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Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 3:56 PM
UPDATE @ 2:18 p.m. (March 20)
The man who was arrested during a disturbance at the Cricket store on Patterson Road Saturday is facing charges of obstructing official business and resisting arrest.
Dayton responded to multiple reports from different locations involving the same man — 30-year-old Walter Phibbs III — who was observed walking down the middle of city streets carrying a crowbar, according to the Dayton police report.
Phibbs was eventually located after an employee at Cricket, 2290 Patterson Road, called 9-1-1 to report a man was in the store with a crowbar claiming he had been assaulted and asking for someone who was not at the store, according to the report.
Police said the responding officer observed the man was bleeding from a wound on the neck and he was wearing a torn jacket. The man reportedly told the officer, “They drugged me. They assaulted me and everything else,” according to the report.
Police said Phibbs had a crowbar and what was described as a steering-wheel locking device, but he refused to drop the items, refused to give his identity and fought with the officer before being handcuffed and taken to the Kettering Jail, according to the report.
Kettering police spokesman John Jung said Phibbs does not have any history of confrontations with Kettering police. A check of Dayton Municipal Court records show Phibbs has some traffic violations on file but no criminal history.
UPDATE @ 4:28 p.m. (March 18)
Witnesses tell us a man who caused a disturbance at the Cricket store, 2290 Patterson Road, was arrested after several police officers responded to the scene this afternoon.
Police did not provide any information about what happened at the scene.
However, witnesses tell us the man who was arrested went into the Cricket store and was talking about random things and using profanity. The man left and returned to the store carrying a crowbar and a device used to lock steering wheels, according to a Cricket employee.
The suspect was also seen walking down the middle of Patterson Road carrying the crowbar and the other “club.” A driver named Andrew tells us he veered to avoid hitting the guy.
The driver said he turned around and followed the suspect to the Cricket store where he was arrested.
Police responded after a suspicious person was reported at or near Dot’s Market, 2274 Patterson Road.
Officers were notified that a male was on scene with a crowbar around 3:30 p.m.
We’re working to learn more and will update this story as more information becomes available.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 3:36 AM
TODAY: Off and on light rain showers through the day. Although wet, temperatures will still reach into the upper 50s. This will be slightly below average. Showers become more isolated late afternoon. Breezy and mostly cloudy. Overnight a passing shower or two possible.
WEDNESDAY: A shower or two will come down before dawn. It’ll be dry for the day with temperatures reaching back near 60 degrees. Clouds break through the afternoon for some sunshine.
THURSDAY: A nice, dry day from start to finish with highs in the low 60s. Expect sunshine and a few clouds as well.
FRIDAY: It’ll be dry, early with sunshine with highs peaking in the middle 60s. Clouds increase late in the day with a possible evening rain shower, but it will not be widespread.
SATURDAY: A pleasant, dry start of the weekend with afternoon sunshine and highs in the low 60s.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 12:38 PM
— The first to be successfully prosecuted in Greene County under stricter guidelines for cruelty to animals has violated his bond conditions and is not in custody.
Matthew Bolen, 24, is set to be sentenced this week after he pleaded guilty in January to causing serious physical harm to a companion animal, a fifth-degree felony, according to Greene County court records.
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Judge Stephen Wolaver has ordered Bolen to be arrested after violating conditions of his release from jail, according to court records.
Bolen is the first to be tried in Greene County under Goddard’s Law, which went into effect in 2016 and increased the severity of the crime of hurting a companion animal from a misdemeanor to a felony.
Bolen was arrested in August 2017 after he was observed by a neighbor in Xenia throwing and banging his then girlfriend’s puppy, Willow, on the ground.
Leah Lind, the city of Xenia’s victims advocate for the prosecutor, adopted and provided care for Willow. The puppy suffered a broken knee and displaced hip, among other injuries.
Lind has been active in working with the county prosecutor’s office to get a conviction in the case. Through her Facebook page Saving Willow, which is followed by 682 people, Lind has kept the public up-to-date on Willow’s recovery.
Bolen posted bond in October 2017 and was released from jail pending court proceedings on a $5,000 bond. Conditions of his release included being evaluated for chemical dependency and not having any contact with animals, according to court records.
Along with ordering Bolen’s arrest, Judge Wolaver has increased his bond amount to $15,000.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 12:57 PM
Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 1:49 PM
SPRINGFIELD TWP. — UPDATE @ 1:50 p.m.:
All lanes of Interstate 70 west have reopened at the Ohio 41 exit after an earlier vehicle fire was extinguished.
UPDATE @ 1:35 p.m.:
Emergency crews have reopened the center lane of Interstate 70 west at the Ohio 41 exit following a vehicle fire, according to ODOT cameras in the area.
The right lane remains blocked.
Additional details about the incident remain unavailable.
Fire crews and state troopers are blocking the right and center lanes of Interstate 70 west at Ohio 41 following a vehicle fire Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency units were dispatched to the highway around 12:40 p.m. and reported the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames, according to initial reports.
Traffic is still able to pass by the scene in the left lane.
There have been no initial reports of injuries.
Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 1:18 AM
Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 12:45 PM
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