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Published: Friday, December 08, 2017 @ 12:57 PM
Updated: Friday, December 08, 2017 @ 1:40 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 9:24 a.m. (12/09/17): The body found in the Great Miami River Friday afternoon has been identified as Samuel Logan, 59, of Dayton.
His cause of death is undetermined at this time. An autopsy is scheduled for later today, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s office.
UPDATE @ 1:40 p.m.
A dead body found in the Great Miami River by the Monument Street bridge in Dayton is being investigated as a suicide, according to investigators on the scene.
An investigation is underway after a dead body was found in the Great Miami River in Dayton Friday afternoon.
A water rescue response was requested to the area of West Riverview Avenue and Monument Avenue around 12:45 p.m. Friday.
A Dayton police supervisor told our crew a dead body was found in the river, but additional details were not available.
We’ll update this page as we learn more.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 12:40 PM
DAYTON — Police are investigating a reported armed robbery at a Dayton Circle K location Wednesday afternoon.
Officers responded to the business at 816 Watervliet Avenue around 12:10 p.m. after the robbery was reported.
Initial reports indicate a man displayed a knife and made off with cash and cigarettes.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 4:02 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 5:35 AM
RIVERSIDE — Update@1:12 p.m.:
Alpha Adams doesn’t show up in any recent DPD reports and has no Dayton Municipal Court or common pleas court cases.
She did have some old Miamisburg Municipal Court case driving stuff, all from 1996. They included:
Feb. 14, 1996 – stop sign violation
Aug. 11, 1996 – improper lane usage, DWI of .147
Oct. 15, 1996 – speeding (40 in 25 zone) and driving under suspension which was amended to no operator’s license.
A 46-year-old woman killed in a head-on collision in Riverside Tuesday afternoon has been identified.
Alpha Adams, of Dayton, has been identified as the driver killed in the crash on southbound Harshman Road, according to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.
An autopsy on the Woodman Park Drive resident is scheduled for today.
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Witnesses said she was driving erratically, “being aggressive and making hand gestures” just before she was involved in a head-on collision on southbound Harshman Road near Airway Road and Woodman Drive at about 3:45 p.m., Riverside police Sgt. Dave Crigler said.
Witnesses said the woman appeared to be driving erratically on Harshman, headed toward Airway, when she sideswiped a school bus, then hit a second vehicle as she continued on.
She drove left of center as she approached the intersection at Airway Road, striking another vehicle head-on, the sergeant said.
Three other people were injured in the accident that involved as many as eight vehicles, he said, and they have been taken to different hospitals.
There were no children on the school bus, Crigler said.
“We don’t exactly know what the hand gestures were,” the sergeant said.
Zeke Bowling, whose girlfriend was driving one of the vehicles struck in the incident, said she was taken to a hospital and his daughter and son were also in the girlfriend’s vehicle.
Bowling characterized the fatality was the result of a road rage incident.
Crigler said he could not confirm whether the fatality was the result of road rage.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 8:31 AM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 1:57 PM
PERRY TWP. — UPDATE @ 2 p.m.:
A March 31 standoff suspect was arrested after another standoff at the same Perry Twp. home Wednesday morning, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect, David Clark, called this news outlet early Wednesday morning claiming he was going to do something “newsworthy” today.
This news outlet, out of concern for public safety, contacted law enforcement, which led to the standoff.
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While investigating threats, investigators saw Clark had a weapon and requested SWAT to respond, Chief Deputy Rob Streck said.
Following several hours of dialogue with Clark, hostage negotiators were able to get him to surrender, ending the standoff peacefully just before noon, Streck said.
SWAT and deputies were sweeping the house after receiving reports Clark might have booby-trapped parts of the house to catch fire if doors were opened, according to Streck.
Clark was released from jail days after the March 31 standoff but was on home detention, Streck said.
Potential charges for the incident Wednesday are still pending, but several charges are possible, according to investigators.
No injuries have been reported.
UPDATE @ 11:57 a.m.:
The suspect involved in this morning’s standoff is out of the Wolf Creek Pike home and is in custody, deputies said.
We’re working to confirm the suspect’s identity.
UPDATE @ 11:15 a.m.:
A man who identified himself as David Clark, the suspect from the March 31 standoff, called this newsroom early Wednesday morning, claiming he was going to do something “newsworthy” today.
Clark said he was “a peaceful person” but was planning to do something that was “going on the news today.”
This news outlet, out of concern for public safety, contacted law enforcement. The current standoff started a short time later.
Investigators have yet to identify to this news outlet if Clark is the suspect in Wednesday’s ongoing standoff.
UPDATE @ 9:45 a.m.:
SWAT crews have arrived at the scene of an apparent standoff at a Perry Twp. home Wednesday morning.
The standoff is currently occurring at the same house as a previous standoff on March 31, according to dispatch records.
Two people were arrested in the March 31 incident, however, it was not clear if Wednesday’s incident is connected to the previous incident.
Several officers continue to block both directions of South Wolf Creek Pike near Keener Road for the incident.
We’ll update this page as new details become available.
South Wolf Creek Pike is currently blocked in both directions between Keener and Air Hill roads in Perry Twp. due to police activity.
Reports multiple deputies and officers are currently blocking the road, but additional details about the incident were not available.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 6:12 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 10:40 AM
MIDDLETOWN — A former Middletown police chief has died.
Russell Dwyer, who served as police chief from 1975-87, died Monday night. He was 80.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Breitenbach Anderson Funeral Home, 517 S. Sutphin St. Burial in Springboro Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Born Jan. 31, 1938 to Lillian and Lawrence Dwyer in Warren County, Ohio, Dwyer graduated from Franklin High School, attended Miami University, and was later awarded the Bishop Medal and a graduate of the FBI Dignitary Protection Academy.
Dwyer retired after 27 years of service from the City of Middletown/Division of Police where he served as police chief for 13 years. He was involved with many organizations and held various positions within the Middletown community; secretary/treasurer for the International Association of Chiefs of Police; secretary/treasurer for the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police; founder of the Narcotics Division for the City of Middletown; founder of Safety Town; founding committee for the All American Weekend; member of the Chamber of Commerce; member of the Rotary Club; director of safety at Bob’s Truck Service; director of safety and vice president for Excel Trucking; news director for WPFB radio; and a member of the Madison Athletic Boosters.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Patricia Dwyer; children Anthony Dwyer (Molly), Robert Dwyer, Dennis Cox (Kathy) and Dana Stephens (Matt); sisters Norma Baird and Crystal Harsha (Ron); brothers Roger Dwyer (Kathy), Ralph Dwyer (Joyce) and Paul Dwyer (Marty); eight grandchildren, Russell Dwyer, Anthony Dwyer, Dylan Dwyer, Brandon Dwyer, Ashley Cox, Allison Cox, Alex Cornele and Lucas Cornele; four great grandchildren, and a very special caregiver, Mariah Smith.
Middletown police department’s Facebook page read: “With sad hearts we inform you that former Police Chief Russell Dwyer passed away last night. He was the Chief from 1975 -1987 and served the City of Middletown for over 30 years. MPD’s thoughts are with his family today.”
Rodney Muterspaw, Middletown’s police chief, said he met Dwyer after he had left the department. Every time, Muterspaw said, Dwyer took “a real interest” in his career.