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Robber shows gun in Sunoco robbery

Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 10:05 PM
Updated: Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 3:42 PM

Wayne Avenue robbery

UPDATE @3:07 p.m. (Dec. 18)

A man was able to make off with $335 during a robbery of a Dayton Sunoco gas station.

RELATED: Man robs Dayton Walgreens

The suspect approached a clerk at the station located at 1502 Wayne Avenue, showed a gun, and demanded money, according to a Dayton police incident report.

Witnesses said the man was wearing a black jacket with a red hoodie underneath. He also was wearing a red and black baseball cap, black pants, gloves, and had long dreadlocks, according to witnesses.

A K-9 officer was requested to attempt to track the suspect, but was unsuccessful.

Around 9 p.m. the Walgreens on Hoover Avenue in Dayton was robbed by a suspect with a similar description, however police have not said if the robberies are connected.


A second robbery at a Dayton business was reported less than an hour after another robbery on the west side of the city.

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Police responded to the Sunoco at 1502 Wayne Avenue around 9:45 p.m. on a report of an armed robbery, according to initial reports.

The suspect was described as a black male with shoulder length dreadlocks, a red hooded sweatshirt, red and black baseball hat, tattoos on his hands and clean shaven, initial reports indicated.

The suspect was able to get away with cash from the business, according to reports.

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Montgomery Co. road will close because of landslide

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

Landslide closes road

A landslide in the area between Farmersville West Carrollton and Soldiers Home Miamisburg roads has caused the Montgomery County Commissioners to pass a resolution that will close the roads, according to a release. 

 Scattered rain showers expected for the afternoon

The ground underneath the road appears to be unstable, and some of the dirt has fallen into a nearby river. The road will be closed within two months after receiving certified authorization, according to the resolution.

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Cruiser reportedly struck on Philadelphia Drive

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 12:04 PM

Police activity Philadelphia

An officer’s cruiser was reportedly struck by a vehicle on Philadelphia Drive this afternoon, according to initial reports.

The incident was reported around noon.

We’re working to learn more.

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Champaign Co. standoff suspect convicted of rape in Kentucky

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 11:33 AM


The man arrested after allegedly assaulting a deputy, which led to a standoff on East Dallas Road Sunday, has a prior conviction for child rape in Kentucky, according to records.

Christopher Blanton, 37, was arrested in the 100 block of East Dallas on suspicion of felonious assault and was transported to the Tri-County Jail.

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Blanton must register for the rest of his life in the Kentucky for his previous child rape conviction, however state records show he has been non-compliant. 

Officials were called to a residence in the 100 block of East Dallas Road for a complaint around 6 p.m. 

According to court documents, Blanton hid under a camper near the rear of a property and took off running into another camper in the area.  Deputies were able to initially capture Blanton.

A struggle with one of the deputies occurred after they captured Blanton and were searching him, records showed. A deputy was hit in the forehead with handcuffs, causing injury, officials said.

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Blanton was able to escape and ran inside a house on East Dallas Road with handcuffs on, barricading himself, the court documents showed. While running to the residence, deputies unsuccessfully deployed a Taser twice, court documents read.

Police were in a standoff outside the house for over two hours, using a bullhorn urging to get Blanton to come outside. He eventually was brought out of the residence in handcuffs.

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Man suspected of leaving scene of fatal buggy crash makes court appearance

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 10:24 AM

Steve Baker talks to Larry Hansgen about the fatal buggy crash in Shelby County.

A man accused of leaving the scene of a fatal crash involving a horse-drawn buggy in Shelby County made an initial court appearance Monday morning. 

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Steven Eugene Hunter, 42, has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident in connection to the crash that killed a 23-year-old woman Friday night. 

Steven Hunter

Hunter’s bond was set at $150,000, per the request of the county prosecutor, during the arraignment in Sidney Municipal Court. 

Additional details about the crash have not been released by investigators. At last check, three people, including two children and a man, were all in critical condition at Dayton hospitals. 

We’ll update this page as new details become available. 

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