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Published: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 10:16 AM
MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Authorities in Montgomery County are looking for a man with dreadlocks, who they say has been involved in multiple Dollar General and other business robberies recently.
Suspect descriptions in at least five local cases match the man deputies said they are asking for help identifying
The most recent robberies the suspect may be responsible for happened Tuesday at the Dollar General on North Main Street in Clayton and the Dollar General on South Gettysburg Avenue in Dayton.
A suspect with the same description also hit the North Gettysburg Avenue Dollar General on Dec. 30 and a Dayton Sunoco and Dayton Walgreens on Dec. 17.
Deputies said it’s possible a silver or grey four-door vehicle could be involved and that more than one suspect may be working together, however they said those reports are unconfirmed.
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 6:03 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:03 PM
FAIRBORN — UPDATE @ 7:02 p.m.: Crews tell us they don’t know what caused the fire in prairie grass at Community Park that burned an area approximately 100 yards by 100 yards.
There were no injuries, officials said.
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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Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:24 PM
DAYTON — A MetroParks ranger was giving a man a ticket involving an alcohol violation Thursday afternoon when the man took a swing at the officer.
That resulted in the man's arrest, according to a MetroParks sergeant.
The incident, dispatched about 6:16 p.m., occurred in the 100 block of Monument Avenue at RiverScape MetroPark.
No one was injured.
The man will be charged with the alcohol offense as trespassing and assault on a law enforcement officer. He was taken to the Montgomery County Jail.
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 3:08 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 3:51 PM
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.
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
DAYTON — 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.
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.
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.