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Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 11:18 AM
The city of Dayton fired a firefighter who was arrested for drunken driving in February, which was his third driving while intoxicated arrest in four years, city records show.
Jacob Freels, 36, was discharged in March after the city charged him with administrative violations related to his arrest.
The city said Freels’ conduct was not appropriate for a public employee or violated the law, and he also had his license suspended, missed one of his shifts and called into dispatch to make a false claim of sick leave, according to disciplinary records in his personnel file obtained using Ohio’s public records laws.
The city discharged Freels on March 19. The records indicate Freels pleaded not guilty to the administrative charges on March 13.
On Feb. 24, police spotted Freels standing next to a white pickup truck he had reportedly crashed into a utility pole in the 1900 block of Bartley Road near the Northridge Estates, according to a report.
Freels, who was unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech, according to the incident report, refused to take a field sobriety test or breath test for alcohol.
Police released Freels to his wife at the scene. But about 90 minutes later, Butler Township police were called to the Steak N Shake on Miller Lane about a stolen vehicle.
Freels’ sister told police she left her brother in her car as she picked up food, but he drove off with her vehicle, a report states.
Freels was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, failure to control and OVI.
Late last month, Freels pleaded guilty to a second OVI offense within 10 years, court records show, and he was sentenced to two years probation and a five-year license suspension.
The failure to control and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle charges were dismissed at the request of the prosecutor, court records show.
Freels, who was hired in 2007, previously was terminated in April 2015 but rehired in August 2015 after a civil service appeal.
In 2014, Freels pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Vandalia Municipal Court, court records show.
The arrest took place in late November 2013. Freels’ driver’s license was suspended from November 2013 to May 2014, with special conditions, the records show.
In July 2015, he pleaded guilty to an amended charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Montgomery County municipal court, records show.
Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 3:27 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 5:43 AM
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Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 3:19 AM
TODAY: A nice morning with it being muggy early, but becoming more comfortable through the afternoon. It’ll be warmer than normal again with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Overall dry day with sunshine and some afternoon clouds.
WEDNESDAY: Another beautiful day with plenty of sunshine. Dry from start to finish with low humidity and highs around 80 degrees. UV index for the day will be high.
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FRIDAY: A dry start to the day with clouds increasing for the afternoon. Highs peak in the middle 80s as it becomes muggy again with some isolated showers and storms developing.
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Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 9:12 PM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 2:10 AM
PERRY TWP., Montgomery County — UPDATE @ 10:25 p.m.
Brookville firefighters rescued a family pet stuck in a drainage ditch after a neighbor reported hearing a dog barking.
Crews responded to the ditch on Air Hill Road, near Keener Road in Perry Twp.
“We did find a small 30- to 40-pound dog that was trapped about 40 feet in the storm drain,” Brookville Fire Capt. Jim Hart said. “We utilized a portable stretcher and two of my guys were able to crawl into the storm drain, and the dog was thankfully pretty friendly and we were able to get her put on top of that stretcher and use the rope system to pull her out.”
The 17-year-old dog was stuck and had potentially been there for about a day, Hart said.
The dog’s family took her home following the rescue.
UPDATE @ 9:50 p.m.
A dog was pulled from a 48-inch culvert.
The dog was described as about 17 years old and deaf and had been missing since Sunday.
The dog’s owners took their pet home.
A rescue operation is underway after a dog was found trapped in a 48-inch culvert.
Crews are on scene near the intersection of Keener and Air Hill roads, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.
The dog, described as possibly a yellow Labrador retriever, is reportedly 45 feet down.
We have a crew on the way and will update this report.
Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 1:28 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 2:15 AM
HARRISON TWP. — UPDATE @ 2:20 a.m: A vacant house fire that occurred on Lodell Avenue early Tuesday morning is considered suspicious, according to Harrison Twp. fire officials.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Brookville firefighters rescue trapped dog in Perry Twp. culvert
The structure, located in the 2100 block, was fully involved when crews arrived on scene just after 1 a.m.
No other nearby homes were affected as a result of the fire.
No injuries were reported as crews extinguished the flames.
Damage estimates were not immediately available as the fire remains under investigation.
Crews are responding to the 2100 block of Lodell Avenue on a reported fully involved structure fire that occurred early Tuesday morning.
Initial reports indicate the incident was dispatched just after 1 a.m. at a structure that is reportedly vacant.