possible into Friday, but the severe weather threat will rapidly decrease early Friday morning.

Woman arrested in Lakeview Ave. stabbing

Published: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 2:06 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 11:37 AM

Pamela E. Burns was taken into police custody in connection with a Lakeview Avenue stabbing on March 30, 2017.

UPDATE @11:37 a.m. 

A woman was taken into police custody in connection with the Lakeview Avenue stabbing Thursday morning. 

Pamela E. Burns is being held at the Montgomery County Jail on a felonious assault charge. 

Burns is also being held on a parole violation, according to online jail records. 


Police and medics have responded to a report of a person stabbed on Lakeview Avenue in Dayton Thursday morning. 

Officers were first dispatched to the 2800 block of Lakeview Avenue around 2 a.m. on initial reports of a fight with people threatening to use knives, according to police scanner traffic. 

The condition of the victim was not immediately known. 

This is the second stabbing reported in Dayton Thursday morning. A man was reportedly stabbed multiple times inside an apartment on Idylwilde Boulevard around 1 a.m. 

We’ll update this page as more details become available. 

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3 arrested in Dayton apartment stabbing

Published: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 1:48 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 10:48 AM

UPDATE @10:51 a.m. 

Three suspects have been taken into police custody in connection with the Idylwilde Boulevard stabbing early Thursday. 

Juan Bell, 41; Alton Herron III, 45; and Hope Hatton, 33, were arrested on North Dixie Drive, according to a police.

 According to the incident report, the suspects forced their way into an apartment where one victim was assaulted, and another victim was stabbed at least twice.

UPDATE @4:06 a.m. 

Josh Chapman, who lives in the building, said he  went to the apartment after he heard yelling and screaming. 

“The gentleman was lying on the floor bleeding from both legs,” he said. “He was stabbed in both legs.”

INITIAL REPORT @1:48 a.m. 

One person has reportedly been stabbed multiple times inside an apartment on Idylwilde Boulevard in Dayton Thursday morning. 

Police and medics were dispatched to the 3400 block of Idylwilde Boulevard around 1:05 am. on initial reports of a man stabbed. 

Initial reports indicate the victim was stabbed multiple times, but his condition was not immediately known. 

A witness who lives in the complex told our crew he heard a disturbance inside the victim’s apartment and a few people leave the scene before police arrived. 

We’ll update this page as new details become available. 

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Idylwilde Stabbing Mar 30, 2017 - 1:48 AM

UPDATE: Deputies seek vehicles stolen from Preble County homicide scene

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 10:17 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

UPDATE @ 10:53 a.m. (March 30):

Sheriff’s deputies have released additional information on the two vehicles they are searching for in connection to the death of Travis Bourne, 34.

Deputies are searching for a silver four-door 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier with Ohio plate GVF4919 and a grey two-door 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo with Ohio plate EEN3387.

Investigators are looking for anyone that may have had contact with the victim over the weekend or may have information on the investigation.

Information can be left on the Preble County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 937-456-6262 or online at

UPDATE @ 4:26 p.m.The death of 34-year-old Travis Bourne, found dead in his home Tuesday night, is being investigated as a homicide and the Preble County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two vehicles that were taken from the residence.

As a result of the discovery and theft, the sheriff’s office is reaching out to the public for information.

New Paris police officers were dispatched around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday to Bourne’s residence in the 500 block of Cardinal Hill Drive on a welfare check, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

Family members had asked for the check because Bourne had not been heard from in a couple days.

Officers found him deceased. The sheriff’s office has not released any details about a possible manner or cause of death.

Police and deputies remained at the residence nearly six hours, processing the scene for evidence. Investigators maintained the scene overnight and returned late this morning to collect more evidence.

An autopsy has been performed on Bourne. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information about Bourne or what may have happened is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 937-456-6262.

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UPDATE @ 10:45 a.m. 

County property records show Travis Bourne owns the home on Cardinal Hill Drive, where a body was found Tuesday night.  

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We are working to learn about this death. 


NEW PARIS — The Preble County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death on Cardinal Hill Drive in New Paris. 

The county coroner’s office will perform an autopsy Wednesday morning.