Son’s statements may help police understand Hamilton County homicide 

Published: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 @ 1:40 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 @ 10:56 PM

State trooper shoots homicide suspect in Vandalia

UPDATE @ 10:14 p.m. (July 5):  A 10-year-old boy might be a key to helping police understand what happened when Dana Dubose stabbed his wife to death in her Hamilton County home and was shot to death by a state trooper in Vandalia a few hours later. 

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According to Springfield Twp. police, the child -- who was the son of 32-year-old Princess Brown -- ran to Vanisha Johnson's home in the aftermath of Monday night's slaying. 

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A search of Hamilton County court records shows Dubose and Brown married Aug. 25, 2016. 

"It's just sad that that even happened to her," Johnson told News Center 7's John Bedell of Brown. "Like she didn't deserve that at all." 

According to police, a neighbor called 9-1-1, which brought police to Brown's home after what the boy said: "Mom and them is fighting!" 

(Courtesy/Vanisha Johnson)

The Ohio Highway Patrol is declining to release the name of the trooper who fired the shots that killed Dubose, 36, early Tuesday in the parking lot of a McDonald's in Vandalia. 

The trooper remains on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation and the incident is reviewed by the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office, according to OHP Lt. Robert Sellers. 

Dubose was on parole for domestic violence and having weapons as a felon in Hamilton County. He was released from prison in February 2016 after serving six-and-a-half months with credit for 519 days in jail, according the Ohio Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

He was sentenced to prison in May 2008 for for four years on convictions in Hamilton County for aggravated burglary and violation of a protection order. 

Dubose was initially released in late December 2011 but violated parole and was sent back to prison in July 2013, then released again in March 2014.

UPDATE @ 1:32 p.m. (July 4)

Officers found 32-year-old Princess Brown dead with stab wounds on the floor of a Murat Court home at about 11:58 p.m. Monday, police said in a news release.

UPDATE @ 10:35 a.m. 

A man shot and killed by a state trooper in Vandalia early Tuesday morning was a suspect in a homicide that occurred in Hamilton County late Monday night. 

State troopers identified the man killed as Dana D. Dubose, 36, of Cincinnati. 

Dana D. Dubose, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Around 1 a.m. Tuesday, a state trooper, who was not identified, conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 40 near Ranch View Drive in Vandalia, Lt. Robert Sellers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a media release. While on the traffic stop, another vehicle not related to the traffic stop, a white Chevrolet Cruze, rammed the trooper’s patrol car. 

“The male driver, covered in blood, exited the car and approached the trooper while brandishing a knife,” Sellers said. 

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The trooper gave verbal commands to Dubose as he exited the vehicle and began to walk across a parking lot next to the roadway. 

“The man continued to disregard verbal commands and lunged at the trooper with the knife extended,” Sellers said. “The trooper discharged one round from the service weapon striking the man.” 

Dubose was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Troopers said Dubose was a suspect in a homicide that occurred in Springfield Twp., Hamilton County at 11:58 p.m. Monday. 

A 32-year-old woman was found dead inside a home on Murat Court in Springfield Twp., Hamilton County, police said in a release. The identity of the woman was not available, pending notification of family. 

UPDATE @5 a.m. 

Ohio State Highway Patrol has confirmed a male suspect was shot and killed on East National Road early Tuesday.

A OSHP trooper stopped a vehicle that ran a red light, according to Lt. Robert Sellers. During the traffic stop another vehicle, a white Chevrolet Cruze, crashed into the state trooper’s cruiser.

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After the crash, the suspect got out of the Cruze with a knife, Sellers said. 

When the suspect refused to drop his weapon, the trooper shot the suspect. 

The trooper will be placed on routine administrative leave. 

The trooper has sustained minor injuries from the crash. 

INITIAL REPORT (July 4)

VANDALIA — A shooting was reported at McDonald’s on East National Road early Tuesday. 

The shooting occurred after a 12:47 a.m. Ohio State Highway Patrol traffic stop.

We are working to bring you more information on this developing story. 

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Identity of man fatally electrocuted at Hamilton home released

Published: Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 8:59 PM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 3:06 PM

UPDATE @ 3 p.m.:

David E. Robertson, 67, of Hamilton, was doing chimney work on a house in the 2300 block of Pleasant Avenue when he made contact with a power line, according to Hamilton police.

Robertson was found unresponsive and could not be revived by the Hamilton Fire Department, according to the police report.

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UPDATE @ 1:30 p.m. July 16:

An autopsy was performed today on the man who was fatally electrocuted Saturday afternoon in the 2300 block of Pleasant Avenue in Hamilton, according to the Butler County Coroner’s Office.

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Results are expected to be released Tuesday, officials said. 

Because the incident took place at a residence, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, doesn’t have jurisdiction, said Scott Allen, spokesman for the U.S. Department of Labor.

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He said OSHA only has jurisdiction to conduct an investigation if the accident took place at a business and there was an employee/employer relationship.

FIRST REPORT (July 14):

A man was fatally electrocuted Saturday afternoon around 3:00 p.m. at 2327 Pleasant Avenue, according to a release.

Units from the Hamilton Fire Department responded to a reported electrocution, and upon arrival found a male subject had made contact with power lines while operating on a portable articulating lift.

The equipment was quickly de-energized through the rapid efforts of the Hamilton Electrical Utility Division.

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It was determined that the lift operator did not survive the event and the Butler County Coroner and Hamilton Police Department are investigating the incident.

The man was removed through the cooperative efforts of the employees from the fire, police, and electrical divisions.

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Springfield homicide victim identified 

Published: Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 11:08 PM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 9:37 AM

Units were dispatched to the scene at approximately 10:30 p.m. and found a male victim, reportedly in his 50s, dead in an alley on Clifton Ave. Police said the man was shot multiple times.

UPDATE @ 9:40 a.m. (July 16):

The victim in Saturday’s homicide shooting as been identified as Howard Edley, 70, of Springfield. 

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UPDATE @ 8:20 p.m. (July 15):

Springfield police are still working to learn what led up to the homicide shooting that occurred Saturday evening in the alley of E. Rose Street and Clifton Avenue.

The neighborhood was quiet Sunday afternoon, but Saturday night, police tape, investigators, and police cars swarmed the area. “It’s a bit disturbing. What can occur,” said Michael Carey of Springfield who lives on E. Rose Street.

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He first heard about the news shortly after the victim was found dead. He’s not happy another homicide happened, but he isn’t shocked either. “It’s kind of typical around this whole area because it happens every now and then,” said Carey.

For now, Carey hopes whoever did this will be caught. “I’m just concerned about our well-being.”

UPDATE July 15 @1:09 a.m.:

A shooting that occurred late Saturday night near E. Rose Street and Clifton Avenue has been ruled as a homicide, the Springfield Police Department confirmed.

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Units were dispatched to the scene at approximately 10:30 p.m. and found a male victim, reportedly in his 50s, dead in an alley on Clifton Ave. Police said the man was shot multiple times.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

No suspects have been named at this time. 

FIRST REPORT July 14 @11:08 p.m.:

A male in his 50’s was shot twice Saturday evening at E. Rose Street and Clifton Avenue.

Police crews were dispatched around 10:30 p.m., with detectives and crime scene investigators en route.

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The victim’s injuries are unknown at this time.

We will update this page when more information becomes available.

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Power restored in Clinton County

Published: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 9:01 PM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 8:23 AM

Troy power line fire

UPDATE @8:30 a.m.: Power has been restored.

UPDATE @ 2:13 a.m. (July 16): An estimated 1,154 Dayton Power & Light customers are still without power, according to the utility’s online outage map.

We’re working to find out what caused the outage, which has persisted through Sunday evening.

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UPDATE @ 10:35 p.m.:

DP&L was reporting 1,186 outages, 1,176 of which were in Clinton. Other scattered outages were reported in Logan, Miami (1 each) and in Montgomery (8).

FIRST REPORT:

Thousands of Dayton Power & Light customers are without power this evening.

As of 8:48 p.m., 2,226 are without power in Miami and Clinton counties. 

The following numbers were reported:

  • Clinton: 1,529
  • Miami: 690
  • Montgomery: 6
  • Logan: 1

A Miami County viewer sent WHIO-TV video purporting to show a power line on fire in Troy. 

Nick Kleiner said he was walking along Shaftsburry about 8:30 p.m. when he noticed the power line on fire. It only lasted about five minutes, he said, and ended when an end piece of the line broke off.

Kleiner said it didn’t seem like a lot of damage was done. 

Whether a DP&L crew was dispatched was not certain.

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Ohio infant dies in hot car; 25th child hot car death nationwide

Published: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 6:59 PM

A six-month-old baby girl died inside a hot car Saturday afternoon at Mellert Park in Medina.

The infant was left inside a hot car for two and a half hours at the park, according to a release. This infant girl is the first child this year to die in a hot car in Ohio.

Ohio is ranked number 15 in the nation in child hot car deaths, with 19 fatalities since 1994. The incident that occurred Saturday brings that total up to 20.

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July is also the deadliest month for children dying in hot cars.

Hot car deaths continue to happen because no one believes it can happen to them. Please help raise awareness about these predictable and preventable tragedies, the release stated.

KidsAndCars.org is working hard to make sure the Hot Cars Act of 2017 can be passed quickly so technology will be added to vehicles to help prevent these unthinkable fatalities.

For more information, visit www.KidsAndCars.org.

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