Man shot in Springfield was riding motorcycle at the time

Published: Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 8:41 PM
Updated: Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

A man was shot near the corner of Linden and Southern in Springfield Thursday night.

UPDATE @ noon (March 17)

Springfield police have identified the man shot Thursday night on Southern and Linden avenues as Jimmy L. Dornon, 31.

Dornon was found on the ground with a gunshot wound on his left side, according to a police report. He was riding his motorcycle when he was shot by a man driving a white Ford Explorer, police said. Dornon told officers that he had recently sold the SUV to the suspect but didn’t know who he was, according to the report.

UPDATE @ 11:30 p.m. (March 16)

A man shot in the chest is at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton tonight with possibly life-threatening injuries, Springfield police said.

The shooting was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Linden and East Southern avenues. The victim is in his 30s, but his name and condition were not available.

No suspect information was released tonight.

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UPDATE @ 9:20 p.m.

A man in his 30s was found by medics on the ground with a gunshot wound near the intersection of East Southern and Linden avenues in Springfield.

Detectives were called to investigate the shooting, reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. The victim’s name and condition was not released, but police said he lived in the area.


Police and medics were called to a shooting tonight in Springfield.

A gunshot victim was reported to be laying on the ground just before 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of East Southern and Linden avenues.

A car was seen leaving on Southern Avenue. We’re on the way and will update this report as we learn details.

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Crews dealing with grass fire in Fairborn Community Park

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 6:03 PM

Crews are dealing with a grass fire reportedly in Community Park, on East Dayon Yellow Springs Road in Fairborn.

The park is near I-675 in Greene County and there were calls to police dispatch about a grass fire near the interstate. 

The incident was dispatched just after 4:20 p.m. 

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Running vehicle leads police to apartment drug operation in Dayton

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

An investigation into a vehicle found unoccupied with the engine running on a sidewalk led police to an apartment believed to be used for drug manufacturing, according to a Dayton police incident report. 

Officers patrolling in the 200 block of West Beechwood Avenue in Dayton found a Dodge pickup truck parked over the sidewalk with the engine running around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police attempted to locate the driver of the vehicle, noting the parked car presented a hazard to pedestrians attempting to walk on the sidewalk, officers  said. 

Police surround home in Xenia, at least one person in custody

While checking apartment units for the possible owner of the truck, police found the door to one unit opened with $79 in cash lying on the ground, officers said in the report. There was also a digital scale, which is commonly used to weigh illegal drugs, the report said. 

The officers identified themselves before entering the apartment, but there was no response. Fearing that someone may be injured, they entered the apartment and found additional items that are commonly used for illegals, the report said. 

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The items included a hydraulic press, which drug dealers use to press and compact illegal drugs, several razor blades with what appeared to be cocaine residue on them, several false bottom containers, 404 grams of suspected cocaine, 783 grams of suspected heroine and a semi-automatic handgun, $79 in cash and several other items that indicated the apartment was being used to manufacture and package illegal drugs, the report said. 

The items were taken into evidence, but it’s not clear if anyone was charged. 

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Police surround home in Xenia, at least one person in custody

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 3:08 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 3:51 PM

Police activity in Xenia

Update@5:15 p.m.:

Deputies recovered a weapon while searching the apartment building that the suspect ran into, Sheriff Gene Fischer said. It’s not clear if it’s a pellet gun or a real handgun, but they’re working to confirm, he said.

The sheriff said they think it’s the same weapon that the suspect pointed at the deputy. 

UPDATE @ 3:50 p.m.:

One person has been taken into custody according to Xenia Police. 

UPDATE @ 3:25 p.m.:

We’re hearing reports that someone has been taken into custody after running from the building that was surrounded in the area of East Market Street and North Monroe Drive, according to initial emergency dispatch reports.


Police activity has been reported in the 200 block of East Market Street this afternoon after police have reportedly surrounded a home in the area.

Initial dispatch reports indicated a person may have pointed a gun at a law enforcement officer around 3 p.m.

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TIMELINE: Samuel Moreland case

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 2:51 PM

On Nov. 1, 1985 five people were killed and three severely injured in a home at 35 South Ardmore Ave. in Dayton

Samuel Moreland is the Miami Valley's longest-running resident on the Ohio prison system's Death Row. Here is a look at his case and its many developments.

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