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Dayton carjacking suspects connected to fatal shooting

Published: Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 10:37 AM

A Dayton Police Officer is in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a stolen car smashed into their cruiser.

UPDATE @ 1:47 p.m. Nov. 17

Dayton police have connected these two men, Isaiah Youngblood and K Lone Dashawn Snowden, both 18, to the shooting death of John Madden III, 24.

UPDATE @ 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14

Two people were arrested in connection to the carjacking that led to a crash involving a Dayton police cruiser Sunday morning.

Isaiah Youngblood and K Lone Dashawn Snowden, both 18, are being held in the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of receiving stolen property. Snowden, who is also facing a previous receiving stolen property charge, is a student at Meadowdale High School, according to the Dayton police report.

Police said a pellet gun was used in the aggravated robbery in the 1500 block of Sundale Avenue.

The vehicle, a white 2006 Chrysler 300, was taken from a 38-year-old man, according to the police report.

UPDATE @ 5 p.m. (Nov. 13)

A Dayton police officer was hurt after a man driving a stolen vehicle crashed into his cruiser this morning in the area of Germantown Street and Ruth Avenue.

Officers were pursuing the vehicle, which had been taken in a carjacking on Sundale Avenue, when the vehicle tried to turn at Ruth Avenue and struck an officer’s cruiser as the officer was responding to the area, according to Dayton Sgt. Creigee Coleman.

The officer was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening, Coleman said.

The driver of the stolen vehicle ran from the crash but was eventually located and taken in for questioning. Coleman said he was not hurt in the crash.

Four other people who were in the stolen vehicle were taken to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment of injuries.

Coleman said officers found a pellet gun that was in the possession of the driver of the stolen vehicle. He said the gun looks just like a real handgun and it was used in the carjacking on Sundale Avenue.

“This was a successful apprehension without the use of guns, without the use of violence, and without the use of force by the police,” Coleman said.

The identities of those involved have not been released.

UPDATE @ 10:49 a.m.

At least one person has been detained and two people were sent to the hospital from a crash involving a Dayton police cruiser.

Germantown Street is closed to traffic from Eleanor to Ruth avenues.

The Dayton police cruiser was heavily damaged in the crash.

Police had one male in handcuffs at the scene.

We’re working to gather more details.


Police in Dayton are investigating after a crash occurred in the area of Germantown Street and Eleanor Avenue.

The crash was reported around 10:15 a.m.

Early reports indicate a driver involved ran from the wreck and police were setting up a perimeter.

We’re working to learn more about what happened.

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Arrest made at scene where multiple vehicles were hit by rocks on WB U.S. 35 in Dayton

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 10:44 PM
Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 9:49 AM

Multiple vehicles hit by rocks on WB U.S. 35 in Dayton

Nearly 20 motorists pulled over Saturday night in Dayton after their vehicles were struck by rocks while they were traveling west on U.S. 35.

Dayton police arrested one male juvenile at the scene, who admitted throwing rocks according to a Dayton police report. The boy was taken to the Juvenile Justice Center, where he was booked on several counts of vandalism. He said he had an accomplice, another male juvenile, but it was not clear whether that youth was arrested as well.

Thomas Acco of Jefferson Twp. and his girlfriend had just dropped off their children and were headed home when a rock came through the front of the windshield.

“I was in shock that someone would play with someone’s life like this,” he said.

“Glass just flew everywhere. We had a little swerve contest with the car in front of us — their windshield got hit also. We just pulled to the side and it was like 15, 20 cars lined up to the side all with damage.”

Motorists line up along westbound U.S. 35 May 26, 2018, just before the South Smithville Road exit after their vehicles were struck by rocks.(JAMES BUECHELE / STAFF)

Dayton police Lt. Chris Malson said there are no suspects, but plenty of victims.

“We got a report of multiple cars, approximately 18 of them, that were hit with rocks as they were driving westbound on U.S. 35 near Woodman (Drive),” he said. “All the calls came within about five minutes of each other.

The Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center said they received starting at 10 p.m. The last one received was at 10:29 p.m.

One of the victims was Susan Myers of Lima who was headed back home with her husband, riding in the front passenger seat.

“We heard a loud bang and looked up and saw the damage on the windshield,” she said. “We immediately pulled over and noticed that there were several cars ahead of us also pulled over with their hazard lights on.”

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There are no reports of injuries, but Myers said they were shaken and now have to deal with broken glass inside the car and their insurance company.

Tony Gerardi of Xenia said he was driving home from visiting friends in Dayton when his car was struck.

“I hope police get them. I’m safe, thank God,” said Gerardi, “I don’t know why someone would do something like that.”

Earlier Saturday, around 4:45 p.m., another two motorists, one from Illinois and one from Dayton, reported their windshields were struck by rocks. At least one of the windshields shattered just when they went under a bridge. They told police the rocks appeared to come from the north side of the highway but were not able to see the culprits. Police officers found a pile of rocks laying on the side of the highway before the South Smithville Road exit, according to a Dayton police report.

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Naked man spotted walking along Heincke Road in Miamisburg

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 3:03 PM

A naked man was spotted this afternoon walking along Heincke Road.

Police were alerted around 2 p.m. to the report of the streaker by two 911 callers.

“I’m on Heincke Avenue in front of the post office in Miamisburg and there is a pedestrian walking totally naked up the sidewalk,” said one caller who said the man appeared to be in his 40s or 50s.

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“We have on Heincke Street in Miamisburg just across from the Wendy’s, we have a butt-naked man walking down the sidewalk,” a second 911 caller said.

We are working to find out from Miamisburg police whether the suspect has been arrested and what charges he faces.

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MUST-SEE VIDEO: ATV bumps cruisers during chase on Ohio highway

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 8:43 PM

VIDEO: ATV hits police cruiser during chase on Ohio interstate

Troopers chased down and boxed in a fleeing ATV with two riders illegally driving on the interstate.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol posted a video of the incident Friday on its Facebook page.

The video shows the ATV bumping one cruiser before finally stopping when it backed into another cruiser.

Once the ATV stopped, troopers said the driver fled but the passenger surrendered. 

The driver was apprehended a short time later and was charged with fleeing and eluding and for not having an operator’s license, the highway patrol said.

The three-mile pursuit started May 21 on Interstate 277 and ended when the ATV ran into the back of a cruiser on Interstate 76, according to reports.

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Here's why you should never use your hazard lights while driving

Published: Saturday, January 09, 2016 @ 1:39 PM
Updated: Monday, June 06, 2016 @ 10:20 AM

How Not to Use Your Hazard Lights

A Georgia police department is advising drivers to not use hazard lights while driving, even in the rain.


In some states, the use of hazard lights is permitted while driving.


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The metro Atlanta police department warned that using hazard lights may actually signal to other drivers that you are stopped or stalled on the road, and the lights can reduce the ability to see if the vehicles ahead are braking.


Hazard lights also "turn off your ability to use your turn signals," the police department wrote in its Facebook post.


Instead of using hazard lights while driving, consider not driving at all until road conditions improve.


"If you cannot see, pull over to a safe place and wait (until) driving conditions are better," the department wrote. "Your flashers should only be used while your vehicle is stopped or disabled on the roadway or shoulder. This is a sign for emergency services that someone is in need of assistance."


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