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Published: Friday, December 01, 2017 @ 7:47 PM
Updated: Friday, December 01, 2017 @ 8:30 PM
PIQUA — Two teenage girls face charges for threats that led to an early dismissal Thursday and the closure Friday of Piqua High School.
The threats were made in the style of the TV show “Pretty Little Liars,” Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison said in a statement released Friday night.
A 15-year-old student created a Snapchat account with a username that included the letter “A” like a character on the show. A 14-year-old student who had seen the social media posts wrote a threat on a girl’s bathroom wall, “I’m still gonna shoot the school A.” There is no evidence of collaboration between the two students, who are facing charges in Miami County Juvenile Court, Jamison said.
The police investigation found that Snapchat posts threatened to expose classmates’ secrets. The posts were widely seen across the school. False rumors about the “A” snaps circulated Wednesday that indicated there was a threat to shoot up the school; however, no threats of violence were posted, the chief said.
Parents were notified but there was no disruption to classes. Jamison said officers were assigned to Piqua High school Thursday in anticipation of increased anxiety. The district superintendent and administrators also were at the high school.
A non-threatening message was left on a mirror in a girl’s restroom Thursday, but Jamison said it had no apparent links to Snapchat. This incident remains under investigation and police are not releasing the message’s content.
A second message on Thursday was the first and only threat of violence. It was found on a girl’s restroom wall, and about the same time two students reported “the shooting” would happen around noon, the chief said.
Piqua High School was placed on lockdown in the afternoon as the school prepared for early dismissal and parents were notified.
School was canceled for Friday because rumors and anxiety likely would spread while police conducted its investigation, Jamison said.
Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 8:33 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 4:02 PM
DAYTON — A thief used a truck to break into the Citizen Mart and pull its ATM out of the ground Tuesday, continuing a recent trend of ATM thefts from area convenient stores, according to a Dayton police report.
Police were called around 5 a.m. to the convenience store, 4567 Germantown Pike, on a breaking and entering call.
One of the store’s double doors was ripped off the hinges and the other had the glass broken out.
The top part of the ATM was sitting just inside the double doors and the lock was cut off the roll-down cage, the report said.
The bottom part of the ATM was missing. The amount of money taken was not made available.
The theft is at least the fourth ATM theft from a Dayton convenience store in recent months.
The Estridge Market on Hoover Avenue was burglarized and damaged twice in recent months while someone targeted the ATM there.
Four Points Market on Gettysburg Avenue also has had its ATM targeted by thieves recently.
Thieves also hit the Crown Drive-Thru on West Third Street recently, where the cash machine was pulled through the front doors of the business.
Police attempted to locate the suspect vehicle Tuesday morning, a black Dodge Ram truck, that had reportedly headed north toward downtown after the incident but were unsuccessful.
Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 11:50 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 11:25 PM
DAYTON — A 22-year-old man had a Taser prong stuck in his face when police finally caught up to him, according to a Dayton police report.
Jeremire J. Perrey was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of possession of a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and having weapons under disability, all felonies, and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business. He also is accused of a possible parole violation.
A caller reporting suspicious activity around 8:30 a.m. Monday on Arlene Avenue precipitated the foot chase and an arrest after two people fled when police arrived, according to the police report.
Around 8:30 a.m. a caller saw suspicious activity in the area of Arlene Avenue and when police arrived two suspects immediately attempted to flee.
Perrey was arrested but the other suspect got away.
A loaded handgun was recovered at the scene, police said.
Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 2:49 PM
LAS VEGAS — Metro Police discussed more details from the officer-involved shooting that happened on July 11 in downtown Las Vegas, KLAS reported.
One man was killed by police and another was wounded in the shootout. Assistant Sheriff Tim Kelly said one officer fired a total of 31 rounds and another fired one during the shootout. The suspects fired 34, Metro said.
The officers involved in the shootout with suspects have been identified officers William Umana, 43, and Paul Solomon, 46. Umana has been with Metro Police for 17 years, and Solomon has been with the department for 12 years.
Published: Monday, June 04, 2018 @ 11:11 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 10:00 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 10 p.m. (July 17):
A 34-year-old Dayton woman is accused of trying to take drugs into the Montgomery County Jail.
Sparkle Walker was indicted Monday for illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a detention facility and possession of marijuana, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report.
According to a Dayton police report, Walker had drugs concealed in a clear plastic bag in her bra.
Walker was ordered to appear July 31 for an arraignment in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.
A Dayton woman was charged for attempting to carry contraband in her bra into the Montgomery County Jail after she was arrested for an unrelated incident Saturday, according to a police report.
Officers were dispatched to a resident in the 200 block of Basswood Avenue about 1:15 a.m. on a report of a domestic dispute, the report said. When police arrived the discovered that complainant Sparkle Walker, 34, had an outstanding warrant, and took her into custody.
Officers asked Walker multiple times if she had any contraband on her, and she said no, the report said. However, when she was being booked into jail, officers found a clear plastic bag containing a green substance in her bra, according to the report.
The substance, which weighed nearly 4 grams, was sent to the lab for testing, the report said.
Walker was charged with conveyance.