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911 calls relay chaotic scene during Caddy’s shooting, fight in Beavercreek

Published: Sunday, December 03, 2017 @ 2:27 AM
Updated: Monday, December 04, 2017 @ 12:16 PM

Authorities have released a 911 call after a fight broke out over the weekend at Caddy's Tap House in Beavercreek. The fight involved at 100 people, according to 911 callers.

UPDATE @ 12:16 p.m. (Dec. 4)

Beavercreek police released 911 calls from the chaos inside Caddy’s Tap House early Sunday. 

The manager of Caddy’s called 911 to report a “huge fight” on the dance floor was overwhelming the security team there. 

“They are on the dance floor but it’s spilling outside,” he said. 

News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy spoke with an eye witness Monday. Tori Easley, a student at Wright State, said it appeared there were five different fights happening at the same time. 

“So then the security guard told us to get out,” Easley said. “So everybody's outside. And then, out of nowhere, all we heard was (sic) gunshots."

911 calls relay chaotic scene during Caddy’s shooting, fight in Beavercreek

The latest incident at the Beavercreek bar follows at least four other instances over the last six months at the same location.

  • In June: A 21-year-old Beavercreek man said to be impersonating a police officer while in possession of a loaded handgun and intoxicated was charged following an incident at the bar.

MORE: Suspected cop impersonator enters plea in court

  • In July: An incident involving suspended UD basketball player Sam Miller was reported.

MORE: Dayton Flyers forward Sam Miller faces assault charge after jail fight

  • In August: A Caddy’s Tap House security guard was charged with assault following an incident at the location.

VIDEO: Caddy’s Tap House security guard charged with assault

  • In August: A man was charged with assault and banned from Caddy’s after a disturbance at the bar.

MORE: 3rd arrest in a month at popular Beavercreek night spot

EARLIER UPDATE (Dec. 3)

Beavercreek police say one male in his 20s was shot in the hand during a chaotic parking lot scene after a large fight at Caddy’s Tap House early Sunday, said Sgt. Nick Amato.

The male victim was treated and released at Soin Medical Center, Amato said.

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That male is being cooperative in the investigation, but Amato said police need people to come forward with any information on the fight inside the bar that led outside. 

One shot at Caddy's Tap House

When police arrived on scene around 2 a.m., there were 200 to 300 people in parking lot, Amato said.

It was after police arrived on scene that shots were fired, Amato said. Officers heard at least three gunshots, and based on evidence collected at the scene, there were up to two shooters.

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Police dropped a “signal 99,” or officer needs assistance call.

Amato said police have gotten reports the fight inside Caddy’s involved up to 100 people. 

Amato said police are continuing to interview witnesses and those on scene. Anyone with information can call Beavercreek police at 937-426-1225.

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Showers to linger through Tuesday

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 6:38 PM

Rain showers are expected today in the Dayton area.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • On and off showers tonight
  • Temperatures holding below average
  • Temps on the rise again late week

>> 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

THIS EVENING:  Showers will linger across the area through the evening hours, but will lighten up from south to north. Temperatures will hold in the 50s.

TONIGHT: Skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance for passing showers. There will be some dry time as well. Temperatures will drop back to near 50 degrees by morning.

TUESDAY: Clouds will linger with a chance for passing showers through the day. Temperatures will be held below average with highs holding in the upper 50s.

>> County-by-County Weather 

WEDNESDAY:  There is a chance for a few showers early in the morning with clouds slowly breaking into the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY: Skies will become mostly sunny. Temperatures are expected to rebound into the lower 60s.

FRIDAY: Clouds will increase with a chance for passing showers in the afternoon into the early evening. Highs will reach into the lower 60s.

SATURDAY: Clouds will break with mostly sunny skies by late afternoon. Temperatures will hold in the lower 60s.

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2-vehicle wreck on I-75 North in downtown Dayton shuts down interstate

Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 1:18 AM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 5:21 PM

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Major Highway Incidents

  • On northbound I-75 at North Main Street in Dayton, an accident involving a van and semitrailer has police working to shut down the interstate. The accident was dispatched right at 5 p.m.
  • On eastbound I-70 near Bellefontaine Road in Huber Heights, a semi crasged into a guardrail around 6:35 a.m. As of 7:25 a.m., only the left lane is open. HAZMAT has been requested to the scene to help with diesel fuel cleanup.

Surface Street Incidents

  • On Needmore Road and Webster Street in Harrison Twp., vehicle crash reported around 2:45 a.m. 
  • On N. Center Street in Versailles, a semi was reportedly struck by a train around 12:30 a.m. No injuries were reported. 
  • On Superior Avenue and N. Broadway Street in Dayton, crash reported around 10 p.m. 

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    • Arlington Road between Pleasant Plain and Upper Lewisburg Salem Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE, March 5 - Sept. 30. All ramps for I-70 will remain open. 
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    • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
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    Pike County murders: 8 deaths, 2 years, no answers

    Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 2:18 PM
    Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 2:18 PM

    New family monument at gravesite the only real change in unsolved murder of eight family members

    Two years after the eight-person massacre in Pike County, investigators are providing fewer details than ever before in the case, marking the second anniversary without the lengthy, emotional press conference and plea for tips that highlighted the first.

    The unsolved murders took place April 22, 2016.

    » Pike County murders: ‘There will always be a scar on this town’

    » Pike County murder victims: A closer look at the 8 who died

    This week the three sites where members of the Rhoden and Gilley families were killed appeared unchanged from the early days of the investigation. As if frozen in time, toys, trash, appliances and abandoned vehicles remain spread about the properties and front porches of trailers that are no longer there - having been hauled away and stored as part of the investigation.

    A billboard seeking information remains posted 300 feet from the Pike County Sheriff's Office two years after the murder of 8 Rhoden family members in rural Pike County. The crime remains unsolved. TY GREENLEES / STAFF(Ty Greenlees)

    Those trailers are now housed in a large pole barn built last year by the county for just shy of $100,000.

    PHOTOS: Pike County crime scenes unchanged after two years

    About 20 miles south — past the former uranium enrichment plant in Piketon and across the Scioto River from the state prison in Lucasville — rest five members of the Rhoden family. The grass on their plots has grown past the straw first placed over the newly dug earth. New grave stones share their names and poem on the back of the family’s headstone captures a community’s grief.

    “You never said, ‘I’m leaving,’ you never said goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.”

    Dana Rhoden, her daughter Hanna and son Chris Rhoden, Jr. were killed in their mobile home at this location on Union Hill Rd. in 2016. Two years after the murder of 8 Rhoden family members in rural Pike County, the crime remains unsolved. TY GREENLEES / STAFF(Ty Greenlees)

    Busy summer, quiet winter

    Finding the killers remains the top priority of Attorney General Mike DeWine, a candidate for Ohio governor. This week, DeWine said he remains hopeful the case will be solved. If unsolved by the general Election Day, the case will become a daunting challenge for one of the two men seeking to become his successor.

    One year ago, the investigation appeared active. DeWine and Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader called reporters to DeWine’s high rise Columbus office in April 2017 for a long interview about the investigation. For a time, it seemed investigators were inching closer to solving the case. 

    In May, authorities arrested James Manley, the brother of victim Dana Manley Rhoden, on charges of evidence tampering and vandalism after allegedly destroying a GPS tracker placed on his car during the investigation. 

    Then, in June, “DeWine annouced he was “laser focused” on members of the Wagner family, a family in Kenai, Alaska who formerly lived near the Rhodens in Ohio. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation and other agencies executed search warrants at their former residence. 

    And then, quiet.  

    A Pike County judge dismissed the charges against Manley so that evidence could be presented to a grand jury. There have been no announcements since of any grand jury action. Manley’s attorney, James Boulger, and Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk did not respond to requests for comment.

    “I have nothing I can say about that,” DeWine said when asked about Manley’s case.

    Dana Rhoden, her daughter Hanna and son Chris Rhoden, Jr. were killed in their mobile home at this location on Union Hill Rd. in 2016. Two years after the murder of 8 Rhoden family members in rural Pike County, the crime remains unsolved. TY GREENLEES / STAFF(Ty Greenlees)

    Meanwhile, the Wagners, appeared to still be in Alaska as of December, when, according to Alaska court records, Edward Jacob “Jake” Wagner, 25, pleaded no contest to a speeding ticket issued in Soldotna, about a three hour drive south of Anchorage. Wagner fathered a daughter with Hannah Rhoden, one of the victims, but DeWine has not named him or three other family members — George “Billy” Wagner, his wife, Angela, and their other son, George — as suspects.

    » Who are the Wagners? Pike County murders investigators want to know

    The Wagners “continue to be saddened by the loss of the Rhodens,” John Kearson Clark Jr., the family’s attorney, told this newspaper this month. “Especially with each passing year, and yet the case is not resolved.” 

    Aside from Hannah Rhoden, 19, the dead included her father Christopher Rhoden Sr., 40; his ex-wife, Dana Rhoden, 37; their sons, Christopher Rhoden Jr., 16, and Clarence “Frankie” Rhoden, 20; Frankie’s fiancee, Hannah Gilley, 20; and relatives Kenneth Rhoden, 44, and Gary Rhoden, 38.

    “Despite what has been said and alleged, the Wagners were on friendly terms with the Rhodens,” Clark said by email. “Therefore, the Wagners had no reason to wish them harm. The Wagners wish the investigative authorities would expend their efforts in finding and holding the true killer(s) accountable. Only then will the Rhodens’ deaths be vindicated.”

    Two years after the murder of 8 Rhoden family members in rural Pike County, the crime remains unsolved. TY GREENLEES / STAFF(Ty Greenlees)

    In other media interviews Clark implied that DeWine was targeting the Wagner’s in order to make it appear progress was being made in the case.  Asked this month if DeWine is still “laser focused” on the family, his spokesman said “the AG’s comments from last year stand.”

    But DeWine himself, in an interview, declined to say. 

    “I’m really not going to talk about who we’re focused on,” DeWine said. “I can just saw we’re moving on the case and we’ve made progress, but I don’t think it would be beneficial to resolving the case to say who we’re focused on and who we’re not focused on.”

    DeWine, sheriff still hopeful

    Investigators across several agencies have spent an untold number of hours on the case since relatives discovered their slain family members. DeWine, the state’s top law enforcement official, emerged quickly alongside Sheriff Reader as the public faces of the investigation. The pair offered press conferences and interviews in hopes of encouraging someone to come forward with the information that would lead to solving the crimes.

    Reader did not agree to a request for an interview this month.

    “I have decided that out of respect for the victims, the family, friends, and for the integrity of the ongoing and active criminal investigation, I will not be doing any interviews or taking any questions concerning the multiple homicide that occurred in Pike County, Ohio on April 22, 2016,” Reader emailed the newspaper. “I remain very confident in the investigative staff.”

    DeWine last year told this newspaper he hoped to solve the case before leaving the attorney general’s office.

    “It’s a hypothetical, I certainly would hope we would have the case solved by then, but we have professionals that are working on this case,” DeWine said. “We have professionals that will remain with the attorney general’s office and that will remain with BCI. We hope we don’t get to that point. We hope we solve it before then.”

    Pike County Sheriff's Office in Waverly. Two years after the murder of 8 Rhoden family members in rural Pike County, the crime remains unsolved. TY GREENLEES / STAFF(Ty Greenlees)

    AG candidates face major task

    Because officials have characterized the case as the largest criminal inquiry in Ohio history, the two candidates to become Ohio’s next attorney general - DeWine leaves office in January - face the decision of whether they would continue to consider solving the Pike County murders as the office’s number one priority.

    “Anyone who would predict this nine months before taking office, without seeing the evidence and understanding the posture of the investigation at that time, is a fool, or a poltroon, or both — and not fit for the office of attorney general,” said Dave Yost, the Ohio auditor and Republican candidate for attorney general, in an email.

    “Of the publicly available information, the only thing I can say I would have done differently is that I would have released the coroner’s report without litigation,” Yost said, referencing lawsuits that were filed by the news media to obtain the unredacted reports.

    Yost’s Democratic opponent, Steve Dettelbach, held his cards even closer.

    “I’ve spent two decades as a prosecutor,” Dettelbach, the former U.S. attorney for the northern district of Ohio, said by text message. “I don’t and won’t politicize an important murder investigation.”

    Pike County murders: 8 deaths, 2 years, no answers

    Taylor: ‘Unconscionable’ case unsolved

    Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, DeWine’s Republican primary opponent in Ohio’s governor race, criticized the former Greene County prosecutor’s handling of the case, which she called “a terrible tragedy for an entire family and community.”

    Taylor said BCI “is failing on many fronts,” citing a Dayton Daily News investigation last month examining the drug testing backlog at the agency’s lab, an issue unrelated to the Pike County deaths. A spokesman for BCI defended DeWine’s leadership at the agency, calling Taylor’s criticisms “another mistruth.”

    “While I’m certain that law enforcement officers on the ground are working hard to solve this case, I’m concerned about the leadership coming out of the Attorney General’s office,” Taylor said in an email. “When this horrific crime was committed in Pike County, there was Mike DeWine in front of the cameras acting like real police, but two years in it is unconscionable that justice has yet to be served.”

    DeWine campaign spokesman Ryan Stubenrauch said Taylor “should be ashamed.”

    “Attempting to use one of the worst mass murders in Ohio’s history as a political attack while the case remains under investigation is horribly disrespectful to the victims, their families and to the law enforcement officers who are working hard to bring those responsible for this heinous crime to justice,” he said.

    CONTINUING COVERAGE

    In more than a dozen trips to Pike County during the past two years, Dayton Daily News reporters and photographers have followed the murders from the crime scenes, courthouse and Statehouse. The newspaper’s coverage of Ohio’s largest criminal investigation in history is made possible by your subscription.

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    Sheriff: 5 in custody after cruiser rammed in Harrison Twp.

    Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 12:04 PM
    Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:03 PM

    Police activity Philadelphia

    UPDATE @ 4:04 p.m.:

    Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer said five people are in custody after a sheriff’s deputy’s cruiser was rammed in the parking lot of the Valero gas station.

    UPDATE @ 3 p.m.: 

    A Montgomery County Sheriff’s Cruiser was rammed by a stolen car in the parking lot of a Valero gas station in Harrison Twp. Monday, according to deputies. 

    Deputies approached the stolen vehicle that was parked in the lot of the Valero gas station at 2800 Philadelphia Drive, according to a media release from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. 

    “As deputies approached the vehicle, the driver of the vehicle noticed the deputies, re-entered (the) vehicle and fled the area. In fleeing the area, the driver of the vehicle struck a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle,” deputies said the in the release. 

    There were no injuries initially reported, according to emergency scanner traffic. 

    Our crew on the scene observed two people detained at the scene and placed in the back of cruisers. 

    No other details were provided by investigators. 

    FIRST REPORT

    An officer’s cruiser was reportedly struck by a vehicle on Philadelphia Drive this afternoon, according to initial reports.

    The incident was reported around noon.

    We’re working to learn more.

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