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Suspected porch package snatcher arrested in Miamisburg ID’d

Published: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 3:37 PM

Man caught in Miamisburg stealing packages from porches

UPDATE @ 8:55 a.m. (Dec. 20):

The man arrested on suspicion of stealing packages from a home on Lawrence Avenue has been identified by jail records.

William Alcorn, 31, of Miamisburg, was arrested in the 400 block of Lawrence Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of theft and possession of drug abuse instruments.



A man suspected of stealing packages from a home on Lawrence Avenue in Miamisburg was arrested after police found him in possession of the packages and other items, according to Miamisburg Sgt. Jeff Muncy.

“It appears that’s what he was doing,” Muncy said.

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Officers responded to the area after receiving a call from a citizen reporting the suspicious activity and when police arrived the suspect was carrying a trash can full of clothing and the packages from a house down the street, Muncy said.

The call was made around 2:45 p.m.

Muncy also said the suspect had a half-empty bottle of vodka and suspected heroin needles in him possession.

Officers said they are familiar with the suspect, but his identity has not been released.

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Winter storm: Freezing rain, sleet and snow taking aim at region

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 7:34 PM

Spring may be about to arrive, but winter will not give up without a fight. A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect for all of the Miami Valley at 8pm Tuesday and continue through much of Wednesday. A wintry mix Tuesday will change to snow by evening and increase in coverage and intensity Tuesday night. Snowfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches will be likely, with isolated higher amounts.

Spring will officially arrive at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature. A winter storm is taking aim on the Miami Valley and will bring a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow to the region over the next 48 hours. 

RELATED: Winter Weather Advisory in effect 

Precipitation is expected to develop early Tuesday morning across the far southern Miami Valley and spread northward toward I-70 by daybreak. Much of the precipitation will fall as rain, but as temperatures drop toward daybreak, a band of freezing rain is possible.

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The morning commute may not be too bad, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. 

"The last few days of mild temperatures has helped push road surface temperatures well above freezing. That means that main roads should just be wet early Tuesday," he said. "However, elevated surfaces like cars, bridges and decks could become slippery."

SEE: WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

But the wintry weather won't be over yet. 

A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect as of 8 p.m. Tuesday and continue until 8 p.m. Wednesday. A break in the precipitation is expected midday Tuesday before returning in the evening. As temperatures drop after sunset, snow will become the primary form of precipitation and it will increase in coverage and intensity Tuesday night, Elwell.

"Snowfall amounts will generally range from 2 to 4 inches by mid-morning Wednesday," Elwell said. "But isolated higher amounts are possible.

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This is something we'll have to watch closely as new model data comes in." 

Motorists should prepare for a slow morning commute Wednesday with improving conditions in the afternoon, he said.

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Kettering residents can learn about neighborhood crime with a mouse click

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 11:23 PM

Lyn Grant has gotten comfortable during the nearly 40 years she has lived in Kettering.

But she's not naive enough to allow her comfort to lull her into unrealistic feelings of safety. 

"I've notice the neighborhood changing a little bit," Grant told News Center 7's Lauren Clark on Monday evening. "We had a car stolen once." 

To keep tabs on her neighborhood and its surroundings, Grant said she'll probably make use of a new online  crime-mapping tool the police department is offering in partnership with LexisNexis Risk Solutions "to be aware, to be on the lookout." 

The tool, Community Crime Map, makes information easily available for Grant and her neighbors who want to monitor crime. 

According to Kettering police officials, Grant and people like her inspired the department to partner with LexisNexis to create the crime-mapping tool. 

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It's easy to use: 

 * Either enter your ZIP code or select OH-Kettering from the pull down list of communities 

 * You can also search by date range and event 

 * All incidents in the area you select will display on the map by type of crime 

 * The Data Grid tab displays crime information by incident type, date, location 

 * The Analytics tab displays graphs and charts of crimes by type, by day of the week and time of day 

 * In the top right corner of the page, you can sign up for daily, weekly or monthly crime alerts by incident type 

Residents also can sign up to receive crime alerts and neighborhood watch email reports of recent crimes from the police department. 

Miami Twp. recently contracted with LexisNexis to provide the service. Troy in Miami County and Bellbrook in Greene County are doing the same. 

If your community has partnered with LexisNexis, you too can find out crime data for where you live.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to

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Power restored after tree falls on power lines

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 8:53 PM
Updated: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 10:42 PM

UPDATE @ 10:39 p.m.:

Power has been restored to the nearly 200 DP&L customers who were without power Monday night, according to the DP&L Outage Map.

A tree had fallen on power lines around 6:30 p.m. on Jaysville-St Johns Road in Greenville.

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Almost 200 DP&L customers are without power because of a fallen tree in Greenville Monday night. 

A large tree fell on DP&L power lines around 6:30 p.m. on Jaysville-St Johns Road north of US-36, according to dispatchers.

>>Winter storm: Freezing rain, sleet and snow taking aim at region

The scene has been cleared but DP&L is working to restore power, according to DP&L spokesperson Mary Ann Kabel.

DP&L expects power to be restored around midnight but could change as progress is made, Kabel said.

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One vehicle on fire after accident in Dayton

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 9:30 PM

Crews have responded to a two vehicle injury accident at West Hillcrest Avenue and Piccadilly Avenue in Dayton around 9 p.m. Monday night. 

>>Crews called to house fire in Xenia on Glen Kegley Drive

One vehicle is reportedly on fire, according to dispatchers. 

We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.

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