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Published: Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
Updated: Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 10:21 PM
VANDALIA — UPDATE @ 5:55 p.m. (Jan. 29): Union police investigating "sexting" involving students who attend Vandalia Butler schools are pursuing a criminal charge against a 16-year-old female Vandalia Butler High School student.
The girl -- whose name we are not reporting because of her age -- is being charged with delinquency by reason of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, according to an incident report filed by Union police.
That charge is or has been forwarded to Montgomery County Juvenile Court.
The girl's mother told News Center 7's James Buechele that her daughter is slowed developmentally, has a low IQ, and should not be accused of a crime.
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According to a supplemental report dated Jan. 29, the girl's father advised police that his daughter “on her own free will” did send photographs and a video of herself engaging in sexual acts, but that a boy at the high school threatened her into sending him more photos.
The girl, her father said in the report, did comply and sent more nude photos.
The father and mother said they want police to investigate the boys who distributed the photos and video among themselves, as well as the boy the father said threatened their daughter.
Union police told the father that Vandalia police or the Vandalia-Butler School District would have to investigate the accusation involving the threat because Union has no jurisdiction.
The father, in the report, said he would be contacting Vandalia police.
Officials with the school district said that because the incidents did not occur on school property, the district would not be investigating the incidents.
INITIAL REPORT (Jan. 26)
Police began an investigation into a “sexting” case involving students who attend Vandalia Butler Schools.
A father reported to police that his daughter took a nude video and nude photos of herself on her cellphone, and then sent them to five boys who attend Vandalia Butler Schools, according to a Vandalia police report.
Vandalia police Lt. Kurt Althouse said the incident happened in Union, and that Union police took an offense report.
We reached out to Union police and are awaiting more information on their investigation.
Anaka Johnson, communications and public relations coordinator for Vandalia Butler Schools, said the incidents did not happen at school or involve the district, so there is no school investigation.
The incident was reported to have happened between Dec. 22, 2017, and Jan. 17.
It remains under investigation, Althouse said.
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 3:03 PM
MIAMISBURG — A naked man was spotted Sunday 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.
“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.
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 7:57 PM
DAYTON — A 39-year-old Dayton man remains jailed in connection to a child rape case.
Chay Carmi Lane was arrested around 7 p.m. Saturday by Dayton police at the Kettering Police Department, 3600 Shroyer Road.
He was then booked into the Montgomery County Jail, where he is being held without bond on suspicion of three counts of rape of a child younger than 10; three counts of rape of a child younger than 13; and one count of gross sexual imposition. He is due Tuesday for arraignment in Dayton Municipal Court, online jail records show.
We are working to learn more information about the case against Lane.
Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 10:44 PM
Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 3:29 AM
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.”
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.”
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.
Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 8:43 PM
AKRON — 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.