Report ranks Springfield 5th highest in the country for burglaries

Published: Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 9:17 AM

Springfield Police/Staff Photo
Springfield Police/Staff Photo

A new report ranks Springfield as a city with one of the highest burglary rates in the country but local police say break-ins have dropped significantly in recent years.

The report released by ADT Security Services this week uses FBI crime statistics from 2015.

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Springfield is listed as the city with the 5th most burglaries per 1,000 people in the country. But the ranking doesn’t reflect the trend in local burglaries, Springfield Police Division Capt. Mike Varner said, which have been steadily declining.

“From 2011 through 2016, over the last five years, burglaries have been going down,” Varner said, “and in fact, from 2011 to 2016 burglaries are down 40 percent.”

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In 2011, the city saw 1,615 break-ins, according to data from the Springfield Police Division. That number has been declining since 2011. In 2016, Springfield reported about 960 burglaries.

The break-ins are likely motivated by drugs, Varner said.

“A lot of burglaries are related directly to drugs,” he said. “Persons who are out trying to fund their drug habits.”

For the full story, go to SpringfieldNewsSun.com.

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Drizzle, fog possible tonight; warmer temps return this week

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 5:54 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 10:11 PM

More sunshine is expected in the Dayton area Sunday, and a warm up is in place.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Snow showers have moved out
  • Drizzle, fog possible tonight
  • Warmer temperatures return this week

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DETAILED FORECAST

Tonight: Snow has moved out, but lingering moisture means we could see some drizzle or fog at times tonight, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. Temperatures will continue to drop tonight and overnight, with lows eventually reaching the upper 20s. Due to the dropping temperatures, an isolated slick spot will be possible on the roads. 

>>County-by-County Forecasts

Sunday: Sunshine is expected with highs reaching the middle 40s. 

Monday: Rain returns to the area, and overall it appears to be a rather soggy day. Highs will be in the middle 40s. Highs will climb to the lower 60s. 

Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar

Tuesday: High temperatures will be near 70 degrees but we’ll have a chance for more rain. Rain and even a few storms will be possible in the evening through early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday: Rain to start the day but clouds will break into the afternoon. Given the amount of rain from Monday through Wednesday, flooding will be possible in some areas. Highs on Wednesday will reach the middle 50s. 

Thursday: Mostly cloudy skies with highs expected in the middle to upper 40s. 

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3-car crash reported on northbound I-675

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 7:06 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 7:39 PM

FROM SCENE: Serious crash on I-75 South in Monroe

UPDATE @7:39 p.m.

Officials said a car merging onto northbound I-675 struck another car.

One person was taken to a local hospital, but no serious injuries were reported.

FIRST REPORT

Crews are responding to a reported 3-vehicle crash on northbound I-675 in Washington Twp.

The crash was reported around 6:50 p.m. at Mile Marker 3, just north of Ohio 725.

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Injuries have been reported.

This story will be updated as additional details become available.

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Crash on southbound I-75 in Monroe cleared; all lanes reopen

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 7:34 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 8:17 PM

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UPDATE @8:20 p.m.

All lanes have reopened on southbound Interstate 75 in Monroe and the crash has been cleared.

A video sent to this newsroom showed a red SUV with heavy damage to the front.

Officials said injuries were reported, but the extent of injuries is unknown.

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FIRST REPORT

A crash on southbound I-75 in Monroe has slowed traffic.

The crash, involving a semi-tractor trailer and a SUV, was reported after 7 p.m. about a mile south of Ohio 63. Initial reports indicate several lanes are closed.

Injuries have been reported, but the extent of injuries is unknown at this time.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Firefighters rescue 12 pets from burning house in Franklin

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:38 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 6:10 PM

Franklin house fire

UPDATE @6:10 p.m.

Twelve pets, including 11 dogs and 1 bird, were rescued from a house on fire.

Fire crews said when they arrived on scene of the fire in the 900 block of Turner Lane Saturday afternoon, heavy smoke and flames were showing. All the residents were able to make it out safely, but they advised of the 12 pets trapped in the house. 

Crews initially said 10 pets were in the house.

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Fire crews said the pets were scared and didn’t want to be touched, which made rescuing them difficult. It took about 15 minutes to get the 12 pets out of the house, which are safe and weren’t injured, crews said.

The fire is believed to have started in a wall or on a deck. 

The American Red Cross is assisting the family. The home sustained an estimated $30,000 to $40,000 in damages.

No one was injured.

UPDATE @ 4:50 p.m. 

Firefighters were able to rescue 10 pets from a burning home in Franklin Saturday afternoon. 

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Officials said all 10 of the family’s pets were pulled to safety and were not injured after the fire broke out in a home in the 900 block of Turner Lane around 3:25 p.m. 

The residents and firefighters battling the blaze were also not injured. Crews initially reported possible injuries after a man was found on the porch of the home when emergency units first arrived. Those reports were later deemed unfounded, according to investigators. 

The cause of the fire is unknown and still under investigation, fire officials said.

FIRST REPORT

Fire crews have responded to reports of a house fire in the 900 block of Turner Lane in Franklin Saturday afternoon. 

Firefighters reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the house around 3:25 p.m. 

Initial reports indicate at least one person might have been injured. 

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

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