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Two arrested in multiple Xenia SWAT stings

Published: Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 5:46 AM
Updated: Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 11:33 AM

Standoff ends on Stevenson Road

UPDATE: @ 2 p.m.

The Greene County Regional SWAT team arrested Andrew Lott and Nicole Keeton during today’s stings. Officers were originally sent to Stevenson Road in Xenia and after clearing that property they moved to another Xenia property on W. Richard Drive where they found Lott and Keeton.  

Andrew Lott and Nicole Keeton

Lott had an active arrest warrant for a felony weapons violation and Keeton also had warrants for her arrest. On Wednesday Lott was observed by a law enforcement officer driving a vehicle and he fled from officers causing them to end the chase for safety concerns.

UPDATE @ 11:35 a.m. 

Greene County Sheriff’s Office received information that a person wanted for felony weapons violations was located at an address on Stevenson Road, said Capt. Steve Lane of the Xenia Police Division.

After obtaining a search warrant, Greene County Regional SWAT, Greene County Sheriff’s deputies and Xenia police went to the residentce to serve the search warrant, Lane said. 

Law enforcement officers determined the person was no longer in the residence. 

“At this point we are continuing to investigate and seek his whereabouts,” Lane said. 

Lane confirmed residents should not be concerned or worried. 

“There’s no reason to believe he’s in this area any longer,” Lane said.

UPDATE @ 9:17 a.m.

The Stevenson Road standoff in Xenia has ended. 

The house was reportedly empty, according to sources. 

We are working to bring you more information on why Greene County Regional SWAT surrounded the home early Friday.

UPDATE @ 7:55 a.m. 

Multiple law enforcement agencies including the Greene County Regional SWAT continue to surround a home on Stevenson Road, as a standoff with a wanted person continues. 

Initial reports from the scene indicate crews have deployed tear gas canisters and a robot to enter the home. 

SWAT surrounds Xenia house on Stevenson Rd.

Additional details remain unavailable. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more.

UPDATE @ 6:10 a.m. 

The Xenia Police Division, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, and the Greene County Regional SWAT have surrounded a home on Stevenson Road in an attempt to locate a wanted person believed to be at the house. 

Investigators said an individual who is believed to be at the house is wanted on felony charges for weapons violations. The wanted person, who investigators did not immediately identify, has recently fled from law enforcement multiple times. 

(Marshall Gorby/STAFF)

In addition to attempting to locate the wanted person, police, deputies, and SWAT are working to execute a search warrant at the house. 

Wilberforce University and Central State University, located within a few miles of the standoff, have been notified of the situation, but are not on lockdown according to investigators. 

(Marshall Gorby/STAFF)

Scanner traffic from the scene indicates SWAT has deployed tear gas canisters into the house before 6 a.m. 

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

FIRST REPORT

We’re working to learn more about police activity on Stevenson Road in Greene County. 

SWAT members and deputies have surrounded a house on Stevenson Road north of Silvers Drive. 

According to scanner traffic, negotiators are giving commands to the occupants to come out of the home and deputies have a warrant for their arrests. 

Deputies have been in the area “for most of the night,” according to a dispatcher, but details surrounding the investigation were not immediately available. 

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

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Police: Laid-off worker steals work truck from Vandalia business

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 12:10 PM

DeAngelo Byrd/Staff
DeAngelo Byrd/Staff

A worker who was recently laid off stole a work truck from his former employer and was later arrested during a traffic stop, according to Vandalia police. 

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Officers responded to Jones & Frank at 7468 Webster Street in Vandalia around 11 a.m. Friday on reports of a work vehicle that was stolen. 

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The vehicle was followed by an officer from Montgomery County into Miami County, before it was stopped near New Carlisle, investigators said. 

The driver, who was not identified, was taken into custody. There were no injuries and the vehicle was not damaged, police said.

Additional details were not available. 

Local toy drive: FLOC partners with The Shopping Bag to help area children in need

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

For Love of Children or (FLOC) is partnering with The Shopping Bag to make sure underprivileged children in the Miami Valley have a Christmas to remember.

The Shopping Bag is located at 3109 Far Hills Avenue in Kettering and will be a drop of location for new toys to benefit FLOC’s annual Christmas for Kids program.

Fairhaven Church partners with the LEC to provide a Christmas for the less fortunate

From December 15, through December 22 if you drop off a new unwrapped toy to the Shopping Bag you will receive a gift card to the store. (One per family) 

"The FLOC toy shelves are very barren this year, but the need has increased". Said Beth Mann, President of the FLOC Board of Directors. 

"The partnership with The Shopping Bag and the good people of the Miami Valley will guarantee a very Merry Christmas for the hundreds of families we serve."

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The Shopping Bag will also match all toy donations and toys will be given to FLOC on December 22 in time to be distributed for Christmas.

"When made aware FLOC was in need of toys this close to the holidays, we jumped at the chance to help because the holidays are more about giving than receiving. Hearing children would possibly not have a gift under the tree, our team said this couldn't be and we had to step into action.' Said Lauren Murphy-Zahora, President of The Shopping Bag. 

"The Shopping Bag appreciates the opportunity to do our part in making Christmas extra special this holiday season for children throughout the Miami Valley." Lauren added.

The mission of For Love of Children, is to provide financial, educational, and advocacy support to youth throughout the Greater Dayton Area. FLOC began servicing area children in 1980, and has grown into an industry of volunteers who are passionate about caring for neglected and abused children, children in foster care, and children in need of community resource. You can find more information at FlocDayton.org

The Shopping Bag was created in 2012 with an online presence. After achieving a strong national following the Shopping Bag expanded and opened its flagship store in Kettering, Ohio in 2017. For more information you can visit TheShoppingBag.com.

Car crashes into pole, catches fire in Dayton

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 2:09 AM
Updated: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 2:35 AM

Car strikes pole, bursts into flames

A loud explosion could be heard as a car burst into flames after crashing into a pole in Dayton early Friday.

The crash was reported around 1:45 a.m. at the intersection of James H. McGee Boulevard and Germantown Street.

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A spare tire exploded when the car caught fire, according to fire officials. 

When firefighters arrived, the occupants had fled. No one was in the car when it caught fire.

MercyPets aims to help alleviate child hunger

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 10:26 AM

Washington Post photo by Marvin Joseph.
HANDOUT/Marvin Joseph
Washington Post photo by Marvin Joseph.(HANDOUT/Marvin Joseph)

A new organization launched by Rev. Satish Joseph from the Immaculate Conception Church aims to assist in child hunger, by taking a portion of the money you would spend on your pet and putting that same amount toward fighting child hunger.

“I decided to make a commitment, because there was no limit to to what I would spend on Tutu,” Joseph said, referring to the dog he received as a Christmas gift in 2010.

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Joseph said he worked with the Dayton Foundation to launch MercyPets and in less than a week the organization has raised $20,000 for hungry children.

The mission of the non-profit group is to inspire pet lovers to commit donating a matching percentage of their pet expenses to help fight child hunger.

“If everybody gave one percent of what they spent - one percent - that would add up to $61 million,” Satish said.

For more information on how you can help visit mercypets.org