Suspect arrested in Huber Heights manhunt that prompted school lockdowns

Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 12:33 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 @ 9:53 AM

Man supposedly had a confrontation with Huber Heights Officer and took off.

UPDATE @ 9:53 a.m. (March 7): 

A 34-year-old man is facing several charges following a manhunt in Huber Heights and Riverside that led to lockdowns at all Huber Heights schools Tuesday. 

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John Lee Burke, 34, was arrested in the 4200 block of Arrowrock Avenue in Riverside by Huber Heights police, according to online jail records. Previously, Huber Heights police said they located and arrested the suspect on Aarrowrock Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

Burke was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on preliminary charges of inducing panic, aggravated menacing and obstructing official business. Burke also had an active warrant for his arrest through the Fairborn Police Department, according to online jail records. 

Additional details were not available. 

John Lee Burke (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

UPDATE @ 5:31 p.m. (March 6):

The suspect who fled police and prompted a lockdown of Huber Heights schools has been located and is in custody. He was found at a residence in the 4200 block of Arrowrock Avenue in Riverside. We will continue to update you with the latest details in this developing story. 

UPDATE @ 4:13 p.m. (March 6):

Police said a man with a warrant for his arrest threatened to shoot an officer multiple times before escaping leading to a multi-jurisdictional search for the suspect.

Officers responded to an incident on Wayne Meadows Circle and when they arrived they spotted the man and approached him.  The suspect was uncooperative and ran into a residence, where he then made the threats toward the officer, Sgt. Charles Taylor with Huber Heights Police said.

The suspect shoved an officer and then a request for additional help was initiated.  It was at that point that the suspect escaped prompting a search for him and a lockdown of Huber Heights schools.

The lockdown at the schools has been lifted, however police are still looking for the suspect.

Officers said they have had sightings of the man, but have not been able to locate him.

UPDATE @ 2:30 p.m. (March 6):

Police officers continue to search for a suspect who reportedly fled from officers in Huber Heights. 

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Scanner traffic indicates officers have moved their search into parts of Riverside, in an area north of Union Schoolhouse Road, near Silver Oak Street, according to multiple reports and our crew on the scene. 

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Additional details are not available. 

UPDATE @ 1:25 p.m. (March 6):

Lockdowns were issued and have since been lifted at all Huber Heights schools following a manhunt for a suspect that fled from officers. 

The lockdowns were issued around 12:30 p.m. and were lifted at all schools shortly after 1 p.m., Huber Heights City Schools said in an online post. 

Additional details have not been released from investigators. It was not known if police have taken anyone into custody. 

UPDATE @ 12:40 p.m. (March 6):

Multiple law enforcement officers are currently searching for a man, possibly armed, who fled from a Huber Heights officer on Wayne Meadows Circle, according to initial reports. 

A K9 officer has been requested and is currently attempting to track the suspect, according to scanner traffic. 

Scanner traffic and callers into this newsroom indicate some schools in the area have been placed on lockdown. Those reports have not been confirmed by representatives with the Huber Heights City Schools.


We’re working to learn more about police activity reported on Wayne Meadows Circle in Huber Heights Tuesday 


Initial reports indicate an armed person fled from a Huber Heights police officer and might have barricaded themselves inside a home, before fleeing on foot. 

Several officers from multiple jurisdictions have responded to the scene. 

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

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Reports: Shots fired towards Dayton officers, police assistance requested

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 10:42 AM

Incident happened near West Second Street & Bungalow Road

A report of shots fired at officers has prompted a large police response in the area of West Second Street and Bungalow Road in Dayton Monday morning. 

Officers requested assistance near the intersection around 10:45 a.m. after shots were fired in their direction, according to police scanner traffic. 

The suspects have reportedly fled in a vehicle and no injuries have been reported. 

It was not immediately known if the officers returned fire. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as new details become available.

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Dayton police, fire rescue cat from tree after community members plead for help

Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 7:56 PM

Cat is rescued from tree near Hospice of Dayton

- UPDATE, 9:02 p.m.: 

The cat has been rescued, according to a Hospice of Dayton spokesperson.

 Dayton fire and police personnel were able to remove the cat from the tree. The cat was said to be healthy and will be taken a local animal facility that accepts stray cats. 


A cat with apparent injuries up in a tree on Hospice of Dayton grounds tonight has some people in the community concerned.

A cat was stuck in a tree near Hospice of Dayton. PHOTO COURTESY OF BETHANY WALKER

There have been posts on social media, including the WHIO Facebook page, and calls to our newsroom from people who want to get help for the animal.

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We reached out to Hospice of Dayton, and officials there said they are working to resolve the issue.

Earlier, police were called to stop citizens from trying to retrieve the cat.

It’s not clear how long the cat has been in the tree.

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Clayton group recognized for making city parks more inviting

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 12:04 PM

            Clayton’s Parks Advisory Commission members were recognized by the city for their talents and for recent events and work at the parks. CONTRIBUTED
Clayton’s Parks Advisory Commission members were recognized by the city for their talents and for recent events and work at the parks. CONTRIBUTED

Clayton leaders praised the work of the Parks Advisory Board, noting that the group has achieved several of its goals the past few years.

Members of the Parks Advisory Commission first met in 2015 with a mission to make the parks of Clayton more welcoming and bring in more events than it had in past. The advisory group is made up Chairman Earl Harlamert, Co-Vice Chair Traci Barnes, Co-Vice Chair Helen Senu-Oke, Jakie McArdle, Lisa Menker and Robin Spiller.

In the years since, the Parks Advisory Commission has accomplished many projects, city leaders said. They have replaced the signs in and around the parks, improved the landscape with work on trees, sidewalks and flowers, and they have helped provide more community events.

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Many popular events for the city include the Labor Day Fireworks, Breakfast with Santa, picnics with bounce houses for children, food, fun and games.

According to city officials at the last council meeting on Thursday, commission members went above and beyond the call of duty, aspiring to bring better service to the community.

Visit the city’s website for further information on the Parks Advisory Commission or contact the Assistant to the City Manager Lisa Brown at (937) 836-3500, extension 113.

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Police: Dayton school bus runs red light, crashes into SUV

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 8:49 AM
Updated: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 9:34 AM

A Dayton Public School bus and a SUV got into a crash

UPDATE @ 11:43 a.m.:

Dayton Public Schools spokeswoman Marsha Bonhart released a statement regarding today’s bus accident. 

"We are aware there was a traffic accident involving a Dayton Public Schools bus this morning in the downtown area. We are waiting on an official report from the Dayton Police Department.”

UPDATE @ 9:30 a.m.:

A crash involving a Dayton Public Schools bus and an SUV has resulted in only minor injuries according to the Dayton Police Department.  

Police report the school bus was traveling South on Ludlow Street and ran a red light causing a collision with a SUV. 

There were about two dozen students on board the bus and two children reported minor injuries, the driver of the bus and the driver of the SUV were uninjured. 


At least two children have been injured in a crash involving a Dayton Public Schools bus in downtown Dayton Monday morning. 

The crash was reported at the intersection of West Sixth and Ludlow streets around 8:40 a.m. 

Initial reports indicate two of the children suffered injuries, but the injuries do not appear to be serious, according to police scanner traffic. 

Additional details were not available. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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