Murder charges approved for father accused in son’s homicide

Published: Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 8:45 AM
Updated: Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

Man in jail accused of killing his own son

UPDATE @ 3:24 p.m. (June 13):

Aggravated murder, murder and tampering with evidence charges were approved today for Gabriel Schaaf, who is accused of killing his son Jonathan Schaaf last December, according to the Preble County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATE @ 2 p.m.:

A father in jail accused of killing his son in December told detectives he used a hatchet to kill him during an altercation, according to court records.

According to a search warrant affidavit, deputies returned to the home of Gabriel Schaaf, 58, on Thursday for a follow-up interview in the killing of Jonathan Schaaf.

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Deputies had considered Gabriel Schaaf the prime suspect, according to the affidavit.

DNA results revealed investigators found DNA from Gabriel Schaaf under the fingernails of Jonathan Schaaf, according to the court documents.

Deputies in Preble County have released a 911 call after a man called in late December 2016 and said he found his son dead inside their house. However, that caller, Gabriel Schaaf was just arrested in connection with his son's death.

Gabriel Schaaf also said that Jonathan Schaaf was holding a Mauser rifle when he was killed, according to the document.

UPDATE @ 11:20 a.m. 

A Preble County father has been arrested and charged in in connection to the death of his son in December 2016. 

Deputies said 58-year-old Gabriel Schaaf was interviewed and arrested Thursday. He is accused of killing his son, Jonathan Schaaf, according to the Preble County Sheriff’s Office. 

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Investigators said on Dec. 27, 2016, Gabriel Schaaf called 911 and said he found his son Jonathan Schaaf dead inside their home in the 3900 block of Sonora Road.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office determined Jonathan Schaaf’s cause of death to be multiple sharp and blunt force injuries, deputies said.

“Over the course of nearly six months, investigators have continued their investigation and processed numerous pieces of evidence through the Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab in Dayton,” Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson said. 

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Gabriel Schaaf remains booked without bond in the Preble County Jail on suspicion of murder.

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FIRST REPORT

Preble County deputies have arrested a man on the same road where his son was killed in December, according to jail records.

Gabriel Schaaf was arrested in the 3900 block of Sonora Road Thursday evening, the same location of the December homicide, and is booked on a preliminary charge of murder, jail records indicate.

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On Dec. 27, Jonathan Schaaf was found dead by his father, who identified himself as Gabriel Schaaf in a 911 call, in their home in the 3900 block of Sonora Road and his death had been ruled a homicide.

According to a search warrant affidavit, deputies had responded to the Schaaf residence “approximately two to three times in reference to domestic violence calls between Mr. Gabriel R. Schaaf and Jonathan Schaaf.”

Deputies said the two men are known to get highly intoxicated and have made threats of killing one another, the affidavit read.

The cause and manner of Jonathan Schaaf’s death were not immediately released.

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ATV crash in Clark County sends man, child to area hospitals

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 3:58 PM



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A man and child were taken to area hospitals Sunday afternoon following an ATV rollover crash.

The crash was reported around 2:20 p.m. in the 4600 block of New Carlisle Pike, west of Springfield.

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A man was taken to Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, and a child was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening, according to crews on the scene.

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Dayton duplex fire considered suspicious, officials say

Published: Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 12:21 AM
Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 1:35 AM

SCENE: Crews respond to fire on Kammer Avenue in Dayton

UPDATE @ 1:45 a.m: The fire that occurred at a duplex on Kammer Avenue Monday morning is being investigated as suspicious, Dayton fire officials say.

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Crews responded to the structure fire in the 300 block around 12:20 a.m. with heavy fire coming from the first floor. 

The residence where the fire occurred was occupied by two adults and two children who were all able to escape unharmed. There was no one inside the adjacent residence. 

There are no exact damage estimates, but the fire did expose to other parts of the duplex, according to officials.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

INITIAL REPORT

Officials are responding to Kammer Avenue on reports of a structure fire that occurred early Monday morning. 

Crews were dispatched to the residence in the 300 block around 12:20 a.m. on reports of a working fire, per initial reports.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will continue to update this story with additional details. 

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Arlington Road between Pleasant Plain and Upper Lewisburg Salem Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE, March 5 - Sept. 30. All ramps for I-70 will remain open. 
  • Airport Access Road South between US 40 and I-70, Lane closure May 8 - 31. One southbound lane will remain open.
  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • 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.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west, RAMP CLOSURE, March 12 - Sept. 30. The official detour is: I-75 north to US 35 east to Jefferson/Main Street to Ludlow Street to US 35 west. 
  • I-75 between SR 48 and Needmore Road, Nightly lane closures April 29 - July 31 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Will become double lane closures at 10 p.m. 
  • SR 4 between Infirmary Road and Frytown Road, ROAD CLOSURE April 23 - June 3. The official detour is: SR 725 to I-75 to SR 4
  • SR 48 between First Street and Riverdale Street, Lane closure April 2, 2018 - April 1, 2019. One lane will remain open in each direction.

GREENE COUNTY

  • State Route 235 between Dayton Yellow Springs and Enon Roads, ROAD CLOSURE for six months. The official detour is U.S. 68, West Hyde, and West Enon Roads.
  • Trebein Road from U.S. 35, Lane restrictions April 16 - August, 2018 for construction of a right turn lane. One lane will remain maintained at all times with flagging operations. 

WARREN COUNTY

MIAMI COUNTY

  • N. Market Street between Foss Way/Kirk Lane and Stonyridge Avenue, ROAD CLOSURE March 5 at 7 a.m. - Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. 
  • SR 721 between Sugar Grove Road and Deeter Road, ROAD CLOSURE May 7 - 28. The official detour is SR 721 to SR 718 to SR 48 to US 36 to SR 721
  • US 36 westbound between Scott Drive and Kienle Drive, Lane closure March 26 - June 30. One westbound lane will remain open. 
  • US 36 between Scott Drive and Aerovent Drive, Lane closure April 26 - August 31. 

DARKE COUNTY

  • SR 705 between Groff Road and US 127, ROAD CLOSURE May 14 - 28. The official detour is: US 127 to SR 119 to SR 118
  • US 36/US 127 between Hogpath Road and Horatio- Harris Creek Road, Daily lane closures April 30 - August 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sweitzer Street/West Fourth Street between Pine Street and Sycamore Street, ROAD CLOSURE May 21 - 31. The official detour is: Pine Street to Washington Avenue to Broadway 

MERCER COUNTY

  • SR 117 between US 127 and SR 116, Daily lane closures April 23 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
  • SR 49 between Menchhofer Road and SR 219, ROAD CLOSURE April 16 - 30. The official detour is: SR 29 to SR 118 to SR 219
  • SR 29 between Wabash Road and Burrville Road, BRIDGE CLOSURE May 24 - June 13. The official detour is SR 49 to SR 219 to SR 118.

SHELBY COUNTY

  • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 
  • SR 274 between Shroyer Road and Island Avenue, Lane closure April 9 - June 9. One lane will remain open in each direction. 

CLARK COUNTY

  • I-70 east Ramp to I-675 north, RAMP CLOSURE March 15 - Aug. 15. The official detour is: I-70 east to I-675 south to SR 444 to I-675 north
  • Spangler Road south between Restoration Drive and I-70, Traffic pattern switch March 26 - August 15. Southbound Spangler Road traffic going to I-675 south and I-70 east will be moved to northbound side of I-675. Traffic will then be redirected to the southbound side of I-675 after passing over I-70. 

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

  • Upper Valley Pike between State Route 296 and Lippincott Road, ROAD CLOSURE, starting April 16 for approximately four weeks.

LOGAN COUNTY

  • SR 274 between Morris Rose Road and SR 235, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. 5 p.m. 
  • SR 235 between SR 720 and SR 117, Daily lane closures May 1 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • SR 68 between SR 508 and Gunn Town Road, Daily lane closures April 23 - June 29 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

AUGLAIZE COUNTY

  • SR 501 between Infirmary Road and National Road, daily lane closures April 30 - June 1 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
  • US 33 between SR 29 and I-75, Daily lane closures March 26 - July 31 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction. 

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Crews respond to stabbing reported on Ferguson Ave. in Dayton

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 11:12 PM

Stabbing reported in Dayton

Crews are on scene of a reported stabbing that occurred on Ferguson Avenue late Sunday night.

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Initial reports indicate officials responded to the incident in the 900 block around 11 p.m. 

We’re working to learn more details and will continue to update this story. 

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