Follow #9PMRoutine: Lock your car, home at night 

Published: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 10:28 PM

Follow #9PMRoutine: Lock your car, home at night

All the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office wants for Christmas is for residents to follow the #9PMRoutine.

Deputies joined law enforcement nationwide to launch the social media campaign for this holiday season. The routine is simple: By 9 p.m. roll up car windows and remove valuables inside; turn on home exterior lights and lock doors to homes, garages and cars.

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"Especially in the holiday season, for them to be sending such kind of information to the public, I think that's something that will be helpful," Faysal Abdille of Miamisburg said. "At least it's one more reminder to be careful." 

Steve Zador of Centerville, who has an alarm system and Rottweiler at home, said it's a no-brainer: "Takes five seconds to do it, so might as well."

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Research shows that more than 30 percent of home burglars walk in through an unlocked front door. More than 460,000 vehicles are broken into every year, while they are unlocked.

The social media campaign, first launched by a Florida police department, is designed to decrease the number of burglaries.

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"It eliminates the prime opportunity for a thief to walk by and check to see if there's anything valuable in your car, or if the doors are unlocked," Sheriff Phil Plummer stated in a news release.

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Enon police officer released from jail in Perry Twp. stabbing; 2nd man still detained

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 12:01 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 11:28 PM

Authorities said two men, including one who indicated he was an off-duty police officer, were arrested following a stabbing that left a woman in critical condition. The stabbing happened at a home on Wolf Creek Pike. News Center 7's Mike Campbell reports.

The investigation continues into a stabbing in Perry Twp. late Tuesday night that left a woman in critical condition:

  • Dwight Richard, a part-time Enon police officer arrested in the incident, is no longer in jail
  • Tyler Minton, also arrested, remained in jail Wednesday night
  • The woman, who was stabbed in the neck, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital

UPDATE @ 10:25 p.m.: Dwight Richard, 49, the part-time Enon police officer arrested in the stabbing of a woman late Tuesday night, has been released from the Montgomery County Jail. He was not listed as part of the jail roster, according to a check of the online record.

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Tyler Minton, 31, also arrested in the same incident, remained in jail pending formal charges.

Enon Police Chief Lew Wilcox said his department is in the process of placing Officer Richard on leave because of his connection to the stabbing.

Richard has been a part-time officer at the Enon department since September 2008.

Richard and Minton were arrested in the 11,000 block of Wolf Creek Pike -- at the same address where the stabbing was reported -- and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of felonious assault. Formal charges are pending.

Dwight M. Richard (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

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Richard, when he called 911 to report the stabbing, identified himself as a police officer and asked Minton not to shoot him.

Tyler Minton (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

“I’m an off-duty officer,” Richard said in the call. The stabbing was reported about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Richard told authorities the woman had been stabbed in the neck.

SCENE: Stabbing reported in Perry Twp.

“Tyler please don’t shoot me,” Richard said during the 911 call. “I love you please don’t.”

Richard told the 911 dispatcher he was about 100 yards behind the property when police arrived.

“I’ve gone out back because I think he has a weapon,” Richard told the dispatcher. “There are multiple firearms in the house and I believe he has one.”

Police have not said what roles Richard and Minton may have had in the stabbing.

The condition of the woman, whose name has not been released, is not available.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called to assist in the investigation.

Police said the stabbing was an isolated incident, however did not disclose the circumstances that led to the violence.

In the aftermath of the stabbing, evidence markers dotted the road and the driveway of the two-story white house on Wolf Creek Pike.

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We’re working to learn more. This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Man suffers stab wound to the leg in Dayton

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 11:31 PM

Man suffers leg wound in stabbing

A man who was stabbed in the leg late Wednesday night was taken to Miami Valley Hospital.

Crews were called around 11 p.m. to the 1000 block of East Stewart Street in Dayton.

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The victim’s stab wound was not life-threatening, police said.

Officers were searching the area for a suspect. It’s not clear whether anyone was arrested.

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Huber Heights officer uses Taser to stop fight that leads to ‘Signal 99’ call for assistance

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 9:59 PM
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 10:50 PM

Huber Heights police call for assistance after fight

UPDATE @ 10:50 p.m.

About three or four people were issued courts summonses for disorderly conduct tonight after they were fighting in the street.

A Huber Heights police officer was called to a report of people arguing on Chesham Drive. As the officer got out of his cruiser, some of them started to fight and others joined in, Huber Heights police Sgt. David Garlow said.

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“He had to deploy his Taser against one of the people,” Garlow said.

The officer called for help, but it turned into a “Signal 99” for an officer in need of urgent assistance when dispatchers were unable to get back in touch with the officer during the incident, Garlow said.

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Several people suffered minor injuries as a result of their fighting, but it was not inflicted by the officer, Garlow said.

The officer was not hurt.


A fight led police tonight to issue a “Signal 99” call for an officer in need of urgent assistance.

The call was made around 9:50 p.m. in the area behind Wayne High School in Huber Heights.

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The fight did not happen on school grounds, Huber Heights police dispatch said.

The “Signal 99” call was canceled shortly after it was made once backup arrived on scene.

We have a crew on the way and will update this report.

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Body cam video shows capture of Springfield bank robbery suspect

Published: Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 12:02 PM
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 9:45 PM

The Clark County Sheriff's Office has released body cam video of the arrest of a man who is accused of robbing the Security National Bank in Springfield.

Body camera video just released Wednesday captured the moments a Dayton man was arrested, accused of robbing a Springfield bank on Saturday.

  • Security National Bank robbed at gunpoint July 14
  • Ricky Jenkins, 27, charged with aggravated robbery, fleeing and eluding
  • He was arrested in Medway following a high-speed chase

“Get on the ground now! You’re under arrest!”

Body camera video from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office shows the moments on Saturday when a deputy apprehended 27-year-old Ricky Jenkins of Dayton.

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Ricky Jenkins(Clark County Jail)

Jenkins had a gun when he held up Security National Bank, 1756 N. Limestone St., then fled with a bag of the bank’s money in a vehicle at a high rate of speed with Springfield officers in pursuit.

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Jenkins crashed in the area of Interstate 675 and fled on foot, but not before he dropped the money bag. All the money was recovered, Springfield police Lt. Matthew Buynak said, and a gun was reportedly recovered from the vehicle.


Neighbors in the Medway area alerted deputies that Jenkins was knocking on doors looking for a ride. A short time later deputies found him riding in someone else’s car in the 11000 block of Lower Valley Pike, Buynak said. 

He was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail.

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Bond is $150,000 for Jenkins, who pleaded not guilty Monday to aggravated robbery and fleeing and eluding during his arraignment in Clark County Municipal Court.

During the pursuit and search, the ramp from eastbound Interstate 70 to southbound Interstate 675 was closed.

Multiple agencies were involved in the search, including the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Huber Heights Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Springfield Police Division.

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