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Teen robbery suspect shot by off-duty officer could face adult court, judge says

Published: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 @ 9:12 AM

VIDEO: Teen robs gas station prior to officer-involved shooting

UPDATE @ 1:41 p.m. (Feb. 6):

The 17-year-old shot by an off-duty officer after police said he was attempting to carjack people in the area of I-75 and Ohio 725 appeared in juvenile court this afternoon.

The suspect appeared before Judge Anthony Capizzi wearing a sling over his right arm.

Capizzi said prosecutors plan to file a transfer request to move the teen’s case to adult court.

The judge said the teen had no previous record, but his age would make his transfer to adult court mandatory if probable cause is found that the teen committed the crimes.

The teen was ordered to stay in custody at the juvenile detention center after Capizzi said the accusations against him were too serious to release him.

Capizzi said the teen is accused of firing a weapon, putting "hundreds of lives at risk."

The teen’s attorney had asked for him to be released with electronic monitoring.

Police said the teen’s gun was found at the scene and was loaded at the time, according to a statement from Miamisburg Police.

INITIAL REPORT:

A 17-year-old who was shot by an off-duty Miami Twp. police officer as he attempted to carjack people in the area of I-75 and Ohio 725 Monday is scheduled in court Tuesday afternoon.

The teen is scheduled for an initial appearance before Judge Anthony Capizzi at 1:30 p.m., court administrators said.

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The suspect was shot at least once by the off-duty officer around 2 p.m. after the suspect pointed his gun at the officer, said Sgt. Paul Nienhaus with Miami Twp. Police.

Jackson Twp. Police Chief Jon Schade and one of his sergeants, Sgt. Mark Bruner, were taking one of their police cruisers to a mechanic shop in Centerville, when they came upon the suspect attempting to carjack vehicles in the area and alerted dispatchers to the incident, the chief said.

Schade said Bruner was running toward the suspect, when the off-duty officer fired his weapon after the suspect pointed his gun at the off-duty officer.

The shooting happened shortly after the teen was said to have robbed the Shell station on the corner of Byers Road and Ohio 725, Nienhaus said.

The suspect was treated and released from the hospital and is in custody at the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center.

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Motorcycle involved in serious crash in Preble County; medical helicopter requested

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 12:35 PM

Jim Pancoast, President and CEO of Premier Health, speaks during a christening of the new Careflight medical helicopter was held on the helipad of Miami Valley Hospital Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Dayton.  Michael Franz / Staff
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Jim Pancoast, President and CEO of Premier Health, speaks during a christening of the new Careflight medical helicopter was held on the helipad of Miami Valley Hospital Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Dayton. Michael Franz / Staff(HANDOUT)

At least one medical helicopter has been requested to a crash involving a motorcycle on Ohio 122 south of Gratis in Preble County Monday afternoon. 

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Emergency crews were dispatched around 12:15 p.m. to the intersection of Ohio 122 and Somers Gratis Road on reports of a three-vehicle crash. 

Initial reports indicate two occupants of a motorcycle suffered serious injuries. At least one CareFlight medical helicopter responded to the scene, according to scanner traffic. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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Where are the red-light enforcement cameras in Dayton?

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 12:03 PM

Enforcement cameras are now active at these busy intersections in the region.

Five traffic enforcement red-light cameras will be activated starting today at two intersections.

Three cameras will be at James H. McGee Boulevard and West Third Street, and two others are at Linden Avenue and South Smithville Road. A 30-day warning period begins Monday at both locations, according to a release from the city.

So, where are all the red-light cameras located in the region?

Following is a list of fixed-site camera locations, along with the current locations of mobile speed trailers:

  • West Third Street at James H. McGee Boulevard (three red light cameras) 
  • North Gettysburg Avenue at Fairbanks Avenue (two speed cameras) 
  • North Main Street at Siebenthaler Avenue (one speed camera) 
  • South Keowee Street between East Third Street and East Fourth Street (two speed cameras) 
  • South Smithville Road at Linden Avenue (two red light cameras) 
  • Area of Troy Street and Stanley Avenue (two mobile speed trailers) 
  • North Main Street near Forest Glen Avenue (one mobile speed trailer).
The Dayton Police Department also uses six handheld speed enforcement camera units. 

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Student brings loaded gun brought to Moraine school, police say

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 12:20 PM

A loaded handgun was recovered from a 12-year-old male student at the Montgomery County Learning Center in Moraine Monday morning.

A loaded handgun was recovered from a 12-year-old male student at the Montgomery County Learning Center in Moraine this morning, according to Moraine police.

The incident was reported around 8 a.m. and no injuries were reported, police said.

Officers responded to the school on Kettering Boulevard after becoming aware of the incident, Sgt. Jon Spencer with the Moraine Police said.

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According to Spencer, the student was taken into custody and the weapon was recovered by staff members.

Police said the student was allegedly carrying the loaded weapon in his backpack when it was discovered.

A motive for why the weapon was brought to school is still under investigation, Spencer said.

Staff members were notified of the weapon, which prompted the investigation, Spencer said.

The student was transported to the juvenile detention center and could face charges of a CCW violation, illegal conveyance of a weapon and inducing panic, Spencer said.

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Photos: Today is the four year anniversary of the ‘1000 year flood’ that shut down two interstates

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 11:58 AM

Photo by Steven Ondreck May 21, 2014
Photo by Steven Ondreck May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014, a day some local motorists will never forget. Flooded interstates caused hundreds of drivers to be trapped in their cars on I-75 and I-70. Motorists were without food, water and restroom facilities for hours. 

Flooding on I-75 north bound, Mile Marker 71

Flood waters covered all lanes of I-70 near State Route 201 (Brandt Pike) in Huber Heights. Ohio Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed frustrated drivers began making u-turns and driving in the wrong direction on the interstate to exit and find another route. Other motorists could be seen exiting their cars and walking on the interstate. 

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Photo by Steven Ondreck I-70 May 21, 2014

Huber Heights Battalion Chief Keith Knisley said a swollen creek caused the flooding on the interstate. He said it was over a retaining wall that is over 4 feet high.

The situation was similar that day in Miami County on Interstate 75 between Tipp City and Piqua. High water and disabled vehicles made the interstate impassable in the north and southbound lanes near State Route 36 and Farrington where the Great Miami River runs near the interstate. Traffic was also at a standstill on both sides of I-75 just north of Tipp city.


Ohio Department of Transportation crews used snow plows to push water and debris out of the way to allow cars to move again on I-75.

In Clark County, at height of flooding, county Engineer Johnathan Burr said water was 2-1/2 feet deep across Ridgewood Road east.

"The rain just came down so fast and so hard, the roads were overwhelmed," Burr said.

So much rain fell in some locations that the storm was the equivalent of a 1,000-year flood, ODOT said in a report. 

“Another way to say it would be the probability of that amount of rain in that duration has the probability of happening, 0.1 percent chance in a year’s time.”

The highway agency based its analysis on records kept by the Miami Conservancy District and other weather trackers. Total rainfall in the area of flooding was approximately 4.5 inches in roughly a two-hour time period.

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