Suspect in two Dayton car thefts appears in court

Published: Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 11:02 AM

News Center 7 aids police in car theft investigation

UPDATE @ 2:44 p.m. (April 24):

Jason Bishop was arraigned by video in Dayton Municipal Court on two counts of grand theft auto. No plea was entered. The judge set $10,000 cash or surety for bond.

Bishop will be due back in court April 28.

UPDATE @ 12:28 p.m. (April 24):

The man accused of stealing a woman’s car before witnesses chased him and held him down until police arrived is now facing charges.

Jason Bishop, 39, is charged with two counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle.

One of those counts stems from Friday’s incident, where he is accused of stealing Kelsey Puterbaugh’s vehicle while it was left running in a driveway on Pleasant Avenue in Dayton.

According to a court affidavit, Puterbaugh and several other people went out looking for the vehicle and located in approximately an hour and a half later.

Witnesses were able to detain Bishop until police arrived on South Gettysburg Avenue, where the vehicle was located.

Bishop also is accused of stealing a vehicle at another location on Stanley Avenue in Dayton, according to court records.

The 39-year-old is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Monday afternoon in Dayton Municipal Court.

UPDATE @ 4:21 p.m. (April 21):

Police have identified the man taken into custody during this morning’s incident as Jason Bishop, 39.

Bishop was taken to a local hospital following his arrest and was released and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on a parole violation, police said.

We’re working to learn what charges may come from today’s incident.


News Center 7 was on the scene as a man was seen running from a crashed vehicle and several other people were chasing after him.

A woman standing near the crashed vehicle said the vehicle had been stolen earlier in the morning.

“It got stolen this morning before I went to work,” Kelsey Puterbaugh told News Center 7’s Adam Marshall. “This my only car,” she said.

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Dayton police confirmed that they believe the vehicle involved in the crash had been stolen by the man police took into custody following the incident around 9 a.m.

We’re working to learn if that man will be facing any charges.

Puterbaugh said they had been driving in the area searching for her car and recognized the vehicle and began following it before the crash happened on South Gettysburg Avenue near Lakeside Drive.

Citizens chase down suspected car thief

Our crew was there as the man witnesses said was driving the crashed vehicle jumped into a nearby body of water. The man then exited the water and walked down Gettysburg Avenue appearing to leave the scene of a crash.

Bystanders tackled the man and held him down until police arrived and detained him.

The man told News Center 7 crews that the people that were chasing him had been following him for no reason and that he didn’t steal the vehicle.

We’ll have the full break down of the events and where the investigation stands today on News Center 7 at noon and 5 p.m.

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Dry time to start the week

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 4:52 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 11:05 AM

Flood advisory until 3:15 p.m. for the following counties:

Clinton, Champaign, Clark, Greene, Montgomery and Warren

Mostly cloudy skies becoming partly cloudy are expected this afternoon. It will be a dry day with highs in the upper 40s. Some spots may get into the lower 50s. It will also be breezy with winds gusting over 25 miles per hour at times.

Quick-Look Forecast:

  • Streams, creeks and rivers may still rise through Sunday.
  • More sunshine to start the week.
  • Rain returns Wednesday and Thursday.

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

TONIGHT: A dry and cool night is expected. Temperatures will drop into the middle 30s.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies are expected with highs in the lower to middle 50s.

TUESDAY: We get back into the upper 50s with mostly sunny skies.

WEDNESDAY: The chance for rain returns in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY: Rain showers are expected with highs in the middle 50s.

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High water blocks some roads; troopers urge driver safety

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 1:54 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 7:23 AM

Narrows Reserve Under Water

Heavy rains made for tough driving conditions Saturday, but high water remains a concern through the weekend.

Lower lying and more rural roads are at a greater risk of flooding, such as Ohio 68 in Beavercreek, and Ohio 725, which is closed until further notice between Peniwit and Lower Bellbrook roads.

>> Swollen waterways prompt flood watch, warnings along Great Miami R., other spots

“We just want motorists to take a little extra time in planning where they want to go,” Sgt. Rod Murphy of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

Anyone planning to head out this morning should be aware of potential flooding that could block your way.

If you see standing water in the roadway, turn around, even if the water appears shallow.

“It’s not worth the risk. It’s better to just safely turn around and find another way,” Murphy said.

Water pushing out of man holes between Xenia Avenue and Pritz Avenue in Dayton Sunday morning.

>> Kasich declares emergency over Ohio flooding

On wet roadways another concern is hydroplaning, when tires lose their grip on the pavement. Motorists in that situation are advised to “just let off the gas, slow down, and try to get to a safe area,” Murphy said.

Late Saturday and early Sunday there were reports of flooding throughout the Miami Valley.

6:42 a.m.: Road was shut down from South and Oxford to Franklin Trenton and Hobart in Franklin

5:23 a.m.: High water reported at Lower Valley Pike in Springfield

3:27 a.m.: High water reported at Wilson Road between Fenner Road and OH-55.

3:05 a.m.: South Valley at US-35 is shut-down due to high water.

1:45 a.m.: April Lane at New Germany Trebien Road and Beavery Valley Road closed.

12:00 a.m.: Upper Bellbrook Road reported having high water.

12:00 a.m.: High water on US-68 and North at Sutton Road caused a vehicle slide off and a police cruiser was damaged.

11:30 p.m.: Hebble Creek was out of its banks in Fairborn in Greene County

11:17 p.m.: A flash flood in Lebanon in Warren County led to multiple road closures throughout the county due to high water, including Morrow-Milgrove Road, Lower Springboro and South Pioneer roads and Corwin Road.

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Flooding and high waters affect roads, homes throughout Miami Valley

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 9:04 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 10:17 AM

Marshall Gorby
(Marshall Gorby)

Flooding overnight is still effecting the area with road closures and house flooding due to high waters Sunday.

>>High water blocks some roads; troopers urge driver safety

  • Stewart Road is closed in Sugarcreek Township between Mead Road and Washington Mill.
  • Lower Bellbrook road is closed between Little Miami and State Route 725.
  • Franklin-Trenton Road at the Norfolk railroad crossing is closed.
  • Lower Springboro Road is closed from Pioneer to Fourth Street in Franklin
  • The 1700 block of East Mason Morrow Millgrove Road to OH-22 is closed.
  • Old Kingsmill Road from the 6900 block to the 7400 block is closed
  • Cones Road at the bike trails is closed in Hamilton Township
  • The 200 block of Corwin Avenue is closed.
  • The 5000 block of Middletown Road at the covered bridge is closed.
  • Franklin-Trenton Road is closed from Martz-Pauline Road to the city of Franklin.

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How to strike back

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 3:50 PM

Strike back

If you were faced with an assault, would you know what to do? 

In a parking lot, on the street, or in your home, you CAN turn the tables on your attacker. 

How to protect yourself when a predator strikes Monday beginning at 5 p.m. on News Center 7.

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